Urban Decay: Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Urban Decay Basquiat CollectionOn a rainy Saturday afternoon in Bolton the lovely girls at Urban Decay put on a bit of a party. What for? To celebrate the release of the Jean-Michel Basquiat collection.

There was food and drink, make-overs, glitter, a DJ, a raffle and of course a demonstration showing talking through who Jean-Michel was, the collection and demonstrating it in use.

I got to play will all parts of the collection not just the products I purchased so I’m going to share with you full swatches and some pictures from the day. Continue reading

Easter 2016 Beauty Gifts

Don’t want to overload your rellies with chocolate this Easter Sunday? Looking for an Easter gift for a beauty addict who loves chocolate but refuses to eat it? How about some lovely Easter and chocolate themed beauty gifts instead?

Make-Up

Makeup Revolution, I ♡ Makeup ‘I Heart Chocolate – Vice’ £7.99
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Released just in time for Easter this is the latest addition the popular I Heart Chocolate range of palettes. The palette contains 16 shimmer and matte shades encased in a dark chocolate version of their melted chocolate packaging. The peachy tones are sure to be popular this summer!

Zoeva, Cocoa Blend Palette £18
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If you’re looking for something with more of a ‘grown up’ feel to it why not try the Cocoa Blend palette from German brand Zoeva. 10 gorgeous shades in an array of different finishes this is a taste of temptation for any make-up junkie. I particularly love the cranberry shades in this palette.

Too Faced, Melted Chocolate liquid lipsticks £19
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Recent additions to the ‘Melted’ line of lipsticks this range of neutral brown shades is infused with cocoa powder and smell and taste of chocolate!
Available in six beautifully saturated chocolate inspired shades there’s sure to be one to suit you or whoever you have in mind.

Bath & Body Products

The Body Shop, Chocomania Body Butter £14/200ml
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A rich body butter that smells good enough to eat! I’m a big fan of the body butters from The Body Shop I think they are one of their stand out products.

Cruelty free and with many fair trade ingredients this should go down a storm with your hippy best friend. Beware however as this is unfortunately not a vegan product as it contains both honey (listed as mel) and beeswax.

Lush Bath Bombs £2.95-£6.95

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Lush have a range of seasonal bath bombs as well as a few other products including the Golden Egg, the Fluffy Egg and Humpty Dumpty as pictured here. All vegetarian and handmade.

Accessories

Beauty Blender, Correct.Four Micro Mini Blenders £23
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Deliciously egg shaped and brightly coloured but instead of eating these soft little eggs you use them to blend your make-up!

Use the colours as colour coding so you know which sponge is which and blend, blend, blend! These smaller versions of the regular beauty blender are designed for ease of use in smaller areas such as under the eyes and around the nose.

 

Next, Bunny Make-Up Bag £6

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Super seasonally appropriate, who doesn’t love a cute bunny? Having somewhere cute to store my make-up while I’m out and about certainly does make me a “happy bunny” and I’m sure anybody who receives this will be too.

 

 

Bomb Cosmetics, White Chocolate Truffle glass candle £6.99

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A luxuriant hand-poured candle made with a blend of essential oils for a real depth of fragrance, also available are Chilli & Chocolate and the more traditional Chocolate & Orange. Burns for up to 35 hours.
Look out for their Mad Hatter’s Tea candles each in a tea cup with a saucer – excellent for an Alice themed Easter party!

I hope I’ve given you all some great ideas for ways to replace those sugary (and often sadly low quality!) chocolate eggs this year. Will you be celebrating Easter this weekend?