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Mental Sharpie Eyebrows!

As you can see I have had a productive afternoon.
After being left horrified that there was not one single gif on the whole of the internet of this gem from Wayne Goss and his hilarious thoughts on a topic close to my heart I thought I’d take it upon myself to rectify that!
The Full Makeup trends that need to die video can be seen here
What are your thoughts on ‘sharpie brows’?
Happy Friday!
xxx
Morphe 12NB Palette- Review, Swatches, and an EOTD 2

Morphe 12NB Palette- Review, Swatches, and an EOTD

 

I noticed this palette while shopping on Beauty Bay the other week and decided to order it as an addition to my kit. I thought it looked to have potential as a fab neutral palette for my bridal clients.

For £13 you get 12 eyeshadows. Encased in a perfect for travel/pro kit sized palette. Which I appreciate, I’m really not a fan of the over facing 35 palettes. I’ve been curious about the hype over Morphe shadows for a while though so I am happy they have these smaller palettes as an option.

I was drawn straight away to the 8th shade in the palette. A warm Bronze/Brown and the swatch really made a great first impression. It felt buttery soft and the pigmentation packed a punch! The same can be said for shades 6, 7, 11, and 12. For me, these are the standout shades in the 12NB.

The lighter shades on the top row are less impressive. They take quite a bit of building up to get the colour payoff. As well as that they are chalkier than the other shades in the palette but it’s not something that bothers me especially considering how much the palette cost.

Easy on the eye?

I really love the terracotta shade (7) for a transition shade.With the warm plummy Brown (12) in the crease. And shade 8 on the outer ‘V’ and under the lower lash line which is what I used here.

 

 

MORPHE 12NB
 

Other products used-

MAC Solar Bits pigment (lid)
*Ardell Demi wispies (lashes)
Zoeva black eyeshadow from the nude spectrum palette (top lash line)
MAC Feline eyeliner (waterline)
 

Overall I’m really happy to have the 12NB.

 

The shades I mentioned as the stand outs would be worth the £13 alone. And I have a feeling that it will be one that I will use a lot both personally and professionally. I’d definitely recommend checking it out if you are after an affordable compact neutral palette. One with the potential to create many different looks. You can get this palette here

My only real issue is the lack of shade names. That comes from a professional point of view. It’s so much easier to remember a shade I’ve used by name on a job. So if by any chance Morphe reads this and would like to hire somebody to name their shades I am so available for that position!

 

In fact, I’d go as far as saying that would be my dream, job!

 

What are your thoughts on Morphe eyeshadows?

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Review- Rubis Red Gold Tweezers. The Ferrari of Tweezers? 1

Review- Rubis Red Gold Tweezers. The Ferrari of Tweezers?

A good pair of tweezers are essential to keep me looking more human than Gruffalo,

and when I was offered a pair of what Bobbi Brown called the “Ferrari of tweezers” to review. Of course, I wanted to try them out!

 

Rapid hair growth can work to my advantage, for example, if I was going to a fancy dress party as Helga from ‘Hey Arnold‘ and wanted to perfectly replicate her look, boom, my own personal hair gene-ie will grant that wish in approximately 1 millisecond, on the flip side said gene-ie decides to take himself off on a long holiday from his duties when I decide to get 8 inches cut off my hair and regret it the following day.

 

           So the ‘Ferrari of tweezers?’

Review- Rubis Red Gold Tweezers. The Ferrari of Tweezers?

 Firstly, I’ve never seen a better-looking pair of tweezers, have you??

And while the aesthetics don’t really matter of course it is appreciated!

 

Swiss company Rubis originally crafted precision tweezers exclusively for the Swiss watch industry. They were used to make and set Rubies into the movements of Patek Philipe, Cartier and Rolex watches.

Of course, this plus the reassuringly expensive (£29) price tag set my expectations higher than Cheech and Chong in a hot air balloon.

 

Initial impressions were good. They do indeed grip even the tiny just grown through hairs and remove them with ease!

However…  those minuscule hairs that are basically black dots. Sadly the above-mentioned blurb does not reflect their ability to get those little fuckers out!

 

Overall they are a fantastic pair of tweezers, personally, I wouldn’t exactly go as far as calling them the Ferrari of tweezers, (the Porsche Boxter maybe) or be willing to pay £29 for them because performance wise they are exactly on par with my  *mini tweezerman’s which cost less than a tenner.

 

Of course as mentioned the design of this pair are very very pretty, however, the only stockist I could find for the 6 star design was  *ebay. The entire Rubis range which has considerably cheaper, plain designs that presumably perform the same can be found on *Amazon  Cult beauty and Beauty Bay

What are your favourite tweezers?

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