MAKEUP REVIEW: Iconic London Pigment Stick

I have been using the Iconic London Pigment stick for highlight contouring for around two months now and I absolutely love it!

I use shade 0 as seen below as I have really fair skin.

These pigment sticks can be used as foundation, concealer or contour, it’s up to you really! I bought one for my wedding, and to be honest I would have bought more if I had the money but they are quite pricey! £24.99 to be exact, but as I said I’ve been using it as a highlight for two months and there is still about half left so not too bad on longevity.

I use mine like so:

It works perfectly as a highlighter in this shade and all the colleagues at Iconic are really helpful when it comes to choosing the shade that is right for you! If I wanted to use it for foundation I would have gone for a darker shade for example.

They always leave you with a flawless finish…

I think that in reality it would be fairer to price these items at around £16 when comparing them to other products I’ve used, but they often have discounts running meaning you can get them a lot cheaper than £25 anyway which is pretty cool!

It’s important to note also that all of their products are 100% cruelty free! 🐰

I give this makeup product a 7/10 and would definitely recommend!

What makeup item do you swear by?

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Jolie Beauty Luxe Glitz Palette : Review + Applied

So I wanted to treat myself to an extra special eyeshadow palette. The kind you only pull out on special occasions. Or to write a review about of course.

I had seen Jolie Beauty products on Instagram and I just loved the colours in the Luxe Glitz palette at £25.99 (there’s a Christmas discount on the website at the moment so you could get it for around £22!) and it’s perfect for the Christmas season too if you ask me!

So as you can see in the photograph you get what I would call five complimentary sets in this palette. What I mean by that is, there seems to be a glitter shadow, then a matchy eyeshadow you can use with it!

Swatches of each below:

The glitter is of a really high standard and easy to apply. The eyeshadow isn’t very pigmented in my opinion as the non-glitter swatches required three layers. However once they’re on your eye they compliment their glitter companions very well!

Below are some images of me wearing the following colours:

I have also used some black eyeshadow to get the desired cut crease and I am so pleased with how it came out. I really can’t wait to try the other colours because they’re all so different.

When you see the glitter you think oh my that could be too much, but here I think it seems quite subtle.

I would wear this make-up look to a Christmas party/meal. You can glam it up even further by adding some false lashes too! I’ve got a jumper on as you can see 😂! Not exactly the best outfit to go with this look but I’m sure you could imagine an LBD for me 😘!

What do you think of this palette and have you ever heard of Jolie Beauty before? Would you like to know more about the other products I used for this look? Let me know in the comments!

MAKEUP REVIEW: THE BEST HIGHLIGHTER IN TOWN

Ok guys, you can thank me later. I have found the best highlighter ever!

It is the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter- Bronze Gold, for only £6! Now, compared to some liquid highlighters on the market, this is an amazing price!

Isn’t she beautiful 😍! There is an easy one drop applicator inside but I have found I haven’t had to use it as there is enough liquid on the outside of the applicator already for my intended use, which is to highlight my face after foundation. You can add this highlighter to your moisturiser or foundation if you want an all over glow.

I can’t think of any bad points about this product. It is beautiful, silky and an amazing price!

I have highlighted my cheek bone here to show you how it looks! Im not able to compare it to a more up-market highlighter as I refuse to spend that much money to be honest. I’m glad I didn’t because this one is perfect and you can find it here!

Is it weird to wear your wedding dress twice?

My wedding day was absolutely amazing! It was beautiful and romantic, and I got to see lots of people of whom I don’t get to see all that much in my day to day life! That meant that I really wanted to soak up the good conversations and time spent enjoying the day, caring a little less about what the cake looked like and more about soaking up the love that surrounded me.

I had planned to wear my wedding dress until I went to bed, however I had only ever tried it on standing up and I realised at our wedding breakfast that I couldn’t actually sit down! I could get most of the way down but there was one last inch before I could comfortably sit on the chair haha! Apparently I chose fashion over common sense, but I lasted until 8PM (after the first dance) before I dashed off to change.

We got some absolutely beautiful photographs, thanks to the father of the groom (who was also our photographer) and we didn’t spend that much time taking them either!

So why wear the dress again?

I realised after I got all of the photos back, there was just one missing. It was a photograph of the back of my dress. Which I must admit I really did love. It may seem silly but I felt really quite sad that I wore such a beautiful dress, and would only have one half of it documented. I hadn’t thought to ask at the time and I really kicked myself for it.

I tried to think of possible ways of wearing it again without looking ‘crazy’ or like I wanted to keep reminding everyone of my recent trip down wifey lane. I kept telling myself off for being bothered about something so trivial. Then something happened…

It snowed!

The most snow I have seen in years in the West Midlands. I gazed out of the window for hours and I realised… This is the perfect day to get the photograph that’s missing! Again my mind flooded with, what if I look weird or crazy? What if people think I’m going to try and re-live the wedding day again for the rest of my life?!!!

Then I actually thought about it.

Why on earth should I feel bad about wearing MY wedding dress again? Why should anyone else’s opinion matter? And really, why would they care if I fancy prancing around in my wedding dress in the snow? That dress cost a hell of a lot, and if I want to get my moneys worth then I’m sure that’s my business! Am I right?!… I am so glad I did it!

I LOVE the photos! Thanks Mr Hemming-Marsh! I am so pleased that I broke through that familiar restriction of ‘what will people think’. I’ve decided that from now on if I’m worried about doing something that isn’t hurting anyone and is morally acceptable, I’m just going to go for it!

I would advise anyone reading to do the same! ✌🏻

Your new brow lady!

Ok so the best brow lady in the world happens to be my sister! She is the bomb.

She is Birmingham based and is qualified in the following:

– HD Brows

– Nouveau LVL Lashes

– Nouveau Eyelash Extensions

She also offers waxing, threading and tinting services!

Ok so you want some proof right? I grabbed some before and after images from her Instagram page @probrowbeauty ….

These are my beautiful eyelash extensions I had done for my hen night and wedding 😍!

Here is an example of HD Brows

It’s not just me who thinks she’s good either as you can see!

So If you or a friend are on the hunt for your very own brow lady, get in touch with her!

You can contact her via the instagram page mentioned above, or visit the website here!