Memi Luxe Lipstick | Quickie

Memi were kind enough to send me a selection of products from their gorgeous range, including this Luxe Lipstick in the shade Quickie. If I was to design my ideal lipstick shade, quite honestly, this would be it. It’s that perfect peachy nude that I’m forever searching for in shops and longing to swatch on the back of my hand. When I popped this lipstick out of its casing, I was very excited! Just look at it!

The lipstick comes in a silver, matte box with the Memi branding on it. The lipstick itself is inside a gorgeous silver mirrored effect plastic case. Top Tip: You can even use the lid as a mirror when applying on the go!

To use the lipstick, you have to pop it out of its tube by pressing on the bottom and a spring-like contraption releases it. I love it because it means it won’t come open in my handbag/makeup drawer/pocket .

The shade and pigment of the lipstick itself is stunning. It applies smoothly and evenly in just one swipe and doesn’t sink into fine lines on the lips. It also has excellent staying power and is easy to top up after a heavy meal.

In case you couldn’t tell already, I am in love with this lipstick and hope to purchase more from the range. The brand are also vegan and cruelty free – which makes me very happy!

To buy your own, click here. To check out other lipsticks in the range, click here.

Kerry x

Revolution Pro Regeneration Goldmine Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

This is the first of many Revolution Pro product reviews on the blog, as I was very kindly sent a large selection of products from the range. As my regular readers will know, I feature Makeup Revolution (now just Revolution) products a hell of a lot on here because I really believe in the brand. I also feel like the brand believe in me too – I’ve been to two of their epic event parties now and met some amazing people whilst there. The head honcho of the brand, Adam Minto, has also had a lot of time for me and it is thanks to him that I have been sent these amazing products from the new Revolution Pro range. He knows about the Makeup Course I have just enrolled on and he has supported me by helping build up my MUA kit. For all of this, I am extremely grateful.

Back to the product itself! Meet the Revolution Pro Regeneration Goldmine Eyeshadow Palette! Revolution Pro was launched on the 28th March and there has been a lot of hype online about it. The new releases have come in their hundreds – foundations, eyeshadow palettes, brow products, highlighters, lip pigments and lipsticks – so. much. stuff.

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This palette contains 18 richly pigmented eyeshadows along a gold/orange/brown theme. This is my ideal palette for everyday makeup looks and I can see it being a staple in my MUA kit – perfect for Mother’s of the Bride and more mature ladies.

To be honest, I swatched these eyeshadows terribly! I think I was having an off day! I just wanted to get this post up as quickly as possible as I know a lot of people are searching for reviews on the Pro range. I found that generally the mattes took more work to swatch than the shimmers did. They were nicely buildable on the eye, but some were quite patchy. The darker shades actually performed pretty well, and I created a smokey eye look using the shades Lavish and Private Jet. I usually struggle to blend darker eyeshadows, but these were pretty good!

The eyeshadows were swatched with my fingers, on no primer in natural light.

Overall, the palette performs pretty well. It’s not my favourite palette produced by Revolution – but that is mainly due to personal preference. I prefer more bold, statement colours, whereas these are quite safe. As I said before though, it’ll be a fantastic addition to my kit.

To buy your own, click here.

Kerry x

Blush Tribe | Blossom Eyeshadow Palette

 

Are you, like me, looking for an injection of colour into your makeup routine? Do you want to wow passers-by with your rainbow eyelids and creative makeup? Well, you’ve come to the right blog post. This palette from Blush Tribe will not disappoint in the pigment department – bold, bright, floral and gorgeous – the Blossom Palette is a stunner in its own right.

There are 16 flower-theme shades – all mattes and all unique. I own nothing like this palette and I wonder what I was doing before I did! It really has opened up my mind and creative juices to colourful eye looks and ideas. I have been scanning Pinterest for inspiration and even had a go myself at something pretty bold (for me anyway!) yesterday – but more on that later.

The eyeshadows are soft to the touch and easy to blend and apply. I would definitely recommend placing down a white liner on our eyelid first so that the colours really pop and stick.

When I swatched the shadows, I didn’t place down a primer or white liner, so this is them in all their glory.

Just look at that blue!

Even though there are some very bright and potentially intimidating colours in this palette, there are also some which are perfect as crease and transition shades and for all over the lid for every day wear.

I had a go at a sunset eye yesterday using this palette and the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’ as a base.

I was impressed with the pigment of the eyeshadows and the way they blended so well, even on a tacky base. This palette is also cruelty free – overall, a big thumbs up from me!

To buy your own Blossom Eyeshadow Palette, visit the Blush Tribe website here.

Kerry x

The Little Book of Unicorns -Unicornucopia | Caitlin Doyle

 

I was very kindly sent this book from Harper Collins last week and have been dipping in and out of its pages ever since. This book is full of good-humour, inspirational quotes, things to make and do and the most gorgeous and colourful illustrations you should expect from a book of the magical creatures. I love it!

This is a hardback book which has a lovely cardboard texture and feel to it and is emblazoned with iridescent writing on the title Unicornucopia. The quirky illustrations are by Laura Korzon and immediately draw your eye to them.

This book is packed with over 200 brightly coloured and beautifully illustrated pages full of all-things unicorn. This book is a great little gift for unicorn lovers, those you wish to convert or even just a fan of beautiful books.

The book is divided into sections like History, Myth and Magic, Science, Unicorn Crafts, Spells and Charms and Inspiration.

The Little Book of Unicorns – Unicornucopia is available to buy now in all major book shops and online here at Amazon.

Be a Unicorn in a world full of Horses

Kerry x

Dandelion & Bloom | Bespoke, Handmade Flower Crowns

It’s not every day that I get approached by such lovely people as Kelly, the creator of Dandelion & Bloom, with such exciting blogging opportunities. So when I heard what she had to say, I just couldn’t wait to get photographing, typing and sharing with my lovely readers!

Dandelion & Bloom make beautiful handmade crowns for festivals and special occasions. Kelly also makes bridal crowns and bouquets – she really is one talented lady! Kelly asked me what flowers I like in particular and then got to work making me my very own one-of-a-kind flower crown and here it is…

I chose flowers which really mean something to me – sweet peas as they played a huge part in my own wedding day and lavender because my mum and I have a running joke about my love of the scent and her hatred of it! I really appreciate these personal touches.

My crown arrived packaged in a large box and was protected well in lots of tissue paper. The crown itself contains faux flowers and foliage, which means I can wear it for years to come. The flowers are attached securely to a soft but sturdy Alice band and the crown is extremely comfortable to wear.

I took it out for a test drive today and my very lucky husband(!) got to take some photos for me…

 

Today also presents a landmark moment – the first time I’ve ever been happy with photos of myself! I love, love, love how the crown looks and I’m just really looking forward to Summer now!

A little more about Dandelion & Bloom

After creating a crown for her own wedding and receiving lots of compliments on it, Kelly realised she had the potential for a new and exciting business venture. Dandelion & Bloom was born from her spare room in her house in Norfolk and things have gone on to grow from there. Kelly will also be releasing children’s crowns later this year, called Little Blooms – something I am particularly excited for! I will, of course, keep you updated with the launch and order one for Baby J and review it for you.

You can find Dandelion & Bloom on Instagram here – https://www.instagram.com/dandelionandbloom
Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/dandelionandbloom/
And the main website, here – http://dandelionandbloom.com/

Be sure to get in touch with Kelly if you’re after something in particular and she’ll be happy to help. There are also other pre-made crowns for sale on the website, here.

There will also be a Dandelion & Bloom Exotic Flower Crown Workshop running at Urban Jungle, Suffolk by Kelly herself on Saturday 7th July. Find more details here.

Kerry x

SZYGZY Comet Crush Chameleon Glow Eyeshadow Palette

I was very kindly sent this beautiful palette by SZYGZY to review for you guys and I’m more than happy to do so. This gorgeous ‘chameleon’ eyeshadow palette is available on Amazon and when I opened the package it arrived in, I gasped at how pretty the packaging was! The outer cardboard case is purple with a holographic shift that kept me entertained for a good ten minutes. The lid of the palette itself has one of those images on it that changes when you tilt it (not sure what they’re called, but they’re so cool!).

Inside the sturdy cardboard case are six large pans of eyeshadow – all unique and pretty colours. When I posted photos of the palette to my Instagram, it got a lot of love mostly because it just looks different to so many palettes out there.

On first glance, the eyeshadows look like your regular shimmer shades. However, upon swatching you’ll notice that the eyeshadows are actually duochrome and incredibly pretty! I was impressed with each one and also amazed at how very little product was needed to get good pay off. Although the shades are all unique in their own way, they still manage to compliment each other.

I decided to play around with the colours some more and see what other uses you can get out of them. Firstly, they can be used as very ‘out there’ highlighters – if you’re feeling brave! The other pretty and more practical way of using them is to pat them over a black eyeshadow or eyeliner. I loved how doing this completely changed the look and feel of the eyeshadows and just made them stand out even more! You could even try them over other colours of eyeshadow and see what happens!

To buy your own SZYGZY Comet Crush Chameleon Glow Eyeshadow Palette, visit Amazon here.

Kerry x

My Bullet Journal | March 2018

Happy Sunday Guys!

Sorry I haven’t posted for a week, just wanted a little break. I’m back now though with some exciting posts to share!

Today’s post is all about my bullet journal and in particular, my March set up. Silly old me thought I was doing something a bit different and quirky by choosing a cactus theme…

I was wrong. The whole Bujo world and its mother have gone for a cactus theme this month!

I found a cute little cactus doodle on Pinterest and decided to recreate it for my March title page. I added the letters for March to the parts of the cactus. I’m thinking I may decorate the plant pot as it looks a bit plain.

Once again I drew trackers, but made them a bit more simple this time. I had a colour key last month, but this just got confusing. This time I’m just using a blue dot if the task has been achieved.

My next two pages are to help me get organised with my blog. I have a page for emails from PR companies so I can keep track of conversations I’ve been having. The other page is to remind me of what products I have been sent and what I need to review.

My next page was a quick one I drew up to plan out the drawers for my new beauty space. I purchased some Alex Drawers from IKEA and wanted to plan out what products would be going in each drawer. I actually found this really helpful!

Next up are my weekly set ups. I kept them super simple this month as I wanted to draw them up quickly. I have of course, included lots of cute cacti. I actually love who they’ve turned out and I’ve really been utilising the pages. I’ve been much better at keeping up with my journal this month so far.

I have since added drop shadows to the daily boxes to add a bit more dimension.

Well, that’s it for this month! Hope you enjoyed having a look again. What theme did you go for this March?

Kerry x

I Heart Revolution Surprise Eggs | Rose Gold, Dragon and Angel

These cute little makeup filled surprise eggs were launched on TAM Beauty last week and received a lot of hype over on my Instagram. I’ve been excited to share the contents of them with you and my thoughts on what they’re like.

There are six eggs available but I chose three. Inside each are five eyeshadows and two highlighters. The outside casing is a chrome effect plastic egg-shaped case which is super adorable. I especially like the Angel casing as it has a duo-chrome effect which is very pretty. The eyeshadow shades are mostly shimmers, but some of the eggs in the range do include a matte or two.

Rose Gold

The Rose Gold egg has, you guessed it, a rold gold outer shell. Inside are four shimmer shades and one matte. I would say this egg is the most practical of the three for me as the highlighters are wearable and the matte is a great transition shade. The bronze shimmer is extremely pigmented and stunning.

Dragon

I would say that this egg is my favourite of the three I purchased. I love tones like these. The two mattes are beautiful, warming shades perfect for the crease and to deepen up the outer corner. You also have some variety on the shimmers with a bronze, gold or red. Just love it!

Angel

This egg just really doesn’t work for me and I ended up gifting it to my bestie. The highlighters are pretty, don’t get me wrong and each individual eyeshadow is lovely, I just don’t like the combination of shades together. The silver just throws the whole thing off. I wanted a bit more WOW from this product but instead I was left underwhelmed. The pink packaging almost misleads you – I wanted pink shadows inside…

In terms of quality, all of the eyeshadows blend well and stay well on the eyes (with a primer). The pigment is there. The highlighters are pretty, not the best quality ever but what do you expect for £5?

To buy your own I Heart revolution Surprise Eggs, click here. Also available from Superdrug.

Kerry x

Obsession Obsessive Lights Highlighter Palette | Review and Swatches

As mentioned in my Obsessive Eyes Eyeshadow Palette review, Obsession have released some beautiful new products recently and so far I’m very impressed. Straight up – this highlighter palette is no exception. Stunning being the word for it.

The palette is a decent size and is a metal tin (which I love). It has a marble design, which matches the eyeshadow and contour palettes. Inside the tin is a huuuuge mirror and eight beautiful highlighters.

I love the fact that this palette caters for all skin tones – from the very light to very deep. If you think some of the shades are unwearable as a highlight, remember you can use them as eyeshadows too.

The highlighters themselves are baked and are very soft to the touch. They are a finely milled powder which gives them that ‘wet-look’ on the skin. They don’t show up any skin texture either which is what you want from a highlighter.

The question I’ve been asking myself for the last few days is – is this my new favourite highlight palette? It does produce everything I want from a highlighter and the shades themselves are just stunning – peachy/golds, whites, bronzes, and pure gold – pure perfection! This palette is definitely up there with my BH Cosmetics Spotlight Glow.

To buy your own, visit TAM Beauty here.

Kerry x

I Heart Makeup Bleeding Heart Highlighter | Review and Swatches

Here’s a quick post on the latest highlighting offering from I Heart Makeup – the Bleeding Heart Highlighter.

This little beauty was released as a Anti-Valentine’s tribute and I like the fun illustration on the lid. The baked highlighter comes in a cardboard, heart shaped box with a lid. I have a couple of these highlighters now and I absolutely love this packaging. It looks really cute on display!

The highlighter itself is a beautiful, warm pink with ‘veins’ of gold shimmer running through it. It is a very soft powder when swatched and blends out perfectly. It has a lovely shimmer to it.

I tried this as a highlighter, but to be honest it was a bit too pink for me (can you believe that?!). I’m excited to use it as a blush though as I think it will look very pretty. I do love a shimmery blush!

To buy your own, visit TAM Beauty here.

Kerry x