Yves Saint Laurent | Devoted to YSL Palette Parisienne

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Devoted to YSL Palette Parisienne is one of YSL duty free exclusives palettes, which I have been lusting after for a while. I think it is just an amazing little travel palette that has everything you need to do your makeup with. Including the palette pouch and brushes, it comes with eyeshadow brush (not pictured), blush brush, lip brush and mini Volume Effet Faux-Cils Shocking mascara (not pictured).

The Devoted to YSL Palette Parisienne has five Ombres 5 Lumieres Eye Shadows, three Rouges aLevres Pur Couture Lip Colours, a Golden Gloss Lip Gloss and a blusher. 

Ombres 5 Lumiere Eye Shadows are all very wearable shades from day to night looks.

Persian Blue looks a lot deeper in the palette but once swatched, it turns out to be a deep green that looks almost black with green shimmer. I don't find this shade to be as pigmented as I would like but it's great for building up colour for a more wearable look.

Cashmere Brown shade is definitely one of my favourite from this palette because I think that it is perfect for using across the lids for an everyday look. It turns out slightly on the golden brown side in the picture but I think that it is very easy to to apply because it's quite soft and blendable.

Beige Rosé, lightest shade is also very lovely. It's nice to use as a base or as a subtle highlight whether on the brow bone or the eyes's corner.

Taupe Nacré, looks fairly rose gold once swatched. It reminds me of some of the shades that I use in the Naked 3 palette. Truthfully, I don't really use this shade very often because whenever I want rosy looking look, I would just reach for my Naked 3.

Violet Aubergine, this shade is so beautiful once swatched but I always feel like I look like I've been punched in the face when I use this colour. Maybe, I just haven't found a way to apply it yet. Although, I am really going to try to make this work for autumn. I think it will work great for people lighter skin tone as a wash over the lid.

The blusher in this palette is also gorgeous, I don't really have anything other baby pink blusher so whenever I feel like having a little innocent look, I'd reach for this blusher. I love how this blusher has matte finish as well as I feel like I'm so over the sparkly cheeks. It doesn't last very though, so you might need to carry this palette around to touch up during the day.

This palette also comes with 3 shades of lipsticks and 1 gloss. So far I have only been using the nude shade (second from the right). I find that it wears well, not drying, doesn't settle onto the dry cracks but it also doesn't lasts very long (possible 2-3 hours). 

Here's a look I've created with this palette. Starting with a wash of Beige Rosé over the entire lid. Add Cashmere Brown below the crease and then blend it upwards. Apply Persian Blue along the lashes. Add some eyeliner and mascara and then you are done! 

Here's a look I created with products from this palette. Overall, I love this little palette because it does have that luxury feel to it and it doesn't make me feel special using it (that's the whole point of luxury brand, right?). Although, nothing in this palette really pops out and hit you in the face but I just adore how subtle everything looks. It has that demure classy thing going on that I have been enjoying on those that I want to make effort but don't want to look too done up at the same time. 

What do you guys think of this palette? Will you be checking it out?
What is your current favourite palette?

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Brighten Up Your Desk with Blaze On

Saturday, 18 October 2014
Blaze On

Blaze On was born in Thailand, just like me! It was something that caught my eyes at first because I am all about supporting my own country and businesses. Therefore, it is so good to hear that Blaze On also has an ethical policy, which means the business actually helps the local people too.  

Blaze On

I love how Blaze On fairy lights are handcrafted because I believe that Thai's handcrafted works are second to none. They are the most beautiful roses I have ever seen and they are a lot more durable that I anticipated too! The one that was sent to me was called Rose Buds, they comes in quite a few colours such as Deep Red, Natural Cream, Rainbow Colours and many more. These Rose Buds are made from Thai Rubber Leaf which to tell you the truth, I have been wanting to own something like this since I was a kid because I just like the delicate look of the skeleton leaf.

Other fairy lights are made out of natural and ethically sourced materials such as mulberry paper, silk cocoons, real rattan, wonderful wax and gypsum gems.

Blaze On

Blaze On uses LED that is specifically tuned to mimic the tones of traditional fairy lights but their lights give up to 100,000 hours of use and is energy efficient. It also has a one year electronic guarantee and UK technical support. I have been using the Blaze On fairy lights for a couple of weeks now and most times I do leave in on for several hours (just because they are so pretty) and I can assure you that these lights do not heat up, so I don't have to worry about the lights heating up, burning through the rubber leaves and burn my whole building down. So that is amazing!

The cable of these fairy lights are clear and strong which means that you use it to wrap around your bedpost or hanging down the door way or however your creative imagination takes you. I just like having mine bundled up into a bouquet (and pretend someone special has given it to me) because I have quite a tiny room without a lot of plugs, so they will just stay put on my desk.

The Fairy Light was provided for me free of charge by Blaze On but the opinions expressed on this review are my own.

Blaze On Rose Buds Fairy Lights in Deep Red - £28.50*

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Life | A Little Catch Up

Saturday, 11 October 2014
At the Goose Fair in Nottingham

It appears to be that I have somewhat fallen off of the blogging world. I have been struggling to blog for the past few months as you can see from my sporadic postings. There are many factors as to why I haven't been posting much and I am very trying to get back into it again because I do love and enjoy blogging a lot!

So, what have I been up to since the last post? Actually, at first I was going to take a week off to pack my belongings to move back to university but that week had managed to turn into nearly a month of blogging break. 

I moved back to university and I got fairly ill in the first week than I just didn't do a lot with my life apart from staying in bed. However, before I got ill, I managed to joined several societies because I was starting to become very aware of my lack of social life. Glad to say that I actually do have a social life now. I've never knew that it was actually that easy to make friends by just simply talking to everyone. I don't know what I was so scared of. 

Being in my 4th and final year, the workload seems to just pile on, even though, I literally did nothing but work and read all day long. Plus, I now have 16 hours week contact hours (the most I have ever had since I've been to university) but I do find them enjoyable and a good distraction from my problems. I also really like how most of the lectures are trying very hard to remember my name now, which means no more skiving for me (not that I intend to do that this year, of course). 

So, these are what I have been up to in the past month; juggling friends, uni, workload and being ill. 
Hopefully, you all haven't forgotten about me and I am hoping to get a new post about my uni room tour up soon. 

Thank you for sticking by my blog.

What is your favourite thing about Autumn?

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