29 December 2016


I am absolutely in love with this beautiful palette and I did not hesitate to order from Cultbeauty.com. Usually I am more of a neutral taupey eyeshadow kind of girl but I felt that I really wanted to try out warmer/pink tones which is what this palette offers. The 'Venetian red' and 'Realgar' shade really caught my eye and I was excited to use it to create different eye makeup looks.  

First of all, the packaging of this is gorgeous with a pretty dusky pink velvet which although is so pretty, I'm sure it will get a bit dirty very quickly just like how my Naked palette did. I loved the shades and I find that they blend together very easily and all the colours just compliment each other beautifully. The brush itself is good quality which I am pleased with as some other brushes that come with palettes do not offer this. The only downside to this palette is that it had alot of fallout which I am quite disappointed about but overall I am still loving this palette and I have been reaching for it most of the time in Autumn/Winter time. 

Fortunately, Anastasia Beverly Hills is now available in the UK which means that it so much more easier to get hold of this palette rather than ordering from Cultbeauty or Beautybay; which I did and found that it was usually out of stock resulting me having to wait to order. This palette is just perfect for all makeup lovers who want to try out these unique shades and also would make such a pretty gift!

Modern Renaissance palette available from: ABH website / Cultbeauty

What is your favourite makeup palette?

♥ Love Ying x


1 October 2016


I found this amazing offer on Cultbeauty.com where they are offering a customisable box that includes their bestseller products and better still, you are able to pick your shades and formulation tailored to your own needs. I couldn't get this fast enough so a few clicks later, I checked out with this box of wonders and I will share with you my first impressions of these products now that I have tried them all out now.

19 August 2016


It is not easy finding the perfect moisturise when it comes to my combination-oily skin so I was so excited to think that I have finally found 'The one'. This lightweight liquid texture is "infused with Goji berry extracts and lemon balm oil to leave skin healthy and hydrated". This is inspired by Korean beauty experts and I find that this particular product is different from any other moisturisers I have tried in the past.

3 July 2016


Beeing an avid user of makeup setting sprays over the past years, I think I can confidently say that I have found the perfect duo that I will ever need in my makeup kit. Being a combination oily skin girl can make it difficult finding the perfect finish foundation which does the oil control but compromises on the glow but these are the answers to my problems and totally changed my life. I have given up my favourite MAC fix+ and also my Urban decay allnighter after discovering these which are also a more affordable option.

12 May 2016

Brand Focus: NYX Cosmetics

NYX was a brand which I have been lusting over for quite some time as it was difficult to get hold of in the UK. However, I am now so happy they Selfridges and larger boots store now have these in stock! I managed to pick up a handful of product to try out and so far I have been impressed by them.

21 April 2016


Working as a nurse means that it is vital for me to find products that are long lasting throughout my tedious and somewhat draining shift without having to touch up. I find that these products have worked well for me and helped me look half decent after the long shift. 

31 January 2016

Lip Liners by Kiko

I am always overwhelmed by the range of products that Kiko stores offer and I totally fall in love with their good quality products with such reasonable price tags. This store offers products that closely resemble some of those on the higher brand shelves which I love as I can get the same type of product for a fraction of the price. Recently I have fallen for the whole lip liner craze and matte lips therefore I wouldn't pass the Kiko store without making a purchase. To be very honest, I wanted all the colours and quite alot of the shades in the lip liner ranges were beautiful. However, I have to constrain myself and be good by picking out a couple of standout shades: A nude and a nice wearable pink colour.

16 January 2016

Product Hype : Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

10 January 2016

A Few From Charlotte Tilbury

So for Christmas I got the amazing new Charlotte Tilbury Advent calender which I was so thrilled by. With that came with some lovely miniature products for me to try out before going ahead and puchasing the full size. Overall, I have been amazed by the quality of the products I've tested and the generous sized products definitley was worth the price of the advent calender. I will be sharing my reviews on all the products over the next couple weeks too so stay tuned for that.

[ Lip Magic ]
When I first heard that Charlotte Tilbury is releasing a lipstick, I instantly got really excited as anybody who knew me would know that I am a lipbalm fiend. However, packaged within a tiny pot was a product that I thought all in all was a thumbsdown for me. Not only was it not very hydrating, but it left a fine layer of the product on my lips which didn't really do much. I also dislike the design within the pot as I always feel that its unhygeinic to dip fingers in the pot each time to apply onto my lips. For the price of this, I do not think its worth it as I think that there are other brands out there that does a better job at moisturising.

This eyeshadow feels amazing and swatches so well. This colour is described as an 'antique, pearl-flecked aubergine which compliments green eyes especially. The colour is very buildable and a few layers of this gave a multidimensional look to the eyes. It delivered a nice subtle shimmer that doesn't look over the top but catches the light nicely as you can see in the pictures. I do find that it is a little bit difficult to blend out compared to other eyeshadows I have but when used with a primer, it does make it a little easier. As a single eyeshadow, it is really good and has a really finely milled texture. However, I did find that it creased on my eyelids due to my long work hours and natural prone oily eyelids. Great product by Charlotte Tilbury but I feel that there are other better eyeshadows out there for the price. 

[ ROCK ‘N’ KOHL eyeliner in Supernova ]
This smokey plum shade eyeliner was beautiful in stores and when I swatched this in store I really adored the buttery texture of it and how long it lasted on the back of my hand. This mini I got from the advent calender did not dissapoint me at all as the colour was highly pigmented and the shimmer was perfect. It didn't smudge on me despite the tendency of my eyes to become watery throughout the day therefore I was more than impressed. A high quality long-lasting eyeliner which I would highly recommend and the colour range that do is great too. Only downside to this is that I am a contact lens wearer and sometimes the tiny specs of shimmer does tend to stick to my lens.
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