21 October 2014

Barry M Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette

Barry M Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette
Barry M Limited Edition Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette - £6.49

Barry M Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette
Barry M Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette
Barry M Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette
Barry M Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette

I recently bought the three new Barry M palettes and this is the first of three posts about them. I absolutely adored the original Natural Glow & Blush Palette and the more recent Summer Love Palette so I was really excited when I heard there were some new launches.

I recently gave the Limited Edition Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette a try, which is full of gorgeous autumnal colours in mattes and shimmers.

While the shadows are gorgeous to look at, especially the shimmering ones, I found them a tad disappointing to apply. The first look above is made up of the rich red/gold and brown but I found they didn't blend together very well. You can't really see the gold shimmer in this look. I even added the shimmering red/brown shade at the end of the palette and I don't think this really worked either, which is a shame. The brown has really dominated the look, which isn't a problem if, like me, this is your usual go-to colour but it would be nice to see that spakle coming through. I think the shimmers work much better on their own or you could try adding a drop of water to create a more vibrant colour. I've actually seen them swatched on people's arms on other blogs and they look great individually.

I used the shimmering blue colour on its own in the second look above and this looks really great and vibrant, however this wouldn't really be a colour I'd wear on a regular basis. There was quite a bit of fall out on application with these shadows as well, which is a tad annoying.

Overall I think the palette is really pretty, with some great shades and a fab blusher to boot but it didn't really give the results I was looking for. It's fine if I want a brown/autumnal look but the blendability of the shadows left me feeling disappointed. There's no doubt I'll use it every now and then though.

Have you tried the Limited Edition Starry Eyed Shadow & Blush Palette yet? What did you think?
Cherry xo

19 October 2014

The Sunday Catch Up #40



I can't believe my week off has come to an end. It's not gone too quickly thank goodness and I've definitely made use of the free afternoon nap time. On Monday it was my birthday and Vince got me a lovely bunch of roses, a new perfume (reviewed here) and vouchers for Topshop. He also took me shopping Bristol during the afternoon and out for a meal in the evening, which was lovely!

I also got a bunch of flowers from my nan and grandad, which are really lovely, and vouchers/money from friends/family. I've still got some vouchers left as I couldn't find anything when I was in Bristol so need to have a browse online. All in all I had a really nice day but I can't believe I'm 26 now, old lady!

On Wednesday I went to Bristol again with a friend I haven't seen for a while. We went for a bit of a look around and some lunch. I bought a few odd things but STILL have vouchers left, haha. It was a really nice day, despite the rain, and good to catch up too as it's been absolutely ages.

I also got quite a bit of blogging/photography done during the week too. Not as much as I planned so I'm going to have to get some done tomorrow as well, but I am planning a week's worth of Halloween-themed posts from the week commencing October 27 so keep an eye out for those. If you're a fan of the Cherry Pie Facebook page you might have already spotted some sneaky peeks.

From Wednesday onwards the week went a bit quicker than I liked. Yesterday I popped round to my nan's in the morning as she's just got a new puppy. He is a Yorkshire Terrier (I think), called Barney and he's so, so cute. He's so tiny as well, smaller than my cat! It really made me want a dog, although I know really that it's not a good idea at all, he was just so sweet and friendly.

Before I go I just wanted to thank all of you who have followed me on Bloglovin' as there's now more than 1,400 of you! I can't believe it! If you're not already following, why don't you?

And before you go, why not catch up on this wek's posts:
  • Lush Christmas 2014
  • Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Pink Honey
  • Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo
    Cherry xo
  • 17 October 2014

    Lush Christmas 2014

    Lush Christmas 2014

    Tis the season to be jolly…sorry, I know it's a bit early, but try telling all the shops that. Christmas seems to get earlier and earlier this year and most shops now have Christmas stock in before they even get Halloween stock.

    I've been seeing lots of bloggers featuring the new Lush Christmas range so I thought I would pop in while I was in Bristol and pick up a few bits myself. It was difficult to choose what to get to be honest but I picked up the Dashing Santa bath bomb as I thought it was quite fun. For £2.95 it's really worth your money and it's made to uplift your mood thanks to Christmas scents of satsuma. This is right up my street as I love nothing more than a really scented bath and citrus fragrances are some of my faves.

    While I didn't pick up a Snow Fairy shower gel, I did pick up the heavenly scent in a different form - the Snow Fairy Sparkle, which is a lovely, shimmering massage bar, perfect for making your skin super soft thanks to its shea, murmuru and cupuaƧu butters.

    I also p-p-picked up a penguin…The Christmas Penguin bubble bar to be exact. This fella is so cute I couldn't resist. I think I tried this last year but I've picked it up again as the scent is so fresh and can create loads of bubbles, perfect!

    This year I have become a huge fan of Lush. In the past I have popped in to stores and bought a few bits here and there but now I've really developed a love for its products and I'm really impressed by its huge range of Christmas stock. This is just the tip of iceberg really as there's so much more within the range. I'd love to try out the Northern Lights bath bomb and the Baked Alaska soap, which looks amazing.

    I'll be giving everything featured here it's own dedicated post in the very near future and you can read my thoughts in much more depth. Have you tried anything from the new Christmas range yet? What did you think?
    Cherry xo

    16 October 2014

    Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Pink Honey

    Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Pink Honey
    Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Pink Honey
    Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Pink Honey - £49.50


    So, on Monday it was my birthday and after dropping lots and lots of hints and also telling him exactly which one I wanted, Vince presented me with the Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Pink Honey perfume. Hooray!

    I have wanted this for absolutely ages. I know it's Limited Edition but it's been out for quite a while. I've wanted all of the MJ perfumes to be honest and I have the original Daisy but when I gave this one a sniff, I knew it had to be mine. I've been pining over it every time I go into Boots as I think it smells amazing.

    The scent is very similar to the original, yellow Honey and what makes it Limited Edition is the pink bottle but while both perfumes have top notes of Pear and Mandarin, the pink edition also has a top note of fruity punch, which gives it a bit of a kick. The scent also contains orange blossom, peach nectar and honeysuckle as well as base notes of honey, golden vanilla and smooth woods. All of the different scents combined give it a sweet yet almost sour fragrance. It's almost fizzy if that's possible and once it's sunk into the skin it smells so good and lingers for hours.

    I am an absolute sucker for perfume bottles too. I will love a perfume before I've even smelt it, take the new Daisy Dream for example. The bottle is so cute but the fragrance itself isn't that impressive. I still kind of want it though.

    The bottle is just cute and girly, everything you could want in a perfume. It's a very fruity/summery scent but I don't even care that it's autumn now. For £49.50 for 50ml, this is rather expensive so it's a lovely gift to receive. I just need to try and make it last so I have to stop myself from using it every day!

    Have you tried the Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Pink Honey perfume yet, what did you think?
    Cherry xo

    14 October 2014

    Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

    Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

    Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

    I am not usually a dry shampoo lover. I can't get on with those Batiste sprays as they don't really do anything from what I can see, except make my hair smell a bit fruity. I wash my hair pretty much every day and I really know I shouldn't, however, back in August I got the chance to try the Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo and I was converted.

    Instead of a spray this is a powder, which you simply dust over your hair and work into the roots. You barely need any product at all so this is going to last absolutely ages. The powder is scented with grapefruit and lime so it leaves your hair smelling lovely and fresh.

    When you apply this and rub it in it does leave your hair looking a little grey/white but I find rubbing it in even more will help and eventually as the powder absorbs the grey/white will disappear quickly.

    I now don't usually wash my hair at the weekends and instead I use this on a Saturday morning. It really works wonders and leaves my hair looking and feeling as good as it did the day before. The powder also helps give the roots a little boost as well, which is great for creating volume.

    Have you tried Lush's No Drought Dry Shampoo yet? What did you think?
    Cherry xo

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