Thursday, 27 August 2015

Wet n Wild Venice Beach Collection Review!

A few weeks ago I was sent some products from Wet n Wild's new collection, Venice Beach, to try out and today I'm going to share my thoughts on them. The collection includes three beautiful, bright eyeshadow palettes and three coloured mascaras.

The was sent the High Flying Colours and Hemporary Solutions palettes to try out. Both palettes have some amazing shadows - soft, buttery and really pigmented, especially for a drugstore brand! You do need to build the colours up to get full opacity, but that's to be expected.

Hemporary Solutions is my favourite of the two palettes, I really love the colours in this palette a bit more, especially the red shade on the bottom (last shade on the right in the second picture). The matte shades perform a bit better than the two shimmery ones, they're stronger in pigmentation and thus don't need to be built up as much. I really like the white shade too, I don't own any white shadows so its very unique in my collection!

Again, the matte shades in this palette perform a bit better than the shimmery ones. The matte light pink however is the exception, it's the least pigmented out of all the shades in both palettes and it doesn't really show up against my skin tone. I also had a bit of difficulty with the silver shade and the light blue shade underneath that, they require a bit more building up to get them to show up. I'm not a huge fan of blue eyeshadows (they just don't look good on me at all!) so the left side of the palette isn't one I personally would gravitate towards. The purple on the very bottom of the right side is the standout shade in this palette, it is incredibly pigmented!

I think these palettes are really great if, like me, you're someone who really loves playing around with bright coloured shadows. The quality is amazing, especially considering the price, and the colours are really gorgeous! If you've considered getting the Urban Decay Electric Palette but find its just a bit too pricy, these are a great dupe! If you were going to choose only one of the two, I'd definitely go for Hemporary Solutions!

I don't have much experience with coloured mascaras, so I had a lot of fun trying these out. The green one was the most intense of the three, it really left my eyelashes bright green! The blue was more subtle but you could still notice the colour up close or in the light. I found that if you put blue over the green one then you really got the intense electric blue colour. The purple one didn't really show up too much, not even on top of the green, and it was the only dud in the bunch. The formula was a little too runny for my liking too.

The Color Up! Mascaras are only €3.99 and the palettes are €6.49 each. You can find Wet n Wild in Penneys and Dunnes Stores!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

July Favourites 2015

Another month has flown by, so it's time for another monthly favourites post! I've more stuff to show you than last month, there's quite a few things I've been loving the past month.

Left to Right: Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in 'Sand Storm', Urban Decay 'Backfire' Eyeshadow, and Mac Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in 'Designer Purple'.

Kicking things off with the beauty favourites, I've been absolutely obsessed with these products the last month.

Sand Storm is just such a perfect nude lipstick for me, and it's great for everyday wear but also paired with an intense eye look. For swatches, check out my full review on the Wet n Wild Megalast Lipsticks.

Mac Designer Purple (Left) and Urban Decay Backfire (Right)
My Eid clothes this year were pink, purple and yellow and I really wanted to do a purple eye look to go with them. One of my favourite YouTubers, Zabrena from macshadowcombos, uploaded a gorgeous purple smokey eye tutorial a while back and she used both UD's Backfire and Mac's Designer Purple, which is why I got these two. They're absolutely stunning, and I've really loved playing around with them even after Eid. The last few times I've used them, I kind of mixed Zabrena's tutorial with Leesha from xsparkage's Inside Out Fear tutorial, just to intensify the look a bit more.

I was at the Irish Blogger Association meet up earlier in the month where the lovely ladies from Revolve had a table full of the new Body Shop 'Italian Summer Fig' perfumes for us to drool over and they generously let us take one home too! I just couldn't stop smelling my wrists the entire evening and so was delighted to take one of these home with me. I haven't worn any other fragrance since getting this, that's how obsessed I've become!

The fragrance is just one part of The Body Shop's Voyage Collection. There are five other scents in the range, and there are a few different products in each scent (body butters, lotions, shower gels etc.). I'm not sure if these are out yet, or when they will be if they aren't, but I've already got my eyes on the Italian Summer Fig body butter and I really want to check out the other scents!

Next up is my Manal necklace that my friend Fariha got me from Spain. She was telling me how she kinda wanted to get these because it was impossible to find things with our names on them as kids (#foreignnameproblems)! I absolutely love my necklace, but the fact that she even thought of me while she was away was so sweet! Love you Fariha!

Since I enjoyed the Lego Jurassic World game so much, I decided to get the Lego Batman 3 one too. I loved this game so much, it's a lot of fun! You get to play as various different characters from the DC universe, and there's a good few levels to go through too, giving hours of gameplay! I can't wait until the Marvel one comes out at the end of the year!

I've always loved Pretty Little Liars, but never more so than now. We're so close to wrapping up the mystery once and for all, thankfully (they've dragged it on a bit too long now). I've really been enjoying this season, it's a lot more intense and a whole lot darker than previous seasons. And I think the fact that they're closing this chapter and jumping forward five years for the second half of the season has made me love it even more. There are only two episodes left, and I am so excited to finally know who has been tormenting the girls once and for all!

I've two film favourites this month. First is Disney Pixar's newest offering, Inside Out. This movie is incredible, it is so clever! It really gets you thinking about yourself: your emotions, your memories, your different aspects of personality, and how important they are in relation to each other. One of the girls at work had seen an advance screening of this and was telling us how it really educates kids on mental health, and I agree completely. Kids will enjoy it, but I think adults will even more. It's a great one to watch, and if you haven't seen it already GO WATCH IT!

Last of all, we have Ant-Man. Honestly, I knew I'd like it but I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. It's fun, funny and full of action - everything I love in a superhero film. If you love Marvel films, go give this one a go!