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Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette: A Hot Addition To The Naked Collection

Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette A Hot Addition to the Naked Collection: One of the most anticipated and popular makeup releases of 2017 was the new Naked palette by Urban Decay, called Heat. The Naked range has been a huge success for Urban Decay so it was natural that the introduction of a new palette would be exciting. However, when the palette was finally released it took me a while to decide whether I wanted it as I thought I may already have similar colours in other palettes. So, I waited for people to review and swatch the palette and then eventually decided it was worth adding to my collection.
One of the most anticipated and popular makeup releases of 2017 was the new Naked palette by Urban Decay, called Heat. The Naked range...

My Mixed Bag Beauty Haul: A Little Of Everything

My Mixed Bag Beauty Haul A Little Of Everything: If you keep up to date with my posts, you may have guessed that I spend a lot of time shopping and buying new and interesting beauty products to test. Over the course of 2017 I have accumulated some amazing makeup, skincare and beauty accessories, way more than I ever did before I became a beauty blogger and makeup artist. I have also discovered brands I was completely unaware of or had never tried previously and learnt more about brands I love. Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Cover Up Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lipstick Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge
If you keep up to date with my posts, you may have guessed that I spend a lot of time shopping and buying new...

My Autumn Beauty Day: Catching Up With Favourite Brands [Part 2]

My Autumn Beauty Day Catching Up With Favourite Brands [Part 2]: Selfridges is one of my favourite places to visit. The Birmingham branch is very good and they also host beauty events which I always attend, but the London branch is makeup heaven!!! Selfridges stocks some great brands and they also have regular exclusives which I love to keep track of! On my beauty day, I wandered round most of the concessions to see what new and exciting products had been unveiled.
If you haven't seen the first part, please read it here. Beauty Day Part 2 - Selfridges Selfridges is one of my favourite places to visit....

My Autumn Beauty Day: Catching Up With Favourite Brands [Part 1]

My Autumn Beauty Day Catching Up With Favourite Brands [Part 1]: There’s nothing I like more than to spend time strolling around Birmingham City Centre on a bright sunny Autumn day! Autumn is my favourite season of the year, followed closely by Christmas and there are always lots of great beauty trends and releases to keep up with. Recently, I spent a day wandering round the department stores to see what brands had newly released and whether any new brands had arrived in Birmingham. There was a lot to check out, so I thought I’d share my day with all of you in 2 parts! Read on for part 1 of my beauty day!
There’s nothing I like more than to spend time strolling around Birmingham City Centre on a bright sunny Autumn day! Autumn is my favourite...

Luxury Makeup Brands: A Selection Of My Favourite Products

Luxury Makeup Brands A Selection Of My Favourite Products - 2017 has been a year of discovery for me when it comes to skincare and makeup! I have tried, tested and researched lots of great brands and highly recommended products. Up until this year, there were many brands I had not even heard of! In this post, I'm going to focus on some of those brands and a few amazing products I have discovered.
2017 has been a year of discovery for me when it comes to skincare and makeup! I have tried, tested and researched lots of...

The Subculture Palette by ABH – Why All The Controversy?

The Subculture Palette by ABH – Why All The Controversy: This year has been a great one for the beauty industry! There have been some amazing new releases and collections and as a beauty blogger I have tried to keep up and buy as many of the new products as possible! One of the biggest and most anticipated releases was the Anastasia Beverley Hills Subculture palette. After the Modern Renaissance palette, which is now considered a cult beauty item, it was only natural that people would be excited about the ‘sister’ palette! When the palette design and colour selection was leaked early, the reaction was very divided – many people loved the unusual mix of colours while others couldn’t see how they could ever use them. Personally, I immediately loved the selection and couldn’t wait for the palette to come out!
This year has been a great one for the beauty industry! There have been some amazing new releases and collections and as a beauty...

Summer’s Gone But Not Forgotten – My Summer Bronze Haul!

Summer’s Gone But Not Forgotten - My Summer Bronze Haul: It’s officially Autumn! As much as I love the heat and sunshine of Summer, Autumn and Winter are my favourite times of year! I love my winter woollies, crunching leaves, autumn colours and comfort food! The change in season also heralds a change in makeup and skincare – see the guest post by Brigitte Evans for advice on the latter! Whilst I am enjoying creating makeup looks to reflect autumn colours and themes, I have loved my Summer makeup looks and being bronzed and glowy! So, before Summer leaves our minds completely for another year, I wanted to share one of my favourite makeup hauls from the Summer months!
It’s officially Autumn! As much as I love the heat and sunshine of Summer, Autumn and Winter are my favourite times of year! I...

Luxurious Beauty – Must Have Products: Highlighters & Oils

Luxurious Beauty – Must have products Highlighters and Oils - Greenide
As a beauty obsessive, there are some products that I cannot be without. Highlighters and oils are two of them! For many years, I...

Brand Focus: The Beauty That Is Tarte Cosmetics

Brand Focus The Beauty That Is Tarte Cosmetics: Tarte was founded by Maureen Kelly from her bedroom in 1999! She created the brand out of a frustration with the beauty industry and the number of brands that still used chemicals, parabens and other unhealthy ingredients. She also wanted her makeup to be visually pleasing but felt there was nothing that ticked this box either. And so, Tarte was born! Today tarte is a leader in healthy, eco-friendly beauty, offering cruelty-free cosmetics containing super fruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. All the products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten, just to name a few. To make the brand even more discerning, it has super long staying power and covers budge proof, waterproof, sweatproof and SPF formulas. Not only that, but the packaging is designed to be beautiful and environmentally friendly! The brand supports cooperatives in the Rainforest and develops sustainable components that can often be re-used to help reduce environmental waste. Equally important is that the brand is cruelty free and offers Vegan products.
If you’re as obsessed with makeup as I am, you are bound to have heard of Tarte Cosmetics! In all honesty, I had not...

Juvia’s Place Magic Palette – It Truly Is Magical!

Juvia’s Place Magic Palette – It Truly Is Magical: 2017 has so far been a great year for makeup! From amazing lipsticks and highlighters to gorgeous eye products, there has been an endless line of new things to try and I have spent a small fortune keeping up! I’ve particularly loved collecting new eyeshadow palettes of which there have been many! As a part time makeup artist eye makeup is one of my favourite areas to develop and improve so having a vast collection of eye makeup is high priority! One of the most anticipated eye palette releases this year was the Juvia’s Place Magic Palette! I already have the Nubian Palette 2 which I fell in love with immediately so when I found about this palette I knew it would be a winner and one I had to have in my repertoire! If you have never heard of Juvia’s Place, it is a cosmetics brand which was created in 2014 by Chichi Eburu, a Nigerian born wife and mother of two. She wanted to create a brand that was truly representative of her culture and took her inspiration from Queen Nefertiti, whose image is used on all the packaging. Juvia’s Place was initially known for great makeup brushes but now the name is synonymous with amazingly colourful and highly pigmented eye shadows! The brand is against animal testing and almost everything created is vegan.
2017 has so far been a great year for makeup! From amazing lipsticks and highlighters to gorgeous eye products, there has been an endless...