Eco Stardust | Biodegradable Glitter | Cheerleader, Milky Way and Unicorn

When it comes around to the month of October, I start to twitch… I get what I call the glitter cravings. I am OBSESSED with glitter – I want to wear it, put it all over my hair and wear it in the places on my face that I’d normally wear highlighter. So this time of year is extra exciting because I know that more glitter will be available and most importantly, acceptable for me to buy and apply. Who doesn’t love glitter at Christmas and New Year?! Well, you can imagine my excitement when Eco Stardust kindly said they would send me some glitters of my choosing to review for you guys. I chose three beautiful little pots (although this was difficult because I wanted them all!) – Cheerleader, Milky Way and Unicorn.

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Eco Stardust Loose Glitter – Cheerleader

 

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Eco Stardust Loose Glitter – Milky Way

 

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Eco Stardust Loose Glitter – Unicorn

The best way to apply these glitters is with a glitter adhesive, which is of course safe to apply to the skin on the face and body. However, you can also use a lip balm or other un-petroleum jelly.

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Left to Right – Cheerleader, Milky Way, Unicorn Swatches taken in natural light

As the name suggests, these glitters are biodegradable – this is something to take into consideration when buying glitters as in reality they are just tiny bits of plastic which, when used in excess, can lead to environmental damage in different ways.

Eco Stardust was born in April this year, when the creators realised how damaging glitter could be to our environment and they wanted to create a product which would biodegrade and be kind to our lovely planet.

Where is glitter used a lot? – Festivals of course! Eco Stardust took their message and glitters to festivals this year to spread their message and people gained some beautiful glitters in the process. I absolutely love a beauty company who care about the planet and the environment, and Eco Stardust really are no exception. Be sure to check them out, their range of products is stunning!

To puchase Cheerleader, click here. To purchase Milky Way, click here. To purchase Unicorn, click here. Or to just visit the wonderful website, click here.

#glitterwithoutthelitter

Kerry x

50 Shades… Themed Makeup

As the new 50 Shades Darker film was released a few days ago, I thought I’d have a go at a grey makeup theme. To be honest, I’m not a fan of the books or films myself – I don’t really understand the whole man hurting a woman for pleasure thing, but each to their own! I wore this makeup for a meal with my husband on Valentine’s Day. This is just a quick eye makeup tutorial and once again I’ve included lots of photos for step-by-step guides.

Before I begin, I received a few nasty comments from one individual the other day on a photo of my Valentine’s makeup on Instagram. I’d just like to say firstly that I’m not a professional makeup artist, I do this for fun and to improve my own skills. I just really love sharing with you guys and most of you seem to like it! Secondly, can we all just be nice to each other? Us girls should just stick together, don’t you think? Anyway, enough of that. Let’s get started!

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As before, I prepped my face with my usual favourites –

  • Soap & Glory Speed Plump Moisturiser
  • Carmex lip balm
  • L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Vanilla Rose
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer in Vanilla
  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as an eye primer
  • Collection Precision Contour
  •  Collection Eyebrow Definer
  • PS… Pro HD Mascara

My eyeshadow palette of choice this time was my Morphe 35N (I seriously love this palette!) and I used my amazing Spectrum Collections Eye Blending Brush Set.

Over my MAC Paint Pot in the shade Painterly, which I use as a eye primer, I covered my whole lid and brow bone in a neutral shade.

Next I used the beautiful light grey shade over my lids.

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I then used a darker shade of grey in my crease. This was tricky to blend and looked a bit messy, so I went in again with the light grey and blended it all out.

Next I used a tiny amount of a purple shade from the palette and applied it to the outer corners.

That’s all from the eyeshadow palette – now for some glitter! I used my Glitter Eyes pressed glitter in the shade Nirvana. This stuff is beautiful! It has rainbow glitter in it which looks stunning when it catches the light. I used it along my lower lash line.

I finished the eye look off with some more eyelashes from Beauty Atelier Shop. These are handmade, cruelty free mink lashes called #Softly. They are extremely comfortable as they have a light-weight band. You can buy the lashes here. If you enter the code KER 10 at the checkout, you’ll get free shipping (you can thank me later!). 

I found the perfect matte, liquid lipstick to go with this look and this was NYX Lip Lingerie in the shade Embellishment. This is a beautiful greyish purple, definitely one of my favourites. 

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Here it is, the finished look! I really hope you like this one. Let me know if there are any other makeup looks or themes you’d like me to have a go at. I like a good project! 

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and enjoy the rest of your week – it’s almost the weekend! 

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Kerry x

Fun Valentine’s Day Makeup

Yay, I’m so excited about this one! Baby J had a long nap this afternoon, so instead of cleaning, doing the washing, blah, etc. I played around with my makeup collection! I’ve been planning a Valentine’s look for a couple of weeks and I really hope you like it. It’s quite OTT in some places, but you can use what you want from it. I took a no makeup selfie to start with, for a bit of ‘before and after’.

I haven’t gone into detail over my whole face prep, as I’ve done that before in my Christmas look and it hasn’t really changed much since then. I’ve taken a photo of everything I used and here is the list –

  • Soap & Glory Speed Plump Moisturiser
  • Carmex lip balm
  • L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Vanilla Rose
  • L’Oreal True Match Concelaer in Vanilla
  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as an eye primer
  • Collection Precision Contour
  •  Collection Eyebrow Definer
  • PS… Pro HD Mascara

I have put the focus of this post onto my eye makeup, as it’s the statement part of the whole look. For eyeshadow I used the amazing Makeup Revolution 144 Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette Collection 2017 (an amazing £10!) I’ve written about it before here.

I’ve taken step-by-step photos as I feel it’s easier to show you what I did, you can also see what brushes I used for each part of the eye, they’re from the Spectrum Eye Blending Set.

  1. I applied a peachy nude to my whole lid and up to the brow bone

2. A light pink in my crease

3. I went over the crease again with this darker pink shade

4. The darkest pink in that column was then applied to my outer corners

5. I used the neon pink as a liner on half of my under eyes

6. I then used the bright lilac on the other half of my under eye and blended them together for a gradient effect

7. I used a bright, shimmery, light pink on the centre of my lids

8. I completed the work with the shadows by applying Unicorns Heart highlighter – the pink shade – to the inner corners to make my eyes pop!

Here’s how it looked when they eye shadow process was complete –

To make the look fun and unique, I applied The Sparkles Store Valentine’s Mix loose glitter to my inner corners and then picked out the cute little hearts and stuck them with glitter fixing glue on my outer brow bone.

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Now for the lashes! These are called #Sexy and are from Beauty Atelier Shop. You can purchase them here. You can also use this code – KER 10 – for free shipping, woohoo! The eyelashes are handmade and 100% silk. They are so comfortable to wear and create an instant car eye look! Beauty Atelier Shop also have other amazing and exclusive items that you need to check out. I will be uploading a video about some of their products in the next few days.

For highlight, I used Glitter Eyes highlight in the shade ThatGlo. My blush is from a palette in the Makeup Revolution 12 Days of Christmas box.

And finally…lips. I used the awesome Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matt Lip Kit in Echelon .

And there we have it! I’m so pleased with the final result! Unfortunately, my camera didn’t pick up the prettiness of the highlighter, it has an iridescent pink shimmer in certain lights. Believe me when I say that it’s beautiful.

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What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day?

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2017 Sparkle with Kerry readers! Love you all!

Kerry x

Glitter Eyes – Pressed Glitters

Ahh these are so beautiful! I’ve been so excited to share these with you. They really do personify the phrase ‘Sparkle with Kerry’! These are the pressed glitters by Glitter Eyes

Glitter Eyes is an online store full of all things sparkly and iridescent. They sell pressed glitters, loose glitter, highlighters (I have one of these to review too!), themed palettes, GlitterFix liquid and applicators and empty palettes so you can put your own together. The glitters are 100% vegan and cruelty free. 

Fallen Angel, Nirvana
With a camera flash – FallenAngel, Nirvana
Rainbow Brights, Shimmering Sand, Peach Fizz

Rainbow Brights, Shimmering Sand, Peach Fizz

With Flash – Rainbow Brights, Shimmering Sand, Peach Fizz

Pressed glitters are amazingly innovative in that you don’t need glitter glue to apply them. You can apply with a finger or brush easily and quickly. The glitters are in a vegetable glycerine, which means they stick to the eye lid with ease and are also simple to remove. You can use your usual cleanser or wipe to remove the product. 

Today I used Peach Fizz. I love peachy colours on my eyes as it’s a great colour to make blue eyes pop. I teamed the glitter with an eyeshadow palette from my Makeup Revolution 12 Days of Christmas box. 

If you’d like to see more looks I create with the other glitters, just keep checking my Instagram – @sparkle.with.kerry 

To buy the glitters, or any other Glitter Eyes products you fancy, go to the website – www.glittereyes.co.uk Pressed glitters are £5.99 each. 

Kerry x

UPDATE: Shimmering Sand 31.1.2017