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Saturday 24 February 2018

Morphe 15N Night Master Eyeshadow Palette

If there is one thing in life I cannot resist, its Morphe eyeshadow palettes. Seriously, they are just such good value for the large number of shades you get, and for the quality of them. My friend Beth gifted me this new one for my Birthday, which I was super excited to recieve. It's the 15N Night Master palette, which I believe was a limited edition for Christmas, recently made permanent (thank god!)

All of the shades are absolutely stunning, some are a little harder to get a good colour payoff (strangely the shimmers rather than the mattes), but below is a list of all the shades for you.

Custom (matte cool nude), Unique (light golden glitter), Selfie (matte terracotta), Talent (copper shimmer), Shook (matte burnt orangey brown), Va Va Voom (purpley brown), Illustrated (pale plum shimmer), Goals (matte russet brown), Editorial (matte bark brown), Creativity (darker peachy champagne), Scene (matte blackcurrant), Cliché (matte lighter purple), Excuse Me (darker purple sheen), Hello (matte mink), Craze (mauve taupe shimmer).

These swatches are of my absolute favourites from the palette, and definitely will be my most used. From left to right they are; Va Va Voom, Scene, Creativity, Cliché, and Shook. I'm not going to lie, the names of the shades in this palette are perhaps some of my favourite ever shadow names.

It's such a diverse palette, I've been using it for both day time looks and night time looks. The above is my day time look, which only used three shades, Custom, Selfie, and Shook

I cannot fault the blendability of these shadows, I never spend more than 2 minutes blending when I use these. The below look was my evening look, and I'm not going to lie, I used nearly every warm brown shade for this look, and put my Stila Magnificent Metals Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Jezebel on the inner 3/4 of my lid.

You can buy it here for £15, which is an absolute bargain considering the fact you get a massive mirror, the wonderful shade range, and the pigmentation - I really cannot fault it. 

I'd love to know if there are any other Morphe products that you recommend?! I've never tried anything other than eyeshadow, but I am super keen to!

Saturday 10 February 2018

Meeting strangers on the internet

Making new friends once you get a little older can be super hard, and I for one have found it challenging to meet new friends since I left University. When we are younger we are thrown into so many situations where we are forced to meet new people; school, clubs, University etc. Now that I have started my full time job, it is such a challenge to get out there and meet new people. Yes, you can meet friends when you start work, but sometimes you need people outside of work that you can spend time with.

A couple of weeks ago a lovely girl called Dom messaged me on Instagram and asked to meet up for a coffee, as she had been following me online for a while and was actually on a term abroad in London. At first, I was a little sceptical, as we are always force-fed this fear of stranger danger, and that we shouldn't meet up with random people from the internet. Who knows why this is still a thing, with the rise of internet dating and friendship apps - I can probably name at least 5 friends who are in relationships people they met on Tinder. Nonetheless, I agreed to meet up with Dom and I am so pleased that I did. Yes, it was a little daunting knowing that I was going to meet someone who I knew nothing about, aside from what I could see on her Instagram, but it was so worth it. I now feel like I have made a new friend, whom without the internet I definitely would never have met.

I am now so much more open to meeting friends online, and actually meeting up. For sure, I need to join some clubs and get some other hobbies so I can meet people in a more natural way, but the internet is definitely a good place to start in terms of meeting people with similar interests to you - especially if you are a blogger.

I am by no means saying that we should all encourage each other to meet up with strangers on the internet, please don't take this the wrong way, but if you, like me, are feeling a little trapped and just like you need to meet new people, it can be a great way. Just don't go agreeing to meet up with people in non-public areas, if you know nothing about them, then a disaster is waiting to happen. I'd love to know if you guys have a load of internet friends, let me know!

Sunday 4 February 2018

Late To The Party: Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette

No, no, I am under no illusion that I am about a year late to the party on this one, but I got this gorgeous palette for Christmas and what sort of blogger would I be if I didn't share with you all just how pigmented and buttery these shadows are ? (sorry, blogger cliche words were used on purpose in the writing of this review).

Firstly, can we all just take a moment for the shade range in this palette? It's not just got your gorgeous neutrals and your fiery red shades, but it also has some insane blues and greens. You really can do anything with this palette, and I have enjoyed using both the crazy colours and the more 'wearable' ones too. If you know me at all, you will know I am a sucker for a red toned eyeshadow, and the reds in this palette have not failed to impress me. Reds are some of those colours that are just impossible to get right in eyeshadows, but Jaclyn definitely managed to get these spot on. The colour payoff is amazing, and not to mention the shine on some of them, they are out of this world.

I've popped some swatches of my favourite colours from the palette down below for you, from left to right they are Hunts, Firework, Creamsicle, Royalty and Twerk. I kid you not guys, every shadow has the perfect amount of colour payoff and the shade range is just spot on. Jaclyn truly created a palette that is usable by everyone. 

For these pictures I used Hunts, Firework, Creamsicle and Jacz on my eyes, and it's by far my favourite look I have created with the palette.

I'm a huge fan of the Morphe palettes anyway, so I was under no impression that this palette wouldn't be amazing, but you know when everyone is hyping about a product and it makes you not want it - yes, that happened with this palette. But, nonetheless, I eventually got sucked in and ended up popping it on my Christmas list, and I am so bloody pleased that I did. It's truly my most reached for palette now, and it has replaced my beloved Morphe 35W.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the palette if you already have it! (and I am always all ears for new palette suggestions so please fire them at me)

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