This Christmas I was lucky enough to be given this Urban Decay product as a gift from my Auntie. I’ve never splashed out on Urban Decay before as I cannot justify that money when I’m living a student life. I’m always tempted but then I think about food and rent and then I have to drag myself away from all of this lovely makeup – which is really heartbreaking! But alas, I have been treated to some Urban Decay and oh my god, it is so gorgeous.
The set I have is a trio of Bronzer, Highlighter and Blusher in the colour Streak Flushed which seems to be the perfect tones for my skin. The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ is so true when it comes to this palette. It’s in a powder form but tends to go on with a creamy texture which makes it last pretty much all day. It feels so light and gives a really natural glow to your face. You can layer it up to get a more striking look, or use them subtly for an every day appearance. I use each powder individually but I’m sure they would look great blended in together.
I have to add that I love the casing too. It is magnetic around the edges which holds the lid down. But it feels so good to open and close… The writing on the top of the case is embossed and for me it’s little things like this which just add to the product making it more and more adorable and nice to use. There’s also a really decent sized mirror on the inside which is a really cute touch.
I absolutely love this set and will definitely have to try out some more Urban Decay. Please let me know if you use Urban Decay and which of their products you’d recommend!
I must admit, I’m a bit clueless when it comes to my eyebrows. I don’t really spend too much time on them in the morning, one because I have no idea what I’m doing and two because I have a fringe which tends to hide the mess I make of them. For a long time now, my eyebrows have been a bit of a disaster and I’ve not really done much about it.
When it comes to shaping them I tend to do that myself. I’ve only been once to have them waxed and that was for my High School prom four years ago. Since then I have tamed and plucked them myself, trying to keep them as much like the shape they were when I had them done professionally.
I’ve never been too into the whole ‘Scouse Brow’ look… I tend to have them looking more natural, but I’ve been constantly searching for the product that will give my eyebrows the perfect enhancement.
Recently I came across Collection’s ‘Eyebrow Kit’ which I thought I would purchase as it was only £2.99 which meant if everything went disastrously wrong, it wouldn’t hurt too much. It is a selection of three powders, clear brow mascara and an angled brush. They do them in Blonde but I went for the brunette shades. After trying them out I was really impressed. For the price they work amazingly.
The powders seem to be more creamy and go on quite thick meaning you only need a little bit on the end of your brush for a nice dramatic effect. The brush provided is firm and so this really helps when trying to shape your brows – it’s also really small which makes it perfect for shaping.
On the back of the box, it says the mascara locks the brow in place and it really does. The hold is amazing. I was worried that it would make them feel crusty or hard as though I’d hairsprayed my eyebrows but it really doesn’t. You can barely tell that you’re wearing it, however it really does the job of keeping your brows in place.
When these run out – which will be a very long time – I might upgrade to something that little bit more pricey and see what that is like. But if you’re a beginner with your brows and want to try out a kit like I’ve done then I would definitely recommend this. The effect isn’t too harsh and leaves your eyebrows with the desired soft and natural look. I think this is a really good product.
Let me know what you use to shape and set your eyebrows. I’d really like to explore and find some more kits that might help with my brows!
Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you all had a fabulous night last night, I know I did!
I’m so glad to put 2015 behind me and move into a fresh year, it needs to be a good one. As for New Year resolutions, I don’t really have any, I turned my life around quite a bit at the end of last year, so I guess I should just carry on from that. Maybe lay off the sugary foods a little bit, but definitely to not let people get me down. That is something I must carry over from last year. 2015 was tough on that front, around late November I decided to no longer be afraid of what a few people thought of me and what I was doing. This really did make my life so much better.
So if I was going to have resolutions, it would to be stronger in myself and to not be tempted by sugary foods!
Anyhow, I mentioned in one of my Blogmas posts that I found an adorable dress for New Years Eve in Miss Selfridge’s sale. I promised that I would show you this later on and here it is!! I must apologise for the photo quality… I had had some wine previous to these being taken teehee…
I think this is such a pretty dress and falls so lovely! I watch the TV series Vikings and Lagertha has dresses in this style (minus the shiney bits and a little bit longer) so I must admit, I did feel a little bit like a shield warrior last night. It is very flattering and I absolutely love the neck line. It’s just the perfect party dress!
You can purchase the dress here… I got the size 8 petite!
Let me know what you think and what your party outfit and resolutions are…
Much love ❤