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2.26.2017

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | TOOFACED PEACH PALETTE

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I bring you a first impressions of a beauty product that is currently taking the community by storm; TooFaced's Peach Palette. I was gifted this palette by my beautiful friend Heather (I know, what a great friend right?) and since receiving it, I have absolutely fallen in love with it.


This particular palette was actually released back in early 2016 and was re-released later that year in December. This re-release was when the palette and it's subsequent collection really took off in the beauty community and created a huge buzz. As mentioned, with the palette's release, a whole collection of other products were created too included blushes, a glow palette and lip oils. 

Palette Overview

The palette contains 18 shades ranging from matte finishes to satin and metallic. There's a huge variety in colours within these shades too - all of which though are of course on the warmer side to fit into the overall peach theme. TooFaced say this about it:

Be sweet as a peach with these fresh-picked shades infused with the juicy scent and antioxidant-rich essence of peach. Create endless looks with 18 shades of peachy pinks, corals, bronzes, and pops of purples that will have you looking summer-fresh year-round. Includes our signature Glamour Guide with three looks to get your started.
So, the shades themselves are as follows:


Row 1:
White Peach: Matte. Light beige, yellow undertones. 
Luscious: Metallic. Medium golden brown, copper undertones.
Just Peachy: Satin. Bright, medium pink w/ gold undertones.
Bless Her Heart: Muted olive green w/ warm undertones.
Tempting: Strong deep brown w/ a black base.
Charmed I'm Sure: Matte. Medium-dark brown.


Row 2:
Nectar: Shimmer / frost. Light-medium yellow.
Cobbler: Satin. Medium brown w/ red undertones.
Candied Peach: Matte. Bright, medium coral. 
Bellini: Muted rose gold w/ a pink base.
Peach Pit: Deep brown.
Delectable: Matte w/ micro sparkle. Medium-dark plum. 


 Row 3:
 Peaches N' Cream: Matte. Light-medium yellowed peach. 
Georgia: Matte. Muted medium coral.
Caramelized: Medium, golden bronze.
Puree: Medium dark brown w/ caramel undertones.
Summer Yum: Matte. Dark, red brown.
Talk Derby To Me: Deep, blackened purple. 

Initial Thoughts:

My overall opinions on this palette are very positive. Whilst at first I didn't really get the hype surrounding this palette, since receiving and using it, I already know it's going to be one of my all time favourites. The colour collection is so versatile - there's a look for any occasion within it and you can easily go from natural to glamourous. As with most TooFaced shadows, I find these shades to be pigmented, buttery and easily bendable - they do work best with a primer and certain colours reach their full potential on a white base. As a girl with a warmer skin tone, I love how these colours look on me and I find them really flattering and wearable. If you're a TooFaced fan or just looking for a new eyeshadow palette to add to your collection, I think this is one you should definitely consider. And yes, it totally smells of peach!

You can get this palette in the UK from Debenhams or the TooFaced website, it retails at £39.00.

Do you have this palette / do you plan on getting it? What are your thoughts on it?

2.21.2017

FOTD | Just Peachy

Hey! Today's post is another face of the day - this time featuring my current makeup obsession; the TooFaced Peach Palette. I was gifted this palette by my beautiful friend Heather and I have to say it's easily one of the best palettes I have ever owned. The colours for me are so flattering and so versatile and they really work well for my skin tone and eye colours - I think as a palette it's also one that can work for a lot of other people as well. Look out for a first impressions / review of this palette later on as well in another blog post!


So as this is of course a Peach Palette, it's safe to say that the peachy shimmers and browns have been my go to lately. I went for a smokey look with the matte browns and then added a pop of peachy shimmer to the center of the lids for a beautiful glow. I wanted to make the main focus in this look the eyes so opted for a peachy blush and pink lip to really compliment the shades on my eyes. As always, I need my fix of highlight so I went all out with Becca's Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector on the high points of my face.

I adore this look and have been wearing pretty routinely for the past 2-3 weeks. I've had lots of compliments specifically on the eyes so it's safe to say that the Peach Palette is a winner for me!

THE LOOK:

FACE

Benefit That Gal Primer
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation | Vanilla
Pixi Peach Corrector Concealer
Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed | Moonstone
Rommel Match Perfection Loose Powder
Urban Decay De-Slick

EYES

TooFaced Shadow Insurance Primer
TooFaced Peach Palette
Still Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
MAC Gigablack Lash Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Brow Pencil | Soft Brown
Benefit Gimme Brow | No. 3

LIPS

NYX Matte Lipstick | Tea Rose
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner | East End Snob


2.15.2017

LUSH FOCUS | MAGIC WAND

Hey guys! Today's post is yet another Lush focus in which I review a specific goodie from Lush and tell you all about it. On the blog today is Magic Wand - a reusable, candy scented Christmas bubble bar, enjoy!


Here's what Lush has to say about this product:
Conjure up candy suds. Close your eyes, swish your Magic Wand in the tub as it fills, and your wish for mounds of sweet cotton candy-scented bubbles will be granted! There’s enough magic in this wand for several baths full of candy-scented bubbles and sweet pink waters, so pop it on the side of your tub for the next time you need a magical bathtime escape.

As the description states, Magic Wand is a reusable bubble bar - the bubbles themselves are created by swishing the bubble bar in running water until satisfied. The scent of the bar is much like that of the much loved Snow Fairy and this factor definitely makes it one of my favourite Christmas products from Lush. I'd say you can get around 3-5 baths from it making it also one of most cost effective bubble bars in the range which is always something that I look for!

The design of this bubble bar is also super cute with the glitter coating and the pretty little silver bow wrapped around the handle with a bell attached - it's festive yet still girly and cute which I love!

2.13.2017

#FOTD | Lady Danger

Hey everyone, happy Monday! Today I have a face of the day post for you featuring the makeup look below. I decided to go for something simple yet with a pop of colour in the form of a bright lipstick - my favourite.


The lipstick I'm wearing is MAC's Lady Danger - a beautiful, orange based red with a matte finish. I'm in love with this colour and when wearing it, I received lots of compliments - it's certainly a striking colour that's bound to get attention. I teamed this red with a subtle, softly smoked out eye with plenty of mascara - this is my favourite way to wear a red (other than with a classic cat eyeliner of course). To match the orange base of the red, I went for a soft peach blush and as usual, plenty of highlight for that must have glow.

THE PRODUCTS

FACE

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation | Ivory Beige
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer | Light
Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder | Translucent 
Milani Baked Blush | Luminous
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed | Moonstone
NYX Blush | Taupe
Benefit Bronzer | Hoola
Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

EYES

TooFaced Shadow Insurance Eyelid Primer
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Still Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz | Soft Brown
Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara | Dark Brown

LIPS

MAC Lipstick | Lady Danger

2.06.2017

LUSH FOCUS | THE COMFORTER

Happy Wednesday! I hope you guys are all having a wonderful week so far! Today's post is going to be a continuation of my Lush series in which I focus on a particular product from them and give you a short and sweet review - today we're looking at an old favourite: The Comforter bubble bar!


A berry scented supersize bubble bar, this is what Lush themselves say about The Comforter:

Sometimes you just need to shut yourself off from the outside world under a blanket of fruity foam that will put you back in the right frame of mind to face the world. This bar is supersized, so you’ll only need to crumble half a bar under your tap to make enough bubbles for a long, comforting soak. Cassis absolute gives a distinctive blackcurrant fragrance, while bergamot adds an uplifting note.

Ingredients:

    • Sodium Bicarbonate
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    • Cream of Tartar
    •  
    • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
    •  
    • Lauryl Betaine
    •  
    • Perfume
    •  
    • Titanium Dioxide
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    • Bergamot Oil
    •  
    • Cassis Absolute
    •  
    • Cypress Oil
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    • *Limonene
    •  
    • *Linalool
    •  
    • Colour 45410
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    • Colour 17200
    *occurs naturally in essential oils.
This is easily one of my favourite bubble bars from Lush. The reason for this is not only does it smell great, but it lasts too. Due to the sheer size of this bar, you can easily get anything from 4-8 baths out of it if you break up the bar and use it piece by piece. This is my favourite way to use The Comforter because it's formula is so concentred that even using a piece of it still allows you to get amazing bubbles! The scent is gentle yet still really pleasant - it has a subtle but sweet blackcurrant scent which I personally really enjoy. In terms of it's ingredients, I wouldn't really say this bubble bar is overly moisturising but it certainly doesn't dry out the skin either - for that reason you would want to moisturise your skin afterwards. Overall, I think this bubble bar is one that you definitely need to try and it's easily one of the best priced products that Lush sell. The Comforter is available all year round and it retails for for £4.95!

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