My Eyeshadow Palette Collection

I don’t know how it happened.

One day I woke up, and the entirety of my desk was hidden.

Hidden underneath a sea of eyeshadow palettes.

So in order for them to give me my desk back, I bargained with them. They wanted their own post, so here it is.

I’m going to talk you through 80% of my eyeshadow palette collection.

IMG_2353Soap & Glory’s Perfect 10

I did all I could to get my hands on this palette. As soon as I saw it online, I tried to order it, and it was out of stock. I thought I was out of luck because it was limited edition, so I checked every Boots that I could, and none of them stocked it in-store. Just as I was about to give up, a very helpful Boots employee ordered in to be delivered to my local Boots for me.

I’m so glad I got this palette because I hadn’t tried any Soap & Glory makeup before (I know, I was missing out!) and I had heard great things. I was very surprised at how affordable this palette was, especially considering that it was limited edition. I love the shades, as a lot of my eyeshadow palettes are quite similar, but the shades ‘Damsel‘ and ‘Plumtious‘ are unlike anything else I own, and ‘Toasty‘ is a perfect all over lid or focussed crease matte.

Urban Decay’s Naked 3

Purchasing this palette was my first ever makeup splurge, and I had never felt such excitement over buying an item of makeup. The Naked 3 had been my favourite of all of Urban Decay’s palettes, and I felt that the others were quite plain and reasonably monotone, but this rose-gold infused shimmering and matte goldmine had me looking like the emoji with hearts for eyes.

You don’t need me to tell you that this palette is incredible, but I’ll quickly do it anyway. The formula of every damn shade is so creamy (yes even the matte shades!) and every colour can be blended together seamlessly. This palette gives you everything you need to simply brighten your eyes, create a shimmery pink eye, or a dark smokey eye with glints of rose-gold.

IMG_2349Makeup Academy’s Heaven & Earth

This was one of the first eyeshadow palettes that I had. I actually really loved it because it reminded me of some of the shades in the Naked 3, but at a much more affordable price. Again, every shade can be blended together to make an endless amount of smokey eye looks. With this palette, all of the shades are surprisingly creamy (I expected them to be powdery, but they’re really not.) and leave practically no fall out at all when applied to the lids.

Collection’s Little Mix

Before I had decided to make the commitment to the Naked 3, I had stalked it for ages, and realised that my favourite shade was ‘Trick’, and this insanely affordable palette from Collection featured 2 shades that were so similar to ‘Trick’ that I couldn’t pass it up. I was also impressed by just how dark the black shade was in this palette, as many drugstore palettes can lack intense pigmentation, but this one proves true one the eyes, to how they look in the palette.

Barry M’s Natural Glow 2

Another one of my first ever palettes, I’ve actually held onto this one because these shades are well pigmented, and when used together, can give a really light and bright, almost dreamy look to the eyes. I also really like that it includes a concealer shade, so once you’ve created your eye look, you can clean it up and make it super crisp.

IMG_2356Makeup Revolution’s Fortune Favours The Brave

I AM SO GLAD I FINALLY GOT THIS PALETTE. Apologise to everyone in Tavistock, yes I did take the last one, soz. Just look at these shades, do you blame me for lusting after this palette for as long as I did? Do you blame me for grabbing this and running to the till before anyone else in the store saw it? This palette really is so unique, I’ve never seen beautiful peach shades, fade into magnificent blues, to browns, pastel pinks and then purples.

So many of these shades remind me of planets, or just beautifully blended cocktails of eyeshadow dreams. I even love the packaging of this palette, it’s matte and feels so lovely. The shades are again, nicely creamy, easy to blend and compliment each other really well. I’m not crazy, this palette is a dream.

Makeup Revolution’s Beyond Flawless

Exactly my type of palette. Rose-gold tones? Yup. Blendable and complimentary neutrals suitable for daytime and nighttime wear? Yup. This was one of my first purchases from Makeup Revolution, as I didn’t want to go too bold with the shades, but I couldn’t argue with the price, as it included 32 gorgeous shades.

Makeup Revolution’s Eyes Like Angels

Once my eyeshadow collection had just started taking over half of my desk, I realised that I wanted some really vibrant and unique shades, as opposed to the usual rose-gold, pink and brown neutrals that I already had. And therefore I grabbed this palette. Once more I was really happy with the amount of shades you get for your money, alongside me already being impressed by the creamy formulation of Makeup Revolution’s eyeshadows.

Makeup Revolution’s Advent Palette

I’ve searched the entire Internet for this particular palette, but I can’t find it. I assume it was a special palette for the Makeup Revolution Christmas advent calendar last December, because no other palettes have this particular combination of shades. Once more these shades are really creamy and easy to blend. I also really like that the pigmentation of this particular palette can be built up, which I think is perfect for palettes like this that include slightly more ‘unnatural’ shades, like bright pink and green, which is perfect if you’d like to experiment with these shades, but for them to not be overdone and harsh.

IMG_2342Urban Decay’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

The palette that everyone has been talking about, and lusting after. And I completely understand why. I’m not going to give you a review right now (I’m teasing, I know) because you’re getting an entire post dedicated to this palette next week!


There you have it (almost) every eyeshadow palette I own. I purposely left some out so that I can talk about them with you sometime in the near future, so I hope in the meantime you enjoyed reading about these ones!

What is your absolute favourite eyeshadow palette?

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Victoria Secret-Inspired Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys! As it’s Halloween tomorrow, I thought it would be only fitting to squeeze one last Halloween themed makeup post in!

So I went for a look that I have been wanting to do for a long time now, a Victoria Secret Angel-inspired makeup look.Fotor0103019358Check out my video below to see how I achieved this look!


And that’s it for my Halloween themed posts for this year! I hope you guys enjoyed this series, let me know if you did in the comments, and if you’d like more themed series’ in the future. (For example, Blogmas anyone?)

Makeup Bag Staples

For those of us that like to wear makeup, we can quickly see that there are certain products we like to keep at hand throughout the day. So today I’m sharing with you guys my favourite makeup bag staples.Fotor0819173550

First things first, obviously a compact is a really handy thing to have in your makeup bag, otherwise carrying any additional products is entirely useless. I like to have a double compact, meaning there is a regular mirror and a magnified side.

The next staple is a moisturiser. If you suffer from dry skin, then it really helps to improve it if you regularly moisturise throughout the day. It also helps your makeup sit better on your skin, and give it a much higher lasting power.

For me, I also like to always have a pair of tweezers on me, if not for any last minute brow checks for yourself, then it’s always handy to lend to a friend if they are in need.

Naturally after tweezers, the next product is whatever you use for filling in your brows. I use a brow pencil, as it’s handy and easily portable.DSCN1993 (2)

A further product that I can’t even imagine leaving the house without is a chapstick. I’ve been obsessed with Babylips since I first picked up one to try out. Lately I picked up this lightly tinted one to add a little bit of colour to the lips, while also moisturising them.

Next I also like to have a natural lip look ready in my makeup bag, so I like to carry a pink lipliner along with a corresponding lipstick. My favourites are Rimmel’s Exagerrate lipliner in ‘Eastend Snob’ and Lancôme’s L’absolu Rouge in #06 ‘Rose Nu’ which I have previously spoken about in my favourites.

Finally, for the eyes I also like to always have a neutral eye look handy in my makeup bag, so I’ll always have a neutral toned eyeshadow palette on me, lately I’ve been loving Makeup Academy’s Heaven & Earth eyeshadow palette, as it covers a lot of neutral and pretty looks.DSCN1992 (2)

I can’t leave out eyeliner, so I’ve always got a felt liner on me, and once again recently I stumbled upon Collection’s Extreme 24 hour eyeliner, and it hasn’t left my side since. I also like to have my mascara on me just in case I need to touch it up during the day.

Obviously there are certain other tools that are always good to have handy, for me it’s an eyelash curler, travel brush, a hair tie and some bobby pins.


That’s it for today! What products can you guys not leave the house without? Let me know in the comments!

January Favourites

We are officially nearing the end of January! So I thought it to be quite apt for me to share with you, the products that I’ve been loving this month. I’ve kept things quite simple because otherwise we’d all be here for a very long time and nobody wants that. So here we go!

January Favourites

The Products:

Katy Perry’s Meow Perfume | This is such a light, cotton candy-esque scent, that I have adored since my friends bought it for me for my 17th birthday. It’s a really girly bottle (and shaped like a cat, so it’s one of the most amazing bottles ever), and the scent itself isn’t much different. I just really like this scent for this late winter/early spring time because we are moving away from the common autumnal/winter, warmer scents like gingerbread, pumpkin pie, and Yankee Candles Roast Turkey and Stuffing, and into the slightly cooler, fresher scents of spring. This perfume will have you excited for daffodils.

Argan Oil Heat Defence Leave in Spray | Now if you like to style your hair with heat, you are doing your hair a massive disservice if you are not preparing it to handle that heat. Your hair doesn’t tap you on the shoulder and tell you that it is being damaged while you’re styling it, it waits until you’ve done enough damage and simply starts to break off. So I beg of you, USE A HEAT DEFENCE SPRAY. So since we’re on the topic, this product. This product, with moroccan argan oil extract, works absolute wonders on your hair. In it’s own words, it is “Hydrating, Nourishing and Cleansing.” All you have to do is shake it and spray it generously through the main body of your hair, making sure to focus on the ends and away from the roots. Just get this spray, your hair will thank you later.

Imperial Leather’s Moisturising Face and Hand Wash | This may seem like a strange thing to include in my favourites, but if you suffer from dry skin from time to time, you’ll wonder what you were using before this product. While it can be used as just a liquid hand soap, when used in conjunction with your night time skin routine, after removing your makeup and before applying your moisturiser, this face wash is gentle on skin, containing almond oil and vitamin E. It leaves your skin not only feeling clean and makeup free, but hydrated. Preparing it to be even more grateful than usual for your evening moisturiser.

Lush’s Fresh Hair booklet | I picked this up on my way out of a short trip into Lush a few weeks ago with my pals, just because there was a stack of them to be honest. But oh my was I in for a great surprise! This handy little book not only details all of Lush’s new products, (I’m a particular fan of the Shampoo bars, you can get up to 40 washes out of one AND they are said to boost growth!) But it is filled with little tips and tricks to revive dry hair, tame unruly flyaways and how to eat right to improve the condition of your hair. (And it’s free!)

New products

Mua’s Mega Volume Mascara | This mascara does exactly what it says on the tin (or in this case, mascara box?…) It is just not possible to be wasteful with this mascara, just a few flicks of the wand and you are good to go! Hands down, the longest  and fullest any mascara has ever made my lashes look.

Collection’s Work the Colour in shade #22 ‘Lilac Daze’ | I’ve been on the lookout for a lilac nail varnish for what feels like an eternity now, so when I saw this one on sale I just grabbed it because it was a pretty shade. I have since been entirely converted to Collection Cosmetics. This varnish has a really good pigmentation, meaning I needed only 2 coats and I had the gorgeous lilac nails that I had been craving. Not to mention this brand has incredible lasting power, only showing slight signs of chipping after 6 days of wear.

Rimmel London’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in shade #360 ‘As You Want Victoria’ | Coming out of the winter months I have been adoring this lipstick. It’s incredibly pigmented, has great lasting power, only needing to be retouched after a good couple of hours and it’s moisturising! No need to be applying any other than this to your lips, it feels and looks, amazing. This shade is a girly pink but also dark and striking enough that it can be a statement on it’s own, with a simple cat-eye and nude eyeshadow tones.

Rimmel London’s Glam Eyes Liquid Liner | My. favourite. product of. all. time. This liner applies so easily. The thin brush means it lasts longer than other liquid liners, and miles longer than eyeliner pens; which tend to be much thicker, meaning your line can be too thick and you have the hassle of thinning it out and making it match the other eye. I have fallen in love with this liquid liner and I don’t see myself ever trying another brand.

That’s it from me, let me know in the comments below what you’ve been loving this month, I’d love to hear what products you’re using!