The last couple of weeks have just been absolutely manic, lots of catching up with friends and enjoying the sunny weather :) On Monday I finally got a chance to visit the new[ish] Westfield in Stratford with my cousins, where we discovered an amazing discount beauty store called Beauty Base. Not going to lie, I could have spent ridiculous amounts of money in that store because they had tonnes of LA Colors goodies for 99p [I KNOW?!], which I've been wanting to try out for yonks. After an armful of swatches I finally settled on these three products but I'm sure I'll be up there soon to grab some more!
Jumbo Eye Pencil
Relaxation - CP413
First up is the Jumbo Eye Pencil - I've been looking for NYX type eye pencils to use as bases so I thought I would give this one a go. They had loads of different colours to choose from but this gorgeous bronze colour instantly stood out to me. I found it was very soft, creamy and easy to apply - perfect under gold and brown eyeshadows. In fact I've even started wearing it alone blended out slightly during the day as a bronze smokey eye - love it!
|Star Gaze 16 Colour Eyeshadow Palette|
|Top Row Left to Right|
|Bottom Row Left to Right|
LA Colors Star Gaze 16 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Trust me, if you saw how many lush palettes there were in that store you would understand how difficult it was to choose, but I'm glad I went for this one :) How could I not buy it with so many lovely colours for only three quid?! I love the last five colours from the top row - they're stunning golden orangey shades which work so well together. The colours have good pigmentation but they are a bit chalky and powdery so you do tend to get a bit of fallout when using them. Overall though I think they're amazing for the price and the range of colours are so versatile.
LA Colors Brilliant Shine Glitter Gloss
To be honest I'm not really that into lipgloss, but I thought why not and I'm so glad I did. The picture doesn't really do it justice but this lipgloss is packed full of glitter and is a beautiful peachy rose gold colour. And yes, it is super glittery on the lips as well! Surprisingly, it's not as sticky as other lip glosses although you do need to reapply every couple of hours. Being the glitter fan I am, I really like this for nights out and parties over my lippie - it's probably a bit too much for everyday wear though!
All for under a fiver! I couldn't believe it myself - if you ever find yourself at Westfield be sure to check it out and tell me what you think. Also got to check out Victoria's Secret which was so exciting, we all came out smelling amazing after spritzing each other with every single fragrance in there he he ;)
|had a little play with my goodies :)|