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Anastasia Beverley Hills ‘Prism’ Eyeshadow Palette – review and swatches!

Hello my lovlies and happy new year! Today I bring you a review and swatches of the ‘Prism’ eyeshadow palette from ABH.

When this palette first dropped in the UK and I saw the shade selection I knew I just had to have it. The palette’s packaging is just so pretty, the gorgeous velvet-like casing with the gold detail is enough to draw anyone in, it’s velvety texture is similar to the casing on both of their previous eyeshadow palettes. This palette contains 14 shades in total, 7 matte shades and 7 metallic shades. The palette also comes with one classic ABH double ended eyeshadow brush, just like the previous palettes. Whilst swatching the palette I found the formulas, both matte and metallic, to be very pigmented with a silk-like feel. The only two shades which I found to be slightly less pigmented were ‘sphere’ and ‘obsidian’ which are two of the matte formulas. I found this slightly odd as usually if there is inconsistency in formulas they tend to be both either light or dark shades, whereas these two are a light yellow and a pitch black. Speaking of the shades, let’s get into the swatches!

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left to right: lucid, eden, unity, dimension and parallel

‘lucid’ is a duo chrome colour which I’m in love with, it’s a white gold colour with pink reflects, perfect for that brow and inner corner highlight.

‘eden’ is a matte coral pink colour, it goes gorgeously in the crease for a cute pink smokey eye.

‘unity’ is a matte ochre shade, a twist on a classic nude colour as it’s just that bit more yellow toned.

‘dimension’ is another beautiful duo chrome shade that I can’t get enough of, it is a silver grey with pink reflects.

‘parallel’  is a matte brown truffle colour great for those who like a darker smokey eye without having to go as dark as black.

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left to right: pyramid, throne, saturn and eternal

‘pyramid’ is a bright metallic yellow gold colour with subtle green reflects, perfect to put on the lid to add a bit of gold glamour.

‘throne’ is one of my favorite shades, it is a blackened green colour with multi-coloured relfects.

‘saturn’ is another matte shade, it is a beautiful terracotta nude perfect for tucking in the crease.

‘eternal’ is a gorgeous copper metallic shade with a hint of violet, I really like the warmth of this shade.

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left to right: sphinx, osiris, sphere, obsidian and lure

‘sphinx’ is a very warm metallic bronze shade that is very similar but slightly darker than eternal.

‘osiris’ is a stunning colour, it is a metallic violet colour with red reflects which I think is a very unique combination!

‘sphere’ is a matte electric green yellow colour, this is the one I struggled with when it came to swatching because of the pigmentation. However, when layered and the pigment becomes more opaque it is a gorgeous bright colour!

‘obsidian’ is the darkest shade in the palette, it is a deep matte black, perfect for those gorgeous smokey eyes.

‘lure’ is definitely my most used shade, it is a a soft matte lilac colour and I am in love with it. I find it goes so well with so many looks and I can’t get enough.

Hands down this palette is absolutely stunning. From the sleek packaging to the gorgeous array of shades, ABH have totally smashed this palette (with a little exception when it comes to the pigmentation on a couple of the shades). If you don’t own the prism palette I would definitely suggest adding it to your collection, the colours are very unique and is such a pretty palette. You can create so many individual looks with this palette and I for sure use it all the time..

Until next time loves!.. x

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Juvia’s Place ‘Saharan II’ Eyeshadow Palette

Okay, so it’s safe to say I am officially obsessed with this brand. From the moment I got my hands on my very first Juvia’s product ‘The Magic Palette’ I’ve been absolutely hooked (you can find my review on that palette here). Recently I’ve got my hands another new palette; The Saharan II Eyeshadow palette.

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I fell in love with the colours in this palette as soon as I lifted the lid, they are so vibrant and there’s something quite endearing about the different selection of shades. The first thing that caught my eye was the fact there are multiple duo-chrome shades in this palette, and duo-chromes might be the love of my life.. right, lets get to the facts shall we??

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The palette contains a total of nine eyeshadows. Along with three duo-chrome shades there are three matte shades and also three metallic shades, each as equally gorgeous as the last. Each eyeshadow is 3.6 grams of product and with the palette retailing for £20 in the UK (you can grab it from beautybay.com) I think you get a substantial amount of product for your money.

The colour selection in this palette is absolutely stunning, there are so many different looks to be created from the nine shades. Each of the shades are incredibly pigmented, the metallic and duo-chrome shades are the most pigmented with the matte shadows following closely behind. This fact allows the shadows to be blended easily and quickly with a high impact colour payoff, which is an absolute dream when it comes to eyeshadow.

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left to right: Chefchaouen, Marrakesh and Aziza

The three duo-chrome shades are as follows.. Marrakesh is a gorgeous peach colour that has a tint of gold/orange when in specific lights, Aziza is a beautiful white toned champagne colour with a tint of gold and Chefchaouen is a stunning light grey/blue colour with a tint of silver.

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left to right: Taza, Zohra and Fez

The three matte shades are as follows.. Fez is a gorgeous warm deep brown colour, Zohra is a stunning warm deep red colour and Taza is a warm brown which is much lighter than Fez.

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left to right: Nomad, Berber and Hadiya

The three metallic shades are as follows.. Hadiya is a lovely light to medium brown shade, Berber is a pure sea blue colour and Nomad is a gorgeous burgandy/wine colour.

My two favourite shades in the palette are Marrakesh (the orange toned peach) and Zohra (the deep red). I honestly can’t get enough of using this palette and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone looking for some top quality eyeshadows.

All in all I adore the ‘Saharan II’ eyeshadow palette and can’t wait to start creating some different looks with the shadows! Juvia’s Place holds a special place in my heart and they keep killing it with these palettes, bring on the next one!!

Until next time!

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my favourite ‘Yankee Candle’ scents!

I love a good candle.. especially in the cold winter months, and in my opinion you cant get better than a good old Yankee Candle! The scents they come up with just fill me with joy (maybe because I’ve been surrounded by them my whole life..) so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you for this time of year! Let’s dive in..

the perfect tree (2)

Now, seeing as Christmas has just passed, I thought I’d start with a couple of my favourite Christmas scents from this year! The first is called ‘the perfect tree’ and it’s exactly what you’d expect. It smells exactly like a freshly bought Christmas tree! With its top notes being evergreen and pine needles, this candle is sure to fill your house with a joyous Christmassy scent. Saying this, I find that this scent isn’t too overwhelming, as I find some candles tend to have a very overpowering scent which really puts me off. For a cold Christmas morning ‘the perfect tree’ is exactly that, perfect.

christmas eve

The second of my favourite Christmas scents is ‘Christmas Eve’. One of my all time favourite ingredients in a candle recipe is ‘red berry’ which may be why I love this one so much.. its top notes are orange, almond and citrus with a hint of red berry and cinnamon undertones. This scent is all you could want from a Christmas candle, as soon as it begins to burn it fills the room with the most wonderful nostalgic smell of the holidays! For me it brings back all the memories of being younger on Christmas Eve, filled with excitement for the next day! A must try for this time of year, and a must have for Christmas Eve!

snow in love

Another scent I love for this time of year (and my mum’s favourite) is ‘snow in love’. This scent is beautiful, its top notes are citrus, jasmine and a hint of sandalwood. It is a very cosy and comforting scent with a floral fragrance which is not too overpowering. The scent is very delicate, bringing just the right amount of elegance to the room. It strikes me as quite a romantic scent and the presentation is adorable too, the white candle fits in with any decor and I think makes a wonderful gift. It is a perfect candle for this time of year, but is also a favourite all year round and it goes down especially well in the spring time. ‘Snow in love’ is an absolute all rounder.

peony

Peony has always been one of the scents I love the most, so I burn it all year round. It’s subtle enough to not be overpowering but strong enough that you can still smell it when you leave the room. The candle is my favourite colour, a light pink, which looks absolutely stunning. The scent entices you in with a bright sweetness and is perfect for any room. The top note is sweet peony with a mid scent of pink peony and a base of blonde woods, so you get a really raw peony scent. I’d suggest this candle for anyone with a sweet floral taste!

So there we go, a few of my favourite scents for this time of year! I hope you enjoyed reading and its inspired you to try some new scents, until next time!