• Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Giveaway

    Sunday 12th February

    When I published by Colourpop Super Shock Shadow review, I felt really excited about getting back into blogging. I planned on taking lots of pictures the next day and felt like I had everything planned. Unfortunately, my health hasn’t been great lately and my illness has been causing me a lot of problems. I’m currently signed off work and unable to do much.

    I was planning on holding a giveaway in February but have brought it forward a little as I’m struggling to finish any posts. I’ve just been started on some new medication so I’m hoping that this week I’ll feel a little better and will be able to take some pictures – I’ve treated myself to so many new products recently! I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who has followed my blog and Twitter recently and hope to be back in the swing of things as soon as possible!

    I decided on the Urban Decay Naked ‘Ultimate Basics’ Eyeshadow Palette for the giveaway prize. I got it as soon as it was released and absolutely love it. It’s one of my go-to eyeshadow palettes and I hope the winner of the giveaway loves it as much as me!

    Giveaway Rules
    – This giveaway is open internationally and is not sponsored
    – There will be one winner who will win the Urban Decay Naked ‘Ultimate Basics’ Eyeshadow Palette
    – The giveaway will be ran using Rafflecopter and all mandatory requirements must be completed
    – Any entrants under 18 must have parental permission
    – I will notify the winner within 24 hours of the giveaway finishing. They will then have 72 hours to respond. If they do not respond during this time, another winner will be chosen.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Drift

    Wednesday 01st February

    Picture of the Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Drift

    Colourpop is a brand that I have wanted to try since they first surfaced. Both their Super Shock Shadows and Pearlized Highlighters appealed massively to me, and I quickly complied a huge wish list.

    I placed my first order over the Black Friday weekend as they had 20% off, plus free international shipping. Since then, I’ve placed another two! I now own a huge amount of both the eyeshadows and highlighters and they’ve quickly become all I have been using recently.

    Since start on Roaccutane, I have struggled to wear any lip product other than Bistex. So, to make up for this, I have been making more of an effort with my eye makeup, experimenting with shades that I would not usually look at. Drift is definitely one of those shades.

    Drift is a beautiful dark cranberry shade with very subtle shimmer. I have been wearing it blended all over the lid with winged eyeliner and mascara. It’s the perfect lazy day makeup. I have found that it is a little drier in texture compared to other Colourpop eyeshadows I have tried, but the shades itself definitely makes up for this.

    The formula of the Super Shock Shadows are like nothing I have tried before. They feel soft and very much like a cream eyeshadow when first applied. However the shadows both blend and set like a powder. Colourpop have suggested a few different ways to apply the Super Shock Shadows, but I have found that using my fingers to blend the shades work best. I have also discovered that if I am using a darker shade as a crease colour, a synthetic blending brush works perfectly. Due to the spongy texture of the eyeshadows, I was worried about their lasting power, expecting them to crease after a few hours. However, I am happy to report that they have a fantastic wear time, lasting up to 8+ hours.

    The packaging is a little bulky, but I don’t find this to be a problem. The white plastic pots looks both sleek and in my opinion, more expensive than your regular budget eyeshadow brands. I also like that they have a clear window as it makes it a lot easier to find a particular shade, especially when you are in a hurry.

    The only downside to ordering from the Colourpop website is the threat of custom charges. I have placed 4 orders in total and the fees have ranged from £17-£22. Although annoying, the low price and quality of the actual products won’t stop me from ordering again!

    The Colourpop Super Shock Shadows are available for $5 at colourpop.com