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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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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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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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette: Review

By on January 11, 2017


Beauty Bay finally got the ABH Modern Renaissance palette back in stock, and as soon as I saw it advertised I had to leap online and get it. It feels like I have been lusting over this platte forever so I’m having a mini fangirl moment over even having it.

The palette comes with 14 shades- and each really compliment each other. The palette is focused mainly on red / pink tones, but they blend so incredibly well together to give that overall look.

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My personal favourite shade has to be ‘Love letters’ (mainly because I don’t have many pink eyeshadows), but each colour is unique to anything I have ever seen before which makes it extra special. The palette retails at around £41, and I bought it from Beauty Bay’s official website here. (It sells out quick though!)

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When I tried out this palette, I found that all the colours where so incredibly creamy which of course is a bonus! There is a bit of fall out, but not a lot.

The only critique I have of this palette is that the brush that comes with it isn’t the best. I tend to stick to my Real Techniques eye brushes as opposed to the one supplied with the platte. However, it’s only a minor issue.

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Honestly, is it worth the money? I have found that there is a lot of overhyped beauty products which are higher end (including the Urban Decay Naked palettes). However, even though this did burn a bit of a hole in my bank account, it is totally worth the money. You can create so many warm looks using this palette so the possibilities really are endless. It is also PERFECT for summer (which my Morphe 35O isn’t really), so it is exactly what I have been looking for, for so long.

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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