Saturday, 22 October 2016

Will this become the power of love? [The Power Of Makeup By NikkieTutorials eye & cheek palette - By Too Faced]...

This is a palette I picked up in August after it's US release. I hadn't been planning to get it as I thought that it looked boring, but all of the bigger YouTube 'Beauty Gurus' were raving over how great is was. So you'll all know how the story goes from here; I believed them, and panicking over missing out on the magical palette, I went to eBay and bought a US-bought palette for £60.
I've only just realised that you can now buy The Power Of Makeup palette on the Debenhams site over here [for £48], so I want to give UK customers an honest opinion and unedited swatches before they part with their money...

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Heads Up: the Ulta-exclusive Too Faced Merry Macarons palette is in Debenhams stores...

Just a quick post to let everyone know that the Too Faced eyeshadow palette - Merry Macarons - that is exclusive to Ulta cosmetic stores in America, can actually be found in Debenham stores over here - so no need to pay those sky-high prices on eBay, Amazon and such.

My local Debenhams is small and doesn't stock Too Faced, and the palette has only just been added to their site in the last day, so it was a lovely surprise when I went to a larger store recently and saw it. Even better is the £28 price tag, which makes this palette £18 cheaper than the Grande Hotel Cafe palette that is also available for £46 [it's vanished from the site, but there were loads in the store I went to].


Keep on reading for swatches and my first impressions...

Getting lippie with it; Lip Wow in Ready To Wear by Bagsy...

Bagsy is a small British brand that focus on producing items that are considered as being 'everyday' handbag essentials. They have a capsule collection of products in compact sizes, ranging from dry shampoo, a concealer pencil, to what I want to show you today (PS; this is not a sponsored post)...

The brand's Wow Lip's remind me of Tarte's Lip Surgences and Revlon's Kissable Balm Stain's, but these are better than both brands; unlike the Lip Surgence's these don't melt in the tube and the caps don't crack, making a mess in my bags. And Revlon isn't cruelty free, and I'm working on replacing my makeup by brands that are involved with animal cruelty with more ethical options.

Want to know more about my favourite shade?

Saturday, 8 October 2016

First Impressions; Sweet Like Candy edp by Ariana Grande...

I wasn't very impressed with Ari (my sister wears it and it smells amazing on her, but it doesn't play well with my body chemistry), but now Ariana Grande has a new perfume... And my Mum has just bought it. Yes, you read that right. My Mum was shopping with me, when she saw the bottle for this with it's cute pom pom, tested it, apparently went back to Boots a few more times to test it, then ended up buying herself a bottle.

Of course I then had to test it, to see if plays well on me. I've tested it instore multiple times now, and have also filled one of those travel-sized atomizers from my Mum's bottle, to determine if this will be another frustrating  failure, or a surprising win...

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Getting wiggy with it: the MelodySusie 054 wig...

I've been dying my hair for over half of my life; black, blonde, 50 shades of brown, purple, red, blue, and pink. Been there, done that. Then there's the many dodgy haircuts, perms, and heated styling tools.

Well, I've now reached the point where my hair is all "noooooooooo. Stop. No more" and is a frizzy mess, that I have to keep on getting cut into a bob because it mattes up and falls out when any longer [I think it was the bleaching it for my vibrant vegetable dyes that became the tipping point]. 

So what is a girl to do when she is unable to leave her hair alone, but her hair is now rebelling? Wigs. Yes, wigs...