W7 In The Nude Review

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imageI’ve had the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette on my wishlist for a while now, but since I’m trying hard not to spend too much I decided to settle for the dupe instead. I purchased this W7 In The Nude eyeshadow palette from Amazon for around £5.60 which is such good value for so many shades. I own the original Naked palette and I couldn’t help but compare the two, even though I wasn’t expecting the W7 to be quite as good quality-wise, since it was a fraction of the price.

The eyeshadows come in a tin case which reminds me of the pencil cases I used to have in school! I like the rose gold packaging, and I don’t mind that it seems a little cheap (because it was!) It comes with a small brush and sponge applicator – I only use the brush end, which is good for precise application, especially for the lower lashline. I use a separate fluffier brush for blending. On the back of the tin are little images of the shades along with their names.

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I chose this palette over the other W7 palettes for the more pinky tones and as you can see from the photos above, the palette consists of 12 shades, ranging from cream to pink to brown to dark purple. There are both matte and shimmery shades which would all compliment each other, so you can mix and match to create so many different looks. Some of them are really pretty and the ones that stood out to me straight away include Angel, a glittery pale pink, Copper Pot which is a shimmery light pink, Sun Kissed, a shimmery soft golden shade and Alice which is a beautiful matte mauve. I can definitely see myself using all of the colours.

The formula of these eyeshadows are good, although I’ve found them to be not quite as creamy or pigmented as the Naked palette, but they are buildable and just about as good – I don’t think most people would see a difference in quality to be honest.

Below are two different looks I created using the W7 palette.

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For this first look I used Copper Pot over the whole lid, Alice on the outer corner and then dabbed Angel over the middle using my ring finger, before using a fluffy brush to blend the edges.

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For this second look I applied Sunkissed over the whole lid and then Coffee Cup on the outer corner and a little under the lower lashes, then highlighted my brow bone with Latte.

Overall I’m really happy with In The Nude and it has some fantastic shades at good quality, and it’s such great value! I’ve found the shadows to be long-lasting too. If you’re thinking about buying this palette or any of the other W7 palettes I recommend you do, I’m sure you won’t regret it.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful in some way. Do you own any W7 eyeshadow palettes? Thank you for reading! XO

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My Spring Wish List

Even though it’s officially Springtime it doesn’t feel like it yet – we are still wearing our winter coats here in the UK! So to cheer me up I thought I’d do a little online window shopping, and I came up with a Spring wish list…even though I definitely can’t afford some of these I may just cave in and purchase a few of these gorgeous items!

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1, 2. I love anything floral and I’ve been seeing floral shoes everywhere. These two options are beautiful and the flats are only £17.99!

3. I have the original Urban Decay Naked Palette and would love the Naked 3 for the pinky tones, but I may have to settle for a cheaper dupe.

4. I’ve never tried an Essie Polish (gasp!) but I would love this beautiful powder blue shade.

5. I love a good tinted lip balm and this Carmex one looks great, plus it has SPF.

6. I love monochrome stripes and this maxi skirt is only £10, love it!

7. Staying with the floral theme for Spring, this midi skirt is so cute.

8. I really want to add this chambray shirt to my wardrobe, and would look great with both of these skirts and so much else!

9. These sunglasses are way out of my price range but I think they’re just amazing!

10. This Kate Spade watch is so sweet, I love rose gold things.

11. How cute is this cross body bag? It’s just perfect for Spring/Summer. Not the most practical though!

12. Love love love these adorable Tiffany rose gold twisted bow earrings. Well, this is a wish list, right?

I do hope you enjoyed my first Wish List post, see you again! XO

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How To Do My Quick Everyday Makeup Look

imageAs a busy mum I don’t always have much time to apply makeup, but when I can I like to make a bit of effort if I have 10-15 minutes while Lizzy is happily playing by herself.  This is my everyday, quite subtle makeup look that I tend to do a lot.  Read on to find out which products I used and how I achieved the look…

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Face: After applying eye and face cream I used Revlon Colourstay concealer in Medium Light under my eyes and a little on any blemishes, patting it gently using my ring finger. I don’t use foundation as I like being able to see my freckles! Plus I feel just using powder is enough to blur any flaws and evens out my skin tone enough without looking too ‘done’. The powder I use at the moment is Maybelline 24hr Colour Stay Waterproof Powder in Sand.

Eyes: I used three colours from my Urban Decay Naked Palette.  First, using the brush that came with the palette I blended Toasted over my eyelids and up to halfway to my eyebrows, following the shape of my eyes.  Using the same brush I then applied Hustle to the outer third of my lids, blending the colour inwards, and also applied a little under my lower lashline.  I used my ring finger to apply a little of the colour Virgin under my brow bone and blended it downwards. If I’m not in a hurry I like to use a liquid eyeliner but if I’m trying to be quick I’ll use a pencil, as I did here, because if I mess up a little I can just use a small brush and smudge the liner a bit and it will make it look smokey and intentional!  I used Elizabeth Arden eyeliner in Gunmetal, which is a dark grey, but I sometimes use black.  I applied the liner along the outer third of my upper lashline, bringing it out to a point, then to two-thirds of my lower lashline. After this I curled my eyelashes using Boots No.7 eyelash curlers and applied Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black.  I filled in my eyebrows using Media brow pencil in brown (not sure if this is still available), which I think looks quite natural.

Cheeks: For a natural rosy flush I used Clinique Blusher in Smouldering Plum, sweeping it across my cheekbones. Even if I don’t use any eyeshadow on days I literally have two minutes to get ready, I always use blusher or a bronzer to give me a bit of colour to stop me from looking a bit ill!

Lips: First I applied Vaseline Rosy Lips, then one of my favourite lipsticks – Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, which is such a pretty, slightly shimmery, easy to wear peachy pink.

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imageI hope you enjoyed this post and please let me know what you think!  Thanks so much for reading XO