Review: Lush Emotional Brilliance in Sophisticated* and Fantasy


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 Naked 3 Palette

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. I actually own it. Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, you are mine!


Look at that beautiful palette! Even from the outside, this is beautiful. The metallic rose gold case is a lot more practical than the (admittedly pretty) velvet packaging of the original Naked palette, and I love that it has that interesting texture. It kind of makes me think of rumpled sheets, but in a decadent way. Like sleeping til noon in satin sheets kind of decadent. Yeah, okay, I kind of fancy this palette. Continue reading

A Pretty Big Urban Decay Haul!


Um. Between Father Christmas and a little bit of spending money, I appear to have lots of new and wonderful Urban Decay goodies. This is very, very exciting! Have a little teaser post – I’ll be reviewing each of these in detail over the next week.

  • Naked 3. Twelve beautiful rose gold neutral eyeshadows. The palette on everyone’s wishlist.
  • Ocho Loco 2. Eight full-sized 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils, in a mix of neutrals and super brights.
  • Black Market. Six 3/4-sized 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils, in smoky blackened colours.
  • Naked 2 pencil. Double ended 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil, to match each Naked palette. This one’s in Perversion and Pistol.

Are you excited? I’m excited!

Asha x


Make Up Spring Cleaning!


Until quite recently, I’ve been a teenage girl, and the one thing that you should all know about teenage girls is that they accumulate make up like nobody’s business! This seems to happen especially if it’s cheap or on sale… Thing is, I now have a lot of much nicer make up that I actually like to use a lot more, and so I’m having a bit of a “spring clean” of my make up bag.  Continue reading

My Urban Decay Eyeshadow Collection

If you’ve been reading my blog for even a little while, you might have noticed that I favour Urban Decay eyeshadows over all other eyeshadows. I really feel like they are superior quality to almost any other brand, and their palettes, while expensive, are actually really good value for money when you consider how many colours you get, and the quality of them (and if they’re a little smaller than a single-pan eyeshadow, well, who’s ever used one up?!). I love the range of colours, the quality of the pigment, and the quirky, gorgeous packaging.

P1000860I currently own four palettes from Urban Decay, three of which were gifts from my mum, and one of which was a gift from a friend for my 16th birthday, which kickstarted my love affair with the brand. I have the NYC Book of Shadows, the Smoked Palette, the Naked Palette, and a little 9-shadow palette that I can’t find a name for!

P1000863Apologies for the messiness of a couple of these, they’re very well-loved! I won’t be swatching them all, as that would just take too long, I just thought it might be interesting to see which colours I have, and which I use the most… Colour names bolded, with doubles in italics.

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Review: Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette

After my very excited post about the Urban Decay Smoked Eye Pencil Set, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to review its sister product, the Smoked Eyeshadow Palette, which I was given for Christmas. This is a really beautiful palette with lots of darker colours which are perfect for a more interesting smokey eye.


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