Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Box of Goodness

Hey Guys!!
So for my 18th I was the most lucky person and was so spoilt by all my friends and family, in fact when this post goes up I'll be in New York! But before I even start I just want to say I promise this is not a way of bragging at all I just wanted to show this gift I recieved off my friends as they done me a box full of makeup treats, most of which being an amazing order from Colourpop. 
I've not ever tried Colourpop but when they were doing free worldwide shipping I really wanted to get some stuff to try out so I picked out some stuff and my friends bought me the stuff. I chose to get one of the quads of eyeshadows in Zingara, a single shadow, three lippie stix and a highlighter. They also got me two MAC Lipsticks and Snow Fairy by lush which is my favourite lush scent ever!

The Zingara foursome set includes Jinxie which is the very shimmery pearl gold shade, Elixir which is a matte warm orange/brown, Seeker which is a matte brick brown and Paradox which is a satin burgandy shade. The foursome all work together to create a beautiful red smokey eye or work alone to create many different looks. I'm actually so impressed with how pigmented all these shadows are and I love the creamy feel of the shadows but they blend so well and go on like a powder.

For the single shadow I picked out Bae which appears like a very shimmery green shade but is actually a duo chrome eggplant shade with a turquoise under tone. It is so pretty and it actually works really well with the other 4 shades too.

I then was desperate to try the Lippie Stix's as I've seen so many people rave about them and swatch them so I wanted to see what they were like for myself. I decided to go for Cookie which is a pinky toned nude in a matte finish, Grunge which is a deep brown matte shade and Aquarius which is a a beautiful soft nude in a creme finish. These again are so pigmented and despite being matte, they're actually really creamy so don't dry out the lips. I think Aquarius has been my favourite so far as it is so wearable and goes with any outfit and any makeup look but they're all absolutely stunning colours and I definitely want to try out more of these lippie stixs as they are becoming my favourite lip products.

The final Colourpop item I went for was a highlighter in the shade Wisp which is a golden shade. These are super shimmery and pigmented, maybe a little too much for me as I think this might not work as nicely on me due to being pale but I will definitely try it anyway, plus it will make a beautiful eyeshadow if I don't use it as a highlighter!

I know this is mainly a Colourpop Haul but as they also bought me two Mac Lipsticks I thought I would just show you these also. I decided to ask for Whirl which is a darkish brown matte shade that is very Kylie Jenner inspired and I also chose Kinda Sexy which is a pink toned nude in a matte finish too(as you can tell I love matte lips). Both of these colours are absolutely stunning and I've worn whirl so much as I feel like it's such a wintery shade. The shades are quite similar to Colourpop Grunge and Cookie but are slightly different tones and have a more matte finish.

I know this haul was quite long and chatty but I haven't done a haul for ages and I really wanted to show how beautiful all of the Colourpop products are. If you are able to get your hands on Colourpop I would 100% recommend it as they are amazing quality for the price, I will definitely be looking at try to get some more stuff in the future! I hope you have enjoyed this haul, if you have then be sure to let me know as I would love to do some more!
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Love Liv xxxx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Rainforest of the Sea

Hey guys!
I feel like I haven't wrote anything for so long but it has been a hectic month with college assignments being due in and stressing me out! I've ha these pictures all ready to post about for a few weeks but just haven't gotten round to writing the post so now I finally can! 
A few months ago QVC had a deal on the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea collection and it was one I just couldn't miss so I was lucky enough to be gifted it by my Nan and Granddad for my birthday. When I opened it I was so excited to try it out as everything looked so beautiful and the packaging is so pretty too. In the collection you received a makeup bag, the rainforest water foundation, the double ended kabuki brush, a palette, lipstick, eyeliner and mascara/primer. After photographing these products I couldn't wait to try them out so I have used the foundation a few times and I absolutely love it! It is quite a thin consistency but can be layered for more coverage and although it being a water based foundation it lasts really well. I wore it for my 18th party and it lasted all day and night which to me is a winner and I didn't even have to touch it up at all. I've also used the mascara and eyeliner a few times and both are really nice, the eyeliner is very creamy but is again long wearing and I really like the mascara although I tend to like most mascaras so I knew I probably would. I haven't tried the eye shadows apart from swatching them but they all look beautiful natural colours but the darker shades could make a lovely smokey eye so I'm going to pack the palette to take to New York with me as it is a great travel size. I also have only swatched the lipstick and it looks lovely but it is very glossy and pink which isn't my typical colour but I am going to try wear it and see what I think!

Overall I love these products so far and I love that they are all quite good for your skin as tarte works with very natural products that go into their makeup. I'm not sure if QVC will still have this actual collection as they have different special offers all the time but if you're wanting to try out Tarte's makeup, especially if you're from the UK as it is one of the only places that stocks it, you should check out their website! Also if you want to see a makeup look using this set then just let me know and I will do one! 
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Love Liv xxxx