Monday, 20 October 2014

New In From Lush

There's never a better time to stock up on some Lush products than Autumn/Winter, when their Halloween and Christmas collections are released. I can never get enough of the sweetly scented, sometimes spicy bath bombs that adorn the tables, so naturally I had to buy a few.

I tried to go for the brand new releases that were non-existent last year, however I just couldn't resist bringing home a Shoot for the Stars bath bomb. I bought quite a few of these a year ago because they just turn the bath into the most amazing colour and drowns the bathroom in the Honey I Washed the Kids scent. You can see photos of this one here.

Everything else was new to me, though. I did buy a couple of the bubble bars on top of these - Wizard and Sparkly Pumpkin, but I was so desperate to try them I used half of each before I got around to snapping photos. I'd highly recommend both though, and Sparkly Pumpkin wasn't half as messy as I had imagined it was going to be.

Others I picked up included Butterbear, which is basically the Butterball bath bomb in the shape of a bear, Northern Lights, which I have already used and can safely say the colours are amazing, Sparkler, Luxury Lush Pud, Dashing Santa and the Christmas Hedgehog.

You can find everything in the Halloween and Christmas ranges here. I'll most likely be posting reviews on what I've bought so let me know what you'd like to see first!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Give Them Nightmares With Makeup Revolution's New Palette

Who's There, Danger Coming, Lethal, Pretty Zombie, Bump in the Night, Poisonous
Lawless, The Hunger, I Am Watching You, Beyond the Night, Wicked, Friday 13th
White Noise, Elm St, Ash, Boo, Depravity, Darkness

Makeup Revolution continue to wow as the year goes by and their Salvation palette, "Give Them Nightmares" is no exception. For only £6 you get an impressive 18 shadows that can create a multitude of deep, smoky looks - perfect for Halloween. 

The majority of the shades perform exceptionally well, although for me there are three standouts; Who's There, Lethal and Ash. They have great colour payoff and are easy to work with. As with most palettes however there are a few less impressive shades. These are Lawless, White Noise and Boo. They take quite a lot of work to build up the intensity and compared to the other colours in the palette they fall a little flat.

As with all eyeshadows I'd recommend applying an eye primer beforehand to really get the most out of the Give Them Nightmares palette. I've been having a lot of fun playing around with all the combinations and would recommend it to anyone who wants to experiment with more daring colours.