segunda-feira, 22 de maio de 2017

Blacklight Highlight Palette from BH Cosmetics

Hi cuties!

I am sorry for the long silence but I have had a crazy last 6 months. My grandma went to hospital and had everything you can imagine, now she is being fed by a tube because she refuses to eat...It's a very looong story.

Now, for something more cheerful! I have just receive the new Blacklight BH Cosmetics Highlight palette. Can I get an AMEN?! 'Cuz it took ages to get to me, thank to the Portuguese Custom Services.

Honestly, I've heard about this palette not so long ago, about a month I'd say. It took about a week to get to Portugal (by Spain) and then another week to get out of Customs...yeah...they take their time, alright.

Finally,let's take a look at this beauty...



Blacklight Highlighter Palette from BH Cosmetics

As you can see the palette comes with 6 very large pans of Highlighting shades. There is some controversy on the internet that it is a dupe to the Anastasia Beverly Hills MoonChild palette (I would die to get my hands in that one). I am unable to tell you if it is true because I do not own the ABH palette 😢.

What I can tell you, is that the colours are beautiful!! They might not look like much but when you put them on your skin, you can see how special they are.

I purchased them for 12 euros, because there was a sales going on. If you keep track of the BH Cosmetics website you'll know there is always a 25% or more campaign, which is great for us. Unfortunately, in Portugal, if you want to pay not Custom taxes, your order much be less than 22 euros in total, so I only ordered this (being that the shipping cost are about 7 euros).



I have swatched the colours from right to left. So from right to left we have: Electra, Laser, Kween, Strobe, On Point and Illusion.

Unfortunately, I am as pale as a wall and you can barely see the colours in the picture so I took the liberty of using one of the pictures BH Cosmetics has used on their Instagram. 

Here they started on the bottom row, from the right to the left.

As you can see there is a slight duo chrome effect to them, especially Illusion, which is my favorite 😊. The highlighters are a bit powdery but not much (I think they shall become less so with use). I have tried it on top of my clean face and there was no fall out, just a beautiful highlight. 

This is a palette to have fun with,I am absolutely in love with them! Even having the unicorn highlighter from I heart Makeup, because the unicorn one is just a normal, 5 colour highlighter, with no duo chrome effect at all, as you may see bellow.

Unicorn Heart highlighter from I heart Makeup. 

I cannot wait to play around with these and maybe make a youtube tutorial on it.

Hope you have enjoyed this small review and please leave your comments and suggestions down bellow. 

XOXO
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quarta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2017

Colourpop Haul from an European point of view

Hey cutie pies!

I have a haul for you today. A ColourPop haul!!! Anyone excited?! I mean from Europe, cuz we have had the chance to buy these for a short period of time!

Ok, I didn't buy a lot of stuff (I was a little short on money) but when I heard that they were doing a 4 dollar Europe shipping campaign, I had to open my wallet and scrap out every cent.

So let's start with the crappy part that we all know (Europeans) the duties that customs make us pay...Colourpop got the package to Portugal in 4 days! I kid you not!

Now duties...they took 20-freaking-days! Yes, I live in Portugal and it is actually the end of the world still...Oh and they didn't even contact me! I had to e-mail them and they ask me for a photocopy of my ID card and of the receipt with the description of all the products I bough and how much I had paid for each of them. Mind that I only bought 7 items that came up to 34 Euros (with shipping).

Yeah...after 20 days of waiting and back and forth e-mailing, the package finally got to me...and they made me pay 20 Euros to get it...So all in all, it came up to 54 something Euros.

Please bear in mind that I am not upset with Colourpop! They were amazing, extremely fast shipping and great products. I just really don't like Customs....


Now for the good part ^^ Colourpop goodies!!! You can see the colours on the lips on my youtube channel Newances by Ema.



As I've mentioned before, I didn't buy a whole lot but I got some great products!

Let's talk packaging...look at it...just look...


The inside of the box. It came with the products, a thank you card and a booklet with the current collection. 

Everything came perfectly packaged, with a type of foam around it and the inside of the box was so pretty with flowers and all.









Tootsie (left to right): lippie pencil and lippie stix on top, lippie stix, lippie pencil. 







Bichette (left to right): lippie pencil and lippie stix on top, lippie stix, lippie pencil. 



Marshmallow lippie pencil 




Gel liner in "Best O"



From left to right: Lippie pencil in "Marshmallow" and Gel line in "Best O"



Lippie stix: What can I say? Both of them are matter but they are extremely buttery and non-drying on your lips.

 - Tootsie is that perfect greije colour we have all been looking for since Limecrime invented "Cashmere".

 - Bichette is a very classy red,with a blue undertone, unlike its lippie pencil. The mix of the two creates a beautiful and perfect red, especially for very light skin like mine. 


Lippie pencil: The pencils are a bit more matte, like it's normal. I do advise esfoliating and moisturizing a few minutes prior to applying them because you will be able to see any skin that you have on your dry lips. 

 - Tootsie is a bit lighter and more of a brick colour than the Lippi stix, but still has that grey undertone. 

 - Bichette is a little more cherry toned than I thought, specially on the lips alone. I don't really like that kind of tone but many do and you may be able to pull using it totally alone. 

- Marshmallow was the little exra I had to buy. I love they grey purple colour on the lips. Maybe it's my Pastel goth side but still, I love it! Besides it's perfect to use with the Inglot's 436 I bought in 2016.

As for the Gel line "Best O", I have to say it's one of the best eyeliner's I have ever used. First  thought it was going to dry super fast because it looked dry already but I was pleasantly surprise. 

The liner glides beautifully and is so pigmented that you barely need any product! It will dry a bit fast on the brush (I use an angled brush, as you may see on the video) but it gives you the perfect winged liner easily.

There are some fall outs but they do not smudge, you can just swept them away with your finger or a fan brush if you want. 

The liner does last all day (and this coming from someone who occasionally rubs her eyes 'cuz she forgets she has eyeliner), without smudge or transferring!

So overall rating!!!

Lippie Styx: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lippie Pencils: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Gel Liner: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall Colourpop has done an amazing job and whenever I get past my Customs trauma (and they have free shipping xD) I'm buying some more!!

Hope you have enjoyed this review and haul! Please subscribe to my youtube channel and leave any comments, advise or products you would like me to review, let me know!

Have a wonderful 2017!

See you next time,

XOXO
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