URBAN DECAY’S NAKED RELOADED PALETTE – WORTH THE HYPE?

I haven’t posted a makeup review on my blog for so long so this post was definitely overdue.

Anyone who follows me on Instagram or knows me in real life knows that I love Urban Decay’s Naked palettes and when they release a new one, I simply cannot resist getting it.

 

When the Naked reloaded palette was released, I was super excited as I love the original naked palette and was gutted to see it was discontinued (however now I can guess it was all part of a master plan).

Some of the shades in this palette are quite similar to the original naked palette but there are new tones thrown in there too such as the pink shades, which I love.

The palette itself is longer than the other naked palettes which mean more shades (yay!) however it no longer contains a brush which was a bit sad as I did think the brushes that came with the palettes were good.

 

The pigmentation of this palette is really good and you can definitely tell that Urban Decay has upped their game when it comes to their eyeshadow formula.

You can create loads of different types of looks with this palette from subtle to smoky which is perfect for all round use.

Even though it has strong similarities to the original palette I still find myself using both which is good.

What Urban Decay Naked palette is your favourite?

Love always,

Jess x

Still me – Book Review

So I’m back with yet another book review, and surprise surprise its from the Me Before You series!

My first thought when reading the last sentence was “NOOOOOOO it can’t finish there!” but well… it did. The book just leaves you wanting more and I still can’t grasp the fact that I will no longer be reading all about Louisa Clarks’ life anymore. The way Jojo Moyes wrote the book makes you feel like you’re there and you know Louisa in real life; so much so that I have to remind myself that Louisa is a made up person and not someone real (We can all wish right?).

What is ‘Still Me’ about?

“Lou Clark knows too many things… she knows how many miles lies between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to meet someone who’s going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it’ll hurt. Lou won’t know what to do next, but she knows whatever she chooses is going to change everything.”

That was the blurb and in all honestly I don’t think it gives the book justice at all!

What would you rate “Still Me”?

5/5, 10/10, 50/10, 100/100…. you get the idea.

What are your thoughts on “Still Me”?

As you can probably guess I LOVED the book, even more so than the previous two. I found myself looking forward to my lunch breaks just because I knew I could read the book. I’m quite sad thinking that I won’t be reading it tomorrow lunchtime…

The storyline is amazing, I cannot fault it. The way Jojo Moyes describes the plot is extraordinary, I have a clear imagine of all the scenes, all the outfits and just well..everything! Theres not too much I can say without getting carried away or spoiling it; so take my word for it, this book is a MUST buy. If you want to fall in love, feel happiness, heartbreak and sadness, romance and excitement and every other possible emotion under the sun, then this is for you!

Whilst you’re reading this, I’m sitting here with every bone in my body crossed hoping that ‘After you’ and ‘Still Me’ get adapted into movies ASAP so I can binge watch them.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this review and if you’ve read the books I hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as I have. And well if you haven’t read the books what on earth are you waiting for?

Love always,

Jess

My thoughts on Pixi’s Glow Tonic

So recently I’ve been using the very hyped Glow Tonic by Pixi. I’m pretty sure by now everyone has seen the Pixi Glow tonic on their insta feed at least once!

After months of seeing it everywhere, I decided to give it a go and see what all the fuss was about..

Ive been using it for over a month, maybe even two (my memory is awful) so I can safely say that my opinion on it is solid. Unfortunately, I didn’t fall in love with it like so many others seem to have. I do have quite sensitive skin so that could be a factor towards why I haven’t noticed any benefits.

During the last month or so, I’ve noticed a noticeable deterioration in my skin; I’ve changed my diet and tried other things whilst keeping the toner the same. After applying the toner my skin feels extra dry and not ‘glowy’ at all…so much for ‘glow tonic’ eh? My skin breaks out more and is a lot more red and ‘irritated’ looking which obviously isn’t the skin look I desire.

I am gutted as I have seen so many good reviews on the tonic however I personally will not be repurchasing.

What facial toner do you use?

love always, Jess x

Me Before You – Book review

This is such a popular book/movie that I’m sure you already know what it is about but hey, it was so good that I couldn’t NOT write a review. Unfortunately I did the whole process the wrong way around and had watched the movie before reading the book; which didn’t turn out to be so bad…obviously there were slight changes to the storyline from the book; as books tend to always be more detailed but having already watched the films I had a good image on who the characters where which helped to aid my imagination when reading the books. I got to put my hands up to Jojo Moyes as she is an amazing author and portrayed the characters and the storyline so beautifully.

What is the book about?

“Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick’ (Sorry to interrupt, but he’s played by the same actor who is Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter. Anyway carrying on…) ” What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now, and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.”

That was the blerb however I’ll give you more of an insight about it without giving too much away.. Will is a quadriplegic following his accident and is struggling to readapt to his new style of life. He was once an adventurous outgoing, very physical being who is now confined to a wheelchair; his live was changed by Lou Clark completely. I don’t want  to say any more in fear of spoiling it for anyone who’s not read it (but definitely needs too).

What would you rate ‘Me Before You’?

5/5 definitely!

What are your thoughts on ‘Me Before You’?

Well if you hadn’t guessed already I love the book and highly recommend anyone to read it. It was the first book I read after a long break from reading and oh boy did I get hooked in fast! I felt like this book gave so much, it was funny, romantic, sad but also  educational. As I felt Wills’ condition gave the whole book a whole new layer/dimension, it gave it a deeper meaning and shows the reality of those kind of situations. I fell in love with the characters and felt like it was real life and they were all real which could possibly why I got so emotionally hooked.

That is it, I’m still pretty new to reviewing books but I’m hoping to do more in the near future.

If you’ve read this book please let me know how you found it in the comments below!

Q: What is your favourite book?

love always,

Jess x

Linziclip

Hey guys!

Todays post is going to be about my experience with the company Linziclip.

They were looking for bloggers to try out their clips and review them and luckily they picked me to be one of those bloggers!

*all views expressed are my own & are 100% honest*

You’re probably thinking why would there be such a big deal about clips but they’re not just any clips they’re better. They have a strong grip and are designed in a way that won’t your head if you lay back with them in. Girls, this means you can nap with them in!

They have lots of different sizes and shapes ideal for various hair types. I was sent these:

I use the black one to hold my hair back when using a face mask or hair mask and it’s great! Obviously as my hair is quite short it doesn’t work as well as it would for longer hair but still works a charm!

I use the little ones to separate my hair when straightening, to hold my hair back when doing makeup and to hold hair up when it’s tied up. So they are definitely useful, I use them every day now.

There are loads of different designs and patterns to choose from which makes them so unique and fitting to nearly everyone! This sounds like I’m promoting them but I promise I genuinely love their product and wanted to share it with all of you!

If you’re interested then you can get some of your own here.

Thank you for reading today’s post.

Love, Jess x

Happy Jackson & Venom Comms

Hi guys,

A few weeks ago I was sent a few products from the company Happy Jackson & Venom Comms and I really wanted to share it with you!

*All views are mine & 100% honest*

Happy Jackson is an awesome brand which sells lots of vibrant, colourful and empowering products! These range from beauty, stationary and technology; you’re bound to find something amazing in their selection whether it’s for you or a present for someone else.

They’re starting to be sold in various stores such as boots, debenhams, Selfridges and John Lewis but you can always visit and order from their online store.

So without a further ado, here are the products that I got sent to me.

‘Hello world’ iPhone X case

If you’re addicted to phone cases like I am then look no further! This is my current favourite case, I love all things holographic and the fact the little triangles are holographic makes it so sheek and I love it! If you would like it for yourself or for someone else you can get it from here.

‘Girl Power’ portable powerbank and mirror

This isn’t just a power bank, it’s also a mirror! I just love it so much, the quote on the front is so cute and it’s just the perfect shape/size and so handy! Need a mirror? no problem just use the other side of this while it charges up your phone! What a brilliant idea! If you want you’re own one (because let’s face it, who wouldn’t love it?) You can check it out here.

‘Actual mini brain’ memory stick

How cute is this USB? Not only is it practical but it’s also super cute too! If not for yourself, this would be such a cute gift for someone who is currently studying or just loves being organised! You can get it from here.

‘Queen of awesomeness’ iPhone X case

So like I mentioned earlier I have a slight addiction to phone cases so I was super happy to see I got sent two! I love the colour of this case as it’s so vibrant and summery which makes me miss the sun! If you’d like to get your hands on this awesome case (see what I did there?) then you can get it from here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and see things you like! It’s a new range so why not be one of the first people to try it out!

Thank you for reading today’s post!

Love, Jess x