Tuesday, 29 October 2013

MUA Ever After Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a nice day, sorry for slacking a bit on my blog recently, I've just been finding it hard to think of ideas but I bought a few products that I can review and then I've got a few more ideas for other posts to do, if you have any suggestions on posts you want to see let me know.

Just over a week ago I bought the MUA Ever After Matte eyeshadow palette and I thought I would review for you, it's a quite new palette from MUA.

I love both matte and shimmer shades but I know a lot of people prefer matte shades, so this is a great palette to have if you want some matte eyeshadows.

The eyeshadows are quite soft and creamy and easy to apply, they do take a little more time to blend.

This palette is quite neutral, so you can wear it on an everyday basis and it's great for this time of year to wear neutral eyes and a dark berry or plummy lip. It also has a few darker shades that you can use to make it more smokey.

I also think it's great that MUA have now put names on the back for each eyeshadow. The names are Unwrap-white, Butter-cream, Bare-nude, Taffeta-Peach, Fade-brown, Penny-bronze, Chino-taupe, Truffle-chocolate, Fog-dove grey, Smoke-black. I think there all great names for shades.

My favourite shades to wear have been Penny on the lid and Fade or Chino in the crease and outer corner.

The eyeshadows are really pigmented on the bottom row and they are on the top but because they are lighter shades on the top they don't show up as much and they are long lasting.

Here are the swatches:
I have really pale skin so the paler eyeshadows didn't show up as much but when you apply them to the lid they do show up.

Overall I think it's a great palette and I highly recommend it and it's only £4 you can't go wrong.

Have you got the MUA matte eyeshadow palette, what do you think to it?

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Fashionista Blush Palette

Hey Lovelies hope your all having a nice day, I thought I would share with you my fashionista blush palette, I've had it for quite a while and I love their blushes and I've been using it a lot more, so I thought I would tell you about it.
All fashionista blushes are highly pigmented, easy to blend and long lasting. They have matte and shimmery shades and there £4 each.

The shades I have are Flush shade 7 which is medium pink but on the skin it's more of a peachy pink, it's matte and very natural looking and is my favourite out of all them I think.

Next shade is Blushing shade 9 which is a dark pink and it looks scary in the pan but it doesn't come out that dark but you need to have a light hand when you apply it and it is also a matte shade.

The other shade is Cinnamon shade 12 this also looks like a quite dark, scary shade but it isn't, it's a dark peachy brown shade, it is also matte so you could use it to contour with but I just wear it on the cheeks.

Last shade is Juicy Apricot shade 6 this is the only shimmery shade I have, it's a light orangey/coral shade with shimmer but it's not too noticeable and it gives a gorgeous glow to the skin.

I love all these shades and I do want more and I like that you can get them in a palette.

Here's swatches of them:
Do you have any fashionista blushes, what do you think to them?

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Top 5 Autumn Lipsticks

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a good weekend, I thought I would do my top 5 lipsticks for autumn, I always love wearing darker lips for autumn so here are my picks.
First there is MAC Diva which is a dark deep red wine shade, it's a matte shade but it's not drying on the lips and is very pigmented and it's just a gorgeous vampy shade that I should wear more often.

Next is A.K.A in Entise it's a dark berry shade and quite similar to Rimmel London 107 but its not as dark, it's very long lasting and really pigmented and was one of my first darker shades I ventured too.

The third one is L'oreal Paris Colour Riche in Plum Passion like in the name it's a purpley plum shade that I love and is different to the berry shades I go for, it has shimmer in it but it isn't noticeable on the lips and it's really pigmented.

The Rimmel London Kate Moss in 107 is a well known lipstick for beauty bloggers and YouTubers, it's a deep berry shade that is matte but not drying, it's really pigmented and long lasting.

Finally is a Beauty UK lipstick in Vampire this is a berry red shade that is pigmented, moisturising and quite long lasting, you just have to be careful when applying this shade as it is moisturising it is easy to smudge it.

Here's swatches of them:
What are your favourite autumn shades leave a comment below and let me know.

Ashleigh xx

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Keeping Your Lips In Good Condition

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a nice day even though if your in the UK and it's chucking it down.

If your like me during the colder months especially in the winter, my lips get dry and flaky and these are the products that I use to help my lips to stay in good condition and so they look alright when I apply lipstick, let's be honest you don't want to wear lipstick with flaky patches on your lips.

.First off I use the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub, this is £5.50 which I think is a reasonable price, you could also make your own lip scrub for cheaper so here's a link on how to. I just take some of the scrub and in circular motions rub it around my lips to get the dry flaky skin off, then the excess you can take off with a wipe or you can lick it off, the Lush lip scrubs do taste really nice. The scrub does really help if you have dry, flaky and chapped lips it evens it out and leaves them in good condition.

Then you can use Lip Balm or Vaseline, my favourite lip balm is the Burt's Bees one and is £3.69 but you could use any you have. The lip balm or Vaseline will keep your lips nice and nourished, soft and moisturised. 

After doing both these steps your lips will be soft and in good condition so when you apply lipstick it will look good.

It's just a short post but I hope you enjoyed.

Do you have any tips or tricks to keep your lips in good condition, then leave a comment below.

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Top 5 Drugstore Neutral Eyeshadow Palette's

Hey Lovelies, sorry for not blogging much and I haven't done a YouTube video this week just because I've been ill but I'm nearly better now, hope your all okay and having a nice weekend.

I'm mostly a neutral eyeshadow sort of girl when it comes to day wear and I know a lot of people like to wear neutral sort of shades so I thought I would share with you my 5 favourites and it will be good for beginners for starting to wear eyeshadow and there all cheap.

First is MUA's Heaven and Earth this a really nice palette for Autumn it has orangey, orban brown shades. In this palette it is shimmery so it's not to everyone's taste but I like shimmer. This is a dupe for the Naked palette so if you don't want to fork out £36 this is a good alternative at only £4. There easy to apply, really pigmented and quite long lasting.

The next is MUA's Undress Me Too this also has orangey browns perfect for Autumn but it also has taupey browns and black shades. This palette has matte and shimmery/metallic shades which I prefer but I still like shimmery and matte shades. This is a dupe for the Naked 2 so it's a great alternative if you don't want to pay £37 and just pay £4. There really pigmented, but the black isn't the most pigmented and there long lasting.
17 In The Nude Trio, it's got slight shimmer. It has a golden brown, taupey brown and a creamy highlight. These eyeshadows are really soft and velvety. There quite pigmented and long lasting.
This is the Rimmel London Quad in Smokey Brun, this is the old packaging but you can still get it. This was one of the first quads I can remember buying and I've had it for ages and it's one of my favourites. It has a creamy highlight, light taupey colour, a golden brown and a dark brown, these also have slight shimmer. There not the most pigmented but are quite long lasting.
This the last palette, I don't if you can get this quad anywhere I've had it for quite while and it's by the BC, Body Collection. These are matte shades it has a white and cream highlight, a purpley brown which I think is a quite unique shade and a dark brown. These are all really pigmented, soft and long lasting.

What are some of your favourite neutral palette's comment below.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Nanshy Eye Brush Set Review

Hey Lovelies, I have a review for you today on these amazing new eye brushes by Nanshy. I've never tried Nanshy brushes before but I have heard great things about this brand. I was so excited to get the opportunity to try these brushes.
The brushes come in this box, with each name and a bit about the brushes and where you can follow Nanshy.

As soon as I got them, I started using them and they are amazing brushes, they are really soft and feel really nice when your applying your eye makeup, there also dense and great to really get into the crease and pack the eyeshadow on to the lid.

There is 7 brushes in the set, it's a perfect set as it has every brush you need to apply your eye makeup. The brushes in the set are Large Shader, Precise Eyeliner, Angled Detailer, Flat Definer, Blending, Eye Crease and Tapered Crease.
All the brushes have pearly white handles with Nanshy and the name of the brush, they are really light-weight and easy to use. The brushes are black with white tips which  I think is nice.

Nanshy brushes are approved by PETA and are vegan and cruelty free which I think is great, I know there's quite a few bloggers that are vegan so these brushes will be great for them. The brushes are synthetic and antibacterial which makes them really soft.

The set costs £29.95 which I think is a reasonable price for 7 amazing brushes, you can buy them on  BeautyStore4U, Amazon and Ebay

There isn't really anything bad to say about these brushes in my opinion, the only thing is because there white they will get dirty easy but that can't be helped.

I highly recommend trying Nanshy brushes and I'm definitely going to be purchasing some of there other brushes.

You can follow Nanshy on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Have any of you tried Nanshy brushes, what do you think to them?

Ashleigh xx 

Friday, 4 October 2013

Interview with Alessia-Whispers From Angels

Hey Lovelies, got a different type of post for you today, it's an interview with the lovely Alessia from Whispers From Angels this is the first interview that I've done so let me know if you enjoy these type of posts and every so often I will interview another blogger.
First of all I just want to say Alessia is my best friend that I've made through blogging, she's always there for me and we talk all the time, she's a genuine, kind and caring person and I love her to bits. She has an amazing blog and YouTube and works so hard, so everyone should go take a look.

On to the interview:
1.What made you want to start a blog?
I had never heard of blogs, crazy I know, then my mama happened to stumble across a vintage blog and it went from there. We would spend Sundays just sighing at the beauty of blogs. Then my mama said to me “why don’t you do a blog?” so I did, it started out as a vintage interior blog, then as I had a huge break, I discovered BeautyCrush on YouTube and then my passion for beauty and fashion blogging fired up. 

2.How long have you been blogging?
A year and a bit properly.

3.You blog about beauty and fashion which do you prefer?
Ooh this is tricky, I love both for different reasons but if I had to choose then beauty.

4.Do you prefer writing blog posts or making YouTube videos? 
I think I prefer doing videos only because I am not a confident writer.

5.What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I love the community and the events. You are made to feel like you are someone and you make friends too.

6. Whats your favourite shop to buy makeup from?
I’d probably say Boots.

7.Do you have any tips for people wanting to start a blog?
My tip would be, be yourself, do what you want with your blog. Don’t listen to others or feel you have to follow a rule or way of blogging, it’s your blog and that's what will make it special.

8. Whats your favourite shop to buy clothes from?
Ooh this is hard, it’s between ASOS, Vintage and H&M I can’t choose.

9. Whats your favourite makeup brand?

10. If you could only have one makeup item and clothing item on a dessert island, what would it be and why?
Makeup it would be Maxfactor Calorie 2000 mascara and fashion wise a bikini it may be a hot island. If it’s an item to have as well as a bikini it would be an all saints dress.

You should all go show Alessia some love on her YouTube and Blog, she deserves it.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I loved interviewing Alessia and you get to know a bit more about her.

If you would like me to do more interviews let me know and if you want me to interview you, get in touch.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Autumn Tag

Hey Lovelies, I wasn't tagged by anyone to do the autumn tag but I thought I would do it because it's a fun tag and I like autumn.
This tag was created by the lovely Georgina from Makeup-Pixi3.

For Autumn, what is your...

1. Favourite thing about it? I like the leaves on the tree's changing from green to an auburn brown shade and falling off and wearing warmer clothes and wrapping up with coats, gloves and scarfs.

2. Favourite drink? Mine's just the usual tea or hot chocolate, I don't like coffee and I love having warmer drinks when the weather starts to get colder.

3. Favourite scent/candle? I love burning candles when it's colder it's just a nice atmosphere when it's colder to see flickering of a candle I don't have a particular favourite candle. For scents I like mostly sweet scents but I would say vanilla. 

4. Best lipstick? I love wearing darker shades in Autumn, my particular favourite is Rimmel London Kate Moss in 107 it's a deep berry colour shade. My go to look is a neutral an eye with dark purple, berry, red shades.

5. Go to moisturiser? I always use a lot more moisturiser in Autumn my skin gets a little bit more dry. My favourite is probably the Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser, most moisturisers work well for me.

6. Go to colours for the eyes? I'm a neutral person when it comes to eyeshadow for daytime, I just like beige, goldy or brown shades, if I'm going out at night I like to switch it up but I just mostly wear neutrals.

7. Favourite music or band/singer to listen to? At the minute I've been listening to Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Lawson and Union J I love music and I listen to it everyday.

8. Favourite outfit to wear (i.e. boots & a scarf combo)? My favourite that I wear the most of in autumn is a top and cardigan with jeans, boots, a warm coat and scarf.

9. Autumn treat? (i.e. a new scarf or bag you have your eye on)? I really want MAC Rebel it looks like a gorgeous autumn shade, I'm going to be buying a new coat soon as well but not sure what I want yet.

10. Favourite place to be? My favourite place is being at home with the fire and heating on, candles burning, snuggled up on the settee with my pj's on and watching TV and eating chocolate. I love being at home and being warm and cosy.

I tag you all to do it, if you have done the tag, leave your links below so I can go take a look at your answers.

Ashleigh xx