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If you're a highstreet clothing brand and you don't have your own make up range then you're doing something wrong, apparently. Even Primark have massively upped their make up game and I spotted these highlighters on Instagram and knew I needed to try them.

I'm just going to put a disclaimer out there and say that unless you have a deeper skin tone or are very tanned, these shades are not going to suit you - trust me I tried Champagne with only a hint of tan and it looked like a stripe of shimmery colour rather than a highlight. If you're after a stunning gold highlight that goes with all skin tones try Mac Oh, Darling.

These highlighters are priced at £3 each - a complete steal! The packaging is cheap plastic but hey ho, it's primark you're not going to get hourglass packaging for less that a fiver now are you? The product itself however is bloody beautiful.

The formula is soft and smooth, an absolute dream to apply. It has a good amount of pigmentation with an excellent high shine finish - to blind everyyyboodddyy.

Rose Prosecco is a gorgeous rose gold, it looks great applied over blush as the pink tone is quite strong. Champagne is a true gold. Although without fake tan I can't wear it on my face, I love grabbing a fan brush and covering my limbs with the stunning golden glow for all the JLo vibes. 

Have you tried Primark make up?

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral

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I've said this before but I love supporting other Youtubers/Bloggers. In light of a certain article, I feel like it's more important than ever to support others in this community. There is no limit to how many people can blog it's not a bloody lift for crying out loud, the system isn't going to fall apart if more and more people find a passion in writing, photography, fashion etc. We should be celebrating not disheartening others. 

A youtuber who I have watched consistently since I started getting into youtube was Shannon Harris, better known as Shaaanxo. When she launched her collaboration with BH Cosmetics back in 2016 I wasn't aware of the brand BH Cosmetics nor was I aware of how easy it is to get a hold of on my favourite beauty website BeautyBay.com. However, over a year later, I've got my hands on it after it being 30% off and I am very happy I decided to purchase. 

The Shaaanxo palette is cased in cute pink cardboard packaging with magnetic closure. It is duel sided, one housing 9 lip colours and the other with 9 eye shadows that compliment each other beautifully. It's very neutral heavy, making it very wearable and accessible to all skin tones, eye colours and skill levels. 

The eye shadow side contains a:
- Matte Ivory
- Shimmery Champagne 
- Rose Shimmer
- Matte orange
- Warm Bronze
- Matte Red
- Taupe Shimmer
- A duo chrome brown/blue shimmer
- Charcoal with slight shimmer

Lip Colour side contains a:
- Peachy Pink
- Coral
- Tomato Red
- Mauve nude
- Lilac 
- Hot Pink
- Soft Nude
- Deep Red
- Dark Browny red

It has everything you need to create both day and night looks making it ideal for traveling - this is definitely coming to Greece with me!

The shadows are very pigmented, I love the creamy formula. To get the full effect, the shimmers are best applied with fingers in my opinion, although they can be built up with a brush.

The lip colours are what really surprised me about this palette. They are super pigmented with a formula similar to a Mac Creamsheen lipstick. Although they are not as convenient as a lipstick because you have to apply with a lip brush and can't throw it in your bag for touch ups throughout the day. But like I said for traveling, it's ideal. 

I adore this palette and for only £18 for 9 lip colours and 9 shadows, it's a complete steal. I would love to have seen Shannon branch out with colour a bit more because I associate her with more colourful and experimental looks, but I guess she wanted it to appeal to everyone. She has also recently created a look inspired by a cocktail using this palette and added her unique touch by using coloured eyeliner, so if you wanted to push the boat out but still use the shades try playing with eyeliner as well. 

What's your favourite youtuber/blogger + brand collaboration?

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral

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I love to treat myself. Like I'm the sort of person who when buying presents for other people, I have to buy one for myself too - any excuse to spend money really. So of course, making it to the end of my first year of university is a good enough excuse as any to go on a little spending spree...

I hopped on a train to Brighton on my own and ended up doing a lot of damage - but hey, I'm off to Greece in a few weeks and was in desperate need of some summer gear okay? The trip also included me finally adding to my 15 pan palette from Mac, the last shade I picked up was Amber Lights and that was nearly a year ago. 

I only intended on picking up one shade but ended walking out with two, naturally the ladies who work in mac are very persuasive. I actually wanted something a bit more 'out there' in terms of colour as I have a fairly neutral range of colours however I'm a creature of habit and never stray to far from the warm orangey hues. 

I ended picking up Antiqued - a rich, warm, smokey copper that looks insane with blue eyes and pairs beautifully with Texture in the crease and Swiss Chocolate smoked out into the outer corner -  two shades I already own. Then she used Nylon in my inner corner and I have no highlight shades in my palette so decided to buy this too. It's a super reflective, shimmery shade that I've used everyday since. 

I desperately want to pick up Copper Sparkle pigment next.

What are your favourite mac shadows?

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Preparing us for when the sun does decide to rear it's head Kiko have dropped a collection that you need to accompany you throughout the warmer days. Titled Tropic heat, everything from the shades through to the packaging, it transports you to all the exotic island vibes.

As much as I desperately wanted to purchase the entire collection, I stopped myself at just three; an eyeliner, a highlighter and a dewy stick - which I'm definitely very excited about.

The eye marker is bright blue (shade 03), which sounds pretty terrifying but worn alone for a subtle pop of colour or over the top of a warm browny/orange eyeshadow can look incredible. I've had a tonne of compliments when I've worn this. The fine felt tip nib makes drawing wings a piece of cake and formula is pretty long wearing, it's even survived full days of my weepy hooded eyes!

I wrote this post a while back and when I bought this liner, in the car on the way home, I said to my sisters I should have got the green one. So when I went in the other day I picked up the shade 02 - a mint pastel green and I love it!

Next up is a cream highlighter (shade 02),  this rose gold shimmer is housed in a glass pot with a white lid and feels very luxurious. The formula is hard to describe, it's bouncy, cooling and nothing like anything I've owned before. The finish is very subtle and definitely gives a fresh, dewy finish. It has larger flecks of golden glitter making this highlighter ideal for the evening.

The final product is the Dewy Stick, which I hopped straight onto my insta story to tell the world about because y'all need this in your life. It is a clear, scentless, multi-purpose balm that can be used on the cheekbones for that editorial dewy look, across the eyelids to for a on-trend glossy lid or across the lips of a transparent sheen. I love playing around with this to achieve different effects, let me know if you would like to see it in action by leaving me a comment on my latest youtube video.

Did you manage to pick anything up from the Tropic Heat collection?

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oh, darling.

Have you ever spotted something so beautiful in a shop that there was no way in hell you were walking out without it? this was one of those moments, sorry bank account but my face needs this.

I'm talking, of course, the newly added permanent member of the Mineralized Skin Finish range by Mac in the shade Oh, Darling. I've spoken about two other shades from this gorgeous range before - Beaming Blush and Soft Frost  so I already knew I was going to adore the everything about this.

Oh, Darling is a true gold shimmer that looks all kinds of sun kissed when swept across the top of the cheekbones and over any other highlight points of the face. This pairs beautifully with any bronze make up look and has got a tonne of wear out of it since I purchased it. 

It even looks stunning when I haven't fake tanned, initially I was concerned it was too warm for my pale complexion but that is not an issue. I also love sweeping this across my collar bones, shoulders and down the front of my legs so an all over goddess glow.

what's your favourite highlighter?

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral

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