New Palettes!

Hey ladies,

So, I have been wanting to try the Sleek make up palettes for AGES.  I kind of went on a make up ban (eyeshadow in particular) because it was getting a bit obscene. BUT at Halloween I needed a good blue/green/purple and a DARK lipstick, you know, because we went all out at Halloween.

I popped into Superdrug and checked out the palettes.  I was there FOREVER but I eventually left with a Sleek palette (Vintage Romance), 2 lipsticks (one which I probably wont use again but it was £1 and one which is my new fave!) and a Make-Up Revolution palette (Give Them Nightmares).  I was actually just intending to buy the Sleek palette but the make-up Revolution one was at the counter and it has the most beautiful greens & purples in it so I couldn’t resist.

Firstly, look how gorgeous the packaging of the two is. I am a sucker for packaging!

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I’ll run through the Sleek one 1st.  I did get a bit frustrated by the clasp on the palette at first, it was a little stiff but it worked out in the end.

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Inside the sleek black casing is 12 highly pigmented shadows, all with lovely names like “pretty in Paris” and “marry in Monte Carlo”, a mirror and a double ended applicator (which I clearly wont use!)  As you can see, I have already been using every colour in this palette!

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The shadows themselves are super pigmented and blend beautifully.  They have quickly become my fave shadows. Check out the colour swatches below.

Top Row

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Bottom Row

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Soon I will be posting a couple of eye looks using these shadows.  For only £7.99, You really cannot go wrong!

Now, on to the Makeup Revolution Palette.  £6 from Superdrug.

Again, the palette clasp is rather annoying but you soon get used to it. Inside the black and gold casing here are 18 (yes 18!) 12 shimmer (some with a really light shimmer, some with a more pronounced shimmer) and 6 matte.

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This pic really does not do the colour justice

The colours are SUPER pigmented which I LOVE. I haven’t yet tried to blend them that much (except to create bruises for Halloween!) so I can’t comment on that but they are stunning colours.  I tend to use them to create a dramatic looks and I use the greens a lot for eyeliner.

I want to experiment with this palette a little more but I LOVE it! Swatches below. I have swatched in the same order as they appear in the pallette.

Halloween

I LOVE THEM! Lethal is actually a really bright colour but its not showing that well in the pic which is a shame. Its almost a jade green as you can see from the 1st pic.  I use it to do green lash lines sometimes 🙂

Have you got any of the Sleek or Makeup Revolution palettes? Let me know what you think of them in the comments.

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New Year. Not so new me!

Hey lovelies,

So, 2015 has been 7 gone, I had a bit of a mixed bag of a year to be honest. Some AMAZING high points including spending a month in Kenya with the little boy I sponsor, getting to go to more Rugby World Cup games than I could have ever imagined, meeting some of my rugby heroes and making some fantastic friends along the way.

Anyway, this blog is not about 2015, it is about looking forward to 2016.  What I wanted to do this year, instead of making the same old resolutions (lose weight, get healthy, find a job I love, blah blah) and then being disappointed or annoyed with myself when I break them or just don’t achieve them, I have decided to make a commitment to blogging.

I absolutely LOVE writing and love interacting with people who read what I write but I never make the time to do it. Sharing my makeup tip and loves as well as making you all fat with baking recipes is so fun so I am making a commitment that in 2016 I will post AT LEAST once a week on this place I call my blog.  I MAY switch it up a bit and include some crafty blogs as I have been crafting a lot lately!

So, that’s my resolution. What are yours? Let me know in the comments, I may steal some for my own!