Thursday, 31 March 2016

March Favourites and Fails


It's the end of March. Holy shit snacks, because YES ARCHER IS BACK ON! If you don't know what I am talking about, you should it's only the best TV show ever, ignore me and let's jump into my favourites and fails of this past month, most of which you can see above, but my photography skills just aren't that sick, so I have a few more than what you see spread out before you. As always links and prices are included and I encourage you to share your favourites with me as well in the comments. I am anxious to find some good skincare as I am still chopping and changing mine.


Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics 14 Colour Eyeshadow and Highlight Palette ($12.50) Is it just me or are product names just getting ridiculously long now? This palette is something I have been coveting for yonks, as soon as Carli mentioned it on her channel. I wasn't aware BH Cosmetics ship to the UK, but they definitely do and for $5 extra you can't quibble. The palette arrived in no time at all, in perfect condition and I am very impressed with the colours and the pigmentation. At first glance, a lot of the shades look similar but they really aren't. Perfect neutral palette, the eyeshadows and highlight shades are all gorgeous. I wish she had more tutorials up on her channel.


L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation (£8) A foundation I stopped using for a while but recently fell back in like with. I don't love it because the coverage is still underwhelming for me and the shade match is not perfect, a darker shade would be ideal. I am in the shade Honey which is the darkest shade I can find in the UK worryingly, but I can make it work. I like it because it is matte which is my preferred finish, blends easily, lasts for 8 hours and doesn't feel heavy on the skin. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation (£6) If I had to choose between Infallible or Stay Matte I would pick this Rimmel foundation every time. Natural Beige is a good match for my still tanned skin from Thailand. The coverage is insane even with a stippling brush. It costs less than the Infallible Matte foundation and you get more wear out of the product because of its pigmentation. It does feel slightly heavier but if I set my face with  a loose powder then my skin just feels like skin. Plus, it lasts all day.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance (£17) This is my go-to primer, I purchased it on eBay for a lot less than the RRP and I haven't been disappointed. I don't have particularly oily lids so even if I skip eye primer my shadow tends to last until I wash it off, but this product prevents creasing and helps the shadows apply richer and better in my opinion. There are a few other primers I am eager to try, if you have any recommendations or holy grail products let me know in the comments.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) Constantly rave about this concealer and the only reason I am boring you with my deep-seated love for this product, yet again, is because I have been using the shade Fair 1 and not Warm Medium 3, incredibly this kicks ass at highlighting my face. I didn't even notice I had the wrong shade that's how good it looks. I might get the darkest shade Dark 4 for concealing blemishes and just to compare the shade difference.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Travel Size (£8) At a wedding I attended last weekend, my uncle asked me if I was wearing fake lashes and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I was wearing this mascara which packs a curl and honestly does give you bigger, badder and blacker lashes like it claims. I would recommend the travel size because supposedly you're supposed to change your mascara every six weeks anyway. I wear this to work, I wear this to events, weddings, birthday parties. Having a good lash day is inevitable with this mascara and who doesn't want those lashes that look too good to be true?


Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (£34) A good foundation powder can fix the messiest of makeup mistakes. I love this powder because it is lightweight, finely milled and comes with a great sponge. I don't actually like using this as a foundation it just feels too much like makeup on my face which leads to me constantly touching my face and smearing my makeup. Not pretty. As a setting powder it's brilliant. I used it to wipe away my way too heavy "baking" and it fixed my face instantly. Seriously considering, checking out their mineral foundation. 

Collection Barely There Sheer Loose Powder (£3) Just a great, inexpensive loose powder that doesn't leave a white cast even if you "bake" for twenty minutes. When you knock it off your skin feels so soft and smooth, it sets your makeup in place all day keeping the oil at bay. Love.


Collection Lasting Gel Nail Colour in Almost Nude (£2.50) Why do I feel so fancy with basic nude nails? It's just my favourite nail polish, it has the best brush: one swipe covers my whole nail. It dries quickly and is the perfect warm nude that compliments my skin. It is one of those classic colours you can wear all year round with anything at all. A staple. 

Other favourites from this month are the songs It's You by Zayn Malik and Stone by Alessia Cara. My favourite TV show has to be RuPaul's Drag Race and The Simpsons, two shows I will love till the day I die. I have been reading a lot this month and my favourite book thus far has to be Stain by Francette Phal. 

As for my FAILS the last few weeks minus my cousin's wedding and the Alessia Cara concert, thank God the month ended on a high, have been horrendous. I have had work issues, bank issues, people issues and to top it all off hair issues to boot. Don't trust hairdressers, they're the devil. I have been feeling utterly shit and constantly comparing myself to other bloggers and accounts on Instagram and Bloglovin' really doesn't help. I honestly feel I'm lifting myself up out of that crappy mood I was in and really getting back into blogging. I want to write more about what I want to write and not be so consumed with what everyone else is doing. As for beauty products or anything else that failed me this month the Pixi Glow Mud Mineral Mask (£18) isn't rocking my world. I thought I would see such a difference in my skin and it remains the same. Not cool. 

Love ♥
Kiran 

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Sneak Peek | New ABH Liquid Lipsticks Spring Summer 2016















Oh the wonder that is snapchat (username:kirank94), honestly I barely use it except to stalk the people I like, yes I'm looking at you, Nick Bateman, but occasionally you come across some serious beauty gems like The Official Dress Your Face account (aka Tamana) unboixng some brand new Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks. You can see all swatches of the 10 new shades above. I think Ashton is my absolute favourite. Everyone knows these are a cult product and there are some seriously gorgeous shades being released. You can see all the photos and swatches above and here is a fun little video I have made. Apologies for the blurry images, I acted super fast with this one. 


Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. Comment your favourite shade below! Take care.


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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

MAKEUP | COOL TONED MATTE SMOKY EYE



In my last post, I promised to share the makeup I wore to the Alessia Cara concert and here is that promised post. I didn't do anything massively different for my face so we'll gloss over that in this post (if you do want details just ask me in a comment and I'll reply forthwith), for now let's focus on the eyes. I planned to wear a grey dress from Missguided with a metal zip detail so I wanted an eye look to compliment that. For this makeup look, I broke out two of my favourite palettes, The Too Faced Matte Eye palette £22 (on the right - £2.40 per shadow) and Too Faced Naked Eyes palette £26 (on the left - £2.80 per shadow). These are pretty old-school palettes, you can see they have the old cardboard packaging and not the tin packaging that is more popular with their current palettes, but don't be fooled the quality of these shadows are superb and the shade range is perfect for creating a diverse amount of looks. I also think many of the colours you see above are shadows you see in the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette (£38.50 - £3.30 per shadow), so dupe alert, I would still consider Too Faced Cosmetics as high end, but the price comparison is still significant, although you do get more shadows in the Urban Decay palette. 

I primed my eyes with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance (£15), and set it with In the Buff and used a mixture of Pillow Talk and Like a Virgin from the Naked Eye palette as my transition shade, working it into the crease with a fluffy brush. For the main lid colour I chose Pebble (a cool toned grey-blue shade), from the Matte Eye palette and packed this on with a flat brush all over the mobile lid. I really wanted to add some intensity and smokiness so I worked Midnight (a deep matte grey from the matte eye palette) into the outer v of the  eye and a little into the lash line. I then layered Unmentionables (from the Naked Eye palette, which is really just a shimmery version of Midnight) over Pebble to make the colour more intense. Finally, I added Stiletto (a matte black) to the lash line and the outer v making it a real smoky eye., and then used Midnight in the crease to blend out the edges. Velveteen Bunny acted as my brow bone highlight and inner corner highlight. I used Stiletto on a flat brush and pushed it into my top waterline to make my lashes appear thicker. For mascara I used the Urban Decay Perversion mascara, a great mascara to add drama to your lashes which is exactly what you want with a smoky eye. You don't want your lashes to get lost in the smoky haze of your lids. To complete the look, I used Pebble and Midnight on my lower lash line to balance the top and bottom of my eyes. 

I know this is a relatively long post for just the eyes, but smoky eyes can go horribly wrong. For me, it is best to start slow with the less crazy colours and that way you can blend your way through achieving the desired look so your end result is exactly how you want it. I loved the gradient smoky eye I was faced with at the end, and I wish I could have taken a few photos but the ones I did take I somehow deleted to make room for photos of my cousin's wedding (future post alert!). Sorry about it.

I hope you enjoyed this journey into cool toned matte smoky eyes with me, I generally steer away from cool-toned eyeshadows as they aren't really suited to my Indian skin and brown eyes but sometimes when you venture a little out of your comfort zone you can be surprised and pleased by the results. What makeup looks do you tend to steer away from? Let me know in the comments. This makeup lasted all night long, we returned home at midnight and it was still pretty pristine. Thank you for reading, and please take the time to comment. It means the world to me. Take care.

Love ♥
Kiran 
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Alessia Cara Concert | Music



Last Friday, I attended an Alessia Cara concert at the O2 Institute in Birmingham. I first heard of Alessia Cara while I was at work, my manager hates Capital FM with a passion and on her day off my colleagues and I were happily listening to our favourite songs on Capital FM, her song Here played several times and really resonated with me. My friend asked Siri who the artist was, I then proceeded to Google her and eagerly devoured her entire discography. I searched to see if she was coming to the UK and she was! For more details on the concert, her songs and the makeup I decided to rock please keep reading, I included some videos I took as well.

I convinced my sister to go with me as the tickets were reasonably priced and since then I have fallen in love with each and every one of her songs. She has a really beautiful, strong voice with a great tone. I couldn't identify any discrepancies between her singing live and her audio tracks which is a huge selling point. For someone so young to sound so amazing confirms my belief that some people are born with talent and those people are bestowed that gift for a reason. I know it is not anyone's responsibility to be a role model for younger children, but her words and her message were really inspiring. She spoke a little prior to each song explaining the meaning behind them. Scars To Your Beautiful, Seventeen, Four Pink Walls, River of Tears and Stone all had particular significance. Before the concert, Wild Things, Here and River of Tears were my favourite songs, although I really do love them all, but when I left Stone kept playing over and over in my mind. I also love Overdose and Stars which didn't leave much of an impact on me the first time I listened to it. Her opening act was a man called Craig Stickland, who had some great songs too, I remember Be My Queen was a definite crowd pleaser. For videos of Alessia Cara's performances look below:


I recorded the entire performance of River of Tears just because the lyrics and the message are so perfect, you can obviously watch the actual audio on her YouTube channel, click HERE.


Thank you for reading this post, I will be sharing the makeup I wore to this concert in my next post. Please comment and follow my blog if you enjoy my posts, it means a lot and I read all the comments. Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend. Have a lovely week. Take care.

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Kiran 
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Thursday, 24 March 2016

SOPHIA LOREN MAKEUP | HUDA BEAUTY X LISA ELDRIDGE





I am not a fan girl by any means, apart from Zayn Malik (sorry not sorry), but Huda Kattan aka Huda Beauty is simply the most stunning person I have ever seen. All of her features are just so perfect and her videos are informative and funny, she's infinitely watchable. Likewise, Lisa Eldridge is another female whom I consider to be the embodiment of perfection, she applies makeup like no one else and always looks so fresh and polished, I endeavour to be half as effortlessly chic as she is. So you can imagine my excitement when I came across a video of Huda Beauty on Lisa Eldridge's YouTube channel where Lisa created a Sophia Loren inspired look on Huda. The end result is so beautiful that I had to share it immediately and encourage you to follow both of these beauties on all social media, because they are fabulous and makeup is their life. You will learn so much, and you won't regret it. Let me know in the comments who you love following in the beauty world, I love discovering more YouTube channels and even Instagram pages so please share and leave a link to your blog/website/instagram/twitter and I will definitely check it out. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

HUDA BEAUTY:    YOUTUBE   INSTAGRAM   BLOG
LISA ELDRIDGE:    YOUTUBE   INSTAGRAM   BLOG

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Kiran 


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Monday, 21 March 2016

M&S Skincare Haul


I have decided that my skincare routine needs supercharging immediately since my skin has been all over the place as of late. I think a lot of it is rooted in my diet, but Rome wasn't built in a day. So far, I have downloaded a few apps and tried really hard not get sucked in by the delicious Cookies and Cream Kit Kats sitting in the fridge (I lie, I have already eaten two, they were amazing, thank you Jesus). I figure if I start with finding a brilliant skincare routine then the rest will follow. Surprisingly, there are many amazing, cult, skincare products available at Marks and Spencers, not the first place I would look, and I wasted no time whipping out my abused debit card to place an online order, because who actually shops in store anymore? I spent a whopping £53 on four products, three skincare and one makeup item. I break down what I bought below, complete with links, prices and a little information on why I purchased them to put them to test and their claims. 

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser (£18) - this cleanser is supposed to be used as a second cleanse, Caroline Hirons approved, so you remove your makeup first and then go in with this mud cleanser that has received rave reviews and nigh on cult status like many other Pixi products. One of the key reasons I bought this cleanser is the ingredients, for instance, glycolic acid which is used in chemical peels, avacoda and seed oils to nourish the skin and hyaluronic acid that exfoliates the skin. The other reason are the reviews, most people claim to be very happy with the product and consider it comparable to more high-end cleansers. Skin is supposedly softer and brighter after continued use.

Burts Bees Peach and Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub (£11) - as a primarily oily-skinned girl and a lover of matte everything, you know I need a scrub in my skincare routine. Currently, I am trying to lay off on the regular exfoliating because it can irritate acne or any blemishes and actually worsen them in the long run. I am trying to be more gentle and caring towards my skin but a good scrub is essential. This scrub is a "gentle" exfoliator. It is 100% natural ingredients, except I see their is fragrance in their ingredients and that makes me a little sceptical, and cruelty free. It contains salicylic acid which helps remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells. In addition, it is formulated without parabens and sulfates. Hopefully, it will clean and exfoliate the skin without stripping it. 

Pure Instant Radiance Hot Cloth Cleanser (£10) - this purchase was made as a result of the many comparisons to the oh-so-famous Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm that is so cult it is sold on cultbeauty.com. It comes with a muslin cloth and apparently easily removes waterproof eyeliner and mascara. This is a product I will incorporate as a first step cleanse to remove most of the makeup on my face. The reason this haul is so cleaner heavy is simply because I have been two different cleansers and usually have to go in twice with them to remove basic makeup like foundation. I have a feeling because the cleansers are a little old they aren't as potent and effective as they used to be. Alas, patience isn't my strong suit so hopefully a blend of these products will produce a noticeable improvement in my skin and a reduction in the length of my evening skincare routine. 

Rosie for Autograph Liquid Eyeliner in Black (£14) - eyeliner is a bitch I love to hate, it looks phenomenal on everybody else but it takes me three years to apply. This is one of those last minute add-on purchases you make just so you don't have to pay for delivery. The packaging is rose gold and luxurious and lots of reviewers recommend it for beginners. I am waiting for a day when I am feeling adventurous enough to try for a winged liner look but until then this is staying in its pretty black box. The threshold for free delivery in the UK is £50 for M&S in case you were wondering and I bought all of this with my own hard-earned cash and entirely based on my own research. I will always disclose any products, or even promptings, that are given to me, because I like to keep it real like that.

Full, in-depth, individual reviews coming soon, not to worry. Thank you so much for reading this post and any others, if you do, I really appreciate it. Please take the time to comment and follow my blog on bloglovin' because it means a hell of a lot to me. I would love any recommendations you have because I am constantly on the hunt for new products to try. Have a lovely day. Take care. 

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Kiran 
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Palette 2 Rose Gold Edition

Golden Sugar 2 Palette Rose Gold Edition 
Golden Sugar 2 Palette
Golden Sugar 2 Palette Rose Gold Edition (swatches)
Makeup Revolution's much beloved Golden Sugar Ultra Blush palette now has a sister, the Golden Sugar 2 Palette Rose Gold Edition (£6). I possess the original Golden Sugar palette and although I have mentioned it briefly on my blog in a haul and a favourites post, I want to explain how I feel about the first palette. I do like it, but not as a blush palette. In terms of quality, it is not super pigmented and it doesn't last very long on my skin at all. I think it works better as a highlighter or as eyeshadows, I love the coppery shade as an eyeshadow it is stunning and as long as the lid is primed with concealer or some sort of base it should last for most of the day. A lot of the colours are very shimmery and the powders themselves have a lot of fallout, the colours are lovely and for £6 it is not bad at all.

Original Golden Sugar Ultra Blush Palette 
I have a feeling Golden Sugar 2 will be more of the same, this palette looks slightly peachier in tone to me, perfect for summer and as a person who is ridiculously excited about the upcoming Sweet Peach releases from Too Faced, I do love the colour range I see here as well. Like the original palette, the darker shades are more pigmented and I do think these colours would work better as a highlight or to layer on top of your blush, but that is just my personal opinion. I am undecided as to whether I will be buying it at the moment, it doesn't scream Rose Gold to me as the title would suggest, but the colours are nice and summery. What are your thoughts on this palette and the original Golden Sugar Palette too? I do read all the comments and reply when I can., so please share your thoughts below. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you are having a great day. Take care.

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Kiran
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Monday, 14 March 2016

BECCA COSMETICS NEW LUMINOUS BLUSHES


Becca Cosmetics are about to release a new set of blushes inspired by their cult status Shimmering Skin Perfector that everyone is utterly obsessed with. Yes, me too. These blushes fuse the colour payoff of their beautiful Mineral blushes with the intense shine and glow encapsulated by their gorgeous Shimmering Skin Perfectors. These blushes are created so they can be worn alone as a flush of colour and radiance or layered on top of another blush for extra dimension. This makes me think they aren't as pigmented as a stand alone blush would be, but instead is a more buildable formula. There are six altogether from what I have gleaned, two of which are up for sale tomorrow on Sephora (Tigerlily and Snapdragon). The full collection will be available on the 7th April. They will be $34 each. Now, for a breakdown of the colours: Tigerlily (warm, light orange shimmer), Blushed Copper (warm copper with rose gold tones), Snapdragon (pinkish coral shimmer), Dahlia (deep, almost berry pink shimmer), Foxglove (bubblegum pink shimmer, slightly deeper and less girly than Camellia) and Camellia (Barbie pink shimmer). That's all the shades, Thank you for reading this post, I hope you found it helpful, let me know in the comments what colours have caught your eye and whether you plan on buying any. Hope you're having a lovely start to the week. Take care.

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Kiran


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Sunday, 13 March 2016

New Invention | Magic Cosmetix Magic Tips





It's been said over and over again that your fingers are by far your best tools. The heat of your finger/hand warms up the cream product so it applies better when transferred to your face. In addition, because your finger is a part of your body it allows you to have more control and precision with product placement. Never underestimate your own body. As for hygiene, some people don't want to use their fingers, if you're a makeup artist or simply applying makeup on another it is out of the question and that is where this new product comes in. 

Introducing the Magic Cosmetix Magic Tips (£10), patent pending, this new innovation allows you to use your God-given tools without wasting any of the liquid or cream product. The Magic Tips (patent pending) are made of a rubber-like material allowing for smooth, flawless application. You get two in the box as well as a makeup pouch, all for £10, and from what I can tell it is most popularly used for applying concealer, however, these can be used for any liquid or cream product: foundation, blush, contouring, concealing. Absolutely anything. The two rubber "tips" (god that sounds so dirty) are supposed to cover your index and middle finger which are the most commonly used in makeup application, although your ring finger is the gentlest and therefore largely considered the best for applying concealer as it doesn't tug at the eyes, however because the rubber acts as a barrier there should be no tugging with this product as it is essentially a tool. They can also be washed and reused an unlimited amount of times which is fabulous. This is an ideal product for a makeup artist and for anyone who likes to use their fingers but wants a smoother, more professional application. You can watch Isabel Bedoya apply her foundation, concealer and contour with these new tools down below, she, of course, makes it look utterly flawless and gorgeous. I'm tempted. . . 


Let me know in the comments below what you think of this new idea and if you would consider buying it? My only criticisms are I wish you  got more than just two, I think a pack of four so you can have two for each hand makes more sense and that you got them in assorted sizes but as these are still relatively new, who know, they may still expand their product and tweak their design too. Thank you so much for reading, please comment your thoughts about this product and follow my blog. It means the world to me as I blog in pretty much all my spare time, which isn't a lot. Take care. 

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Kiran 

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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches




Tarte's newest eyeshadow palette Rainforest of the Sea ($34/£30) at first glance looks to die for, as someone with quite warm skin, shimmery browns, bronzes and golds are my go-to shades for everyday wear. They look the prettiest and compliment my brown eyes and skin. However, I have been reading reviews because Tarte can be hit or miss with their palettes, so for a more in-depth look, swatches, opinions and pros and cons, please keep reading.

COLOURS
Sand (ivory) satin
Mermaid (gold) frosted sheen
Seashell (pink) frost
Wave (slate) frost
Abyss (dark brown) satin sheen
Reef (copper) pearly sheen
Starfish (bronze) frosted finish
Cove (tan) satin


The swatches above make it clear that this is definitely a neutral palette, there are some nice pops of brighter colours with Seashell and Wave, the pigmentation and texture looks really nice. The darker shades seem to have more colour payoff, but they all swatch well and look beautiful. The colours are all really lovely and you could create so many looks with just this palette. In this palette you get two matters (Cove and Seashell) and six shimmers. Starfish, that deep gorgeous gold is everything.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette
PACKAGING
Tarte packaging is always pretty fantastic, for their Rainforest of the Sea collection (called that because everything in this range, yes even the eye shadows, are super hydrating) they have opted for a lighter, almost lilac, shade of their trademark purple integrate with a beautiful sky blue. I would like a more oceanic blue shade to be a key feature of the packaging as this doesn't really scream SEA to me. Either way, it is still beautiful but they could have done better, in my opinion.

PRICE
$34 or £30 for 8 shadows (each 0.05 ounces).
That is $4.25/£3.75 per shadow. Not bad value at all, to put it in perspective the Manny MUA Makeup Geek Palette is $5 per shadow, and Makeup Geek in general is marketed as a much more "affordable" brand for products. 

OVERALL 4/5
Opinions have been mixed for this palette, as a neutral palette it is gorgeous and the shadows are creamy, pigmented and blendable. Although, I have seen a lot of photos where the colours look a little too similar. Would I say it's a nice palette? Yes. Would I buy it? No. It's just not enough, although the colours are beautiful and the quality of the shadows are up there, only one or two really stand out for me. There's nothing truly unique or special about these eye shadows, you could find dupes everywhere. If it was on sale, I think I would snatch this palette up as it is convenient to have so many neutral shades in one palette, I just don't think it's worth £30, I would rather save my money and splurge on Natasha Denona's palettes, but that is just me. It loses a point for the generic nature of the shadows and the packaging, I would really like to have seen a deep, eye-catching blue. 

Let me know what you think of the Rainforest of the Sea Pallete in the comments below, and don't forget to follow my blog it means a lot to me. Hope you are all having a great weekend. Take care.

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Kiran 

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Friday, 11 March 2016

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Dupe £3

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze (credit: missnattysbeautydiary.com)
Swatches Bobbi Brown in Bronze (image credit: www.bbeautilicious.com)
Makep Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick in Rose Gold
17 Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks in Bronze Glow and Pink Glow (L-R) image: +llymlrs 
The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (£33) is possibly one of the most beautiful beauty products of all time, they are, in fact, beyond merely beautiful and my favourite of them all is Bronze. It is the ultimate multi-purpose product, the gorgeous neutral shimmers that range from a pale champagne to a beautiful warm bronze are the perfect array of colours for everyday glowy gorgeousness. You can use these shades as a bronzer, blush, highlight, individual eye shadows, the shades are basically so stunning they would look fabulous anywhere on your face or body. You can see from the swatches how divine the colours are, however, there is a downside to this unbelievable beauty product, and that is the price. £33! Daylight robbery, although if you have it I would highly recommend purchasing one of the shimmer bricks because even with daily use they last forever, are highly pigmented and Bobbi did such an amazing job with the shades. But fear not, if you don't want to splash the cash you don't have to, because Makeup Revolution have come through with a fantastic dupe for the shimmer bricks that is just £3! Which means you save £30. Their Vivid Shimmer Brick in Rose Gold (£3) is a spot on duplicate of the Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick. They could be twins, that is how serious it is. Another alternative to Bobbi Brown's original shimmer brick are the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks (£5) these are slightly more expensive than Makeup Revolution's with an extra £2 on their £3 Rose Gold Vivid Shimmer Brick. Seventeen have two shimmer bricks one called Pink Glow which would be ideal for those with  fairer skin tones and Bronze Glow that could really work with any skin tone. I think they are all gorgeous, what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below, you know I love to read them. Don't forget to follow my blog. Take care. 

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Kiran 
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Thursday, 10 March 2016

TOO FACED SWEET PEACH PALETTE | COMING MAY 2016 UK


Too Faced just posted on their Instagram about their new Limited Edition Sweet Peach Palette. 18 shades of yummy coral, pink, summery goodness. I am so excited for this palette that will launch on their website on March 17th, which is a lot sooner than originally thought. I did not know this was going to be limited edition, which is annoying, but the shades look lovely. It has some beautiful purples, peaches and pinks. I really like the look of the shades Luscious and Talk Derby To Me. Peach Pit and Delectable look really nice also. Let me know in the comments if you are as eager as I am to get your hands on this stunning palette. Thank you for reading, please comment and follow, you know it means the world to me. As always, take care.

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Kiran 


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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Huda Beauty Lip Contours | First Look




The eternally fabulous Huda Kattan (aka Huda Beauty) is about to release her latest set of products: the hotly anticipated Lip Contours. At first glance, they look just like an ordinary MAC lip liner but don't be fooled. These Lip Contours go on very opaque and completely matte, plus they do not transfer. They are the perfect blend of liquid lipsticks and lip liners. Plus when applied properly (i.e. outline the lip first then shade in the centre) they do seem to make the lips appear slightly fuller and more voluptuous. For lip swatches of all nine shades please see below:










All these shots are taken from the video below, one of my favourite makeup artists Nazan Asghar did a full video on these Huda Beauty Lip Contours. She shows you how she applies them and talks through the shades as well if you are interested in watching that video, just press play below:


I would love to hear what your favourite shade is of all the colours you've seen so far. I am torn between Trendsetter and Famous. I think they are all gorgeous shades and would be so flattering on so many skin tones. Video Star is a little too bright and too pink for my liking, but I do know so many people who would just go bananas over that shade. Don't forget to follow my blog, I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. Hope you are well. Take care.

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Kiran 
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