Monday, June 26, 2017

15 Shade Eyeshadow Palette for £2.99??

Hello lovelies! A few weeks back I posted a photo of this palette on Instagram and I got a few people messaging me asking where I got it from. So, after a couple of weeks of testing it out I'm finally here to post my thoughts on it.

Soooo, this is the palette in question. As you can see it looks like nothing special, just a simple matte black case that clips together. For the price I paid I wasn't expecting a lot from this palette and from this flimsy case you wouldn't expect much from the contents either, but that is where this palette springs a lovely surprise on you.

Inside this little case is FIFTEEN beautiful eyeshadows. Nine of them are shimmery and six of them are matte. Included in the palette are a mixture of light shimmer/highlight shades, nude/neutral base tones and deeper tones to create depth and/or a smokey effect.

From what I've seen there are three different versions of this palette and I plan on getting them all eventually, but this one caught my eye the most with it's lovely orange tones and the midnight blues, two colours which I rarely grab for when doing my makeup. I wanted to try out something different and this palette was THE ONE. I mean look at those shades ♡♡♡♡♡♡

Sorry the photos aren't that brilliant, but from the pictures you can see how pigmented they are and this is with just one swipe of the colour. The top row is includes a neutral white tone for a base, a lovely shimmer highlight, two midnight blue shimmer shades (which look the same to me) and a black.

The middle row includes a mix of orange, gold, browns and a nice neutral base. This row is definitely my favourite. The orange and brown have recently been my go-to shadows to match this amazing weather we've been having. The colours are all lovely and bright and look fab when blended out.

The bottom row is the deeper tones that go great on their own or as a crease colour to give the lid more depth. This row has lovely oranges, browns and again, a midnight blue tone. All of the shades are pretty fab and go on like a dream. I didn't expect a lot as I said, but these go together really well and blend out better than I would've thought. the reveal. This palette is by......

LyDia Beauty is apparently a cosmetic store in Leeds. I haven't visited it before but I found this palette and a few others on Amazon for....wait for it.....£2.99!!! How fab is that price for a 15 shade eyeshadow palette? Upon receiving the palette I checked out their website and they have some pretty amazing products on there that are super affordable. I'd definitely recommend you check it out because this palette have become one of my favourite. £2.99 PEOPLE!

Have you tried LyDia Beauty?? ♡♡

Monday, June 19, 2017

New Look Curves Sale Clothing Haul - May 2017.

Hello lovelies! A couple of weeks back whilst browsing on New Look's website I saw that they were having a little bit of a sale and I may have placed a little order to give myself a little cheering up treat. I hardly ever buy myself more than one or two things if I order, but I finally got the chance to use the gift card I got for Christmas, so it actually was a treat if you think about it! I usually only buy things from websites when they have sales on because I'm a bargain hunter....less money, more things, duh!! Anyway, here are the bits that I picked up in my cheering up haul:

First off is this beautiful 'Curves Bright Blue Lace Longline Bra'. I'd seen this on the website for a while and the bralette trend was kicking in but I didn't want to pay the original price, which I believe was around the £12.99 mark. It's not on the website anymore as I got this in the sale, but all of their bralettes are around that price. This little beauty cost me all of £5, which is a bargain! I think the detail and the colour are really pretty. The fit is okay on me, maybe I could've done with sizing up one, but it looks really nice on and for the price I can't really complain!

Next is this 'Curves Red Lace Bralette'. I'd also been eyeing this up on New Look's site but again I was put off by the price. So when I saw it on sale for just £7 I had to snap it up. The colour is really beautiful and vibrant. The black band is a really nice contrast against the brightness of the red and it looks SO nice on. Not that anyone other than my BF will see that, but I'm really happy with this one. It fits perfectly and makes me feel Oooh la la!

Next up is this 'Curves Blue Stripe Coffee Embroidered Pajama Set'. With the warmer weather looking like it's here to stay I was on the look out for some more Summer friendly nightwear and these just happened to be in the sale for just £7 (originally £14.99, I think, don't take my word for it). Even though I am not a coffee drinker, I couldn't pass this set up because they're so darn cute! The top is a crop top style with the cutest little cupcake and cup on it with the quote 'don't stand between a girl and her coffee'. It comes with a basic drawstring cotton short, but together they look fab and keep me cool on a night. Definitely my best buy from this haul ♥

Lastly I decided to try out another product from New Look's beauty range and I picked up one of their 'Super Matte Liquid Lipstick in Stone'. This is a dark, almost grey lip colour with a brown/nude undertone to it. It dries lovely on the lips and lasts for aaaages. The colour is quite different to ones I usually go for it but it's quickly becoming my fave! I'll definitely be trying some more shades in this range. I picked this beauty up for £3.

I've been loving New Look's clothes lately and I will definitely be keeping an eye on the website for any upcoming sales. The Curve range is so on point right now, I'm looking forward to picking myself up some more Summer pieces!

Have you got any bargains lately?
Laura ♥ 

Thursday, June 01, 2017

What I Watched: May 2017 ♥

Hello lovelies! June 1st, where the heck as this year gone?? I'm sure I say that every time I write one of these posts, but I swear I blinked and we ended up half way through the year. It's insane! 
★ This month's 'What I Watched' isn't actually as dismal as I thought it would be. I managed to fit in a good mish mash of seven movies. SEVEN. That's like a record for me lately. So without further ado, here's what I watched in May 2017....

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Alex, his dad, his brother and I all ended up watching this random movie at the beginning of the month. I went into it not knowing what it was about or who was in it. When it started I thought that I would hate it as I'm not the biggest robot fan (Transformers not included) but at the end I was so glad we ended up watching it because it is a really good movie. 5/10 ★

This series follows to life of an incompetent police detective called Frank Drebin as he goes about his job foiling the work of criminals with a tongue in cheek style. Think Johnny English meets Police Academy.

Alex introduced me to this series a few years ago and we recently discovered the television series from which these movies were spawned, Police Squad! and so we spent a few nights watching out way through the three movies. This kinda humour isn't something that I tend to enjoy, but there's some jokes in there that will make even the most humourless person chuckle. 7/10 ★

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

I'm not the biggest Marvel fan, having only seen Thor, but I fell in love with the first movie when I saw it and knew that I had to see the second installment. I took Alex to see this at the cinema for his birthday and we both loved it. It was just as action packed as the first and baby Groot is too damn cute to ignore. 9/10 ★


I've loved Harry Potter since I was a kid and I will forever hold a place for it in my heart. These movies kept my family and I entertained for years and no matter what I'll always come back to Hogwarts. No matter what age I get to. 9/10 ★

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

I wasn't too fussed about seeing this as I haven't really ever gotten into old Disney movies, so I wasn't even sure what it was about *don't hate me* but it has Emma in it, so I decided to go see it purely for that and I'm glad that I did. Emma's voice is kinda pretty and the story was easy enough to follow. I wouldn't say it was my cup of tea, but it's worth the watch. EMMA WILL ALWAYS BE HERMIONE TO ME....6/10 ★

What have you been watching this month?
Any recommendations?
Laura x

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