Friday, 6 March 2015
I have quite the addiction to candles. I think a lot of women share this addiction which does make me feel a little better, I can't walk out of a homeware shop without buying a candle most of the time but I've never reviewed any on here before!
The one I'm burning in the picture above is a Max Benjamin candle- they are an Irish company so they're easily available to buy here in Dublin. The candles themselves are 100% natural wax and come in gorgeous white jars which look really pretty sitting on a coffee table or a desk. I have the French Linen Water candle and I love the scent. My Mum bought it for me as she knows I love smells like clean, fresh washing and she was so right! The smell of this is quite sweet but at the same the really fresh. Its a lovely candle to be burning now, during Spring. I have this in my bedroom and find that I can smell it even when its not burning which is really nice.
I would highly recommend the Max Benjamin candles if you haven't tried them before. Especially if you can't afford a Jo Malone or Diptyque candle, these retail for around twenty euro, and would make a lovely gift.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
I got this palette for Christmas so I thought it was about time I finally reviewed it here on my blog! I have mentioned this eyeshadow palette in a favourites video before but I wanted you guys to see some proper photos. I've lusted after something from Charlotte Tilbury's make-up line for ages so my Mum bought me the Vintage Vamp for Christmas, which was rather lovely of her. I decided to go for this one in particular as it was filled with shades that I don't have already- when you have as much make-up as I do you end up with a LOT of neutral palettes! The shades in this are much more red toned which was something a bit different for me, but still wearable.
I literally swoon at the packaging on Charlotte Tilbury's products- they're so art deco and glamorous. All the shadows in this quad are gorgeous quality and easy to blend as well as nicely pigmented. The first shade is a pinky-champagne colour that can be washed all over the lid or used as an inner-corner/browbone highlight. The second is a rich red-brown that can be used in the crease and on the lower lash line, If you want the daytime version of the Vintage Vamp look you can just use these two colours. To vamp it up for the evening Charlotte suggests deepening the crease with the final colour which is a more cool toned red-brown and adding a pop of glitter with that super shimmery gold shadow.
I love this palette so much and think its really handy for travelling as it has a great mirror, is nice and compact and you can do a really wearable day to night look with it.