Friday, 19 May 2017

TRENDING: Mini Bags


{none of the photos in this post are mine, credit to their respectful owners}

Mini bags, are the IT accessory for SS17. 

I'm a woman who carries my life around with me so for me, the bigger the bag the better.
Don't get me wrong I think these tiny little bags are adorable but nowhere near practical. 

If you're someone who only carries your phone and some cards with you then a mini bag may be the accessory to pick up this summer.



This mint one is so cute, the color alone is almost tempting enough for me to purchase.




A trend that unfortunately I won't be joining this season. I'm going to continue lugging around my suit case like purses so I can keep all my necessities handy.



What do you guys think of the mini bag trend?

Bri


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Thursday, 18 May 2017

LUSH - Sex Bomb



When I'm having a bad or stressful day I always turn to Lush.

You really can never go wrong with a nice long soak in some bubbles. I live in a tiny rural town with the nearest mall about an hour away so when we headed to the city I headed straight to Lush to stock up on some old favorites and some new products (for another blog post).  

The Sex Bomb Bath Bomb was one of the first products from Lush I'd ever tried and one that has stuck with me as a firm favorite through the years. When dropped in the bath it creates a lovely blend of purple and pink making you feel like a princess as you bathe and releases the faux rose petals inside as it fizzes away leaving a fresh floral scent lingering in the air.

Infused with soy milk, ylang ylang & clary sage oil this leaves your skin silky smooth and moisturized.

What's your favorite Lush product?

Bri


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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Kat Von D - Metal Matte







Oh hello loves.

I apologize for the lack of posts lately, life is really getting in the way of things these days.
Today's post is featuring one of my favorite palettes, albeit being limited edition I still wanted to share my thoughts. 
This was the 2016 Christmas palette from Kat Von D, the Metal Matte.

I've tried a few items from Kat Von D some being rather disappointing and others exceeding my expectations.

The packaging design is stunning on this just as it is with all her other products. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Kat creates the designs for all her products, What I love about this is that if read one way the palette says metal but flip it around and it says matte which I thought was an incredibly cool concept!

 The palette includes 22 eye shadows, 9 in Kat's popular Metal Crush formula and 13 mattes.
This is by far the largest palette I own but for the amount of product you get I think it's fairly priced.

The color scheme includes pops of colors & neutrals, it's a well rounded palette.





I'd never tried the Kat Von D Metal Crush shadows but after first use I was in love. They are soft, extremely pigmented and easy to blend. My favorite shimmers in the palette are Ignite, Twinkle & Glitz.
Some of the mattes swatched quite patchy but overall most of them were pigmented and blended well. They are incredibly powdery but this has never deterred me as all you need to do is tap off the excess from your brush before application. The mattes I found hardest to apply were Jet and Stone both darker colors. Stone, although a lovely color I found to be the most difficult shade to work with. When blending it becomes patchy and the color completely fades away in some spots.


{Top to bottom: Nebula, Watt, Ignite, Tinsel, Glitz, Twinkle}


{top to bottom: Tinsel, Glitz, Twinkle, Volt, Synergy & Flash}


{top to bottom: Linen, Jet, Velour, Stone, Moss, Ribbon & Silk}


{top to bottom: Fringe, Feather, Oak, Suede, Bone & Velvet}

I'm happy I got my hands on this while it was still available and I'm sorry for posting this after it was no longer available but I had to share my thoughts on it!

What's your go to palette at the moment?

Bri


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Thursday, 11 May 2017

E.L.F. - Electric Fuschia


Okay I've only had this on for one day BUT before you tell me one day is not long enough to form an opinion. It is when the polish is total crap.

E.l.f is a an affordable brand with a lot of wonderful products but affordable can sometimes come with some garbage products as well. This polish is categorized as garbage. It is kind of old though so maybe it's because I've had it sitting around so long but it applied streaky and uneven bunching up in areas on the nail. The color when first applied is this gorgeous bright fuschia! As it wears it dries down to a darker toned down fuschia. Don't get me wrong the color isn't bad but I really loved how it looked when I first applied it so to see it become so much darker was disappointing. Before the night was even over and doing minimal work with my hands the polish was already chipping off around the sides of my nail beds.

All in all I'm so incredibly disappointed with this and am happy it was only a mini bottle (which I ended up tossing in the trash). It was that bad.

Have you tried E.l.f.s polish range?

Bri 

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