Sunday, 22 September 2013

Moving blogs!!!

I've been feeling unenthusiastic about my blog lately so I've decided it is time for a fresh start and to start blogging properly.

I've set up a new blog with a new name, so please come join me over at The Beauty Plot

New email is:
Instagram and twitter are still the same for now and you can find me @zoiexloves on both of those platforms.

Hope to see you at the new place. :)

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Urban decay Ammo palette!

I am absolutely in love with urban decays latest palette and as you can imagine by the name it is full of metallics. I bought this a few weeks ago and it's just been sat on my vanity waiting to be used, I wish I had used it sooner because the some of the colours are out of this world!.

I was slightly disappointed that there are three colours out of the ten that have been in previous UD palettes. Smog, Chopper and Sin although they are brilliant I would have preferred other colours.

The palette comes with a lovely little travel size 11ml tube of primer potion in the new squeezy packaging and a travel size synthetic shadow brush.

Now for the swatches!.

From left to right.
Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick, Last Call and Chopper

Maui Wowie, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Sin and Shattered.

I adore Shattered and Oil Slick which is ver similar to MACs Cinderfella but personally I prefer Oil Slick.
Zoie x
RRP: £23.

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Urban decay, Naked Flushed palette

I have had this product for around three weeks now and I can safely say I love it.

The bronzer is amazing, when I was at my palest (I'm talking milk like pale!) I didn't have to worry about it looking orange. Now that I'm not so pale (thanks sun bed) it is just as good. The highlight shade is also brilliant it has a nice pinky irredessant sheen to it, personally I love a shimmery cheek so I layer this up without it going cakey. The blush is very pigmented and is a lovely deep but dusky pink, I'm pretty sure you could find a good dupe on the market though. 

I would recommend this product to anyone.
Costs £20

Zoie x

Monday, 3 June 2013

Summer is here at long last.

It's looking like summer is finally here we are having some lovely weather in the UK at the moment, which always gets me thinking of tanning!.

I recently spent three days in Majorca on a girls holiday and it got me thinking how nice it would be to have a proper tan for once rather than going on holiday or even getting the shorts out at home for that matter and looking like a ghost then having horrible tan lines.

So I decided time to get tanned and stay tanned, I've tried a lot of different at home fake tans most of which I haven't gotten on with and I've ended up streaky and a little orange which I hate hate hate I would rather be pale!. I've even tried the professional spray tan I stood (topless!!!) in a booth while an orange lady sprayed me, the whole experience was an ordeal and one that I'm not keen to try again. I was sticky for hours, smelt funny and generally uncomfortable until I washed it off that night all of that to only have one day worth of good tan.

That brings me to my latest tanning adventures and the controversial subject of tanning beds. I've joined up to kwiktan and so far I'm loving it! It's a lot less money than any other tanning route. It's not as scary as i thought it was going to be either with the new style stand up beds.

There is so much controversy around this it's unreal, there are lots of things around talking you the dangers of using a sun bed And there is no doubting there are some risks and it is NOT for everyone and not everyone's skin can handle it if you are one of those people that burns really easily rather than tans then you should stay away as the salon will put your safety over your custom. 

You can be safe using the beds make sure you only use it for a few minutes and protect your skin which the salon can advise you on.

I would love to hear what your tanning routine is!.

Zoie x