Monday, 30 June 2014

'Eyes Like Angels' Ultra Eyeshadow palette* - Makeup Revolution - Swatches and first impressions

Hard to believe but I have Another fantastic new release from Makeup Revolution to share with you today! These guys just keep on creating more and more beautiful things, you won't find me complaining, that's for sure, my makeup collection has never held so many beautiful palettes and various other beauties!

I've got to be honest with you, on this one, I had hoped to get the other palette that Makeup Revolution launched in conjunction with this. There are two of these new, 32 shadow, ultra shadow palettes 'Flawless' which is neutrals and 'Eyes Like Angels' which is colours and brights. So, yes, I had really hoped for the other palette but I wish I'd been filmed whilst swatching this as you'd have seen a love affair unfold before you. I'm not kidding, colours aren't my thing, but These colours are astonishing. I couldn't help but gasp and go 'ooooh' at some of them even though there was no one to hear me! Love, love, Love this palette. I may not use colour much but I'm going to have to find some ways to use it just so I can get use from some of these!

Bit of a photo overload but I needed to show you the gorgeous packaging as well as the shades - This palette comes in a gorgeous silver box with the name embossed upon the surface, very nice and high quality feeling. The palette itself snaps shut nice and tightly and it feels really strong and sturdy, the large mirror is just fabulous.

And then you can see the shades, just Look at those shades! I've a couple of other photos to show you the shades in a little more detail before I share the swatches with you.

As you can see the shades are mostly shimmer, with a few mattes. There's blues and greens, oranges and pinks, reds, purples and a few lovely neutrals too. It's such an amazing selection and there's some which I'm just utterly in love with. Alright then... kept you waiting long enough, time for swatches!

What I've done with these is tried to do a shot that shows the top row at it's best and then a second shot showing the bottom row - But in the same shot you can see how the other shades look without their sheen. Or that's the idea anyway! There's 8 shades per row so the top row of swatches of these are the first four in the row, and the bottom row is the second four in that row... hope this is making sense.

So for this top photo, L-R we have 'Black Stars', 'Green Dream', 'Peach Cream' and 'Orchid'

This bottom four is the last four of the top row of the palette and they are - 'Sophisticated pink' (just look at that deep, bright raspberry!), 'Dream', 'Pink Glow' and 'Peacock Dream' - There's lots of really pale shades with different sheens to them, there's white with pink, pink with gold etc. Very very beautiful. 

So, top four of this photo is the first four in the second row of the palette - 'Silver Star', 'Emerald Night', 'Lilac Shimmer' and 'Purpled!' - I love the deep emerald/forest green and that purple is fabulous. 

The last four of the second row is this bottom four shades - 'Cream', 'Pink!', 'Lilac Frost' (perfect name for this lilac/silver shade - Look how it changes in this photo, compared to the one above), 'Award' (wow, gorgeous gold shade) 

Top four, first four of the third row, 'Pearl Necklace', 'Night Stars', 'Blue Sheen' (I don't wear blues much but this one is beautiful), 'Pink Frosted'. 

This four is the last four of the third row and we have 'Moss' (Love this gold/green), 'Molton Chocolate' (A perfect chocolate with gold shimmer), 'Choc!' and then 'Green Stars' (I am utterly in love with this last shade, it's hard to see but you can just make out the gorgeous golden shimmer in this super dark green shade) 

Top four of this pic is the first four of the last row of the palette - 'Green Envy' (this shade utterly wowed me with its turquoise with a golden shimmer), 'Copper Dream', 'Bold Purple' and 'White Light'.

This last four shades are the last in the palette 'Orange!', 'Aqua Dream' (WOW!), 'Truffle' (what a perfect name for this gorgeous shade), 'Silver Dream'.

Sorry for the complicated descriptions but it's one heck of a palette to swatch! I've not added a comment on every shade I love, just a few outstanding ones, there really is endless beauty in this palette. It's not going to be an every day one for me, but I Am going to be finding ways to use these because they deserve to be used! I am in love with this gorgeous palette. I'm quite tempted by the all neutrals one, too, when I get the chance to make an order) These palettes are only £8 which is amazing considering how many shades you get and what a good quality they are. Makeup Revolution have really pulled it out of the bag, with this one, from my point of view - They've made me fall in love with a palette full of colours, who'd have known that was possible?!

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*I was sent this product for the purpose of review but, as ever, the views and opinions are my own*

Saturday, 28 June 2014

'Geek Girl: Picture Perfect'* by Holly Smale - Book Review and giveaway

Book review time again! I was actually sent this book to review a few weeks ago and it didn't take me long to read it but, with the icky few weeks we've had, everything's been delayed a bit so it's taken me a bit longer than planned to get the post up, my apologies!

'Geek Girl: Picture Perfect' (on Amazon HERE) is the third in Smale's 'Geek Girl' series which is aimed at young adults. Who reviewed this then? You might be wondering. Well I did. You see I grew up on a series of books about a young lady called 'Georgia Nicolson' who was prone to getting in to a series of hilarious mishaps which, despite my being an adult now, are still rather amusing. When I read the synopsis of Holly Smale's book I felt as though it were a similar sort of 'coming of age' series with an added element of 'geek' and I'm not one to turn away anything geeky!

As it happens I really wasn't wrong - Harriet Manners is obsessed with boys, one boy in particular in this book as she has a Boyfriend (!), she's got an arch nemesis at school and she's got a fun gaggle of friends. It's the standard 'coming of age' light hearted teen comedy that I knew and loved back then and still really rather enjoy at, almost, 30! There's some pretty big differences about Harriet, though, she's a geek in the sense that she loves school and is a walking encyclopaedia of facts (whichj always pop out at inappropriate times), she's been a model and... her parents are about to whisk her off to New York!

I can see this being, for teens, the sort of series that the Georgia Nicolson books were for me growing up. Laugh out loud funny, rather cringe worthy and slightly unrealistic when it comes to just How many mishaps one girl can get in to, but Entirely realistic when it comes to boys and friends! As an adult it wasn't quite the same, it never was going to be, but I found the book well written, I enjoyed the characters and definitely needed to get to the end to find out what on earth would happen to the rather loopy and quite lovable Harriet Manners.

If you've got a teen in your life, or if you are an adult that still enjoys YA like me, then you can buy it from Amazon or there's a chance for you to win a copy of this book below! (And if you aren't lucky enough to win Then you can buy a copy haha!)

- You must be 18 or over to enter the giveaway
- The Giveaway is open to residents of the UK only
- The winner will be picked via Rafflecopter
- There will be one winner
- The winner will have 28 days to respond to my email informing them of the win, if they do not respond another winner will be drawn.
- The giveaway runs until midnight on 29th July. 

- The winner will need to supply me with their details in order for me to pass those on to the company who'll supply the prize

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

First Reactions and Swatches - '#Selfie' Slogan palette - I ♥ Makeup

I picked up this '#Selfie' Slogan palette in my recent 'I ♥ Makeup' haul and I couldn't wait to share it and post some swatch photos, it's beautiful.

Being from the range of Slogan palettes the '#Selfie' palette is purple at this angle...

...And black if you tilt it like this!

Ok, it's totally unnecessary, but it's quite a fun little way to catch the attention and it definitely makes this whole range stand out! As with the 'No Pictures Please' palette, this one comes with a free, mini primer, yay.

And here are the shades that are contained within this beauty! Oh yes, it's another neutral based palette but I love it! There's some really nice shades in there and... well, you'll see the pigmentation in a moment.

At the paler end of the palette we have these five shades which are all lovely. From L-R 'Check Us In', 'Me Me Me!', '#Chocfix', 'Goldigga' and '#Awks' - The names are, clearly, linked to popular social media which should appeal to some!

And at the primarily dark end of the palette we have some more gorgeously pigmented shades. We have '#Love', 'Share This', #Trashy', '#Club' and 'How Many Likes?'

The palette is beautiful and, as you can see, the shades are really, really good. The social media angle isn't something that matters much to me but I do enjoy the fun loving feel to it and the fact that the brand are trying to appeal to people in quite a current way. This beautiful palette is really compact and has more than enough beautiful shades to be a perfect travel palette.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

My big I ♥ Makeup haul and a couple of Makeup Revolution pieces too! - #Selfie palette, Blushing Hearts, lip geek and more.

I've got a niiice big haul to share with you today - Once I knew which items the lovely I ♥ Makeup people sent me I knew which bits I needed to get the rest of my wishlist plus there was a couple of Makeup Revolution items that I wanted to pick up too.

I was, very kindly, reminded that we had a code in our BBB Dream box which would give me money off an order on the Makeup Revolution website so I used that and I saved a nice bit of money on this order - It came in at just over £30 which got me free postage! I had some good luck, too, in that my Top Cashback account had just over £30 in it so I paid for the whole order with that! Very lucky. So here's what I got.

My goodness how exciting is that!! So many fun and quirky products all at once, I was itching to get swatching them and playing with them. For now I'll just tell you what I got but I'll try an get some swatch posts done soon - I've got Plenty to do and still haven't even finished all of the Makeup Revolution posts I've got planned anyway! So many great things to share with you all!

The two Makeup Revolution items that I got were one of the new 'Focus and Fix' concealers and one of the cream blushes. I got the concealer because I have the palest shade but I think I need something a little darker for under my eyes so I got 'Fair' which is the second shade up. The cream blush shade is 'Caramel shake'. I've already swatched my other shades of cream blush (here) so I'll pop up the swatch for this on here so you can see (the camera insisted on making it look a bit darker but the swatch photo was nice and true)

As you can see, a beautiful neutral shade. On someone with darker skin this might not show up but on my pale skin it'll make a nice, neutral blush or maybe, even, a cream contour.

The 'Lip Geek' lipsticks come in this rather nice looking packaging - The matte black keeps it looking sleek and then the writing adds the fun, exciting aspect. 

You may have seen in the picture above that I had two of the 'Lip Geek' lipsticks and two of the 'I Heart My Lips' lipsticks but when I came to taking photographs I realised I'd managed to order two of the same shade in the 'I heart my lips' formula. Bit of a 'boo' moment for me but I quickly decided that I'd put it in to the Summer Beauty Giveaway that I'm starting next week so it works out quite well (maybe for one of you if you keep an eye out for it!)

Anyway - The 'Lip Geek' lipsticks are in a bright pink, metallic look tube, and you can see the shades I picked in the above photo. The far left shade is 'Happy Girl' and the shade on the right is 'Caught myself Smiling'. In the middle is the 'I heart my lips' lipstick which is in the shade 'Irregular Heartbeat'.

I'd already had these four glosses in my wishlist before I got my selection of things to trial from the I ♥ Makeup team. I don't know why but I just had a good feeling about these glosses and I was pleased when it turned out I really like the one I was sent previously. As such I kept all four of these in my cart when I did this order - A Lot of glosses for me!

From L-R we have - 'You Go Girl', 'Too Cool for School', 'Sunshine Today Please' and 'Watch Out World' - I like these glosses a lot. You'll like the swatches I've got to show you when I put a post together, I'm sure of it.

I picked up three cheek products in the order, too. I already got one of the 'I want candy' blushes and it was one from my wishlist so I only had one, remaining, to order - The one I ordered, and is pictured above, is 'Glowing'.

The other two are from this range of amazing baked, cheek products. I got one of the 'Blushing Hearts' blushes and I got 'Blushing Heart' which is the darkest of the blusher shades (not sure why as I tend to go for subtler blushes, clearly wanted a change). As well as that I picked up the 'Goddess of Love' baked highlighter because I love highlighters and this looks Amazing.

The last thing I got in my order is the '#Selfie' slogan palette - I loved the 'No Photos Please' one and I had already considered #Selfie as it's got more of my colours in it. It comes with a cute mini primer, too, which is such a lovely little addition. Can't wait to show you swatches for this beauty, so so good!

So that's my order. I've got plenty of things to play with, I'm going to try and get some on lip swatches of the lip products for you. Hopefully I'll be able to get some other posts up sooner though! Let me know if there's anything you Really want posting asap and I'll try and get it done sooner. Hope you're looking forward to finding out more about these products, I am!

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

My Wishlist from the Joe Browns 'Up To Half Price Summer Sale'

I love Joe Browns, have done for many years, but when you're on a budget anything higher than the cheapest high st prices can be a bit much so I look, lovingly, through their catalogues and only buy things when I have money that's specifically set aside for spending (so I do tend to buy at least one thing from them every birthday and christmas plus sometimes when I've been saving)

The times I'm most tempted, though, is when they send me a sale catalogue - Their sales are very generous and a lot of things I love often end up in the sale! Soo when the team at Joe Browns tasked me with making a Wishlist, from their up to 50% sale, of up to a value of £100, I couldn't wait to browse the sale and see what beautiful things I could add to my list.

And here are the items I picked for my wishlist - Correct, 7 items for under £100! This lovely lot of things comes in at £98.65 which, I'm sure you'll agree, is rather impressive! So let me tell you what I've got.

1 - Irresistable Top in B+W Pattern - Normal Price £19.95 - Sale Price £11.95

One thing my wardrobe lacks is tees which are long enough to go with leggings - Longer than a top, shorter than a dress, this'd look good with leggings when it's super hot but equally as good with skinny jeans or jeggings. I love the swirling black and white pattern on this one and the gradient effect in the background colours. I think this could be dressed down for a casual time or dressed up a bit more for a night out.

2. Leggings - Normal Price £.9.95 - Sale Price £7.95

I know, you're thinking leggings are boring! But I wanted to be able to show how £100 could create a mini summer wardrobe, in the Joe Browns sale and without the leggings there would be nothing to wear with the tops! I really do love the idea of both of the tops I've featured paired with leggings and some nice sandals - Perfect summer wear.

3. Things I Love Tee - Normal Price £17.95 - Sale Price £11.95

This is one of the items I looked at when I was offered some things to review for Joe Browns (The post for what I did pick is HERE and that dress is currently in the sale too!) and it's stuck in my mind since then and I was very happy to see it in the sale. I love the long, floaty style but mostly I just love the carefree, happy text that's written across it.

4. Beautiful Butterfly Tote Bag - Normal Price £34.95 - Sale Price £16.95

How can you have an outfit without a bag? I went for this big, tote bag partly because I really like it but also because I can imagine it being perfect for the beach, out shopping or a night out, it works easily for them all. I love how it's black with layered colour behind the cut outs which gives it a hit of bright colour but keeps it something that'd go with most outfits. Also, such a good saving with the sale price!

5. Monochrome Print Swimsuit - Normal Price £29.95 - Sale Price £14.95

Another big saving on this beautiful swim suit. The main reason this is on my wishlist, though, is because I'm in love with it! I mean Love! I saw this is the summer catalogue and I wanted to buy it but just didn't have the budget for almost £30 on a swim costume when I already have one and never swim. But with that costume I think that even I would want to go swimming! I just love it and I think it'd be beautiful at the beach or at the pool with your family - The light tee and leggings combos would go really well over the top of it for the beach too.

6. Vintage Lace Dress - Normal Price £39.95 - Sale Price £19.95

Can't have a summer wishlist without a pretty summer dress! This was an easy choice for me as it's got that beautiful vintage style, mixed with floral prints and lace - Honestly it could have been made for me!

7. Fabulous Floral Wedge - Normal Price £22.95 - Sale Price £14.95
I wanted to finish off my wishlist/mini summer wardrobe with some shoes. These called out to me the moment I started browsing as they're simple but still pretty with the gathered, floral fabric at the front and they also don't have too big a heel, which is impossible for me (any heel is tough but a big heel is beyond impossible) - I think I'd be able to wear these easily and they go with the dress and with the Love tee and leggings. I'm not 100% sure that they'd go with the black and white swirl top but I'd probably wear them together even if they didn't because I'm daring like that haha!

This was Such a fun post to put together and I hope you love reading it as much as I loved making it. I know I didn't go crazy with colour with this but I decided to keep it simple as that's something I love but also something that would be wearable for a lot of people. Also, the legging and tee outfits could Definitely be dressed up with some brighter items if that's the way you wanted it. I know this is a wishlist but I like the idea of making something that'd show a lot of people that they could create a mini capsule wardrobe with less than £100 and I think I definitely did that!

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*I wrote this post as part of a competition with Joe Browns, but I enjoyed writing it loads and it's totally honest* (I didn't win by the way)

Sunday, 22 June 2014

My Personalised letterbox cake from Baker Days*

If you don't know me personally then you might not be totally aware of quite how much I Like Cake. It's funny because I didn't grow up as someone who was obsessed with cake and, actually, I don't eat cake very often but I do, really, really love it. A good example would be that our wedding cake was a pretty big priority for me, and my hen do is basically a chance to go out for an afternoon and eat cake with some lovely people... I like cake.

As such, when an email popped up in my inbox asking me if I'd like to trial a Letterbox cake for the lovely people at Baker Days, it didn't take me long to say Yes Please!

If you follow me on Instagram (petitmoi_bigworld) or twitter (@petitmoi_laura) then you may already have seen this beautiful cake and the gorgeous way it was displayed but if not you can have a nice surprise as you keep reading! 

And, once I'd let them know what I wanted on my cake, it was no time at all before this fantastic little package came through the door! The concept of a letterbox cake is rather self explanatory, really, it's a cake that fits through your letterbox - It's a 5" cake and the site says it yields 3-4 servings. These cakes cost £14.99 with a range of postage options which includes the choice of free postage.

I had no idea how it was going to arrive but I was absolutely delighted when it came in this beautiful little tin! Inside the tin the cake was really well packaged and, so, I can understand how they can claim that their cakes will last 2-3 weeks in a cool dry place - an impressive claim indeed.

And This beautiful design is the one that I chose. There was an option to design your own cake, put your own image on top etc but I really just wanted something that was pretty and floral so I set off through their categories. There's So many categories and So many designs that I can imagine they'd be able to please anyone! I found this beautiful rose bud design in their Mother's day cakes but substituted the sweet mother's day text for my blog name. 

As you can see we were rather conservative with the slices, I think we managed something like 7 slices out of it, Ethan has a slice, my Mum had a slice, Azii had two slices and I had three and this was all over the space of a few days - I think we were really rather well behaved!

The cake was delicious, it has just the right flavour and a beautiful texture to it. The butter cream which attaches the outside icing to the cake and to the board it comes on, and the outside icing itself, were both delicious too. It really did taste good!

I absolutely love the idea of being able to send someone a little cake through the post! Someone you don't see too often, maybe and it's their birthday, or maybe just someone who you know will have their day brightened by this lovely gesture - I imagine these little cakes have made So So many people smile!

As well as the basic sponge you can pay a small amount extra to have a chocolate chip sponge or a fruit cake plus you can also pay a little to have it gluten wheat free or dairy free too! Also, as well as the letterbox cakes, Baker Days does bigger sizes of cake and they do cupcakes! These might not fit through the letterbox but still a fantastic way to celebrate and with the convenience of it coming through the post.

I'm definitely impressed with Baker Days and I'm always going to keep the idea of a letterbox cake at the back of my mind for when an occasion arises that calls for cake but without the fuss or from afar!

You can find Baker days on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as the website as linked above.

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*This product was sent to be for review but opinions are entirely my own*

'No Pictures Please'* Slogan palette from I ♥ Makeup - First reactions and Swatches

This is the second I ♥ Makeup palette that I was, so so kindly, sent and it's from the 'Slogan' range. If you've missed my previous palette post, I reviewed the 'Death by Chocolate' palette, from the wonder palettes range and you can see the post HERE.

I'm going to apologise, right here, for the lighting for these photos - Thankfully it hasn't stopped me showing you the stunning shades in this palette but it has made it Very difficult to show you some of the fun little features included in the packaging of the 'No Photos Please'* palette.

And as you can see from this photo, I'm referring to the hologram. It's such fun, having the 'No Photos' bit visible from one angle and the 'Please' with the kiss from another. Of course if it's Super bright outside it seems that you keep getting both showing through... but if you'll forgive me for that, let's move on.

This compact little palette holds 10 shadows and, also, comes with a mini eye primer which is a lovely little addition, especially when you consider it only costs £4.99 to buy. As well as being compact, the palette feels very sturdy and like it's very well made.

You can properly see the 'Please' part here, but of course the 'No Photos' is still showing through anyway - At the end of the day I'm Sure you get the idea - A rather fun. quirky aspect to the slogan palettes. 

And behold, just look at those shades! Jewel brights with a few neutrals and a couple of other tones just to be sure. It's just beautiful. It's, without a doubt, not the sort of palette I'd normally pick out but I am So So pleased that the team sent it to me because it's absolutely stunning and I Really want to play with these shades.

Look how pretty! As you can see the shadows are incredibly pigmented and those with a strong shimmer absolutely light up once they're applied.

We've got, here, 'Lights!', 'Discrete', 'Not Now', 'My Moment' and 'Publicist'

It's hard to tell, in the pan or in photos with 'Lights!' is really like as it's one of those shades with a luminescent sheen to it - In the pan, as you can see further up, it looks like a simply creamy shade, and on my swatches you can see that it has a hint of pink to it but, in reality, it's a pale shade with a stunning pink luminescent shine, so so pretty. The others are all, pretty much, as you see them (I'm loving the lilac of 'Not Now' and the deep, denim blue of 'Publicist'  

As  you can see, all of these shades are crazily pigmented, too. We have 'Jealous of Success', 'No comment', 'Adoration', 'Supertrash' and 'Back Exit' - I'm rather easily pleased and I love that the green shade is called 'Jealous of success' hehe.

As with the 'Death by Chocolate' palette the names of these shades are loads of fun and really witty, it really works with the ethos of the brand and the whole feel of it all. I'm really impressed with this sleek little palette and cannot wait until my order arrives so that I can try out '#Selfie' too!
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*This product was sent to me for the purpose of review but all of my opinions are honest and entirely my own*

Saturday, 21 June 2014

The 'Death By Chocolate'* Wonder Palette from I ♥ Makeup - Swatches and first reactions

When my I ♥ Makeup package arrived I was rather excited, when I opened it up and found that one of the palettes that I Really wanted was inside I was practically apoplectic with joy! The 'Death By Chocolate'* palette was the first thing that went on to my wishlist and I've been lusting after it ever since I knew it was coming!

There's two chocolate bar style palettes in the range, the other being called 'I Heart Chocolate', but that one has more greens in it which is why it was the 'Death by Chocolate' palette that I'd been planning on buying. 

And it really does look like a bar of chocolate! Ethan just went out with Grandma but before he left he ran over and said 'What's that!' and I told him it was my makeup, he was quite disappointed when he said 'It looks like chocolate' - If you can fool a chocolate magnet like him then you know it looks good!

The palette was much heavier than I expected and it feels really, really sturdy which is a real bonus. It feels like really good quality and it just has a really satisfying feel to it when you hold it. Not bad at all considering this only costs £7.99

As you can see, in the picture above, the palette has a really nice, big mirror in it as well as 16 beautiful eyeshadow shades. They range from deep browns to creamy whites with plenty more in between - Lets get on to those swatches! 

I've done my standard two photos for this set of shades as I really liked the photo where you can't see the shimmer, because it really shows the depth of colour, but I also wanted to make sure you can see that gorgeous shimmer too.

We have, in the two pictures above, 'White Light', 'Don't let Go', 'Break Me Up', 'Consume Me' and 'All is Lost'.

As you can see there are three mattes, which are all really nicely pigmented, as well as one really bright shimmer in 'Don't Let Go' and then a much gentler sheen with 'Consume Me'

These are the first three on the second row - 'Lick Me', 'Fool's Gold' and 'One More Bar'.

 I really love dusky pinks so the pale dusky pink that is 'Lick Me' is a favourite for me even though it's not the boldest shade. That's not to say the other two shades aren't gorgeous, though, as it's a beautiful shade of gold for 'Fool's Gold' and they've captured an absolutely perfect matte chocolate brown for 'One more Bar' 

Here we have 'Devour Me', 'Tear up the Wrapper' and 'Love You to Death' 

Still a deep brown, Devour me does have a slightly plummy hint to it, which is beautiful. I love the fact that the coppery/gold shade is called 'Tear up the Wrapper' it seems perfect to me! 'Love you to Death' is one of those impossible shades to photograph; as you can see it's a gorgeous plummy purple shade but what's not showing in the picture is the fabulous plum shaded iridescence that the shade also has (they just never seem to get caught by my camera)

This last five shades all have quite a lot of shimmer in so I've gone with two photos, again, to try and capture both the beautiful shades and the amount of shimmer that they have.

We have 'Pray For Me', 'Dipped', 'Tease Me', 'Set Me Free' and 'Bring Down Angels'

A nice range of neutral sort of shades, they finish off the palette just beautifully and they're all so fantastically pigmented.

The palette was an absolute joy to swatch, seeing each shade come to life as it was applied to skin - I love this palette, the range of shades is beautiful. Yes, it might be another neutrals palette, but I think that it's just different enough to justify loving it as well as the other neutral palettes that I own. The quality of these shadows is evident in the photos, the pigmentation of all of them is fantastic, from matte to shimmers and those which sit somewhere in between. Love love love this palette and I'm so thrilled that I have it already!

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*This product was sent to me for the purpose of review, all words and opinions are my own*