Thursday, 30 April 2020

Tutti Rouge Review, Part one: Eva Body Garnet


Hello everyone! 

When it comes to lingerie I do like lacey vibrant things, which is brilliant because I was kindly some things from Tutti Rouge including this Eva Body in Garnet. I have seen so many positives about the brand on social media. The brand was founded in 2012 and they make lingerie for people with bigger boobs as they knew people struggled to find a supportive and comfortable bras/lingerie in their sizes. 

Their website has so many choices that it took me a while to choose which I wanted because all of their pieces are just gorgeous!
How does it look & feel? ( is it comfortable?) 
It surpassed my expectations in so many ways! It has so many details on it and the quality is outstanding. When I got it out the package I noticed all the lovely details such as on the back it has little love heart clasps where you adjust how tight you want the bra panels to be. 

One thing I love about the Eva body is that it has tragically placed panels in which some parts rougette signature lace and others which a sheer spot net. The elastic under the bust gives support and uplift with no visible VPL.

I was a bit worried because the size looks a little on the small size for me but I was totally wrong as it fits like the glove.  Usually, with bodies, they fit nicely in one place and awfully in other but this was perfect and hugs my curves.

I love the support it gives to my boobs and belly and I can honestly say I feel super confident wearing this which is a big win for me as I am trying so hard to be more body confident.

I feel so comfy and sexy wearing this that I would even wear as it as outwear with a vest underneath of course.  One thing I love about this is that its so comfy and doesn't cut into my skin after long wear, it basically feels like a second skin.

Sizing?
They have a size range of XS to XXXL (size 6-20) on their website but for this particular body it went up to my size which is the top end of a size 16. For me, the fit is comfy and fit my bra size which is a size 34DD/E depending on the bra.

Tutti Rouge Review, Part one: Eva Body Garnet
Tutti Rouge Review,  Eva Body Garnet
My thoughts
I really love this body! It fits me well and I feel really confident wearing it because of a few factors. One being is that it fits my curves nicely, the lace has gorgeous detail and also it fits my chest perfectly which is good because I have a quite a gap.

The back looks just as nice as the front which is a nice extra. I am a 36DD and the size XL fit my shape nicely. I love the garnet colour; they are also another version of this in black, which I am tempted to get as well.

I would say it gives a good amount of support too which is always a good thing with larger breasts in a body. Since it gives a nice amount stretch it fits my belly well too.

How much is the Eva Body from Tutti Rouge? 
It costs £24 and comes in two different colours. This one and also black.

Where can I find out more?
https://www.tuttirouge.com/product/eva-body-garnet/

What do you you think of the Tutti Rouge Eva body in garnet?

Mel xx

Until next time

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Thursday, 16 April 2020

Triyit 'Chilled at Home' Box | Review

Hello Everyone! 

I was super excited when I got an email from Triyit again to try out one of their new boxes from their new campaign! Since we are all staying at home their new campaign is called 'Chilled at Home' I think the campaign name is perfect considering what's going on right now.

Triyit is a discovery club in which you could be matched with a box of products you can try for free as long as you fill in surveys and tell them your thoughts on them. You never know what the products are until you open the box when you get it delivered, its a complete surprise!

Let's see what's inside the 'Chilled at Home' box
Triyit 'Chilled at Home' Box | Review
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Monday, 13 April 2020

Glossybox 'Blossom' April 2020 | Unboxing & Review


Hello Everyone! 

April has to be one of my favourite months because its the start of the beautiful spring flowers and the weather starts to improve drastically ( apart from the April showers ) This April is very different from last year with whats going on in the world right now with COVID 19 but it's best to try and remain positive. 

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box with prices that start at just £8.50 a month plus P&P. This months box has products worth over £50. It has 5 products inside including 4 full-size products. 

** This post has spoilers, so if you don't want to know what's in the box please don't read on**
Glossybox 'Blossom' April 2020 | Unboxing & Review
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Friday, 10 April 2020

Balibody Highlighter Sticks Review

Hello Everyone 
Who else loves using highlighter? I know I sure do! I love the glow it gives my skin, it's the icing on the cake to my makeup routine. So when it comes to anything on my blog I like to be 100% honest about products I have tried regardless if I have bought them myself or been gifted them. These highlighter sticks from Bali Body were kindly sent for me to review. 

Bali Body is a new brand to me but they sell a variety of products including suncare, self-tan and skincare. These highlighter sticks are the first cosmetics products they have launched and they come in 3 different shades. 
balibody highlighter sticks review
The highlighter sticks come in 3 beautiful universal shades 
  • Moonlit - Soft shades of champagne & moonbeams for an ethereal glow.
  • Rose Gold - Warm rose tones add depth & radiance to all complexions.
  • Sunkissed -  Deeper shades of bronze mimic rays of sunshine for a goddess-like glow
They have a light-reflecting finish and a wand applicator since its soft liquid product. It's a product so you can use it on your cheekbones, nose or cupids bow. You can layer it for a more intense glow. 

All orders are dispatched from the UK. Each highlighter stick costs £25 each. They are paraben-free and also vegan friendly

The highlighters are multitasking so you can use them as a bronzer, blusher or a highlighter.  
Balibody Highlighter Sticks Review
Balibody Highlighter Sticks Review
Below I have taken swatches of each of the highlighters, as you can see with just one swipe of the wand how glowy they are! I can see that they can be very versatile. 

I really like the formula of the highlighter which is a nice surprise for me as I usually don't get along with liquid highlighters but these are just easy to use and blend. They also are fast drying which is a plus as waiting for liquid highlighters to dry can be annoying. 

I use this by putting a small amount on the areas I need it such as small dots and blend them out with a concealer brush. If I want a more intense glow I would repeat the process for a more blinding glow. I myself prefer a blinding highlight in which you can notice so I like to repeat the process.

My favourite out of the bunch in 'Moonlit' as I like champagne/moon inspired highlighters as they usually go so well with the makeup looks I create. The others I like to use as a bronzer and a blusher. 
Balibody Highlighter Sticks Review
Pros
  • Comes in 3 different universal shades. 
  • Handy wand for easy application
  • Fast-drying and long-lasting
  • Cruelty-free, vegan and paraben-free
  • Versatile; can be used as highlighter, blush or bronzer.

Cons 

  • Can't think of any

Balibody Highlighter Sticks Review
I really like these highlighter sticks! They impressed me so much as I don't usually get on with liquid highlighters. I like how fast they dry and how vibrant they look without any fuss or mess. I love them and I will definitely be looking forward to Bali Body adding more cosmetics to their collection.

Check out these highlighters and more on the BaliBody website below

What do you think of the Balibody Highlighter sticks? tell me in the comments below

Thank you for reading 

Until next time xxx

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette | Review

Hello everyone!

This month started off quite nicely with the spring weather and has ended on a different note with whats going on in the world with COVID 19. It's not easy times at the moment but I am going to keep posting on my blog as it makes me happy and more content. Stay safe everyone.

Urban Decay has been one of my favourite brands for many years! The main reason I started to buy the brand was their products were so different from what was on the market at that time. Fast forward to now I still love the brand and their products are always on my wishlist when they come out. When 'Wired' came out I just had to have it as I love bright colours.
urban decay pressed pigment palette
I have a fair few eyeshadow palettes in my collection but quite a fair few of them are more neutral and I thought 'Wired' would fit nicely in my collection as it's bright and vibrant. Another thing that brought my attention to this palette was the design and how the word wired sticks out in 3D.

When it comes to the brand Urban Decay I have tried a good selection of products over the years. I have tried many of their eyeshadow palettes, foundation and occasionally their eyeliners too. Overt the years the brand has changed a fair bit as when I remember it when I was a teen its was more vibrant and stood out from other products in-store but over the past 5-10 years, they have had more neutral products. Now they have a good selection of brights and neutrals which I am very happy about. 
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette | Review
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette is a stunning palette in which you can create so electric looking makeup looks. It has 10 rich velvety smooth pigments which have a striking colour payoff. It has a selection of both silky mattes and sparkly shimmers. 

Inside the 'Wired' Palette

ROW 1
Glitch (Matte pure white)
Chaos (Matte cobalt blue)
Shock (Matte violet)
Gravity (Metallic deep purple)
Savage (Matte fuchsia)

ROW 2
Fluorescent (Matte aqua)
Current (Metallic emerald)
Jolt (Matte chartreuse)
Switch (Matte orange)
Slowburn (Matte red-orange)

6 of the shades are for the face, body and eye are but 4 of the shades are only suitable for face and body. Kinda sad they aren't all suitable for all the eye area. 
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette swatches
They swatched rather nicely and I didn't use any primer or setting spray or anything like that; just straight out the palette. For a more intense look spray your eyeshadow brush with setting spray.

The palette has a retail price of £39. At first glance it sounds like a fair price but since 4 of the shades aren't suitable for the eye area its made me rethink a little bit. Since the shades are all bright it's hard to think of a use for bright shades that aren't the eye area. 

The application was pretty impressive and you don't need to keep putting your eyeshadow brush in the pan for more product, a little bit goes a long way. Another thing I love about them is that the pigments blend so effortlessly together, even the shimmers and the mattes. 

Taking the pigments off is simple enough too! Which I was super surprised at as usually most bright eyeshadows can stain for a while but these don't which is a plus for me. I used micellar water or Pixi beauty hydrating milky makeup remover to take off my makeup 

Pros
  • 10 bright shades to choose from including shimmers and mattes.
  • Easy to blend together or with other eyeshadow palettes
  • Travel friendly as it has a handy mirror inside
  • Perfect for brighter makeup looks
  • The packaging is very durable and feels sturdy
  • Long-lasting, even more so with urban decay all nighter setting spray
  • Cruelty-free

Cons
  • Can't use all the shades on the eye area
  • A little on the expensive side at £39 for 10 eyeshadows
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette | Review
I really like this eyeshadow even though I won't be using the face and body pigments much (I would probably use them for more themed looks). I do think the price is a bit on the expensive side but it's well made and sturdy.

I have created a few looks already on my Instagram already and I am impressed with how well the pigments blend with each other. My favourite pigments in the palette are 'Chaos' and ' ' they work so well together. 


What do you think of the Urban Decay 'Wired' Pressed Pigment Palette? 

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