YouTube – Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Makeup Tutorial!

Hi everyone! I’m back again with another YouTube video – I enjoyed filming the first one so much I pretty much got straight into filming my next one!

As  some of you will know I recently made an order with Sephora and one of the items I ordered was the Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I am seriously loving this palette – it’s absolutely beautiful, full of warm-toned shades and perfect for summer. So of course, I had to film a makeup tutorial for you guys!

I’m hoping to keep posting at least one video a week – this is my second this week so i’m going to try my best to keep this up!

Here is a link to the video and I’ve also embedded it below:


Thank you so much for watching – if any of you guys have a YouTube channel then please leave a link below so I can subscribe to you! 🙂


My First YouTube Video!

Hi everyone! I’m very excited to say that I have started YouTube! After thinking about it for a long time I finally decided to take the plunge and have uploaded my first video.

The video is a review of Kylie Cosmetics – I have recently written about the lip kits on here, but the video includes lip swatches and has more detail on shipping and customs for those of you who are interested! Here it is:

Please bear with me as my editing and filming isn’t exactly how I would like it to be yet, I am still getting the hang of everything and hoping with some practice that I will improve over the next few videos!

If any of you have YouTube then please comment below with the link to your channel, it would be amazing to subscribe to each other! Here is the link to my channel:

Thanks so much for watching and I hope you enjoyed – I will hopefully be uploading another video very soon!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – Swatches and First Impressions!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. Today I received the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette that I ordered from Sephora, so I wanted to show you guys the palette and swatches with my first impressions of the product.

The palette itself is beautiful, a lilac velvet with white and gold lettering. It’s very pretty packaging and also very simple, with a magnetic closure.


The palette contains 14 shadows and a dual-ended brush – I have had one of these brushes in another ABH palette and they’re really good to add to your collection, they’re very soft and apply and blend shadows well. One end is a fluffy blending brush and the other is a more precise brush, for applying shadow on the lid or blending underneath the eyes.

The shadows are pretty much all very warm-toned, which I love as I don’t own a palette with a lot of warm shades all in one place. There are a lot of pink, orange and red-toned shadows, so it will be really easy to match together shadows to create lots of different looks. The palette contains a lot of shades that are perfect for summer and there is a mixture of mattes and shimmers, so this palette has the perfect mixture of different shadows and the included brush makes it travel-friendly, too.


Now for the most exciting part – the swatches! All of the shades were easy to swatch and have a lovely, pigmented formula. Here are the two rows swatched separately with each shade labelled:

Top row:


Bottom row:


As you can see, the shades are all lovely and the pigmentation of each shadow really shows up in the swatches. I love the shimmery shades, Primavera and Vermeer, and the bottom row is my favourite – the shades are all so beautiful and I love the range of rich, orangey-red tones. My favourite shadows are Burnt Orange, Red Ochre, Venetian Red and Primavera and all shadows seem to have excellent pigmentation – I can’t find one shadow that doesn’t live up to the rest in terms of formula and colour pay-off.

I haven’t used the shadows to create an eye look yet, but will definitely be trying them out so keep a look out for another post soon! I can’t wait to try a few different looks out and have high hopes from the swatches, as they all seem very soft and easy to blend. I’m so pleased that I decided to buy this palette and think it is an excellent addition to the collection of any beauty lover!

Did you pick up the Modern Renaissance? Let me know your thoughts below!

Kylie Lip Kits First Impressions + Swatches! Koko K & Dead of Knight!

Hi everyone! As I’m sure you will all know, Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits have been taking the world by storm the last few months and after debating whether to purchase some of my own, I finally went for it!

Firstly, a little bit about shipping and  customs – feel free to skip this paragraph if you just want to hear about the products themselves! Being in the UK, I was aware of potential customs fees which is why I took a while to decide whether I wanted to buy the lip kits, as although they are fairly affordable on their own, it can end up being pretty expensive with customs and shipping added on top. However, I ended up being really lucky and not getting any customs charges on top of the $14.95 shipping fee I paid! I have heard some orders end up being charged by customs and some do not, so this is something to just be aware of when ordering if you are outside of the US.

Anyway, onto the exciting part – the actual lip kits! I went for two shades – Koko K and the brand new shade Dead of Knight. The lip kits are $29 each which is around £21 – I think this is a pretty good price for a lipstick and a lip liner. My confirmation email said to expect a delivery within 10-15 business days and mine arrived in 8 – it was a really nice surprise when they arrived early! They are packaged beautifully, as you can see below:


I love the packaging and the colours on the box allow you to easily see which lip kit is which. I was really impressed with the packaging of the actual products too – the lip liner reminds me of the style of Mac’s pro lip liners and the packaging of the liquid lipstick really stands out.


Now for swatches! I am about to start my own YouTube channel and have got all my equipment ready to start filming, so I will be filming a video with swatches and a demonstration on the lips, too – if you guys would like to see any videos in particular, then please let me know! Below you can see both the liner and lipstick from Koko K and Dead of Knight swatched:


Koko K is a beautiful pink shade – as I’m pretty fair, this is a really lovely mauve-pink shade on me and I can see it being a beautiful pale pink on those with darker skin tones. It’s so flattering and I can honestly see this shade working on everyone. Dead of Knight is amazing – a deep, pigmented black shade. The liner isn’t quite as dark as the liquid lipstick itself, but you can’t tell at all once the lipstick is on.

The liners glide on really easily, especially Koko K – they are very easy to apply and I love the formula. The liquid lipsticks are great too, a little drying as you would expect with mattes but they make the lips look really full and have amazing pigment. Dead of Knight is a little trickier to apply as darker shades need more precision, but overall the liquid lipsticks are easy to apply and look amazing.

I hope you enjoyed this review! Do you own any lip kits? Let me know which shades you recommend below!

TheBalm Nude’tude Palette Review + Swatches!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all well and enjoying the beginning of 2016. How fast does the time go?! Today I’ll be reviewing TheBalm’s Nude’tude palette, which I received for Christmas. I’ve had my eye on this palette for such a long time and wasn’t sure whether to ask for this one or the Nude’Dude palette, but after seeing them both in store I slightly preferred the shades in the Nude’tude palette. Let’s get into the review and swatches!

To begin, the packaging is really fun! It is made of a sturdy cardboard and also comes with a sleeve that holds the palette closed for travelling. Once you remove the sleeve, the palette has a magnetic closure.


Opening the palette, there is a lovely large mirror which makes this palette really useful for travelling. There are 12 shades inside and I love the vintage-style packaging! The palette also comes with a double-ended brush, which is really useful – one end applies shadow all over the lid and the other, smaller end allows you to apply the shadow as liner.



Onto the swatches!! I have swatched these in groups of four, so you get a more clear view of each shade. All of the shadows have fun, creative names which I have labelled. 4 of the shades are matte and the other 8 are glitter or what I would call ‘velvet’ – they aren’t glittery exactly, but have a shimmer to them.


  • Sassy is a bright, shimmery white
  • Snobby is a shimmering pale gold
  • Stubborn is a velvety rose pink
  • Stand-offish is a shimmery pale pink


  • Selfish is a shimmery taupe shade
  • Sophisticated is a glittery, deep brown
  • Sultry is a matte taupe shade – perfect for the crease
  • Seductive is a shimmery bronze


  • Sexy is a stunning, matte wine red
  • Serious is a deep, matte black
  • Silly is a glittery brown shade – this one has less pigment than the others, but is still beautiful as a wash of glitter
  • Sleek is a matte, very deep brown/aubergine shade

I’m very impressed with these overall! My favourites have to be Stand-Offish, Sultry and Sexy. When I first opened the palette, I thought Sassy and Snobby (the two far-left shades)  were matte and I do think this palette could have one or two more matte shades, as I love using them in the crease! Also, the shade Silly (as I mentioned previously) has less pigment than the others and doesn’t show as well when swatched. However, I definitely think this could be brushed over other shadows to amp them up or even just for a light wash of colour. Other than this shade, the others have amazing pigmentation.

The shadows feel very soft, blend really nicely and I love the variety of colours – you can create various different looks with these, from girly and fresh to deep and vampy. I am very impressed by this palette overall and if you’re looking to increase your shadow collection, I think this would be a great way of doing so! I will definitely get a makeup tutorial completed with these and post this soon, for a real demonstration of how they look on the eyes.

I hope you enjoyed reading – let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to review next!

Charlotte Tilbury Limited Edition Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise – Review, Swatches and Demonstration!

Hello everyone! Today I’ll be reviewing one of Charlotte Tilbury’s brand new, limited edition products – the Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise duo in ‘The Huntress’. Exciting news before I start – as i’m typing this, I am one follower away from reaching 500 followers! I have decided to throw a giveaway to celebrate once I reach 500, as it’s a really exciting milestone. So, I bought an extra Nocturnal Cat Eyes duo in ‘The Huntress’ as part of my giveaway – this won’t be the only prize, so keep an eye out for the launch of the giveaway to find out more!

I absolutely love Charlotte Tilbury’s products and honestly, I’m yet to be disappointed – I really feel like she just can’t go wrong! Her products are quite pricey, but the quality is outstanding. The Nocturnal Cat Eyes sets contain a single eyeshadow and a mini Rock ‘n’ Kohl eyeliner. There are four shades to choose from and I went for ‘The Huntress’, which is described on Charlotte’s website as ‘a smoky golden bronze partnered with a rich brown amber kohl’. I love bronze for the eyes and I feel they really suit everyone, which is why I chose this set. Here is the box and both products included:



The packaging is, as always with Charlotte Tilbury products, beautiful, and consists of deep chocolate brown packaging with gold lettering. It all ties in wonderfully together and these little sets would make a great gift for someone (or yourself!) They certainly have an exciting, festive feel to them. Below you can see the shadow itself, which is beautifully embossed, as well as a close-up of the liner:



The eyeshadow is super glittery whilst the liner is matte, so they pair amazingly together on the eyes. There are tutorials on how to use the products together on the Charlotte Tilbury website and although she does mention that they can be paired with different eye colours, I really believe the variety of shades can suit anyone. Here is ‘The Huntress’ set swatched (shadow on the left, liner on the right):


So pretty! As you can see, the shadow is so shimmery and creates a really mesmerising affect. Even though it is very glittery, the fallout is extremely minimal which is great. The liners are so smooth and creamy too, yet they last all day – I own another Rock ‘n’ Kohl liner and they are by far the best kohl liners i’ve tried!

Below you can see a quick and easy look I created using only ‘The Huntress’ and mascara on my eyes – I blended the shadow all over the lid and into a winged, ‘feline’ shape in the outer corners, before lining my top and lower lashes with the liner and applying mascara. it’s so simple yet the finished look transforms the eyes completely and creates a put-together look – the products pair so well together which is what makes these sets so great – you can have a lot or a little experience with makeup and still create an amazing look!



I hope you enjoyed reading – keep an eye out for my giveaway which will hopefully be launching soon and let me know what you think of these sets – I personally am super impressed!

October Favourites!

Hello everyone! Today I’ll be sharing with you my monthly favourites – I don’t have very many this month as it has been a ridiculously busy month for me and I haven’t really had time to try new beauty products. However, the few I do have i’ve been absolutely loving and can’t wait to share them with you! You may have noticed I haven’t posted so much this month and i’m really sorry, as I said it has been a crazy month for me! I have got a couple of posts coming up very soon so keep an eye out for those. Anyway, onto the favourites!


First up is a mascara that I’ve just repurchased and it is the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara in Extra Noir. It’s affordable, lengthening, separating – pretty much perfect! Since purchasing this mascara I haven’t used any others and i’d highly recommend it.


Next up is a foundation, which i’m sure I mentioned last month too – however, I’ve been loving it so much I need to mention it again! It’s the Nars Sheer Glow and i’m the shade Deauville when I haven’t been fake tanning. It really is so incredible and I need to get this in a darker shade for when i’m tanned. If you have dry skin like me you’ll love it, it leaves the skin looking dewy and fresh but still gives some coverage. I might go as far as to say this has become my all-time favourite foundation!


I’ve been loving a combination of two concealers this month, both of which are fairly new purchases. They are both by Maybelline: the instant anti-age eraser eye in light, and the dream lumi touch highlighting concealer in ivory. I use both under the eyes (alone or sometimes together) and the age rewind to cover redness, too – although it states that the concealer is for the eye area it works great for other areas too! The dream lumi concealer doesn’t have as much coverage but looks great underneath the eyes, to highlight.


I have another Maybelline product – I really have been loving Maybelline this month! This is the final product of my favourites and is the colour tattoo in the shade on and on bronze. I’ve heard beauty bloggers raving about this for ages now and it always seemed to be sold out in my local Boots, but I finally got my hands on it a couple of weeks ago! It’s stunning and I’ve been wearing it a lot, for both day and night. It looks so pretty either blended out on it’s own or with a brown shadow and I’m so happy I finally found it!



That’s everything for my monthly favourites, as you can see I’ve really been loving Maybelline – they’re such an amazing, affordable brand. Thanks for reading and make sure to let me know what you’ve been loving this month!