Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection

Before I get into the review, I want to just catch you guys up a little as its been a while since my last post. I want to apologise for the delay in posting, i’ve been super busy and only got back from holiday on Friday! Secondly, I want to tell you guys some really exciting news! I’ve teamed up with a brand new company who specialise in cruelty free glitters, lashes, and makeup tools. They’re called ada cosmetics and are based on etsy- you can shop here.  Use the code ‘TERI10’ for 10% off your orders over $20!

So, lets jump into this review!

When I saw that Too Faced were working on a brand new launch I was instantly excited. When I saw that it was a peaches and cream collection, I was even more excited as my sweet peach items are to die for. The only thing I was a little disappointed about, was that the collection is only exclusive to Sephora, which for us UK girls and guys, is a bit of a bummer. However, I hastily went over to the Sephora website on the day of the launch and tested the water. To my surprise, a little message from Sephora popped up saying shipping to the UK was now available and capped at just £6 for any orders over £75. I instantly started shopping.

The collection itself contains a wide variety of products that are all very reasonably priced, and seem to be targeted towards oiler skin types such as myself. To start myself off, I opted to go for the ‘Just Peachy Velvet Matte’ Eyeshadow palette (£37.10), the Peach Mist Mattifying setting spray (£26.38), and the Peach Perfect Mattifying setting powder (£26.38). I will warn you now, customs was a b****. My £6 shipping very quickly turned into £26 shipping, but I went ahead and ordered anyway.

I was expecting a very long wait for this parcel as it was coming from the states, however it was with me in just over a week. The package itself was very well wrapped to avoid any breakages. The products themselves came in beautiful boxing as shown in the header image, and the packaging inside was to die for.

Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette 

This eyeshadow palette is amazing. Firstly, the packaging is gorgeous and feels nice and expensive. The shadows smell incredible, i’d go as far to say this smells better than the sweet peach collection! You get a nice selection of colours that allow you to create a variety of different looks, from day time glam to full glam! All shades, including the light shades are extremely pigmented and buttery. They all blend like a dream on the eyes, but I would say you need to tap the excess off your brush and build the colours up where they are so pigmented. This palette is quickly becoming one of my favourites, I haven’t put it down since I got it!

Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray 

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The first thing I noticed about this setting spray was that it contains 120ml which is more than most setting sprays- for example MAC Fix Plus is 100ml. This was a bonus for me as I drench my face in setting spray- no shame. This spray, again, smells incredible which makes drenching my face even more pleasurable. The mist on this spray is extremely fine, almost to the point where it doesnt feel like you’ve managed to spray your face. This isn’t a problem for me, as I prefer the finer mists as they don’t leave any white/wet patches on my face. This spray claims to be mattifying and its not lying. As someone with oily skin, finding a ‘mattifying’ setting spray that actually works and keeps my skin looking matte throughout the day is a struggle, but this does exactly that! This product gets a 10/10 from me.

Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder 

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Im not usually a fan of loose powders as I find them incredibly messy and I’m not into baking, but when I saw this in the collection, I picked it up anyway in hope it would change my mind. This powder has done exactly that. You get a nice generous amount (35g), which is good as you always use more loose powder than you would a pressed powder. It also has a solution to help avoid messy travelling and storage situations! It has a very cute peach embossed little plastic cap which clips down when the powder is not in use to prevent any powder entering the lid and going everywhere when you open it! This is handy for me as it means I can carry this around in my handbag without the usual mess. Again this powder smells incredible, which is expected given how good the other two products smelt. It claims to be mattifying and again it isn’t lying. Combined with the setting spray, this powder keeps my oil at bay all day which is a god send! The powder comes in one colour which is ‘translucent peach’. Honestly I’m not sure how peach can be translucent but I gave it a go anyway. The powder does look a peachy colour in the pan, which gives the impression that it may alter the colour of the foundation or concealer underneath, but its true to its name and is translucent!

I would definitely recommend these products to anyone who is thinking about buying them or to anyone who has oily skin. I absolutely love all 3 of these and will definitely be purchasing more from the collection in the near future! Let me know if any of you guys have purchased anything from the collection and how you’re getting on with them!

If anyone would like to see any looks i’ve created using this palette, then please go ahead and follow me on Instagram (@happinessbringsbeauty), I would really appreciate it! I’m hosting a giveaway when I reach 1K to thank you all for your constant support<3

-T xx

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Nyx Vivid Brights Palette

Being a beauty blogger who posts daily makeup looks, bright eyeshadows are an almost essential part of my beauty collection, so I decided it was time I invest. I was planning on buying individual eyeshadows from makeup geek to make up my bright collection, but I’ve seen so many people post such amazing looks using this palette, so I thought id look it up. This palette retails for £16 on the Nyx website, which is considerably less than I was planning on paying so I thought why not. For £16 what did I really have to lose?

When the palette arrived, I don’t know why, but I was expecting it to be bigger. The size however doesn’t bother me as its nice and compact for travelling. The packaging is very simple plastic and feels quite cheap, but again, this doesn’t bother me- as long as the shadows work, I don’t really care what the packaging looks like!

When watched, these shadows are pigmented, but not as pigmented as other shadows I’ve used- I’d say they were pretty average. I was surprised however to find that the brighter colours, such as the yellow and the blues, are more pigmented than the slightly duller colours like the lilac. Although I wasn’t over impressed with the swatches, the true test was how they applied to the eyes.

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These shadows have quite a bit of kick-up when you dip your brush in them, but to me, that means they’re going to blend quite nicely, and they did. These shadows literally blend so effortlessly which was a surprise for me as I thought bright shadows would be more difficult to blend and mistakes more noticeable. These shadows are also quite pigmented when used as transition shades, so you do have to use a light hand and apply the colour a little at a time otherwise it can be a bit too intense to quickly. When packed onto the lids however, I don’t feel these shadows are as pigmented, they take some building up, but you can get them to be incredibly vibrant with a little patience. For the price I paid, I’m impressed with the quality.

You get such a wide range of colours in this palette, it allows you to create pretty much any look you can think of. I think for anyone who posts makeup looks/tutorials online, bright colours are a must have as they allow you to do something a little different and experimental. If you’re looking for bright shadows and don’t want to spend a fortune on individual ones, id definitely recommend this palette as it is very good quality for such a small price.

I will definitely be purchasing some more products from Nyx as I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of these shadows. Do any of you guys have any Nyx products you could reccommend?

(These 3 looks and more can be found on my Instagram: @happinessbringsbeauty)

-T xx

July Favourites and Disappointing products

This month has been crazy for me, I started up my Instagram for my blog (@happinessbringsbeauty if anyone wants to check it out I post a look a day) and brought a tonne of new products to use and review for you guys. For the most part, the products I tried this month were absolutely amazing and the majority are drug store which makes it even better as they’re easily accessible to you guys! So lets jump straight into the favourites.

  1. Morphe 35O and 35F IMG_5734.JPG   Anyone who follows my Instagram will know I have been obsessed with these palettes all month. They retail for £22 on beautybay.com and you get 35 amazing shades. The formula of these shadows is so buttery and pigmented and the shimmer shades are out of this world. I would definitely recommend Morphe shadows to anyone who uses eyeshadows on a daily basis, as i’ve been reaching for these palettes everyday this month.
  2. Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlights 

    These highlights are possibly the best highlights ive ever found in my life. They’re super pigmented so can be built up to give a really blinding glow, or they can be used with a lighter hand to provide the most beautiful sheen to the skin. What makes these even better, is that they’re £3, yes, £3. That price is absolutely insane for the quality of these highlights, I find myself reaching for these daily. They also look amazing as an inner corner highlight. These are the shades ‘golden lights’ and ‘peach lights’

  3. Elegant ‘Wet Brush’ IMG_5742.JPG I believe this brush is a dupe for the original ‘wet brush’. I purchased this from TK Maxx for around £5 after a recommendation from a friend. This brush is honestly amazing. I have always struggled with incredibly knotty hair as my hair is very long and fine and all my life have endured the pain of having to brush my hair, until I found this. This brush effortlessly runs through my hair and removes any knots without causing any pain whatsoever. It works best on wet hair, but also works amazingly on dry hair. I love this brush so much, its been everywhere with me this month.
  4. Bobbi Brown Eye Shader Brush img_5735.jpg If you ever go into a shop and see this brush, please promise me you’ll feel it. It doesn’t look like anything special from the photo but this brush is so soft it’s incredible. As soon as I felt it, I knew I had to have it. Where its so soft, its super fluffy which makes it great for blending out transition shades, which is exactly what ive been using it for all month. It effortlessly blends out any colour shadow- even black which is hard to blend anyway- into a beautiful seamless gradient. This retails for around £23 which is pricey, but its worth it.
  5. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara img_5744.jpgThis is the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout mascara, and it definitely was a knock out. This mascara is so good at separating and fanning out the lashes as well as lengthening and volumising. It gives you a very natural ‘false lash’ look without having to spend ages separating each lash. This has been my go to mascara all month.
  6. Ardell Demi Wispies and Lash Grip

    I’d never been a fan of false lashes until I found these. These are the most natural, beautiful lashes i’ve ever found and they’re only £4.95 from beautybay.com. I love these so much, I brought 4 pairs and I wear them for almost every make up look. The Ardell lash grip is also the best lash glue ive ever tried. Its clear, which makes application easier as you don’t have to worry about any glue showing, and it gets tacky almost instantly so you don’t have to wave your lashes around waiting for it to dry, you can just apply them straight away and they are not moving until you pull them off. For such cheap prices, Ardell have definitely converted me to a falsie lover.

  7. Freedom Pro Studio Fixing Spray img_5743.jpgSo, this month I ran out of my Mac Fix Plus and decided instead spending almost £20 on another bottle, I was going to try find a drugstore equivalent. and this is it. The freedom pro studio fixing spray retails for £5 from Superdrug which is obviously a huge difference in price to Fix Plus. It is also an anti-shine fixing spray which is perfect for me as I have oily skin. This spray is amazing. The spray itself is super fine so doesn’t leave your face feeling wet or with any white spots on it. It also prevents my oil from breaking up my foundation for up to 4 hours which is normally a struggle for me. This is also great to use with eyeshadows for a foiled effect.
  8. Charcoal Sheet Masks IMG_5733Honestly, I don’t actually know what brand these are as they are Korean, but I brought them in TK Maxx for £4.99 and they’re amazing! They’re really saturated with the serum so when you take it off after 20 minutes, theres lots of excess to massage into your skin which leaves it feeling silky smooth and my pores look dramatically reduced. I have been using these once a week this month, and I will definitely be looking for them again!

Now this month, surprisingly, I only had one disappointing product and it wasn’t a drug store product which made it even more disappointing.  For me personally, the Clinique high impact extreme volume mascara didn’t work. I didn’t see any sort of volumising at all, which is disappointing as it claims to be ‘high impact’. I also experienced a lot of clumping with this mascara as when you pull out the wand, you get so much product on it. This clumpiness can be avoided by removing the excess product from the wand, but then I feel that for £20 this is a waste. I also feel that this mascara isn’t very buildable as its quite a wet formula so goes clumpy if you continue to add layers. IMG_5738

I’d love to know if any of you have tried any of these products and if they worked for you. Also, let me know in the comments if you guys would like some 3 looks one palette kind of posts with the Morphe palettes, as thats something i’d love to do! Feel free to share some of your monthly favourites with me too so I can give them a try.

-T xx