NARS SOFT TOUCH SHADOW PENCILS




TOP - IRAKLION BOTTOM - SKORPIOS


Usually I wander into TK Maxx only to find a multitude of bright green or purple Nars products that have been touched by every Tom, Dick or Harry that go into the store. I'm forever jealous of the people who manage to find some real gems that are A. unused and B. wearable, so I was quite surprised to say the least when I found these soft touch shadow pencils for only £5.99.


I picked up two shades - Iraklion; a soft metallic taupe and Skorpios; a rich metallic copper.  Both have the classic, sleek, black packaging Nars offer complete with a section on the end with the colour, so you know what it is without having to take the lid off. 



These pencils are extremely creamy and easy to blend, I draw all over the lid then blend it out using a synthetic brush. My only nag is that they stay kind of sticky, so they need to be set using a powder shadow if you're not a fan of that feeling. However, the tackiness doesn't have any effect on the longevity - they last a good 5 hours without a primer before they begin to settle into the crease.



After a quick browse of the Nars website, I have discovered these are actually apart of their current line and are still available to buy full price - £18.50. So if you happen to come across them in a TK Maxx for £5.99 - SNAP THEM UP!




Olivia | Deliciously-Floral


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LUSH SPARKLY PUMPKIN




There are three things I've missed like crazy since being at uni 1. My wonderful Mother, 2. Hot, home cooked food and 3. Baths. When your course involves about 11 and a half hours of physical exercise a week, you crave nothing more than a nice long soak in a bath - a shower that piddles water out just doesn't quite cut the mustard.

I knew the minute I got back I was going to march straight into a lush store and pick up some bath bombs and basically just sit in the bath for a week. 

As soon as I saw the Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar it went straight in my basket, not only does it look super cute it smells divine with a beautiful citrus scent, with a blend of Juniper berry, lime and grapefruit oil. You simply break a bit off and crumble it under the tap to fill the bath with bubbles, I usually get about 2-3 uses out of these bars. 

You'll have to be quick if you want to try this one, as it's part of their limited edition halloween range.


What's your favourite Lush bath bomb?

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral



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LASHES FOR DAYS*



There's only one place I go when I need to stock up/bulk buy lashes and thats falseeyelashes.co.uk, so you can imagine my excitement when they contacted me asking me to review a few pairs from their Eylure range.

I am a false eyelash junkie, no glam look is complete without a pair. However, I'm quite fussy I don't have a lot of space between my lashes and my brows, so when it comes to false lashes I prefer something shorter that doesn't compromise on volume. 





First up, I have the 101's. These are specifically used to add volume and open the eye up, as they are much shorter in length than most lashes. Tick, tick and tick. I loved how these looked, really packing a punch in the volume department, I can imagine they would look insane with a smokey look. They do, however, have a slightly thicker lash band making it a little difficult to apply as they are much stiffer. You simply need to wrap them around a make-up brush for about a minute and then they mould against the lash line a little easier. 





Secondly, I have the 159's - these are more fluttery, with a mixture of longer and shorter lashes to add texture.  These are my favourite out of the two, they are more wearable with lighter looks and the thinner lash band makes them a breeze to apply. They add an insane amount of dimension to your look, drawing the attention straight to the eyes.

falseeyelashes.co.uk stock over 500 amazing lash brands including: Red Cherry, House of Lashes, Esqido and Ardell to name a few. The prices are much more affordable compared to Superdrug and Boots. Plus they offer free 1st class delivery! 

What are your favourite lashes?

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral



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*these lashes were kindly sent to me for review, however all opinions are my own.

JEFFREE STAR VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICK




I love the thought of liquid lipsticks, but not a massive fan of the ones I already own. I think they're great and all, but the lasting power isn't overly fab and the drying sensation is definitely not pleasant. 

However, Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks have been on my radar for a while now, but much like the Kylie Lip kits I refused to order anything that has a risk of customs charges - hell to the no. Thankfully, my favourite online beauty store beautybay.com now stock a selection of products and seeing as I was battling freshers flu, I treated myself to the shade Celebrity Skin. 

The shade is described as a soft brown nude, with peachy undertones. I find these colours so easy to throw on for every day and go with basically every look. The formula applies evenly and takes about a minute to fully dry down. It doesn't feel uncomfortable or overly drying, but it's definitely not weightless you can still tell you're wearing a liquid lipstick. Longevity is good, it does say avoid eating oily food as that can break down the product but through eating and drinking it manages to stick around pretty well. 

Like most Jeffree Star products, the packaging is bright pink with the iconic rose gold stars. I love the fact you can see the product in the tube but the colour is kept mostly to the lid, making it easy to pull out of your collection. The want is slightly different to anything I've used before, its cut like a lipstick bullet to essentially hug the lip giving an even application of pigment. It also clicks shut which is very satisfying, I know it's definitely fully done up and isn't going to dry out or leak everywhere.

My only nag is the scent. It's absolutely vile, I'm not even sure what it's meant to be, something sweet probably but all I can say is thank god the smell disappears when the product dries because its nasty. 
Have you tried any of Jeffree Star's products before?

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral


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SHADOW SWITCH* - THE DRY BRUSH CLEANER





I like to experiment a lot when it comes to my make-up, rarely do I wear the same eye shadow look 2 days in a row. Unfortunately it means my brushes get dirty so quickly and the long-winded process of cleaning my brushes never sounds appealing. So you can imagine my excitement when I was contacted about trying Shadow Switch.

Shadow Switch is a dry brush make-up cleaner, so unlike the conventional brush cleaner this contains no liquids and no foul fragrance. It's essentially a dry sponge in a pot that you swirl your brushes around in to remove powders (note: it doesn't work with cream products).

Of course this isn't a deep clean for your brushes by any means, it simply removes any previous eye shadow from the brush so you can go straight in with another shade. It's so convenient when you don't have time to fully wash your brushes but you want to play around with another shade without it getting residue from the previous shade.

It's also super affordable - £5.99 to be exact. When the sponge itself becomes dirty you can simply wash it with warm water and soap, leave it to dry and it's as good as new!

Beauty Essentials are a brand specialising in creative beauty tools such as Shadow Switch - which is already available now on Amazon, however they are soon rolling out some new innovative products in Sephora which is pretty exciting! Whilst amazon stocks the product with the old packaging it will soon be relaunched with the new packaging seen below.



(*PR Sample - all opinions are my own!)

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral


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