Blink Blink – Eye shadow Pallet Reviews

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Hello!!! Wow it seems that I had a mini break of blogging which is kinda what did happen. As you know I don’t blog on a Thursday but I was still tweeting away – twitter.com/loveyouandthem if you aren’t following by the way (I always follow back) anyway, I was pondering back and forth (oh how very British of me!) to think as to what I should post about next, I have now a few ideas – thank you for all the suggestions. I therefore have decided to post about the eye shadow make up pallets that I have in my bedroom. If you are a follower of my blog you know that I witter away and just write whatever I think, I don’t plan and I don’t think before I write.

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My first review is the of NYX The All I’ve Ever Wanted Box, it contains what is shown above, the price was quite cheap at the time around about a £10 and I think it was absolutely worthwhile as I am about to show you:

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20140413_164544As you can see it comes in a wide range of bright colours which I absolutely love, then of course the nice day and natural colours which you need for everyday useage. It has a small mirror at the top of the compact/pallet which is handy but I prefer to use my own, as I am quite clumsy. This particular section draws back to reveal the lower level:

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This is what is shown, a lower level of blushers, bronzers, highlighters and lip glosses along with application tools. Beautiful colours again as you can see and they suit all skin shades.

Bronzers / Highlighters 

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How beautiful are these colours, they really help highlight and make your skin more alive! They come in all different shades and colours alongside contrasting each other at the same time.

20140413_164935Personally I have not used these two a lot, but they give a lovely shading to your skin when applied – not too dusty/mineral and when you completely understand contouring (which I still don’t) I am sure it would be amazing.

20140413_164941The lipglosses, now when you get a batch of cheap looking lipglosses and let’s be honest they do look cheap you do think – great they’re gonna be amazing. It’s never nice to see lipglosses put next to powered make up such as the ones shown above, I have done some swatches so you can see how “strong” they actually are:

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Overall I do like this compact and it is great for like I said any time of day – I do keep forgetting I have it which now I have reviewed it I will be using again.

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The next is ELF natural eyeshadow, which can be found here  — shimmer my eyes wink wink — it’s currently on ale for £6.95 and usually £9.00. So please have a look 🙂

20140413_170136These are the shades it comes in, I admit that the shades are so so so similar to each one of them and that’s probably the only fault with this pallet. If you buy the correct applicator as the tools that come with this do not often pick up the shade to apply to your beautiful eyes. Great for the natural work days and if you just want to highlight your lovely eyes too!

20140413_170434Whilst I was buying the above, I thought sod it and I bought the colour brights pallet too which I love. The colours are what is says on the tin – bright! Again like I said this is currently on offer at the moment so go have a look! :

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Here are the beautiful shades, there are still some of the natural shades which were in the above pallet but the pinks and blues are amazing along with the green for those spring/summer nights! There is the cheap applicator that comes with it – buy another one I promise you it’s worth it, it’s very cheap.

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I believe that I got this for a Christmas present from my Aunt and I apologise about the beaut that is my phone lol but there was no other way to take this photo. Whenever someone buys you make up you are always a bit wary to open it up, but I was surprised – I loved it.

20140413_170730The shaes of blue are beautiful in this – as well as the highlighting white. I am unsure of the price as I said it was a present. The shades range from white, silver, silvery blue and grey. Beautiful for a night out and especially those which eyes contrast this colour. it comes with as you can see a mirror and applicator which again I chucked out as they’re really not great at all.

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20140413_170912I picked this up in NEXT and I just love these shades. I like to wear these shades particularly for work as I feel that I cannot wear the make up that I actually want to wear at work so this will have to do. I think it was roughly below £5.

20140413_170926Here are the shades in more detail, I think that they are just beautiful colours and are so easy to apply. They are a mineral product but they have a slight cream texture to them.

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20140413_171039My weakest pallet I believe that I ever had bought and look where its from as well. Ignore the face!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway I thought you know what I will try something different and I have but to be honest it’s not really my thing:

20140413_171256It of course comes with a lovely compact mirror but the shades are just not me. The photo does not show clearly enough but these are full of glitter and it’s too glittery for me and the shadows are as well quite loose. Not for me.

20140413_171516Finally as you can see my most used possession of make up, I love this product and it gives amazing coverage, the colours are beautiful and its great for shading, highlighting and of course bringing out the colours of your eyes – plus it was cheap too!

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Haha I have tried to tidy this up as much as I could for the photo but alas I could not (god again with my Britishness, what is with that tonight!).

So there you have it, another long post – I apologise (sorry not sorry) and there are all my eyeshadow pallets. I hope that you enjoyed this………. 🙂

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Haul from E.L.F make up!!

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I got a massive package today (oi oi not in that sense unfortunately) but a lovely package from E.l.f in which I bought a large variety of makeup, they are/were depending when you’re reading this 40% off and also a free spring collection. I therefore thought I would go through what has been delivered to moi 🙂

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Here is my lovely box, it was rather large and here you can see what I got…. it was full of goodies and the purple bit was my surprise of the summer collection.

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The first product I HAD to look at was the beautiful nail varnishes at £15 look how many you get and the gorgeous colours, I cannot wait to try them! By the way its really dusty its not my phone, they stupidly package the box with this weird cardboard cross cut out which is ridiculous.

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I already have the purple/red beauty book and I love it, I spoke about it in a previous job but these are beautiful colours and again I cant wait to use them especially for day to day use – it of course comes with a “how to guide” on the flip side.

PicMonkey CollagedsThis is one of my “free” products, I am not too sure at the moment about this one as I have never used a product like it. It is a lip defining product and shapes as well, it is in a rose tiny so we shall see as I am not used to the paler colours.

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Every day essential.

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A tinted moisturiser, my skin at the moment is bad…… I mean bad…… so I am hoping with a bit of moisture in my product it will help the skin along too!

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Another free product, never thought of putting silver/grey primer eyeshadow together, but when applied to the skin it comes across as a more pearl and a white shimmer.

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You know what I thought I am gonna try a glossy lip gloss and it is a lovely tint, smells nice and not too gloopy.

20140402_152314Look at these lovely shades!!!!!!! I will look into these further in a future post.

20140402_152242Another free product!!! This is really light to the touch, its so weird to touch though a kinda cream and powder combined but its nice to apply – not too pigmented.

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Hmm I thought I would give a HD Blush a go, I have got the wrong shade………. haha its so bright for me, so I am going to have to work around it – there are always ways.

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Essential.

20140402_152156Quick post 🙂 Have a good day xo

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