Sleek Celestial Palette

As much as I love a good nude palette (or ten, because I have a ridiculous amount), I've found myself buying more colourful palettes & eyeshadows recently. I actually got the Sleek Celestial palette for Christmas, but have only really started playing around with it in the last month or so, so it's time for a review!

Like all Sleek i-Divine palettes, this contains 12 1.1g eyeshadows. Plus, they all have names! (For anyone who doesn't compulsively buy palettes this isn't a problem... But there's only so many time you can mention 'That blue shade... Beside the purple.. On the bottom row?') It's the standard matte black case, which comes prepackaged in a cardboard case, and it has a big mirror in the lid. It also has a double ended sponge applicator which is probably now in my sister's art box. 

How pretty are all these colours? Or at least most of them. 
Solar has become one of my favourite shadows: It's a purple/pink with quite a bit of shimmer.
Astral Blue is a deep blue with tiny silver glimmer.
Aurora is a dark sea green & it's shimmer doesn't transfer to the skin much.
Galactic is one of the brightest silvers I've ever had - Stunning!
Earth Shine is a lovely blue navy without much shimmer.
Dark Matter is a shimmery black, but it comes out more of a dark grey.
Stargaze is a light matte lilac, which works nicely as a base shadow.
Saturn's Ring is gorgeous! It's a duo chrome purple with blue shimmer.
Meteoric is my favourite to use with Solar - It's a matte, rosy red, which I use in the crease.
Terrestrial is the big disappointment. It's a pale matte green that isn't very pigmented.
Lunar is like Saturn's Ring's little silvery sister. It's icy blue metallic.
And Eclipse is like a shimmery khaki - Sounds strange, but it's brilliant for a smokey eye.

The Sleek Celestial Palette costs €9.99 & can be found on Cloud10Beauty, or in selected Superdrugs. It's not something you need, & I'll always keep my nude palettes on hand but I'm delighted it's in my collection!

PS - How do other beauty bloggers take a photo of their eyes? It's IMPOSSIBLE.

What coloured eyeshadows do you love? 

Chloe x


May Wishlist

So it's been a while for a wishlist post too! But seeing as it's my birthday coming up, I've been thinking of all the lovely new things I would like.. :) I realised most of the things were quite similar but with different price tags so I turned it into a high end v high street wishlist!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta (£28) v Sleek Sweet Cheeks Blush (€12.99)

Real Techniques Core Collection (€24.99) v MUA Contour Brush (£3)

Urban Decay Electric Palette (€45) v Makeup Revolution Acid Brights (£4)

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Light (€26.50) v ELF HD Powder (£6.95)

Origins Clear Improvement (€29) v Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed (€15)

So they're the latest products on my wishlist... Which of course, as ever, includes any MAC lipstick, YSL mascara, shopping vouchers or a holiday. Just in case anyone's feeling generous...

Have you tried any of the above?

Chloe x


Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip

So, Chocolate Whip isn't exactly a new Cocoa Brown product but I've been so behind on blogging that I'm just getting around to review it now! And I still have their latest three products to write about, so keep an eye out!

Okay, so the basics - Chocolate Whip is a body moisturiser, made especially for tanning (though it can obviously used as normal too). You know when you read the back of your tan, and it says "Apply an oil-free moisturiser..." & you just kinda ignore it & rub whatever's handy into your dry patches? Well that was me, because I just didn't know of any oil free moisturisers! Moisturisers that contain oil will make your tan fade unevenly, so points to Cocoa Brown for bringing an oil free moisturiser to the masses!

Chocolate Whip comes in a similar tube to Tough Stuff, but it's white with pink accents (as you can clearly see). The product is brown, which is different to the white/ clear moisturisers I'm used to, so I think I expected a chocolatey smell, but it's scented with Cocoa Brown's signature Tahitian Gardenia Scent. The scent doesn't hang around too long, which doesn't bother me either way.

I think the best part of Chocolate Whip is the fact that it sinks in so quickly - I never moisturise in the morning, I do it after my night time shower so I don't have to get dressed, but if I was tanning last minute and needed to get rid of dry skin early in the day, I'm confident that I could get away with getting dressed straight away! Speaking of dry skin, all the above is no good if it doesn't actually moisturise the skin.. But no fear. Because it sinks in quickly, it doesn't spread as much as other moisturisers but a tube still lasts a reasonable amount of time.

When I'm home, I use Chocolate Whip three times a week or so, and then dab some on my knees, ankles, feet, wrists & elbows just before I tan. Right now, seeing as I only have the tubes I brought over with me, I've been sticking to using a normal moisturiser during the week, and keeping Chocolate Whip for before tanning & while wearing fake tan! No lie, one of the highlights of getting home will be a constant supply of Cocoa Brown products...

A 200ml tube of Chocolate Whip costs €5.99, and is available in Penneys, lots of pharmacies & on Feel Unique. So it won't break the bank and if you're in Ireland/ the UK, it's easy to pick up!

Have you tried Chocolate Whip? What do you think?

Chloe x


5 Things #13

I really need to get back into posting regularly - Fingers crossed this time, it happens!

5 Songs

Paolo Nutini - Better Man

Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn

Ellie Goulding - Beating Heart

Icona Pop - Ready For The Weekend

Faul Wad Ad vs Pnau - Changes

5 To Look At

  1. Starting off on a not so positive note, I was heart broken reading this column about a young man's suicide, less then 24 hours after leaving hospital. 
  2. I love the #irishbbloggers chats, and Kat from Dolly Rouge did a live stream during it! I was blown away with everything she knows & it's so helpful.
  3. There's a brand new budget make up brand out, & I really want to try a lot of things from Makeup Revolution... Especially the bright eye palettes for £4!
  4. But for every budget product, there's a high end one... Like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes! I love Radiant Magenta on Orla from Make Up Over Mind 
  5. I really enjoyed Wolf of Wall Street (all three hours) but the Honest Trailer is even better!

5 That Made Me Smile

After a bazillion years (honest), I got my laptop back! Whoo! They forgot to send my charger, but I'll take what I can get.

I had unreal cravings from a good Creme Egg this week, and woke up last Saturday to a package of chocolate from home.. I don't want to eat it because then it'll be gone though...

Last weekend, my three sisters were dancing in the Irish Dancing Irish Solos & I am now the proud older sister of two champions! They all placed & came home with medals, yay!

My laptop back meant I had to get cracking on my 25 page German essay. An all nighter on Monday meant I could go hand it in Tuesday & then go back to bed. The relief.

It's my birthday next week! Yay! I'm sad I won't be home, but it's my 21st, so excitement is settling in.

How're you?

Chloe x

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