Friday, 3 July 2015

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

So in my recent holiday to New York I couldn't wait to run off to Sephora and pick up a few bits and bobs, main item being the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I've wanted to purchase this for so long now but managed to held out until my holiday! To fill the void in before my holiday I was using the Makeup Revolution Radiant Palette which I would say is a good dupe for the Hourglass powders just a little more shimmery and intense whilst the Hourglass palette is much more natural and subtle. I am really happy with ambient lighting powers, I even went back and brought 'Mood Light' as a separate shade. To sum up these powders they are to enhance where flattering lighting would usually bounce off and highlight your skin making your overall complexion look more softer and almost blurred out.

 If anyone would like me to post the Hourlglass alongside the Makeup Revolution with swatches to see more of a comparison let me know :)
S x

Friday, 2 January 2015

Limnit Lipsticks Mini Jars Review

(Lipstick shade worn: Goodness Graycious)
As a matte lipstick fanatic I am always excited to try new brands and I recently came across Limnit on Etsy and I just had to share with everybody! I brought a few of the mini-jars to try and for a mini they are very generous in size. I applied these with a lipbrush and the colours were so pigmented you didn't need much at all! Delivery came pretty quick too even though they were coming from the US and I live in the UK. Packaging was cute and the little lip printed card had a hand written thank you note which I thought was a lovely little touch. These lip pots are only £3.07 each so my inner bargain huntress was jumping with joy! Here are the colours I brought:
Racin' Carnation 
Goodness Graycious
Deepest Taupes and Dreams

What do you guys think? Any other brands you would recommend for matte lipsticks?

S x

Monday, 10 November 2014

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

So I have decided to add a little colour into my makeup wardrobe! As a big fan of the Naked palettes, I was keen to try out more of Urban Decay's eye-shadows. I mean I love nudes whether it be in matte or shimmer form but despite the occasional yellow gold or peachy orange my colour palette sticks to various forms of smokey brown. I wanted to invite a little more colour on occasion! I'd describe Vice 3 as a selection of bright autumn colours, there's a nice selection of the safety nudes and a bunch of new colours to dabble with. I'm excited by the cranberry looking shades most of all! I think it is very important to push yourself out of your comfort zone occasionally and try out new styles and colours that you would usually shy away from. I must add though, my only con so far is I really really dislike the packaging; I think it looks a tad tacky and cheap but I am glad it came with a little padded case which will be good when travelling around. What are your opinions on Vice 3, any particular shades jumping to your attention? 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Salt and Pepper Jackets

Im currently pining over salt & pepper style jackets! This current wool and tweed trend is a great way to stay comfortable and warm whilst still keeping that smart edge. I must admit the Warehouse coatigan is where my heart is at. After seeing a girl wearing it the other day, I scoured the web to find the beauty but after deciding to wait till the next day to see it in person my size had sold out over night! The nice lady in Warehouse searched nearby stores but unfortunately it had sold out everywhere. Here's to hoping they have more stock soon! Meanwhile, I have searched the web for some of my favourite similar coats. Monki is a brand I'm very intrigued by at the moment! I keep seeing some lovely affordable pieces popping up on ASOS and will definately be a brand I would like to purchase from in the near future. Roll on more speckled outerwear!!!!!!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

It's Alive!

Hi Lovelies
I am back! I have been absent from this blog for the last couple years. After recently starting fresh on a new blog I realized it didn't feel right and I have decided to go back to using StephiEliza. I have deleted all my old posts on here and have imported a couple over. I guess this is a kind of re-introduction post as well as a introduction post to others. My name is Stephi, I am 23 years old and work full-time. I'm still very much a matte lipstick enthusiast and I enjoy a good bargain! I have missed the blogging community and super happy to be giving it another shot with thanks to my boyfriend, who has done a great job at making my blog super pretty! I hope everyone is well, I want to hear from all of you! :)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

DIY Crayon Lipstick Tutorial

From Crayola to Colourful Lipsticks in just a few steps, click read more to find out how!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Botanical Bank Holiday

So this bank holiday Monday I took my first trip to the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham with my boyfriend. Not too sure why I've never been before as it is so local but it was lovely little day out with lots of pretty flowers and bird aviaries.
I must apologize for my outfit photo awkwardness! I'm just a deer in headlights in front of a camera!

Blazer: Missguided, Leggings: American Apparel, Top, Boots & Necklace: Primark

Monday, 14 April 2014

Origins - Make A Difference

Origins Merry Moisturisers Gift Set - Make A Difference (via ebay)

I am most definitely late on the Origins wagon but I am super impressed! Usually I find myself a routine and stick to what I know but recently my skin has became dryer and flakey despite using skincare advertised for dry skin. I decided to completely revamp my skincare with products recommended by a couple of lovely ladies on Twitter. I brought this little Origins gift set via eBay and a new cleanser and toner from the Clarins website. There were a few sellers selling the same kit on eBay for various prices, I think I may of got lucky as I bagged one for £25.00 with postage! Although I sometimes wonder whether to be more cautious ordering these type of products off ebay as you can never tell how old they are!  Here are my thoughts on the products so far: