Thursday, 30 January 2020

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette | Pink Chocolate Prettiness



As soon as I saw on Instagram that Too Faced were having a sale just after Christmas and that the Chocolate Bon Bons eyeshadow palette was included, I couldn't resist treating myself to another one. As I adore the baby pink casing, heart-shaped eyeshadows and the chocolatey smell, I thought that it deserved it's own little pink and girly post on my blog...



The Chocolate Bon Bons palette includes sixteen matte and shimmer shades which have a mixture of beautiful neutral colours and also a pop of sugary bright pinks. I have really enjoyed experimenting with all of the colours in this palette and you are able to create such a wide range of looks. When you open the palette, it is like opening a box of pretty pink heart chocolates and I love using it for around Valentine's Day as it is so romantic and dreamy!



For everyday wear, I love to use 'Satin Sheets' which is a beautiful champagne shimmer over my eyelid and then blend out 'Cafe Au Lait', a pewter shimmer or 'Molasses Chip' which is more of a bronze gold. My favourite matte shades are 'Almond Truffle' which is a light brown and 'Cashew Chew' which is a pale neutral cream. The white matte shade 'Divinity' is perfect for using as a brow bone highlight and I also love using the shades 'Black Currant' and 'Dark Truffle' to smudge under my lower lash line.

I was a little unsure at first about the fuchsia pink shade called 'Totally Fetch' and the pale pink 'Cotton Candy' as I don't tend to wear pink eyeshadows much but I actually found that 'Cotton Candy' blends out into a subtle pink shimmer which is very similar to Urban Decay's 'Dust' from the Naked 3 palette. The colour 'Earl Grey' is a really unusual dark grey with a hint of green sparkle to it and looks really pretty too.

As for the eyeshadows themselves, they are so pigmented and easy to blend out. I'm really impressed that the quality of these appear to be the same as the other two Chocolate Bar palettes which I also own and I really believe that Too Faced products are so worth the money. The shadows are also infused with cocoa powder so they have a yummy chocolate scent too!

I thought I would include a little description of each of the shades below...

Totally Fetch | Shimmer
A bright fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a fine iridescent shimmer. This is the only shade in the palette that I find to be rather unwearable but that is because I don't really choose vibrant pink eyeshadows!

Satin Sheets | Shimmer
One of my most used so far in the palette! A champagne pink shimmer with a golden frost which looks beautiful as an all over lid colour too. It is also available in the Boudoir Eyes palette and is one of the Too Faced cult favourites.

Cotton Candy | Shimmer
A brighter medium pink with blue undertones and a silvery frosted sheen. Looks slightly scary in the palette but actually blends out more sheer and looks really pretty.

Sprinkles | Shimmer
A really pretty pale pink with a subtle gold shimmer. It's very similar to 'Dust' from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette which I have almost used up completely!

Almond Truffle | Matte
A light neutral brown with a slight mauve undertone. It is one of my favourites for using in the crease to smudge out.

Cashew Chew | Matte
A pale creamy beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. A really nice one for using all over the eyelid if you want to create a matte eye makeup look.

Divinity | Matte
A pale creamy shade that is perfect for using as a highlight for your brow bone or inner corner. This one is really pigmented but can also be sheered out slightly if you want to create a softer finish.

Dark Truffle | Shimmer
A lovely deep chocolate brown with a soft pearly sheen. I love smudging this one along my upper and lower lash lines if I don't fancy wearing eyeliner!

Malted | Shimmer
A dark brown with a slightly golden tone. It is intensely pigmented and is a great shade to use if you want to create a deep smokey eye.

Bordeaux | Shimmer
A deep burgundy with warm brown undertones and a silky satin finish. It looks lovely paired with 'Black Currant' if you want to go for more of a purple-toned eye makeup look.

Molasses Chip | Shimmer
A gorgeous metallic bronze with a golden sparkle running through it. It is one of the most pigmented and applies with a really opaque finish.

Mocha | Matte
Quite similar to 'Almond Truffle' but is a slightly deeper matte brown. This one is the only shade that I have found to be slightly dusty which is unusual for a matte eyeshadow but it is a lovely neutral colour.

Cafe Au Lait | Shimmer
This is another one of my favourites and it is an unexpected one. 'Cafe Au Lait' is a medium brown with a golden champagne metallic sheen and is another really pretty one for using in your crease.

Pecan Praline | Matte
A light taupe brown with subtle warm undertones. It feels lovely and silky and applies with a very smooth matte finish.

Black Currant | Shimmer
A dark plum colour with a sparkling frosted finish. This one is really lovely for adding a pop of colour to your eyelid or also to smudge along your lower lash line if you want to be more subtle.

Earl Grey | Shimmer
A lovely deep teal with a dark charcoal edge and a satin shimmer. This is a really nice shade for smudging out along your lash line if you want a subtle smokey eye with a twist!

What do you think of the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons eyeshadow palette?

xoxo

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Gorgeous Girly Wax Melts | Glam Wax Mean Girls Box





I was absolutely delighted when Christie over at the gorgeous Glam Wax contacted me and said that she would love me to be a Glambassador! I've been buying Glam Wax melts for a few months now as I love all of the girly sparkly designs and the range of beautiful scents. I also have a couple of the lovely wax burners too and I adore burning my wax melts in my pretty pink princess burner in my bedroom whilst having a cosy cup of tea before I go to sleep. 

Glam Wax have introduced a gorgeous monthly box of goodies which you can preorder as a little treat. Each one has a different theme and contains five sparkling bars of yumminess which are exclusive to the monthly boxes. I was so excited when I found out that January's box was Mean Girls themed as it is one of my favourite girly movies and the goodies arrived in a pastel pink box which is studded with sparkling crystals. When it arrived in the mail, it was such a treat to open and I think it would make the perfect girly gift to treat one of your friends to! 

All of the wax bars are packaged up in the prettiest cellophane wrappings complete with sparkling eyelashes for the iconic Glam Wax brand. One of my favourite things about these wax melts is that they are filled with glitter and princessy sparkles which makes them look so unique and really pretty when they're burning as well. 

The scents included in the Mean Girls box are:~ 
So Fetch ~ strawberry bon bons, this is one of my faves! It's so sugary and fruity and smells like a traditional sweet shop. 
You Go Glen Cocoa ~ chocolate 
You Can't Sit With Us ~ raspberry and vanilla, another one that I love! This reminds me of raspberry and white chocolate muffins and is so yummy smelling. 
Burn Book ~ toffee apple
On Wednesday's We Wear Pink ~ pink sugar, such a girly and sweet scent! 

All of the snapbars have around 50 hours of burning time which makes them cheaper than a lot of candles and I find that just one square lasts me for days whilst filling my home with a gorgeous scent. 

I'd love to know what you think and if you have tried any Glam Wax melts, which scent is your favourite? 

xoxo

P.S. If you want to treat yourself to some wax melts to cheer up your dull and cold January, don't forget to enter my code 'PRETTY10' at the checkout for a 10% discount at www.glamwax.co.uk

This post contains gifted items but all opinions expressed are my own. 

Thursday, 2 January 2020

What I Got Treated To For Christmas


Happy New Year dolls! I hope you've all had a magical time over the festive season sipping pink prosecco, eating strawberry cream chocolates, sitting with the twinkling Christmas tree lights on and enjoying lots of Christmas movies and cosy times with your loved ones. I really wanted to write a post all about some of the lovely things that I was gifted, even though these types of blog posts can be a little controversial but I think it's so nice to see what everyone got treated to. I hope you enjoy reading about all of the pink and pretty items that I was spoiled with...


I was really lucky to receive a few lovely new makeup and skincare items for Christmas, many of them being from one of my favourite brands Too Faced. The first product that I unwrapped is this pale pink and mint green Dew You Setting Spray which has golden accents and little watermelon details on the packaging. I'm not sure if this is a summery beauty product but I love anything that's refreshing and light on the skin so I was really keen to try it out anyway. The Dew You Setting Spray is infused with cucumber and watermelon pearlescent particles that adds a delicate shimmer whilst also setting down makeup for a glowy and gorgeous lit from within effect. The scent of this one reminds me of watermelon ice lollies and I think it will be an essential for my suitcase for my holiday in the sunshine!




I must confess, I already own of these stunning Diamond Light Highlighters in the shade 'Diamond Fire' which sits untouched on top of my makeup drawers as I can't bear to ruin it but I just needed this new pink shade. I adore the gorgeous sugary pink ring box style packaging with the gold hardware and black satin details and the highlighter itself is the loveliest soft pink colour with warm undertones and a very fine shimmer with a subtle rose gold reflex. Although it hurt my heart slightly, I did bring myself to swatch this one and try a little and it has a powdery buildable finish with a delicate sheen which will be perfect for subtle and spring makeup looks.



If you've been reading my blog for a while, you will know that these gorgeous baby pink cashmere socks from The White Company have been on my wishlist for the longest time. I didn't actually receive these on Christmas Day but I decided to take full advantage of the 20% off Boxing Day sale that The White Company were offering and splurge on them with some Christmas money instead but I still thought I would include them in this post. I love the milky pink colour of these beautiful cashmere socks and they feel so soft and delicate. I can't wait to get cuddled up on my sofa under my pom pom blanket wearing my cosy pink socks with a hot chocolate in hand watching Gossip Girl to get me through the cold winter months ahead.



I've been a massive fan of the Too Faced Hangover Primer and Hangover Setting Spray for a little while now, so when I first spotted that they were releasing some new skincare items, I added them to my never ending beauty wishlist. One of the products which I was most excited to try was the Hangover Good In Bed Serum as I haven't actually found a skincare serum that I completely love yet. Much like the other products in the Hangover range, this one has a pretty ombre pink and white packaging in a weighty glass bottle which is going to look really pretty sitting in my bathroom. It contains lots of hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, coconut water and dragon fruit and it's a lovely cooling gel texture which dries down really quickly and makes your skin feel lovely. I've been applying this after cleansing and I'm in love so far!



I was in desperate need of a new phone case so when I came across Dollipop Boutique on Instagram, I was smitten with their beautiful glittery phone cases. I messaged and asked if it was possible to get a baby pink bow on my phone case and I'm absolutely delighted with it (I did know that I was getting this but my husband popped it in my stocking anyway!). The clear acrylic case has a very fine pink sparkle to it and is filled with lots of beautiful holographic glitters and stars which shimmer when they catch the light. I love the finish with the pink bow which is perfect for me as it's really girly and unique and I can't wait to dress my phone up in it!




I was so surprised and excited when I unwrapped this beautiful Flowerbomb Gift Set from Viktor & Rolf as I had dropped hints about this to my husband but never really thought that he paid any attention! I already have a bottle of Flowerbomb which I have been using for the last few months and I adore the soft floral scent which has notes of bergamot, freesia, jasmine, rose and orchid and smells just like a whimsical florist shop. I fell in love when I saw their limited edition Christmas gift set in Boots as the packaging looks like a fairytale winter wonderland. The box itself is shaped like a snowflake with beautiful baby pink and white details accentuated with the classic black Viktor & Rolf branding and the whole box is dusted in princessy glitter and finished with a gorgeous satin pink flower on the opening. When you open the box, there is a stunning glittering snowflake display with the perfume sitting on a little tier and it also contains a shower gel and a body lotion in iridescent pink packaging which would be the perfect size for travelling. It's definitely one of my favourite presents and I will be keeping the box for girly Christmas decor!





I was really kindly treated to the limited edition Molly Mae hair curlers from Beauty Works by my mother and father-in-law after I had added them to my Christmas wishlist. I've just been using my baby pink GHD Platinum Stylers to curl my hair up until now but I've always really fancied an actual curling wand so that I can choose how loose or tight I want my curls to be. This one is designed for longer hair so it has a long barrel which is coated in ceramic that helps to prevent frizz and enhance shine and it also comes with a gorgeous white hairbrush so that you can brush out your curls after for a softer effect. I love the pretty pastel pink colour with the dainty glitzy pink hardware and I'm looking forward to creating some princessy curls with this little wand.




It's become a little bit of a tradition that my mum and dad get me a new pair of Ugg boots for Christmas which is perfect timing as I had just discovered that my other pair had a hole in them and I love to wear them over the winter season. I'd had my eye on these pink Bailey Bow boots for a little while and I've actually had a pair of the Bailey Bow boots in the past but in the lovely chestnut brown and cream shade. The Pink Crystal shade is a deep muted pink which is so perfect for wearing with lots of different outfits and is a little less pastel than the Seashell Pink Poppy boots which I had last year (although I still loved them too!). They are so cosy and fleecy with a sheepskin lining and I adore the pretty satin boots adorned on the back which add the loveliest girly detailing.

And saving the best until last... my husband completely spoilt me with an Olympus Pen camera! I have been wanting to improve my blog photography for a long time and whilst my iPhone is still amazing, I really wanted to improve the quality of my pictures. It will take me a little while to learn about all of the different settings in my new camera (although I did take these blog photos with it so hopefully you will have noticed an improvement in the quality!) and I can't wait to play around with it to create lots of beautiful girly content into the new year. He has also promised to take me to visit Peggy Porschen later on in the year for a pink and girly festive trip so I have lots to get excited about!

Hope you've all had a lovely Christmas! What did you get treated to?

xoxo