May Snippets

Here we are again! Another month, another snippets vlog! This month was a super fun one for me, because I got to see a lot of my good pals, and as you see, my friend Hannah and I went to the cinema to see Captain America Civil War, (fun fact, I actually watched it with my family again the next day!)

I also decided that the reign of pink hair had to come to an end, as the colour had faded quite drastically over the last month, and I wanted to go for a darker brown again.

Myself and my friend were also fortunate enough to be invited to an Alice In Wonderland themed event with Urban Decay, in celebration of their 2016 Alice In Wonderland collection. You can check out my round up of the event HERE, and an in depth review of the new palette HERE. We were given tasty treats, alongside a tutorial with the new products, and an awesome goody bag!

I also had another brand new experience, as I got to work with an amazing company, Boutique of Molly, in reviewing 2 of their gorgeous dresses.

Then the roadtrip fun kicked in. With my University, we got to go to BT Sports Studios in London to watch the UEFA Europa League Final, Liverpool V Sevilla live, and then be a part of the live studio audience for BT’s The Football’s On! That was a really unique and exciting experience, the outcome may have been less than chill, but it was a great experience!

And finally I got to end my month with one of my bestest pals, Bella! We got to spend an unplanned 24 hours together, and it was a roller coaster of hilariousness.

So without further explanation, here’s my May Snippets! I hope you guys had a great month, be sure to let me know what your favourite moment in the video is!

What did you get up to this month? Tell me in the comments!

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Urban Decay’s Alice In Wonderland Palette

Hey guys! As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Urban Decay have once again paired up with Disney, to create another Alice In Wonderland inspired, limited edition eyeshadow palette.

I was lucky enough to get one, so today I’m going to be reviewing it for you!IMG_2362Starting out with the packaging of this palette, it really can divide people. Some absolutely love it, and some people think it’s too much. I personally think that because it is a limited edition palette, and it’s accompanying a movie, that this packaging is justifiable.

I do understand that for some people it can be a bit much, and to be fair it contributes towards one of the only downsides to this palette. And that’s the fact that because it is so big, it means it’s not really a portable palette.IMG_2364The butterfly. This adds to the magic of the movie. I love that as you open the doors, its wings open, and flutter as you close them. As I mentioned before, this makes up the majority of the palette, as the shadows themselves are located in a slide out drawer and the bottom of this ‘chest’. But again, as it’s limited edition, it makes sense for it to be somewhat elaborate and special.IMG_2367THE SHADES. Let’s get down to why we’re all really here. Here it is, an unfiltered, uncensored look at the entire palette. I’m going to talk you through some of my favourites of the 20 all new shades.

The shades ‘Dream On‘, ‘Cake‘ and ‘Salazen Grum‘ in particular are really pretty, surprisingly muted colours, but if you wet your eyeshadow brush before applying the shadow, it really brings out the depth of the pigment.

It’s also really lovely to see another palette that provides a varying mixture of eye looks. For example, ‘Looking Glass‘ and ‘Reflection‘ work really well as simple inner corner brightening shades, ‘Hatter‘, ‘Gone Mad‘, ‘Cake‘ and ‘Bandersnatch‘ are really vibrant and unique shades that can be blended together to create a really bold look, or individually to give a serious pop to your eyes.

One of my ultimate favourites in this palette is the shade ‘Paradox‘, because as I mentioned in my Eyeshadow Palette Collection post, I’ve really been liking wearing orange shades lately, as I find that they compliment my eyes, hair and skintone.IMG_2368I also really like that each set of 4 shades are attributed to a particular character. Alice, Hatter, Mirana, Iracebeth and Time all have their own 4 shades, which really makes this palette even more special, especially if you’re a big fan of the movies.

Ultimately, this really is a palette that’s worth the money. I know that I’m going to be enjoying these shades long until they are start to disappear, and I cry because I can’t buy it again. All of them are incredibly easy to blend, like all Urban Decay products, they are of a high quality, and you can be guaranteed no fallout, along with up to 18 hours wear when using in conjunction with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primers.


And that’s Urban Decay’s Alice In Wonderland eyeshadow palette for the 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass movie! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, be sure to let me know if you did in the comments!

Have you got this palette? What do you think of it?

Urban Decay’s Alice Through The Looking Glass Event

Recently myself and a friend were invited to attend Urban Decay’s Alice Through The Looking Glass tea party, and makeup master class, so I thought I’d bring you guys along, and let you know how it went!

When we arrived, we saw that the usual Urban Decay counter was decorated aptly, in a tea party, Alice in Wonderland theme. There was fake moss, cake stands (with cakes of course, Urban Decay knows the ways to our hearts!) along with their limited edition makeup items displayed in cute tea cups and tree stumps. IMG_2334There was also a makeup tutorial that featured most of the products. The makeup artist talked us through a half ‘natural’ daytime look, and half ‘edgy’ night-time look.

The daytime look featured the ‘Alice‘ shades from the limited edition palette, with their new ‘Beached‘ bronzer, and the lipstick in the shade ‘Alice‘ from the limited edition lipsticks in tribute to the film.

The night-time look featured a mix of some of the ‘Iracebeth‘ and ‘Time‘ shades, to create a really deep and smoky eye, along with the lipstick in the shade ‘Time‘ on the lips.IMG_2324I personally really loved the formula of the lipsticks, like most Urban Decay lipsticks, they are creamy and feel lovely on the lips, and I was actually really tempted by the colour ‘Mirana‘, but I stopped myself from buying it because I realised that the reason I loved it so much was that it reminded me of MAC’s Ariana Grande Viva Glam lipstick, (it’s matte too!), which I already own.

The other lipsticks really are quite unique and pretty, ‘Alice‘ is a beautifully shimmery pale nude, ‘Mad Hatter‘ is a heavenly pigmented shimmery purple, ‘Time‘ is an unusual and metallic-looking blue, and ‘Iracebeth‘ is a pinky-red matte fused shade.

Unfortunately all of the lipsticks are now sold out, and I don’t know if they are going to be restocked or if that’s it because they are limited edition, but you can keep an eye on them on Urban Decay’s site.IMG_2328I knew as soon as I was invited to this event that I wanted the eyeshadow palette. There was no doubt in my mind that even before I had seen it in the flesh, that I wanted it. When we first got to see it though, I was sold, purely by the shades ‘Gone Mad’, ‘Paradox’ and ‘Dream On’. I’ve really been loving orange eyeshadow shades lately, as they really compliment my eyes and skin tone, and the rest of the palette is just so unique, and insanely pigmented.

I won’t go too into detail on the palette because I do have a separate post going up after this one, so be sure to look out for that one!


That’s it for Urban Decay’s Alice Through The Looking Glass Event, I really enjoyed the event, and was so happy to be invited. I loved the makeup tips that we were taught, and I can’t wait to attend more makeup and blogger events.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know if you’ve got any of the lipsticks, or if like me, you couldn’t wait to get the palette!