Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Confessions of a Shopaholic: Beauty Bay Makeup Geek haul

If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I have had a number of products just sat on my desk waiting to be photographed and written about. This is the first post of that pile, and I am so excited that I finally got the photos out of the way and now I can finally use them!

As you have already seen from the title, this post is all about my Beauty Bay haul. So I finally purchased some of the Makeup Geek shadows that I must have been lusting over for years! Last month Beauty Bay held a half price Makeup Geek sale, so I just couldn't say no when they were all half price! I originally bought 7 shadows, but I didn't actually receive one of them (I'm guessing it was out of stock), and instead Beauty Bay sent me a Morphe brush to make up for it.

Beauty Bay Makeup Geek haul

The shades that I picked (L-R Descending in image below) Beaches and Cream, Peach Smoothie, Chickadee, Bitten, Whimsical and Havoc. These are the main colours that had been on my wish list since I first came across Makeup Geek. I am also really into warm, orange toned eye shadows at the moment, and I simply cannot wait to play around with these as transition shades that will really step up my smokey eye game!

Beauty Bay Makeup Geek haul

The top four shades (Beaches and Cream, Peach Smoothie, Chickadee and Bitten) are all matte shades, which is one of the main reasons that I wanted these in my collection. I have very little matte shades, and to have these in such staple and versatile shades is just fantastic. Whimsical is from the foiled shadow range and reminds me of MAC's pigment in Kitchmas. Lastly, Havoc is from the duocrome line and has a lovely brown/red/green tinge to it - it very much reminds me of the last shadow in the Wet and Wild Comfort Zone palette.

Beauty Bay Makeup Geek haul


Now, I'm not going to review these shadows here in this post as I'm going to save that for another day. I will say however, that these shadows swatch beautifully and I just cannot wait to create some gorgeous looks with these shadows! One thing I will review though, is the service I received from Beauty Bay - I have used them before on a number of occasions without any problems, I am however disappointed with the way that they handled one of the eyeshadows being out of stock. The fact that I got sent a brush that I didn't want or choose instead of a refund is a little bit disappointing personal. I do believe that the RRP for the brush is slightly more than what I paid for and the RRP of the eyeshadow, so it's not all bad. A notification that this was happening or even that the eyeshadow was out of stock was all that was needed though, whether it be in an email or included in the parcel.

Beauty Bay Makeup Geek haul


Nonetheless I love my Makeup Geek shadows, so look out for my review and swatch post for them coming soon! I will also post a quick review of the Morphe brush in a separate post soon so keep your eyes peeled for those two! Also, feel free to let me know what your favourite Makeup Geek products are so I can add them to my wish list!




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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Review: The Body Shop Moisture Foundation

If you haven't seen it already, I reviewed the newest foundation in the Body Shop's collection several months ago. After trying the Fresh Nude foundation I was eager to find the right Body Shop foundation for me - as some of you may already know I have such a huge love for the brand and my skincare consists of a large amount of their products.


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Life Update: Finishing university, Job hunting and Dealing with my debts



I've never really properly spoken about myself and my life here on my blog - mainly because I didn't think that many people would even care. However, with a lot of people also going through the same things as me at this point in time, I thought it might help someone in some way. As you can tell by the title, I'm going to be talking about finishing my degree and all the other sh*t you didn't realise came with it.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Is it worth the hype?: Benefit Porefessional primer

I'm going to save the suspense with this post, as this is a product that I am completely in love with. I first tried this when I got a sample of it and I savoured it until I finally ran out. I'm not sure why I waited so long to purchase this product, but when I finally ran out of that tiny sample I went straight to Birchbox to purchase it with my points!