Monday, 21 May 2018

Getting to the naked truth of the Nudie Patootie Eyeshadow Palette, by Laura Lee Los Angeles...

Laura Lee Los Angeles is a newish indie brand created by popular YouTube centered beauty influencer Laura Lee and the Nudie Patootie eyeshadow palette is the second release from the brand. I had been interested in it, but was planning on waiting to see if Beauty Bay are going to have a money-off offer for this palette at some point in the near-future, like they did for the brand's earlier release [the Cat's Pajamas eyeshadow palette].

I only went ahead and bought the Nudie Patootie now because I felt sorry for Laura Lee and all of the abuse and hate she was getting when she revealed the palette over social media; everyone was getting into a feeding frenzy over it for no real reason, with nasty comments and negative reviews on places like Beauty Bay merely hours after it's release. Because people were leaving negative reviews - followed swiftly by ass-kissing 5 star reviews - obviously without them even trying the palette since it hadn't been for sale long enough for postage and delivery to have begun, I decided to go ahead and order it so that there is at least one honest review out there...

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Sweet dreams are made of the Unicorn Dreams eyeshadow palette [by Karity Cosmetics]...

Hello sun and blue skies of late spring/early summer, where have you been? Time for us to say hello lighter makeup and pastel eyeshadow...

If you've read my review for the Kylie Cosmetics Purple Palette, then you'll already know that I enjoy the purple and pink shades in this super-cute pastel toned eyeshadow palette. However I've now had more time to explore all of the shades on offer in the Unicorn Dreams palette by indie brand Karity Cosmetics, so has my opinion on it changed?




Monday, 7 May 2018

Catch the Wave edp: part 2 [by Hollister]...

It's that time of the year; the sun's finally out of hiding, the temperature is rising, brighter colours are flooding clothes shops, so I'm on the hunt for a new fruity/floral fragrance to be my soundtrack for the new season. Like I said in my last post, I want to focus in on a fragrance that comes in bottles that are below the £30 mark, as I don't see any point in spending loads on a seasonal 'everyday' fragrance, that I'll be bored with by the end of summer.



I headed straight back to the seasonal shelf (what I call the stand next to a till in my head) in my local Boots to have a look and found the second addition to the Wave fragrance line by Hollister. Having loads of points on my card to spend, I'd thought that I'd take a closer look at it since I've reviewed the original Wave...



Tuesday, 1 May 2018

3 palettes, 1 look: Kat Von D, Too Faced and Huda Beauty...

Just writing a quick post to share links to three eyeshadow palette reviews I wrote for Makeup Alley, but haven't had the time to redo & take photos for, to give them justice for a blog review. 

As two of the palettes are limited edition, I'm running out of time to find a spare hour or two to sit down and do everything needed for a decent dedicated review for each palette, so I want to give you a heads up on what is available and share a look I did over the weekend using all three of my fairly recent purchases...

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Anything Kylie can do, Kim can do ____ [reviewing the KKW x Mario eyeshadow palette by KKW Beauty]

Despite whatever impression you may get from my Kylie Cosmetics eyeshadow collection/strange fascination, I don't care for the K Klan themselves [I think they're an noying, but mostly harmless], but I do follow & admire Mario Dedivanovic's work and wanted to support him - plus I'm still kicking myself for not getting his ABH palette and didn't want to miss out again, so come launch day for his KKW x Mario collection I was stalking the site, ready to pounce on the eyeshadow palette the second that it launched... 

Has Kim just copied more of Kylie's footsteps and formulas, or has she pulled something new out of the K Klan bag of tricks? And, if new, is that change for the better or worse?

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Don't let the sun go down on... Sunset Fantasy EDT [by Britney Spears]

It's that time of the year; the sun's finally out of hiding, the temperature is rising, brighter colours are flooding clothes shops... so I'm on the hunt for a new fruity/floral fragrance to be my soundtrack for the new season.

I want to focus in on fragrances that are below the £30 mark, as who wants to spend more on a seasonal 'everyday' fragrance when the clothes shops have exciting new options in and it's festival/holiday  season?

Heading straight towards new releases on the seasonal shelf (what I call the stand next to a till in my head) in my local Boots brings me to the new Britney Spears/Elizabeth Arden release for this year, so lets take a closer look...

Monday, 2 April 2018

Discovering the cat's meow? [Review for The Cat's Pajamas eyeshadow palette by Laura Lee Los Angeles]


The Cat's Pajamas [Southern saying meaning that something is awesome - same as bee's knees] eyeshadow palette is something that I was interested in because of all the drama around it and the brand founder (a YouTube 'influencer') herself; I wanted the opportunity to decide for myself what I thought, so when UK stockist Beauty Bay emailed people a 24-hour-only 50% off code for this palette a little while ago, I jumped on it. 

I think I've had the palette for close to two months now - it's definitely been over a month, anyway. So I now feel as though I've been wearing the shadows enough to have been able to provide valid thoughts and opinions on it. So with that being said, read on for my verdict...