I’m not going to tell you how many times and how many different locations of Sephora/Ulta I went into throughout my two weeks in the US, but quite frankly it was a few too many! However, in comparison to previous years, I was very restrained and limited my purchases significantly. I know once you’ve read this post you’ll be like “significantly? really?!”, but personally I was very proud of myself… Do read on to view the damage to my bank account this time around! I…Continue Reading “U.S. Make-Up Buys”

Although I was a lot more reserved than I usually am when we go on holiday, I did of course make a few small purchases to tide me over! The majority (in terms of price) of these were actually in Duty Free at the airport on the way out there, but I also dragged Matt into Sephora and NYX – much to his delight, obviously… I’ll start off with what I picked up in Duty Free. I purchased each one of these separately, as I…Continue Reading “Barcelona Buys – Duty Free / Sephora / NYX”

This arrived in the post earlier this week, and I can confirm that it is, of course, gorgeous. The packaging is exactly the same as Modern Renaissance and Subculture, just in a matte gold kind of shade. Not the prettiest colour, but as always with Anastasia its great quality. The eyeshadows themselves are really beautiful. Nowhere near as powdery as the Subculture, nor as colourful as the Modern Renaissance, there are a ton of soft browns, crease shades, and deeper defining browns. There are a…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette”

This is a major throwback to the summer, but I wanted to talk about a couple of high-end makeup picks I’ve been loving over the past few months! Marc Jacobs Beauty is a relatively new discovery for me. This bronzer was part of the summer collection, and I just fell in love with the packaging. The product itself had great reviews too, so I thought I’d give it a go. Whilst I was there, I of course had to pick up the Dew Drops Coconut…Continue Reading “[THROWBACK] New-ish Luxury Makeup”

With 20% student discount and a voucher to spend, how could I not splurge on a couple of new Nars products from ASOS??!! Although ASOS doesn’t carry the best range of make-up and beauty, it does have Nars, and a good collection of Nars at that. You might not get every single shade of eyeshadow or whatever, but they carry most products, and you get the free delivery over £20 as a bonus. The two products I went for were one of the new primers,…Continue Reading “New & NARS”

Sleek MakeUP seems to be taking the beauty world by storm. It’s affordable, good quality, and the packaging is so pretty! Now available almost anywhere that sells drugstore beauty, including Boots and Superdrug, Sleek has really expanded its target audience. I picked up these three palettes in a Boots offer a while back, and after having a go with some of the shades, I thought I’d do a little review and give you guys my thoughts on these. Probably one of the prettiest-looking eyeshadow combinations…Continue Reading “Brand Focus: Sleek MakeUP”

Holidaying in America is always disastrous for my bank account, even when you don’t consider flights, accommodation, and food. That’s because I always, always buy way too much when I’m there. Everything’s just so different, and there are so many things available that just aren’t available in the UK, so any shopping trip whilst I’m over there basically turns into a supermarket sweep (if the supermarket were a mall, obvs). You guys know that I’m mad on make-up and beauty products, so here’s an overview…Continue Reading “HUGE Beauty Haul – USA Edition”

I bought the Benefit Oxygen Wow foundation on recommendation from my cousin, and as it’s the only foundation she uses I thought it must be good. It retails for £26.50 on feelunique.com, although I actually picked this up in duty free a couple of months ago, and I’ve only just got round to really testing it out and giving it a good full day of wear. As I’m writing this, I’ve actually worn the foundation for the last three days, including today. It’s been worn from around…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Benefit Oxygen Wow Foundation”

When I saw that Space NK were getting the Champagne Collection Face palette back in stock, I just couldn’t resist! I’d umm-ed and ahh-ed about it initially but convinced myself that I didn’t need it. Of course, I still don’t need it, but I just couldn’t pass it up. And it’s so so beautiful! I can’t wait to start using this properly, but for now here are my initial thoughts and some swatches to keep you going. Everything about the look of this palette is, of…Continue Reading “JACLYN HILL x BECCA Champagne Collection Face Palette”

I did one of these posts a while back, and considering that I’ve been spending a fair bit in MAC lately (both time and money!), I thought it was time for a second instalment. MAC does so many different varieties of cosmetics that I think there’s something for everyone, but there are those few products that I think will work for basically anyone and everyone. Here are a couple more that I’ve come across on my MAC adventures! First up has to be the Mineralise…Continue Reading “MAC Cosmetics Essentials (No 2)”