jeezlouisexo: November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Beauty Confessions Tag

After seeing this post floating through the blogosphere recently, I just HAD to do it myself! I know it is technically a tag and no-one has tagged me to do it, but I'm just gonna do it anyway haha!

I have a very unhealthy obsession with makeup in general but I think my biggest addiction is probably eyeshadow palettes! I have WAY more than I need and some of them are still unused which is a serious problem!

To some this might not be a lot but I have around 20 palettes, some of them with very similar shades in! One of my favourites has to be the I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate palette from Makeup Revolution, it has some perfect nudes and browns to create a soft smoky eye look but still has a few shimmers to add a bit of glam to the look.

I've never really been a big fan of fake tan to be honest. When I was around 18/19 and just start going out clubbing, I used to used St Moriz instant mousse but I only ever tanned my legs! Eventually, I noticed that it smelt awful and was starting to turn my legs green instead of brown so I stopped using it for good!

I'd probably have to say keeping up with all the new trends, I'm usually behind on every new fad that starts haha! Contouring, highlighting, strobing. There's allsorts to keep up with these days!

I think I'll always be one of those people that does my base before my eyes! I know most people bang on about how you should do your eyeshadow first so it's easy to clean up but to me, it just feels a bit weird!

Definitely cut crease eyeshadow looks, I keep practising but I think I've got completely the round eye shape to pull it off properly, plus I think I have slightly hooded eyelids so you can barely see it properly haha! I will keep trying though, practise makes perfect after all!

Not many people will agree with me but I'm going to say Kylie lipkits. I do own one and it is good, but it is definitely way overhyped purely because of Kylie Jenner - who is an absolute babe I must say! I've seen a lot of people compare her lipkits to Colourpop liquid lipsticks in terms of formula and while I've never tried Colourpop before, if I were considering a repurchase from Kylie, I'd probably choose Colourpop first just because of the price difference.

These are all of my answers to The Beauty Confessions Tag. I tag anyone that reads this and wants to do it too! Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Birchbox November 2016

Hello again! Today, I have an unboxing and review of this month’s Birchbox which features a collaboration with Tatler, giving you a discount on their monthly magazine subscription!
This month's box also included their Christmas gift guide featuring lots of great products perfect for anyone beauty and makeup obsessed.

The first item I pulled out of the box is a hair brush from Wet Brush Pro. This is such a cute little brush and is perfect for throwing in my handbag. Apparently it can be used wet or dry which is great for whenever you’re in a rush getting out of the bath/shower and need to quickly chuck your hair up!

Up next is an eyebrow pencil from Bbrowbar. I’ve never heard of this company before which is good because I love trying new products! This pencil is in the shade Indian Chocolate and after swatching I feel like it might not be the right shade for my brows since I have dark hair. It has a very creamy texture and seemed to take forever to wipe off my hand which is perfect if the weather’s not too great because then at least you know you’re brows won’t budge haha!

The next product I picked up is a leave-in conditioner from Beauty Protector. I’ve received a few items from this brand before and I’m almost certain that they’re exclusive to Birchbox. This conditioner comes in a handy spray bottle and is designed to help detangle the hair and leave it feeling silky smooth. I’ve never tried a leave-in conditioner like this before so I can’t wait to use this and see what kind of wonders it does for my hair!

Another brand I’ve received items from is Nuxe and this month I got their face moisturising cream. I’ve tried a few of their products and I really liked them so I’m excited to use this! I normally don’t splurge on anything special as a moisturiser as most of them just do the same thing regardless of the price but I’m SO tempted to purchase the full version of this moisturiser because it’s just so good! It has such a lovely scent and makes my skin feel softer than ever!

The last item in this Birchbox is a lip primer from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I’ve heard of this company but never tried any of their products but after trying this primer, I might have to look at what else they have to offer! This primer has a lovely minty smell which actually made my lips tingle a little when I used it which made me feel like they were a little bit plumper than usual! Although it only comes in a small tube, a little does go a long way! It makes my lips feel so smooth and hydrated and also kept my lipstick on all day with no need for re-applying!

That’s everything in this month’s Birchbox, I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts on it.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Mini Avon Haul

Hey everyone! 
I recently treated myself to a few bits from Avon after noticing they had a new range out called Avon True Colour. All of these products were purchased through the brochure but I will try my best to add links to everything if I can.

Avon True Colour Mascara
The first item I bought was a mascara from the new range, I really wanted to try this since it has what I'd call a proper brush (not a plastic/rubber one)The actual brush itself is twisted which helps to lift and curl the lashes. After trying this mascara a few times, I've noticed my lashes look a lot more curved than normal, but it doesn't add a lot of length which I was disappointed about. 
Avon Luxe Eyeshadow Palette
 The product is an eyeshadow palette from the Luxe range in the shade Glamorous Roses. As soon as I saw the shades, I was in love! It includes 4 shimmers and 1 matte shades and these colours are perfect for a soft everyday look. I haven't got round to using this palette yet but I did swatch a couple of the shades and they are really pigmented!

The next two items are lipsticks, both with a matte finish. Admittedly, I was feeling very autumnal when I bought these lipsticks but I have no regrets! I purchased the shades Red Supreme, which is a gorgeous deep red, and Superb Wine which as the name suggests is a dark red, brown toned, wine shade. I am in love with both shades and although they both have a matte finish, they still keep my lips feeling nourished and smooth!

Up next is another eyeshadow palette (I have an obsession). This one has 8 shades, 6 shimmers and 2 mattes, including the darkest black shade ever! I swatched a few of these shades and they are also super pigmented. This palette is perfect for creating a smokey look for the festive party season and I can't wait to use it properly!


After placing all these items on my order list, I noticed that there was a promotion on Avon True Colour products, where you'd get a free 'starter' kit when you spent over a certain amount. This starter kit included a lipstick in the shade Toasted Rose, perfect for everyday! A single eyeshadow in the shade Satin Taupe, a nail polish in the shade Naked Truth and a mini bottle of cleansing water.