ARTDECO Cosmetics.

I’ve said it before and I’m pretty sure I will continue to say it, I absolutely love discovering and trying new Makeup Brands. Therefore, I was thrilled to find and email in my inbox from, ARTDECO Cosmetics, offering to send me some products from their new Bronzing Collection for Summer to review! Needless to say, I very enthusiastically accepted and was overjoyed when my package arrived.

Inside the box was the following beauty products, Sun Blusher, Golden Bronze Oil Drops and Hello Sunshine Colour Lip Shine in 10 – Shiny Apricot. These items are all from the, Hello Sunshine Collection, so if there’s anytime or Season to be wearing them – it’s now! 

When I first saw the Sun Blusher I couldn’t believe how simply stunning the packaging was, I mean with the Brand being called ARTDECO, it’s safe to say I had pretty high hopes – but I was absolutely blown away! This is without doubt the prettiest blusher I own and when opened it definitely does not disappoint. In fact, straight away it reminded me of Benefit’s new GALifornia Blush, but double the size! As someone who 99% of the time wears pink blushers, I’ll admit, I was slightly apprehensive about how this beauty would look on me, but I was pleasantly surprised! When applied, the product gave me a lovely warm glow and was very pigmented, but thankfully not too overpowering for my fair skin.

Ultimately, I feel the Sun Blusher can be worn in a variety of ways, it’s all about what look you want to create and the three shades in the compact can create a lot of variety. Sadly, I can’t find this product on ARTDECO Supplier, Beauty Bay, but there are multiple Blushes to choose from, so don’t be disappointed! Prices for this product range from £9 to £29.50, so are definitely in the mid to higher end budget but, the packaging and more importantly, quality is great.

My next beauty product from ARTDECO was the Gold Bronze Oil Beauty Drops and as a highlighter lover, I was extremely excited to try this. Once again, being a very pale girl I was a bit apprehensive about the shade working with my skin, however, this amazing Brand proved me wrong, again! The product creates a beautiful shimmer glow and even has fine glitter particles infused into the product, which gleam in the sunshine. Furthermore, although I’ve not tried this yet, the Oil Drops can even be applied to the ends of your hair to create golden accents – how cool is that?! This product doesn’t feel sticky or greasy on the skin and dries very quickly, it’s very buildable, so if you want a subtle glow then that is achievable and if you want to be a glowing goddess, that’s easily done also! Plus, the product smells like coconut, what could be better?! Sadly, I can’t find the drops on Beauty Bay either, but I’m sure they  will be available at some point!

The final gifted product I received was the Hello Sunshine Colour Lip Shine in 10 – Shiny Apricot, a peachy, warm, nude colour. Although I’m incredibly grateful for ARTDECO gifting me these beautiful items, as most of you know, this shade is not usually one I would choose for myself. Personally, I much prefer a bolder lip and don’t really follow the nude lipstick hype, which I can only assume was definitely inspired by The Kardashians. As beautiful as these shades look on Kim, Khloé and Kourtney, they really aren’t my cup of tea, I just feel they wash me out. However, I must say, after using the lipstick a few times, it has started to grow on me! The product is very pigmented but the finish is just too glossy for my liking.

However, lipstick finish aside, I can’t fault the product, it is very creamy and worthy of the name, Lip Shine, the shade just isn’t for me personally. At £16.95 on Beauty Bay, I do feel that the product is slightly overpriced, as it definitely doesn’t last all day, but the formula is a creamy gloss texture, which is most probably why. Therefore, if you’re after a glossy, everyday lip then this is definitely for you, just make sure you keep it in your handbag.

Overall, I am extremely impressed with ARTDECO Cosmetics and I’m very honoured that I had pleasure of being contacted by them in the first place, with a special thank you to Emma for doing so! They have so many amazing and beautiful products and I hope to one day expand my ARTDECO Collection! 

Please note, I pride myself in making sure I write honest reviews and although I was fortunate enough to be gifted these items, I was not told to say any of the following statements I have made.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in Peach Goddess.

If there’s anyone I have to thank for the discovery of Highlighter, it’s the beautiful Jeffree Star! When I heard about the whole contour/highlight trend I thought it was fascinating, but never really thought about trying it as the contouring, looked way too complicated and intimidating for me to try on my pale skin. The highlighting on the other hand, looked absolutely beautiful, I mean who doesn’t want to glow? However, I was unsure whether I had the skills of mastering the shine and releasing my inner glitter goddess.

However, that all changed when I started watching Jeffree’s YouTube Channel and discovered his incredible Skin Frosts! I’d always appreciated the beauty of highlighters, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a product so beautiful as these incredibly pigmented compacts. Not only that, the shades in the collection are extremely unique and bold – if you want to glow and stand out then these are the ones for you!

When I discovered that the UK Stockists, Beauty Bay had the Skin Frosts in stock I knew that I simply had to try and get one! After falling in love with lilac highlighters, I was really hoping to get Lavender Snow however, only three of the shades were in stock. Therefore, I settled with Peach Goddess, although I wasn’t quite sure how the colour would look on me – I thought it was the best option out of the limited choice left.

Peach Goddess is described as a, “crushed pearly pink” and overall I would agree that is a fairly accurate description. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the pink tint of the product as that meant I didn’t need to use blusher as well. As I was expecting, the pigment of the highlighter is absolutely incredible, with such high coverage that a little does really go a long way – but, who said less is always more?!

The packaging is signature Jeffree and features his iconic barbie pink bold statement colour with the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Logo. Not only that – I am one for details and I noticed that the label name actually matches the shade of the highlighter! Furthermore, the size of the product is incredibly large, so should definitely last a very long time. It’s without doubt the biggest highlighter I’ve ever seen so even though the price is pretty high at £25.50, you definitely get your money’s worth. The compact also features a mirror which is very useful if you’re on the go and want to check your makeup is all in one place.

The only negative I can think of – and it’s not even a bad thing as most highlighters don’t come with one – is that the compact does not come with a highlight brush – so make sure you already have one, unless you want to use your fingers!

I absolutely can’t wait to purchase another Skin Frost – I hope to soon be able to buy Regina George and I look forward to seeing all the new shades Jeffree releases in the future.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Doll Parts and Masochist.

As someone who has been dreaming of owning a Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick for over the past year, I may have almost screamed with happiness when I found out that Jeffree Star Cosmetics were now being stocked online on UK website beautybay! I know you’re probably thinking, “Why don’t you just order from his website like everyone else?” and the answer is, I ordered from Kylie’s website a couple of times and the second time was charged with a customs fee – so I wasn’t risking that again!

I was fortunate enough to get two of the velour liquid lipsticks for Christmas that I asked for, (I hope you all had a lovely day by the way!) and they were, Doll Parts and Masochist. At £16 these products are in the mid to high makeup range, I was actually pleasantly surprised with the price – I thought they would be a lot more expensive! I always believe that quality is key with any makeup and if it’s going to last long and be a worthwhile product than I’m happy to pay that little extra.

Doll Parts is described on beautybay as a, “creamy hot pink” and I definitely agree with the creamy and pink part but hot? I’d say it’s a more mauve shade, which I’m very glad about as it’s different and not your everyday average pink! What I’m basically saying is I don’t think the description does it justice. However, the photo shows the shade exactly as it looks so that’s a good sign. I think this colour is great if you want to wear a, “girly” shade but not be too girly – if that makes sense? It’s perfect for the Autumn and Winter seasons as it definitely has a cold bold look and feel to it. It’s without doubt one of my favourites to wear and I’m so glad I chose this lipstick! Mauve shades are definitely becoming a new favourite of mine.

Masochist is the one I knew I wanted as soon as I saw it listed on Jeffree’s website months ago, it is described as a, “blue toned red” and once again I have to disagree with this – to an extent. Don’t get me wrong, the colour is absolutely stunning but it’s definitely not one hundred percent red. Blue toned? Yes. However, in the bottle, it looks like a bold vibrant fuchsia pink shade which on a positive, the website photo does do it justice. I always knew I wanted this colour anyway but, because of it’s description, I was also hoping to get it as an alternative for Redrum – also described as a blue toned red, which was not in stock. Ultimately, I absolutely adore this shade and I must say, when wearing it today it looked a lot more red than the first time I wore it but, I just thought it was important to mention that it definitely does have a slight hot pink undertone. This is most noticeable when comparing the red cherries on my dress with the lipstick. I do love the colour though – a unique shade of red to add to my collection!

Not only are the lipsticks incredibly long lasting and dry down from liquid to matte form in seconds, they are also vegan and cruelty free! Plus, the packaging is beyond aesthetically pleasing – it’s simply a girly girls dream and definitely the colour of Jeffree’s soul, you can tell he’s put his heart and soul into his Brand. I’m not going to lie, I’ve even kept the box packaging the products come in, they’re simply too pretty to throw away! The lipstick wand is also curved perfectly to apply on you lips and not hard and uncomfortable. Plus, you only need a small amount of product because the shades are so pigmented and opaque – which makes them extra long lasting!

I love how Jeffree is so innovative and there are simply so many amazing and unique shades in the collection, I simply cannot wait to purchase more! I haven’t been able to stop wearing these lipsticks ever since I received them on Christmas Day and I doubt that will change for some time!

The question is, which shade do you prefer?

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Beauty Buys.

At long last I’ve finally tried out my recent make up purchases and this post will be all about me reviewing each one. I decided to write about these products all in one blog due to it primarily being face and eye make up, so I could wear it all at once unlike lipstick.

I picked up these products at long last a few weeks ago, after having them on my make up wish list for quite a while. I purchased, The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline, Super Liner Perfect Slim by Loreal, Collection Speedy Highlighter and Rose Boudoir Nude Smoky Eye Shadow by Bourjois.

After using The Nudes by Maybelline prolifically for the past few months, I was filled with excitement when I heard about the new Blushed Nudes Palette being released. It’s a complete contrast to the previous eye shadow collection and full of romantic colours filled with glitter and perfect shades for the summer. I decided to try and create a warm 1950s shimmery pink look by picking the vibrant pink shade on the bottom right and the peach gold shade on the top right. The great thing with these palettes is that there are instruction guides pictured on the back to give you an idea of which shades work best together. However, I decided I’d just try and used my imagination and go with my instinct, which doesn’t always turn out great but I think this time it went pretty well overall. After testing the palette out I think I actually enjoy these shades more than the previous nude collection and can’t wait to create more styles!

I’ve definitely been inspired to try certain make up products after watching YouTuber Vloggers talk about some of their favourite buys. Therefore, after viewing Zoella’s Favourite Drugstore & High Street Make Up Products video, I knew I had to try her favourite go to eye liner – Super Liner Perfect Slim by Loreal. What impressed me most about this product was how thin the felt tip was, as someone who likes to build up their liner, it is a lot less intimidating when the pen is slim and not chunky. The colour is an intense black and didn’t start to run out when forming each wing, it also doesn’t fade or need reapplying and lasts all day. Ultimately, all I can say is – thank you Zoella!

Speaking of Youtubers, as you all probably know by now I have an absolute favourite and her name is Em aka MyPaleSkinBlog. One of the great things about her is she uses all different kinds of products, from super expensive to very affordable and is always honest and open about her reviews. I saw her recommend the Collection Speedy Highlighter and with highlighting taking over the make up world I thought I’d give it a try. At only £3.99 it was definitely worth the money, although it isn’t very noticeable in these photos, I could notice it on my cheeks during the day. I felt I had to use a fair amount, but that wasn’t a problem as it’s extremely easy  to use – you just roll and then blend in. I’ve only tried it over my blusher, so I do wonder if it will look more intense on it’s own?  All I know is practice is key, but for a first time highlighter it’s pretty good!

 Last but not least, I picked up this beautiful Glittery Gold Bourjois Compact during my Holiday in Spain a month or so ago. I love contrasting my super intense winged eyeliner with a subtle calming eye shadow, I definitely follow Marilyn’s make up wisdom there! I actually tried all three colours today, blending the darkest shadow in the crease and I think they are absolutely beautiful. As you can see from this picture with my make up today, the highlighter is a lot more noticeable, but sadly the eye shadow can’t be seen very well so you’ll have to trust my judgement.

Overall I’m very pleased with my make up purchases and I look forward to continue sharing with you my thoughts and reviews! If you’ve tried any of these or similar products before, let me know what you think!

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Max Factor Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipstick.

After seeing these lipsticks advertised in Grazia, I knew that I had to try one and see what I thought, so today I bought two shades from Boots. They have a 3 for 2 offer on their make up products, so my mum got one also. I have a couple of Max Factor Lipsticks and a Lip Pencil which is my favourite, so I know that they are a quality brand.




The first thing I absolutely love about these lipsticks has to be the packaging! Although I’m not usually a fan of gold, I love gold make up containers because it reminds me of make up from the Golden Era of Hollywood. I found them to be wonderful and easy to apply, and the shape of them is perfect for contouring your lip line. They also smell gorgeous, the scent reminded me of a  fruity lip balm.


Although I really like the lipsticks, I was a bit disappointed in the almost satin finish. I bought a Real Techniques Lip Brush today and found that to be wonderful, I’ve tried their products before and I still use their brushes every day. However, because of the finish of the lipstick, I felt it took forever to build up on my lips and in the end I just used the lipstick itself for application. Luckily it wasn’t a problem as like I said before, the flat almost oval shape of the lipstick is perfect.

Max Factor are true to their advertisement, the lipstick is moisturizing and feels like a lip balm conditioning your lips. The lipsticks are £8.99, so in medium price range and I’d say they are worth the money definitely. The colours I chose were, Always Chic and Ever Sumptuous and my mum chose Evermore Sublime. My favourite shades to wear are deep reds for the 1940s/1950s and peachy corals for the 1960s, whilst my mum loves pinks so altogether I have quite a few shades to show you all!

After trying all of the shades, I would say that my favourite as you’ve probably guessed is Always Chic, the red one. I think it fits my vintage style the best and is the boldest colour out of all three.

I also picked up a new Benefit Eye Bright. Ever since learning about Marilyn’s Make Up Routine and how she wore a white eyeliner to highlight, I always make sure to apply it in the inner rim of my eye. Plus, it also contrasts great with my winged eyeliner and lashes and helps to make your eyes look bigger. Lastly, I bought an eye shadow brush, for years I’ve been using the mini eye shadow applicators with the foam tip which are great for shaping, but after a while they tend to need replacing.

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