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.
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.
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.