Beauty | Product reviews

Soph X MakeUp Revolution review

By on September 21, 2017

Hey guys!! So it’s been a long while since I last posted on my blog (sorry!), but I am back with a review on one of my current favourite palettes! If any of you are unaware of who ‘Soph Does Nails’ is, she is a beauty YouTuber with over 400,000+ subscribers and growing. I watch her videos quite frequently, so when I found out that she was binging out her own palettes in collaboration with MakeUp Revolution (aka one of my favourite brands, ever), I had to get my hands on them.

Initially, she has released an eyeshadow palette as well as a highlighter one, and oh man, they are pigmented. Firstly, let’s look at the eye-shadow palette and the range of colours that are included. One thing that I love most about this palette is that the colours cater for everyone, regardless of your skin type and there’s a mix of light whites, dark brows, reds, oranges, shimmer shades, and she even threw in a dark black shade! It goes without saying how diverse this palette is, which enables you to play around with the colours in lots of different ways; and doesn’t limit you to just one or two colours.

When it comes to the matte eyeshadow shades, they are pigmented, easy to blend and all work together nicely to achieve the perfect look. I found that with the shimmer shades, they were extremely shimmery / glossy and you don’t even need to wet your brush to pick up on the pigmented. One of my favourite shimmer shades is the green in the middle of the palette which you can see in the picture below. As well as being pretty to look at, it is also perfect for the Christmas season! There is also a gorgeous silver shimmer shade named, ‘Fairy Lights’ which works wonders as a inner corner / brow-bone highlight…. trust me on this one.

Now onto the highlighter palette. I have always been a fan of Make-Up Revolution’s highlighters for the simple reason that they are pigmented, blinding, and above all affordable. You get quality for a low price- is there anything better?! When it comes to the quality that I love, this palette was no different. What I love most about Soph’s collaboration palette is how the highlighter palette is also so diverse which means that there is a shade for pretty much any skin type. There’s the blinding white highlighter, a mix of blues and pinks, golden shades. If there’s one highlighter shade that doesn’t suit you, odds are that you’ll find another that does suit your skin shade.

Personally, I loved the blue / purple highlighter on the bottom row, and the silver one which is first in the pan. Normally I struggle with finding a good highlighter, and oh boy did this make me glow and above all…. it lasted on my face all day. Like with the shimmer shades in the eyeshadow palette, you don’t need to wet your brush in order to pick up pigment, but it does help. I used my Make Up Revolution setting spray to wet my brush and then apply my highlight and it worked wonders. We all love a good highlight, right?!

The eyeshadow palette retails at £10 for 24 shades and can be purchased from the Tam Beauty website hereor from Superdrug hereThe highlighter palette retails at £8 for 8 highlighters and can be purchased from the Tam Beauty website hereor from Superdrug here

Have you tried the new Soph X MakeUp Revolution collab yet, and if so, what are your thoughts? Make sure to leave them in the comment box below!

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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body positivity | Empowerment | General blog posts | Me & my life | Mental health | relationships

Why I’m single

By on August 20, 2017

I don’t know how to start this post in all honesty, so I’m just going to go ahead and do what I do best. Ramble.

I have written a lot of relationship themed posts on here, but nothing like this one. It’s no secret that I spend my life, thinking… and then over-thinking; and tonight was one of those nights. I managed to come to some sort of conclusion as to why I don’t like getting into relationships, seeking relationships, or even speaking to anyone. I simply don’t feel good enough, and I’ll explain why.

Getting into a relationship with someone who has mental health issues is tough, i’ll be first to admit that. And I’m a handful. Despite the fact that I am generally a happy, bubbly and a cheerful person with the most dorky personality- sometimes I can get very sad. Sometimes I can tear into myself. And it’s not fair on anyone else.

I often look back on my days and think, “Did I do that right,” or, “What if I caused more harm than good?” I want to be a positive influence, and a source of change, somehow, but I feel like I’m doing the opposite.

I’ve been in a lot of toxic relationships, including friendships in general. Someone seeing the vulnerable side to me genuinely frightens me, but it’s there. It’s a part of me, yet it doesn’t define me as a person. No, I’m not sad all the time. No I’m not self-conscious all the time. But there’s time’s like this where I am, and I can be.

For years, I’ve struggled with my appearance and feeling comfortable in my own body. I occasionally see myself as a nothingness, I have no unique or ‘stand out’ features. I don’t fit in with the stereotypical idea of beauty, neither do I fit in with the quirky styles of beauty. I occasionally eat, and then regret eating. I look at my features and pin point certain bits that don’t match my own ‘image.’ I tear myself up piece by piece until there is nothing left of me. And I go back to being a ‘nothingness’ again.

Maybe I put myself down too much. But it’s better than anyone else seeing me like this. I am a generally positive person. I laugh. I joke. I occasionally come out with the most wacky things, because I have a weird sort of personality. Most of the time I embrace being me. I embrace my flaws, and my big thighs, puffy hair and completely dodgy eyes. I embrace my fun personality, and how much I lack common sense. But that’s okay. Sometimes, I feel like I need to remind myself that I’m not going to be perfect, never mind be just that for someone else.

Love and happiness always,
xo, Becca

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What’s WRONG with the ABH ‘Subculture’ palette?

By on August 2, 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills are back with a sister palette to the much loved ‘Modern Renaissance’ palette, and it seems like the whole beauty world (and world in general), have been going crazy over this new release.

With this palette only launching last Tuesday on the ABH official website, I knew that I had to add it to my collection as the MR palette is one of my holy grails of all holy grails. The palette features 14 shades, most of which are new eyeshadows, and feature a range of colours from pinks and reds, to dark blues and vibrant shimmers.

However, I am going to start by saying that this palette is not worth the money at all… and here’s why.

Firstly, I found some of the shades to be difficult to blend- especially the shades, ‘Untamed’ and ‘Axis.’ Disappointingly, these were the two shades that I was most excited to try out as I don’t normally go for any other eyeshadow colour other than reds and oranges (are you with me?!)

Next, I found that some of the shadows *cough* New Wave *cough*  had a lot of fallout. Normally, I’m not that fussed with fallout as there’s no such thing as a perfect eyeshadow. Fallout = high pigment as you will see in the Modern Renaissance palette. However, there’s a difference between a bit of harmless fallout, and half the eyeshadow colour spiting at me. On the other hand, I would like to point out that ‘New Wave’ is easier to blend than ‘Untamed’ ‘Axis’ so not all the matte shades in this palette are a battle to blend with.

And now onto the shimmers. If you’ve followed my blog or YouTube over the past few months, you may be aware that ABH shimmers are my favourite shimmer eyeshadows ever. They give any look such a glamorous pop, and most of the time don’t even need a bit of help with water (even though that does make it even more pigmented than they already are).

I first gave ‘Cube’ a go, and man it confused me. I totally forgot that it was a duo-chrome eyeshadow so I dipped into my white shimmer as you do to end up with a pink eyelid. But that isn’t all bad, in fact, I love that aspect of it. Next up was the one eyeshadow I was itching to use the whole tutorial, ‘Electric.’ From what I’ve heard and seen from this palette, this green toned shimmer really adds a major pop… and it’s green?! So I gave it a try. And it was definitely worth the wait. Even though I didn’t get to try out ‘Adorn,’ I would say that the shimmer shades were highly pigmented, and did not let me down.

Overall, do I regret purchasing this palette? No, as it’s so different to anything I currently own. But do I think it’s worth the money? Definitely not. I am a massive fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills, and will always back their products, but this palette was a let down for me. Compared to how well the Modern Renaissance was formulated, and how well it blended, this is on such a lower level to me. I don’t know what has gone on with this palette, but it definitely wasn’t what I expected.

Do you own the new ‘Subculture’ palette, and if so, what are your thoughts? Leave your opinions in the comment section below!

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

Suggested: ABH Modern Renaissance palette: review

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UD NAKED Heat palette GIVEAWAY!

By on July 30, 2017

Yes… you read the title right. I am giving away the new Urban Decay Naked Heat palette to one lucky winner.

This palette has been raved about so much over the past couple of months, and is already sold out on the official Urban Decay website. Retailing at £39.50, this palette includes 12 all new warm-toned shades which is enough to fire up any outfit.

Among the 12 shades, it features “warm browns, burnt oranges and rich siennas.” What makes this palette even better is the fact that it includes both matte and shimmer shades adding a bit of dazzle to any look.

To win this palette, all you need to do is subscribe to my YouTube channel here, and my vlogging channel here.

Do not forget to also enter via this form  as this is how a winner is going to be randomly selected, and RT this tweet.

Winners will be randomly selected, and the giveaway ends at 00:00am BST on the 31st August 2017. Full terms and conditions will be listed below… good luck!

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

Terms and conditions:

Giveaway ends 31st August 2017 at 00:00am BST. **Open residents of the UK only.** Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the giveaway- failure to respond will result in another winner. Winners are chosen completely at random. All entrants must follow all the rules described- not doing this may result in disqualification. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. All entrants under 18 years of age must ask for parent / guardians permission.

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Am I the same blogger?

By on April 26, 2017

For a while now, i have been agitated with my blog, what I blog about and just everything I post and do on here. I feel like every blogger goes through those times where they feel no motivation to post, or hate their theme and desperately need a change but they just don’t know how.

The truth is, I’ve always wanted to be an organic and unique blogger. I’ve always wanted my content to separate itself from everyone else’s in the industry, for the simple fact that it’s a reflection of my thoughts. ‘ItsBeccaJayne’ is called itsbeccajayne, because it’s me. It’s what I think about. It’s what I feel. It’s everything that I need to get out in the open, and people just so happen to stumble across my content and relate to it which is a humbling bonus.

However, itsbeccajayne shares many other aspects of myself which I also want to express on this blog. I like make-up. I like the excitement of buying new products and wanting to tell the world over what beauty ‘must haves’ I’m lusting over. But that doesn’t necessarily make me a beauty blogger. I love fashion, and always have. I love experimenting with styles suited to each season, and telling the world about my favourite outfit of the day. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m a fashion blogger either.

The thing with blogging is that a lot of people feel like they have to fit into ‘one’ blogger category, and for a while, I thought I did too. I was worried that my readers would grow to dislike my blog if I blogged about other stuff I loved, or if diversity isn’t what they wanted. I didn’t want to blog about beauty or fashion, because I felt like I would have to separate myself from a ‘lifestyle blog’ to a beauty or fashion blog.

In reality, I am either all of those, or none of those. The fact of the matter is that it doesn’t really matter. I am me. And that’s what itsbeccajayne is. It’s everything I love, and everything I feel, congregated into one place on the internet. From make-up, to fashion, to mental health, to just general posts about life or whatever goes on in that head of mine. I don’t want to feel constrained on my blog anymore, nor do I want to let any of my readers down.

The question I asked in the title of the post still stands, however. Am I the same blogger I was 6 months ago? Am I the same blogger I was when I first started? Yes, and no. I am the same person, and I still love all the same things- I just never expressed the love for it on my blog back then. I feel as though my blog is growing with my interests. As I become more interested in things, I want to blog about them. I want to express my excitement; but I also want to blog about the same old things I’ve always blogged about. From ranting posts, to thoughts, to educating on mental health and Feminism. I want everything I blog about on here to be a reflection of me. That’s why it’s called itsbeccajayne. Because who I am is everything I blog about on here.

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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My new favourite foundations?

By on February 18, 2017


I have recently been on the hunt for a good drugstore foundation, that was good coverage, bendable, and just overall good value for money. After pondering a lot over which foundation would be best for me, I came across two which I have grown to absolutely love. The two foundations I’ve picked are quite hyped over at the moment- and I know why!

First up is my favourite out of the two (but it was a close call), and it’s the L’Oreal Infallible. This foundation is amazing if you’re looking for a high coverage foundation from the drugstore, which is also reasonably priced. It retails at £9.99 and I definitely prefer it over the L’Oreal ‘True Match’ (I wasn’t a fan of that foundation unfortunately, so this one feels like a breath of fresh air).


I chose the foundation in the shade ‘015 porcelain’ which is perfect for my naturally pale skin tone. Normally I struggle when it comes to finding a good foundation that matches my (extremely) pale face, but I have found that L’Oreal are perfect for that.

Next up is the ‘Bourjois’ Healthy Mix foundation. This is another foundation that a lot of people recommended to me when I asked on Twitter for good foundation recommendations, and it certainly did not disappoint. Although it isn’t as high coverage as my L’Oreal Infallible foundation, it is still pretty good coverage for the price. The foundation normally retails at £9.99, but I got it on a special offer in Superdrug for £7.99. If you’re out and about in Superdrug and you come across this offer, I would defiantly invest. I have never tried any Bourjois products before, so I was pleasantly surprised over the qualify of this foundation.


Out of the two, I thought this would be the one that was either too dark for my skin, or not as good coverage as I had hoped. However, I couldn’t be more wrong. I normally find that some foundations make me look completely white and wash out even the small bit of natural ‘tan’ I have on my face, but this is the best shade that I have found so far to suit my skin tone.


Overall, I am throughly impressed with these two foundations. I have found that they do stay on longer than a lot of my other foundations, blend nicely and have high coverage which is always a bonus. Mixing it in with my ‘Seventeen’ liquid highlighter also adds a ‘dewy’ look to both foundations which is my all time favourite ‘go-to’ for a night out.

Links to both the foundations are listed below:

l’areal infallible: http://www.superdrug.com/L%27Oreal-Paris/L%27Oréal-Infallible-Foundation-Porcelain-15/p/865169

Bourjois: http://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Face/Foundation/Bourjois-Healthy-Mix-Foundation-50-Rose-Ivory/p/723608

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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Testing 'Technic' make-up

By on February 1, 2017


The lovely people at ‘Technic’ sent me a few products from their new collection before Christmas which I was extremely excited about as I have been intrigued about their new collection for a while now.
I have never really been one for ‘Technic’ make-up to be honest, but the quality of their new products actually surprised me. It’s not the best, but it is certainly workable and I managed to create a very natural, and ‘girly’ look with the products kindly sent to me. A bit out of my comfort zone as I normally prefer warm colours for my eye make-up.

For starters, the eyeshadow palette featured some gorgeous colours. Each colour compliments each other really well and there’s a mixture of matte and shimmer shades which is always a bonus.The only negative thing I would say is that the colours aren’t that pigmented (besides a few exceptions) and so, don’t blend very well together. However, it is workable, and for the price, can definitely still be used.


Now onto the colour corrector palette. I fortunately don’t really struggle with breakouts and spots as much as others, so I didn’t get as much use out of this product to give a whole review on it. However, I used the ‘green-y’ shade to cover up a couple of spots that were lingering on my face, and it did the job.


The highlighter palette is something that I have been longing to use for so long. If anyone knows me, you’ll know that I am a complete sucker for highlighters, and this one was no exception. The highlighter was quite glory, but seemed more pigmented on my finger than how it turned out on my skin. All in all, I don’t think I would choose the highlighter first over some of my other favourites (including my make-up revolution and MUA ones), but I will probably reach for it again on a more ‘natural’ make-up day.


Last but not least, onto the product from this range that I have been most excited to use… the lipstick. The lipstick surprisingly doesn’t have a shade name or number (which is a bit odd), but I would describe it as a plum / pink toned colour. It is definitely my favourite product from what was sent as the colour can work well with a ‘dressy up’ sort of style, or even natural.


This selection of products are perfect for beginners who want to experiment with make-up without spending too much money. The price is extremely affordable, and it definitely does the job!

Have you tried any of Technic’s new collection? Let me know in the comment box below!

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

Products featured:

  • ‘Mega Nudes 3’ eyeshadow palette. (here)
  • ‘Colour fix’ colour corrector. (here)
  • ‘Strobe kit’ highlighter palette. (here)
  • Lipstick (with vitamin E). (here)

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Kylie Jenner lip kit DUPE?

By on January 25, 2017


So I’m back ‘beauty’ blogging again about something I have been super excited about for a while. Unless you have been away from social media for the past few months, you may know that Make-Up Revolution recently launched their highly anticipated ‘Retro Luxe’ lip kits, so I obviously had to give one a try.

It goes without saying, that the Kylie Jenner lip kit hype has really taken the world of social media by storm over the past year- so it seems pretty fitting that Make-Up Revolution would release a few of their own lip kits.


The MUR lip kits come in a variety of shades including, ‘Noble,’ ‘Regal,’ ‘Glory’ and more. I managed to get my hands on Noble which is an orange kind of nude colour. I mainly have pink toned nudes, so when I saw this had a hint of orange in it, I was so excited to give it a try.

I compared the texture to my Kylie Jenner lip kit (which I have in the shade ‘True Brown K’ and found that the quality (obviously) wasn’t as good. It took quite a while to dry on my lops compared to my Kylie one (which could be a positive to some people), and was also quite sticky.


However, with this lip kit retailing at only £6, I was’t surprised that the texture of the liquid lipstick was quite sticky (I could feel it when I was talking), and that the lip liner did’t glide on as well as my Kylie one does. I made sure to apply a layer of lip balm underneath the application, and found that it wasn’t too drying on my lips which is definitely a positive for a matte liquid lipstick.


Nevertheless, for the price and for a Drugstore brand, this lip kit is pretty good quality. It des eventually dry matte which is perfect if you’re wanting to wear your lipstick for a lengthy amount of time (such as a night out), and is an affordable alternative to the Kylie Jenner hype.

The only thing that puts me off buying another one of these lip kits is that none of the other colours really appeal to me, but that is simply down to personal preference. I am so excited to wear this colour on an upcoming night out, and find that it is an essential, and positive, new edition to my already diverse lipstick collection. I love that the colour I chose is unique to any other colour I have seen before, so big up to Make-Up Revolution for that one.


Battle of the lip kits? My Kylie Jenner one is definitely better for all around quality. However, for the price, the Make-Up Revolution ones are an affordable dupe if you’re not wanting to break the bank on postage and custom fees for a Kylie one. I would definitely recommend these lip kits for the price, and I look forward to MUR’s new metallic lip kit range which is rumoured to be dropping soon.

You can also check out a video of me testing both lip kits on my YouTube channel below. Make sure to subscribe and give it a thumbs up!

Have you tried any of the new Make-Up Revolution lip kits, and if so, what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comment box below!

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

KYLIE JENNER LIP KITS: https://www.kyliecosmetics.com
MAKE-UP REVOLUTION LUXE LIP KITS: http://www.superdrug.com/search?text=… If sold out, you can also purchase them here: https://www.tambeauty.com/SearchResul…

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Morphe 35O giveaway!

By on January 16, 2017


It’s that time again, and this time it’s going to be one of my biggest and most exciting giveaways yet. I have been totally blown away with all the nice comments and just everything to do with my blog / YouTube over the past few months, that I really wanted to give something back that I know you’ll love (and which happens to be my favourite eyeshadow palette, like ever).

I’m going to be giving away the Morphe 35O palette to one of you lovely people and here’s how to enter!

Enter via this form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All entries must be done through Rafflecopter above. This will make it easier for me to congregate all the entries and to pick the winners randomly (all terms and conditions are listed on the giveaway form).

All entrants must subscribe to my YouTube channel here, follow me on Twitter (+ turn on my tweet notifications), and be following me on Instagram. The form will redirect you to all those sites if you aren’t already following me / subscribed etc.

Terms & Conditions:

Giveaway ends 20th February 2017 at 00:00am GMT. **Open residents of the UK only.** Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the giveaway- failure to respond will result in another winner. Winners are chosen completely at random. All entrants must follow all the rules described- not doing this may result in disqualification. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. All entrants under 18 years of age must ask for parent / guardians permission.

Once again, thank you so much for always being so lovely and supportive. You’re all cool n rad n amazing and yeah u get me. (wow how informal did that sound, but seriously though). xx

Good luck!

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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A competitive life

By on January 14, 2017


I have been thinking a lot about outward appearances and just appearances in general a lot lately. I don’t know if I’m the only one who does this, but do you ever look around you and think, “I wish I looked like that?” Obviously these aren’t healthy thoughts, but I often get drawn into thinking them every now and again.

It feels like society in general is a competition over appearances. You know, having to look a certain way in order to make the cut to be a model, or to look like the perfect ‘star.’ It really is pressure, and as much as people seem to address this issue, I want to address it in my own way.

The fact is, in some shape or form, society has been like this for years. I think the trick is learning to feel comfortable in accepting your own appearance however. As much as I am becoming confident in how I look, I do still often compare myself to even my own best friends. It’s like I don’t feel like I ‘fit in’ because I don’t look a certain way. Or I don’t style my clothes like they do. Or because I wear glasses, and genuinely can’t wear contact lenses because there’s not one suitably fitted to cater for my eyes (as far as I know of anyway).

But when you think about it, beauty really does come in many forms, shapes and sizes. Maybe the only person we should compete with is ourselves and setting our own goals to strive for. You see, I hate getting bogged down about my appearance, just like a lot of other people probably do. It’s definitely a daily struggle, one in which I wish so many people didn’t have to deal with.

In a lot of these posts, I normally end it with a plea to go out and compliment at least one person when, and if, possible. Even if it’s just, “I like your hair,” or, “That dress is cute! Where’s it from?” Beauty shouldn’t be a competition, but a joint effort of empowerment. Of letting down our own pride, and giving someone else a reason to feel good. A little can go a long way.

Flaunt that perfect lil ass of yours because you deserve it.

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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