Autumn Eye Makeup Using Morphe 35O Palette


I've found a new love in the Morphe 35O palette. They have basically taken every shade of autumn and conveniently put them all into one, big, highly pigmented palette.

I've been loving using oranges on my eyes recently, so I thought I would share my go-to eye look at the moment using this palette.

Annoyingly, the Morphe palettes don't give names for their shades, so I have numbered the ones I have used in the image below.

I started by applying The Body Shop Instablur Eye primer all over my lids to make my shadows brighter and last all day. I top this with a touch of Urban Decay Naked concealer to give me an even base to work on.

I use shade 1 through my crease, really blending it out and making sure to apply quite a bit in the inner corner too. Using this light orange made sure that all of my darker shades blended together nicely.

Next, I took shade 2 and applied it through the crease, but really focusing on the corners. I also used shade 3 just in the corners to deepen the colour a bit further.

Then I used shade 4, which has to be my favourite in the palette, all over my lid. I dampened my brush with Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray, which turns this shadow into more of a metallic foil. I also used Makeup Revolution Highlighter in Golden Lights in the centre of my lid and also the corner of my eye.

Finally, I finished off the look with NYX Matte Liquid Liner and Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, as well as some lashes. I don't tend to wear lashes very often, but if I am going somewhere special they really do make a huge difference.

I hope you like this look, and please tag me in any posts that you have used the Morphe 35O Palette in - I'd love to see all the different styles people have created!


My New Candle Obsession: DW Home


It is no secret or surprise that I love candles. I have a huge shelf full of half used ones and still manage to walk out with 1 or 2 more every time I go to Homesense. I like to justify it by saying that I will go home and use up some older ones. But let's be real - I want to burn my new additions as soon as I get back home!

My favourite time to go candle shopping is the change of seasons. Mainly because I can spend time smelling all of the new season's scents, but also because I find it easier to convince my boyfriend that I definitely NEED new candles because it's AUTUMN now.

For a really long time, Yankee have been my go to brand. Everything smells so strongly, there's a huge selection and I trust the brand. However they can be pricey, and I often find myself looking for a cheaper alternative that still offers the same quality.
Enter: DW Home.

I'm a Homesense addict and have spent many a weekend browsing their stores. They've got an awesome selection and they're usually smaller companies which I love. A couple of weekends ago, when I (inevitably) went to the candle section, Scott held one out for me to smell that I practically ran to the till to go and buy. This then resulted in me going back the next 2/3 weekends to build up my collection.

What I love the most about these is how intense the smell is. I kid you not, I bought one of the small ones home, hadn't even lit it yet, left the LID ON, and my room still smelt so strongly of it within an hour. That is pretty flippin strong! The other thing is the price. Holy moly, these are good value for money. Ranging from £2.99 for the small ones to £7.99 for the big 3 sick ones, it's no wonder that I already own 6...

I currently have the Lavender & Chamomile, White Pumpkin, Forest Leaves, Apple Blossom, Fireside Embers and Pumpkin Toffee. However, by the time you read this I will probably already have more.

There's been loads of these in Homesense at the moment, so if you wanted to go and have a sniff I'm pretty confident your local branch will stock them. But do be aware that they come in a few different packaging styles, so you just have to keep your eyes out to see which say DW Home on them.

Have you got any go-to candle brands that I might not have heard about? Please tweet me or let me know in the comments!

Chanel Rouge Brulee Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadow Review




I don't think there has ever been a product that I have been so happy to get my hands on as the new D'Ombre eyeshadow by Chanel. I first spotted this in July, and every store that I visited since had completely sold out. Just as I was giving up hope, I thought I would try South Terminal at Gatwick and low and behold, they had a couple left in stock!!

The shade Rouge Brulee is a part of the Le Rouge Collection No 1, designed by Lucia Pica, Chanel's new Creative Designer. Lucia has a passion for the colour red, and has based her Autumn collection around her love for the iconic hue.

The texture of this product has absolutely blown me away. The whole Illusion D'Ombre collection has an unbelievable cream to velvet feel, which is so easy to blend out. The pigment is so rich, and I think that this shade is just perfect for Autumn. It is a lovely burnt copper/rusty red colour, which could be worn in a smoked out look or even just on it's own for an intense bold eye.

This is my first Chanel product that I have purchased, and I am really impressed with the quality. I was a bit skeptical about investing in designer cosmetics since I was under the impression that most of the high price tag was for the logo on the packaging, However since dipping my toes in the water, I may have been ever so slightly converted, and I might just treat myself to a few more bits and bobs...