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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My Urban Decay Palette

Hey guys! Recently when perusing around Urban Decay, I decided to sign up for email and text updates,because I am what Urban Decay like to refer to as a ‘Junkie’, so naturally I want to hear as soon as something new is released, or of any upcoming offers.

The next week I couldn’t believe my luck when I received an email that said I could get a Nirvana palette, and 2 eyeshadow shades for reviewing! I was so excited to have a palette with shades that I had personally selected, I decided to purchase the other 2 shades in order to complete my very own unique palette, and tell you guys all about it!

So here it is! (Shades from left to right, top to bottom)

IMG_2441Freelove I knew I wanted an orange shade for this palette, as I’ve been raving about them so much lately, and I love wearing them, as I feel that they really compliment my skin-tone and eye colour. This shade is the closest to an individual orange pigment that Urban Decay do, and it blends beautifully into any brown or pink tones.

Cosmic I initially picked up this shade because I wanted a nice white shade to brighten the inner corners, but as I picked this one up, I was told that it’s actually a ‘Moondust’, which means that it’s the shimmer side of any shimmer-based eyeshadow. This means that it’s perfect to put on top of any matte shade, to make it shimmery. It does also work wonders on the inner corners and brow bone, to lighten and act as a highlight. It’s one of my favourite products of all time because you can use it as more than simply an eyeshadow. And to be entirely honest, as soon as I heard ‘Moondust’, I knew that I’d be letting the team down if I didn’t include it in my own palette.IMG_2443Sin | After selecting Freelove, I thought that it could be nice to find a shimmer-based brown shade that could compliment it, if ever I wanted to create a dual toned eye look. I was recommended Sin, and I think that I couldn’t have a more complimentary shade. Just like Freelove, it’s also a really nice pigment to wear on its own, and is suitable with just about any other neutral tone that you can imagine.

Polyester Bride | I did still want a basic white shade for the inner corners because with other eye looks I might want more of a flat white shade, and not just a light dusting of shimmer. This particular shade is still really pretty, and definitely compliments any others that you chose to wear.

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(swatches from top to bottom) Freelove, Sin, Polyester Bride, Cosmic

Just like all Urban Decay eyeshadows, these pigments all blend incredibly easily into one another, and are soft and creamy. I chose these shades because they do create a nice look when used altogether, but they are also wearable individually for a statement look.

I can’t recommend making your own palette enough, because it’s fun picking out the exact shades that you want, instead of buying a pre-made palette that has some shades you love, but some that you know you’re never going to wear. The palette itself is also reasonably sized, so you can even pick out 4 totally different pigments that you love from other palettes, and put them into a small, travel-perfect one!

I’d love it if some of you guys picked up these shades too, I’ve decided to call this particular amalgamation of shades ‘Orange Eclipse’, so let me know if you make this palette too!

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!

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?

Naked Review

Check this post out with that very click-bait-y title. What kind of treat do I have for you today?

Unfortunately I am going to be reviewing Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette, and giving you some more affordable similar drug store palettes.

So here she is, in all of her glory. The Naked 3 palette. With 12 rose gold infused hues, this palette is by far my favourite one by Urban Decay. Naked 3 Review Obviously this palette is not for everybody. It clearly isn’t the most affordable palette available, but is it one of the most popular and lusted-after. Some of my pros on the palette is that it has incredible lasting power, whether or not you use an eyeshadow base or primer. And that it comes with a double ended brush, unlike most palettes which will just provide you with a sponge applicator, this palette provides everything you need to create an array of looks, with a regular brush and a fluffy brush on the other end for blending.

The tones are obviously very unique, and nicely pigmented in that you can just lightly dust them across the lid, of build them up to a very rich and intense colour. From Strange, to Blackheart, each shade is nicely faded from one to the next, meaning that they are perfect for blending together, and creating any kind of smoky eye you could possible want, from an intense black smoky eye, to a gorgeous light gold smoky eye effect.Naked 3 ReviewA great palette that I’ve found is good at creating similar effects is the Makeup Academy Heaven & Earth palette. Again, all of the colours are complimentary, and you have 12 shades to choose from when creating a blended effect. The shade Amazonian Bronze is very similar to Naked 3’s Buzz, with just a little less shimmer. Golden sand is a similar shade to Naked 3’s Trick, but again with less shimmer. Therefore I’d recommend this palette if you don’t want to spend big bucks on an eyeshadow palette, and you prefer to go for more toned down looks, and less shimmery ones.Naked 3 ReviewNaked 3 Review Another wonderfully affordable and gorgeous palette is Collection’s All About The Eyes Palette. Obviously this palette only contains six shades, but these are six of the basic shades that I fell in love with from the Naked palette, so I couldn’t resist it. You’ve essentially got Strange, a mix between Burnout and Limit, Trick, Factory, Darkside and Blackheart. This palette is equally as shimmer-based as the Naked 3, but obviously the staying power is a little less, because that’s one of the things you pay for in makeup. Naked 3 Review


That’s it for my Naked 3 palette review with 2 affordable drug-store alternatives! Let me know if this post pushed you to grab the Naked 3, or if you’re going to check out one of the more affordable palettes!

Autumnal Date Night Makeup

That’s right, it’s nearing autumn now, which can only mean that berry and golden tones are creeping their way back into our makeup looks!

So today I decided to put together an autumnal look that you could wear out in those delightful autumn evenings!DSCN2214

I started out by brushing and filling in my brows, then covering my lids with Trick from the Naked 3 palette. After that, I put Mugshot in the outer crease, then Factory on the very bottom of the outer corner. Once I had finished all of that, I put a dab of Strange in the inner corners, just to brighten up the eyes and cancel out any darkness that might have collected there.

Next I did my favourite makeup addition of all time, a cat eye. I used my Collection Extreme Felt Liner to do line along the top of my upper lash line, and then did a little wing. Then I curled my lashes and added Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara.

Now to make this look very fit for autumn, I used my favourite autumnal lipstick, Rimmel’s Kate Moss lipstick in 107.IMAG0837 (2)


And you’re done! I hope you guys enjoyed this look, let me know if you give it a go!

What are your favourite makeup colours for autumn?