Monday, 17 November 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hill Tamanna Palette

Left to Right - Custom, Gilded, Venezia, Blush, Fresh
Left to Right - Noir, China Rose, Chocolate, Bengal, Sangria
After months of watching beauty bloggers on youtube raving about any Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows, when i saw this palette on Sephora, i knew i had to have it. Firstly, the colours are so pigmented and creamy, it is almost unbelievable, i feel like they put any other eyeshadow to shade. I really wanted the Maya Mia palette, but after it had sold out i settled with this one and i am so glad that i have done. 

This is my 3rd product from Anastasia Beverly Hills and so far, i haven't been anyway near the unimpressed stage. When i first got this, i was a bit sceptical, but after playing around with the eyeshadows, i was thoroughly impressed. The palette itself is limited edition and it was around $35. I don't think that you can actually get it anymore as i bought this back early October time. These are without a doubt the best eyeshadows that i currently own. when it comes to palettes, i don't tend to stick to just one for a long time, i normally try it out for a week and then completely forget about it. However, this has a safe space in my makeup bag for a good time as i think its the perfect everyday palette. I go mediocre on my eyes in the days, i like them to be a little dark and smokey and this palette provides the perfect shades to do so. I have filmed a look with these palette which will be up tomorrow, so that will be on my YouTube channel if you want to check it out!

Overall, i love this palette. I don't have any words that will express my love for it. It is annoying that its limited edition but some of the shades my be in their individual collection when they are realised and i think its safe to say, i will be purchasing a few or a lot! Thank you for reading and if you haven't already check out my giveaway below!! Zx

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon

Ever since Charlotte Tilbury was featured on one of Lisa Eldriges' video, i have been so intrigued with her job and looked up to her as a role model. saying that without sounding weird isn't easy. I have always been into makeup and wanting to become a makeup artist is still a dream of mine, but just on hiatus at the moment. When i heard she was going to be releasing her own makeup line, i was so excited to see what it included. I knew the packaging would be exquisite and the products themselves would be dreamy. I have picked up a couple of items from her line know and am seriously impressed.

The colour chameleon sticks were the first thing on my list as well as the while line. The idea of having a colour to suit your eye colour is amazing and such a clever and original idea. I went for the shade Amber Haze. Having dark brown eyes, it is really hard to bring my eye colour out with eyeshadows. I like to use this on days when i just want a simple wash of colour on my eyes. It is super creamy and pigmented that it lasts for a good 8 hours whilst I'm out at work. The colour is beautiful and it really brings out the brown in my eyes. The price of these are £19 which to some may be pretty expensive, but considering the quality of the whole Charlotte Tilbury range, i am willing to pay for a product that is of this high quality. 

Overall i am seriously impressed and will be continuing to purchase products from the Charlotte Tilbury makeup line. I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading!

Zoe x

p.s. check out my Zoeva giveaway, its down below....

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Zoeva Brushes and Giveaway

Over the past few months or so Zoeva has become a very popular brand to most people within the beauty blogging world. If you haven't heard of Zoeva then you really must have been living under a pretty big rock. After hearing so much about them and being a bit of a makeup brush fanatic, I decided thati just had to treat my self to some of their sets and also an individual brush. 

First up we have a brush i have seen wondering all over the internet. The Luxe Highlighter brush looks like to softest brush I've ever seen and it certainly it. Annoyingly it didn't come in any of the sets that i wanted, so i did have to buy it on its own, but it is still worth the €12.80. I love using this brush for contour, powder, setting concealer, foundation and of course highlighting. I think its the perfect multi task brush, that can be used for anything. 

As a big lover of eye brushes, but not actually owning many i thought i would also pick up the Complete Eye Set. I never seem to have enough eye brushes and seemed like it had everything you would need for your eyes in one case. You get 12 eye brushes for €60 which i think works out at £60 with the exchange rate, but thats £5 for a brush which is incredible value for money in my opinion. From blending brushes, to eye liner brushes and angled brushes, there is something in this set for everyone. I love using the 332 for my brows. It is like a little wand that creates magical brows. I would seriously recommend this to any beginner or pro. the brushes are of an amazing quality for the most affordable price. The brushes that come within this kit are:

  • 224 Luxe Defined Crease: Create smooth eyeshadow transitions
  • 226 Smudger: Smudge eyeshadow and kohl along the lashline
  • 227 Soft Definer: Softly blend and smooth eyeshadow
  • 228 Crease: Blending and shading eyeshadow in the crease
  • 230 Pencil: Precise shading and smoothing edges
  • 231 Petit Crease: Accentuating and blending in the crease
  • 234 Smoky Shader: Shading and blennding with smoky effect
  • 237 Detail Shader: Detailed application of eyeshadow
  • 315 Fine Liner: Apply eyeliner in delicate strokes
  • 317 Wing Liner: Detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing
  • 322 Brow Line: Eyebrow brush for powder and cream products
  • 142 Concealer Buffer: Apply and blend concealer

Finally we have their infamous Rose Golden Luxery Set. First of, who doesn't love rose gold and secondly, who doesnt need a good quality set of makeup brushes. After waiting a good few weeks for these to come back in stock as they had just sold out as soon as they came back in. I finally grabbed my hand in them. I love the fact that these come with adjust bag and clutch. The clutch is handy for night outs fyi.... I couldn't wait to get my hands in these. I truly don't believe there is a better feeling then new makeup brushes. The set comes with 8 brushes so you get a nice mix of face and eye brushes. I think this is the perfect set for a beginner just getting out in makeup and learning how to use brushes would be. A lot easier I think then those silly little applicators that come with most makeup items. The brushes which come in this set are:

  •  Face:
  • 106 Powder: Apply loose and pressed powder
  • 102 Silk Finish: Apply and blend foundation
  • 110 Face Shape: Contour the face shape with cream and powder products
  • 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek: Apply powder blush
  • 142 Concealer Buffer: Apply and blend concealer

  • Eyes:
  • 227 Soft Definer: Softly blend and smooth eyeshadow
  • 231 Petit Crease: Accentuating and blending in the crease
  • 317 Wing Liner: Detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing
Here you have my review on the Zoeva brushes. Seeing as i have hit 500 followers on my blog, i thought i would also do a little giveaway just to say the biggest thank you from the bottom of my heart. Its taken me a long time to get here and i never thought i would have. If you want to enter, its pretty simple. There are a few rules which i have listed below for you!

  • You must be aged 18 or over or have permission from your parents if you win, as i will need your address.
  • You must follow my blog
  • Follow my instagram
  • Subscribe to my Youtube channel.
  • It is UK only, so please don't enter if your not from the UK
I really hope you enjoyed reading this post. I loved raving on about these brushes, but i don't think i will ever be able to put it into words how much i love them! I hope you enjoyed reading! Zx

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Jo Malone

Jo Malone has very quicky become one of my favourite brands this year. The sleek chic packaging, delectable scents and quality products is something that every brand should aspire too and quite frankly Jo Malone wipes it out of the window. 

I received a candle this year for my birthday and the perfume. I think I have gone through 4 since last November, so it's hair enough to say I will buy the big bottle next time. Although they aren't on the cheaper side, they are a very luxery brand and they have that luxery price tag too. 

I have the scent Peony and Blush Suede which is certainly my favourite and a very Spring/ Summer orientated scent I think. I'm possible the worst person when it comes to describing scents, so fingers crossed this doesn't sound like it smells like shit. It's a very fresh scent with a hint of floral undertones. It's not too overpowering that it's pungent, but it sticks around in a good way. Although I personally feel this scent is a more Spring/Summer scent, I think you can certainly still get away with in these months. However, I think that I would 'need' a autumn/winter scent so a trip to Jo Malone may be needed......

The candle is a more subtle fragrance but more warming as obviously it's hot but it also slightly alters the scent. I also love the fact you get Jo Malone matches when you buy the candle, but I'm easily pleased so that may be why. Again, I feel it's still a Summer scent so I may need a matching candle to my autumn/winter scent. 

All in all, this is certainly my favourite brand of perfume and candles for the moment. It's luxery and it lasts and it's homely. What more could you want. I hope you enjoyed this post! Also, my cousin has started a blog so I will leave it here if you would like to check it out. I would it's really good and I'm not just saying that! Zoe xx
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