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Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette review & swatches

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette review & swatches

If you read my 'Products worth placing a Sephora order for' post, you will know that I highly rate Pat McGrath Labs eyeshadows. I was lucky enough to receive one of her large palettes as a Christmas gift (review here), and knew that I would love more in my life but with a $125 price tag, there was little chance of that happening! When I was in New York, I was delighted to see that she had released some smaller 6 pan palettes, which are priced at $55 - still not cheap, but more affordable for sure and don't forget that the Sephora Spring Sale is happening this weekend so there is a saving of between 10 and 15% to be made! There are three palettes available and I loved all of the shade selections but decided to go for the Bronze Ambition palette - what can I say - I'm nothing if not predictable going for the warm tones!

The skincare products that have my skin looking its best

Sunday Riley, Good Genes, Skincare, Juno, Luna, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Verso Turmeric Booster, Verso Reviving Eye Mask, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask,  Review

I mentioned in my Clarins Extra Firming Skin Duo review that my skin has been looking better than ever recently and I've had a lot of compliments from people who see me both daily and infrequently telling me that I am looking younger! I'm not very good at taking compliments but when you hear the same thing numerous times, you begin to think there might be something to it so I thought I'd share with you some of my current favourite skincare products today! It's also worth mentioning that Space NK have £15 off orders of £60 and over until midnight on Monday 23rd in case anything here catches your eye - not sponsored, I just like sharing discounts when I find them! 

The products worth placing a Sephora order for!

Sephora VIB Spring Sale 2018

Up until a few years ago, those of us in the UK & Ireland could only dream about shopping in Sephora. Around 2015, they began shipping to the UK but there were restrictions on the brands that could be shipped. Since then, some of the previously U.S. only brands have hit our shores - Kat Von D, Too Faced and Anastasia Beverly Hills, to name a few, which means that there aren't very many brands that we can't get our hands on. That being said, there are still some brands that I think are worth placing a Sephora order for and with the Spring Sale returning this weekend, I thought I would share some of them with you today.

My thoughts on the Pixi Pretties Collection

PIXI Pretties Collection Review

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you will have seen Pixi's latest beauty influencer collaboration all over social media! The Pixi Pretties collection sees the brand join forces with Chloe Morello, Dulce Candy and Weylie Hoang, who have a combined youtube following of over 6 million subscribers. Each influencer produced two products and I was very kindly sent all of the products, which I have been using over the past few weeks and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today!

New releases from Too Faced!

Too Faced, Chocolate Matte Soleil Bronzer, Just Peachy Velvet Matte, Eyeshadow Palette, Natural Face Palette, Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation, Review,

Long term readers will know that I am a big fan of Too Faced (see Brand Focus post here), so when they recently released some new products, I couldn't resist adding them to my collection. Not everything is available this side of the Atlantic yet but rumour has it that they will be available in Debenhams soon. 

Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oil review

Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection Review

I've mentioned before on the blog that whilst I spend a lot on skincare, I tend to use budget bath and body products the majority of the time. However, when it's been one of those days (or weeks!), I feel that I deserve a little treat and I always reach for the most luxurious products in my stash and give myself a good pamper. This will always start with a bath because I find that is the best way for me to switch off and relax. An essential component of this is a nice bath oil and they don't come better than Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oils. This Miniature Bath & Shower Oil set would make an amazing gift because who isn't in need of a pamper every now & then? Also, it contains a variety of oils - some to help you relax, some to help decongest and other that help to revive so there is an oil for all issues! I want to talk you through my thoughts on the oils today and let you know my favourite that I will be purchasing the full size of.

My long-wearing base essentials

Long-wearing foundation for dry skin

We all have occasions where we need our base to be budgeproof and long-lasting. For me, I want medium coverage with a glowy finish and for my skin to look pretty poreless - I don't ask for much, I know! I have dry skin so I don't necessarily have a problem with foundation lasting, however some have a tendency to gather in fine lines (think nasolabial area), which is never a good look! Today, I want to share my go-to products that I reach for when I know I will be out and about all day or for a special occasion. 

My top five Pixi makeup products

Pixi Makeup Top Five

Following on from Thursday's Top Five Pixi Skincare products post, I wanted to share my five favourite makeup products from the brand today! Now I will admit that I have tried more skincare than makeup from the brand so it wasn't too difficult to choose five! The packaging is very similar to the skincare products, which is green plastic with a clear lid when it comes to powder products - it's not particularly aesthetically pleasing but with the prices of the products, it's difficult to criticise! I also want to mention that Pixi is Cult Beauty's Brand Of The Month, which means that there is free international shipping on all products for the month of April.

Cut Crease made easy with HAX!

HAX Cut Crease Kit Review

Have you heard of the brand Hax before? They basically take whatever the latest Instagram makeup craze is and make it easy to recreate with one of their kits! Ombré lips/holographic lips/cut crease? They've got you covered! I love the look of a cut crease eye as it's pretty bold and dramatic so I was delighted to receive their Glitter Cut Crease Kit to try!

My top five Pixi skincare products

Cult Beauty Brand Of The Month Pixi, Pixi Skincare, Top 5 Pixi Skincare

Every month, Cult Beauty feature a Brand Of The Month, which means that there is free international shipping on that particular brand. For the month of April, Pixi is the Brand Of The Month so I thought that I'd share my top five skincare products from the brand! 

Spring clean your cleansing routine with Caudalie & a get a full size free gift!

Caudalie Cleansing Oil Review, Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser Review

Caudalie is one of those brands that impresses me more with each product I try. They focus on keeping the ingredient list as natural as possible - they don't use parabens, mineral oil or animal-derived ingredients and my dry, sensitive/reactive skin loves the products. They currently have a campaign around their line of cleansers and it really got me thinking because the premise is that your skin doesn't have the same needs every day so why use the same cleanser every day? They have also taken a new approach to the double cleanse, which I want to share with you today!

Spring Clean Your Hair & nab a freebie from Grow Gorgeous!

Grow Gorgeous Free Gift

Now that the sun has finally started to appear (sporadically!), it has made me think about the months ahead. Around this time, every year for the last four years, I have started using Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum to get my hair ready for summer! This serum really does help with hair growth - hence why I've repurchased it several times! You will have seen me talk about Grow Gorgeous on the blog on numerous occasions previously because I'm a big fan of the brand and they have very kindly given me a code to share with you so that you can receive a free full size Back Into The Roots Hair Masque with any purchase on their site between now and April 20th. The code is SIOBHANSPRING. Today, I am going to talk you through my favourite products from the brand, which might help you decide what to buy if you want to avail of the code!

Budget beauty products that have really impressed me

Life is all about balance, right? I use a lot of high end products but sometimes, budget beauty really impresses me and today I want to share some of my favorites with you!

My Spring Fragrance Picks!

Chloe Nomade Review, Tiffany and Co Review, Tony Burch Bel Azur Review

Yesterday I shared my Spring makeup picks and today I want to share with you the fragrances that I'll be wearing over the coming months! In winter I tend to favour warm scents but for Spring, I like fresh, airy fragrances to reflect the change in season. I have three beautiful perfumes to share with you today!

The Spring Beauty Edit

Apparently it's Spring - the weather just needs to catch up! With the change in season, I always like to switch up my makeup and I've been going through my stash this week, picking out products to put in my Muji drawers for everyday use. It's nice to put the berry lips and heavier base products away in favour of lighter, softer shades!

The best fake tan I have ever used: Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse

Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse Review

I've been a fake tan fan for years and have tried almost every brand on the market from budget to high end, with very mixed results. Because I have dry skin, I tend to favour lotions over mousses as the latter are generally more drying. I always like a guide colour so that I can see where I am applying the product and I always make sure to exfoliate well before application to ensure an even colour. I'm pretty fussy when it comes to tan because I don't want to look orange (or green toned!), I want it to be easy to apply, to fade evenly and last a good 5 days. I have found a tan that ticks all of those boxes, and more! Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse is the answer to all of my tanning prayers!

An extra-firming skin duo from Clarins and a Super Gift With Purchase from House of Fraser!

House Of Fraser Clarins Gift With Purchase, Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream Review, Clarins Extra-Firming Night Cream Review

For me, Clarins is a classic skincare brand. It has stood the test of time with so many of its products becoming staples in the routines of every generation - we all know that Beauty Flash Balm is one of my most repurchased products ever! What I love about Clarins, is that it will re-visit popular products to see if any improvements/updates can be made to the formula due to scientific research into ingredients - Double Serum is one example (see post here).  Recently Clarins have released new and improved Extra Firming Day and Night Creams and two new products in its Hydra-Essential line: Moisturizing Reviving Eye Mask and Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. I have been using the day and night cream for around 6 weeks and the eye mask and lip balm for a little less and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today. This post also happens to coincide with an amazing Super Beauty Gift in House of Fraser, which is running until April 14th, where you can choose 4 beauty treats (worth £54) with the purchase of two or more Clarins products, one to be skincare. The sizes are very generous - more details later in the post!

Gentle but effective exfoliating for sensitive skin with Christian Breton


We all know the importance of exfoliating the skin, not just in terms of skin renewal but also for increasing the effectiveness of the products that are applied afterwards. Serums can penetrate more deeply and masks are also more effective on exfoliated skin. The problem is that exfoliating can be tricky for those with sensitive or reactive skin, particularly when it comes to chemical exfoliators. Today I want to share a product that is perfect for those who usually shy away from acid toners as it's perfect for sensitive skin.

My flight essentials and anti-jetlag skincare heroes!

Verso Reviving Eye Mask, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist, Laneige Lip Mask, Omorovicza, Midnight Radiance, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Dr Roebuck's Ultimate Hydrating Serum, L'occitane, Hand Cream

As you know, I was in New York last week and whilst we had a reasonably timed flight on the way over, we flew overnight on the way back and usually that would mean that my skin would suffer, however this time, a few really effective products prevented the signs of jet lag. Some I used during the flight and others afterwards and I want to share them with you today!

What I bought in New York!

I'm back! In case you didn't realise that I was away - I was in New York last week! It was our first visit but won't be our last because we loved every minute of our trip. I know that the first thing some people think of when you mention New York is shopping, but in all honesty we wanted to see and do as much as we could so we didn't spend a lot of time in the shops. On Wednesday there was a snow storm so we took that as a sign to indulge in some retail therapy in the morning as it was due to be a lot worse in the afternoon and we knew we'd need to be indoors then. Today, I want to show you the beauty bits that I bought - I didn't blitz Sephora as much as I did on my first visit to the U.S. two years ago because a lot of brands are more available to us on this side of the Atlantic than they were two years ago, but I did pick up some great bits!

Holiday makeup picks: the New York edition!

Visiting New York has been on my bucket list for years and it's finally happening! We are flying out tomorrow morning, so today I want to show you the makeup that I'm bringing with me. I'm trying not to bring too much as I'm bound to buy some makeup in Sephora when I'm over there, but this is about as minimal as I get! I also focused on bringing products that aren't too heavy because I need to keep room and weight in my case for shopping! 

Five current loves!

Ouai Frizz Sheet Review, Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Review, Sunday Riley Juno Review, Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist review

It's time for me to share with you the products that have really wowed me recently and that have made it into my regular routine. I try a lot of beauty products - some good, some bad, some just ok but these five are absolute loves!

Rediscovering theBalm makeup

theBalm brand overview, theBalm Nude Beach Palette Review, theBalm Mary-Dew Manizer Review

When highlighters first became popular, the one that almost everyone owned and loved (myself included) was from theBalm: Mary-Lou Manizer. The beautifully soft texture and very reasonable price, given the quality, made it a huge hit! Recently, theBalm released a liquid version of their iconic highlighter: Mary-Dew Manizer, and I was kindly sent it so I want to share my thoughts on this and some other products from the brand today.

World Duty Free Exclusive: Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Power Of 3 Set

Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Power Of 3 Set Review

I don't know about you, but one of my favourite things about going on holiday, is shopping in Duty Free! I always squirrel away some money so I can have a splurge as there is great value to be had - whether it's stocking up on firm favourites or trying something new. I particularly like to buy products that are expensive on the high street as there is always a saving of at least 15% in World Duty Free. Today, I have the perfect example of the brilliant value there is available: this Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Power of 3 Set has a value of £440, but it can be purchased for £290. Yes, it's still expensive but if you use this line anyway, you can save £150! Don't forget that you don't have to be travelling yourself to avail of the amazing value because there is the reserve & collect option, whereby you can browse the site (select your terminal and date of travel first), then add products to your basket and then either you or whoever is travelling can pay and collect when they get to the airport and you will pay the price you reserved it at. I've used it a few times and found it really convenient!

Five Favourites from Anastasia Beverly Hills

Top 5 Anastasia Beverly Hills products, Soft Glam Review

If you're a regular browser or shopper of Cult Beauty, you will know that each month, they have a Brand Of The Month, where they shine a light on a particular brand and offer free shipping worldwide for that month. For March, it is Anastasia Beverly Hills, which coincides with their three latest releases: Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, Bronzers and Amrezy Highlighter. If you read my Brand Focus post, you will know that I am a huge fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills and today I want to share my five favourite products with you!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas with The White Company & a 10% discount code!

The White Company Mother's Day Gift Guide

On Monday, I shared with you a Mother's Day Gift Guide for beauty lovers but I know not everyone loves skincare and makeup so today I have teamed up with The White Company to share some more gift ideas. If you aren't already familiar with The White Company, they sell the most beautiful furniture, homeware, jewellery, clothing, linen, bath & body products and fragrances. It is a one stop shop for luxurious lifestyle gifts that help to encapsulate the feeling of comfort in the home, which makes their products perfect gifts. Today, I have three gift ideas to share - all are priced under £26 and they offer next day delivery if you order before 7pm so there is plenty of time to order a gift for your mother before Sunday! 

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is next Sunday, March 11th, in the UK & Ireland and even if you think it's just another Hallmark Day, any occasion to make your mother feel special is worth celebrating, in my opinion! Today I want to share some gift ideas for your mother or if you are a mother yourself, you might want to leave this post open to drop hints to your other half or children! I have a mixture of skincare, makeup and a few non-beauty items as I know not everyone is a beauty lover.

Pore blurring primers

Pore blurring primers

Porous and textured skin is an issue for most people that I know - this may be due to oily skin, acne scarring, sun damage or age. We all want a smooth velvet base for our foundation because not only will our makeup look better, it will last longer too. Today, I want to share four primers that I have found really beneficial in blurring pores and smoothing texture to create the perfect base.

Five Favourites from Benefit!

Benefit Hoola Review, Benefit Galifornia Review, Benefit BadGal Bang Review, Benefit Porefessional Review, Benefit Gimme Brow Review

I really enjoyed doing my series of Brand Focus posts on the blog last year and you all seemed to enjoy them too! I'm going to continue that series this year but there are some brands that I don't have enough products from to do a whole Brand Focus, so instead I am going to pick my top five favourites to share with you, starting today with Benefit.

A bargain beauty: ColourPop I Think I Love You Palette

ColourPop I Think I Love You Palette Review  Swatches

I'm aware that I have been featuring a lot of high end palettes on the blog recently that are well outside the budget of most sane people (in my defence, they were gifts!), but I'm certainly not averse to using more budget-friendly products! I love a bargain as much as the next person and one budget brand that so many people have been raving about for the last 18-24 months, is ColourPop. It seems to be a brand that is like Pringles - once you pop, you just can't stop! Nobody seems to be able to place an order without placing a subsequent one as soon as there is another new release (quite a frequent occurrence!) My beautiful friend, Leanne, is one of those people and for Christmas, she kindly gifted me a palette that I'd had my eye on since its release - I Think I Love You palette, which I'm going to share my thoughts on with you today!

Give fragrance instead of flowers this Mother's Day!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Review

With Mother's Day fast approaching (March 11th), it's time to start thinking about what to gift our mothers or what to drop hints for if you're a mother yourself. My own mother would be grateful for any gift but she always reminds my Dad that he has never bought her flowers (and they are together more than 50 years!). In my Dad's defence, he does buy her gifts but he thinks that flowers are a waste of money because they die after a few days! It seems that he's not alone, and Fragrance Direct are encouraging us to #buyfragrancenotflowers this Mother's Day!

The best products for tacking dull and textured skin & a Cult Beauty Discount Code!

Cult Beauty Discount Code, Products for dull skin, Products for textured or scarred skin

Yesterday I told you that I have dry and irritated/reactive skin but guess what? They aren't my only skin concerns! My skin is also prone to being dull (something that can happen no matter what your skin type, but is particularly prevalent among those of us with dry skin) and I also have some texture issues (is there anybody without texture issues? If you've ever had spots, sun damage, visible pores then chances are you know what I'm talking about!). Today, I want to talk you through the products that I find very effective in tackling these issues. Again, I want to remind you about my 15% discount code: CBXBLYM valid until midnight on the 23rd Feb and to keep reading until the end for details on the giveaway!

The products I find most effective for tackling dry and irritated skin & Cult Beauty Discount Code!

Cult Beauty Discount Code, Products for dry and irritated skin

I regularly post about my skincare favourites and skincare routine and will quite often get comments along the lines of 'you must have amazing skin' - the reality is that I don't! Because I have a chronic illness, my skin has suffered due to the illness itself but also the very harsh and strong meds that I take to combat it. I also have a problem with my stomach, which means that I have problems absorbing certain nutrients - those alongside central heating and the environmental factors that we all experience, means that I have skin issues that I need to work hard to combat - or need my products to work hard for me! Today I have teamed up with Cult Beauty to talk you through the products that I find most effective for tackling dry and irritated or reactive skin and tomorrow I will share the products that I find best for treating dullness and texture issues. I'm sure most of you are familiar with Cult Beauty, the one stop shop for all of the latest brand releases in all areas of beauty - I feel like I check the new section daily because they are always adding new brands that previously weren't easy for us to get our hands on on this side of the Atlantic - Kate Somerville being the latest - a brand I am really looking forward to exploring! I recommend signing up to the newsletter so you don't miss any new releases/sales or discount codes. I also have a 15% discount code CBXBLYM valid until midnight on the 23rd of Feb (with some brand exclusions but most of the products mentioned here today are not on the exclusion list but it's not just for skincare, it can be used on anything on site - see the end of the post for details on the exclusions ) and details of a competition so keep reading until the end for those! Also, make sure you are following Cult Beauty on Instagram because it's like a community on there and you can get great advice from their skincare experts, but also from fellow Cult Beauty customers, plus they regularly have amazing giveaways!

Five current loves featuring Nars, Stila and more!

Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation review, Charlotte Tilbury Blush & Bronze Review and giveaway, Armani Eccentrico Mascara Review, Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Rose Gold Retro Review

As you know, I don't feature monthly favourites on the blog these days because they just became a bit tedious for me, but every now and then I like to tell you about products that have really stood out to me and are consistent in my routine so today I'm doing just that!

Clarins SOS Primer Review and a Gift With Purchase at House of Fraser

Clarins SOS Primer Review Universal Light

I love a good gift with purchase (as my minis stash will confirm!) because it gives me a chance to try some products from a brand that I may not have otherwise, but also because the products contained in the gift are always ideal for travelling. I've featured a few Clarins GWP on the blog before because they're always pretty generous in size and I love Clarins so I wanted to let you know that there is currently a gift with purchase promotion in House of Fraser until the 24th of this month. It's available with the purchase of two products (one of which must be skincare) so I thought I'd talk you through some of my favourite Clarins products and share my thoughts on one of the new SOS Primers.

The perfect Brow Duo from Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift, Legendary Brows Review

I have tried so many Charlotte Tilbury makeup products and loved them all, but for some reason I hadn't tried any of her brow products until I received them for Christmas. Brows are my least favourite part of doing my makeup so anything that will make them easier to do will always be welcome in my life!

Acid Toners featuring Pixi, Tarte and January Labs

Tarte Knockout Treatment Review

Acid toners are something that have been a regular part of my skincare routine for around 4 years now and, thanks to Caroline Hirons, most people use them regularly. I know that the word acid scares some people, but it shouldn't! That Samantha acid peel scene from Sex & The City has a lot to answer for! I have dry and sensitive skin and I can use acids so I thought that I would share three that I have in my collection with you today.

Spring Lip Picks from Givenchy with World Duty Free

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick Review

Despite the freezing temperatures and intermittent snow, we have had some really beautiful sunny days. That combined with hearing the birds in the morning and the slight stretch in the evenings, has me excited for Spring and a change in season means a change in makeup for me! Today I want to share two fabulous lipsticks that will definitely be in my Spring rotation. Both are from the Givenchy Interdit range, which is a luxury brand but, thankfully, there are savings to be made by buying these in World Duty Free! On the high street, these lipsticks retail at £24, but in World Duty Free, there is a saving of £4.05 to be made, reducing them to £19.95.

Two to try from green brand Tropic

Tropic Whipped Body Velvet Review, Tropic Super Greens Serum Review

Over the past few years, there has been a definite shift towards green beauty - we all want to know exactly what is in the products that we are putting on our face and body and if they can be as natural as possible AND work well, then what's not to love? A brand that I was introduced to at the beginning of the year is Tropic, which is a completely Cruelty-Free and Vegan brand, founded by Australian Susie Ma who partnered with Lord Alan Sugar to launch the brand. I was kindly sent two products to try and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today!

REVIEW & swatches: Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette Review and Swatches

If you read my Too Faced Brand Focus post, you will know that I am a huge fan of the formula of the eyeshadows from the brand. The original Chocolate Bar palette is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes ever due to the shade selection, the texture of the shadows and, well, the fact that it smells of chocolate doesn't hurt! I was delighted to find the new Chocolate Gold palette under the tree at Christmas and I want to share my thoughts on it with you today!

A stunning new lip colour from Charlotte Tilbury: Opium Noir

Charlotte Tilbury Opium Noir Lipstick Review, Swatches & Giveaway

Have you read my Charlotte Tilbury Brand Focus post? If  you did, you will know that I am huge fan of her lipsticks - everything from the packaging to the formula, to the shade selection just speaks to me! I had 11 in my collection and was recently kindly sent Opium Noir, which was previously only available in the Film Noir Nights Makeup Kit

My thoughts on the Caudalie Premier Cru range

Caudalie Premier Cru Range Review

The Premier Cru range is not new to Caudalie - in fact, it has been around for 9 years, however after 5 years of research, they have now added Premier Cru - The Serum to the range. This new serum is said to increase the anti-ageing properties of The Cream by seven times. I was kindly sent a set of samples to test and now that I am finished them, I want to share my thoughts on them with you.

Benefit Bad Gal BANG mascara

Benefit BadGal Bang Mascara Review

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you will know that Benefit released a new mascara last week (did you catch all of the Maldives photos and vlogs?! - side note, but do brands honestly think that taking a group of girls away to an exotic location, will make you want to buy their product more? I'm genuinely curious about the thinking behind it! It's not a dig at the bloggers involved because who would say no to an exotic holiday!) - BADgal Bang. I've had mixed experiences with Benefit mascaras previously (loved Roller Lash but They're Real did nothing for my lashes) so I was intrigued as to how this new release would work for me. I was kindly sent one to try and I want to share my thoughts with you today!

REVIEW: Pat McGrath Labs Mothership II Sublime Palette

Pat McGrath Mothership II Sublime Eyeshadow Palette Review

If you read my 'What I Got For Christmas' post, then you will know that I was lucky enough to receive four eyeshadow palettes! I reviewed Natasha Denona Lila Palette here and today I want to share my thoughts with you on the other pricey palette I received: Pat McGrath LABS Mothership II Eyeshadow Palette Sublime (what a ridiculously long name!).

Missguided Babe Power - the one that surprised me!

Missguided Babe Power Perfume Review

When you think of Missguided, you think of clothes, shoes and accessories, right? Yes, well me too until recently when I was kindly sent a bottle of their perfume, named Babe Power. If, like me, you are not really into using the terms Babe, Slay, GirlBoss (it's the terms, rather than the sentiment that I'm not into) etc, you may think that this perfume is not for you but you really need to overlook that, because this is a beautiful fragrance!

Every day is a good hair day with American English Haircare

American English hair products review

American English is a brand that is rapidly gaining momentum in the beauty world due to the efficacy of the products and the fact that they are all vegan and cruelty free. The founders have vast experience in the haircare and styling industry in both America and England (hence the brand name) and came together to create a range of products that fill a gap in the market - everything is ethically sourced, natural and effective. I was kindly sent four products from the range and have been using them for over a month so I am ready to share my thoughts on them with you today!

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Blush

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Blush Review & Swatches & Giveaway

Which brand has the most beautiful packaging, in your opinion? For me, it has to be Charlotte Tilbury! I adore the art deco style and, of course, the rose gold, but it's also the little details - the little star that graces the mirror or the eyeshadow quads and the interior cases of the blushes. Thankfully, Charlotte Tilbury products combine both style and substance, which makes me a big fan and every time there is a new release, I always want to get my hands on it! Just before Christmas, she released Filmstar Bronze and Blush, which I was very happy to find under the tree! I was also very kindly sent this palette so because I now have two, I decided that I would do a giveaway because I figured that any beauty addict would love to get their hands on this. Keep reading to the end for details on how to enter.

Brilliant, affordable body moisturisers from Mixa

Mixa body moisturisers review

Mixa is a brand that I was unaware of until I read Alessandra Steinherr recommend it but then I tried some products and fell in love (post here).  I use high end products on my face but 99% of the time, the products I use on my body are from budget brands and they never let me down. I moisturise my body daily and have done for over 20 years so I like products that absorb quickly but are also effective and Mixa products tick both of those boxes.

A luxe lip duo from Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick Review, Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil Review

I'll admit it, I have a weakness for luxury makeup and my collection is steadily growing but until Emma From Ol' Green Eyes spoke about Pat McGrath makeup last year, it wasn't really on my radar. I knew that she had released some kits in the past that involved a lot of sequins and quirky packaging with a high price tag but it wasn't until Emma blogged about her lipstick that I actually paid attention and her products had been on my wishlist ever since! I was lucky enough to receive a lip liner and lipstick from the range for Christmas and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today!

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette Review

I'm not quite sure why I haven't reviewed Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette before now because I bought it last October - I guess I thought that I thought that it would have sold out before now as it was a Christmas release but it's actually still available (and currently reduced) on BeautyBay. Because it's still available, I thought I should share my thoughts in case any of you are thinking about buying it.

Brighten up January with Sol De Janeiro!

Sol De Janeiro, Bum Bum Cream, Samba Foot Fetish Care, 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, review,

Although we can see the evenings stretching a little longer already, January has been a dull and quite dreary month so to inject some life, zest and colour into my life, I've been using some gorgeous Sol De Janeiro products! The bright packaging alone is enough to put a smile on my face!

REVIEW: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation review

I really didn't need another foundation and I'm supposed to be saving for my trip to New York but when I saw that Nars were releasing Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, I simply couldn't resist! I really like Sheer Glow, however it is neither sheer nor glowy in my opinion, so I always mixed it with a small amount of Armani Luminous Silk foundation to make it work perfectly for me - therefore, I wondered if this new foundation could replace both of those and if actually it would look natural and radiant?
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