Holika Holika Jewel Light Marble Cushion Eyes


These shadows are probably one of the most interesting formulas I have tried in a long while. They are super shimmery and almost feel wet when you touch them, they are a little bit squishy and are quite soft. 

The formula does mean that they are quite delicate, as you can see my lightest one had a little bit of an accident where it just fell out of the pan. It is easy to fix and squish back n but they are something to be a little more careful with. 

The shades that I got of the Holika Holika Jewel Light Marble Cushion Eyes (long name!) are number 2 and 5, according to this image here. 

#2 is a super cool shade it has swirls of all of the colours in the pastel rainbow in a light champagne pink base and has a huge amount of shine. It swatches as a fairly neutral shimmer that I love packed onto the lid with my finger or applied as a face highlight with a brush.


#5 is a brown with swirls of purple and blue through it, it swatches as a gorgeous shimmery bronze brown shade that has a little bit of silver glitter running through.




The wear time on these is pretty much on par with all of my other shadows but you do have to use a primer or they will crease super quickly.

If you can find these on Amazon or Ebay somewhere I would definitely suggest picking one up, especially the light shades.

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Favourite Facial SPF


As far as skin care goes it is only in the last few months that I started to think about how the sun may be damaging my skin. Since then I have been on the hunt for my favourite facial SPF, I have tried a lot of low end as well as a couple of high end options before stumbling across this Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen.

It is a white cream that is super comfortable to wear, it dries down fairly quickly and leaves the skin not looking greasy or feeling heavy, I don't find that I have a white cast either. The SPF is 30 and it is broad spectrum though doesn't give a PA rating. I feel confident in this sun care however as the formula allows me to apply a generous amount without disturbing my makeup application which is rather rare.

My skin reacts wonderfully to this moisturizer, I haven't had issues with clogged pores or any other signs. However while it is a moisturizer it doesn't have the most hydrating formula so I do apply a little bit of my own moisturizer underneath it to boost the hydration. If you were oily however this is a great option in that sense.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Clensing Oil | Review


Clinique has been a skincare brand that I have become more and more curious about over the last couple of months. I don't think that I have heard a bad thing about the range and many items have found their way onto my "when this runs out..." shopping list.


Since I ran out of the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm (which I love) I had simply been using a Vichy Three on One cleanser I got as a gift with purchase as my precleanse. Eventually I decided to pick up a new makeup removing cleanser and the Clinique Oil caught my fancy.

This is the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil, of course being Clinique the packaging is simple and chic is a gorgeous purple shade. The pump is a nice addition to an oil which I haven't had before, I generally use one pump for my face and then a half a pump for my eye makeup I then remove it with a wet facecloth, I generally hold the cloth over my eyes for a few seconds to ensure everything is being broken down. It breaks down my makeup super fast and doesn't hurt your eyes.

I have been using this for three weeks or so now and I have hardly used a smidgen of the product in the bottle, something I was a little worried about with the price tag. I do however thing that it is great value for money as I only use a tiny bit.

After using this I do tend to go in with a second cleanse as it can leave a little bit of a residue behind on my skin. At the moment I am using the Lush Nine to Five cleanser with the Foreo Mini.

Overall I think that if you are after a cleaner that will remove all of your makeup with minimal effort and love a little bit of lovely packaging this might be the one for you. They also have a balm and a milk in the same range as well as a mini travel stick formula that I might buy to go in my handbag.

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Whats in my "Must Have" Pouch


This little pouch is one of the things that I always have to move from bag to bag and I feel like at the moment I have got the contents just right!

The bag itself is from Briscoes last Christmas, I am not a huge fan of the design but the size and shape of it is perfect, I'm on the look out for one the same size.

Pressed Powder
While this isn't something I use all that often, if I have a particularly long day I can tend to get a little greasy looking. The one I have packed now is the Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder in Fair.
Blush
On me blush is one of the first things to go so I always have a neutral pink shade with me, this one is elf Studio Blush in Tickled Pink.
A Hair Tie
Most times when I leave with my hair out I regret it by the middle of the day, so this is my just-in-case tie.
Cuticle Oil
My cuticles are something that I am trying to take better care of at the moment so some sort of oil or moisturizer is essential. This one the the Aroma Therapy Co Cuticle Oil, I also love the Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter.
Perfume Minis
These are a couple from a set Viva La Jiucy Gold and Noir, just in case I forgot to apply some at home or just to top up.
Black Pencil Liner
This is my favourite at the moment, Colour Pop Swerve. A black pencil liner is great to have to top up liquid liner during the day or to deepen up a look for the night.
Hand Cream
Pretty self explanatory for this one, this is The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream which is super moisturizing and smells amazing.
Lip Balm
This one is the Korres Guava Lip Butter
Concealer
For things that decide to pop through my foundation during the day I have the NYX HD Concealer.
Lush Dry Shampoo Sample
This is amazing as it is simply the powder and takes up hardly any room, I find that it works well to soak up any oils as well.
Sample Pot of Lotion
For any dry patches.
Mini Brushes
In the pink pouch is a Bourjois free gift with purchase kabuki, which is actually super soft and a little eye makeup brush from a Fleur De Force palette.

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Favourite Colourful Shadows

Colourful eyeshadow is something that I only really pull out every now and again, for a party or simply to do something fun with my makeup. At the moment these are my top three favourite pops of colour...



Sugarpill Elemental Chaos
Sugarpill are definitely one of my go to brands for vibrant shades, they are always highly pigmented and easy to work with. This shade is a gorgeous purple, the shadow itself is fairly cool toned but the sheen running through it is almost a pink purple giving a gorgeous effect. I love this shade on the lower lash line with a neutral lid.

L'Oreal Infallible Shadow - All Night Blue
These have to be one of my favourite drugstore formulas and this shade is beautiful. It is a navy base with more electric royal blue shimmers running through. It is beautiful as a colourful smokey eye blown out over the lids.

Morphe B.A.M ES41
This is a matte shade but it is so easy to work with and pigmented, it is a mid teal green shade, I love this to brighten up a blue look by dusting it in the crease or to blend out a lower lash line for a pop of colour. It does have a fair amount of fallout though so be a little bit careful. 

L-R: Sugarpill, Loreal, Morphe.
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