Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Delicious HEALTHY Treats From The Skinny Bakery*

Hello everyone!

You can't beat baked goods; and when they're low in calories that's even better! The lovely people over at The Skinny Bakery recently sent me some really yummy treats to try out, and today I am going to be sharing my thoughts on them. Spoiler alert: they were all REALLY good!

Skinny Beetroot Pearls:
When I first saw these I really wasn't too sure what I would think of them; the sound of beetroot just didn't seem that appealing to me at all! However, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried these. The sponge was really fluffy and the beetroot flavour had a nice kick to it, but it wasn't too overpowering. The cream cheese frosting is a nice addition to the sponge as well. 

Skinny Carrot Cake Pearls:
Carrot cake is my favourite sponge flavour of all time, so I was obviously excited to try these out and see how they compare to a regular carrot cake sponge. These just tasted like any other regular carrot cake, and the walnut topping was very tasty too. 

Skinny Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies:
These cookies have got to be my favourite treat from everything I was sent. These are advertised as meringue cookies but to me they were more like a brownie. These were absolutely delicious and the chocolate chips add a really nice texture to the cookie. I will definitely be getting myself some more of these to snack on! 

Skinny Chocolate Pearls:
These chocolate pearls were so yummy and didn't taste 'healthy' at all. The sponge was just the right texture and the tofu-chocolate frosting centre was delicious too. I will also be buying some of these because they are the perfect on-the-go snack which you wouldn't believe is really low-in-calories:)

Skinny Mini Flapjacks:
Flapjacks make great snacks and are really filling, and the Skinny Mini Flapjacks were lovely. They are just the perfect size to fill you up which is great because there's no worse feeling than feeling hungry after eating a snack. You can really taste the coconut in these flapjacks which is nice because I love anything with coconut in it. 

Skinny Choc & Orange Cookies:
Last but not least are the Skinny Choc & Orange cookies. Chocolate and orange are two things which go together really well and these reminded me of the Terry's Chocolate Orange; an absolute classic! These were really nice and the flavours were just right for my taste. I'm keen to try the other cookies The Skinny Bakery have on offer because they all look to die for!

Those were all of the delicious treats I tried from The Skinny Bakery. I highly recommend checking them out if you love sweet treats but don't want all the calories they usually contain:)

Until next time, 
Emily xo 

*The items featured in this review are PR samples, however all opinions remain my own! 

Monday, 21 May 2018

Currently Loving #13

Hello everyone!

These are one of my favourite posts to write- so I don't know why it's taken me so long to do another one! Today I am sharing everything that I'm currently loving; and it's there's a lot!

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Mocha:
It's no secret that I've been a fan of the Rimmel Stay Matte range, particularly the powder, for quite some time now. When I last headed into Boots to stock up on said powder, I came across a range of Stay Matte liquid lipsticks. I had never seen these liquid lipsticks before so I did think that they were new but on doing a little bit of research online I have come to the conclusion that they have been around for at least a year, possibly longer. I picked up the shade Mocha because I wear nudes on a daily basis and I know that it's definitely a shade I can rely on. The formula of the lipstick is very creamy, almost a mousse texture. It does glide on the lips really well and takes about two layers to be completely even and opaque. As for longevity; this lasts on the lips for around 6 hours which I think is great for a drugstore lipstick. I have high end lipsticks which can last all day but I'm not complaining for the price this is! I definitely need to see about purchasing some more shades from the range though. 

Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash:
This is a product that I have been meaning to buy in full size ever since I tried out the miniature version. This facial wash has done absolute wonders for my skin and I am going to be using it for a really long time. It cleanses my skin beautifully and really leaves it feeling clean without feeling undernourished.

Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches:
I have always been quite skeptical about the under eye hydrogel patches and whether they actually work; so that obviously encouraged me to try one out for myself. My under eye area was quite puffy due to a few too many late nights, and this was really cooling and soothing on it. I definitely want to pick up some more of these because they make you look really wide awake and refreshed. 

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash for Combination Skin:
I have used the original Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel for a while now as it's absolutely brilliant at removing every trace of makeup at the end of the day. I do have combination skin and I'm not really sure why I had never tried the combination formula before now. This is perfect for my skin type and I feel like my skin just overall feels better when I use this formula compared to the original cleansing gel formula. 

Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin in Ivory:
This is such a classic foundation which I hadn't used in ages- so on my most recent Boots visit I just had to pick up a bottle and remind myself why I loved this foundation all that time ago. Everything is just as I remember; it offers a nice full coverage and is very long lasting too. I don't find myself powdering as regularly when I'm wearing this foundation as it's designed with oily skin in mind. Since trying a range of other foundations I would say that this is very comparable to the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation, and considerably cheaper too:) 

Netflix: Safe, The Rain & Once Upon A Time
I love a good Netflix binge and the three series' which I have been obsessed with recently are Safe, The Rain and Once Upon A Time. OUAT has been around for quite a while but is something which I only just got into watching a few weeks ago- I am loving the story line so far though! The other two series' I have been watching are brand new on Netflix and were highly recommended so I knew I had to start watching them. I am yet to finish either series but so far so good. 

Music: Shawn Mendes Youth and Years & Years If You're Over Me
For music I have had the same two songs on repeat over the past few weeks. Shawn Mendes is my all time favourite singer and I have been really loving his new releases; especially Youth. Years & Years have also quite recently released some new music and If You're Over Me is a great song. 

Those are some of the wonderful things I'm loving at the moment! What have you been loving recently? 

Shop this post: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Mocha (£5.99) // Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash (£8.00) // Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches (£3.50) // Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash for Combination Skin (£3.99) // Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin in Ivory (£12.99)

Until next time,
Emily xo 

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Makeup Collection: Bronzers/Contour Products

Hello everyone!

I am really enjoying sharing my makeup collection with you all in this 'makeup collection' series, and I hope you are all enjoying them too. Today, as you can probably see from the title of this post, I am sharing all of my bronzers and contour products.

Smashbox Shape Matters Palette:
This palette isn't entirely contour shades but I wanted to include it in this post because that is what I mainly use it for. As you can see in the picture my palette is very dirty because I use it quite frequently. I do need to start using the eye shadows a bit more though, as they have been neglected since I got this palette! I haven't used the bronzer all that much from this palette but I love the contour shade so much and I have actually hit pan on it. It is the perfect cool toned shade for highlighting my face and blends out really beautifully too. I also want to point out how gorgeous the champagne highlighter shade is as well.

MUA Bronze & Sculpt Contour Kit:
I featured this contour kit in a drugstore haul a little while ago and I haven't really reached for it all that much since, if I'm honest. I have used the highlighter shades a few times because it is a nice shimmery champagne shade, but it is a little powdery and can look unflattering at times. The contour shade is nice and matte which is a must for any contour shade but it is a little too dark for my skin tone. My contour kit is the fair/light version so it is slightly worrying that it's still not the right shade for me personally!

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit:
I don't actually own a lot of products from Barry M which is a surprise considering I have enjoyed most, if not all, products that I have tried from the brand. What I like about this is that there are two different contour shades depending on the desired intensity of your contour. I don't like, however, that the highlighter is matte. I suppose it could be nice to brighten the under eye area up but I would have loved there to be a nice shimmery highlighter in this so that I could take it travelling with me. The contour shades get a lot of use though, so I'm happy I like those! 

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Duo:
 If you like a contour which is more on the natural side then this duo is definitely your best friend! Whenever I do a more natural makeup look I like using this because the contour shade is buildable so you can have it as light as you want and it looks very natural too. The highlighter shade is shimmery but that too is also on the discreet side so it gives a lovely natural glow to the skin.

Korres Zea Mays Blush in Natural:
This next product is technically a blusher but I have been using it as a bronzer recently as it's a lovely light warm toned shade. It does have a slight shimmer to it which is why I don't use it for contour, but it warms up the skin beautifully and looks really natural which is always the look I go for with my bronzer.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights & Contour Pro:
I am all for affordable makeup so when I came across this Makeup Revolution contour palette a while ago now I was very happy that I had found a contour palette which I knew I could use over and over again without having to worry about the cost of repurchasing it, which cannot be said for some of my high end products. There is a great contour shade range in this palette as there are warm toned shades and cool toned shades, depending on what you like best. I love the two highlighter shades in this palette too as they have great pigmentation, and the two middle powders on the top row are great for brightening my complexion. 

Tropic Sculpting Palette:
At first glance you may notice that this trio looks very familiar, and that's because it's basically identical to the Sleek Face Form Trio's. I do like this trio because all of the powders are pigmented and blendable. The contour shade sculpts my cheekbones perfectly, the blusher is a gorgeous rosy shade and the highlighter is blinding on the cheekbones. I did receive this as a PR sample and I must say that I probably wouldn't repurchase it again because, although it's a great product, it's too similar to the Sleek Face Form and the Sleek trio is a lot more affordable. 

Nip + Fab Contour Palette:
I have already featured this palette regularly on my blog because it is a brilliant dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit. All of the shades in this palette are really soft and buttery, and they really compliment the skin. I am so glad I discovered this palette and I will definitely be getting a lot more use from this. 

Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette:
I do love my affordable makeup but you've got to admit that it's always nice to use high end products in your everyday makeup routine. I used this contour palette almost everyday last year because I loved it that much! I know that this palette is pricey but I don't know how I would cope if I completely used up all of the shades, so I'll definitely have to repurchase this at some point. 

Benefit Hoola Bronzer:
Hoola is probably the most loved bronzer in the beauty community, and I can totally see why! This bronzer warms the skin up and gives it a lovely bronze effect without looking muddy like some bronzers can. I have had this bronzer for quite some time and I haven't even hit pan yet because you really don't need to use that much product, so it's well worth the purchase.

L'Oreal Infallible Sculpt Cream Contour Palette:
I am not usually a fan of cream contour because I have oily skin and cream products tend to just slide around my face, but this is the one cream product that I will use. Both of the creams are a cream to powder formula so once they're blended out they do not budge at all, which is always a good thing when it comes to makeup. 

ELF Blush & Bronzer Duo in St. Lucia:
I love how this duo looks very similar to NARS duo's as it just makes the product feel a lot more high end. The blusher in this duo is such a pretty peach shade, and looks like a natural flush of colour when applied to the apples of the cheeks. The contour shade is a pretty standard contour shade, and it's great for my lighter skin tone. 

Sleek Face Form Trio:
Just like I mentioned earlier on, this is very similar to the Tropic trio except this is considerably cheaper. I took this on holiday with me last year because it has three essential makeup products all in one place, so it saves on a lot of room in my suitcase. The full sized mirror is also handy for popping in your bag too. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit:
I received this contour kit for Christmas and I have been using it on and off alongside the Nip + Fab contour palette. The contour shades are nice and pigmented and easily blend out on the skin. There is a really pretty champagne highlight shade in this palette which I do like, although it isn't all that blinding on the skin. The two matte powders are great on the skin as they blur it and set my makeup in place well. 

We are (finally!) at the end of my bronzers/contour products collection. As usual, let me know what your go to bronzers and contour products are!

Shop this post: Smashbox Shape Matters Palette ($55.00) // MUA Bronze & Sculpt Contour Kit (£5.00) // Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit (£6.49) // Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Duo (£7.99) // Korres Zea Mays Blush in Natural (£17.50) // Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights & Contour Pro (£8.00) // Tropic Sculpting Palette (£24.00) // Nip + Fab Contour Palette (£15.00) // Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette (£37.00) // Benefit Hoola Bronzer (£24.50) // L'Oreal Infallible Sculpt Cream Contour Palette (£9.99) // ELF Blush & Bronzer Duo in St. Lucia (£5.00) // Sleek Face Form Trio (£9.99) // Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (£42.00) //

Until next time,
Emily xo 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Makeup Collection: Mascaras

Hello everyone!

I am back with another 'Makeup Collection' blog post and today I am going to be going through all of my mascaras and sharing my thoughts on them all.

Code VLM & Code FFL:
As soon as I saw this mascara hiding at the bottom of my collection I just knew that I had to incorporate it back into my everyday makeup routine. I loved this mascara so much when I first discovered it as it added lots of volume and length to my lashes, and didn't look clumpy despite having fibres in the formula. You apply the Code FFL product first to the lashes and it prepares them for application of the mascara. 

Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara:
Again this is another mascara which I religiously used throughout last year but recently it has found it's way to the back of my makeup collection. From what I can remember I was a fan of this mascara because it separated the lashes, which is what I like when it comes to my mascara, and added a lot of length to them too.

ELF Volumising & Defining Mascara:
I do like this ELF mascara, especially because it costs only £3! The formula isn't too thick so it doesn't clump on the lashes. The only criticism I have about this mascara is that the wand is quite flimsy which means that if I'm not careful I sometimes end up getting mascara under my eyes or on my eye lid, and I definitely do not have time to be dealing with that when I'm in a hurry!

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara:
I know that a lot of people really like this mascara but personally it just isn't for me. I have mentioned previously that I hate thick mascaras which clump your lashes together. I did give this a few goes to see if I could make it work because so many people talked about how good this is, but I just couldn't. 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara:
I have been using this mascara for about 4 or 5 years now, so that just goes to show how much I like it! The brush is really thick so it coats the lashes really easily and quickly, and leaves them looking very voluminous.

GOSH Boombastic Swirl Mascara:
The brush in this mascara is really different as it's designed to really lift the lashes and allow for easy application too. This mascara is infused with argan oil which moisturises the lashes and also makes the mascara lightweight and comfortable to wear. 

Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara:
This mascara is a fairly recent addition to my makeup collection and I am pleased to say that I'm enjoying it a lot. The mascara is lightweight so you really can't tell that you have anything on your lashes. It's lengthening and for under £3 I think it's well worth a try:) 

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara:
I have so many mascaras that I honestly couldn't remember what I thought about this mascara when I first sorted through my mascaras for this blog post. I did quickly test it out and it was on the thicker side in terms of formula for what I usually like, but it wasn't so clumpy that I couldn't see myself using it again. All in all, this is a nice mascara and I will be using it more regularly. 

LA Girl Super Mega Mascara:
I really enjoyed trying out LA Girl makeup throughout last year as it was a brand I had never tried until then. This mascara was one of the earliest items I tried out from LA Girl and it was an okay mascara, but nothing groundbreaking. The brush is nice as it coats the lashes evenly but I wouldn't say that the name reflects the performance!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara:
Roller Lash has got to be my all time favourite mascara- it just ticks all of the boxes for me! My lashes look amazing whenever I'm wearing this mascara. I also like that there are two different sides to the applicator because one side is perfect for my top lashes and one side is perfect for my bottom lashes.

Benefit They're Real Mascara:
This is definitely a close second to the Roller Lash mascara as they both perform very similarly, the only difference is the wand. For some reason my eyes always feel irritated right after applying this mascara, and I think it's because the bristles on the brush are quite spikey. I have never had this problem with any other mascara so I'm not sure why I'm having it with this mascara, but I do still like the formula.

I'm not usually a fan of mascara miniatures as sometimes they can lack the quality of the full sized version, however that is not the case with this Clinique mascara. What I like about this mascara is that the brush is quite long so you can easily coat all of your lashes in one go without having to go into the inner lashes with the brush tip. I definitely need to get my hands on the full sized version of this mascara!

Benefit Bad Gal Mascara:
Another miniature mascara I own is the Benefit Bad Gal. I do like this mascara but not as much as Roller Lash and They're Real. It adds length and volume to my lashes- what more could you want from a mascara? I do want to try the new Benefit Bad Gal mascara because I have heard a lot of great things about it.

Maybelline Lash Sensational 
I remember when I tried this out for the very first time I didn't like it, but I tried it again a few weeks later and I absolutely loved it. This is definitely a dupe for the Benefit Roller Lash which is great because I love Roller Lash but I definitely couldn't afford to repurchase a £20.50 mascara every time I ran out! 

That was my very unnecessarily large mascara collection! What is your favourite mascara?

Shop this post: Code VLM Volumising Lengthening Mascara (£19.95) // Code FFL Forget Fake Lashes (£18.00) // Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara (£7.99) // ELF Volumising & Defining Mascara (£3.00) // Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara (£7.99) // Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara (£6.99) // GOSH Boombastic Swirl Mascara (£8.49) // Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara (£2.96) // L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara (£7.99) // LA Girl Super Mega Mascara (£4.00) // Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (£20.50) // Benefit They're Real Mascara (£20.50) // Clinique High Impact Mascara (£19.00) // Benefit Bad Gal Mascara (£18.50) // Maybelline Lash Sensational (£8.99)

Until next time,
Emily xo 

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Makeup Collection: Eye Shadow Palettes

Hello everyone!

I must say, I am really enjoying my makeup collection series which I have had on my blog over the past few weeks. Today I am going to be sharing all of the gorgeous eye shadow palettes!

MAC Warm Neutrals Palette:
This is such a staple in my makeup collection as it has 15 gorgeous shades which I can use to create endless amounts of looks. The shades are all warm toned, which is what I like best, and they're all really pigmented just as any MAC eye shadow usually is. 

MAC Custom Palette:
I created this custom MAC quad quite a while ago now. I love the shades in this as they are perfect for creating either a natural looking eye shadow look or a more smokey dark look. I definitely want to design more custom MAC palettes in the future as it is the perfect way to put all of your favourite eye shadows in one place. 

Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette:
These next two palettes I am going to share with you are both from Collection and they're really affordable too. I love using them for quick and easy eye makeup looks as the shades are really easy to blend making them great for quick application. The shades in the Nude Palette are very natural looking and perfect for everyday wear.

Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Bronze Palette:
The other Collection palette I own is my favourite because the shades are really pigmented and shimmery. I took this on holiday with me last year as they looked beautiful on tanned skin. I definitely recommend the Nude Bronze palette if you are looking to buy just one Collection palette!

Makeup Revolution Redemption Day To Night:
I own quite a few Makeup Revolution palettes as they're quality is amazing for the price you pay. The first palette I own is this one, which contains such a wide range of shades. This is perfect because, just as the name suggests, there are shades in here for both daytime and nighttime. The first half of the palette is more on the neutral side and the final 6 shades are so gorgeous and create a mean smokey eye look!

Makeup Revolution Flawless 3 Resurrection Palette:
I love this eye shadow palette as the colour scheme reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, which is something I have wanted for ages. There are mattes, shimmers and everything in between in this palette- so you're guaranteed to enjoy it a lot!

Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Palette:
I am not someone who usually incorporates a lot of colour into my makeup looks but I absolutely love the colours in this palette anyway. The shades are all really pigmented and look gorgeous, I especially love the purples and greens. 

Makeup Revolution Beyond Flawless Palette:
Of course I also own a 'safe' palette AKA a neutral palette. I own so many different nude eye shadow palettes because you just can't have enough of them when you use nude shadows pretty much everyday. This does consist of mainly shimmers but it's lovely nonetheless. 

Makeup Revolution Girl Panic Palette:
The final Makeup Revolution palette I own is definitely one of my favourites. I really like how there are 6 matte shadows at the bottom of the palette which are great to start a makeup look, and then there are 12 gorgeous super glittery shadows to really make your eye look more glam. 

NYX Gumdrop, Tryst & Showgirl:
Just as I mentioned with the custom MAC palette, I love the idea of custom palettes because you can tailor them to your preferences. I have so far got 3 shadows in my NYX custom palette so I definitely need to add some more shades, but the three shades that are in there so far are blendable and the copper shade looks so stunning when applied with a damp brush or the finger. 

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette:
Whenever I use this Too Faced palette I just cannot stop smelling it because the shades smell so yummy. I just love everything about this palette and it's definitely needed in any makeup bag. 

MUA Spring Break Palette:
I have three MUA palettes in my makeup collection and they are really nice palettes if you're on a budget. They cost £4 each and you get 12 shadows in each palette, so that's around just 33p per shade. I think that that is an absolute steal for shadows which have some great pigmentation. The first MUA palette I own is this Spring Break palette. Unfortunately it was a limited edition palette so it's no longer available, but the shades are still really pretty for the Spring time. I am loving the purple shades and also the really glittery gold shade!

MUA 5th Birthday Palette:
The 5th Birthday palette is definitely my favourite palette out of the three I own because the looks you can create with this are beautiful. There are some matte shades in this which are perfect for starting off your eye look, and then there are some really glittery shades which look stunning on the lid. The glittery shades are really pigmented and I especially love the copper shade and also the pink shades. Again this is a limited edition palette which is such a shame because this is definitely the one you need in your makeup bag! 

MUA Undressed Palette:
Thankfully this MUA palette is still available to purchase as it's a really good one too! This palette is more of your 'everyday' palette as it's filled with lots of lovely nude shades. As you can tell from the image I have used this palette quite a lot because it's just so easy to work with. Again, I do like the glittery shadows a lot because I find that they have a lot more colour payoff but the mattes are nice too. 

Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette: 
This palette probably cost me the most money out of all of my high end palettes because the shipping and customs charges were ridiculous! I absolutely treasure this palette and don't like using it all too often because, although it's an amazing palette especially in the Autumn/Winter months, I probably would never repurchase it. Like I mentioned, there are some beautiful warm toned shades in this palette for the colder months and all of the shades blend out seamlessly on my eyes. If I am using this palette then my go to shades are the top middle shade in the crease, bottom left and right shades in the outer corner, middle left shade on the centre of the lid and top left shade in the outer corner. 

Sleek I Divine in Oh So Special:
I haven't really reached for this palette in a long time because it sits at the back of my makeup drawer and I always forget that I own this. It isn't a terrible eye shadow palette but it's not the best palette I own either. The shade range is pretty but it is very similar to a lot of my other eye shadow palettes, such as the Too Faced Sweet Peach, and I don't really enjoy using this as much as I enjoy using palettes like the Sweet Peach. Most of the shades are pigmented with the exception of one or two, and they are quite difficult to blend on the most part. I did use this palette quite often a few years ago because I thought it was brilliant, until I discovered some of the other palettes I have mentioned in this post haha!

Nip + Fab Sculpted Palette:
Nip + Fab is a brand which I have only discovered fairly recently, but I am really enjoying using their products. I like the fact that this eye shadow palette mostly consists of matte shadows as that is quite rare. Usually matte shadows are quite hard to blend but these blend out really well and don't look patchy or unflattering. The colour scheme of this palette is great for me and I like that there are a few shimmery shades amongst the mattes. 

Zoeva Caramel Melange Palette: 
I was so happy when I bought this palette because I have been lusting over Zoeva makeup for ages- they're items are just so pretty! I had high expectations for this palette and it totally blew me away with how amazing it is. Just look at those shades- they're stunning! You can create natural looks with this palette and you can also add pops of colour to your looks too, which is what I love about the shade range. I also want to mention that the palette is so thin which means you can easily take this travelling with you, although it would be nice if there was a mirror included too:) 

Morphe Copper Spice 25A Palette:
There are so many gorgeous looking Morphe eye shadow palettes and this one is definitely no exception. There are lots and lots of matte shadows in this palette so if those are what you like then this palette will be great for you. There is also an entire row of shadows which are super shimmery and they have insane pigmentation. They also look stunning when applied with a damp brush. 

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette:
I am completely obsessed with Urban Decay eye shadow palettes despite owning only 3! Urban Decay shadows are some of the most high quality eye shadows I have ever tried and you definitely cannot go wrong with them; especially the Naked palettes. I have no idea why I don't own the original Naked palette or the Naked 2 palette because I love the others so much, so those are definitely going to be added to my collection in the future. The Naked 3 palette is full of beautiful rose gold shadows so if that's something you like then you will definitely be a fan of this palette. 

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette:
The second Urban Decay Naked palette I own is the Smoky edition which, you guessed it, is full of gorgeous shades to create lots of smoky eye looks. Just like any other Urban Decay eye shadow, the shadows in this palette are pigmented and blend nicely. I like that for every matte shade there is also a corresponding shimmery shade which is similar, and that way you can alternate between shimmery smoky eye looks and matte looks. 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette:
The last UD Naked palette in my collection is the most recent palette to be released, of course I'm talking about the Naked Heat! I do go for warm toned eye shadows the most because I feel like they compliment my skin tone the most, so the shades in this palette are very much my every day eye shadow shades. Again, I cannot fault the formula of these eye shadows as they tick every box for me. 

Those are all of my eye shadow palettes- I know, there's quite a few! What is your all time favourite eye shadow palette?

Shop this post: MAC Warm Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette (£49.50) // MAC Pro Palette Refill in Malt (£10.00) // MAC Pro Palette Refill in Naked Lunch (£10.00) // MAC Pro Palette Refill in Cranberry (£10.00) // MAC Pro Palette Refill in Black Tied (£10.00) // Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette (£3.99) // Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Bronze Palette (£3.99) // Makeup Revolution Redemption Day To Night (£4.00) // Makeup Revolution Flawless 3 Resurrection Palette (£8.00) // Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Palette (£8.00) // Makeup Revolution Beyond Flawless Palette (£8.00) // Makeup Revolution Girl Panic Palette (£4.95) // NYX Pro Shadow Refills in Gumdrop (£2.50) // NYX Pro Shadow Refill in Tryst (£2.50) // NYX Pro Shadow Refill in Showgirl (£2.50) // Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette (£39.00) // MUA Undressed Palette (£4.00) // Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette ($42.00) // Sleek I Divine in Oh So Special (£8.99) // Nip + Fab Sculpted Palette (£12.95) // Zoeva Caramel Melange Palette (£18.00) // Morphe Copper Spice 25A Palette (£19.00) // Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (£39.50) // Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette (£39.50) // Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette (£39.50)

Until next time,
Emily xo

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