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ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lips J.I.C Lights Out Salt

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lips J.I.C Lights Out Salt

ColourPop are on fire the past few months! I think I have done around five orders with them in the past few months... oops. Even though ColourPop ship to the UK the shipping costs are high and alot of people are getting customs charges so I have stuck to using Shipito as shipping is cheap, arrives quickly and I don't get customs. ColourPop's latest release is some new Metallic Liquid Lipsticks, they originally released four dark shades which I didn't get as I knew they wouldn't suit me but then they go and release four lighter shades.. BAM!

Makeup Geek Starter Kit + Swatches

Monday, August 29, 2016
Makeup Geek Eye Shadows Review and Swatches
A while ago I filled my Large Z Palette full with Makeup Geek Eyeshadows and I still want to buy more! Makeup Geek have a wide range of shadows and different finishes which can make it hard knowing where to start. I thought I would share my top picks for your Makeup Geek Starter Kit. I have include different types of shadows that I think would work well and in a wide range of looks. 

Base & Transition Shades
Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean Purely Naked Beaches and Cream Swatches

Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean Purely Naked Beaches and Cream Swatches


Vanilla Bean | Matte | Perfect as a base shade. I always find applying a base shade helps the pigment of other shadows show up better. 

Purely Naked | Matte | As you can see I will need to buy another soon! It is a light brown that works magic as a transition shade. I use this in nearly every look.

Beaches & Cream | Matte | A peach toned shade that I usually apply as a transition shade before Purely Naked then those two shades blend beautifully together. 

Outer Corner & Crease Shades
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Desert Sands Brownie Points

Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Desert Sands Brownie Points Swatches

Cocoa Bear | Matte | This is a red toned brown quite like a brick kind of colour. I didn't think I would get much use of this at first as it looked so dark but I use it all the time. As it is a red tone brown it works with neutral looks or more glam bronze/gold eye looks. It looks gorgeous on the outer corner or to deepen up the crease.

Desert Sands | Matte | This shade looks scary and again I bought it then thought I wouldn't use it but I use this so much. It is a mustard colour but looks gorgeous on. I use this along with Purely Naked and Cocoa Bear in the crease. I also love using this shade when I do a khaki type eye look. 

Brownie Points | Matte | In the swatch this doesn't look as good as it is! For some reason this shade doesn't swatch as well as the other but when used with a brush it works perfectly. It is a deep purple toned brown that looks gorgeous with most eye looks! 

The Shimmers 
Makeup Geek Homecoming Cosmopolitan Shimma Shimma

Makeup Geek Homecoming Cosmopolitan Shimma Shimma Swatches

Homecoming | Shimmer | This shade is very much like MAC Woodwinked, it is a lovely shimmery brown. I love applying this all over the lid, it looks gorgeous with Purely Naked and Cocoa Bear or even Brownie Points. 

Cosmopolitan | Shimmer | One of my favourites. It is a peach toned shimmer with a hint of pink. It looks so pretty all over the lid without being in your face. I personally love this all over the lid with Mango Tango in the crease (see my swatch on Mango Tango in my Full Makeup Collection Post HERE)

Shimma Shimma | Shimmer | The name says it all! This is such a multi tasking shadow as it looks lovely all over the lid or I use it mainly on my brow bone as a highlight and the inner corners of my eyes. 

There you have it my Makeup Geek Starter Kit. If you want to see my full post on all my Makeup Geek Eye Shadows with Swatches including the Makeup Geek Duo Chromes, Foiled, Matte and Shimmers CLICK HERE

You can buy Makeup Geek from Beauty Bay in the UK or the Makeup Geek Official Website now ships internationally.

2500 Follower ColourPop Giveaway NOW CLOSED

Friday, August 26, 2016
ColourPop Alyssa, ColourPop Weho, ColourPop Cookie

I reached 2500 followers on Bloglovin last week and I decided a while ago I would do a ColourPop Giveaway for it. I have just received another two parcels from ColourPop including the Metallic Liquid Lipsticks and the Ultra Glossy ones, reviews coming soon! I know ColourPop do now ship to the UK but the minimum postage cost is $25 and most people are getting hit with custom charges on top of that! I still go through Shipito as it works out much cheaper and I get no customs. 

New Release | Crown Brush Pro Brushes Review*

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Crown Brush Pro Brushes

Crown Brush are at it again with a new range of brushes. They have just released the Pro Brush Range which includes 30 brushes! I was lucky enough to receive five of them to try out. When I was looking online there were two I really liked the look of so I was excited when I saw they were two of the ones that arrived. All Crown Brushes I have previously used have been amazing quality so I was intrigued to see how these Pro Brushes would compare.

Real vs Fake #2 | MAC Lipstick Real or Fake?

Monday, August 22, 2016
MAC Honeylove Lipstick, How To Spot a Fake MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipsticks are one of the most well known lipsticks out there and because of this you get alot of fakes/replicas. If you read my last Real vs Fake all about the Kylie Cosmetics Lip Products then you will know how I will compare real and fake products and tell you how to spot the fake. Some people are happy buying fake products to use as it is cheaper but some people don't agree with it. I have only purchased the fake items for the purposes of this post series. 

Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray Review

Friday, August 19, 2016
Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray Review

The best product name ever?! Gerard Cosmetics really have pulled it out of the bag with this one, I absolutely love the name Slay All Day Setting Spray, I have to admit that is one reason I was drawn to this product. Go slay gurl! I do love a good setting spray as I use them on a daily basis. I don't why I haven't picked this up sooner. Is it just the name that makes it good or is the product actually worth buying...

NYX Ombre Blushers Mauve Me and Strictly Chic Swatches

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
NYX Ombre Blushers Mauve Me Strictly Chic Review

Since I saw these on Instagram months ago I have been watching the Boots website like a hawk waiting for the NYX Ombre Blushers to be released in the UK. Six shades have been released in the UK but the US have a few more shades. The ombre design is just so pretty, it was so hard to narrow it down to what shades I wanted. NYX are really pulling it out of the bag lately, these blushers are amazing. 

The Blogger Made Me Buy It.. Is It Worth It? #3

Monday, August 15, 2016
Beauty Products Worth The Hype, Beauty Products Not Worth The Hype, Kylie Lip Kits Worth The Hype

You all seemed to really love my other two "The Blogger Made Me Buy It" Posts (links will be at the end of this post) so I thought it was about time I did another. Im not usually one to jump on a bandwagon and buy hyped about products. I tend to search loads of reviews and wait a while and then buy them if im still thinking about them. Most of the time im glad I have got them but sometimes they can be a big disappointment. I have seven products hyped by bloggers but are they really worth it?

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Review and Swatches

Friday, August 12, 2016
 Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks BackTalk Oblivion

Is it possible to fall in love with a lipstick? I think I just have! As soon as I knew Urban Decay were releasing 100 new lipstick shades in different formulas I knew I had to get some. The Urban Decay Vice Lipstick includes six formulas Metallized, Sheer, Sheer Shimmer, Cream, Comfort Matte and Mega Matte. I spent ages googling swatches and shades trying to pick the ones I wanted. I finally narrowed it down to two shades...

KIKO Makeup Haul and Swatches

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
KIKO Makeup Haul and Swatches
It has been a long time since I purchased anything from KIKO so of course I had to make up for it... right? KIKO is one of my favourite brands but with them not having many stores over the UK apart from in the main cities it can be difficult to get there but you can order online but the minimum order is £25 which really isn't that much. I decided to get a few bits and I am so in love. KIKO have some of the most gorgeous packaging. The prices are mainly drugstore but the higher end of drugstore. Im suprised they don't cost alot more as the quality is amazing.

A Nail Subscription Box with NailBox*

NailBox July 2016 Review

You always hear of beauty subscription boxes which I did use to sign up to but then stopped as I kept receiving sample products I wasn't using. You can now get a Nail Subscription Box with NailBox a UK based company. I am obsessed with doing my own nails so this sounded perfect. I got sent the July NailBox and I am over the moon. 

Affordable Hair Products You NEED | Neal and Wolf Hair Care Products Review*

Monday, August 08, 2016
Neal and Wolf Hair Care Products Review
I have finally found a hair brand and products that actually work and leave my hair looking amazing! Im not someone who usually uses alot of hair products but lately my hair has become quite dry and dull and in need of a good haircut. My hair itself is quite healthy but most of the time it just looks dull no matter what I do but not anymore! Neal and Wolf is a hair care brand I hadn't heard of before but as soon as I mentioned it to my mum she knew about them and said how good their products are so of course I was excited to try them and see if they actually worked...


Blog Tips | How Blog Photo's Impact Your Blogs SEO

Friday, August 05, 2016

Blog photo's impact your blog alot more than you think. Most of us get drawn into a blog post by the first photo we see but that isn't all they do. Every blog photo you take and use on your blog impacts your blogs SEO (Search Engine Optimization). For those of you who don't know what SEO is or what it does to your blog, it is basically where your blog gets ranked in the search engine. For example if you type in Google "Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Review and Swatches" your SEO score will determine how high up the list your blog will show. The higher your SEO score the more visitors you will get to your blog. 

ColourPop Lippie Stix Review and Lip Swatches

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
ColourPop Lippie Stix Bound, Friday, Cookie, Oh Snap, Lumiere

I got my first ColourPop Lippie Stix last year and I instantly fell in love. They are some of my favourite lip products ever. Recently ColourPop announced they now ship internationally but I still won't be ordering through them. I am still using Shipito to ship the products as ColourPop's shipping is approximately $25. The cheapest I found was $15 but I only had two items in my basket! The $25 dollars shipping does not include custom charges either so 80% of you will end up getting custom charges once the package is in the UK. When I use Shipito I pay approximately $12-$15 dollars shipping and that includes delivery and damage insurance and I never get customs. So it is still far cheaper to go through a 3rd party shipping company than ColourPop direct. I did a full step by step guide on how to use Shipito HERE

Affordable High Quality Natural Makeup with Benecos*

Benecos Natural Makeup Review and Swatches

A budget friendly brand that provides natural makeup products that are insane quality? Yes it actually exists! Benecos a new brand I have been introduced to and I have to say I am not disappointed. Personally I never really looked at products and thought are they natural or not. Honestly I always thought for some reason that natural ingredient products won't be as good as what other products I buy. I don't know why I thought this and boy was I wrong. 

I recently received this parcel on my doorstep and I wasn't expecting it and at first I was confused as to who sent it. It is so nice to come home to a unexpected parcel especially makeup! All of the items looked very pretty and girly. I was eager to try them all out! Be warned you may fall in love with some of the swatches below!

What's In My Bag Summer Edition

Monday, August 01, 2016
What's In My Bag Summer Edition,
I love being nosey and seeing what people have in their bags, mine always start off with just a few items then end up full of wrappers and receipts! Lately our Summer hasn't been great but we have had the odd few days of lovely weather so I have needed a few essentials in my bag. I'll leave you to go have a nosey through my bag...