Tuesday 11 September 2018

Is this Urban Decay's BEST palette ever?

When I think of eyeshadow palettes I think of Urban Decay. The Naked palette was the first ever 'high end' make up product that I owned (and still own and use to this day.) I think that the Naked range is where my obsession with collecting eyeshadow palettes came from.

A lot of people collect lipsticks, they collect highlighters... I collect Eyeshadow Palettes and I live for it. Yes, I only have two eyes... yes, maybe I do always go for the same gold shades every day (I'm not ashamed) but there is something so beautiful about an untouched palette.

(How many times am I going to say the word palette in this blog post...) Anyway, swiftly moving on before I start getting proper emosh about pressed pigments.
Urban Decay - Born To Run palette. When I saw this on Instagram (months before it's release) I knew that I NEEDED this. The packaging is unlike any that I have seen on a palette and the colours are to die for.

If you take only one piece of information from my blog for the rest of time, believe me when I say this palette is SO WORTH THE MONEY!
First of all, the packaging is just amazing. It feels so sturdy, it's slightly heavy but I genuinely believe that this is ideal for travelling. Have you seen the size of this mirror!?!? Sometimes I just use this palette for the mirror alone when doing my make up, it really is amazing.

This palette has the perfect mix of matte and shimmer shades and again, going back to travelling with this, there are so many eye looks you can create with these colours/formulas that you really do only need to pack this one product with you. Gone are the days of packing 3/4 palettes because they have different shades in each one that you need.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love a gold eyeshadow look. My favourite combo is Riff, Blaze and Stranded. If I'm being completely honest... I love all the colours but thought I couldn't see myself wearing the blues and the pinks. That was until I swatched them...
Okay Urban decay... I see you. I SEE YOU. 

I would say, without a doubt, this is my favourite eyeshadow palette that Urban Decay have ever released. If you're unsure of which one to buy, I would certainly recommend this one.  Now I would like to try the whole 'Born To Run' collection pleaseeeeee. 

Have you tried any of the Born To Run collection? Which piece is your favourite?

 Lots of love.
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Saturday 6 January 2018

My 2017 Highlights and 2018 Goals

Now that's out of the way, how have you been? How was your 2017? It feels like it's been forever since I posted... It's only fitting that my first post of 2018 is about 2017... right? 

I met the Impractical Jokers
I started off the year travelling the country with Laura, seeing 3 Impractical Jokers shows. Now, I know that sounds crazy but when the tickets got released we got a bit 'booking happy' and after trying our hardest to get Meet and Greet, we finally succeeded. 
This was honestly the best way I could have started the year. I had waited months and months and it was SO worth the wait. 
I wrote a whole blog post about it (and i definitely don't randomly read it and look back at the photos.. not at all...) 

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Perfect Prints with Photowall

Have you ever taken a photo that has just captured a memory perfectly? A photo that makes you smile every time you look at it? 

One of my all time favourite memories is spending the day in Central Park with my boyfriend, Zach. The weather was beautiful (for an autumn November day!) and I couldn’t have been happier being in my favourite place in the world with my favourite person. 

Rather than just have the photo as my Facebook profile picture - the lovely people over at Photowall gave me the opportunity to have it printed onto a canvas (so that I can lay in bed staring up at it, not at all crying that I’m no longer in New York…) 

Photowall will print any photo you like… any size… in amazing quality on a Canvas!
(I must admit - I'm not very good with sizes and when this came... wow, it's huge! But it will look amazing in our bedroom when we 'eventually' move in together!)

If the idea of staring at a huge canvas of your face doesn’t appeal to you, they have categories that you can Search in and choose from a ‘ready made’ design! 
Just type in your favourite City, your favourite Animal, anything… they will most likely have a canvas available that you will fall in love with. 

I absolutely love the landscape designs and the nature shots are just beautiful!

The canvas was really easy to put together… (I say this, but my Mum’s partner actually put it together for me whilst I sat and ate biscuits.) 

The one thing I will say is that the communication from placing the order to the delivery of the order is brilliant. 
There is nothing worse than placing an order and there is an error (for instance, I didn’t put the correct sizing in) and having a company just leave it… or not reply for days. 
Photowall were super fast at responding and I had a way to track my parcel almost instantly. I knew exactly where it was and how long it would take to get to me. 
 A* delivery.

I know you’ve all just scrolled down to the bottom here to get your hands on a discount code - and I have one for you! 
20% off anything on the website! Use the code - pwkirstytttcampaign2017 
The code is valid until 13th January - plenty of time to get your Christmas presents bought... or just a New Year present for yourself!

Have you ever used PhotoWall before? I’d love to hear about your experiences! 

Lots of love.

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*Please Note: The canvas was provided free for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are my own.