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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Palette

Yesterday was a good day because I found out that Urban Decay were doing a mini Naked Heat palette.  

The full size Urban Decay Naked Heat palette was released last year and there was much excitement among the beauty world because this selection of eye shadows was a little different to their previous few palettes.  It's called Naked Heat for a reason, because all the shades are beautiful and warm shades of brown, coral and burgundy.  Really pretty.

I admit I dithered about this palette though because I really wasn't sure that I'd be able to make good use of all the colours, lovely though they are.  I like value for money palettes and I think £40.00 for something you'll only use a few colours in is a bit steep and a bit of a waste.  Even when I went to Sephora in the US I still couldn't bring myself to part with however many dollars it was.  I decided I'd made the right call and bought myself a Milani palette with similar colours for about $12 instead.  Job done. 

But going back to yesterday, seeing the Naked Heat Petite pallete changed my mind again.  It's so pretty!

It's got six of the best colours, all I think would be completely useable because they aren't too dark or 'off the wall'.  The first three colours are light and good for a daytime eye, the second three are darker and can be used for a smoky eye or as a liner, particularly the last darkest brown colour. 

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat

This costs £26.00 which I feel is much more manageable and better value as all of the colours can be used.  I'm very happy with my Naked Basics palette in fact I'm on my second one, not so impressed with the Naked Basics 2 as the colours are lighter and I don't get much use out of them but I probably need to give more of a try.  

The thing about the UD eye shadows is that they are really good quality, not much fall out, if any, and really good to blend.  They also last a long time particularly if an eye shadow primer is used and don't tend to smudge if you rub your eyes accidentally!

So ... this palette is now on my wishlist.  I don't need it but I will use it.  

Thanks Urban Decay!

**Photocredit Urban Decay


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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Bliss Thinny Thin Chin Cream

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...One of the things that started to bother me last year was that I noticed were little lines appearing on my neck.  I'm super irritated by it, but it's to be expected I suppose.  Unfortunately I've always been a bit rubbish with moisturising my neck, absolutely resolute day in, day out for my face but sort of forgot my neck (I'm the same with my hands, they always need a bit of tlc).

Anyway, I was browsing in M&S before Christmas, (I absolutely love the M&S beauty department by the way, there's so much to see and it's nicely set out) and I came across the Bliss brand. Now, I was looking for a hydrating face cream, not a neck cream and I did get a Bliss face cream which I'll review separately but I was intrigued by this cream and couldn't resist.

So, who are Bliss?

Bliss are brand used in Spa's all over the US, I guess it's a bit like the Champneys Spa's, the products are for the Spa but you can get them in the shops as well.  You can also to a Bliss Spa here in the UK (see website for info).  Anyway, Bliss are big business, all their skincare products are devised by dermatologists and plastic surgeons so it's pretty safe to say that if they say it's a product that will help ageing skin then it probably will.

The Cream

Firstly, how cute is the name of this product? Everyone wants a 'thinny, thin chin' and if it can be one where the lines are hidden then so much the better.  It comes in a pump action bottle which I really like because it means that you don't end up getting too much out and not being able to put it back.  I hate waste and at that price (£33.00 for 50ml) you really don't want to waste a single particle.

The cream is smoothed in upwards strokes on your neck and chin and also works on the décolleté and cleavage crease area too (I've got little lines there as well).


Well, I'll say this for the Bliss Thinny Thin Chin Cream, I did notice an difference, once it sinks in it sort of tightens everything immediately.  You're supposed to put it on twice a day but I always forget at night and only do it in the morning.  I think once I start wearing t shirts with lower necks and ditch my polo neck jumpers I'll be more aware that I need to use it!  It also has a really gorgeous smell and it's not greasy, it doesn't leave icky residue all over your hands that you feel you have to wash off.

The ultimate test is whether the product would make it into my basket again, and this really would.  There's a little intake of breath at the £33.00 price tag, however I don't mind paying for something if I think I'm getting something out of it, and with this I do.  It matches the price of the other high end brands in the M&S beauty department, actually some are more expensive so it's a swings and roundabouts situation I guess, personal preference and all that.  I'm actually quite pleased that I tried the Bliss products, I wouldn't be adverse to trying something else in their range, I would quite like to give the Triple Oxygen Instant Energising Eye Gel a try.

Bliss Thinny Thin Chin Neck Firming Cream

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