Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette | Review

The internet is going mad for Anastasia’s latest release, the new Subculture eyeshadow palette and there are very mixed reviews. Today I’m sharing with you the sister to Subculture, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. 

Complete with a sleek pink lid with magnetic closure, the Modern Renaissance palette features 14 shades from burnt oranges to raspberry pinks. 

The colour selection is fantastic and this palette is any warm lovers dream (me!) The shades are easy to blend and are very pigmented. There is a little kick-back with this palette as the shades are a little powdery. I don’t find fallout to be a massive issue, with the darker shades I do my eyes first and then my base. 

All of the shades are soft and buttery, it has to be my favourite eyeshadow formula. I use this palette pretty much every day and I’ve hit pan on several shades. Realgar is hands down my favourite shade, I love how complementary burnt oranges are to blue eyes. 

I’m hesitant to try Subculture because of the negative reviews, but MR is definitely worth a try. 

Have you tried the new subculture palette?

The Wedding Guest Edit | Coast

With wedding season in full swing, today I'll be sharing with you a Coast wedding dress edit. They have some gorgeous styles and really nail it when it comes to beautiful occasion wear.

Bardot style dresses - and bardot in general - is my favourite trend to emerge in recent fashion. Bardot styles are a great way to show skin in a sophisticated way and they suit every body shape. With delicate lace styling and pastel hues, these dresses make perfect combinations for occasion wear. Whether you're a bridesmaid or a wedding guest. The dress below has to be my favourite pick, I love the lace overlay and the bardot style makes it perfect for me.

Classic skater style midi dresses will never go out of fashion for wedding wear, with tight bodices and pouffe skirts they flatter almost every body shape. Opt for a bold print, or block colour depending on the style of wedding.

Accessories can bring life to a plain outfit. Add a statement necklace to a bardot style, or a delicate chain to add simplicity to a bold print. Pick out a colour from your dress and complement it with a matching bag and shoes. If you're wearing your hair up, go for a statement drop earring. Or for more simplicity, choose some gorgeous studs.

Jumpsuits are great to wear when you're not into dresses, they're also super comfortable (so you can eat as much as you want). A wide leg culottes style with tall stiletto heels looks elegant. Or opt for a cold shoulder and embrace one of the season’s hottest trends.

What style of occasion wear is your choice? Mine definitely has to be a bardot dress in a pretty pastel hue, with a statement necklace - maybe a diamanté choker and shoes that pick out the colour of the dress.


NYX #Nofilter Finishing Powder | Review

I'm always on the lookout for trying new products, especially powders as I go through them so quickly. I love that NYX has branched out into Boots as they're such a fab brand. Here's my review of their #nofilter Finishing Powder...

Housed in a sturdy black casing, the powder is finely milled and almost looks like a baked product. My only gripe with the packaging is that it doesn't contain a mirror, I love powder compacts that have a mirror as it's perfect for touch-ups. 

The formula of the powder is buttery, soft and isn't powdery on the skin. It sets down my foundation perfectly and is great for touching up throughout the day. It's lightweight and doesn't add coverage which is fine for me as I wear a full-coverage foundation.

NYX offer many powders and I definitely want to try more! 

Makeup Geek Ice Queen & Poppy Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches

Makeup Geek Ice Queen & Poppy

Makeup Geek Poppy and Ice Queen Swatches

Makeup Geek eyeshadows are some of my favourite and I can't wait until my Z Palette is full of gorgeous shades. Two recent additions are Poppy and Ice Queen and I'm obsessed!

Poppy is a matte orange-red and looks gorgeous blown out into the crease. It's pigmented, smooth and vibrant on the eyelid. 

Ice Queen is a frosty, shimmery white and looks amazing as an inner corner highlight or a browbone highlight. It's pigmented, smooth and creamy like Poppy.

I love using both of the shades to create a simple halo eye with Ice Queen in the centre.

I can't fault Makeup Geek eyeshadows and I love all of the shades I have. What's your favourite shade?

Purelogical Super Antioxidant Moisturiser | Review

I'm always on the hunt for new skincare and recently I've been testing out Purelogical's Super Antioxidant Moisturiser *.

It's free from alcohol, artificial colours, artificial perfume and parabens. It contains age-fighting ingredients designed to reduce wrinkles and hydrate the skin for a more youthful complexion.

Although I'm only 23 and wrinkle-free, I might as well combat aging as soon as I can. At the moment though my skin is super dehydrated and it definitely needs a pick-me-up and this moisturiser is just that.

It's a thick white cream that sinks into the skin providing a burst of hydration. I wake up in the morning with the softest skin. I've noticed my foundation has stopped breaking up due to lack of hydration too, which is great.

Purelogical's Super Antioxidant Moisturiser does retail for a pricey £57.00 but it's sometimes best to invest into your skincare. I've noticed lately that a lot of drugstore brands have drying alcohol in their products which really sucks!

*PR sample

How do we say I love you? | Mother's Day

Mother's day is fast approaching and there are so many different ways for you to appreciate that special lady in your life. Maybe some chocolate, flowers and a Lush bath bomb? There are so many different ways that you can show your love. have conducted a survey to find out how everyone around the globe say I love you...

The Topshop Edit - March Wish List

Topshop isn't a retailer I shop at regularly because, let's be honest I'm too poor to shop there! Saying that, their Joni and Jamie Jeans are amazing and I'm definitely willing to splurge on their denim.

Here are some gorgeous pieces I have my eye on, I think you'll notice a trend here?

The Weekly Top Five #10

Well, what a week it has been! I started a new job on Monday as a copywriter for a well-known retailer and on Wednesday I fell over and ended up in A&E. Great first week to kick off my career right? So I have a badly sprained ankle and a uber fashionable limp - ouch. I'm in the swing of things with blogging (finally) and this will be my third post this week which hasn't happened in years. 
To round of the week, I'm bringing you a weekly top five.

Pokemon Go
Gen 2 has finally been released and the spark of Pokemon Go has been reignited (I didn't really stop playing so much) and I've been up and about searching for new Pokemon and it's so much fun! Although I haven't been able to play with my sprained ankle...

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit, Pose
I haven't tried Kylie Lip Kit's but I'm all for the affordable £6.99 version from Barry M. They are pretty amazing too! I definitely need to pick up more shades.

Pink Zingo Fruit Infusing Water Bottle*
I'm a huge water drinker and I love squeezing lemon into my water. Handy that this bottle from Root 7 has an inbuilt infuser. I love the colour of the bottle too, so gorgeous!

Pink Stripe Bardot Long Sleeve Shirt
You'll rarely catch me in anything else than a bardot top. New Look are slaying at the moment and I picked up this gorgeous pink shirt after buying the blue version. I'm obsessed!

Pinku Marble Phone Case*
Phone cases are an addiction for me and I love accessorising and protecting my phone. I'm being a stereotypical blogger with this marble case from Pinku. It also has my initials on, too cute! 

Organised Mess - How Your Horoscope Organises You

I'm one of those people that love flicking through Horoscopes and finding what traits I have, what the future will hold for me - somehow they just always find a way to make it sound so real. The guys at Furniture at Work have compiled an infographic to see how your horoscope organises you. I'm a Sagittarius and I must admit I probably need to throw a few things out...

My Favourite Beauty Trends

I'm a sucker for trends, especially within the beauty industry. If something new is released I have to have it. Today I'm sharing with you a couple of my favourite new beauty trends.
Pink and red eyeshadow have been a standout in eyeshadow palette recently. I love the contrast of the shades with my blue eyes, I'm a sucker for smoky eyes too. My favourite eyeshadow palette of the moment definitely has to be Anastasia's Modern Renaissance, the shades are stunning!
Next up is highlighted skin, I love the wet look and so many brands have released highlight pans/palettes. Makeup Revolution has some amazing highlighters at even better prices. I really want to splurge on ABH Nicole Gurriero Glow Kit or the Moonchild palette. So many decisions!
Perfectly manicured nails can add so much to an outfit and one of my favourite trends is nude, beige or greige nails. They look so classic and sophisticated. If it does start to chip of it's easily hidden too, win! Ellison's have released an eBook with Essie with their favourite trends and Essie have so many pretty nail polishes that I definitely need! You can buy Essie Nail Polish wholesale from Ellisons for cheaper than RRP. 
*This post is in collaboration by Ellisons