Monday, 12 September 2011

Going With The Flow.

I feel that I haven't posted in absolutely ages so here I am typing away with no idea what I'm going to write. How about a proper introduction into who I am, what I do, and what I love? Yep, let's give this a shot.. So I'm a 21 year old Sales Associate who lives in a small city which doesn't have a lot to offer- apart from a Cathedral, The Docks, a bit of shopping and most importantly, friendly people and a nice amount of greenery! I personally love the outdoors and love scenery. When the wind stops blowing I may just visit my local hill and go for a walk- sounds like a good plan! I know it's cliche but I love spending time with my family and friends- You gotta make the most of the people you love and care for right? 
As I mentioned above, I'm  a sales associate for the next 3 months and then I am leaving my job to go on holiday for a month- yep that may sounds ridiculously crazy- but it's not what I want to do for the rest of my life, and I suppose being jobless when I return is going to motivate me into looking and applying for new jobs- in the fields that I want to go into.
Hmmm.. let's go onto my family.. I am one of five and I absolutely LOVE having a big family! I couldn't settle for anything less! I'm the middle child and I've got 2 older sisters and 2 younger brothers. As a child, I used to be a 'tomboy' I enjoyed my childhood- going out every day riding our bikes and when scooters were the big craze, riding those, oh how can I forget my roller blades? they were amazing! Going off at a tangent but I can't believe how much things have changed in a few years, for instance my little cousins don't really play outside anymore! it's all about the Nintendo's and computer games and other consoles.. I'd never trade my childhood outside activities for that. Anyhoo.. I might just end this here and write a 'Part 2' when I feel in the mood too.
Hope you're all having a fabulous evening. :) ♥

Thursday, 1 September 2011

MUA- Heaven and Earth Palette: Review & Swatches.

I'm sure there are plenty of reviews on this product, but I thought I'd do my own- never hurts to have too many hey. ;)

So I purchased this at the beginning of August and didn't actually use this until a couple of days ago for Eid. (reason being it was Ramadan and I feel a little demotivated to wear more than eyeliner) (Oh and I will be doing an Eid blog post when I get the canon back from the bro in law) but anyhoo, the review is what you all want..

So this palette cost me just £4.00- and it was free delivery too which is an added bonus! (my local superdrug don't stock these palettes or any of the professional range- only the £1 items unfortunately otherwise I'd be purchasing more from their range)

 This palette comes with 12 shimmery neutral shades. 
There is 9.6 grams of product in this palette.

 Swatches for the top row from left to right.
(no primer was used when swatched)

 Bottom row. Left to Right.
(no primer was used before swatching)

Now, as mentioned above, I wanted to do a proper review- and when I say proper review, I mean I wanted to really put this to the test. A couple of days ago, my Eid celebrations took place and my dress was simple, so I wanted a neutral eye and this palette was perfect!
I was a little worried that the eyeshadow wouldn't last for very long so I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion and it stayed on for HOURS! I applied my make up at around 9ish in the morning and then got home at around half 11 in the night and the eyeshadow was still looking good! It wasn't as 'tidy' as when I first applied it, but it lasted a longer time than I thought it was going to- a lot of the credit does go to the UDPP I must admit, but non the less. I still love this palette!
The packaging isn't great- but it's an inexpensive product so i'm not complaning!

All the shadows are shimmery- so if you don't like shimmery this is defiantly not for you. However if you do then I'd recommend it to you in a heartbeat! Grab this if you ever see it in your store or click here to see it online.
Ps. they have other palettes too!

 This palette gets a THUMBS UP.

Hope you all enjoyed ♥