I hope everyone has been having lovely Christmas days, enjoying copious amounts of food, family love and cheesy movies. I'm dropping in to share some Lime Crime velvetine swatches with you guys. I wrote about the velvetines earlier after ordering Pumpkin for myself and a couple of other colours for my friends (group orders are where it's at). We all loved the quality of our Lime Crime orders so much that a second (and when Black Friday came along, a third) order was only a matter of time.
I found it hard to find reliable colour swatches of some shades when contemplating which velvetines to get, so I figured more is more when it comes to swatches! My friends were nice enough to let me swatch their orders as well, so I've put together a big post featuring pictures of a range of Lime Crime velvetines in consistent light so you can compare and figure out whether these might suit you.
I plan to add to this post if we order more velvetines, but right now, it features Suedeberry, Trouble, Fetish, Cindy, Beet it, Wicked, Prairie, Saint, Rave, Red Velvet, Cupid and Squash.
If you know me, you know I have a neverending love for pink/red eye makeup. Blogger favourites like the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette, Kylie Burgundy palette, Violet Voss Holy Grail palette or the Lime Crime Venus palette are selling like hotcakes, and burgundy smokey eyes are raking in the likes on instagram. I already stocked up on a bunch of red/pink/gold eyeshadows earlier this year when I filled up a Z palette with Makeup Geek pans (ordered from Beauty Bay), so I never felt like one of those popular palettes would be a real addition to my already pretty huge stash.
If there is one blogger that knows her shit and doesn't just hype up every product they're being paid to promote, it's Stephanie Nicole. And even if you don't agree with what she says, her swatches of the palette compared to those of the Huda Rose Gold palette spoke volumes to me. Rarely had I seen eyeshadows swatch so opaquely in one swipe. The more I saw beauty lovers like my girl Natasja rave about Modern Renaissance, the more I realized that I might just need this palette in my life. I put myself on some waiting lists and then pounced on that shit when it came back in stock on Cultbeauty. About a week later, I opened the pink velvet box and fell in love.
I've been planning this review for a while now, but I wanted to play around enough with the palette to demonstrate its versatility. Enjoy!
The holiday parties are coming up, and if you're a makeup lover like me, you're probably already mentally preparing the perfect beauty looks to go with your festive outfits. I always pick comfort over style (which is why you so rarely see me in heels or skin tight anything), and if there's one tip I can give you for any party: make sure your hair and makeup looks great, and no one will care if your outfit is mega stylish or not. I mean, if your eyeliner is on fleek, you can probably get away with those comfy loose trousers that allow you to eat all the food without having to pop a button.
If you want to try something new this year, look no further than metallic lips. The metallic lip trend keeps picking up speed, and today I'll be talking about the NYX Cosmic Metal liquid lipstick, in the gorgeous rose gold Speed of Light shade. I'll never get tired of the rose gold trend, man, I don't care how basic that makes me.
Another day, another highlighter review! Today I will be talking about Urban Decay's Naked Illuminated Trio, which is part of their holiday collection. If you're still putting together your Christmas wishlist, and you're a makeup fan like I am, I suggest you read on for a very thorough review of this highlighter palette. Lots of pics ahead!
Hi there! Friyaaaaaay when I'm typing this, and the perfect moment to share a photo report of the lovely weekend my guy and I spent in Amsterdam. We were introduced to the new Kruidvat collection and enjoyed a relaxing stay at Element hotel Amsterdam. Oh, and of course I shopped a bit.
I've had a lovely weekend spending quality time with my guy and enjoying a quick visit to Amsterdam, which I will tell you more about soon. First, let's check out some eye (and cheek) candy! MAC was kind enough to send me two of their dazzleshadows, and two matte blushes.