TAG ARCHIVES: eyeshadow
Today I caught up with Tea from The Ladida for High Tea, a chat and a bit of shopping.
I love catching up with friends, especially Beauty Bloggers because I love to know what product they use and recommend and what events they’re attending or going to.
Although there were discounts on all of my purchases today, here’s the damage from today…
Hi everyone! Today I’m going to share with you my collection of Sleek MakeUP i-Divine eyeshadow palettes that are now available from Lipstick Republic. I’m so excited that there is now a stockist of Sleek MakeUP in Australia.
For those who don’t know, Sleek MakeUP is a brand from the UK that sell highly pigmented products (and when I say “highly pigmented” I actually mean insanely pigmented) at very affordable prices. I heard about this brand about two or three years ago; just before I started blogging and even wore the i-Divine Acid palette to the first IMATS I went as a Beauty Blogger. I got so many compliments that day on how vibrant and colourful my makeup was that day.
There have been many limited edition palettes so when they’re released it’s always a good idea to jump on them before they get sold out. There have been many I’ve been trying to get my paws on and wished I had gotten them when I had the chance.
The formula of some of the shadows have changed from the first time I tried these out. They’re not as pigmented anymore, but it’s still a decently quality. Still very buildable and still very bright. The newer palettes look slightly different the ones previous, but it doesn’t make a difference in the quality of the product itself. Also, the older palettes don’t have names for the individual eyeshadows and I believe the newer ones do.
One of the palettes – the Acid palette – is not allowed to be sold in the U.S due to their FDA regulations. Lucky for us in Australia they can be. I’m not too sure if the FDA has banned any other palettes but I think it’s only the Acid palette because of it’s neon colours. There are some U.S beauty bloggers and YouTubers who have been able to get one through other means, which is pretty sneaky.
The shimmer shadows are all very soft and pigmented. They’ve got massive chunks of glitter in them so use them with caution to avoid too much fall-out. The matte shadows will need to build up on to get the right opacity. Some mattes shadows are softer than others which will make them more pigmented, so you can often notice that some palettes aren’t always consistent with their colours. All palettes come with a sponge applicator; I don’t keep these, I just throw them out because they’re not great quality.
Well well… we’re finally at the end of 2012! I can hardly believe it myself. Christmas has now come and gone and we are now looking forward to the brand new year. Exciting times ahead.
Surprisingly I don’t have any favourites this month…
So, here we are at the end of 2012. This year has flown by, hasn’t it?
Lots of great things happened this year; REESEATOMIC.COM.AU turned a year old, got invited to many different special events, took myself to Sydney IMATS for a third time (second year as a Beauty Blogger) and met so many YouTubers and other fellow Beauty Bloggers, as well as many readers.
I thought I’d write a wrap up post for 2012 and bring to you my Top 12 Hit & Misses of 2012. Not all are makeup-related, just FYI.
Thank you all for visiting my blog and following me on Twitter and reading my posts. It is much appreciated!
I hope to see you all again in 2013 for another year of fun, games and all things beauty.
I’ve been asked this question a lot lately…
Q. How do you tell between a GOOD eyeshadow from a BAD eyeshadow?
A. Truth is, there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ eyeshadow. They’re all good, really. For me, it’s all got to do with the colour pay off.
I find that if you put your finger in the eyeshadow, run it through lightly and you still see the ridges of your finger print – the eyeshadow isn’t so awesome. You need to put it down and move on, no matter how beautiful the shade in.
This is because the pigment that make up the eyeshadow is limited. The less the pigment (often mica) the less colour pay off.
Mica is extremely expensive and so the less mica used, the less they have to buy to put in their products.
That, to me, is completely unfair. Especially when we have to fork out $33 for one eyeshadow.
How do you gauge a good eyeshadow verse a bad one?
Hey everyone! I’ve got a super exciting product for you today. It’s the Lime Crime Aquataenia Mermaid Palette.
October is one of my favourite months of the year. Not only is mid-Spring where it starts getting warmer and are full of sunny days but because of Halloween, which is one of my favourite days of the year.
Hi everyone! I was recently sent these products to try out so I thought I’d show you what I got first…
So, I do realise that I didn’t have a Reese Raves for August because for the first time, I didn’t have anything I overly liked and raved about. It’ll happen from time to time, but I won’t make a habit of it.
But this month, it’s back and it’s an extra special month because reeseatomic.com.au turned ONE and I also celebrated a birthday this month too, so there are a lot of things I got to try out…
Here is something I’ve thought about doing for quite some time now. I didn’t know if anyone would be interested in. But with a few encourage
words tweets from my fellow beauty bloggers, I’ve decided to go ahead with this!
If this sale proves successful I will definitely do them every season. I would also appreciate feedback.
Now here are a few things you have to keep in mind and the conditions I’m setting for this beauty garage sale…
- NO exchanges or refunds. So please choose wisely.
- PAYMENT MUST BE IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS. If it isn’t, I consider it payment not made in full.
- All products have been purchased by me with my own money. None of the items featured have been sent to me product review or consideration, nor are they products that come in any sort of monthly boxes.
- All products (unless stated) have been used. I will let you know how much I’ve used or how many times I’ve used it. That way you can gauge on whether or not you want to go ahead on purchases.
- All prices mentioned are INCLUSIVE with posting. So don’t need to wonder how much extra is going to cost all up.
- This is open internationally. However, if you’re within Australia I’d appreciate direct bank transfer (I can give bank details at the time of purchase). If you’re overseas, I have PayPal.
PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE SENT UNTIL I HAVE RECEIVED PAYMENT.
I will disclose my PayPal address when you contact me. (I’m not publishing it online due to privacy.)
- When you have chosen what you wish to purchase, please list them in an email: email@example.com and I will disclose payment details.
I will endeavour to post packages everyday, but please be patient.
- All products will be individually bubbled wrapped securely as possible. I hold absolutely NO responsibility of the state it is when it gets to you.
- Almost ALL of the products included in this sale are by brands that are cruelty-free. There is one brand that I’m unsure of and despite my efforts to get a hold of them, their PR department have ignored my email, so I’m guessing they do.
- The prices I’ve set are what I believe if fair considering what I had originally paid for it, the condition it’s currently in and the amount of times I’ve used it. There will be no negotiations. I have only chosen products I’ve only used very little of since I’ve purchased it.
- Some products will not come in it’s original packaging. I bought these products with the intention of using it – thus discarding the packaging.
- No, I will not reserve an item for you. First in, best dressed and like Target, sorry – no rainchecks.
- When products are marked RED it means it’s sold and no longer available. I will make it as clear as possible.
- If you have any questions, please feel to email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
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