Christmas Party Make Up: Royal Purple

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Hello beauties, I hope you’re all having a fabulous week! Its time to get started on the glam Christmas party looks and I wanted to create a look using royal purple and of course all the glitter! I got the inspiration from a tin of quality street (no shock there).

Disclaimer- This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are honest and my own.

Products used in this look-

Base

NYX Hydratouch Primer

L.A Girl Pro Concealer shade ‘orange’ for colour correction

Revolution Pro Camouflage Foundation shade ‘F4’

Too Faced Born This Way Multi Sculpt Concealer shade ‘ porcelain ‘

Ben Nye Luxury Powder shade ‘cameo’

Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

NYX HD Blush shade ‘summer’

MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish shade ‘whisper of gilt’

Brows-

Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil shade medium

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumising Gel

Eyes-

Morphe Bling Boss Eyeshadow palette shades ‘hush hush’ for the transition and ‘rockstar’ to create the shape

NYX Glitter Brillants Face & Body Glitter shade ‘violet’

Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara

Lips-

Lime Crime Velvetines Metallic Liquid Lipstick shade ‘posh’

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Lime Crime Lip Spinner Gift Set Review & Swatches

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Hello beauties, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! You may have seen this featured in my Christmas guide post already but I wanted to do a full review on this Lime Crime Lip Spinner holiday set because I think it deserves a separate post!

Beloved for their kaleidoscopic spectrum of long-wearing lip pigments and exquisite eye and cheek enhancers, we dare you to resist Lime Crime’s range of criminally covetable products. Dial up the festive fun this Christmas with the Lip Spinner Set – boasting three mini Matte Velvetines and three brand new Glitter Wet Cherry Glosses, simply spin the dial to select your shade (because it’s far too hard to pick our favourite shade from this tempting lot!)

Packaging

How cute is this packaging though? I’m in love with the bold design and the fun Spinner theme, it has a plastic heart in the middle that moves round. I love the bold colours, just what you would expect from Lime Crime! I did struggle getting the lipsticks and glosses out of the plastic packaging though.

Shades

Inside this set there is six mini sized lip products which consist of three of their matte Velvetines and three brand new Wet Cherry glosses. The shades are-

  • ‘Red Rose’ – a blue red
  • ‘Cindy’ – a hazelnut brown
  • ‘Lulu’ – a rose nude
  • ‘Happy cherry’ – a gold flecked apricot
  • ‘Cherry bomb’ – a gold flecked red
  • ‘Fuzzy cherry’ – a gold flecked champagne

Wet Cherry Gloss formula

I’ve already tried a few of the original Wet Cherry glosses and love the formula so was exited to try these brand new holiday shades. They have flecks of glitter mixed in with the gloss and look so pretty on the lips. They provide a intense high shine finish and catch the light so beautifully. These can be worn on their own or on top of a colour for added umph and I find them so comfy on the lips.

Velvetines Liquid Lipstick Formula

Another formula that I am familiar with is the the matte Velvetines liquid lipstick. It’s such a smooth and pigmented cream that is so easy to apply and as the name suggests, looks like velvet on the lips. Although they dry down to a matte finish they’re in no way drying and I love that the lipsticks are really hard wearing too!

Price

This set costs £41 and can be bought from Cult Beauty in the UK here. Although it’s fairly pricey I think this is a wonderful set for those who love Lime Crime, all the shades are so pretty and perfect to travel with thanks to the mini tube size.

What do you think of the shades in this gift set? What’s your favourite Lime Crime product? Let me know in the comment below!

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Christmas Makeup Collaboration: Little elf ft. Mademoiselleolantern

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Hello beauties, it’s starting to get real festive up in here, today’s post is a collaboration with the gorgeous blogger Joy who posts stunning makeup looks and reviews beauty products and films. She runs mademoiselleolantern.com.

We decided as to create a makeup look each with a Christmas theme! I decided to go with a spin on A classic elf, paying extra attention to the eyes with graphic liner and chunky glitter wing. I love the over applied blush trend at the moment too!

Disclaimer- This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are honest and my own.

Products used:

Base-

Too Faced Hangover Primer

C.Y.O Lifeproof Foundation shade ‘103’

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer shade ‘vanilla’

Zoeva Spice Of Life Highlighting Palette shade ‘sinfully delicious ‘ as blush

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Brows-

Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil shade ‘3’

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Gel shade ‘3’

Eyes-

Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette

NYX Vivid Brights liquid liner shade ‘fire’

Chunky Glitter mix shade ‘Persian paradise’

MAC Instacurl Mascara

Lips-

NYX Slip Tease Lip Lacquer shade ‘karma suit ya’

Don’t forget to check out half of the Collab here. She’s created a Christmas light themed look and it’s amazing.

What do you think of this look? Are you ready for Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!

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Christmas Style In Collaboration with Femme Luxe Finery

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Hello beauties, I’m back with another clothing collaboration. In today’s post I will be styling up four items that Femme Luxe Finery kindly gifted me to review from their Dresses collection.

Disclaimer- the items in this post were sent to me as a gift to review, as always opinions are honest and my own.

The first item is the Star Mustard knit long sleeve tie front wrap dress which is so soft and comfortable, it’s a given you want to look good for your Christmas parties and outings buts it’s also important to stay warm, which is why I like this knitted jumper dress. I love the V-neck and how you can wear it slightly off the shoulder too! I styled it with some glam fringed earrings from Primark, some matching red open toed shoes from Pull & Bear and a cute envelope leopard print bag from Accessorize.

Next is the Eliana cream knit high neck oversized jumper dress which is another pick I chose for warmth, this can be worn casual with tights and boots and a leather jacket or smart with a a pair of thigh high boots and baker hat. I’d wear this to a meal or to a Christmas market with a warm coat. I love the roll neck detailing and the 70s style wide sleeve. Hat is from H&M and boots from ASOS.

For the party dresses we have the Roslyn black cold shoulder wrap front midi dress which is such a gorgeous sleek LBD. This would be perfect for a Christmas meal or works do. I will be wearing this on a night out with friends. It has a stunning sweetheart shoulder, split at the front and fits so well. I styled this with my Everything5pounds tie up heels and New Look earrings.

Lastly Taliha mustard dalmatian bow front cut out mini dress which is giving me serious flintstone vibes and I’m here for it. Dalmatian print has been huge this year along with leopard print and this dress has so many fun details. I love the cut out panel, tie up front and buttons down the front as well as the cutest little frills on the sleeve. I paired this with my fringed red earrings and red clutch both from Primark and red open shoes from Pull & Bear.

What do you think of the items I chose? Have you ever shopped at Femme Luxe Finery? Let me know in the comments below’

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Gift Guide Favourites For Her

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Hello beauties, it’s officially the start of the festive season, my decorations are up and I’ve already got started on the tin of chocolates. In today’s post I’m kick starting my Christmas posts with my gift picks for all you ladies out there. We have a mix of food, makeup, homeware, jewellery and so much more!

Disclaimer- This post contains affiliate links and some products featured have been sent to me for free for a review. As always opinions are honest and my own.

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow palette

I did a fair few reviews on these Huda Beauty eyeshadow palettes when they first launched earlier this year. These gem stone themed palettes are the perfect gift to treat a makeup lover who loves to experiment. The pigmentation is incredible as is the colour story in each. They are £25 each but if you really want to spurge they now have the whole collection in a vault for £100.

Zoeva Spice Of Life Gift Set

Another gift for the makeup lover and this time it comes in the form of a set. The Spice Of Life kit contains a eyeshadow palette that has some gorgeous shades in and is a must for those who love warm shades. A highlighting palette that contains a champagne gold highlight and a rosy link highlight (I use this for a shimmer blush) A lip liner and matching liquid lipstick in a vampy dark red. This is perfect for Zoeva lovers (im yet to have a palette from them that I didn’t love) or for those new to the brand. This set costs £38. I will be doing a review of this set very soon.

Matalan Horoscope Mug

Anyone else love getting mugs for Christmas? Especially mugs with personalised detailing on such as these fun horoscope ones and the best part as they are only £3 so make the perfect secret Santa!

Buzz & Bear Druzy Moon pendant necklace

I was looking for quirky gifts on Etsy for a family member when I cane across the seller Buzz & Bear. How gorgeous is the druzy moon necklace? It’s so pretty and would look gorgeous layered with other jewellery. I definitely recommend having browse through Etsy to find some great hand made gifts that you won’t find on the high street.

The Kings Ginger Liqueur

I was gifted this a few weeks ago for a review but have since bought a back up bottle of this Ginger Liqueur from The Kings Ginger. It’s the perfect gift for booze lovers as so many drinks can be made with it, such as the the Kings and tonic (replace gin with the Kings Ginger) and my personal favourite, added to hot chocolate! This costs £23 and can be found at Waitrose in the UK.

Homesense candles

When it comes to candles home sense is my go to all year round, but especially in the autumn/winter months as all their spiced, berry and pumpkin scents hit the shelves. They always have the perfect containers and make such attractive looking gifts!

Monty Bonjangles Chocolates

A sweet gift, especially a chocolate one is always something I like to gift my loved ones, who doesn’t love chocolate! At the start of the year I found about the brand Monty Bojangles and have been obsessed ever since. Their chocolates are so rich in taste, are so luxurious and they have loads of flavours available! My personal favourite is the Pistachio Marooned.

Lime Crime Lip Spinner Gift set

My favourite item from this post has to be this new Lip Spinner set from Lime Crime. This is part of their new Christmas launch and is the perfect gift for lovers of the brand or for newbies to try some of their products. It contains three mini sized Velvetines and three mini sized Wet Cherry glosses. I love the formulas of both ranges so had to pick this up for myself. I managed to snag this in the Black Friday deals but full price this is £41 on Cult Beauty. I will be doing a separate blog post reviewing this on Friday!

The English Tea Shop Herbal Tea

When it comes to hot drinks not everyone likes a tea or coffee or hot chocolate and instead opts for a herbal brew. I recently picked up these two festive themed teas from The English Tea Shop and have been loving them so far. My favourite is this Rooiboos Candy Cane tea which has the classic taste of peppermint but with a gorgeous vanilla twist. A tub of this with a mug will make a cute little secret Santa gift!

Lush Cinders Shower gel

It isn’t a gift guide without a product from Lush, their Christmas range is always amazing and this year I wanted to include this new shower gel that launched a few months ago. It smells like Marzipan and is so different to any shower gels from lush I’ve owned before.

I’ve also added another new launch that has become a new favourite of mine the Candy Cane bubble bar which is so cute and festive, it would make the perfect stocking filler. I wanted to add in the new Cranberry Fizz lip scrub Lip scrub too, this smells bloody amazing and is also perfect to slip into a stocking or to add in a bath hamper!

Personalised Phone Case with CaseApp

I was lucky enough to collaborate with this brand recently to make these gorgeous phone cases. Case App are a design your own case company that allows you to personalise them with any image and text. They also have lots of pre made designs to choose from and make laptop skins. Decorate your loved ones phone with a collage of photos or a pet or just a funky design.

Spectrum Mean Girls Makeup Brush Set

Another gift for the Makeup lover, you always need the right tools to create a great makeup look and these makeup brushes from Spectrums Mean Girl collection are ‘so fetch’. This set contains ten brushes A01, A05, A07, A10, A16, A17, A21, B01, B06, C01 and come in this fun mesh makeup bag. Each brush has a quote printed on the side from the film and are amazing quality. This set costs £49

Benefit Magical Brow Stars Gift set

I reviewed this set recently and think this set is the ultimate gift for a brow lover. It contains five full sized Benefit brow products and a double ended brush. It costs £49.50 with a contents value of £118 which is incredible!

What gift sets have you been loving? Let me know in the comments below!

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The Body Shop Peppermint Candy Cane Review

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Hello beauties, we all know that Christmas is the best time for new launches when it comes to bath and body brands and one of my favours brands to shop during the festive period is The Body Shop. In today’s post I’m going to be talking about two of the new peppermint range that I picked up last weekend.

Disclaimer- This post contains affiliate links. As always opinions are honest and my own.

The whole collection in this scent consists of a shower gel, bath foam, soap, body lotion, body butter, body scrub, hand cream and shimmer mist. It also comes in some really fab gift sets that are great value for money if you’re looking for something for a loved one.

Packaging

How cute is the design of this years lid packaging, it literally screams Christmas and fits the scent of the product so well. It definitely makes me hungry!

Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub

The first item I picked up was this body scrub, I was in need of one after running out of my usual and fell in love with the scent of this one. It has the obvious smell of peppermint but mixed with a delicious hit of vanilla and it smells so sweet and food like. This has small bits in that are sizeable enough to buff away dry/dead skin without being too rough and leaves the skin feeling wonderfully smooth and like new. This costs £15 for 250ml but there is always offers on to save you some money!

Peppermint Candy Cane Body Butter

I always buy the matching body lotion if it’s available in the same scent as I feel it makes the smell linger longer. This has exactly the same formula as any other of the body butters from The Body Shop and I find them one of the best. They are fairly thick and make short work of any dry areas you may have. It does take awhile for this cream to set in and has a tingly effect to the skin thanks to the peppermint. The scent is exactly the same as the scrub. This costs £6 for 50ml or £15 for 200ml

Also don’t forget to check out the other Christmas scents that are also available, the Berry Bon Bon and the Vanilla Marshmallow and I’ll leave a link here if you want to shop the Peppermint Candy Cane collection.

Have you tried any of the other products from this years Christmas range? What’s your favourite body shop scent? Let me know in the comments below!

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Luxury Orange & Ginger Hot Chocolate Recipe Ft The Kings Ginger

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Hello beauties, I was recently contacted but the lovely team at The Kings Ginger to try one of their bottles of Ginger liqueur as a gift. I am already a huge fan of liquors so had to snap up a bottle. I knew exactly what I wanted to make as soon as I received the bottle and smelled it, a tasty luxury hot chocolate that is the perfect winter warmer and oh so festive.

 A quirky and high-strength liqueur carefully crafted from the maceration of ginger root and lemon oils, The King’s Ginger is rich in colour and deliciously crisp to taste. Be it in a flask on one’s hip at the races or in a Collins glass over ice in one’s chair, it is indeed a splendid tonic to be appreciated all year round.

Disclaimer- this product was gifted to me for review, as always opinions are honest and my own.

What you will need:

Ingredients

  • Orange flavoured chocolate
  • Milk or Soya (for lactose intolerance)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cream (optional)
  • The Kings Ginger Liqueur

Utensils

  • Access to a stove/oven top
  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Hot chocolate glass or your favourite mug
  • Grater
  • Shot glass

How to make:

  1. Fill up your glass/mug of choice with milk/soya up to just over half way
  2. Add the measured milk to a pan and set the oven top to a medium heat. Wait until milk is steaming
  3. Add the orange chocolate in squares (leaving some spare for grating)and stir until melted
  4. Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder
  1. Add one shot glass measure of The Kings Ginger to the mixture
  2. Pour into glass/mug
  3. (Optional) Add cream to the top of the hot chocolate
  4. Grate a small amount of the chocolate to create shavings and sprinkle on top of the cream

This makes such a rich and luxurious treat and you bet I’ll be drinking it throughout the winter months. If you are interested in trying a bottle (it can even be used in place of gin with a tonic) then you can find it in Waitrose if you live in the UK.

A huge thanks to the team at The Kings Ginger for sending this my way. Go check out their website (linked above) as they have many other drink and food recipes.

What are your favourite winter drinks? Let me know in the comments below!

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NYX Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Review

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Hello beauties, after purchasing a few of the NYX vinyl glosses and loving them, I was pleased to see a new and similar product in Boots recently. Today I will be reviewing three of the NYX Slip Tease Lip Lacquer

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Put the moves on your pout with the new Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer from NYX Professional Makeup. From seductive nudes to bold berries and more, this luxurious lippie delivers full coverage in 24 pigment-rich and seriously plush shades that shine. Featuring an hourglass-shaped applicator that makes lining your lips a cinch, each weightless hue slips on comfy-smooth and glossy for a knockout finish.

Packaging

First off I want to mention how much I love the see through packaging, I like to be able to see the colour of the product and think it makes it look a lot more pricey. The thick plastic tube is super sturdy and is hexagon shaped which I also love. These are a welcome addition to my lipstick holder and look gorgeous on my dressing table.

The shape of the applicator comes in the shape of a hourglass which is a style I’ve never seen in a application wand. I found this super easy to use and get a clean line around the lips.

Shades

There are 24 shades in this collection, I picked up the three shades, ‘last frontier’ which is is a deep berry red/plum, ‘urban oasis’ which is a terracotta nude and ‘spiced spell’ which is a true classic red. I found each shade that I tried to have gorgeous full pigment without the need to add several layers to build up the colour.

Formula

I really like this formula for a gloss, they’re a lot comfier to wear than the vinyl glosses. They have a thick creamy formula but don’t feel heavy on the lips. They are slightly tacky feeling when you press your lips together so if you don’t like that you won’t get on with these. One thing I was presently surprised with is the lasting power, these grip to your lips surprising well, even after eating and drinking and are super easy to re apply.

Swatches

Shades- ‘last frontier’, ‘urban oasis’ and ‘spiced spell’

Price

These costs £7 each but the best time to pick them up is in boots if you live in the UK as they are now included in the 3 for 2 promotions which is fab! You can pick them up here.

What is your favourite shade out of the three? What are your favourite NYX lip products? Let me know in the comments below!

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Personalised Phone Cases With CaseApp

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Hello beauties, I was recently contacted but the lovely team at CaseApp be gifted either two phone cases or a phone case and a laptop cover. I don’t have the suitable model to get a laptop cover so I opted for two iPhone cases instead.

If you don’t know what CaseApp is, it’s a phone app/laptop skin service that allows you to personalise your own products by using their ‘design your own’ option or using their pre made templates.

Disclaimer- The items featured in this post were gifted to me but all opinions are honest and my own.

I decided to design my own cases as I love the chance to get creative, the first case I designed was this fun fox and feather print case using pictures off the internet. I’m obsessed with foxes and I’m so pleased how this turned out. The second case I designed is this winter themed pine cone one. I love that you can also choose your finish, either shiny or matte.

These make the perfect gift for a loved one or just a treat for yourself, one thing for sure it’s the perfect item to adorn your phone with, cause let’s face it, if it’s going to be in our hands we might as well make it pretty to look at! These cost £19 and you can get started here.

I also have a discount code for you beauties to get 20% off your first order. Use code ‘ALLTHINGSALLATT20’

What do you think about the cases I made? Let me know in the comments below!

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Benefit Magical Brow Stars Gift Set.

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Hello beauties, you may remember that a few weeks ago I was invited to a Benefit event to talk about the 2018 Christmas goodies that have recently launched. I was already a huge fan of their brow products and this new gift set caught my eye so I thought I would share my thoughts as it’s a fab set for anyone who loves doing their brows.

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This limited edition brow set contains 5 FULL-SIZE faves, 1 PRO tool and brow tips & tricks…all at an AMAZING VALUE! From brow pencils to powders to gels and more, this set has everything you need to transform your brows..all in an adorable magic brow trunk worth £118

Packaging

Benefit can do no wrong when it comes to packaging, always so bright and playful with it’s bold text, colours and imagery. I love that this set comes in a little magic trunk, this will definitely be used as storage afterwards.

Contents

Inside you will find five brow products and one handy brush. It literally has everything you need and then some to create either a natural looking brow or a statement one. I’ve linked all products where to buy them separately if you don’t want the whole set.

Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Filling & Shaping pencil

This is a new product to me, I’m always skeptical of Brow pencils because they often are quite dry and scratchy but this is the opposite. It has a easy to use twist up device that saves the need of having to sharpen it. The texture is very smooth and it’s super easy to apply, either to outline the brows or to fill them in fully. This dries down to a matte finish. This is the perfect product for those who want a fuller more pigmented brow. This costs £20.50 to buy separately.

Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil

This pencil is different to the one above as it has a ultra fine end that draws natural looking hair like strokes. Although it wasn’t drying and the formula was spot on for me, I had to use quite a lot of product as my brows are thicker. I definitely prefer a larger tip to really cover my brows. This costs £20.50 to buy separately.

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumising Tinted Brow gel

I always have to set my brows as they are quite fluffy so can end up going astray, i like a brow gel that has a tint to add that much needed bit of colour back into my brow. It contains tiny microfibres to add volume and definition. I love the small tapered brush that makes it super easy to get into the edges. This costs £20.50 to buy separately.

Benefit Ka-Brow Eyebrow Cream-Gel colour

This product is one of my go to brow products for a simple natural brow, it’s A Pomade with a gel like texture, it applies well with a angled brush and looks so soft and gives my brows the much needed colour in areas where they are sparse. This lasts me months and costs £20.50 to buy separately.

Benefit Foolproof Eyebrow Building Powder

The last product in the set is something for the full ‘instagram’ brow look lover. This has a velevely smooth finish and makes short work of any sparse areas. It is split into light and dark in the pan to create a gradual look to the brows. I found it super easy to use with a angled brush, although I do use this very lightly as it’s a little too pigmented for my taste. This costs £20.50 to buy separately.

Benefit Brow Defining & Blending Tool

In this kit you will also find a really handy duel ended brow brush. On one end there’s a angled brush which in my opinion is the best brush I’ve used to apply brow products. This can be used to apply gels, creams, waxes and powders. On the other end is a great quality spoolie to brush though the hairs. This costs £16.50 to buy separately.

Price

This set is priced at £49.59 which is a bargain considering it would cost you £118 to buy these items separately! If you’re interested in buying you can find it here.

My go to natural looking brow using Gimme Brow+ and Ka-Brow Gel.

A fuller, darker brow using the Goof Proof pencil and the Foolproof Building powder.

Have you ever used any Benefit brow products? Let me know in the comments below!

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