Face of the Day: Pretty Pinks

I’ve never done a Face of the Day post before, but I was really pleased with my make up yesterday, and since I appear to have gone up a Blogger Level and gained the ability to take not-awful photos of my own face, I thought I’d show you! This is a very pink-based look, because I wanted to add a bit of colour to my normal revision look (ie, boring).  Continue reading

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Review: Eye Of Horus Jewel Amethyst Goddess Pencil*

From the moment you see this Eye of Horus box, you know you’re going to be in for a treat. Look at the luxurious black and gold packaging! I love the Ancient Egyptian theme they’ve got going on, and it’s done in a very sleek and swish fashion, while still being fun and original. This is the Jewel Amethyst Goddess Pencil*, which is perfectly in line with the Egyptian theme, what with all the kohl they wore.  Continue reading

Review: Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-Up Remover

Keeping with the ‘shake it to wake it’ feel on the blog this week (Ojon Rare Blend Oil review), I thought I’d show you my new make up remover. The Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-Up Remover has me seriously impressed! Continue reading

Review: Lush Emotional Brilliance in Sophisticated* and Fantasy

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Lush’s Emotional Brilliance is a widely varied range of highly pigmented liquid eyeliners, eyeshadows and lipsticks – these are definitely targeted at the higher-end of the high street market, at £14.50 a colour, but the richness of the formula makes these worth saving up for. I’ve previously reviewed Decisive, a classic red lipstick, and Motivation, a metallic teal liner, and they’ve become fixtures in my make up bag. When I was in Lush last week for the #OxMeet blogger meet up, I was thrilled to find Sophisticated*, a pearly taupe eyeshadow, in my goody bag, and couldn’t help but add Fantasy, a gold eyeliner, myself.  Continue reading

Review: Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Set

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So, the final review of my Urban Decay haul, and it’s a goodun. This is the Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 set, which has eight full-size 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils and a Grindhouse sharpener. Exclusive to House of Fraser, and retailing at £40, this is a set that you really can’t afford to miss, if you love these pencils (doing the maths – these pencils normally cost £14 each, so eight would cost £112. For £40 the set, they cost £5 each. Cheaper than the high street.) Continue reading

Review: Urban Decay Naked 2 Double Ended 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil (Perversion and Pistol)

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Amidst all the excitement over the new Naked 3 palette, I haven’t seen too much hype for the newest additions to the Urban Decay Naked range: the double ended 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils.

There’s one to match each Naked palette:

  • Naked 1 has Zero (black) and Whiskey (dark brown matte)
  • Naked 2 has Perversion (blackest black) and Pistol (gunmetal/mushroom brown shimmer)
  • Naked 3 has Darkside (purpley-brown shimmer) and Blackheart (black with dark pink glitter)
  • Naked Basics has Venus (pale peach shimmer) and Crave (brown-black matte).

The Naked 2 pencil made its way into my Christmas stocking this year, and although I don’t own the original Naked 2 palette, that doesn’t stop me loving this fantastic pencil!

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You can never go wrong with a black eyeliner from Urban Decay, and Perversion is black black black. None of this greyed-out business here. And what’s even better is that it stays absolutely put, unlike many creamy black eyeliners I’ve known. Pistol is a really interesting brown-grey-taupe colour, with a hint of bronze in some lights, and mushroom in others. It has a fairly subtle shimmer, which should add a bit of interest to a neutral eye – I think it’ll be great to pair with Smog, a coppery-brown, for a graduated line.

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Tiny little swatches! You can get a really good line with these, when they’re sharp! But they also blend out nice and thick, as the Pistol swatch shows – they do a great job of keeping their opacity, even when smudged.

The best part about this eyeliner duo? It’s only £12. Sure, each colour is half the size of a full Urban Decay pencil, but let’s be honest, it’s quite difficult to finish an eyeliner anyway! So two colours for less than the normal price of one (£14)? I’m sold! Next time a bit of money’s burning a hole in my pocket, I’m going back for the Naked 3 pencil, at the very least. I’ll probably pick mine up from Debenhams, ’cause that’s what we’ve got in Oxford, but it’s also worth checking House of Fraser, and elsewhere on the internet – try LookFantastic.

Asha x

Review: Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Set

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So, here is the next set of my new pretties – Urban Decay Black Market (set of six 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils) , to be precise. This set of six three-quarter sized pencils is fairly similar to last year’s Smoked eyeliner set (see my review of that here), and contains darker colours that still have quite a pop to them. This set retails for £26, but there are various deals around the web – since a full-size pencil is £14, a 3/4 pencil would be £10.50 – so this set has a value of £63. These sets are amazing value for money.  Continue reading