Halloween Makeup Tutorial

I’m not really one to celebrate Halloween but this year I wanted to create a cat inspired makeup look! I didn’t want the look to be difficult to achieve and I had a couple of ideas in mind to get the look I wanted: smokey eyes and a berry lip. Let’s jump right in!

Products Used:

Face

1. Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101 Ivory Beige – This foundation is my favourite when I want more of a matte finish. It doesn’t have SPF so I also knew it would look nice in pictures. This foundation has good coverage, for this look I applied two light layers and blended them out using my Expert Face Brush from Real Techniques.

2. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair – This is my holy grail concealer and it blends so nicely with the Max Factor foundation.

3. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW10 – I applied a smidge of this on top of the Collection to further eliminate redness and to even out my skin tone.

4. Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder – I wanted my skin to look more on the matte side so I applied this to the tops of my cheeks, my forehead and my nose and chin, basically any area that gets shiny.

Eyes

5. Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 002 Hazel – I am still using this to fill in my brows. Enough said.

6. Maybelline ‘The Nudes’ Palette & Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 – I used a combination of shadows from both of these palettes. I started with two matte base shades from The Nudes before using a dark, plum shade through the crease from the Iconic 2. I then applied a darker shimmery brown from The Nudes on the centre of the eyelid and finished with a dab of shimmer from two shades in the Makeup Revolution palette. I also applied a little bit of the brown shade from The Nudes under my lower eyelashes to complete the look.

I have included a diagram and marked which shades I used on both palettes with a diamond.

7. Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara – Another of my holy grail products! This mascara lengthens and adds volume to my lashes which I love. The lashes look beautiful and fluttery and compliments the eyeshadow shades well.

Lips

8. Rimmel 107 – This is one of my favourite lip colours and I instantly knew it would be perfect for this look! The berry shade looks stunning with smokey eyes.

The Finished Look:

(I know the whiskers aren’t straight and nose shape isn’t perfect but I still had fun creating this look!)


Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? What do you think of my cat makeup?

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Special Announcement!

I have been waiting for the opportunity to run another blog giveaway after the reception I got to my first giveaway in 2016. I ran that giveaway to celebrate two years of blogging. I want giveaways to be special and I have been planning my next one ever since.

A few months ago I noticed I was getting close to 1,000 followers on my blog and thought that would be a perfect chance for a giveaway. I am also extremely close to 300 followers on Instagram and since ‘3’ is my favourite number I wanted to combine celebrations.

THERE ISN’T A GIVEAWAY YET, but there will be as soon as I reach 1,000 blog followers and 300 Instagram followers! This giveaway will be better than my previous one (not that I want to take anything away from that) as I know how to run giveaways now and have been thinking carefully about how it will operate. The giveaway will be International and I can’t wait to reveal more!

What are you waiting for, get following!


NB: If I reach 1,000 and 300 followers in December I will be running the giveaway in the new year (January 2018). There are mailing cutoff dates around December and the busy Christmas period so the package needs to be mailed before a certain date. I wouldn’t want the items to get lost.

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10 Things That Annoy Me

I’ve mentioned plenty of times that I like my blog to be a positive space but you can’t help but feel like a good moan sometimes. Once it’s out of your system you feel a whole lot better and it helps to share and talk about what’s on your mind. Read on if you want to learn what really ticks me off!

1. Internet Outages – It’s ironic that as I’m writing this post there is an internet outage in my region. Not having internet is not what annoys me but the fact that these days everything relies so much on digital technology and when you don’t have it everything is harder. Businesses aren’t able to go about their daily routines, people who work from home may not be able to work and job seekers can’t search for jobs and apply for them. Unless you have mobile data you often don’t know there is an outage because a connection is required to view your internet provider’s website. When the outage is fixed, I’m guessing customers aren’t compensated either.

2. Queue Jumpers – I can’t count the number of times I have been cut in front of in a queue and the majority of times it’s been by people older than me. I’ve been standing in the supermarket and had shoppers nudge their way past. Another time I was waiting in line to purchase some bakery goods and a lady off to the side (who arrived after me) was served first.

3. Texting While Driving – Mobile phones should be nowhere near the driver’s hands when they are in control of a vehicle. The amount of times I see people texting on their phones at traffic lights or talking on their phones while driving is shocking! Not only are they risking their own safety but the safety of other road users.

4. Treatment of Smokers vs. Drinkers – I don’t smoke and I never have but I hate how judgemental people are of those who smoke compared to those who drink. Smoking is definitely not seen as ‘cool’ but people shouldn’t be made to feel guilty because they choose to do it. The smell isn’t pleasant but lots of people smoke outside or out of sight of other people. Smoking is highly addictive but you don’t hear of people getting arrested for smoking cigarettes then hopping in a car and causing a crash. The effects of cigarettes are self inflicted where as alcohol has the potential to affect everyone the person drinking comes in contact with. Alcohol is allowed to be advertised (which I don’t agree with) and the price never seems to increase as regular as the price of cigarettes does. I’m not saying one is better and one is worse as I have opinions and experiences relating to both sides of the spectrum but people shouldn’t be shamed if they smoke or drink or don’t do either.

5. People Parking In Disability Spaces Without Permits – People who are capable of walking longer distances and are fit and healthy should be mindful of those that rely on parking in these spaces. I wish there was more patrolling in place to prevent this happening, people might start taking notice and looking for other parking spaces.

6. Spelling Errors – I’m not saying this because I was in a spelling bee and expect every single word to be spelt perfectly and not have a letter out of place. When words are spelt correctly, it looks more professional and it makes everything easier to read. It’s not hard to run spell check or Google how a word is spelt if you’re not sure.

7. The Price of Food At the Cinema – I have been to the cinema twice in 2017 so far and I’m appalled at how expensive snack foods are. I know they have to make a profit but surely some of that cost could be added to the ticket price and taken off food to make it more affordable. I don’t buy food at the cinema but I remember when I was a child you were allowed to take your own snacks, you didn’t have to buy food there.

8. Not Acknowledging Someone If They Say Hello – Working in customer service it’s seen as part and the parcel of the job to greet people. A smile, nod, wave or simple “hello” is enough. To snub the person who greets you is rude. Even if I’m having a bad day I will still be polite because I’ve been snubbed before and people are only trying to do their job.

9. Getting Called Chantelle – This is probably my biggest annoyance on the list! Chanelle doesn’t sound like Chantelle phonetically, SHAN vs. SHON. I never get SHANtelle either, it’s always that SHON sound. I find it less insulting when people spell my name wrong.

10. The Samsung and Apple Battle – There are people who sit firmly in each camp and most people have their preference but I find it petty when people argue which is better and say the other brand is stupid. I’m an Apple girl phone wise but have a Windows PC and have owned a MacBook in the past. I personally enjoy Apple and find it easy to use, the Android system looks a little confusing but that’s because I’m used to Apple and I’m sure people who use Android think Apple is confusing. Brand is not all there is to consider when buying a product.


I want to know, what annoys you?

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Would You Rather?

I first came across this tag on Angela’s blog and commented saying how fun these questions seemed to answer. Angela is a fellow New Zealand blogger and her writing style is quirky and unique. She’s branched out into videos which I also enjoy watching. Things have felt serious lately (not blog wise) and I wanted some light hearted amusement. If you want to do this tag, feel free to leave a link in the comments so we can all see your answers!

Would you rather…

1. Pick the year your die or pick the way you die?

The way I die. I’d pick something peaceful and painless. I wouldn’t like to know when I’d die because there would be no spontaneity and I would anticipate when it would happen which, ironically, would stop me living life.

2. Have a sport stadium named after you or have a university named after you?

I’m not very sporty so university!

3. Have free Apple products forever or have free Wi-Fi wherever you go?

Free Wi-Fi, the money I would save on mobile data and internet could pay for the Apple products.

4. Fulfill your biggest wish or resolve your biggest regret?

I don’t think there’s anything major I regret so fulfill my biggest wish. I don’t know what the wish would be though.

5. Have your own private island or have your own private jet?

Private island. It would be nice to have somewhere to get away and relax and I could let close friends and family visit for free too so I wouldn’t get lonely.

6. Be able to read minds or be able to travel at light speed?

Travel at light speed, it would save so much time sitting in traffic. I’d hate to know what everyone else is thinking all the time. There are circumstances it would be useful but it could also cause a lot of pain.

7. Have $1 million in Amazon gift cards or have $100,000 in real money?

$100,000 in real money. I’m a saver and don’t shop much on Amazon anyway.

8. Be best friends forever with your favourite celebrity or date your celebrity crush for only 2 years?

Be best friends with my favourite celebrity.

9. Have free gas for 25 years or have your dream car?

Free gas for 25 years. Similar to question three, with all the money I’d save on gas I could buy my dream car.

10. Be a ninja or be a pirate?

Ninja. I don’t want to get seasick.

11. Continue on with your life or restart your life?

Continue on. My life wouldn’t be how it is now and I wouldn’t be the person I am if I hadn’t gone through what I’ve experienced. Life isn’t about being perfect, it’s about making the best of what you’ve got.

12. Live the life of fame and wealth or live in Harry Potter’s world?

Harry Potter’s world. I look a bit like Hermione/Ginny already!

13. Have the ability to read minds or have the ability to see the future?

See into the future but only for good and when required. I wouldn’t look into the future all the time, only if I had to make a big decision and needed confirmation I was making the right choice.


Do you agree with my answers?

Hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading!

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My Recent Purchases

I thought it would be fun to do a haul post and show you what I’ve bought recently. I haven’t done a haul post for a while and they are some of my favourites to read and write! I tend to go through phases where I’m good and don’t buy anything for ages then end up buying in a cluster. I’ve got music, makeup and beauty bits to share. Enjoy!

 

1. Shania Twain – Now (Life’s About To Get Good Package)

Shania has been one of my favourite artists since childhood. Now is Shania’s first studio album in 15 years and to celebrate I ordered one of the special packages available on her website. I chose the Life’s About To Get Good package which contains the deluxe version of Now, t-shirt, journal and pen, poster and a patch set. I love band t-shirts, I always feel inspired when I wear them and I love sharing my musical tastes.

2. Steps – Tears On the Dancefloor (Signed “Lisa” Edition)

Steps released their first album of new material in April 2017 and I have had it on repeat ever since! A Twitter friend has planned to get me a signed copy of the album and post it over. The album is getting a re-release with extra tracks in October and the band are releasing covers signed by each individual member. Lisa has always been my favourite so I ordered a copy signed by her.

3. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW10

Whilst I do love Collection’s Lasting Perfection concealer I’ve wanted to branch out and try this concealer from MAC for a little while. All I’ve ever tried from MAC previously are their lipsticks and if the rest of their makeup is as good it’s money well spent. I went in store to get colour matched and it was between W10 and NW10. I went with NW10 as it blended into my skin quicker and I am starting to think my skin tone has neutral tones to it. I hope this lives up to Collection!

4. Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara

This is my holy grail mascara! I love the volume and length it gives my lashes and how beautiful and fluttery they look. I like the size of the brush, it’s not overly big but still gets into the corners and coats those lashes too. Bristles rather than a silicone wand work well for me and are my preference when buying mascaras. I normally buy this mascara in Extreme Black but the store I was in only had Black.

5. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter 50ml

Strawberry is the range from The Body Shop I have tried the most from. It’s a popular line and I’ve heard good things about this body butter – I hadn’t tried it but I always wanted to. The 50ml travel sizes are cheaper compared to a couple of years ago and I love being able to take one to my boyfriend’s. I’ve got a few uses of my Shea one left but I will be starting this straight after.

6. The Body Shop Moringa EDT 30ml

I am extremely close to finishing up my Strawberry EDT and wanted to pick up a back up. I also like to take these when I stay with my boyfriend as the bottles are travel friendly and fit perfectly in my handbag. I wanted something spring-y and the floral Moringa scent hit the spot. The floral scent is light and feminine.

7. Juicy Couture – Juicy Couture 100ml

This fragrance is the original one by Juicy Couture and was first introduced in 2006. Out of the three Juicy Couture perfumes I purchased this is the strongest and the least sweet. I hadn’t smelt this scent prior to buying it and when I first sprayed the perfume I found it very strong. I did do the first spray on my wrist and it does smell better on the neck. It’s different to my other perfumes and I like that. Viva la Juicy is still my favourite but Juicy Couture is a nice everyday perfume if you’re wanting one that lasts and something bold.

“Juicy Couture begins with sweet fruit notes of watermelon, mandarin, and passion fruit over a floral bouquet of gardenia, hyacinth, marigold, lily, and tuberose. Juicy Couture finishes on warm, sweet base notes of caramel, crème brulee, vanilla, patchouli and woods.”

8. Juicy Couture – Viva la Juicy 100ml

I purchased my first bottle of Viva la Juicy in 2015. I was nearly out and wanted to repurchase so I hopped online to see where I could find the perfume for a good price. I discovered I could get three 100ml perfumes for the price of one 100ml Viva la Juicy in store! I class Viva la Juicy as my signature scent, I love wearing it and it is my favourite perfume. It is the only fragrance I’ve ever repurchased which says a lot.

“Viva la Juicy opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin. The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base notes await us with a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.”

9. Juicy Couture – I Love Juicy Couture 100ml

I purchased this bottle of perfume after Rachael mentioned it in the comments of my Fragrance Collection post. This perfume is quite a recent addition to the Juicy line, released in 2016. I tested this in store before I made the perfume order and instantly loved it. It’s a little lighter than the previous two but it’s lovely and fresh and will be nice for spring/summer. The bottle is stunning, especially the leopard printed glass. I’m very thankful to Rachael for letting me know about this!

“This fruity and vanilla oriental scent will have every Juicy Couture girl radiating confidence. The fragrance opens with an irresistible combination of taffy apple, lively red currant and sparkling mandarin. The heart is bright with beautiful jasmine petals and pink honeysuckle. It finishes with smooth, addictive notes of patchouli and captive musks.”

All three perfumes contain some of the same notes but they all smell different. The quality and lasting power of each is spectacular!


What was the last thing you purchased?

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Gratitude Journal: September

gratitude
/ noun
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.


Health was at the centre of most days in September. I didn’t feel the best but I am on the mend slowly – I explained more in my September Favourites. (Please read if you haven’t already). There were also two big events in September, it was my boyfriend’s birthday and my aunt had a heart operation after getting put off and cancelled numerous times. I’m proud I was there for her and I know she is grateful.

Here’s what made me smile in September:

September 1: So nice to see my old work mates.

September 2: Bakery treats.

September 3: Waking up to weekend cuddles.

September 4: Good hair day.

September 5: There’s no place like home!

September 6: Relaxing afternoon in bed reading.

September 7: Brainstorming session for the blog.

September 8: First coffee in a little while. 

September 9: Navy blue fluffy jumper loving. (The one featured in my September Favourites).

September 10: Trip to the cinema to see IT.

September 11: My favourite BBQ Rodeo burgers from Burger King for lunch.

September 12: Chatty phone call with my brother.

September 13: First time wearing a bold lip at my new job.

September 14: Nachos for dinner.

September 15: The sun was out in full force.

September 16: Treated myself to Dominos after work.

September 17: I love my boyfriend SO MUCH! (Soppy highlight).

September 18: Painting my nails is one of my favourite things.

September 19: Afternoon mocha  ☕️

September 20: When you’re not well it’s important to take time out for yourself.

September 21: Blew up 25+ balloons. It’s not the blowing but the tying that’s hard work!

September 22: Berry lip day.

September 23: Boyfriend’s birthday celebrations.

September 24: Chilled Sunday complete with nap.

September 25: First day at work after completing training. 

September 26: Wore a new Juicy Couture perfume for the first time.

September 27: Blue lipstick day.

September 28: Spent the morning shopping.

September 29: Shania Twain album day!

September 30: People who compliment your perfume are the nicest!


What were you grateful for in September?

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1000 Followers Mac Giveaway!

I’ve nearly reached 1000 followers!What?!

Even when I first started this blog I never imagined anyone would even read it, let alone would I be at 850+ followers! Not only that but my Instagram is also starting to reach the better side of 500, so I said to myself after I got to 500 followers that if I ever even got near to 1000 followers, then I would do another giveaway just to show my appreciation and say thank you! I have thought long and hard about what I can give away, I have been saving up my little pennies and trying to think of something that hopefully won’t be out of stock when I come to purchasing them!Here’s hoping haha!

So, what is up for grabs?

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September Favourites 2017

September is the first month into my library job and work wise I’ve been less stressed and happier. Health wise I have been sick all month. I have always had trouble with my nose and my sinuses have been giving me grief. I got antibiotics but after I finished them the problem came back so I tried a sinus rinse which has been helping a lot. As a result of being sick I have felt lethargic and haven’t felt like doing much. Fingers crossed I’m better soon!

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. Shane Filan – Love Always – I have mentioned Shane Filan a number of times on the blog. He has one of the best voices and is one of my favourites to listen to. He released his third studio album, Love Always, in August and I have had it on repeat the past couple of weeks. My signed copy arrived a fortnight ago and the album is better than I thought it would be. The majority of songs are covers of famous love songs and I was in two minds about buying the album originally as I’m not the biggest fan of cover albums but Shane puts his own spin on each track and the album is cohesive. Standout Tracks: Don’t Dream It’s Over, Beautiful In White, Completely, Unbreakable and I Can’t Make You Love Me.

2. Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Butter – Being sick my lips have been cracked and dry and this has been my saviour! I bought this lip butter last year and it is perfect when my lips need extra care. It smells like chocolate and smells very similar to my Cocoa Butter body butter from The Body Shop. The little pot is the cutest!

3. Navy Blue Fluffy Jumper – This is my favourite cosy jumper and I seem to have worn it a lot this month. The jumper is very warm and I love the colour, it goes so well with my hair. I wear this jumper casually and to work and it always gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling when I do.

4. Revlon – Beginner’s Luck – I had a makeup declutter and almost gave this nail polish away. I had a pile of shades I wasn’t sure about and swatched them on paper. I wasn’t convinced enough to give this shade away and couldn’t wait to try it on again. I am glad I kept it. It is a subtle, shimmery shade that is great for everyday and the formula is dreamy.

5. Reading – At the start of the month I mentioned I would be starting a new blogging series: What I’ve Been Reading. Working at the library it only seems appropriate I make an active effort to read more and I’m slowly working through a small pile of books. I have been pretty busy this month and haven’t had much time to read but I have been enjoying the moments I have been able to. I love getting lost in a good story. Sadly, I haven’t been hitting my one book a week quota so far.

September’s Spotify Playlist:


What were your favourite things in September?

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Boyfriend’s Birthday Surprise!

This past weekend it was my boyfriend’s 25th birthday! I was super excited to celebrate and spend the entire day with him. I had plans for his birthday for a long time (that he didn’t know about) and I finally got to put them in place. A few times I mentioned a secret project on the blog and his birthday surprise was it. As he was turning 25 the first idea that came to mind was to give him 25 presents. I combined sentimental handmade gifts, with humorous ones as well as some of his favourite sweet treats. The gifts are unique and not what you’d automatically think to buy. I had so much fun buying all of these gifts and putting everything together and I wanted to share how things turned out!

Each present was numbered from 1 – 25 and given a sticker. There was no particular order apart from a few presents; #1 was a birthday card and #25 was a list of ’25 Reasons You’re Amazing’.

I blew up 25 silver balloons and tied them into bunches of 5. They were present #2.

Most of the presents are in this collage. The consumable presents hadn’t been purchased yet. They included Skittles, chocolate and fizzy drink.

All wrapped and boxed up!

I wrote a list of reasons why I chose each present which was the final thing I gifted to my boyfriend after he opened the presents.

The presents all unwrapped and my boyfriend opening a gift from his parents.

My outfit and makeup of the day.

Outfit Details:

  • Jacket – Postie
  • Top – Glassons
  • Jeans – Dannii For Target

Makeup Products Used:

  • Simple Radiance Brightening Moisturiser
  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 002 Hazel
  • Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101 Ivory Beige
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair
  • Maybelline ‘The Nudes’
  • Max Factor Excess Shimmer – Copper
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • MAC – Show Orchid

We went for an outing to Orakei Korako which is a geothermal area roughly an hour from where we live. There is a short boat ride which takes you to the guided path area where you can walk around the geysers and hot springs. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful. The temperature was warm without being too hot and it was also the first time I’d been on a boat. I only wish the boat ride had been longer.

After the trip we drove back and I had fish and chips for lunch – they were delicious! My boyfriend had Subway using the gift card I got him as one of his presents. After lunch I had a nap and we chilled for the rest of the evening.

It was such a lovely day and my boyfriend was very grateful for all the effort I had gone to to surprise him. I almost made him cry after reading the card and that was only present #1!


What did you buy your significant other for their last birthday?

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Makeup Declutter

I have been wanting to have a clear out of my makeup for a little while and I finally did so last week. I had been harbouring unnecessary products and everything was much neater afterwards. I didn’t get rid of too many products and had a fair idea of what to cull before I started. As you will see I decided to sell some items that had barely been used and give a few bits to my mum.

Let’s get started!

Face

1. Chi Chi Real Minerals Bronzer – MUM

I got this bronzer years ago when I first started getting into makeup. I’ve never really used it as I don’t find it shows up on me at all. The product looks pretty in the pan and that’s really the only good thing I have to say. I don’t know even know the product performs, I received it as a present and it was just sitting in my drawer. I think I held onto it for so long due to sentimental reasons, it’s time to let go.

2. Australis Mousse – Buff Beige – MUM

I used to use mousse makeup before I started wearing liquid foundation. After I bought my first bottle of Rimmel’s Match Perfection I never looked back and this got pushed to the side. My mum has also used this product – albeit in a different shade – and offered to take it off my hands.

3. Australis Concealer – Light – BIN

Stick concealer is what teenage Chanelle used. I had a stick concealer I absolutely adored (unfortunately the brand name faded so I never knew what it was to repurchase) and when that ran out this was the closest shade to my skin tone I found. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as creamy and I soon ventured into liquid concealer which I have used ever since. This concealer didn’t conceal or cover up redness, a regrettable purchase.

4. Rimmel Good To Glow Liquid Highlighter in 003 Soho Glow – SELL

My first foray into liquid highlighter. I purchased this on ASOS in 2016 to get my purchase over the threshold to qualify for free shipping. I like the idea of the product and the shade itself is nice but I don’t find myself wanting to use it. I’ve only used it a handful of times in the past year and would rather see it go to a worthy home to someone who wants to use it.

Eyes

5. LA Colors Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pool Party – SELL

Last year I was on the hunt for a blue eyeshadow and picked up this pencil for a couple of dollars. I’ve used the product once and found a similar colour in powder form in a palette and tend to go for that instead. This is in near new condition so it is good enough to sell. It could also double as an eyeliner.

6. Thin Lizzy Liquid Precision Eyeliner – SELL

I cannot apply eyeliner and I don’t wear it. To my knowledge I have never worn or tried this product. Straight to the sell pile!

7. Maybelline Colour Tattoos in Barely Branded & Inked In Pink – BIN

In my opinion the Colour Tattoos are over hyped and not worth buying. I was so excited to wear these two gorgeous shimmer shades but they felt and looked dry in the pot and weren’t easy to apply. They dragged across the eyelid and don’t apply precisely. The only good thing about these is they do stay in place and don’t budge. I was really disappointed.

8. Revlon Diamond Lust Eyeshadows in Plum Galaxy & Neptune Star – MUM

I picked these up for a couple of dollars each but rarely reach for them. Plum Galaxy was used a few times to create a smoky purple eye look with Max Factor’s Pink Opal but the blue is not very pigmented at all. These look pretty in the pan but don’t perform that well. They are ok for the couple of dollars I paid but nothing special.

9. W7 In the Nude Palette – BIN

One of the worst products I have ever bought. I know dupe products won’t match the quality and standard of the original but this was terrible. The shades were all so dry and didn’t apply well. I hated using this palette and was actually happy to throw it in the bin.

Lips

10. Avon Glazewear – Celebrity Plum – BIN

My mum gave me this years ago and I used to love it! I only threw it away because of its age. It was a lovely purple gloss with a slight hint of neutral colour.

11. Rimmel Apocolips Lip Lacquer in 102 Nova – SELL

I bought three of these lip lacquers at the beginning of 2016 and decided to keep the two brown/nude shades and sell the pink. It’s a very warm pink and one I don’t find looks that great on me. I have plenty of other pink shades to keep me going!

12. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Buenos Aires – BIN

I had heard so many great things about NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams but this shade was a poor choice on my part. Buenos Aires is a light peach/coral that is very patchy to apply. This colour wasn’t flattering on me at all and I can’t think of any skin tone it would be flattering on. This experience has put me off trying other shades of soft matte lip cream and NYX products in general.

13. BYS Pretty Little Thing – BIN

Why wasn’t there someone who told Chanelle not to buy coral lipsticks?! This shade looks so pretty in the bullet, it’s almost like NARS Orgasm in a lipstick but the shade isn’t for me and I only wore it once or twice. The formula wasn’t great either which is odd because this brand also makes my favourite ever lipstick which has such a creamy, pigmented formula.

14. LA Colors Glossin Go in Sherbert – BIN

A friend gave me this lipgloss as a birthday present a few years back and I used to wear it a lot! It smelt like vanilla which is one of my favourite scents and the shade was a lovely neutral colour that went with everything. Much like Celebrity Plum, I’m throwing this away because of age not because I don’t like it anymore.

Nails

15. Essie Chillato – SELL

I think I first heard this polish mentioned in a Lily Pebbles video. The first (and only) time I wore it I knew it was too pale for me. The shade itself is gorgeous, I just think it would be better suited to those with warmer, darker skin tones than mine. This isn’t very old so it’s still good enough to sell.

16. OPI – Pink Yet Lavendar – BIN

This used to be my favourite nail polish but sadly it has dried up and can’t be applied anymore. I loved the pink glitter and how subtle and lovely this looked on the nails. Compared to other glitter polishes this wasn’t too difficult to remove either. Maybe I’ll see if this is still around and repurchase.

17. Revlon Red – SELL

There is nothing wrong with this shade. A good red polish is classic and the reason I’m selling is because I have another Revlon polish in a similar shade and don’t need both.

18. Klean Color – Love Madness – BIN

I only used this a handful of times and didn’t enjoy it. It didn’t coat the nails with glitter very well and didn’t fare much better as a top coat over other polishes.


Have you had a makeup clear out lately? Did you throw anything away or pass on products to someone who might use them?

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