I absolutely adore I Heart Revolution products and have reviewed many over here on the blog – including the chocolate palettes, mermaid, unicorn and dragon highlighters and the intriguing surprise eggs. I was super excited to see the launch of lots of lipsticks under either a mermaid, unicorn or dragon theme. Today I’ll be reviewing two from the Mystical Mermaids collection, but also keep your eyes peeled for reviews of two from the dragon and unicorn collections in the near future.
I chose the two matte shades in the collection – to be honest I can’t cope with anything other than matte on my lips for long day wear, so decided not to get any other shades. I really liked the look of these two shades anyway!
Below I have swatched them on my hand and on my lips in natural daylight.
Reasons I love these lipsticks – the finish is even and pigmented and lasts for a good, long time.
The colours are absolutely gorgeous – I especially love Beach Babe with its pinky undertone.
They look STUNNING! The outer packaging stands out with the turquoise tube with mermaid scales – it puts me in the mood for summer and I love the scales pattern on the actual lipstick itself too.
Unicorns have been all the rage for a while but now there’s a new fad on the block – mermaids! I have to admit, I’ve been totally sucked in by it all – it’s all so pretty and shiny! I love the mermaid colour schemes and the sparkling, iridescent products and items. I was very excited to see that I Heart Makeup were releasing two new fantastical highlighters (after their very successful Unicorn’s Heart highlighter) – a mermaid one and a dragon one (a review of that is coming soon).
Mermaid’s Heart comes encased in the cutest cardboard box. It is an ocean blue colour with foil effect font. It is very eye catching! Now for the actual highlighter – It consists of five mermaid themed shades, which individually are beautiful in their own right. You have two colours which could represent the sea, a gold for the sand, orange for mermaid hair and pink for her shell bikini. Well that’s my interpretation anyway!
This product is extremely versatile – you could always use the shades individually as a unique highlight or you could use them as eyeshadows. Just think of the looks you could create! I have been swirling the colours together and using the result as a highlighter on the high points of my face.
When I first saw the highlighter, I didn’t actually think the colours would combine well and work out to be a flattering highlight – however I was very wrong. This product is like magic – when you mix the colours together, they actually end up combining into a beautiful cool toned, icy white colour. I love the overall effect and have been wearing it a lot.
Once again, as I have said with all the I Heart Makeup products I have reviewed, this highlighter is super pigmented, easy to blend and a dream to apply. This is a special product and definitely something I’d recommend getting your hands on – there’s nothing else like it.
Just a quick post to let you know that these beautiful Mermaid themed brushes are now available on Indy Luxe! To receive 20% off, just use my exclusive code SPARKLEKERRY20 at the checkout! You can thank me later 😉
These beauties are 100% vegan and cruelty free and super soft. You will receive 10 brushes in the set, including those for the eyes, a fan brush, powder brush and contour brush to name but a few!
But be quick, these babies are going to sell out fast! Buy yours here and don’t forget to use the code SPARKLEKERRY20 at the checkout for 20% off.
A couple of weeks ago, I received a lovely message on Instagram from Stacey of the online store Essibea asking to share one of my photos of her shop page. I felt so flattered that someone liked both my photography and the makeup look I had created (see the look here). This was also a huge compliment because Stacey is super talented herself – her online store is beautiful, with carefully selected quirky and unique products, all shown off perfectly with her brilliant photography. Stacey was lovely enough to send me a box of treats and I thought I’d share a few with you today!
I’ve owned this lip balm before and was so sad when it ran out. My local Boots stores don’t stock it anymore, so I couldn’t get my hands on a replacement. I was so happy to see that Essibea sell them though! Along with other Beauty Junky products, including other flavours of balm and hand creams. This lip balm is so adorable to look at – I just love the rose gold packaging and the domed balm inside. It is very softening on the lips too. Also in this photo you can see a keyring from Sass & Belle and door sign, both from Essibea (not currently on the website). Buy your lip balm here.
This is by far my favourite Essibea product to date! It is just exactly what I look for in a makeup brush – soft bristles, good quality and the shape of a mermaid’s tail! It is also available in a rose gold option (which I’ll be purchasing soon!). I’ve found that this brush is brilliant for applying highlight to the cheekbones. Buy your own here.
I love the brand Oh K! They make cute, Korean inspired products for the home and beauty. This little nail polish remover pot is scented with jasmine, so doesn’t have that horrible nail polish remover smell, we all have to suffer through. It is a brilliantly quick way to remove your nail varnish, just open the lid, stick your nail in the sponge, twist your finger and Ta-Dah! Your polish is gone! Very handy for on the go. Buy yours here.
As you know, I love sheet masks and coconut – so combine the two and I’m in heaven! You get three masks inside the pack, which makes them excellent value for money. The masks are very cooling and nourishing. I did mine before bed and woke up with very soft skin. They also smell amazing! The masks mould to your skin and should be left on for up to 20 minutes. Just remove the mask afterwards and massage the leftover product into your face and neck – no rinsing required! Buy your own pack of masks here.
I hope that this sneak peek of some of the beautiful products available on the Essibea store has made you want to take a look at the site. Stacey set this business up on her own and has worked hard to make it as perfect as it is. She was inspired by women having their own ‘girl cave’ and beautiful things to go inside it. Why should men have all the cool stuff, hey? Check out the website here. I’ve heard whispers that Stacey will soon be making and selling her own range of phone cases (lots of glitter included!).
Take a look also at her Instagram for beautiful photography and products – @essibeaofficial