Sunday, 27 July 2014

Wet n Wild Walking the Red Carpet Palette Review

I saw this new Wet n Wild palette (#StudentBudget) at Clicks recently and I was a bit indecisive about whether or not to pick it up. I thought some of the shades might be similar to the Comfort Zone palette, which I already have, but the two golden shades and the light matte brown are what convinced me to buy it.

The left-hand column has a matte light pink, matte light brown, a gorgeous slightly shimmery brown and a dark matte brown, all of which are just as buttery and soft as I've come to expect from this line. The pink and light brown shades are lovely for blending out darker colours, and the brown is also great as a crease contour. The shimmery brown is absolutely stunning! It's a great colour for all over the lid and has the most beautiful, subtle sparkle to it that I just love.Then the definer shade is super dark, so it's great for lining the eyes or creating a smokey look.

On the right-hand side, we have a pearly white, glittery yellow-gold, a shimmery copper-golden colour, and rich chocolate brown with golden shimmer. The white is a gorgeous highlight for the inner corner and the chocolate is so smooth and beautiful for placing all over the lid or in the outer corners. These two shades are soft and creamy. The two golden shades are more difficult to work with. The yellow-gold is a bit dry and flaky, so although it's a very pretty colour, it tends to have some fall-out and can be difficult to blend. The copper-gold is more creamy than the yellow one and doesn't have the fall-out problem, but it's also just a little more difficult to work with than the other shades.

The pigmentation of all the shades is really amazing and won't let you down if you're a fan of Wet n Wild shadows. Overall, I think this is a versatile palette that would be a great one to pick up if you don't have these sort of shades already. This is a limited edition palette, so hurry to your nearest Clicks if you want to pick one up! There's also a limited edition purple palette, but I decided not to get that one.

Let me know if you've tried this palette or the purple one! I'd love to know what you think of them.
Until next time xx

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Winter Wardrobe Transformation: Coat Jacket

Well, hello there!
When winter began, I had the strangest feeling that I just didn't like most of my warm clothes anymore. Being a university student, my clothes revolve a lot around comfort, and as a result, my winter wardrobe consisted mostly of comfy hoodies, jeans, a few jerseys, and some really boring shirts. I decided that my winter wardrobe needed a bit of an upgrade! So this "Winter Wardrobe Transformation" series will be bringing you with me on my journey. 

I wanted to branch out and get some jackets to add a bit of flair and elegance to my style. My first buy is this lovely, blue coat jacket from Identity (which also happens to be on sale at the moment!).

I love the button detailing on the cuffs and at the waist, and I really like that the collar can be worn as in the photo, or buttoned up to keep the neck warm. And it has pockets (in my opinion, everything should have pockets)!!! This jacket is super warm and comfortable, and the fit is also really lovely.
Until next time xx