Monday, 29 October 2018

Cute HOJO Love At First Sight Eyeshadow Compact Review

Are you ready for the cutest eyeshadow unboxing ever? Ok so I have only had this for a week since it landed on my doorstep and I have been unable to part with it! When I ordered it on ebay, I had no idea the eyeshadow compact would come in such adorable pink holographic packaging! I wanted to immediately take some photos and type up an initial reaction/review kinda post.

Insert heart eyes emoji here. Just look at it! When you open up the mini package, you instantly see the heart compact and with it, holographic pink prettiness and some words describing the make-up.

The compact itself feels very sturdy and this would make a great travel companion, due to it's compact size which fits easily in your hand and the handy mirror inside. The heart shaped compact is a cute baby pink colour with 'Love at first sight' written on top. I tried looking online for the brand - HOJO but I was only able to see images of this compact and all of the ebay listings. This make-up compact is from china and seems to be unbranded. I am however, really happy that I found this. I mean it's eyeshadow in a heart shape! If you know me well, you'll know that I will buy it regardless.

Sometimes with unbranded make-up I have found that the pigment/colour pay off is really good, even though it may not be the most expensive or branded product out there so I was excited to swatch these shades and I wasn't disappointed!
The colour selection I chose was 4. There are six colour variations to choose from, from dark browns and warm reds to the girliest smokey eye colour combination. 4 happens to be the girliest out of the lot due to the cute pink eyeshadow included in the pan. These eyeshadows do not have any names and when buying the compacts you have to choose a number. I wish the palette had names, I'm sure it would of been adorable too. Each compact has four eyeshadows and what I love about this is that you can use the colours separately or together to create the ultimate soft smokey eye. I particularly chose this colour combination because of the lovely highlight shade and the sparkly pink shade. All four eyeshadows have a shimmery finish and contain tiny sparkles. This compact includes a champagne highlight, a rose pink colour, a warm peach shade and a teddy bear brown. The above swatches are without a primer so you can imagine the colour pay off if used with a primer. The powders are so soft to touch and blend like a dream. You can really build up the colour intensity with these shades and the highlight really brings light to eye area, I have even used the champagne colour as a highlighter on my cheeks too!
I am really impressed with the pigmentation and I think that this would be a lovely product to have in your collection. I think I will be buying another one but with a more intense colour palette.

So the bit you wanted to know... the price! This beautiful eyeshadow compact only costed me £3.16!! Crazy right?! You can view the listing here on ebay - link

What do you think about this heart shaped make-up product? Would you buy it?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Soap and Glory #Babesofglory Skincare Parcel Unboxing

If it's got the iconic pink and cute labelling, it's got to be none other than Soap and Glory! Recently I was sent a very generous package from the pr girls at Soap and Glory HQ. It was filled full of skincare goodies and as part of their #Babesofglory group I was one of the babes to be sent this to try out, so generous of them!

Once I opened the box, I saw a very cutely designed card that had a Charlie's Angels vibe. How cute?! It was time to meet some of their popular skincare saviours. I was sent four full sized skincare products and seeing as I have never tried any of their skincare apart from the hand cream *the infamous handfood* and body wash, I was really excited to see how these perform. I was sent: Puffy Eye Attack Under Eye Mask £3.50* Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk £8.00* Face Soap and Clarity £8.00* and The Ultimelt £10.00*

Here's a bit about each of the product, I am yet to properly try two of these products and I already love the other two. I will be reviewing each product separately soon so it's more indepth but for now read the brief description and what I initially thought.

Puffy Eye Attack Under Eye Mask £3.50*
I have been saving this for a very late night/super pamper session and it seems to be a lovely product to have in my face mask/eye mask collection. I also like how it's very purse friendly. a lovely treat to use in a pamper session on even whilst travelling. "Deploy our moisture-rich under-eye patches that work while you rest, helping reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye puffiness, brighten skin and infuse moisture. Packed with super-naturally good ingredients."This eye mask contains these powerful ingredients: Puffease™ technology – a tetrapeptide, proven to help reduce the appearance of dark circle and under-eye puffiness. Liquorice root extract for skin brightening, Cucumber fruit juice extract which gives an instant moisture infusion and Hyper-hydrators for moisture replenishment.

Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk £8.00*
This is one product that I am loving and using daily, this 3 in 1 wash off and purifying cleanser gently removes all traces of dirt, oil and make-up (even waterproof mascara). The formulation is brilliant, it's so creamy and gentle. It really melts away the impurities and leaves your skin feeling soft and super clean but without taking away any moisture which is great. My previous cleanser used to take away all of my skin's natural oils so it made my face feel very dry and uncomfortable but this cleanser doesn't so anything harsh to your skin. This can be used on all skin types and if you have sensitive skin, your skin will LOVE this! This smells like peaches and cream and it's oh so good! It's not heavily scented so it won't put you off. Lastly this contains four amazing ingredients that all work together to re energise, remove make-up, moisturise and add a glow to the skin.

Face Soap and Clarity £8.00*
Another multi-tasking face cleanser and this one has cute pink cleansing beads! This one truly does it all and with the added superfruit Yuzu complex, this cleanses and purifies the skin, effortlessly removes make-up and gently exfoliates too! This will also energise the skin and give you a much brighter complexion and the good news, this is also suitable for all skin types! I love the smell of this cleanser, it has this really energising fresh smell, kind of like freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning. Using products like this means you can cut back on a product in your routine. I'm down for any multitasking skincare or make-up product, saves time and effort. I am yet to try this and seeing the positive reviews online, I hope it does the same for me too!

The Ultimelt £10.00*
Meet Soap and glory's very own hot cloth cleanser. I have tried the infamous Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser and I don't think it did much for me. I have used this one atleast three times and I do like it. This cleanser is super-concentrated, smoothing, revitalising, and deep cleansing just like a detox spa for your skin. This is paraben free and contains some super ingredients such as: Essential oils including Orange, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose and Geranium. Pro vitamin B5 for skin softening and sweet Almond butter oils. I love to leave this on for atleast five minutes before removing it with the soft face cloth that is also included inside the box. I make sure to use this weekly or atleast every 2/3 days. After using this my skin feels renewed, super clean, very soft and looks brightened. 

Check out all of the gorgeous skincare products by Soap and Glory here - link

What is your favourite skincare product by S&G?

Monday, 15 October 2018

New Girly Lipbalms

Ten points if you can spot my cute phone case in the photo! Haha. Lipbalms. I could end up buying so many and collecting them until my make-up drawer overflows but I promised myself to finish two lipbalms and replace them with two other pretty ones. I have been eyeing up the cute Ted Baker skincare at Boots for a while now and I knew I had to pick up a lipbalm and talk about packaging goals! I still haven't thrown the box away. What is it about packaging hoarding?! Drifting away from the review but I don't know why I cannot part away from cutely packaged make-up.

Ted Baker Blush Pink Lipbalm 9g £5.00 from Boots (link)
Quite a show stopper, a gorgeous lipbalm that screams class and well, makes your other lipbalms look basic. The balm is housed in a very sturdy square shaped pot with a rose gold lid and 'Ted Baker' engraved on the top. A very delicately rose fragranced balm that comforts and hydrates the lips well. The pot is quite weighty and looks great on my dresser too! I really like this balm and I am so glad I picked this up. So far I have been using this before bed and I love how it looks on my bedside table. I'm really enjoying this lipbalm alot lately, it hydrates my lips and leaves them feeling as soft as rose petals. I definitely think it's worth the price, this would make a great stocking filler too or even as a perfect little treat for yourself.

Body Collection Strawberry Flavour Lipsalve £0.89p from Bodycare
After picking up a much luxurious and richer balm, I needed something for an everyday and often use. I pretty much have been applying this alot during the day and it does the job really well. A super moisturising balm that smells like sweet strawberries and it was on sale too! I really loved the pastel pink packaging and the elegant italic font, it really caught my attention whilst browsing all of the lip products. I should of bought two!! I also find that this preps the lips well prior to using any lip gloss or matte lipstick. Though the balm is white in colour, this does not transfer onto the lips. Which is a huge relief! Some balms or lip butters can leave a horrible white mask over the lips but not this one. A real gem.

Do you have a go-to lipbalm? 

Monday, 8 October 2018

Lovisa Jewellery Review

I love accessories, from wearing dainty pieces to shopping around and just taking in the colours visually. I usually only shop at Accessorize but I found myself visiting Lovisa after discovering them on Instagram and then online. Luckily there was a branch in Birmingham and boy! Was I amazed! Everything was so pleasing to look at. All the accessories were organised by colour and hue. I wanted it all. Lovisa stocks everything from minimalistic stud earrings to the most extravagant statement necklaces and earrings. 

As much as I love statement earrings/necklaces I didn't have any special occasion coming up  to buy anything and it's not something you could wear everyday so I browsed the studs section and I did not leave empty handed.

Lovisa had an offer, you could pick five items from the selected range and it would cost £8. There was a huge range of studs and rings so I picked the following: Pastel heart earrings - £1.50, Peacock feather earrings - £1.50, Green stud earrings - £1.50, Dark blue satin earrings - £2.50 and a Gold and black aztec detailed ring - £4.00. 5 for £8 otherwise it would of costed me £11.00 which I think is a pretty good deal. I have already worn the ring and three of the earrings and it really feels like good quality. There has been no irritation and the jewellery hasn't changed colour or tarnished. I used to have problems with Primark jewellery and I stopped going there for accessories. I am so happy that I finally got to wear some pieces from Lovisa, next time I am hoping to buy a few bigger pieces that I can keep in my collection and definitely from the pink collection... Surprise surprise.

Out of the five items my favourite pieces would have to be the pastel pink heart earrings *adorable alert* and the gold/black aztec inspired ring.

Have you shopped at Lovisa?

Monday, 1 October 2018

Unicorn Cosmetics Unboxing

Calling all pastel/unicorn/make-up lovers!!  Have I got a stunning unboxing to show you all today! Today's post features the brand - Unicorn Cosmetics and unless you have been living under the rock, this is the company you need to look out for because they truly mean business!!

Unicorn Cosmetics screams SASS, individuality and pastel dreams. What's not to love?! I was recently sent a huge ol' box of goodies from the team at UC and I could not tell you how pretty and how insanely amazing the attention to detail was! Originally it was called Unicorn Lashes but the company are now diving into trying other things and bringing out unique make-up products that you wouldn't want to share with anyone! Mel (the owner of UC) has truly created game changers and even caused her infamous Unicorn Brushes to go viral and start the unicorn craze, yes. It all started here.

I was lovingly sent a range of the most popular products, Revamped Original Unicorn Brushes Set* Unicorn Gloss Holo Milky Way Lip Topper*  Unicorn Lashes in Forget Me Not* and Clementine* Once I opened the very purple bespoke box, I wowed at the amazing illustration inside the box. It's by an artist called Kurtis Rykovich. There were some very informative and cutely coloured cards and my four products. Read below about each one of them and their awesomeness...

Revamped Original Unicorn Brushes* £45 10 piece set with diamond bag

This gorgeous iridescent set contains 10 unicorn brushes in a pretty holographic diamond case so you can easily store and carry your brushes. These brushes are made from synthetic taklon and are vegan and cruelty free!
This whole set contains every type of brush you could possibly need. It contains: ‘Buff Up’ Flat top foundation brush, revamped with densely packed bristles for flawless application,‘Chisel Cheeks’ Sculpting contour brush, revamped with densely packed bristles for sensational sculpting,‘Bare Faced Blush’ Blusher brush,‘Fleeky Brows’ Angled brow brush, ‘Strobe Alert’ Fan brush,‘Whisp Me Away Powder Brush,‘Spot It’ Concealer brush,‘Blending is my Cardio’ Blending eyeshadow brush,‘On Cloud Glitter’ Packing eyeshadow brush and ‘CreaseProof’ Crease eyeshadow brush. I will be doing a separate post on these so that you get to know about this set in more detail but all in all a brush set that definitely does it all. Super soft bristles that blends any pigment and cream like a dream and soft pastel candy coloured bristles really gives this set something to talk about! 

Unicorn Lashes in Forget Me Not* £9.99 and Clementine* £9.99

Unicorn Lashes are what started this beautiful company and I have to admit the packaging really does catch your eye. The pretty pastel pink and sky blue colours look amazing together and the box is actually really sturdy and of good quality too. They stock every kind of eyelashes, from natural everyday ones to full on drama and night out lashes. If you are looking for lashes that can be reused and are vegan too, then this is really the only place you need to look. I am so happy with both of my lashes. I don't really wear lashes because they seem so fiddly and can be quite an effort to put on but I am so excited to give these a shot.  All of the lashes are made out of synthetic silk and can be used upto 15 times if cared for properly. if you look online, you will also find a handy eye guide that tells you if your eye shape will match well with the lashes. Neat.

Unicorn Gloss Holo Milky way Lip Topper £13.99*

And last but not the least, meet Unicorn Cosmetics's first ever make-up product. The Unicorn Gloss - Holo Milky Way Lip Topper! What a way to launch the first ever make-up product by introducing a new game changer to the entire make-up world! This holographic lip topper will change the way you wear your favourite lippie. For best results use a matte lip product and dab this onto the lips rather than using a swiping motion. This will easily create more depth to your lip colour and add a striking shine which will get everyone asking what you are wearing. A fabulous product to have in your collection and the packaging is just GOALS!

So this was my initial reaction/thoughts and unboxing post for Unicorn Cosmetics, I will be typing up three separate in-depth reviews of the brush set, lipgloss topper and lashes very soon because I couldn't possibly cover all of the fabulous-ness in one post.

 Unicorn Cosmetics, you have won my heart!