Wednesday, 30 May 2018

THIS EYESHADOW PALETTE IS JUST PEACHY!

A NEW MATTE PALETTE FULL OF PEACHES!

Too Faced is a brand that I have loved for the last few years that I have been writing this blog. I would say that this is one of my favourite brands just in terms of the different collections that they bring out so often. I will admit that I have not loved every product that I have tried from this brand (which was evident in my last post that I uploaded last week) but there are some products from them that will forever be my holy grail products. 

I try not to write two blog posts in a row that are about the same brand or the same collection but I have broken my rule and decided that I wanted this blog post to follow on from my last one where I reviewed four products from the Peaches & Cream collection that Too Faced released in the US last summer and in the UK a couple of weeks ago. This is one of the newest collections for Too Faced and in it they have two eyeshadow palettes, a setting powder, blushers, bronzers, highlighter, setting spray, foundation and many more products. I said in my last post that I would be writing a whole post dedicated to the Just Peachy Mattes eyeshadow palette; because we all know that I cannot resist buying and reviewing palettes. There were two eyeshadow palettes to choose from (the Just Peachy and the White Peach) but I went with the Just Peachy palette as it is full of warm caramels, peaches and chocolate browns that are all in a matte finish. What more screams Vicki Louise than this palette!

This palette retails for £33 from DebenhamsSephora and Too Faced.

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Saturday, 26 May 2018

A LOOK AT THE TOO FACED PEACHES & CREAM COLLECTION

THE TOO FACED PEACHES AND CREAM COLLECTION HAS FINALLY COME TO THE UK!

When Too Faced created the Sweet Peach palette, it was an absolute hit for me and is the only palette that I have hit pan on; I loved it so much that I bought the same palette as a spare in case I did hit pan in some of my favourite shades or if it was going to be discontinued. So, of course when they announced they were bringing out a Peaches and Cream collection out last summer, I was patiently trying to find blog reviews that would mention when the collection would be in the UK! Of course, it has only I launched on Debenhams this month and I decided to purchase a few pieces the day that the collection launched. Now, the collection was available from the Too Faced store in Carnaby Street, London or online at Sephora and Too Faced. However, I am not in London that much, at the moment, and I didn't want to have to pay tax and customs on a few pieces as that can sometimes double my end total. I patiently waited and finally I have some pieces in my hands.  I have been waiting almost eight months to buy this collection, so I was hoping that it would be amazing!

The whole collection has not launched on the Debenhams website, although I do believe they are only missing the lipsticks (so it is not a huge deal as I have too many lipsticks already that I barely wear). I only wanted to buy a few pieces from this collection, as it is quite expensive, and I wanted to get products that I knew I would use time and time again and they wouldn't just go in a drawer and only be used a few times. That's why I thought I would buy items that you would probably also be interested in buying that are staples in every makeup bag! I did want to buy the foundation as well as I have heard some good reviews about it but the shade selection on the Debenhams website didn't seem to show a shade that I could match to my skin. I think the foundation is definitely something you have to swatch in a store, and I do know that this collection has been released in a few Debenhams stores in some major cities. This collection is all about the mattes and achieving that matte makeup look, which is something that I am not usually a fan of but I am interested to see how this works with my skin type and what the end result looks like. Plus I am always a fan of any products that will give a soft blurred focus!

The Too Faced Peaches & Cream collection is available from DebenhamsSephora and Too Faced.

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Friday, 18 May 2018

IS THE DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIRDRYER THE BEST ON THE MARKET?

CAN A £299.99 HAIRDRYER REALLY BE THE BEST ON THE MARKET?

One product that I have been meaning to review for over a year is the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. This is a product that I have been using for the last year and never found the right time to mention it on my blog, until now. I feel like this is a product that everyone cannot stop talking about as it is so innovative and unique in comparison to other hairdryers on the market. Plus no-one seems to have gotten bored of mentioning this hairdryer in blog posts and YouTube videos. This is one of the most talked about electrical hair products in the beauty community and so many people have one now; so I thought it was time to finally share my opinion on this standout hairdryer!

I first saw this hairdryer being talked about in all the magazines as it was a brand new product that looked nothing like any other hairdryer I had ever seen before. I was definitely intrigued to try this product, but the hefty price tag attached was definitely something that made this more of a considered purchase. I didn't know how one of the leading brands in vacuum cleaners could transition so seamlessly into the beauty market, but they somehow did it and they have made an amazing hairdryer that is loved by so many. I purchased my Dyson Supersonic hairdryer in February of 2017 and I now definitely know how this hairdryer works with my hair and have really researched how this product works! I am sure that most of you will have heard about this hairdryer at some point (whether it is on TV, in YouTube videos, reading blog posts or in magazines). I feel like so many questions arose when this hairdryer first came out: how did they think of this concept? how does it work? how long did it take to design this hairdryer? and what made them want to move into the beauty industry, that is so different from what they are well-known for?

There is no denying that this is one of the hottest and coolest looking hairdryers on the market. The design is what instantly attracted me to buying this hairdryer, plus the glowing reviews on every website, and I am so glad that I made the decision to buy it. I am not surprised that so many people have purchased this hairdryer as it is so innovative and is one of the most talked about hairdryers in the beauty electronic market. I'm sure this has been on so many people's wish lists, Birthday and Christmas lists. Now only is this such a cool-looking product, it is also the epitome of luxury. Even though this is so sleek and luxurious, there is also a hefty price tag placed upon it - so can a hairdryer really be worth £299.99? Well have a read below for my review of the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer!

The Dyson Supersonic hairdryer is available for £299.99 from multiple retailers, including BootsJohn Lewis and QVC

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

A CONTOUR PALETTE FIT FOR A PRINCESS?

A REVIEW OF TARTE'S PARK AVE PRINCESS CHISEL CONTOUR PALETTE

I am currently writing this blog post outside in the garden enjoying the sunshine (finally it is warm in the UK) and what better product to review that a contour palette that can help achieve that bronzed Goddess look that I always want in the warmer months. Tarte is a brand that I have a mixed feeling about; there are some products that I really love and then there are products that I don't use that often. Plus, Tarte have definitely gone through some controversy over the last couple of months over their shade selection for some products but when I saw this contour palette I was really excited to try it out as it looked like a palette that can be used by all skin tones, from the photos posted.

When it comes to contour, I am still a bit of a novice and I must admit that I tend to use bronzer more than contours as a lot of contour products can look muddy or dirty on me and that is definitely not a look that I am usually going for. However, when I saw that Tarte had released a Park Ave Princess contour palette at the end of last year, I knew I wanted to try it as I had heard so much about the Park Ave Princess bronzer. I also saw from the photo that it looked like there were some shades that would be perfect to use as a bronzer as well as a contour shade. This palette was just everything that I was looking for as I knew I could use it as a bronzer, contour and as an eyeshadow palette. I have read multiple reviews about this palette first, before I purchased it, and there were some mixed reviews about this product and I must admit that I do agree with some concerns surrounding this product which I will explain later on in the post.

Tarte is a brand that is not easy to purchase from in the UK; you either have to buy directly from the Tarte website or from QVC. This palette is available from both websites and it retails for £40 from Tarte and £33 from QVC. I decided to but this palette from QVC as you do get a brush included in the price which is also a great brush to have in my collection.

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