Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Makeup Revolution London Salvation Palette

Hello everyone!

So today's post is on ANOTHER eyeshadow palette which i'm loving this season. I have actually had my hands on this for a few months but I think that now is the best time to share it with you guys because of Autumn. The shades are so beautiful for this time of the year and to be honest this palette contains neutral shades with the odd sparkly pink ones which is a bonus for myself!

So this is the Salvation Palette, also known as "What you waiting for", like literally, what are you waiting for, GO BUY THIS EYESHADOW PALETTE! I promise, no promo. 

You can purchase this palette for £7.99 here: click here.

In some stores such as Superdrug, i'm sure that you can purchase this for max £5.00, so before ordering on Ebay make sure to check your local store as that is where I purchased mine!

There are 18 shades included, which is so surprising for a palette of this size and the eyeshadows are of decent size and will last you long enough, i'm sure. The shades at the top of the palette (rows 1 and 2) are sparkly shades, the circular 3rd row are all plain colours, ideal for bases.

So this is the range of shades included in this flawless palette. Honestly, i'm so in love with the brown and beige shades within this palette; so perfect for this season don't you agree! The darker shades are also beautiful, the middle right is a dark green shade with glitter which is amazing for the crease, i'm so in loveee.

Top row: We Love You, Tick Tock, Can't Find The Brake
Second row: Now it's only me, Scary Conversation, Take A Chance
Bottom row: Your capable, Super Hot Female, Million Dollar Contract

Top row: Moving Car, Do It Alone, Sex Chromosome
Second row: Shut my eyes, Stupid H..., Life Is Short
Bottom row: Hot Track, Brand New Fans, Wicked Style

I think all the shades are named so creatively I actually love the names of them! Overall I would have to say that the 'Take A Chance' and 'Tick Tock' are my favourites in this palette. I can't wait to use this palette more often and share some of my eyeshadow looks on my Instagram @emilyelizacarter . 

Thanks so much for reading, let me know your thoughts on this palette and if your liking these makeup reviews!

Lots of love,

Em XxX

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum

So i'm pretty sure that you have all heard of the designer brand Gucci. Gucci sell literally everything fashionable and in season; whether that's fragrances or handbags and outfits. They also cater for both women and men. This is my first purchase from Gucci, as i'm sure you know, they are pricey and one of the upper end stores.

I actually came across this perfume on my flight home from Zante and I was so indecisive whether to purchase this 30ml perfume or five mini perfume. I decided that I would most likely loose the smaller bottles so I opted for this Bamboo perfume which I must say, I adore!

I also love how the packaging is designed. Do you ever just look at the packaging of something and really like/dislike it even more because packaging always plays a part when i'm buying something! Probably just me but I love good packaging. 

Purchase Here at Boots: Gucci Bamboo for £44.00 

I personally think the bottle is gorgeous as well as simple. You get 30ml which lasts me a VERY long time considering my massive perfume collection which you can look at on a previous blog post by clicking here

The scent is fairly strong but it is still so feminine and graceful. This is one of Gucci's most recognisable scents according to many reviews and it stands for today's multi-faceted woman. I researched about this perfume and I also found out that it represents the modern women's characteristics which are named as: strength and confident with her inner femininity and sensual side. This scent is a representation of her character. 

Like the described personality, which clearly was inspiration to create this certain scent, this perfume is soft as well as intense. I love the uniqueity of this perfume and i'm in love with the ideas behind the creation of it. The scents included are: Deep Sandalwood, heady Tahitian Vanilla and unique grey Amber accords strike a complementary contrast with the inherent femininity found in exotic floral notes of sensual Casablanca Lily, feminine Orange Blossom and delicate Ylang Ylang.

This has to be one of my favourite perfume purchases and i'm so glad that I purchased this. 

Lots of love, Em X

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

W7 In The Nude Palette


So i've owned this palette for about 8 months now and I have to say it's own of my most reached for palettes. Many of you may recognise it as being an obvious dupe to the Naked 3 palette which looks extremely similar. However this is not a comparison post, purely because I don't own the Naked 3 palette.

So this is the packaging of the palette. I've read a few reviews which say that the lid has fallen off easily which hasn't happened on this one despite the amount of times i've dropped it so i'd say it wears well. However, on my In The Buff palette by W7, the lid has fallen off so it's just how you take care of them to be honest. 

Unfortunately this palette does not contain a mirror but that's just an add on luxury in other more expensive palettes so that's expected for the price.

You can purchase these on sites such as Amazon and Ebay for around £5, like why not! I would definately purchase this palette for at least £15 so this is so cheap for what you get.

As you can see it is just a simple palette consisting of 12 shades, mainly of a beautiful pink shade, most having a sparkle to them. 

This palette is so up my street with it's beautiful pink shades and it includes a range of shades from light pink to dark black.

It comes with an applicator with a foam end and a brush end. To be honest I never use the foam end, it's clearly cheaply made and just hurts my eyelids but the brush side is actually not that bad. Obviously I prefer the real technique brushes, check my review of them here: http://www.emilyy.co.uk/2016/08/favourite-real-technique-brushes.html

These are the first 4 shades within this palette (from bottom to top): Latte, Angel, Venice and Marilyn. I use Latte and Marilyn as  a base coat for a lot of my eyeshadow looks. One of my most used shades in every palette I own is definately Angel. It is a gorgeous pink sparkly glitter which is highly pigmented. I am so so so in love with it and apply it in the inner corner of my eye nearly daily to add that sparkle to your eyes. I don't actually use Venice that much but it is such a beautiful shade that i'm actually unsure why I don't find myself reaching for it more oftenly!

These four shades are also all pink and I adore each and every one of them. From bottom to top we have: Copper Pot, Sun Kissed, Alice and Bad Manners. Copper pot, Alice and Bad Manners are fairly similar and are all fairly pigmented. I find that they all stay on for at least 6 hours before starting to fall off so they are reasonably good. Sun kissed is an amazing orangey pink shade which gives your eyelids a special hint. I love this shade but once again, don't find myself using it much.

From bottom to top: Coffee Cup, Mud Slide, Tokyo and Fashionista. These are all shades which are great for the crease. I use fashionista so much for the crease of my eye, it's a dark dark purple almost black colour and when blended into the crease with a medium pink it looks amazing. The two middle shades are so gorgeous and have a light sparkle to them. They are a little less pigmented than the other shades and look so delicate and stunning on. 

Overall this palette is so amazing for £5.00 and is so worth trying out. If you have used any of the W7 palettes let me know in the comments and your opinions on them!

Much Love,

Emily Xo


Thursday, 8 September 2016

OOTD | Instagram Baddie Inspired


So I don't know about you but i'm soo obsessed with the "Instagram Baddie" look which can be achieved in many ways but i've mainly focused it on the hair and makeup with more of a casual outfit. If you haven't heard of this trend then it is basically someone who is Instagram famous for being a baddie. Usually meaning: spreading trends, having amazing brows "on point" and unspoken confidence. I hope you like this look and hopefully you can try it out, I love it!

Let's get to it:

Jeans & Top - Topshop
Bag - Michael Kors (copy)

I opted for a plain loose vest top as many of the photo's i've seen had plain tops and were not too dressed up but not tracksuit so this was the best for achieving this look. The typical baddie will wear basic clothing usually consisting of nude, mauves, beige and brown plum colours. I'd say pretty much, basic. Some are also often seen in Adidas and street wear.

These skinny Joni jeans from Topshop are one of my most worn pieces in my wardrobe as they are super tight fitting and figure flattering.

The bag featured in the photo above is a fake Michael Kors bag from Zante, I just thought it was super cute and it went so well with this outfit.

I went for the two bun hair style, styled messily but securely. It also looked very similar to many of the "Instagram baddies" photo's on pinterest so this hairstyle was well suited for this look. 

I also went for a heavier eyeshadow look and strong eyebrows to portray this certain style. I used the In the Buff palette among a revolution pallette. I don't have the actual colours used, unfortunately, as I did not record them.

Nude eyeshadows match the colour scheme of the desired look so this was definately beneficial for this look. Brow's should be defined and flawless as well as simple face makeup, pretty much go hard on the eye makeup and easy on the face makeup.

So here is a small lookbook of this Instagram Baddie inspired outfit and makeup look:

I definately feel that the hairstyle is completely different to my normal look and is what made this OOTD stand out more as the baddie style but overall this look is not far off my standard daily outfit and makeup.

I hope you enjoyed and if you decide to try this out then please let me know how it turned out and tag me in your Instagram photos! My Instagram is @emilyelizacarter so make sure to check that out and follow me for updates on my personal life!

Much love to y'all 

Em XxXx
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