Monday, 29 April 2013

REVIEW: Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Duo - Raisins

Hey Pixies! 

So since our last chat I have turned the wonderful age of 16! I really didn't want to be 16 as it means I actually have to get a job and do grown up things now! 
But one of the pros of having a birthday is of course the presents! I have been so lucky to have received so many wonderful gifts, I have not have one 'oh god just smile and pretend you like it!' so that's got to be some kind of miracle!
But one of my amazing gifts was this beautiful Estee Lauder eyeshadow duo (I know!) from my two friends Anna and Annie. I think I may have actually squealed when I opened it!

Ok so let's just start by saying it's AMAZING! I think I may be in love! The colours are just gorgeous and just go so well together and with so many other colours. 
The colours are a light shimmery pink and a purple/brown. Although you could think that the darker one may be difficult to wear it looks surprisingly great and can be layered or blended out to give just a hint of colour.
As you can see from the swatches, they are unbelievably pigmented and go onto the lid just as pigmented. I know that sounds silly but sometimes a swatch can come off very different to how the colour appears on the lid. 
They are also amazingly creamy for powder and blend like a dream. It is so easy to get a really gorgeous looking blended out look with these shadows. 
You can definitely feel the quality and they are the the best eyeshadows I have ever used, they even trump my Naked Palette shadows! 

So there was my quick review on the Raisins Eyeshadow Duo. I received quite a few makeup pieces for my birthday so a few more reviews may be coming up! Oh and current favourites is on the way but I had these photos ready and you should know how lazy I am! 

Thanks for Reading!x


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Soap and Glory Haul

Hey Pixies!

So this weekend I made one of my far too regular journeys to Boots because I was in desperate need of a new scrub. Of course I went straight to Soap and Glory! But, because I have the worst level of will power ever, I of course didn't only leave with a scrub!

Flake Away - £7.00

Hand Maid - £2.50

Glad Hair Day Conditioner - £2.50

Butter Yourself - FREE (I know!) 

Flake Away

Flake Away is an old and cherished favourite of mine, and pretty much every other blogger and human being in Britain! It is the best scrub I have ever used and never fails to leave my legs feeling baby soft, and perfect for pre fake tanning! 

Hand Maid

I've never really been a fan of anti bacterial gel. I mean obviously it is a great invention and is a perfect handbag essential, but I am never fond of the scents and (as a shameful thumbsucker - don't judge me!) the taste of most gels. However I thought I'd have a go at this one as it is highly raved about and smells amazing! It's great for school and so far I'm loving it! 

Glad Hair Day Conditioner

So basically, bleach is bitch! Looks great, but is indeed a bitch. I've been using some Tresemme shampoo and conditioner recently and not been loving it I'm afraid to say. So when I saw this little sample of conditioner I thought I'd give it a go and if it turned out well I'd buy the full sized jobby! I've only used it once but so far so good! 

Butter Yourself

Finally the freebee! So the reason I bought the two little things were because at the moment, to launch their new body lotion, boots have been giving a free Butter Yourself when you spend £10! It's worth £10.50 so it is so worth it! And it is AMAZING!! It's so gorgeous and the fact that I got it for free is just the shizzle (word used ironically I promise!!) 

So there you have it that concludes my little haul! Current favourites coming soon!! 

Thanks for reading!x