Zoella X Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks

Zoella was one of the first Youtubers I watched when I was in my early teens and I've always enjoyed watching her videos. Although I don't enjoy them as much as I used to I still have a lot of fondness for her and the things that she does. When I heard that she was collaborating with Colourpop I was so excited. Colourpop is one of my favourite brands, I think they do amazing products, and they're always really good value. I love how creative they are with their designs and products. Zoe's collaboration is called Brunch Date, and it's based around the idea of having lunch with friends. Zoe's make up style isn't as extravagant as a lot of other influencers I follow, and I've seen people complain about the collab because of this because it's boring. Personally I am all for it, I love really simple make up that I would wear all the time, as I would get the most use out of it. I have a lot of eyeshadow palettes that I don't use so I thought I would get the lip products (and an eyeliner) that I would use all the time. 

The collection is based off food that you would find in a brunch, and there are little egg patterns. The bigger packages are made like milk cartons and I think the whole designs are very visually pleasing and creative.

I love the colours that she has chosen, two are nudes, one is a more pink nude, the other a darker purple toned nude, but both are quite light. I wear them almost everyday since I got them. The other is a deep pure red, I wouldn't wear this one as much but it is like the ultimate red shade, perfect for special occasions. I love the formulations of these liquid lipsticks, they're probably the best I've ever tried. They are quick drying and look and feel really nice. They don't last an awful long time but I don't mind re-applying as it doesn't dry out my lips at all. I also got the black eyeliner from the collection as I have too many liquid eyeliners and not enough kohl ones. This one is twistable, you have to be a little bit gentle with it, as I broke a little bit off when first using it. The black has flecks of gold glitter within which I love the idea of but you can't really see it. Yet this product has such a long lasting effect and really does need to be wiped off with makeup remover to come off other than that it doesn't budge all day which I love.


I actually can't pick my favourite shade, I love both of the nudes, Little One, and @ Me, and as they are both so similar I just alternate between them. The only thing I dislike is the shipping costs from the US, and all of the product packaging cam damaged in the post, but that doesn't bother me too much.

Swatches are @ Me, Little One, and Self Love Club. The last is the eyeliner swatch,  XOXO.

Overall I really love this collection and Colourpop in general and I wish I had gotten more from the collection. Has anyone tried any pieces from Brunch Date yet?

Grey Sunset | Outfit

The one fashion item I buy more than anything else and have more than I should have is jackets and coats. Living in Ireland means that it is usually cold all of the time so it's hard not to leave the house without something to wear over your outfit to keep you warm, which means I have a lot to go with various outfits. Although most of the ones I own have no hoods which is a bad idea, yet I am always drawn to fur and brightly coloured jackets that don't always go with everything. I got this one over the Christmas period and didn't wear it too much then but just started wearing it and it's so comfortable and cozy I'm sad I didn't wear it as much when it was colder, as it's like wearing a fluffy dressing gown outside. 

Jacket | Can't remember where I bought it but the brand is Saint Genie
Jumper | Primark
Jeans | River Island
Shoes | Converse X Miley Cyrus

Anyone else own way too much jackets than they should have?

Mario Badescu Facial Spray | Review

I had a friend rave to me about all of Mario Badescu's skincare products, and how they help clear and regulate skin. They're one of those brands that I haven't seen around before and my friend usually orders them online, yet Urban Outfitters started to sell some of their products so I thought I would try something. They've actually released a wider range of their products since I bought this so I might have to go back and have another look soon. I usually use a facial/cleansing spray before and after I use makeup and I needed a new one so I got the Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs and rose water. 

I really love a good facial spray and it really does help hydrate skin and help to cleanse it. This one is very light and smells very fresh. It smells to me very like rosemary, which I like but I prefer it on food so it's not the most pleasing smell to put this on my face personally. Yet, I do like the texture and feel of it on my skin, it helps combat dry skin and I feel like it's the perfect addition to a skincare routine, I think its the perfect way to finish after a skincare routine or pamper session. I also love to use it when I'm feeling tired and need to feel awake and refreshed and hydrating your skin actually helps to rejuvenate and help me feel more energised.

I would love to try more of their products as I feel like this has been really good for my skin and helped to combat imperfections also.
Has anyone tried this or any other similar product before?

Norvina Palette | Anastasia Beverly Hills Review

I have posted a lot about the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes, and you'll find many reviews of the previous palettes in my archives, the only one I actually don't have is Soft Glam, and I picked Norvina over that for my new palette choice. I chose it as I love the colour palette in it, I love that it's a mixture of nude, everyday wear shades, but also really vibrant colours that you can play with and throw into a look for a little bit of fun on top of that. The pink, purple and blue tones compliment the brown shades and are so good at helping me add colours into my looks, as I am not very adventurous, or very good at doing make up also. Although they're vibrant colours, they're also neutral enough that they're not too crazy for simple people like me, and I wear every shade just the same amount. Although I already have reviews of similar palettes I thought I would do this one too as it is my favourite palette ever, until the next one comes. 

The packaging is a gorgeous lilac purple with a velvet case and it embodies the colours within it well. What I love about all of Anastasia's palettes is that they are great travel palettes as they always have a great mixture of shades that can be used for various things, plus they have a really nice mirror, which is something you always need while travelling and doing make up. 

The top row are all glitter shades and the bottom row are matte shades, and I love the mixture. My favourite shade is Celestial, it's a vibrant purple shade and the shimmer on it is so nice, it comes out lighter on the skin but they're all very buildable which I like. I also love Soul, which compliments Celestial very well, it's a blue toned purple, but because of the blue in it its much brighter than it looks but fits into the palette shades very well for the purple tones, I love the mixtures that all the colours have. In different lights they can look different and I love the unique quality of them. Other shades that I like are Passion, a burgundy red with brown undertones, and Eccentric, which is a dulled down electric yellow and I love that it's almost a mustard shade too. Overall the quality of the shadows themselves is so high, the matte ones have a good pay off of colour and don't need much on the brush but the colours are so pigmented it's amazing. The glitter shades are similar and the glitter payoff is very high and depending on the shade, change in the light. They last for a long time and don't tend to crease and move under eye movements, and if you have them on for long, they're easily blend-able into another look as they all go so well together.

The above swatches are from the second row, in order, Base, Soul, Incense, Love, Volatile, Eccentric, and Passion. 

The swatches above are from the first row, in order, Dreamer, Summer, Wild Child, Rose Gold, Celestial, Dazzling, and Drama.

Has anyone tried this palette before? What do you think or would you like to try? 

The Ultimate Bath | Bath Routine

Although I don't have baths very often I am a sucker for bath products and treating myself a little extra when I do have a bath. So as I usually post a lot about different products that I've reviewed so I thought it would be a nice idea to put them all together and talk about how I use them collectively rather than separately. 

A lot of products I use are Lush, surprise surprise, and some of the products are seasonal and I don't think that they are still available now, but they do come out again when the seasons change. To Start off my bath I usually use a bubble bath to produce bubbles, on that day I used a mixture of two products, I first used the Zoella Bubble Soak, which has a surprising amount of bubbles that don't need much product to keep bubbling. I added the Lush Candy Cane bubble bar on top to add to the bubbles but I used this mainly as I love the scent, as it has the classic Lush snow fairy scent. Then after the bath is done filling up I like to add a bath bomb of choice, usually a Lush one. The one on that particular day was Reach for the Stars, which leaves the bath looking like the night sky and the stars leave a glitter trail and they are more moisturising and buttery than the bath bomb itself and it helps to nurture and repair the skin. 

After relaxing for a while I move onto more skincare products, I like to use body conditioners to moisturise and look after the skin, and I like to do this in the bath or shower as I often forget to when I'm out. I used Buck's Fizz which is amazing as it smells so citrus-y and is a bright orange colour and it feels so soothing and soft on the skin. After that I'll put on a face mask of sorts, my go to is the Boot's cucumber clay mask, I use a lot of products from this range every day and I love how soft and kind it feels on the skin, it smells very subtle like cucumber. With this mask you apply it on dry skin and leave for up to three minutes and it drys in like a face mask, which helps to clean the skin and pores, and then you wash it off. I also use this before the shower, as it doesn't take as long as other face masks.

It's nice to add and change things in my bath routine but this is a general idea of how I would prepare for one, plus or minus a few things. 
What do you like to add into your bath routine or what do you like to use to pamper yourself?

On a High Skinny Dip Highlighter Palette | Review

There's no Skinny Dip stores near me and I always forget how much stuff they actually have. I have a few of their liquid lipsticks and have tried and loved them and I really love the quality of their products. I was in dire need of a new highlighter palette and I saw this one that looked so pretty, look at that holographic cover, and it didn't disappoint in use. 

The palette includes three shades, one of which I would consider a blush and the other three highlighters. One is a very icy white shimmer and the others are gold tinted shades. They are one of the most pigmented highlighters I've tried and I love the different colours you can play with. Although the 'Ice Queen' shade suits me the most as I am so pale, I love the colour that gold dust brings to my face mixed with it or with a blush. I also like to mix 'Dollar Dollar' with my bronzers. When using them you don't need much product to see payoff it's the perfect way to finish your makeup look.


 Above swatches are Dollar Dollar, Ice Queen, Made You Blush and Gold Dust, they're so pretty together. 

Has anyone tried this before or anything similar?

Current Favourites | February 2019

There have been so many favourites that I've had over the past few months, as always I forget them when it comes to writing a post like this. Yet there are a few things that I have enjoyed recently that I'd like to share. 

The first thing I've been loving is the Body Shop Peppermint Candy Cane body moisturiser. Now I love all of the Body Shop products they're always such good quality, moisturising and smell amazing. This scent is from their Christmas range so I'm not sure if its still available. It smells really minty and meant to be like a candy cane. I think after applying it on your skin it smells like mint ice cream, which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing but I like it. You get so long out of all of their products and there's no doubt I'll be using it for a while.

The next thing of my favourites is Lush's Dad's Garden Lemon Tree Body Spray. I hadn't ever tried any of Lush's sprays before and I love the smell of their Snow Fairy body spray as one of my friends has it and it always smells amazing. Unfortunately they didn't have it when I went but I still wanted to try one of their sprays so I got this one. They are so fresh and you can smell how natural all the sprays are. I love this one as it's a nice scent to wake up to and smells very citrus-y and just reminds me of very happy sunny summer days, which I can't wait for. You can't smell them very strongly yourself after spraying it on yourself but I know to others the scent stays all day.

The last thing is Zoella's Drench Bubble Bath Soak. I don't like much of Zoella's products other than the scents as in terms of skincare etc I don't find the stuff as good quality as other brands. Yet, I do love the majority of bath products, mainly the bubble baths, as they produce an insane amount of bubbles and I like to add it into the cocktail of my other bath products to make it more relaxing.

What's everyone's favourites been this month?