Naked 3 Palette

I was lucky enough to be  bought my first ever Urban Decay palette for Christmas : Naked 3! Its safe to say I have fallen in love with it - the range of shades are rose-hued neutrals and each colour is stunning!

The first thing that I noticed was the beautiful sleek packaging (as I have not owned a naked palette I was very impressed). It comes packaged inside a beautiful box and then inside was the palette itself, a bronze coloured sturdy metal tin, it certainly felt robust and I can imagine it being great to take when travelling or on holidays. 
The tin itself contains 12 eye shadow colours and a large mirror in the lid - so handy! And also a brush to use to apply the shades..which I love (I am always misplacing my smaller eye shadow brushes so the fact this one sits inside is a bonus! 
The wow factor really is the beautiful range of colours inside, with a range of different finishes this palette is certainly versatile, from mattes, pearls and shimmery metallics - there really is something to suit anyone! The colours themselves are amazing, starting at a pale pink and ending in a dark matte black with red micro glitter  - I was very impressed with the shades as they are each different yet you could easily blend them together to create some beautiful smokey eye looks.
I have used this palette around 5 times now and I love how easy they apply, with little fallout, the colours blend together brilliantly and they are all very pigmented. I am now interested to try out some other Naked Palettes!


The prettiest lipstick there is...

After a busy December I am happy to say I am back with a new blog post, hope you had a fab Christmas and New Year! In 2015 I hope to post more regularly (but with a full time job this can sometimes be a little tricky) Please stick with me though as I love reading and writing blogs..and hope you enjoy reading my posts..

So for a while I have been swooning over the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks, the packaging is simply stunning and I was lucky enough to have been bought one for Christmas by my boyfriend!
I was not disappointed when I unwrapped the gift to find the shiny gold case with the signature YSL logo engraved around the centre. I had the shade 29, Rose Opera which is a beautiful dusty pink colour.

(excuse the difference in lighting, the photo of me wearing the lipstick was taken in a different room and different day - it still reflects the colour well though)

As you can see - the packaging is stunning, it feels high end and I have to say it is the most beautifully designed lipstick I own - but at £25.00 per lipstick they are on the pricey side, that being said just look at it!?
The lipstick itself applied very smoothly and felt very moisturising, it is not a matte finish (which I am normally drawn to) but I loved the buttery feel, very conditioning on the lips. One downside is that it doesn't have the staying power of other brands like MAC, but it wouldn't stop me buying another.
I can see this shade suiting a range of skin tones too - it is very wearable, nice and pretty and would be a lovely colour for spring! 
All in all very happy to receive this present the only negative is that now I want to purchase more shades, hopefully if I have a spare £25 each month I can treat myself.