Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2 Palette | Review + Swatches

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2 Palette
Back in October, I was lucky enough to win a giveaway that Jemma over at Dorkface ran. One of the gifts was the Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 palette and let me tell ya, I've been all over it. Made up of SIXTEEN gorgeous matte and shimmer shades from taupes to peaches and greys to a deep plum shade, there are so many looks you can create with this palette.

These eye shadows are really long wearing, even the lighter shimmer shades, and are really easy to build and blend on the lid. The palette also comes with a double ended brush which really, isn't amazing but it's usable and handy to have, but I have mostly been using my Zoeva brushes to apply these shades.
My favourite shades to use are Only(on my inner corner), Chase(on the center of my lid) and Smooth(blended outwards) which I have used in this next photo. I think shades like Echo, New Day and Faith are perfect for the festive season, don't you?! I actually seem to be reaching for this palette more often than I do for my Naked palette, which we all know I've worn to death, 4789234 time's over, so I guess it's a good change from my regular eye makeup look, right?
If you follow me on Instagram(you can find out all the other makeup products used on Insta too) then you'll already know this but please excuse my eyebrows, I know they're in desperate need of a thread! Also, is it just me or do I look hella weird without my nose ring in?

So, it's safe to say that I absolutely love this palette and I can't wait to try more palette's from the Makeup Revolution range! I pretty much want them all! Have you tried any of their palette's? What did you think? Let me know! OH AND HAPPY FIRST OF DECEMBER! 


Monday, 30 November 2015

Quote of the Week | #62

Dr Seuss quote, Love, Maisie
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr Seuss

This is probably one of my favourite quote's of all time, I thought i'd already posted a quote of the week with this infamous Dr Seuss one, but apparently not!

There really isn't much to say about this as it expresses the message perfectly, just remember to always be true to yourself and be the person that you want to be and do what makes you happy. I hope everyone's had a lovely weekend and are ready to kick this week in the arse! Happy Monday!


Sunday, 29 November 2015

Sunday Style Board | #44

How is it Sunday again already? You know, there are only three more Sunday's after today left before Christmas, how crazy is that? It's been a good few weeks since I shared a Sunday style board and hey, there's no time like the present, so here you go!

Being cosy and warm is my number one priority right now. As much as I love autumn/winter, it does get ridiculously chilly in this country! Big knits and oversized scarves/snoods are my go to's right now. This sweater dress is only £17! I love the speckled effect and it looks like it'd be super easy to wear! You can literally just throw it on, on it's own and you're ready! Grab yourself a chunky snood like this houndstooth and plaid WilsonsLeather one and you'll be one snug bug.

Except for when i'm at work, I live in boots. Not only do they look great but they keep your feet 347 times statistics not verified warmer than dolly shoes. This tan pair are from Nordstrom and they're currently on sale for just under £20! I think green and tan shades work really well together and make's a change from my black staples. They also match almost perfectly with this H&M backpack! Available online now for £25. 

As I mentioned in Thursday's blog post, my eyes are pretty sensitive to light and believe it or not, we do sometime's see the sun in England, even in the winter! So having a nice dark pair of sunnies that will match with your winter wardrobe are always handy to have.. well, at hand! These tortoise Betsey Johnson sunglasses are only £40 and I'm seriously considering adding them to that list of things I want to treat myself to!  

Tights. Because you don't want to be that dick wearing 20 denier "skin coloured tights" who's moaning about how cold it's gotten lately. 

I think berets are really underrated. They're hella cute and they're one of the many handy head pieces that'll help to hide a bad hair day(read; greasy roots, holla)! I think this beret from Accessorize really complete's this little outfit, don't you?

Would you rock this outfit? Or are boots and berets just not your thing? Let me know! 


Friday, 27 November 2015

Bluffer's Guide's | The Perfect Stocking Filler

Stocking fillers don't need to be boring or repetitive, especially in this day and age! There are so many fantastic gift ideas that will literally suit everyone! I was lucky enough to receive these two little pocket books from a company called Bluffer's and I'm being 110% honest when I say that I'm so glad to be able to share this post with you all!

Whether it's an extra little something for a friend or a gift for that one person that you really don't know what to get, I highly suggest you check out these Bluffer's guides! 
"Any sperm making the distance is a hero of Herculean proportions, which makes every one of us heroes in our own right, and might be remembered in moments of despondency and low self-esteem."

The first of the two guide's is The Bluffer's Guide to Sex. Sex is everywhere, literally, and it always has been! You can't escape it, it's plastered all over the papers, who's sleeping with who yada yada and it even sell's cars, perfume and i'm pretty sure I've seen sex selling a box of tissues maybe I've made that bit up but it wouldn't surprise me at all. This little pocket book has sold over 5 million copies! Written both hilariously and informatively by Rebecca Newman, there were snippets of this book that had me in absolute stitches right from the very beginning. I've definitely stored a fair amount of both knowledge and conversation starters from reading this and I bet even my Nana would have a good giggle with it! 
"We've all brought a bottle home from our holiday only to find that it just doesn't taste the same on a wet Wednesday in Cricklewood as it did outside a taverna with the Aegean licking our toes. Gone is the lemon and pine freshness, replaced by the aroma of pine-scented Toilet Duck - proving that most cheap holiday wines taste better in situ."

Next up, The Bluffer's Guide to Wine! If you didn't already know, I'll never turn down a glass, or five, of wine. I'm no expert on the stuff and I've even been known to put lemonade in the real expensive ones, oops, but I do feel as though I've learnt a thing or two now that I've read through this Bluffer's guide and have had a good few giggles too! The perfect gift for the in laws or someone who thinks they know all there is to know about the grape juice of grown up's, providing they have a decent sense of humor that is!

There are many more Bluffer's Guide's available including; Cats, Chocolate, University and Rugby to name a few. I've already got my eye on a couple for Christmas gifts that I'm actually going to order today BECAUSE, Bluffer's are having a black Friday sale! Everything on their site will be at 50% off THIS WEEKEND(From Friday, November 27th to and including Monday, November 30th). That's right, you could buy both of these guide's for the price of one, but hurry, this offer ends Monday! 

So there's my two pence, have you read any of these guide's before? Did you enjoy them as much as I did? Will you be making a bargain purchase today? Let me know!

*Disclaimer: Although these items were gifted to me by the above company, all opinions on the product are 100% honest and of my own and are not representative of the company. I would never give a false/misleading review of a product, no matter what relationship I have with the company.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Coloured Lenses UK | Review

Coloured Lenses UK Review | Love, Maisie
FreshTone Jade Green coloured contact lenses - £11.99*

When the guys over at Coloured Lenses UK got in touch and offered to let me try out a pair of their coloured contacts, I was so super excited! I have blue eyes that often appear different shades depending on the light, my eyes are super sensitive to light, seriously in the summer, if I forget my sunglasses i'm basically screwed all day. I chose to trial the freshtone jade green contact lenses as I've always thought that green eyes were so stunning! 

The contacts arrived individually packaged in a one-time use cleaning solution(so you will need to buy a bottle of cleaning solution to re use them) along with a handy little case to store them, as seen above. These contact lenses are not prescription and are solely for aesthetic use. Coloured Lenses UK do not currently stock prescription coloured contacts but are in the process of adding this option to their website! 

I'd applied contact lenses on myself once, many moons ago, so I was a little nervous about applying these for the first time, but I surprised myself and i'm now pretty pro at the whole shoving something onto your eyeball activity.

The FreshTone jade green pair that I chose are made up of three different tones to make for a more natural looking colour. If you know a thing or two about contact lenses and are after the nitty gritty details then here you go: diameter: 14.5mm base curve: 8.6mm water percentage: 38%. These babies can be worn for up to a month, providing that you clean and store them in some contact lens solution like this one available from boots
Coloured Lenses UK Review | Love, Maisie
I am so so pleased with how my lenses look and feel! As you can see above, my eye colour is completely transformed to this beautiful jade green shade and they look pretty damn natural too! These lenses don't impair my vision at all and I can't even feel them on my eyes, it's amazing! I'm pretty impressed to say the least! The size of the lens is slightly larger than my iris but I think this makes for a cuter look, do you know what I mean? Sort of like how Vsauce explains cute? But natural looking all the same! 

Coloured Lenses UK have a huge selection of different coloured contacts ranging from violet to sterling grey and pure hazel to ocean blue! Whether you fancy a change or you need that pair of brightly coloured lenses to complete your fancy dress costume, Coloured Lenses UK is deffo your place to go! Click here to shop two pairs of FreshTone lenses for just £19.99! They also offer free shipping on orders over £20!

Let me know if you've tried these lenses out before or if you're now going to be making a purchase!

*Disclaimer: Although this items was gifted to me by the above company, all opinions on the product are 100% honest and of my own and are not representative of the company. I would never give a false/misleading review of a product, no matter what relationship I have with the company. 
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