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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Obsessed With Orange

At the moment I may have become a little (or shall I say very) obsessed with the colour orange. It is such a summery colour and brings any look to life, may that be a makeup look or an outfit.

When it comes to clothing, I absolutely adore fluorescent orange as it helps to brighten up my skin tone as well as adding an amazing pop of colour to an outfit. I love to experiment with lots of different orange tones when it comes to makeup, especially lip products as I think orange lip products are perfect for wearing during the summer.

I have three peach/orange products, the first one being my Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya. This product provides a sheer peachy colour to the lips which is perfect for a natural everyday makeup look during summer. The Bourjois Blush in Rose Mandarine is a beautiful orange colour with a pink undertone which is great for adding a fresh pop of colour to the cheeks. It also matches the lip butter pretty well too! I love the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Papaya. It is such a beautiful peach colour with an amazing glossy finish. I think this product would look great on holiday when you have a glowing tan.

I have one coral/orange product, which is the Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Papaya Punch. I love this lipstick so much because of its amazing pigmentation and its ability to brighten up any skin tone. The colour of this lipstick is so beautiful and it provides an amazing matte finish.

I have two true orange products, the first one being my Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Atomic (by Fabulous Magazine). This is a gorgeous true orange nail polish which I absolutely love wearing on my nails. It would be great at brightening up a simple outfit, for example a black dress. The second true orange product I own is the Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick in Orange Punch. This product provides a gorgeous glossy and hydrating finish to the lips and the gorgeous colour brightens up your entire makeup look.

Do you like wearing orange? Do you own any of the orange products I have written about?

Friday, 30 August 2013

Topshop Studded Bag

Hello everyone! Today's post is going to be about a new bag I received for my birthday from Topshop, which I absolutely love!

I take a bag almost everywhere I go so when it comes to buying or choosing a new one to be given to me as a present, it is very exciting. I had seen this one in Topshop quite a few times and really loved the look of it, so I was very happy when it was given to me on my birthday. I love how this bag is so versatile because of its colour; a black bag can be paired with pretty much any outfit which means I can get a lot of wear out of it. I think the contrast between the black and gold is so beautiful, these colours are just such a classic match and have the ability to dress up a simple outfit. Studs are very much in fashion at the moment, and I feel they add a very pretty and modern touch to this bag. 

The bag has two smaller straps if you wish to carry it on your arm, or you can use the longer strap, which is removable, if you want to carry the bag on your shoulder. This bag also has plenty of room inside, including a zip pocket and a phone pocket, so it is perfect for carrying everything you need. 

What do you think of my new bag? What is your favourite bag? 

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Urban Decay Naked Palette

It's nearly the end of August which means during this month I celebrated my 16th birthday. I've wanted this product for so long now and was so happy when I opened it on my birthday; it's the Urban Decay Naked Palette! The Naked Palette contains 12 beautiful shades consisting of shimmer, matte and glitter eyeshadows. There are also a great range of colours; from neutral creams and beiges to smokey and shimmery browns. Each shade also has its own unique name, which I think is really nice.

I love this palette because it is incredibly versatile, so it can be used to create a variety of different looks. It can be used to create a very neutral 'no makeup' look with some of the lightest and most neutral colours, for example Virgin, Sin and Naked. As well as that you can create a gorgeous summery look using the shimmery gold and bronzes, for example Half Baked and Smog. If you want to create a smokey eye look for the evening time you can use the deeper and darker colours in the palette, for example Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal.

The quality of the eyeshadows are absolutely amazing, they are so soft and ridiculously pigmented, and to top it all off the staying power is brilliant. The Naked Palette also came with a smaller version of Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion which helps to create a smooth base so the eyeshadow lasts even longer.

In my opinion, there is literally nothing bad to say about this product. If you are looking to invest in some high end eyeshadows of amazing quality, I would strongly recommend the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I expect that the Naked 2 Palette is equally as amazing, even though I haven't tried it, but that's what I am guessing from the quality of the original Naked Palette!

What is your opinion of the Naked Palette? What are your favourite shades?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

17 Wild Metallics Eyes Cream Eyeshadows

Today I'm going to be telling you about the 17 Wild Metallics Eyes cream eyeshadows. I have two, in shades Wild Nude and Wild Bronze. I like the leopard print detailing on the lid of the products as I think it matches with the name of the product well. I also think quite a good amount of product has been provided especially for the affordable price of £3.99! 

Wild Nude, shown on the left, is a cool toned light brown colour that is great for creating a very natural everyday eye look. Wild Bronze, shown on the right, is a warm toned bronze colour that can be used for creating an everyday eye look with a bit more definition as the colour is slightly more bold than Wild Nude. Both of these products provide a gorgeous metallic effect which I absolutely love and are amazingly pigmented. The texture of these products are very smooth and creamy and glide onto the eyelids very easily. I personally prefer to use my finger to apply them to my eyelids because it provides better pigmentation and I find it much easier to blend the product this way.

You can use these cream eyeshadows as a base before using powder eyeshadow or you can simply wear them on their own. If you do choose to wear them on their own, as they are a cream formula, they will crease after wearing them for a while however if you use a primer you will probably be able to get a bit more wear out of them before they start to crease. I tend to wear these cream eyeshadows with a light dusting of powder eyeshadow over the top to intensify the colour of the product but still being able to see the metallic effect the product provides showing through. Applying powder eyeshadow on top will also help your eye makeup to stay on much longer whilst providing an amazingly pigmented base! I have provided swatches in the picture above to show you what the products look like on the skin, with Wild Nude on the left and Wild Bronze on the right.

Have you tried any of the 17 Wild Metallics Eyes Cream Eyeshadows?
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