100 Followers!

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Today I reached my first big milestone in my blogging journey, 100 follows!

I’m so chuffed to have reached this in 2 and 1/2 months, blogging twice a week. This means a lot to me so thank you all for your support. By you liking, commenting and pressing the follow button, it means you like my content which I really appreciate!

I enjoy blogging so much and I’m really glad I decided to start doing it, back in November. I get to discuss and express the things I’m so passionate about – makeup more so, but also fashion.

I may start posting 3 times a week if I get time but we’ll see!

Thank you again so much!

Adore you all

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

The Liebster Award!

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Hello lovelies! I was recently nominated for my first award, the Liebster award! Thank you to beautyholics101 for the nomination, it means a lot! Check out their blog and follow them for fab beauty and makeup reviews!

The Rules

• Acknowledge the person who nominated you and share their blog

• Share 11 facts about yourself

• Answer the 11 questions that you have been asked

• Nominate 11 more bloggers whose blog you like

• Ask 11 questions that you would like those bloggers to answer

• Let the bloggers you have nominated know that they’ve been nominated

11 Facts About Me

1. I’m a dog groomer and have been for just over a year now. I absolutely love my job. I adore animals and feel grateful that I get to work with them everyday, especially mans best friend. It has its hard days which many people will find difficult to believe. It’s not as easy as everyone thinks and it can be very stressful but I’m so happy to be there and really enjoy it. I’d love to have my own business one day.

2. My favourite movie genre is horror. I could watch them all day. I don’t know why I like them so much as I’d crap myself if I was in most of the characters situations and I’m rubbish around lots of blood.

3. I’m a strict vegetarian and have been for over 2 years now.

4. I have 16 tattoos all over my body, some small and some big. I plan to get a full sleeve eventually as I have a half sleeve at the moment. Most of them are animals or nature related.

5. I’m a house music enthusiast, its my favourite style of music. I love a beat I can dance to.

6. Me and my husband will have been together for 6 years this year! We got together when I was 18 and he was 19.

7. I went to Nottingham Trent University and studied Bsc Wildlife Conservation, I achieved a 2:1.

8. My favourite YouTube Beauty Vloggers are NikkieTutorials, MannyMua and Belle Jorden. My favourite Instagram MUA accounts are Stacey MacDonald, Plouise and mmmmitchell

9. My all time favourite TV show is Stranger Things. Dustin is my fav

10. Growing up I always wanted work in veterinary . Although that didn’t work out as when I sat in on an operation during college work experience, I nearly fainted. I’ve known ever since I could talk though that I’ve wanted to work with animals.

11. I decided to start blogging because I adore makeup and love fashion. I’m always watching makeup tutorials and looking at what the upcoming fashion trends are. It’s a huge interest however if I’m completely honest, I never really seem to have the money to practice the fashion side of it and where you probably have to buy new clothes constantly.

11 Questions I’ve Been Asked

1. What is your favourite season?

Autumn! I love all the pretty colours of the leaves, that it’s still relatively warm and that Halloween, which I absolutely love, is in this season

2. What is your favourite piece of clothing that you own?

I have two. Firstly, my Nans chunky knit cardigan that my Grandad gave to me after she’d passed away. I wear it around the flat all the time, it’s so cosy and it just reminds me of her a lot. Secondly, I love my skinny wax coated high waisted jeans, definitely a wardrobe staple! (You can see my post on them here)

3. What is your go-to lipstick?

I love mauve – toned nude lipsticks. I do various different types of eye looks and I feel like this colour goes with pretty much any look.

4. What is your favourite hairstyle to do on the run if you’re late for something?

I usually have a messy bun as I just throw my hair up and pull it out a bit. I prefer the messy look anyway when it comes to having my hair up

5. Night owl or morning person?

I am most definitely not a morning person! I would say I’m a night owl as I go to bed at about 12-1pm every night.

6. Do you have any pets?

I have a Jack Russell called Archie, I call him my fur baby. I absolutely adore him and couldn’t imagine my life without him. I also have 2 corn snakes called Marty and Cersei and a Goldfish called Comet.

7. What is your favourite throwback song?

I wouldn’t say I have a favourite but me and my bestfriend love Fergie ft Ludacris – Glamorous and go crazy whenever we hear it. We know pretty much all the words to it.

8. When did you start blogging?

I’m still a newbie to blogging to be honest! I started about the middle of November so I’ve only been doing it about 2 months. I’m loving it!

9. What is your favourite ice cream flavour?

This is such a hard question hahaha. My Favourite ice cream is Ben & Jerrys Karamel Sutra but I’d say my favourite ice cream flavour is mint chocolate (I know that makes no sense as they’re completely different)

10. What is your favourite photo that you have on your phone?

My favourite photo on my phone is my screensaver which is me and my husband on our wedding day with our family and friends throwing confetti on us after we’d tied the knot. This was such a magical moment and I love looking at the photo every day.

11. What is your hair type, straight or curly?

I have dead straight hair which I used to hate as I felt like it made my hair look so flat. Now I just embrace it. I’ve always backcombed the top anyway.

11 Bloggers I Nominate!

1. beverlysbeautybook

2. beccaleebeauty

3. mademoiselleolantern

4. erinsworldofmakeup

5. allthingsallatt

6. katieelizabethmaywallace

7. beautyandtidbits

8. jaidejosephinex

9. fashionhaus101

10. elliemaytaylor

11. vintagetearose

11 Questions I’d Like These Bloggers to Answer

1. How long have you been blogging for and what made you start?

2. What’s your favourite movie?

3. If you had to live off one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

4. What’s your favourite makeup product?

5. What is your dream job?

6. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

8. Favourite holiday destination? or if you’ve never been on holiday, where would you like to go the most?

9. Do you have any bad habits?

10. What’s your favourite thing to wear?

11. What’s your idea of a perfect weekend?

Thank you again for my nomination! I hope you all have fun doing this, I know I did

Chelsea x

Valentines Makeup Look Collab with BeverlysBeautyBook

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Hey everyone! This post is in collaboration with the lovely beverlysbeautybook (Instagram: kingbeverlyy).  As Valentines Day is only a few weeks away, Beverly wanted to do a Valentines inspired look which I loved the sound of so we decided to go for a red cut crease look. Go check out her blog and her post on this look! It’s both of our first collabs so we found this rather exciting!

Here’s what I came up with!

Disclaimer: I’m aware that this look doesn’t exactly look red and looks more on the pinker side, which I am confused about as I used clean brushes and red and burgundy shades. The only pink I actually used for this look was the glitter. It did look more red in person.

Eyes

Valentines Day is all about love. When it comes to makeup, colours like red and pink associate with this and reflect the romantic theme of this occasion well. This look I’ve done would be lovely to wear if you’re going out for dinner, going on a date, or even one to just try if you’re wanting a pretty makeup look. As you’ll see, I used many different palettes for my eye makeup as this look was created with a lot of various red toned shades.

  1. For the transition colour, I used the shade Silk Crème from the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette and applied this to my crease, sweeping it up to my brow bone.
  2. Next, the beautiful burgundy shade Maneater from the Huda Beauty Textured Rose Gold Palette was used and blended into the crease in small, side to side motions.
  3. Using the shade Kogi from the Juvia’s Place Magic Palette, I blended this also into the crease, using tiny circular movements to keep this colour concentrated and trying not to bring it up the eye too much.
  4. The shade Muse from the LimeCrime Venus Palette was then used to darken up the look. This is a deep burgundy red shade, I love it!
  5. I next cut the crease using the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer (review on this product can be found in my previous blog post here) and my Real Techniques Detailer Brush. I did a full cut crease and then brought it out on my outer corners to form a wing-like shape. I used my Kat Von D Lock it Translucent Setting Powder to set the concealer.
  6. Using Enlight, which is the pale cream shade from the M x JH Palette, I applied it to the inner half of my cut crease to create a contrast and help break the colours up.
  7. Going back in with the shade Kogi, which is a vibrant red colour, I wore this about 3/4 the way of the cut crease, towards my outer corner. I only used a little bit of this shade as its sooo pigmented so you literally need the smallest amount.
  8. On my outer corner, I used the shade Saffron from the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette and blended it into Kogi to create that faded, seamless effect.
  9. At this point, the outer corner on the lid appears to have merged into the shades just above the winged part of the cut crease. To distinguish the edges of the cut crease again and to finish colouring it with eyeshadows, I wore a teeny weeny bit of the black shade Abyss from the Morphe x Jacyln Hill Palette to create more depth. I used my smallest brush to ever so gently line and blend just above and along the edges of the cut crease. (I hope that step didn’t sound too confusing)
  10. Now for the glitter! Using the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in Grind, I traced along the edges of my cut crease and along the wing shape towards my outer corner. To add more red, I applied the glitter shade from the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette called Cozmo and dabbed tiny amounts into the liner. The glitter liner has a tacky consistency so the glitter was able to stick to it well.
  11. For my usual eyeliner look, I wore the Tarte Maneater Liquid Eyeliner and drew on a wing that met the end of the glitter liner on the outer corner of my eye.
  12. I took the shades Kogi and Muse and blended them along my lower lash liner and used the shade Vermeer from the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette to highlight my inner corners.
  13. I used the Tarte Maneater Mascara to darken and lengthen my bottom lashes and applied some Primark Falsh Eyelashes in the style Sultry to the top. I love these lashes and they’re only £1!
  14. Lastly, I wore the Wet n Wild Color Icon Kohl Eyeliner in You Are Always White in my waterline to make my eyes appear bigger and to brighten the look a little more.

Lips

The lipstick I’m wearing is the Sleek Matte Me Up Lipstick in Fired Up. This is such a stunning dark red colour which I think went really well with this Valentines inspired look.

Other Makeup I’m Wearing:

Primer: NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer

Foundation: Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation in Light – Medium Honey

Concealer: Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair Neutral

Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit in Light

Powder: Kat Von D ‘Lock It’ Setting Powder in Translucent

Eyebrows: Sleek Makeup Eyebrow Kit in Dark & NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

Highlighter: Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

Setting Spray: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Peach Setting Spray

Although I’m slightly disappointed that the colours of the eyeshadows didn’t turn out in the photos as red as they were in person, I really had fun doing this look! Thanks again to Beverly for wanting to do this collaboration post with me.

Thank you for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define: A Dupe for Tarte Shape Tape?

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The Shape Tape concealer by Tarte took the makeup world by storm with so many beauty influencers and MUA’s swearing by it as one of the best concealers ever to go on the market. Imagine if there was a product that was just as good but at a fraction of the cost, sound too good to be true? A few weeks ago, beauty vlogger Holly Boon (Instagram: @hollyboon_) did a Youtube video reviewing the new Conceal & Define concealer by Makeup Revolution and she was shook by how similar the two concealers are. Since then, I’ve seen many people go crazy for it! Makeup Revolution is a drugstore brand well known for creating dupes of products from high-end brands. After watching other women try this concealer and claim it as a dupe of Shape Tape, I’d thought I’d see for myself and try it out.

The Packaging

I ordered Conceal & Define from Tambeauty.com as it was constantly out of stock in Superdrug and on their website. (I believe that these are the only two places you can buy this concealer from). When I received the product, I found it didn’t come in a little box which for some reason I thought it would have; it just comes as it is. The packaging is simple but pretty with plastic tubing and metallic rose gold detail on the lid and the label. The concealer is fairly small with only having 3.4ml of product in which is a big difference in comparison to the Tarte Shape Tape concealer which holds 10ml, however a little does go a long way.

The Product

When you open the concealer, you’ll see that the wand has a doe foot applicator. I personally think that this is the best kind of applicator to have on a concealer as it is comfortable, soft and soaks up the product well. Conceal & Define and Shape Tape have extremely similar applicators, both having large, cushion-like doe foot ended wands. They’re great for getting a lot of coverage on the areas that need the product and for spreading over larger areas like under your eyes.

As it says in the name of the product, the Makeup Revolution concealer can also be used to add definition to your face too, meaning it can be worn as a contour product; I think is a great idea and I will more than likely be purchasing a darker shade in the future.

When it comes to coverage, I cant say wow enough! Shape Tape is my holy grail concealer and has unbelievably full coverage so I thought it would be hard to find a product that would come close but yep, Makeup Revolution have done it! The Conceal & Define concealer has a thick consistency (not quite as thick as Shape Tape) and is very creamy, having a whipped-like feel to it. When applying it to the skin, it appears to look more sheer than the Shape Tape but it blends in pretty much the same. Once blended in, you wouldn’t even be able to tell which concealer is which as they look identical on the skin. They both do an equally good job at brightening my face and minimising the appearance of blemishes and dark circles. In regards to the finish of the concealers, I’d say that Shape Tape dries matte where as Conceal & Define dries semi-matte. I found that neither of these concealers crease throughout the day and are very longwearing; my makeup stays put all day.

Left: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define
Right: Tarte Shape Tape

The Swatches

The Conceal & Define product comes in 18 shades which is more than Shape Tape which only has 14. The shades I bought from both Tarte and Makeup Revolution were a good match for me, I have Shape Tape in the shade Fair-Neutral (the second palest shade) and the Conceal and Define concealer in the shade C1 (the palest shade). I feel that both shades are so alike except C1 has a slightly pinkier undertone than Fair-Neutral; the shade Fair could have probably been a perfect match but I’m not too sure.

Left: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define in C1
Right: Tarte Shape Tape in Fair-Neutral

The Price

The Makeup Revolution Concealer retails at just £4!!! C’mon, how cheap is that?! Its a massive difference in price compared to Shape Tape, retailing at £22. Fair enough, you get less product from the drugstore brand but with outstanding quality at such a low price, I can’t complain!

The Verdict

All in all, the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define product is absolutely amazing! If you don’t fancy splashing out on Tarte Shape Tape then this is definitely a great alternative. Like many others, I’m in awe of how similar the two concealers are and I would agree that Conceal & Define is the drugstore dupe of the high-end product Shape Tape. I highly recommend it!

Have you tried the new Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define concealer?

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Face Mask

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I’ve been on the hunt for a good Charcoal mask for a while now as I’ve heard they’re amazing for getting rid of blackheads, minimising the appearance of pores and detoxing the skin.

I decided to try this Purifying Glow Mask by The Body Shop as I wanted a product that was obviously cruelty free (this is 100% vegan which is a plus!), that had really good reviews and actually does what it claims it does.

The Packaging

The packaging that the product comes in has a dark design with green detail on it to illustrate this particular type of mask (there are 5 other types of At-Home Facial Experience masks by TBS). The mask comes in a 75ml glass, sleek looking pot that has a luxurious and expensive feel about it.

The Product

The mask itself is made completely from natural ingredients; it is formulated without harsh chemicals such as parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oils which can damage the skin and actually clog the pores on your face. As listed on the packaging, the main ingredients include:

Bamboo Charcoal from the Himalayan Foothills – this helps to draw out impurites and excess oils from the skin

Crushed Green Tea Leaves from Japan – rich in catechins (a type of antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage). The leaves also exfoliate the skin exceptionally well

Community Trade Tea Tree Oil from Kenya – keeps skin looking clear

When opening the pot, the scent of the mask instantly hits you – it smells absolutely wonderful! The Green Tea and Tea Tree Oil really stand out.You can just tell that it is going to be tingly on your face from just one whiff.

The mask has a mud – like consistency which I personally prefer as I think it feels more like a proper facial mask when the texture is thick. I also love the fact that the mask is purifying with the charcoal ingredient but also has exfoliating properties with the crushed green tea leaves.

The Application

1. Before applying this mask, ensure that all makeup is removed and that your skin has been cleansed.

2. Using the Facial Mask Brush by The Body Shop or your fingers like I do, apply a generous, even layer of the product all over your face, taking care to avoid the mouth and eye area. You can apply the mask to your neck too if you wish.

3. You’re suppose to keep the mask on for 5-10 minutes however, I leave it on for 20 minutes to make sure that the mud has dried properly. The mask gives your skin a slight prickly sensation which I love and it dries to the point where your face stiffens.

4. When the time is up, use some warm water and rinse your face a little using circular motions to exfoliate your skin. Continue to rinse with more water to wash off the rest of the mask then pat your face dry with a towel.

The Body Shop advises using this product 2-3 times a week, every week; this is to help maintain fresh skin and keep it in check. Due to this being quite an expensive skincare product, I only use it twice a week.

The Price

This Charcoal mask retails at £17 on The Body Shop website. It does seem a lot of money for a face mask but considering how little of the product you need (about 3-4 scoops on your fingers) and the generous size of the pot, it’ll definitely last a while. It is pricey but sooo worth it!

The Verdict

I love this face mask! I noticed a difference in my skin after just one use! It made my skin suuuper soft and it reduced the noticeability of my pores. Although it didn’t clear out all my blackheads after the first use, it definitely got rid of a lot of them and after the second use, they looked even better! It drew out my impurities so my skin felt dirt free and pores felt unclogged. Since using this product, my skin feels so much healthier and my oiliness has been kept more at bay. It truly feels like such an indulgent at- home facial experience when using this product; I just feel so rejuvenated after and it makes my makeup apply seamlessly the next day.

I cant recommend this mask enough! You won’t be able to stop stroking your face after as it’ll feel so fresh and soft.

Have you used this product? What do you think?

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

Pretty Green Eyes

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Yes, I have named this post after that catchy dance song by Ultrabeat from the Noughties – it kinda came into my head whilst I was doing the eye-shadow for this look and thought it was quite fitting.

Anyway… the makeup! Green is such a great eyeshadow colour for brown eyes. If you have hazel coloured eyes like me, it helps the green in your iris stand out more. I love that green eyeshadow has that earthy look about it which can still look bold and glam. I think it works so well with dark coloured eyes as brown is a neutral colour and the contrast between the green and the brown really makes the eyes look pretty.

Eyes

1. As many of you know, the first step when applying eyeshadow is picking a transition shade and blending it into the crease. For this, I used the shade Silk Creme from my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette. This is such a gorgeous light beige colour and makes a great transition shade (Find my review on the palette here).

2. Next, the shade MT130 (which is a teal/ medium green colour) from my Zoeva Matte Spectrum Palette was blended along the crease which will helps intensify the green shades in this area.

3. The shade Enchanted, a dark green/ charcoal colour from the M x JH Palette, was also applied to the crease to darken the makeup.

4. I then cut my crease using the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer Wand in Beige and my Real Techniques Detailer Brush. The shade Diva, which is the stunning sparkly dark green colour, was applied to the cut crease; I used my fingertip to apply the shadow to most of the lid and then used a brush for the edges.

5. A little bit of Abyss, which is the black shade, was blended into the outer corners to really deepen the look.

6. Taking the shade Enchanted again as well as the shade MT140 (which is a lighter green colour) from the Zoeva Palette, I blended them along my bottom lash line.

7. To highlight my inner corners, the shimmering champagne shade called Obsessed was dabbed on with a small brush which helped the makeup and my eyes pop a little more.

8. For liquid eyeliner, I used the NYX Vinyl Liquid Liner and created a large cat eye flick. For my lashes, I wore Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Waterproof Mascara and for kohl eyeliner, I used The Body Shop Smoky Eye Definer Pencil which I applied to my waterline.

Lips

For lipstick, I used the Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in Dopey. This is such a beautiful shade of mauve which has a purple undertone. I think this colour goes great with a dark eye look but would also go well with softer makeup too.

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette

Zoeva Matte Spectrum Palette

Other Products I’m Wearing

• Primer – Elf Mineral Face Primer

FoundationIllamasqua Skin Base Foundation 04

Contour – Too Faced Cocoa Contour

Powder – Kat Von D Lock it Powder in Translucent

Highlighter – Makeup Revolution Blush Palette Golden Sugar

Setting Spray – NYX Setting Spray Dewy Finish

Eyebrows – Sleek Dark Eyebrow Kit

I hope you like this look and thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette

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The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette – One of the most talked about beauty products of 2017. This is something I’ve wanted to get my hands on for ages and now, I FINALLY own it! When I first saw Jaclyn reveal this palette on her YouTube channel last June, I knew I had to have it! But when it went on sale last September in the U.K, it was constantly out of stock. Anyhow, months later I’m happy to have it soooo let’s talk about it!

The Packaging

I’m not going to lie, this palette is bloody huge! But then again, it does possess 35 different eyeshadow shades so it was never going to be small. Taking the palette out of the box (which has the same design on the front of it as the palette itself) and its protective bubble wrap, you can see the palette is simply designed with a sleek, white cardboard casing and writing on it presented in a beautiful silver colour. The inside of the palette says:

‘This palette is dedicated to all my loving subscribers, Xo Jaclyn’

I personally think this is such a lovely touch! I’ve watched Jaclyn Hill’s videos for years as I think she’s stunning, so talented and I feel her tutorials are easy to follow. It’s nice that she’s shown her appreciation to her followers through her product.

The names of the shades are located on the back of the palette as there was probably no room to label them underneath the eyeshadow pans. With them being on the back, it’s still means you can keep track of the colours you’re using relatively easy.

The Product

I’ve strangely never owned a Morphe palette before; it’s not that I haven’t wanted to but I think it may be because I do find the colours in their palettes quite ‘samey’ if that makes sense – the shades in the palette all look very similar. This particular palette on the other hand, has an array of stunning shades!

There is such a large variety of eyeshadow textures – matte, shimmer, foil, glitter and satin finishes! The colour selection is fab too! I love that you can go for simple looks or you can get creative and experiment with the more colourful and vibrant shades. There is a great mix of cool, neutral and warm tones so many combinations can be made with the shadows meaning you can create lots of different looks.

The pigmentation… oh the pigmentation of the shadows definitely do not disappoint! Morphe are known to have a great pigment payoff for their affordable price and now I see why! The shimmers in particular swatched beautifully! Some of the matte shades apply better than others if I’m honest; I found a few of the darker shades are harder to blend and need more work but the end result is still great. The glitter, foil and satin finishes seem to all apply really well and perform seamlessly. The shadows are pressed pigments and I was pleased to discover that there isn’t too much fallout. Fallout is so annoying as you kinda feel like some of the product is being wasted so minimal fallout is what you want. In terms of the formula and how it feels, I’d say pretty much all the shades feel creamy and almost buttery with the majority of them blending out flawlessly.

The Shades

Enlight – Cream.

Beam – Off white.

Silk Crème – Light beige.

M.F.E.O –Tan.

Faint – Shimmering beige.

Sissy – Salmon pink.

Little Lady – A bronzed pink.

Creamsicle – Bright yellow.

Butter – Deep yellow.

Pooter – Medium brown.

Pukey – A brown toned yellow.

Hunts – Burnt orange.

Firework – Shimmering orange.

Queen – Shimmering gold.

Obsessed – Shimmering champagne.

S.B.N – Shimmering light brown.

Hillster – Shimmering orange brown.

Roxanne – Orange.

Jacz – Auburn.

Buns – Pale brown.

Cranapple – Shimmering brown toned orange.

Royalty – Shimmering dark purple.

Twerk – Dark shimmering navy.

Hustle – Shimmering beige.

Meeks – Shimmering bronze.

24/7 – Shimmering brown.

Chip – Chocolate brown.

Mocha – Light brown.

Pool Party – Shimmering aqua.

Jada – Teal.

Diva – A shimmering blue grey.

Enchanted – Charcoal/Dark Green

Central Park – Dark brown.

Soda Pop – Deep brown/black.

Abyss – Black.

Swatches

There are 7 shadows along each of the 5 rows. The swatches below are pictured by each row:

Row 1 – without flash

Row 1 – with flash

Row 2 – without flash

Row 2 – with flash

Row 3 – without flash

Row 3 – with flash

Row 4 – without flash

Row 4 – with flash

Row 5 – without flash

Row 5 – with flash

How gorgeous are they?!

The Price

I bought this palette from the Morphe U.K. website where it retails for £37 however, I used the code NIKKIE (courtesy of NikkieTutorials) which took 10% off making it £33.30 – Bargain!

It also retails on Beauty Bay for £37.

The Verdict

Unlike other Morphe palettes, this one does retail a bit pricier but when you take into consideration the range of colours, their amazing quality and the fact that it’s made in collaboration with a beauty legend, then you can see why.

All in all, I absolutely love this palette and cannot wait to use it more! I see what all the hype was about. I’ve only created two looks with it so far (but only took photos of one look, oops) which I will put up within the next few posts but I’m just so excited to get more creative with it!

What do you think of this palette?

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

Golden Eyes, Vampy Lips

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Hey lovelies! I hope you all had a great weekend.

Today’s post is about my makeup look from my night out on Saturday. I opted for golden eyes and vampy lips. I love the contrast between the vibrant, warm toned eyeshadow and the dark lips as I think they pair up really well together.

Eyes

I created the majority of this eye look with The Magic Palette by Juvias Place and was so happy that I was able to use my favourite shade in the palette which is Nubia (metallic gold).

1. Firstly, I used the shade Chic from my Tarte Tartiest Pro Amazonian Clay Palette to blend into my crease as my transition colour.

2. To darken the crease, the orange shades Nana and Zakiya from the Magic Palette were applied and blended in which started to bring some warmth to the look.

3. Using the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair Neutral and my Real Techniques Detailer Brush, I did a cut crease across about 3/4 of my lid.

4. This is when the eye makeup starts to come to life! Using my fingertip, I applied the shade Nubia to the cut crease and then used a brush to get into the inner corners and along the edge of the crease. This colour is sooo stunning! I love it!

5. Going back with the shade Zakiya, I patted a little bit of it over the end of the cut crease and blended it in. The shade Nana was applied to my outer corners and then taken into my crease again and also blended along my lower lash line.

6. The shade Vermeer from the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette was applied to the inner corners to brighten up the look even more and to highlight my eyes.

7. To finish the eye makeup, I used the liquid eyeliner and mascara from my Tarte Maneater Eye Duo Set and then The Body Shop Smoky Definer Pencil in Black for my water line.

Lips

How gorgeous is the colour of this lipstick?! Its Inglot’s HD Matte Lip Tint in 20. Its a very dark purple shade which is perfect for creating vampy lips. I personally prefer a dark lip as it helps make your lips appear fuller and attracts attention to them.

Other Products I’m Wearing 

Primer – Elf Mineral Face Primer

Foundation – Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation in Light – Medium Honey

Contour – Too Faced Cocoa Contour

Powder – Kat Von D Lock it Powder in Translucent

Highlighter – Iconic London Illuminator in Original

Setting Spray – Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Eyebrows – Sleek Dark Eyebrow Kit

I hope you like this look and thank you for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram : chelseadaynes_

The Magic Palette by Juvia’s Place

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Juvia’s Place is a brand that is well known for how pigmented and beautiful their eye-shadow palettes are so I was very excited to finally see for myself when I received The Magic Palette for Christmas. This is the palette I found the most appealing and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. So far, I’ve only created one look with it which I wore on NYE, if you’re interested in seeing it then you can find here.

The Packaging

The packaging is gorgeous! It has a pastel peach background with the Moon and the Sun goddesses illustrated on the front and inside of the palette and on the box. The box says this on the back:

“The Magic Palette was inspired by the Moon and the Sun goddesses of the wilds. A beautiful fusion of cool and warm tones. Vibrantly infused with 16 ultra pressed pigments, perfect for day to night time looks” 

When taking the palette out of the box, you’ll find its covered in a layer of bubble wrap which is great! This is to protect your palette during shipping and will prevent the pans from breaking.

The palette itself is a large, square shape and is made from strong cardboard. It is thin, sleek and feels pretty lightweight however due to its size, I can’t imagine it would be easy to travel with unless you’re carrying a large handbag or weekend bag.

The Product

As this palette is designed with the Moon and Sun goddesses as inspo, there is of course a really good selection of cool and warm tones as it states on the packaging, which I love!

There are 6 matte shades and 10 metallic shimmer shades in the palette. All of the colours are absolutely stunning! A lot of the time when I get a palette, there will be a shade or maybe even a few that I wont use but I genuinely think I would wear all of these! The only thing I was a bit dissatisfied with when it comes to the colours included in the palette was that there isn’t a proper transition shade. Due to the contrast in the tones of colours, I found that there isn’t really a neutral shade to build your eye looks on. The closest colour to a transition shade is Nana although this colour is still rather warm toned for it. Despite this minor problem, I do adore the colour selection in the palette.

The colour payoff is fab, especially on the shimmer shades. I was a bit unsure with the pigmentation of the matte shades when I first swatched them as they’re not as pigmented as the shimmers however, once I applied the shade Yejide to my lid and blended it in (the matte navy shade I used for my NYE makeup), I was pleasantly surprised with how well it performed. The matte shades seem very buidable and a little definitely goes a long way. When I applied the shimmers, I was simply blown away by how gorgeous they are! They feel really creamy and blend out so easily. I find the payoff is better if you use your fingertip rather than a brush but obviously a brush is needed for the bits you can’t get to. The shimmers can also be applied wet with a setting spray which will intensify the pigment but I’m already so shook with how they look, how can they be more pigmented?!

I was so happy to find that there is very little fallout. These shadows, as stated on the packaging, are ‘ultra pressed pigments’ and you can tell for sure that they are! I’ve never had a palette before where there is next to nothing fallout when dipping my brush/ fingertip into the pan, I know that I’ll be getting the most out of the product with minimal waste.

The Shades

Nubia – Metallic yellow gold.

Zakiya – Matte orange toned red.

Osun – Pale metallic pink.

Kesi – Matte beige.

Zuba – Metallic medium pink.

Nana –Matte orange toned brown.

Boronu – Metallic bronze gold.

Kogi – Matte red.

Faso – Duochrome lilac.

Aja – Metallic khaki green.

Vai – Metallic dark grey.

Yemoja – Light metallic grey.

Ife – Deep matte purple.

Yara – Metallic turquoise.

Buzo – Metallic green.

Yejide – Matte navy.

Swatches

Let’s get on with the swatches and what the shadows actually look like on the skin.

The top two rows of the palette are the warm tones and the bottom two rows are the cool tones. I’ve taken pics with and without flash so that you can get a better feel for what they look like under different lighting conditions.

Without flash

With flash

Without flash

With flash

Just look them! So beaut! I think Nubia and Faso may be my favourite shades so I can’t wait to wear these in particular.

The Price

The palette retails for £30 on Beauty Bay which I think is a great price for an eyeshadow product with 16 shades and of this quality.

The Verdict

Overall, I absolutely love this palette! I think the colour selection is incredible and so unique. The shades can be worn on a variety of different skin tones and you can wear them on their own or get creative and wear a combination of colours. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a colourful and vibrant palette to add to their makeup collection. I can now see the hype and obsession with this palette and why so many people rave about it.

What are your views on this palette?

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

My NYE Makeup ✨

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

I hope you all had a fab New Years Eve, whatever you got up to! Me and my husband had a lovely evening and went out for dinner and drinks. We decided to take it easy this NYE and for the first time since we’ve been together, we chose to spend it just us two.

Onto the makeup! I FINALLY got the chance to use my Magic Palette by Juvia’s Place! I’ve wanted this palette for soooo long and was so happy when I received it for Christmas! I’ve heard the pigmentation of these shadows are suppose to be the best and I couldn’t wait to see for myself! (Review of the palette is coming soon)

I went for a pretty bold look and went straight for the blue shades in the palette. I wanted to wear my silver plisse top and my new navy tassel earrings so I thought a blue eye look would go quite well.

1. Firstly, I used the shade Password from my Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette as my transition colour. Password is a fairly dark shade to start off with to be honest but I thought it would fit well with the blues I was going to blend in on top.

2. Next, I took the shade Yejide which is the dark but vibrant matte blue shade in the the Magic Palette and blended it into my crease (I know the photo of the palette doesn’t do the shade justice, but it’s much more vibrant when it’s on the skin). As this is such a deep colour, I literally dabbed the tiniest amount on my brush and built it up slowly with lots of blending, using very small circular motions; once you mess up with a dark shade, it can be difficult to fix it so it’s better to gradually apply the product to the lid.

3. I then used the Shape Tape Concealer that I also received for Christmas, and my Real Techniques Detailer Brush to create a half cut crease. I then used the double ended brush that came with my ABH Modern Renaissance Palette to tap on top of the concealer to help set it.

4. The shade that was used on top of the cut crease was Yemoja which is a beautiful shimmery silver/light blue colour. I used my finger to apply most of the shadow onto my lid to get the best colour pay off and then used a brush for a more precise application along the edges.

5. Next, the shimmer shade Vai was applied to the middle of my cut crease to darken it which started to create the ombre effect I desired.

6. Then, the darkest shimmer shade called Aja was put on my outer corner. Can I just say, all of these shimmer shades are gorgeous! They really helped to achieve the faded, blended blue smoky eye look I wanted.

7. Going back in with the matte shade Yejide, I applied it to my outer corners and blended it in, taking it into my crease. This shade was also blended along the bottom lash line with the shade Yemoja highlighting the inner corner of my eyes.

8. I used the liner from the Tarte Maneater Eye Duo Set that I also received for Christmas to create my cat-eye eyeliner look, aswell as the mascara. I looove these products! I curled my lashes and then applied the GWA Swept Away False Lashes and The Body Shop Smoky Eye Definer Pencil was worn on my water line to make my eye makeup darker.

As the eye makeup was very bold and I didn’t want the attention to be drawn away from it, I opted for a nude lipstick. I used the shade Honey from my Tarte Limitless Lippies Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set

Other Makeup I’m Wearing:

Primer: NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer

Foundation: Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation in Light – Medium Honey

Concealer: Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair Neutral

Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit in Light

Powder: Kat Von D ‘Lock It’ Setting Powder in Translucent

Eyebrows: Sleek Makeup Eyebrow Kit in Dark & NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

Highlighter: Iconic London Illuminator in Original

Setting Spray: NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray

Thanks for reading and I hope you like this look!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_