Trying Out 'Primalash' False Lashes & How I Apply Them

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Whenever I go 'out out', false lashes are an absolute must and always have been since I started getting really interested in makeup. I am not one for a natural eye look when I go out so without false lashes I really feel like I am missing something.

I have been playing around with falsies for years now so I know exactly what I like and what suits my eyes, meaning I tend to reach for the same style by the same brand every time. However, I was recently approached by the brand Primalash, who kindly sent me a few pairs of amazing lashes from their range to try out.

What I was so happy to find out about these lashes is that they are cruelty free. I am really trying to narrow down my makeup products to only cruelty free brands (no matter how much I love MAC *cry*) so this was an added bonus. Out of the 3 pairs I received, one was made from faux-mink fibers (£10.99), the second was made from 100% Mink hair (£8.49) and the third was 100% human hair (£5.99). I really noticed what brilliant quality they were, and after a full day of use they still looked almost brand new when I removed them meaning you could easily reuse these lashes multiple times before they start looking a bit worse for wear!


Velvet Faux Mink Lashes available from Primalash for £10.99 


How I Apply Lashes

I know that applying lashes is something that many girls struggle with, I definitely did until I found a really easy method on how to apply them. There is nothing worse than doing a flawless eye makeup look for it then to be ruined by attempting to apply false lashes and the glue going everywhere! So if you are someone that stresses out over strip lashes before a night out, here is what I do..


1. Cut the lashes to your eye size - Some brands have really long strips that need to be cut to size. Luckily I didn't have to do this with my Primalash ones.

2. Apply a really good eyelash glue a long the top and slightly going over the sides of the strip. Unfortunately, Primalash lashes do not come with glue, my favourite glue to use is the Duo Lash Adhesive.

3. Wait for approximately 1 minute for the glue to go tacky - I do not wait for it to go clear like some people do.

4. Tweezers are your best friend when applying lashes - Use them to pick them up from the eyelash end.

5. Look down into a mirror and apply with the tweezers as close to the natural lash line as possible. Press down the centre first and then both ends with your tweezers.

6. Once secure I think gently pinch my natural lashes and false lashes together to make sure they look neat and are properly secured.

7. Lastly, go over the lash line with a black eyeliner to cover any glue.



Do you wear false lashes? I'd love to know if you have tried Primalash and what you think, I personally got on really well with them and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for comfortable, affordable and beautiful (not to mention Cruelty Free!) false lashes!



You can purchase all of the lashes featured online at www.primalash.co.uk

                                             xox





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Autumn Homeware Wishlist

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I've been going crazy for homeware recently and I've been collecting quite a bit, ready for my new home next year. This seasons trends are right up my street, from the deep teals and blues, velvet fabric and glittering gold to all of the beautiful 'forest' prints, everything looks so sophisticated but the deep shades make your room feel warm and cosy. I've found some wonderful bits and pieces so far, heres whats next on my 'to buy' list....


H&M home is my go to place for homeware, they have so many lovely things at such affordable prices! I love that they have a lot of the 'plant' or 'forest' like prints which is so on trend this season as well as the gorgeous deep blues and navys. I also loved this skull print towel, mainly because it reminds me of Alexander McQueen!




Next on my wishlist are these two items from Next Home. I adore gold when it comes to homeware and how blumming BEAUTIFUL is this floor light?! I fell in love when I saw it. & of course you cant go wrong with a gold stag head on your wall either. Love, love, love. 






Lastly, I have these two pieces from Oliver Bonas. They do some really lovely, unique homeware though a little on the pricey side. I think this olive green cushion is gorgeous and the vase features a lovely deep blue that I keep talking about! Both very on trend for this season.



Whats on your Homeware Wishlist??

xox


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The Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2017

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It may only be the end of September, but this is the time of year when I dig out my thick wooly jumpers and the dark red or purple lipsticks and start getting way too excited at the fact its nearly Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas isn't too far away either! I absolutely love this time of year as I adore autumn/winter fashion and makeup looks.
I thought I would start my autumn/winter blog posts with something a little festive; Beauty Advent Calendars. Because if there is something better than chocolate, its got to be makeup and skincare! Here are some brilliant calendars I have found for 2017:


Elemis Skincare Advent Calendar. Available from Elemis.com for £150.


Feelunique Advent Calendar. Available from feelunique.com for £35.



ASOS Advent Calendar (My personal fave!) Available from ASOS.com for £55. 



Jo Malone Advent Calendar. Available from Harrods.com for £300.



Cowshed Advent Calendar. Available from cowshed.com for £90.



Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Magic Box. Available from Charlottetilbury.com for £150.









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Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review

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I first saw this beauty on the ABH instagram page and knew I had to have it when it was released. If I'm honest it was the packaging that got me first, the same velvet style of their previous Modern Renaissance palette just in a gorgeous deep blue with mustard yellow lettering. It features 14 shades; 11 mattes, 1 metallic and 2 duo chromes, along with the usual double ended ABH eyeshadow brush. The colours are pretty unique, I have seen this palette described as 'grungy' which I totally agree, I just love the mixture of dark burgundy, teal and green shades, I imagine these will be very 'in' this coming fall/winter.


CONTROVERSY

So, there has been very mixed reviews on this palette, probably with more bad than good. I didn't want anything I had already seen to influence my own opinion so when I first swatched I made sure to keep an open mind. 
What I have kept hearing is about the terrible 'kick back' of the shades and it being very powdery, especially with the shade 'New Wave'. Below I have pictured using a Unicorn Brushes flat eye shadow brush on this colour, dabbing it in like I usually would. Well, I actually didn't find it that bad at all, & I feel like if I hadn't already read reviews I wouldn't be looking for this problem and therefore wouldn't even notice anything. It left the pan looking ever so slightly powdery but nothing I haven't seen before, and it coated the brush pretty well, I thought it looked super pigmented myself!







CONS

I do however have a bad point to say about this palette, and that is about the shades 'Electric' and 'cube'. Basically, as you can see (or not see) below, my swatch is more or less non existant of these colours. Would you have even noticed  there was a seventh swatch on the photo on the right?! Yes, Cube did show up in person more than the photo, but it was nothing more than a little sparkle and that was after 2 or 3 swatches. Electric was a little better, but still took a few goes to show, this was the maximum pigment I could get out of them both, which is such a shame as every other shade only took a light dab to produce the swatches below.




Top to Bottom: L; Roxy, Electric, Fudge, New Wave, Untamed, Edge, Rowdy. R; Cube, Dawn, Destiny, Adorn, All Star, Mercury, Axis 


THOUGHTS

Overall, I like this palette. I'm completely in love with the packaging and equally love the autumnal shades it features, I can't wait to do a dark smoky look with it. There is a problem with a couple of the shades in the palette pigment wise which is a shame, I think I will be avoiding them ones but the mattes are the stars of the show in this. I don't think it deserves the bad reviews it is getting, but maybe some palettes are worse than others. It still hasn't over taken my favourite Anastasia palette which is the World Traveller, but I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting new eye shadows for the fall.



Get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette here for £41



Thanks for reading!

xox



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