30 October 2014

Poundland Ceramic Halloween tealight holders

Poundland Ceramic Halloween tealight holder
Poundland Ceramic Halloween tealight holder
Poundland Ceramic Halloween tealight holders

Bit of an odd post from me today. Usually it's all beauty, beauty, beauty and the odd bit of fashion/lifestyle but keeping with the theme of the moment I thought I'd post about these absolute bargains that I found recently.

Usually I'm not much of a celebrator of Halloween. I guess unless you're a child or have a party to go to, there's not much you can do to 'celebrate' but this year, instead of trying to beat them I thought I'd join them and get involved a little bit. Hopefully this week's worth of posts has done the trick (ha!).

When I was planning this week's Halloween-themed posts I knew I had to have some of of accessory/background to photograph on/with and while I was browsing in Poundland recently I came across these. They're ceramic tealight holders, if you couldn't tell, and I think they're absolutely brilliant. Perfect for this time of year if you're looking to decorate the house a bit or you could use the pumpkin one as an alternative to a real one and have it lit in your window.

A lot of people may not want to use these all year round but I don't see why you couldn't. I especially love the black pumpkin one and it's eery smile.

What Halloween decorations/accessories are you loving this year?
Cherry xo

29 October 2014

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette
Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette - £6*

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette
Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares PaletteMakeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette
Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Palette

So here we are, the palette I have been waiting absolutely ages to feature! I wanted to dedicate an entire week to Halloween-themed posts so when this dropped through my door I thought it was absolutely perfect.

The Give Them Nightmares palette is just amazing and absolutely brilliant for creating Halloween looks on the spookiest day of the year. I was planning all sorts of out there looks but unfortunately I'm not the best at actually executing them so I've gone for a pretty simple look, which would be great if you are heading to a party and don't want to go full on fake blood and witches nose.

I like the fact that the palette rotates around four main colours, green, blue, purple and black and then provides different shades of these so you can really build up colour and do some serious blending. For my look above I've gone for the green shades, all of which are super pigmented and apply like a dream. There is a bit of fall out on application, which is a bit annoying, but nothing a quick swipe of a cotton pad won't fix.

The shades are all extremely soft and blendable and some of them contain glitter so you can add a bit of sparkle to your look. The shadows last ages as well so they're really ticking all the right boxes.

While the palette is perfect for this time of year you could definitely use it all year round - maybe stick to the plain colours and use them subtley to create an every day look.

I am really loving this palette as you can tell and I had great fun creating this look. I've teamed it with one of the brand's new lipsticks, which I featured here.

Have you tried the Give Them Nightmares palette? Tweet me the different looks you've created @cherryp13.


*This palette was gifted to me by the brand and I have given an honest review.
Cherry xo

28 October 2014

Lush Halloween 2014

Lush Sparkly Pumpkin and Wizards Hat
Lush Sparkly Pumpkin and Wizards Hat
Lush Sparkly Pumpkin and Wizards Hat
Lush Sparkly Pumpkin and Wizards Hat

While this isn't the entire new Halloween range from Lush, I have to say these are probably my two favourite products from it. I chose the Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar as it's the most representative of Halloween of course and I've never tried anything glittery in my bath before so thought I'd go all out.

This is definitely glittery and then some. It's so glittery in fact that trying to photograph it was a bit of a nightmare as I ended up with glitter all over my hands and the camera, oops! It's not easy to get off either so I'm now a little worried of emerging from the bath when I use this, I might look more glitter ball than subtle shimmer.

Despite this looking like a pumpkin it smells insanely good, exactly like Refresher sweets. Does anyone remember those? This smells exactly like them, I can't get over how good the scent is. The bubble bar contains juniperberry, lime and grapefruit oils, which are all so uplifting and refreshing, I can't wait to give this a go.

The second product I picked up was Wizard's Hat…which doesn't really look like a wizard hat in all honesty. It's a bit smushed but it still smells great and lovely and fresh. This is another bubble bar and contains energising tangerine oil and purifying juniperberry and fennel essential oils to help banish stress. I also can't wait to try this one, but again it's another glitter fest. I think I'll use these quite sparingly so I don't over do the glitter but all in all I really love them. They're so my sort of scents and they're really reasonable too.

Have you tried anything from the new Halloween range?
Cherry xo

27 October 2014

Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipsticks

Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipsticks
Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipsticks - £1 each*

Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipsticks
Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipsticks
Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipsticks

I have to be honest with you. I'm not keen on lipsticks. I never wear them. I don't know what colours suit me and I don't really know how to apply them properly. It took me a good few attempts to get the finished looks above after I kept smudging them all over the place and ended up looking like a clown quite a few times.

I was hoping to swatch all of the shades but when it came around to the red one I just couldn't get it right and threw a bit of a strop, so two swatches was the best I could do. Although, the green is swatched in a post coming this week so keep a look out for that one.

While I don't usually wear lipsticks I wanted to give these a try as Makeup Revolution had very kindly sent them to me. I also wanted to see if I could pull any of them off because they're quite out there colours for me. They're actually perfect for Halloween, which is why I've waited until this week to feature them. I think you can create some pretty great looks with the darker shades and even the red too.

The sparkly purple is actually really pretty and although I'm not 100% sure it really suits me, I do quite like it. I'm by no means a lipstick expert but I found each one a tiny bit thin on application. It took me a few times to get a fully covered lip. I've not read about this problem in any other reviews though so I am not sure if this is just me? It might be an idea to apply them with a lip brush as you can work the colour in a bit better.

For £1 these are real bargains and even if you do pick them up just to create a Halloween look it's totally worth it. I'm really pleased I gave these a chance and while not every colour is really for me, it's been really interesting to play with them and get myself used to applying and wearing something on my lips for a change.

Have you tried any of the shades from the new Atomic range?


*These items were gifted to me by the brand and I have given an honest review.
Cherry xo

26 October 2014

The Sunday Catch Up #41



So my week off has been and gone and this past week I've been back at work and back to normality. Looking back the week has gone pretty quickly. On Tuesday evening Vince and I met up with a couple of friends from college and we went to a pub for dinner. The pub is new so it was really, really nice and the food was delish too. For some reason we had a touch of the giggles on the night so it was a pretty good night over all.

Yesterday Vince had a very, very rare day off. He literally never has a Saturday off so it was really nice to have a lie-in and then we headed to Bristol for a bit of shopping. I completely forgot I still had vouchers left over from my birthday so I picked up a new jumper with one of them. I didn't get much else to be honest, but it was nice just to be out of the house and actually do something. Admittedly I did come home and have an afternoon/early evening nap followed by trashy TV and a takeaway for dinner. Perfect!

Today has been a bit more of the same. I've spent most of the morning cleaning and now doing today's post. During my week off I scheduled all of this upcoming week's posts so I don't really need to do any photographing/blogging today, however I feel like I should incase next week's weather is bad. Talking about this upcoming week, I have a whole week of Halloween-themed posts coming and I'm really looking forward to seeing how they go down. The first one will be up tomorrow! There's a tiny sneak peek in the pictures above.

How has your week/weekend been? Let me know in the comments.

Before you go, catch up on this week's posts:

  • Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel
  • Barry M Super Chic Shadow & Primer Palette
  • Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturising Mask and Scrub
  • Barry M Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette

    Cherry xo
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