Thursday, 6 August 2015

Makeup Revolution Slogan Palette Explicit Content Review

For those of you that don't know, Makeup Revolution is a brilliant brand that provide exceptional quality with the products they sell. Today were going to be talking about the Explicit Content Palette, it's a versatile palette complete with 36 eyeshadows - both matte and shimmery. There are mainly neutral eyeshadows however there are a few bright ones should you want to add a pop of colour to your look. 

I own quite a few Makeup Revolution palettes and I can gladly say that I prefer to use them over many high-end brands as they are both affordable and the products never cease to amaze me! In regards to the packaging, thankfully the palette is appropriately sized so I can pop into my handbag if I need to touch my eyes at any point. It's also quite secure as my bag did suffer a few tumbles and none of the eyeshadows broke at all. I also quite like the slogan on the front, it differentiates it from other palettes!

Let's talk about what we all really want to know - is the pigmentation good? I've swatched all 36 eyeshadows so you can get a clear idea of just how good these are! The swatches are from the top row to the bottom row! 

As you can see from the swatches, the quality and pigmentation of the eyeshadows is pretty amazing! A lot of them are quite soft and buttery touch which makes application all the more smoother! I have to say the second row is my favourite as it has a variation of colours! These are also very long-lasting even without a primer, they managed to stay on my eyes all day without fading and that is another thing, I find there is little-to-no fallout with these eyeshadows! I've included a photo below of a look I created with the palette.

Is the palette worth it then? Absolutely for the price you pay (£7.99) your getting 36 high quality eyeshadows that be can be utilised to create virtually any look! I would definitely suggest this palette for those who want a wide range of eyeshadows or who like to save a bit money as you really can't go wrong with the price!

Thank you for reading! Do you own this palette? What are you favourite shades? Do you own any other Makeup Revolution products? Let me know in the comments! There will be a link below if you want to buy the palette. Have a great day!

Get the palette here!
Makeup Revolution Scandalous Lipsticks Review

*I paid for the product shown with my own money. All opinions/thoughts are 100% honest and are my own.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

5 Ways To Stay Positive

Positivity is hard to come by especially when your really not feeling in the mood or you've had a really bad day. I thought it would be a great idea to share with you some things I find can really cheer you up or add a spring to your step!

     1. Start the day with your favourite music

Nothing beats waking up to your favourite song or melody. Set it as your ringtone for your alarm so when you wake up you feel much more energetic and happier than what you would usually feel when you wake up. 

     2. Make a Positivity Poster/Collage

Get a piece of A3 paper and stick all the images/quotes on it that encourage you and make you feel happy. I would advise putting it above your bed or somewhere you often look so when your not in the mood you can take a quick glance at it and be reminded of happy things!

     3. Smile at someone

Most people underestimate how much a smile can do for someone. Remember smiles are contagious and brighten up anyones day. Smiling even when you don't feel like it can really enhance your mood and get rid of all that negativity inside of you.

    4. Set an inspirational/motivational image as your background/lock screen on your phone 

In this day and age, most of us spend a good amount of time checking/playing on our phone. Wouldn't it be great to go on your phone after you've had a rough time and see a quote/image that truly inspires you and turns that frown upside down!

   5. Plug in your headphones and take a walk 

Nature walks are one of my favourite things to do especially when I have music in my ears as it really lifts my mood. Some quiet time alone and strolling through the beauty of the outdoors can truly take away any worries/doubts/negativity you may have and it's also  exercise so why not?

Thank you for taking the time to read this post! I hope you got something out of it and may use one of these ideas next time your not in the best mood. I would love to hear some of the ways you keep positive, let me know in the comments and have a great day! 

Monday, 3 August 2015

July Favourites

It's been a while since I done a favourites post but I have been using some amazing products which I really wanted to bring to your attention if you haven't seen them already! The majority of these products are summer essentials that have really made a difference for me!

  • MAC Strobe Cream £24.50 for 50ml
I got a sample of this cream whilst I was on holiday after the recent emphasis on strobing, this is a lovely lightweight cream that can be mixed into foundation to create a nice dewy look, used alone to give a subtle glow to the skin or you can use it as I do - I like to take a little bit and pat it onto the cheekbones to emphasise and highlight them. This product is quite pricy but I would definitely say a little goes a long way with this. 

  • Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion £5 for 30ml 
After having two encounters with nasty sunburn, I realised I really needed something to protect my skin from the sun. I received this product in my July Pink Parcel and I love it! It's non-greasy so it doesn't make my skin feel icky or oily. In addition to this it's 78% organic so I feel reassured that I am not putting any harsh chemicals on my skin.

  • Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion £3 for 250ml 
This is a great product for those of you who want a summer glow but don't actually want to go out in the sun. With a gradual tanner, this product does not make for an overly fake tan and its lotion is very hydrating so this is perfect for when you come out of the shower. I haven't experienced any streaking with this either. 

  • MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ £17 for 100ml
A must-have for those with dry skin. This refreshing mist provides hydration in these hot summer months where your skin starts to feel sweaty. I like to apply this before I put on my makeup as it tends to stick well with my foundation. It can also be applied after putting on all of your makeup to add a finishing touch.

  • MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in 'Kooky' £3
When it comes to lip shades I have an obsession for dark colours in particular purples despite it being summer. The great thing about these Lip Lacquers is that they are cheap, well pigmented and long lasting. I will definitely be doing a further in-depth review on this product and the rest of the range!

  • Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer Brush £6.95
All I can say is this brush blends like a dream, it's perfect for blending out those transition/crease colours. Zoeva is one of those brands that remains affordable yet definitely supplies in quality. If your just starting out in makeup or can't afford to buy expensive makeup brushes then Zoeva is surely the way to go. I've also heard this is comparable to the MAC 217 brush.

Thank you for reading! I would love to know what you loved in the month of July and whether you discovered/rediscovered any amazing products! Let me know if any of these products are also one of your favourites! Have a lovely day!

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