Violet Voss Holy Grail Review

  The palette that swept the Instagram beauty world away… As soon as I first laid eyes on this palette, I was in love. I never intended on getting it until I went into Cocktail Cosmetics and I seen it physically. I can usually avoid the hype products until I can hold them in my hands, then I can never let them go. It’s easier to exit a website than it is to walk away from a gorgeous piece of makeup. I was told quite a lot of things about this palette that put me off, ‘repackaged expensive Morphe eyeshadows’ was one of the main ones, but when I swatched it I was impressed. Morphe isn’t a bad brand from what I know of, so I just went for it. These colours are to die for, they’re exactly up my street and I LOVE wearing all matte-cranberry toned eye makeup.… View Post

Are These Fad Diets Healthy?

Plant based, gluten free, dairy free, wheat free… Honestly the list goes on of the current Instagram trends. Some of them are great, others not so much. I truly believe that the only way to healthily lose weight is have a balanced diet and exercise. Anyway, this morning Grace Victory (a YouTuber who I have watched since I was a young teen and have cherished ever since) released a documentary on BBC Three Online called ‘Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets’ all about these so-called diet bloggers, looking into whether or not their ‘diets’ are just creating an unhealthy, obsessive lifestyle that can lead to eating disorders. Which, they are. It’s a great watch and I loved learning so much about diets. The dieting market is SUCH a huge money maker for industries because the people who are partaking in them are so impressionable. This blog post is just to say ‘give… View Post

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Review

Oh liquid lipsticks, how I love them. If you read my post on the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte review, you will see that they have changed the way I think about the traditional lipstick. As I am writing this, I have four tabs open on my browser – (not so) patiently waiting for the current Jeffree Star restock on Cocktail Cosmetics of Rose Matters, Celebrity Skin and Mannequin. That may give you a little hint as to how this review is going to go… I’ll update you at the end of the post whether I managed to get them all or not. Praying they don’t sell out before I get my hands on them. When I was visiting my family in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, I took a trip to the Cocktail Cosmetics store which was a few minutes away from where I was staying. I have to admit, I was practically crying… View Post

Le Specs Sunglasses Review | Jules B

I own a fair few pairs of sunglasses now, but most of them I bought on eBay for 99p – which means they’re not really the best of quality and have little, to no protection on the eyes. Little protection isn’t usually a big deal for me as I live in the North East of England and whenever we get sun, it lasts for about five minutes. As soon as Jules B contacted me and asked me if I wanted to try some Le Specs sunglasses, I jumped at the chance. As I’m jetting off to Greece for a week this summer, I need something that will protect my eyes and also look stylish. I’m a huge fan of rather over-the-top retro sunglasses, so naturally I picked a pretty striking pair. This pair are called the Savanna’s and I think they’re rather beautiful! I’ve had lots of compliments on these… View Post

The 10 Second Brow | Eylure Brow Amplifier

For over a year now I’ve used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade and I swore I would never use anything else. It was almost perfect. I could get carved out brows, a colour that matched me and it was long lasting and smudge free. If you’re a glasses wearer, eyebrow smudging is a real issue. I used the Sleek eyebrow wax palette, and my glasses would smudge it half way up my forehead. Not really the most attractive look. The only problems with my Dip Brow were that it took AGES to do my brows on a morning. Over 10 minutes of my routine was taken by filling in my brows and then neatening them up. Also the fact that it didn’t set my brows, I still had to use a clear gel or hairspray anyway (if you want to know my hairspray trick, leave a comment and let… View Post