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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Makeup Revolution Chocolate Rose Gold Eye Palette Review, Swatches, Tutorial

You cannot go wrong with the Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palettes. They are superbly pigmented, perform really well, and are very affordable. Also, they are cruelty-free. I do wish a bunch of higher-end brands *cough Too Faced cough* would take a leaf from MUR's book and up their eyeshadow quality.
I have their Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette to show you today; this is a very close dupe of the Huda Beauty Textured Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette. The difference, of course, is that while the MUR palette costs £8.99, Huda's is priced at £56.
Unfortunately, the palette was damaged in the post, and two of the eyeshadows needed putting back together with rubbing alcohol. Which explains why my specimen doesn't look as neat as it should.

Scroll down for the review and swatches of the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette, and for a makeup tutorial.

Here is the review, a makeup tutorial, and  swatches of the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette, an affordable dupe for the Huda Beauty Textured Eyeshadow Palette.
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Saturday, December 09, 2017

GRWM: Easy Rose Gold Daytime Makeup Tutorial With Foil Eyeshadow

I did this quick and easy rose gold eye makeup look with foil eyeshadow - this was the first time I played with foil eyeshadows, and boy, AM I impressed! They are so creamy, glide on so well, and are easily blendable. Not to mention how opaque they are, and how they last even without primer. The only problem is that you may have to use your fingertips to pat or glide them on, rather than a brush. Or maybe a very stiff-bristle brush could do the job; since I've gone out of my way to buy only soft-bristle brushes, I cannot prove this theory.
You can wear this look to daytime parties over the Holiday season; it's just about subtle enough!
Enough of that, though - the tutorial is right ahead.

Scroll for an easy-peasy rose gold makeup look with foil eyeshadow. 

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Beauty Products Used Up in November 2017

How are you coming on with your Holiday shopping? Mine is all done, and I even did my wrapping over the weekend, which is the part I hate the most. Now to get out the tree and decorations.
Thanks to a bad anaphylactic reaction which landed me in hospital in late October, I haven't used up too many products in November - just very essential skincare; no retinols, far milder Vitamin C than the 30% I'm used to, no facial oil... you get the picture.

Scroll down for more on my November 2017 beauty empties.

Beauty Products Used Up in November 2017
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Friday, November 24, 2017

Holiday Makeup Giveaway 2017: Open Worldwide

As promised, my next makeup giveaway will run through Holiday 2017, right up to January 5, 2018, so I will announce the winner once I recover from New Year excesses! The prizes are exciting - I have a huge full-size 20-eyeshadow palette which has insane pigmentation. There's a red, red lipstick. A pretty pink blush. An eyebrow pencil. An eyeliner. Everything you need to look glam in 2018.

Scroll down to enter my Holiday 2017 Makeup Giveaway, for a chance to win full-sized beauty products!

Enter my Holiday 2017 Makeup Giveaway, for a chance to win full-sized beauty products.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals That Ship Worldwide For 2017

How is it already Cyber Weekend 2017? It was New Year 2017 a minute ago.
Traditionally, Black Friday used to be a thing in the US alone, with the Commonwealth countries opting for the post-Christmas Boxing Day sales. I myself have had half my hair pulled off in the jostling on Boxing Day sales.
Thankfully, these days, you can do your shopping online without any hair-pulling, and best of all, pretty much all online retailers, even outside of the US, have taken up Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a way to generate maximum sales.

DID YOU KNOW: Even the LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar here is on sale! Use code LFBF25 to get it at just £59.25 TODAY.

Here are the top Black Friday Deals that ship worldwide for 2017 - codes and offers will be updated through Cyber Monday. 

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals That Ship Worldwide For 2017
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fall Makeup Giveaway 2017 Results

I'm sorry for the delay in announcing the results of the Fall Beauty Giveaway 2017. For one, my 2014 MacBook Pro conked off and needed replacing; I now have a "touch-bar" model with the new USB-C ports, so everything needs an adaptor to hook up to the computer. Ugh. There was a time when the toothbrush was the height of innovation....
For another, I'm still recovering from a severe anaphylactic reaction which saw me in hospital for a week from October 23. Six different antihistamines a day are no joke. 
Anyway, results are right below.
Next giveaway - Holiday Makeup 2017, includes a large 20-eyeshadow palette - goes live later this week, so do stay tuned for that.

Is The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 Worth It? Unboxing, Review, Cost-Breakdown

The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for 2017 was probably the most widely-awaited beauty advent calendar for Holiday 2017. However, they probably had limited quantities, or underestimated the popularity - it sold out online for the first time in 11 minutes flat! It was restocked online by popular demand at least three more times after that, and sold out each time. This, despite a price-tag of £250!
Harrods was once my absolute favourite store (now it's tied with Harvey Nicks), so I decided that something had to give after I landed in hospital with an anaphylactic reaction. Even so, it sold out online by the time I realised it had launched. I got mine thanks to the lovely Harrods SAs who called me at home to take my order, from the in-store stock.
The ownership may have changed, as also the atmosphere - then-owner Mr Al Fayed himself was standing at the entrance greeting people (including a wide-eyed yours truly) on my first visit, and it is now a lot more blingy and impersonal in the store - BUT their customer care has clearly not changed.

Scroll down for the unboxing and review of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for Holiday 2017 - and the cost-breakdown.

Here is the unboxing and review of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for Holiday 2017 - and the cost-breakdown.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

LookFantastic Beauty Box November 2017 Review, Contents

LookFantastic's Beauty Box for November 2017 is themed Ready, Set, Glam. The box is a beautiful midnight blue, with stars - very reminiscent of LookFantastic's Beauty in Wonderland Advent Calendar for 2017 (unboxing here).
The box includes the usual Elle UK magazine for the month; this time, there are a couple of perfume samplers along with the magazine.

Scroll down for the review and contents of the LookFantastic Beauty Box for November 2017.

Review and contents of the LookFantastic Beauty Box for November 2017.
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