Colourpop | Liquid Lipsticks, Eye Shadow Palettes, Eye Magic + My Little Pony Palette Mini Review

Sunday, 17 December 2017

I'm quite excited about this post because yes I did indulge in another Colourpop order! My first purchase was ruined by the delivery service I received which you can check out in this post here, but I can happily say that this one came without any hiccups. 

I love Colourpop, it's affordable, amazing quality and now it ships to the UK I'm constantly adding items to my cart ready for that little boost in money to press purchase. If you send over a certain amount you get free shipping, but as they are located in the U.S it means that you're going to get gifted with a little custom fee. I spent less than £40 and still had to pay £16 in custom fees, which is a huge kick to the gut but I quickly forgot about that when I was squealing opening my package. If you can get past having to fork over unnecessary money to get the package into the country then I'd definitely check out the cosmetics brand and treat yo self - go halves on an order with a friend and share the fee!

Whilst I do love watching hauls and reviews on YouTube I do love to see them come alive in blog posts, pretty photographs, swatches and it's more easier to refer back to written word than fast forward through a video to find what you're looking for. In my last Colourpop haul I got so side tracked with reviewing Royal Mail's crappy delivery service that I didn't do any of the cosmetics justice, so this time I wanted to get a little more in depth.

I love palettes, with any brand the first thing I'm automatically drawn to are the pretty shades of eye shadow. Whether the brand being independent or well known, I'd rather indulge in an eye shadow palette over their other products. I have so many palettes on my dressing table and I know full well I don't need them all, but hey that's not going to stop me from trying out some new makeup.

I spent the evening scrolling through Colourpop's website and immediately I headed to their palettes - which had let me down before but I saw so many good words from other bloggers. Definitely a 'blogger made me buy it' situation.
I'm more of a matte kind of gal but just lately I've been interested in trying out some pastels and glittery shades - so I think I went for the best of both worlds by trying out the My Little Pony Palette AND Yes, Please that offer me both the unusual but daily wear colours.

~ my little pony eye shadow palette ~
Oh boy I was so unsure about whether to purchase this palette but it's by far my favourite item from this purchase! I really wanted to play with some pastel shades and I've really wanted a lilac - which this palette has. I couldn't find anything close enough to this shade, for that one colour alone I bought the palette and have used pretty much each shade since. The shades are. so. pigmented. The shimmers are buttery, bright as hell and not one shade has disappointed me yet.

My favourite three shades are definitely the very first lilacy white that is a perfect base colour, the eighth being a pastel matte orange (my favourite day to day shade so far) and then of course the glittery purple. I keep using this shade to experiment but as it's far from my comfort zone I've been unsure how to go about it. I see so many purpley/glittery eye tutorials I'm dying to be a little more unusual with my makeup and do something a little alien. I don't think you need to be into My Little Pony at all to enjoy this palette, if you're wanting something fun and super good value for money at only £16 then definitely give it a go!

I bought this thinking it was actually a metallic lip product, but Colourpop have wow'd me further because it's actually an eye paint! There's a variety of shades part of the Supernova Shadows, I wanted something extra glam so I went for 'walk of fame' which is a champagne shade. It looks alot darker on the applicator and in the tube, but when applied it dries super quick and has a bright shide. 

I've never used a paint on eye shadow before so I was incredibly intrigued, I wouldn't use it for highlighting corners but I would apply it all over the lid.

As for lip products I decided to try out two different types, keeping the shades quite tame but two I've wanted to try for ages now. I went for a satin liquid lip which is super buttery, non drying and in a nude shad has become my every day lipstick. I also went for one of the normal liquid lipsticks in an orangy red called 'Mama' which I've wanted since ever coming across Colourpop. The colour is by far my favourite of my red shades in my makeup collection, but I wish that it was in the satins because I find it quite drying. This goes for the other normal liquid lips I have from the brand - their satin formula is just golden.

~ yes, please eye shadow palette ~
Last but by far least my new daily used palette - the yes, please eye shadow palette is perfect for anyone who loves a grungy eye or an autumn palette. I tend to always go for warmer shades year round, so to have a palette with some amazing ranges of reds, oranges and yellows is amazing. It reads CUTE AF on the front - all the shade names on the back where you can also see the name of the palette which is slightly confusing. The packaging is no 'my little pony palette' but I have completely fallen head over heads with how perfect this palette is for me.

I really want to do an in depth review of this palette with swatches and show some eye looks, so expect to see that in the new year! I think this palette has the perfect balance of mattes and shimmers, for both glam and casual looks. I can't recommend enough to have this palette in your travel case for all occasions!

I hope you liked this general review and haul of my latest makeup indulgence! I'm going to do more in depth reviews of the palettes with eye looks getting into mostly all of the shades - so keep your peepers out for that in the new year! I absolutely love Colourpop makeup and despite the dreadful customs fee that us Brits have to pay, it's still worth the quality because I've never come across palettes I've loved more with such creativity.

Until next time guys,

Keep updated with me on social medias:

I've just launched my own independent business so here is my shop too : Witchcrafts
& I also have a bunch of things listed on my Depop

Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves when it comes to blogging?

Friday, 15 December 2017

These have to be one of my favourite sets of photographs taken on my blog Heartshapedbones, 1. because they were taken by the utter blogger babe Jess from Iamfoxxtails 2. I'm wearing a friggin beret and I am lurrrrrvvvvingggggg it! My best pal Robyn from Midnight&lace let me borrow hers and I'm sold! Finally 3. these photographs were completely unplanned and I love how this outfit sums up my casual day to day fashion. It was sheer luck that we came across this wall art, but I think the entire look of these photographs is exactly what I want my blog and personal style to be!

As a fashion blogger sometimes it can be incredibly hard to find inspiration for a new outfit look when you haven't updated your wardrobe in a while. I'll admit I'm constantly picking up a few items here and there, working with brands, finding a bargain for less than £10, but if I'm not feeling it on the day when I plan to take a bunch of outfit photographs than it's not going to happen despite whether I have new clothes to share. It's been a very long time since I've just taken photographs on a whim of the day I'm wearing that certain outfit out, and I don't know whether that's the reason why I'm feeling at a loss lately. Personally I think as bloggers we put a hell of a lot of pressure on ourselves to keep up, to be posting regular content, spending nights scheduling posts so that we can breath for at least a second. But why? Why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves? Our readers aren't poking hot forks in our bums forcing us to run our brains out of steam. We do it to ourselves and I think this is me saying I'm putting my foot down against myself to stop getting so stressed out about my little space on the internet.  

I don't know about you, but I can't be constantly splashing out my money just to buy new things for my blog. Of course it'd be the dream, but for me and probably a lot of other bloggers I just don't have that much of a luxury lifestyle. I have three trusty coats and I've probably shown them all to death now it's winter, so repeating an outfit is a huge worry as I want my content to be fresh! I don't want to be like 'here's the same coat or hat I've featured in 500000' posts I've done before, but I'm not going to purchase any new outer wear just for the sake of a new blog post. I am going to try to freshen up some old items to feature again because this is a personal style post, if I love something I'll wear it to death and it could be interest to see how differently I style an item than the time before. I hope it'd be something you'd want to see anyway.

What I love most about these outfit shots is they were completely a spear of the moment thing, meaning there wasn't any pressure put on them or me. It was a great feeling, just going out to take some photos in an outfit I'd put zero thought into because it's something I wear all the time. I think the photos really capture my natural style, but more importantly it felt so bloody good to shoot them. It put fun back into taking outfit photographs for me and that straight away made me want to evaluate the fashion posts I do on my blog. Scheduling is a saviour, but when I'm planning my outfits to shoot on my day off it just makes everything very inorganic. I think more of featuring new or different items than whether I'd actually wear them in my natural day, so I'm definitely going to try to put together more on the go outfit shots in the new year.

Despite items in this look being featured on my blog time and time before, I've styled them different and this look screams me all over. It's a very casual alternative look, something I'd usually never do on my blog but I wear it day to day. I'm constantly snugged in a huge mans jumper or hoodie, so finding one that I can style in a feminine way makes me feel super confident. I had a stall two weekends ago at the Mysticum Luna Anti Christmas Market in Rotherham and decided to indulge in Downfall clothing because I'm a sucker for a good hoodie. It's soft, a comfortable small and I adore the design on the front. I'll always support a small business, they show so much more effort and care into their products than fast fashion retailers. I had just worn a striped crop top but swapped it out for this hoodie, wearing it tucked into my PV skirt that is still on trend.

I've never worn a beret before because I didn't think I could pull it off, but my friends definitely swayed me to get on the band wagon so I've ordered a bunch in different colours! You'd almost think I'd planned the red lipstick to wear with the beret!

black downfall hoodie - downfall clothing
red beret - (borrowed from Midnight&lace Pull and bear)
PVC black skirt - primark
chunky sandal boots - boohoo 

A big resolution next year is definitely going to be to stop putting so much pressure on myself and really experiment with my creativity in fashion. The fact that this outfit shoot was so random but it's one of my favourites shows that whilst planning is so handy I do think it can stunt my creative juices. I plan to spend a lot of time with my blogger pals so I hope the content we can come up with will knock peoples socks off in 2018!

Ease up on yourself, blogging is all about pouring your love and fun into a platform on the internet and you shouldn't be hurting yourself to do so.

Until next time guys,

Keep updated with me on social medias:

I've just launched my own independent business so here is my shop too : Witchcrafts
& I also have a bunch of things listed on my Depop

Getting a little glam ready for the festivities

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

So when I bought this dress I definitely clicked buy before I'd even justified it's purchase, I had no occassion or reason to wear it, but I HAD to have it in my life. Compulsive buyer? I definitely have a problem but I'm going to just hide under the pile of clothes I own and forget about it. 

Nothing excites me more than when you find something online that you instantly fall in love with and nothing can come between you snapping out your bank card. When it comes to dresses this year I've definitely chosen comfort over anything extravagant, I don't go out much so the need for a fancy frock usually isn't there for me. Until of course I spotted this hidden pearl on Asos! I'd been browsing their site for a couple of days, wanting some items, adding them to my basket but never going the full way because I'm a shameless window shopper. I'm trying to save money, so I can save items but I definitely shouldn't be buying. On my usual lunch break scroll I came across this dress and nearly threw my pop across the room, I've always wanted to experiment a little with 1. star print because it's completely retro and 2. a fancy mesh dress which I think would be perfect for a party around the Christmas period!

Lately my personal style has consisted of anything that is comfortable, I work in an office located in a warehouse, I rarely go out in the week and my weekends consist of me trying to catch up with blogging or running all the errands I can't do in the week. Apart from date night I don't really go out which yeah I do miss, but going boozing into town just doesn't appeal to me when I no longer live in a city. I didn't choose the village life, village life chose me (lol) so buying a fancy dress just isn't on my list of priorities. However, it feels so damn good to be putting on such a nice dress! What an utter bargain, this dress was only £34! I think it's perfect for a number of occasions - Christmas work party, fancy dinner, date or even just going out for some drinks over the festive period! It's puffy, tight on the waist, mesh around the collar and arms with floaty mesh material hanging along the chest and arms. It's so different than anything I've come across lately instore and online, so to find it super cheap from a website which usually is just a little too high for my price range is amazing.

I'm late to jump onto the star print pattern, but by god I am completely sold and prepared to hunt for some good items in the new year! I love metallic/silver stars on back, it's 100% my style and so easy to integrate into both an alternative style and 70's inspired. It's a shame in a way I've gone for something quite dressed up when I love the pattern so much because I doubt I could dress then down for a day to day wear (that doesn't mean I haven't been wearing it every chance I've gotten!) I've paired it with my go to favourite faux leather jacket which is cropped slightly, meaning it doesn't cut off the puff of the dress. Being an alternative gal of course I've paired it with some chunky heeled sandals, but you could almost throw on some stompy boot heels or a chunky 90's lace up shoe/docs with fish net socks!

I am so excited for Christmas, I'm busy up to my ear lobes right until mid January and I'm just so thrilled to be getting out of the house. Family packed weekends, spending my actual Christmas up in Scotland - so it's going to be exciting to see how I put my blogging spin on things. Expect some travel diaries!

Have you found any bargains online perfect for Christmas?

Until next time guys,

Keep updated with me on social medias:

I've just launched my own independent business so here is my shop too : Witchcrafts
& I also have a bunch of things listed on my Depop

Joe Browns Christmas Blogger Event, Meadowhall Sheffield

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Hello everyone! Decembers festivities are in full swing and I have an excited post to share with you to get the Christmas mood going here on Heartshapedbones! As I live in the South Yorkshire area I was kindly invited to the Christmas blogger event held by Joe Brown, a catalogue based retailer who just opened their very first store located in Meadowhall, Sheffield. How excited! I've popped into Joe Brown once or twice whilst being in the shopping centre for a browse, but to find out in more depth what the brands about was amazing. Their clothes are so unique, we got to have a chat with the founder and I have fallen more in love with their store. 

We had glasses of Prosecco and nibbles, looked around the store, entered a competition to win a £250 voucher & even had some photographs taken on the 'stage' for the fashion cat walk later in the evening. Simon Brown the founder of the brand gave a speech about how it all came to be and I loved his passion for what he'd created, along with his supportive team both in store and internal. He explained that everything he wants has to be remarkable. The clothing, the store, the unique hand picked decor in store, the staff and hopefully the customers that purchase from them. The clothing isn't going to be for everyone but that is what makes it special, they're definitely a brand who want to encourage being unique rather than following the crowd and what everyone else is spending.  

He created the brand whilst being down in Wales, he saw a group of young friends having fun on a beach looking amazing in their attire and wanted to capture that moment and put it into his brand. That feeling of being young, looking good, feeling good, that's what's bottled up in every design you can buy at Joe Brown. 

As someone who shops alot in Meadowhall it makes me so happy to have somewhere unique that offers a different style to the other stores. Whilst being around high street retailers, it's so refreshing to have a store full of unique/antique decor and interesting clothing. It almost reminds me of Alice in Wonderland with their unique shoes, tweet waist coats, etc! I'm almost expecting to see some huge hats with feathers!

With moving back to South Yorkshire this year it was my first time attending an event located in Sheffield and whilst I didn't know any bloggers from the area, my blogger best pal Jess from iamfoxxtailz was there and I even got to make a new friend also called Jess! Jess power woo. If it wasn't for them I would of been such a lonely party of one all night. Jess actually won the £250 voucher (how amazing!!) so it was lovely to then have an excuse to browse the shop because we helped her pick out some outfits.

To round off the night Joe Browns through a fashion cat walk showing off pieces from their Winter collection but also sneak peaks of the spring/summer range coming next year! It really as amazing, the team were so lovely and I was really happy to get a closer insight into the brand from having a chat to Simon. The d├ęcor was insane and they actually do sell some of the bits like a unique pink rabbit and a golden pig!

If you're having a little look around Meadowhall definitely pop in because I think there's a little something for everyone - I wouldn't say that the brand is for any particular age because I saw woman and men of all ages browsing, purchasing and even in the cat walk. I definitely need to go back in myself and pick up a few things because I think it's the perfect vintage chic that will look so good for Spring time here in Yorkshire.

Until next time guys,

Keep updated with me on social medias:

I've just launched my own independent business so here is my shop too : Witchcrafts
& I also have a bunch of things listed on my Depop

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