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Two Parties and Today’s Makeup! 

Hey guys! How’s your Sunday? Today we had two parties to go to! The first one was a first birthday party and it was pirate themed! Of course we had to dress little Willow up so she could join in the fun! There was a bouncy castle there too! We put Willow on it and bounced her up and down which she loved but as soon as we let go of her so she could have a go by herself, she was having none of it, got all shy and wanted me or Aled to pick her up so she could cuddle into us. She much preferred chasing balloons and blowing into and empty gift wrap roll haha! Oh and eating! I think that was her fave part! 😂 Thought I’d share with you all a piccy of her in her outfit.


The second party we went to was an afternoon tea at Aled’s parents for his mum’s birthday. We all had such a lovely time! Willow thoroughly enjoyed the cake haha!

This was today’s makeup look.

I’ve used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance on my eyes. Gosh I love this palette! It’s so darn pigmented! Especially when you wet or spritz your brush! If you haven’t done it, do! It also stops fall out which,  yay! Unfortunately I didn’t have time to experiment and try something new, so this had to do.

That’s all for today, guys. Hopefully see you soon with another post! 😀 

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter review. 


I love Makeup Revolution’s vivid baked highlighter in golden lights. You can use a quick swirl of the highlighter for a natural glow, giving a flawless look to your skin. Sooo easy to apply and blend. You literally only need a tiny bit for that subtle glow or a little bit more to really blind them! 

Dare I say it’s better than Jeffree Star’s Skin Frosts?? Yes! And at £3 it’s a fraction of the cost! I shall definitely be purchasing again! On my eyes I’ve used the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette and on my lips the Morphe liquid lipstick in School Girl.

I bought my Vivid Baked Highlighter from Superdrug but you can also purchase it online from Tam Beauty.

Note: The makeup products I have used are either cruelty free or vegan! 😀 🐰 

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The Beauty Gift Swap! 

Hey guys! How’s your Sunday going? Today I want to post about something I’m a part of and I’d love for you to be a part of it too! I’m admin for  a beauty swap box group on Facebook where each month members are teamed with a buddy and you each put together a box filled with lovely beauty, skincare products and other little gifts that you think your buddy will like. The amount you want to spend on your swap box gifts is entirely up to you and your buddy!  You don’t have to join in each month, you can just do it the once if you’d like. 

It’s lots of fun and it’s great making new friends in the process. If you’d like to join or want to know more then click on one of the pictures to take you to the group. Sadly, because it may be expensive to post to other countries, the group is for UK and Ireland residents only.

MOTD – Freedom Jewels And Riches palette! 

Because my lips are still recovering from an allergic reaction to a lip plumper, I don’t feel confident wearing makeup at the mo and sharing the looks so I thought I’d share another look that I did a few weeks ago. I’d recently bought a Freedom eyeshadow palette so couldn’t wait to give it a whirl!   My brows aren’t quite on point but fairly pleased with the overall look. I used shades Moonstone, Rose and Revelation from my Freedom Jewels And Riches palette and Jeffree Star’s liquid lippy in Sagittarius on my lips. 😀 Loving the Freedom eyeshadow palette. It’s quite pigmented and for £8 you can’t go wrong! What are your favourite eyeshadow palettes? Do you own any from this brand? Let me know in the comments below!

Matte Eyeshadow palette – Recommendations needed.

Hi all! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend so far. Personally, I’m longing for the weekend. As always.

  
I was wondering if any of you could help me. I am on the look-out for a matte eyeshadow palette but not sure which to go for. I’ve looked at so many from all kinds of price ranges. I nearly bought a cheap one by W7 but there were mixed reviews and some claiming that the pigmentation was poor so that got a thumbs down from me. I thought about getting one of the Naked Basic palettes and even fell in love with a quad palette by Charlotte Tilbury but in both cases ummed and ahhed due to their price tag. I don’t mind paying it – if it’s worth it. So this is where you guys come in … what would you suggest? Be they affordable or expensive, what palette is your holy grail?

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Too Faced…

Nooo I don’t mean a person! I mean the deliciously cute beauty brand! I was meant to be being good with my money but …. Temptation got the better of me! Oops!

              

The other day I was on the hunt for a BB cream as I seem to have fallen out with my foundation at the mo and wanted something that was a little more sheer and a little less mask-like because I always seemed to look washed out. After reading countless reviews on several different BB creams on Debenhams’ website, I settled on Too Faced’s Tinted Beauty Balm with SPF 20 (bonus!) in the shade Vanilla Glow. I chose this because not only was it a light shade, but also someone had commented that it had a yellowy undertone to it which I thought would go perfectly with my own yellowy looking skin lol.



I’d also noticed that Debenhams were selling the Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette. I had been drooling over this for quite some time and discovered that not many places online seemed to be selling it, so for fear of it completely selling out, I bit the bullet and bought that from Debenhams, too. Eek! So I ended up spending a fair bit but boy was it worth it!



Both items arrived today. It was perfect timing as I’d been sent home from work, ill (still have a cold and a cough) so was feeling quite pooey but when the postie handed me these, it really cheered me up!



Sorry about the terrible lighting. My first impressions were that the design BB cream looked posh and fancy and the eyeshadow palette really does smell of chocolate! It smells gorgeous and the shades are all sooo pretty!

I had a brief play with the BB cream and here are the before, during and after pics:



Before: No makeup. I’d prepped my skin with some rose toner to start with.



During: I’d put on my primer and some orange correcting concealer from MAC under and around my eyes.



After: I’d applied the BB cream with my beauty blender. The consistency is more liquidy than I thought it would be (In the past I’ve used Clinique’s which is quite thick in comparison) so it will last quite a while methinks. At first I thought it made me look a little *too* yellow but when I compare the pics it’s lessened the redness in my cheeks, evened out my skin tone and I suppose it’s given me a bit of a glow, too. What do you think? Yay or nay? Oh and please ignore the wonky right eye that constantly looks like I’ve been punched lol. I’m blind in that eye and normally I’d be covering it with my fringe but in this instance I’d put my hair back just so I could apply makeup. Also, ignore my eyebrows. I know they really need doing lol.

I also had a play with the eyeshadows but shall posts pics at a later date once I’ve had more time with them. I will say that I love the colours and so far, they all seem to have really great pigmentation so no need to apply layer upon layer of eyeshadow like I do with my ELF eyeshadow palette. Can’t wait to play around with my chocolate bar palette more! Saturday I’ll be going to the cinema with my sister to see Insurgent (we looooove the books!) so it gives me the perfect excuse!

I was having a browse on the Too Faced site and I fell in love with this eyeshadow palette:



The Sugar Pop eyeshadow palette has some really cute colours that I’d love to try and how sweet is that macaron design on the front of the tin?! Nowhere in the UK is selling it as yet so was gutted to find that Too Faced don’t ship to here. 😔 Fingers crossed it’ll be available over here some time soon, though.

I hope you’re all having a lovely day! Being sent home from work gave me the chance to catch up on Vampire Diaries, 100 and the Gotham double bill.

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