Beauty | Product reviews

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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Beauty | General blog posts | Giveaways

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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General blog posts

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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General blog posts | Me & my life | Uncategorized

A message to my readers… (Thank you)

By on September 5, 2016


I have recently become incredibly overwhelmed and humbled by how much people compliment my work on my blog, and tell me they can relate to my posts. To me, I feel like the whole concept of people liking my work is completely baffling, but still the most amazing feeling.

Blogging can be one of the toughest obstacles when it comes to my anxiety, yet also my greatest healer. I think that’s why I have so much love for my writing, poetry and blog in general. I constantly feel like my writing isn’t good enough, or no one will even like my writing.

Nevertheless, I want to take a moment to thank every single person who takes time out of their day to read my writing which I put my heart and soul into. I’ve began to also realise that that’s one of the reasons why blogging is my lil baby at heart and one of my greatest achievements (even in such a short amount of time). I write most of my posts when I’m either at my most vulnerable points, or at my highest points. There’s no in between. I pour my everything into my writing, and that’s why a lot of you may feel like it’s an overflow of thoughts and words. Everything I write about is real and relevant to me and my thoughts, so thank you so incredibly much for supporting my once erratic thoughts.

For someone that constantly gets told that her thoughts and opinions regarding this world are “too preachy” or groan when I start talking about something I’m passionate about, my blog is a big look at me now. I’ve realised because of my blog readers that I’m not the only one who has this view on the world. From embracing being a sensitive person, to traits of anxiety. I’m so grateful to have so many people relate to my work. As happy as I am that my work relates to others, it’s equally as crazy that my once irrational thoughts are so consumed by other people too.

I’m in such a comfortable place with myself and my writing because of the humbling feedback I get back from so many of my readers. I may not be the best blogger, and I may not deliver the best content; but I’m never going to. My blog is not a competition, rather an insight into my overwhelming thoughts that define my philosophy on life on general. From love and heartbreak, to embracing just being me; I can’t wait to carry on this crazy journey of using writing as a way to find who I am.

Thank you for supporting my art that I work my butt off to produce and that I certainly have become proud of. It genuinely means more than you can imagine.

Love & happiness always,

xo, Becca

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