Sunday, 21 September 2014

THE PERFECT BUDGET EYE-SHADOW PALETTE



Before I came away I was looking for a small and compact eye shadow palette that was easy to take away with me and didn't break the bank. Collection Work the Colour have two Palettes worth spending your dinner money on and starving till tea time comes. The Nude Eye Palette and Smoky Eye Palette both have a great selection of shades and although the packaging isn't too special or fancy, for the price you're paying who cares!?
The Nude Eye Palette has a total of nine shades, all perfect for a nude eye and each one is suited to different skin tones. There's also a highlight shade to use either on your cheekbones or eyes, it really is multi-functional.  

The Shades are so rich and creamy and all have great colour pay off, they're easily blendable and glide on like a dream, there's no fall out or glitter and it packs on perfectly.This one is great for shoving in your bag when you don't have time to do a eye make-up look but it's really easy to apply and use wherever, whenver. This is the Palette I'll be re-stocking up on when push comes to shove. Collection have definitely hit the nail on the head with this one, for me anyway! This Palette is only around the £3 mark and it's a perfect choice instead of choosing something unhealthy for dinner, been there, done that.


















Saturday, 20 September 2014

THE COLOURS OF CANCUN





On a recent post I mentioned I was off on my holidays to the Carribean but didn't specify where, I think you've all guessed by the title! I'm topping up my tan and sunning myself out in Mexico with a Bailey's in one hand and a Book in the other, I'm currently reading the Rivers of London. So far so good, it's more of a crime book but based on a ghost story so I've really been getting into it.
But more to the point the Bailey's are going down exceptionally well and my tan is coming along nicely. It's a perfect break before winter sets in back home, by the time I get home it'll be October and that just means Christmas is not too far away.
Being on Holiday and posting everyday while you're on holiday for two weeks is something only superhereos can do, me on the other hand I tried that and I failed, miserably. I wrote posts that weren't even interesting, the pictures were lacking in quality and detail and the writing was rushed and to be honest everything seemed a little rubbish. Not that my blog is perfect because I have only just started out but to me things weren't up to standards plus it gives me a little time to relax and un-wind.
Out here, everything is so beautifully colourful and they have so much to offer. Not only isit good weather all year round but people are friendly, everyone is happy. I love all the colours in everything I pass, it all looks so stunning set out in the glorious Mexican Sunshine.
Hope you're all well, Lots of Love, Kate. x 
 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

EYES WIDE OPEN

I've been searching for a nude eyeliner that does it's job well but doesn't break the bank and to be honest, no-one wants to spend a ton on a liner! Rimmel had just the thing, a perfect affordable nude liner that lines my eyes beautifully.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Nude Eyeliner is a very creamy, easy to use liner that stays put on my water line. Using a nude liner on your lower water eye line opens your eyes, makes you look and appear more awake and lifts your eyes.(Perfect for when you haven't had much sleep!) 

It's super creamy and glides on easily without tugging or pulling at the eye and it's completely waterproof so this is perfect to use on the water line. The colour pay off is great just from one stroke, very pigmented and bright in colour. Also claims to be smudge-proof, sweat-proof and heat-proof so it won't budge at all through the day. You can pick this up for around £4, complete bargain!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

DUTY FREE


You know the drill, You walk through Duty Free and wish you could buy everything. I must admit, I treated myself to a few things but I think there's a limit and that limit is when you've basically spent everything in your purse and more!

Remember my brush wishlist a few weeks ago? I'll link it here if you don't. But anyway, I listed the MAC 217 Blending Brush as part of my wishlist and it's something I've wanted to buy for a while. Every beauty blogger seemed to have it but me. That is until now, I headed over to MAC straight away knowing what I wanted to buy in my head. Not only did I buy the MAC 217 brush but I also bought a Lipstick in Creme Cup. I'll admit I saw this on Hello October and immediately fell in love with the colour. It's a your lips but better, very natural and subtle but really helps you lips look plump and beautifully nude. It's my new everyday staple and something I'll continually go back to and reach for.

This one I just had to, The Tom Ford Velvet Orchid is a beautiful piece to own, the smell is so distinctive yet subtle and the packaging is like no other. Stunning Gold on Purple just glimmers in the light.