Makeup Revolution: Skin Kiss Highlighter

I think it’s safe to say I am developing quite the highlighter addiction, and with beauties like Makeup Revolution’s Skin Kiss highlighter in Peach Kiss, who could blame me?!


I love pretty packaging and the rose gold definitely makes this feel very luxurious! The lid contains a mirror too so this is perfect for popping in your bag.

Peach Kiss has a soft texture that glides on smoothly and the colour builds easily so you can achieve your preferred amount of glow!

I like to use this without blush underneath for a soft glow that looks beautiful with a variety of makeup looks. If I’m wearing bold eyes or lips this is what I reach for to give a more subtle highlight. That being said, it’s also very buildable so if you want a stronger look it’s great for that too.

I can’t recommend Peach Kiss enough! It’s the perfect shade even on my fairer skin and amazing value as the pan is huge and will last forever!

I definitely need to add the other shades of Skin Kiss Highlighter to my collection!

Ra  ❤

Makeup Revolution: Renaissance Lipsticks

I’ve definitely been lacking on the blog front recently but I finally have another review for you! Today I’m talking about Makeup Revolution’s new Renaissance lipsticks in the shades Classic and Renew.

Makeup Revolution are really stepping up their game with their new products especially when it comes to packaging. These lipsticks are seriously glam with the rose gold and weighty feel. There’s definitely no need to worry about the lid coming off in your bag with these!

I’m always on the lookout for that perfect red lipstick and I think I may have found it with Classic. The formula is so buttery and soft. It goes on perfectly and feels moisturising even after a few hours, which I am extremely happy about as I find a lot of reds can be quite drying on the lips. The colour payoff is fantastic too, just one swipe and you are good to go.

Renew is a lovely dusky rose colour, perfect for every day wear. The formula, however, isn’t quite as good as Classic. It’s not bad in any way, but it does lean more towards a matte texture so isn’t as soft on the lips.

I’m so impressed with these lipsticks! And with the tiny price of £4 these are amazing value. There are 20 lipsticks in the Renaissance range. Most are nude or brown tones which aren’t really for me so I hope there are more to come! Ideally different shades of red!

Have you tried any of the Renaissance lipsticks?

Ra ❤

I Heart Makeup: Chocolate and Peaches

The I Heart Makeup Chocolate & Peaches palette has been on my wish list since it was first released. When I ordered from the TAM Beauty website back in February it was out of stock so I bought the Golden Bar palette, which I reviewed on here a while ago. So this time around I made sure to order while it was still available. And I could not be happier!


Chocolate & Peaches has 16 shades, with a good mix of matte and shimmer. As with the other palettes this comes with a huge mirror in the lid, a sponge applicator and a plastic sheet with each shade name on.

Each shade blends really well and lasts a long time without creasing, about 6 hours for me, even on my oily lids. That is amazing considering I don’t use any primer either! And there’s not a shade in this palette that isn’t highly pigmented!


Warm toned eye makeup is everywhere right now and I love the look! This palette is full of the most wonderfully pigmented shades perfect for so many different spring/summer makeup. As I’ve said before, I am no expert at applying makeup, especially eyeshadow, but I find the I Heart Makeup palettes really easy to work with. And at only £7.99 this is such a bargain!

Ra  ❤

I Heart Makeup: Golden Bar Palette

Last month I made a Makeup Revolution order and thought it was about time I share a few reviews of the products I got. First up I want to talk about the Golden Bar palette from I Heart Makeup.


I originally wanted the Chocolate and Peaches palette but by the time I had finished choosing everything it had sold out. Luckily there are so many incredible palettes that I knew there would be something else I would love. And I definitely made the right decision with the Golden Bar!


I Heart Makeup’s range of chocolate bar palettes are really gorgeous, but the Golden Bar definitely stands out from the rest with the eye catching gold drips! I love that there is a full size mirror in the lid and a sponge applicator. Though I’m not sure anyone even uses those to apply eye makeup?!


There is also a plastic sheet with the names on covering the shadows. I like to keep this in the palette as it’s great for keeping fallout off the mirror. I also like to know what I’ve used so if it turns out well I know how to recreate it.


I have to admit, I am easily swayed by pretty packaging, and sometimes that can mean wasting money on products that really aren’t worth it. Luckily you don’t have to worry about that with the Golden Bar! Each eyeshadow is great quality. They are very pigmented and easy to blend, even for a beginner like me!

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I am by no means an expert when it comes to eye makeup but I am trying to move out of my comfort zone slightly and this palette is perfect for so many looks!

Have you tried any of I Heart Makeup’s Chocolate Bar palettes?


Ra  ❤

Make Up Gallery: Matt Top Coat

Today I have a new and exclusive Make Up Gallery polish to share with you all! Their Matt Top Coat is the latest addition to their products and one that I am very excited about!

Let’s talk about the packaging first. As you can see, the bottle has a very stylish matt finish, which I think makes it look really lovely and much more expensive than it’s £1 price tag! The brush is a large flat style like the rest of Make Up Gallery’s polishes so application is quick and easy.

To show off this beautiful top coat I’ve gone for a nail art using three of my favourite things: purple, polka dots and flowers! I used the gorgeous Parma Violet as the base with Winter White for polka dots, which I did using Make Up Gallery’s marble dotting tool. After applying the top coat I added little flowers (not from Make Up Gallery) for a more interesting design.


The matt top coat applies smoothly and dries rather quickly. This turns matt before it is fully dry so be careful not to smudge your design!


Matt nails are always chic, especially as we go in to autumn, and what better than a good quality top coat at a such a low price! You can get this for yourself in Poundland very soon!

Keep up to date with everything from Make Up Gallery by following them on their social media!


Ra ❤

*This polish was sent to me by Make Up Gallery for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.


Make Up Gallery: Nail Polish Review

I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a huge amount to get the best beauty products. Make Up Gallery, Poundland’s makeup brand, is definitely proof of that!

I’ve been using Make Up Gallery polishes for a while, you may have seen them over on my instagram page, and today I have my first review!

Time To Shine Quick Dry Nail Polish in Latte.

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The wide flat brush made applying this really smooth and simple! Being able to cover most of the nail in one swipe will allow those of you who find clean application difficult better control over the polish.

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Just one coat gives great coverage but I would always recommend two just to make sure there are no brush lines or natural nail peeking through. The drying time is very impressive! Within only a few minutes the polish is fully dry, which is much better than some of the more expensive brands in my collection!


I usually only wear a top coat to seal nail art designs or if a polish looks a little dull. Luckily Make Up Gallery polishes dry to a lovely glossy finish. This lasted two days completely chip free and only showed signs of wear along the tips on day three. Very impressive results! I usually change my polish every couple of days so it’s great to know that this will stay looking fresh for the whole time I would wear it.


I love the simplicity and sophistication of this nail colour. It’s very stylish and perfect for everyday, work wear and as a base for nail art!


I was recently made a Make Up Gallery Ambassador, which means I will be sharing lots of reviews and posts using their products from now on! I hope you will all love seeing them as much as I love writing them!

Keep up to date with everything from Make Up Gallery by following them on their social media!


Ra ❤

*This polish was sent to me by Make Up Gallery for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.


Born Pretty Store: Palm Tree Decals

With the weather being much warmer recently I’ve been playing around with nail designs that are more summer and holiday themed. Born Pretty Store have great decals to help jazz up your nails and this set is just perfect!

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There’s a nice mix of feathers and palm trees to get creative with!

As soon as these arrived I knew I wanted to try a super bright gradient to contrast with the tree silhouette.


I love how warm and eye catching this is! As you can see on my first nail, you have to be careful adding top coat as brushing over it too much can pull some of the design off.

My second look I wanted to keep simple. I went with a pastel polka dot base and then added a single feather on my ring finger.


These decals are definitely cute and perfect for the summer! They are good quality and look really lovely on all nail lengths. I like that these are all simple black images as it means they will look amazing over so many colours!

You can find these here: Palm Tree Decals!

Born Pretty Store has everything you could need for gorgeous nail art. And you can use my discount code RARW10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order!

Ra ❤

*These decals were sent to me by Born Pretty Store for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Born Pretty Store: Fimo Canes

Fimo canes are perfect for adding dimension to your nail art. They come in lots of wonderful designs and it’s a great way to be sure that each image is exactly the same.

Born Pretty Store has gorgeous fimo canes!

You get 10 canes in a pack and the designs you get are completely random so you will hopefully get a nice mix. As you can see, I got some lovely ones!


I read a few reviews about how best to cut these and although a lot of people said a sharp kitchen knife would work, I found that was definitely not the case! I couldn’t get thin slices with a kitchen knife but a craft knife worked perfectly!

Once I had cut a pot full of fimo pieces I got creative and came up with two pretty looks!


This first one is a simple summer mani! I decided to keep things bright and went with a bold orange polish. I then added white blocks on two nails with some little polka dots. After adding a top coat I carefully placed on my flowers to neaten up the edge of the white section.


For my second design I’ve gone for all purple! Once I’d added two coats of colour to each nail I painted thin stripes with a nail art brush. I then used the cute purple cat pieces!


You can find these here: Fimo Canes!

Would you add fimo to your collection?

Born Pretty Store has everything you could need for gorgeous nail art. And you can use my discount code RARW10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order!

Ra ❤

*These fimo canes were sent to me by Born Pretty Store for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.


Keep Calm And Polish On

Today I have the perfect stamping plate from Born Pretty Store for all nail art fans!

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As you can see this plate has the best designs to show off your love of nail art!

For my first look I decided to go for something simple but bold! I chose a bright blue as the base and a metallic gold to stamp the design. I think the contrast of these polishes are amazing for showing how fantastic these images look!


For my second mani I wanted something really fun and colourful. I started by painting my nails with white so that the colours would be super bright! I then striped on my chosen polishes. I decided on wearing the same design on each finger, I think the full nail print of little polish bottles is just perfect!


Each design transferred beautifully on to my nails and looked really great. I would definitely recommend this stamping plate. I think it’s a really wonderful addition to my collection!

You can find this plate here: Nail Art Stamping Plate!

Born Pretty Store has everything you could need for gorgeous nail art. And you can use my discount code RARW10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order!

Ra ❤

*This stamping plate was sent to me by Born Pretty Store for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.


It’s Christmas Time!

I know it’s not even December yet but I wanted to share a beautiful Christmas stamping plate from Born Pretty Store. It usually takes around 3 weeks for my orders to arrive (to the UK) so if you order this soon there is a very good chance it will be here ready to use before Christmas!

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Christmas is my favourite time of year so it’s no surprise that I absolutely LOVE this plate!

This first design is more of a winter look than Christmas so this should please everyone that thinks it’s too early to be wearing Santa on your nails! I think this snowflake print is fantastic. I opted for classic blue and white polishes with a little glitter.


Here’s a simple look in red and gold..



Want gorgeous festive nail art for yourself? You can find this plate here: Christmas Stamping Plate!


Ra ❤