Sunday, 18 February 2018

My Favourite Bloggers Right Now

Hello everyone!

I love reading blogs just as much as I love writing a blog, so today I thought that I would share some of the blogs which I am really enjoying reading at the minute. Hopefully this gives you some ideas on which blogs to read next:)








Who are your favourite bloggers? Will you be checking any of these lovely blogs out?

Until next time,
Emily xo

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Dupe (For Less Than Half The Price!)

Hello everyone!

Makeup, especially high end products, can be an expensive thing. It feels absolutely brilliant when you can find a drugstore dupe for a high end product, and this is especially true when the dupe works just as well as the original. Today I am going to be sharing with you an amazing dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Light/Medium Contour Kit; all for less than half the price!

I actually wasn't looking for a dupe for the ABH Contour Kit when I first purchased this off the Superdrug website, I just wanted to try out some Nip + Fab products, but I was certainly pleased when I realised they were both very similar products.

It is very clear from the get go that the packaging of the palettes aren't identical whatsoever, but it is definitely what's on the inside which counts the most!

The Anastasia Beverly Hills palette comes in at a pricey £42. One thing I really like about the ABH palette is that you can buy the refill pans separately for £ each, so when you run out of your favourite shade you can always replace it. The Nip + Fab is a lot cheaper, costing only £15. I know that £15 isn't the cheapest for a contour palette, but the quality is VERY similar to ABH and in my opinion it's totally worth it:)

One thing I find very interesting is how you actually get more product in the Nip + Fab palette than you do in the ABH one. The pans in the Nip + Fab palette are noticeably bigger than those in the ABH palette, but the size of the palettes are exactly the same. I definitely feel like Anastasia Beverly Hills could have increased the size of their pans to fill the palette a bit more, but I know that this would also cause the price to increase too.

Now, onto the shades! The three top shades in the Nip + Fab palette are absolutely identical to the ABH palette. The bottom shades are also identical to each other, however they are in a slightly different order. I have put together a little diagram to show which shades are the same so that you can see the comparison.

I am now going to do a quick summary of the pros and cons of both palettes, and then you can decide which one you prefer!

Anastasia Beverly Hills

PROS:

  • Sleek, matte black packaging
  • Refill pans available
  • 6 highly pigmented shades
  • Very soft, blendable formula
CONS:
  • On the pricier side
  • Doesn't contain as much product as the Nip + Fab palette

Nip + Fab

PROS:
  • Shades are VERY similar, if not identical, to ABH palette
  • Great pigmentation 
  • Shades easy to blend 
  • A lot cheaper than the ABH palette
CONS:
  • Quite basic packaging 
  • Doesn't feel as luxurious 


So, which one do you prefer? Anastasia Beverly Hills or Nip + Fab?

Shop this post: Anastasia Beverly Hills Light/Medium Contour Kit (£42.00) // Nip + Fab Contour Palette in Light 1 (£15.00)

Until next time,
Emily xo 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

LUSH Valentines Range 2018

Hello everyone!

Aside from Christmas, the LUSH Valentines range is definitely one of my favourites. I absolutely loved their Valentines range last year and I thought that I would do a run down of this years products. There are so many products this year and I am very excited to get my hands on some of these!


Those are all of the LUSH Valentines 2018 products. Which ones do you have on your wish list? 

Until next time,
Emily xo

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Zoeva Caramel Melange Palette | Review & Swatches

Hello everyone!

I finally did it! I finally bought my first Zoeva product! I have been wanting a Zoeva eye shadow palette for the longest time ever- if you go back to my many 'Wish Lists' then you can probably tell how long I have wanted a Zoeva palette for! I have no idea why it has took me so long to finally get one, but I am so excited to be sharing my thoughts on the Caramel Melange palette today.

As far as packaging goes, this palette is very sleek and slim which makes it very easy to store. I like the colour scheme of the packaging as I think the brown and gold compliment each other really nicely.

The palette contains 10 warm toned eye shadows and I actually couldn't be more obsessed with the shades, they're all very wearable and very pretty. I think that £18 is reasonable for 10 eye shadows, and especially when they look this good!

All of the shades in the palette are really pigmented and I have been creating lots of different looks with the shades so far. I am now going to share swatches of all of the shades as well as a brief description of them:)
BOTTOM TO TOP: Wax Paper, Universal Delight, Aftertaste, 182°C & Liquid Center

BOTTOM TO TOP: Alchemy, Start Soft, Finish Sensual, Almost Burnt & Edible Gem

TOP ROW:
  • Wax Paper- matte light beige 
  • Universal Delight- warm matte light tan 
  • Aftertaste- warm matte orange toned red
  • 182°C- warm light orange with gold shimmer
  • Liquid Center- warm metallic copper 

BOTTOM ROW:
  • Alchemy- warm matte red toned brown
  • Start Soft- warm medium orange toned brown 
  • Finish Sensual- warm cocoa brown 
  • Almost Burnt- shimmery yellow gold
  • Edible Gem- matte dark purple with minimal gold shimmer
All in all, I am absolutely loving this palette at the moment. What do you think of it?!

Shop this post: Zoeva Caramel Melange Palette (£18.00)

Until next time,
Emily xo

Monday, 29 January 2018

2017 In Review

Hello everyone!

I know that we're already a month into 2018 but I had planned to do a '2017 In Review' blog post at the end of last year, and I've only just remembered about it now! I was just going to wait until 2018 was over and do a post for this year but I just couldn't stop thinking about it. So here we are, this is my 2017 in review:)

JANUARY 
I celebrated my Birthday in January but I have recently got a new phone so the only photos that I can find at the moment are either selfies or cats. I thought I would share a nice picture of a cat, and yes- that is a blanket over the top of her:) 
27th January, 2017

FEBRUARY
I seem to have hibernated during the month of February as I have no photos whatsoever from February...onto March!

MARCH
In March I went to two concerts in the space of 5 days; Olly Murs on the 6th and The Weeknd on the 11th. Both were absolutely brilliant. 
6th March, 2017

11th March, 2017

APRIL
The month of April was when I visited Edinburgh, Scotland. I had visited previously but that was a very long time ago, so I really enjoyed exploring the zoo and also Harvey Nichols:) 
18th April, 2017

MAY, JUNE & JULY
May, June and July were fairly quiet for me in terms of social events as I did spend those three months revising and sitting exams, how fun!

AUGUST
That means that August was spent celebrating all of the hard work I had put in over the previous three months. On the 5th August I jetted off to Fuerteventura for a week. A few weeks later I enjoyed a mocktail in TGI Fridays to celebrate my exam results.
5th August, 2017 

6th August, 2017

8th August, 2017

24th August, 2017

SEPTEMBER
At the beginning of September I started a Healthcare college course as I want to eventually qualify as a midwife. Towards the end of September I got my nose pierced. I was very nervous before but there was absolutely no need to be as it wasn't too painful and I think it looks great. I am going to be doing a blog post on my piercings in the coming months so stay tuned for that:) 
30th September, 2017 

OCTOBER
Not a lot happened in October to be honest. One thing I did buy in October was a gorgeous Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter kit, so I will include a picture of that here. 
8th October, 2017

NOVEMBER
I seemed to have skipped November; there wasn't really anything major that happened in this month as I was busy preparing for the Christmas festivities. 

DECEMBER
And finally, December! Just before Christmas I got another piercing, my rook, which was quite painful but totally worth it. And of course Christmas day came soon after where I was spoilt rotten and enjoyed all of the yummy festive food. 
20th December, 2017

25th December, 2017

I hope you're all having a wonderful 2018 so far! What did you get up to in 2017?!

Until next time,
Emily xo 
 

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