October 04, 2015
Essence have launched their newest collection which is called the Happy Girls Are Pretty Collection, which includes palettes, blushes, liners, polishes and more. When I saw that the collection had launched on the Beauty Crowd website, I placed an order for a few of the items from the collection including one of the Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Eyeshadow Palettes. As part of the Happy Girls Are Pretty edit, there are two palettes which cost just £3.49 each. I opted for the Happiness is Following Your Heart Palette as it looked like the more wearable option from the two, but I really want the Happiness is Seeing Your Face Palette too.
The Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Eyeshadow Palette in Happiness is Following Your Heart is a small palette of five shadows, packaged within a clear plastic rectangular palette. There is no mirror within the palette which doesn’t bother me, but the palette is nice and compact so it fits into my daily makeup bag easily. The shadows feature an adorable design with a ball of wool/yarn shaping the name ‘Knit’ which is adorable, and really unique and it fits nicely with the theme of the collection as the knitted effect features on the blushes too. For such a small, and compact palette, I like how sizable the pans are as some compact palettes can have tiny pans which can be difficult to fit your brush into it, but that’s not the case with this palette at all.
The shades are beautiful, and really are perfect for an Autumnal palette. The first shade is a matte white which works nicely as a base for the rest of the shades, or as a browbone highlight. The second shade is a subtle champagne, with a satin finish, the third shade is a bronzey gold shimmer, the fourth is a reddy copper shimmer and the fifth shade is a gorgeous chocolate brown satin with silver specks. The first two shades are the lightest, and are the least noticeable on my skintone but when worn with an eyeshadow primer underneath, they do become a little bolder but none of the shades are disappointing. I think this is such a pretty palette, and the shadows are so buttery and smooth and I’m really impressed as I found their All About Nude Eyeshadow Palette to be the complete opposite so I’m pleased their eyeshadow formula has improved considerably.
October 03, 2015
A few weeks back, I was surprised by this beautiful set of Tweezerman Slant Tweezers which are personalised with my name which is just amazing, and I’m so grateful. The Tweezerman Slant Tweezers are £20, and are available in a full size length like these or a mini size which are also super handy for carrying around in your makeup bag. I love the colour of these tweezers as they’re so bright, and they stand out nicely but there are so many different colours and designs to choose from. Amazingly, they won the InStyle Best Beauty Buy award-winner for Best Tweezers 2015 which just proves how fantastic, and popular they are.
When it comes to tweezers, I have tried so many different brands ever since I first started plucking my brows at the age of 14 but without a doubt, the best brand I’ve ever tried is Tweezerman. I professed my love for Tweezerman here, but I own several pairs of Tweezerman Tweezers and my oldest pair is six years old and they’re genuinely as good as they were when I first bought them which is amazing. With other tweezer brands, I’ve found that they go blunt so easily, sometimes within a matter of months so they don’t work effectively at plucking tiny hairs and they cause ingrown hairs which is something I never experience with Tweezerman Tweezers.
The tips of the Tweezerman Slant Tweezers are perfectly aligned, and hand filed with a slanted shape so they can grab the tiniest of hairs securely. What is so impressive about Tweezerman is that they offer free sharpening for their tweezers, nippers and clippers which have become dull through normal use. I’ve never had a pair of Tweezerman Tweezers go dull, but it’s amazing to know they offer this service should it happen in the future.
If you like the idea of having your very own pair of personalised Tweezerman Tweezers, Tweezerman will be back in the Beauty Workshop at Selfridges (both at Oxford Street and Birmingham) offering free engraving with the purchase of their Tweezers and/or Brush iQ Brushes from the 7th – 13th of December, which is perfectly in time for any Christmas gifts you need to buy – who wouldn’t want their own personalised pair of tweezers?! I’m so happy with mine, and I know that any girl would love to receive a pair too so make sure you pop by in December to take advantage of their free engraving.
*This post contains a PR Sample or gifted item.