Rue Grace


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Morphe Eyeshadow Palettes: Beauty Bay

35Om - 35Os
So finally, I managed to get my hands on the morphe eye shadow palettes! If you are a make up enthusiast like myself you already know about the hype over these palettes with all the good reviews on social media; however if you live in the UK it is a real struggle to get American products because sometimes the shipping takes long and you have to pay ridiculous customs fees. Luckily, Morphe Brushes has distributors in different countries worldwide and I got my palettes from Beauty Bay    Although it's not always easy to get the products you are looking from the website as the always get sold out, subscribing to their email list can be very helpful that way you will get an email when they restock.

p.s Beauty Bay does free next day delivery (if you order before 8pm).

Anyway, I got the Morphe 35Om - I am not too crazy over this one: it has 35 perfect matte transition shades that are great to work with. Very neutral colours that are perfect for daytime look (as well as night) and for all skin tones. Moving on to my favourite, the All Shimmer 35O palette (Morphe 35Os). I am very impressed to say the least; this palette is highly pigmented (the picture/swatch does not do it justice) The shades range from light and  dark gold shades to soft warm red/peachy shades etc. Definitely something you can play with and create an endless amount of looks. However I think a good eye shadow base is required with this palette as I noticed the fallout is REAL during the swatches. Overall I think quality is decent for the price (£22 each) especially if you are on a make up budget. I like trying out different make up brands and the morphe palettes have definitely given me a good first impression compared to some of the high end eye shadows in my kit. I can't wait to work with these.

35Os swatch


                                                                   Rue xx

Monday, 20 February 2017

MUOTN: Urban Decay Smoky Palette.

Usually on special occasions I like having my make up done professionally because  it means less stress and of course they do a better job than me...This evening we going out for our  anniversary dinner  and for once I have decided to do my own make up. I went for this simple/beginners golden smoky eye look using the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette my boyfriend got me for Christmas.

This is how I achieved the look:
1. Apply the Urban Decay Eye Shadow primer  all over the eyelid up to the brow bone. (Perks of this primer - reduces creasing/long lasting make up)  
2. Apply shade "Thirteen"  all over the eyelid up to the brow bone (base colour).
3. Apply "Password" on your crease (from the outer corner of the eye going in) and blend it going upwards.
4. Do the same with "Whisky"
5. Apply "Black Market" on the outer corner *blend blend blend*
6. Apply "Dirtysweet" on the eyelid using a clean brush. Don't go all the way to the outcorner with it.

  Again blend blend blend! Apply your eyeliner & lashes. Done:)

                                                                                     Rue xx

Saturday, 4 February 2017

The Curly Hair Co.

 I was scrolling through instagram a few weeks ago and I came across this website that I thought I'd share with all my curly heads out there. The Curly Hair Co does personalised hair product kits to help you reach your hair goals. Whether you had a big chop, transitioning, struggling with everyday hair care or in my case clueless on what products to us, they got you covered.  The website allow you to give details about your hair which helps them make the perfect package that suits you. The kit prices start from £10 (Starter Kit, Everyday Kit, Winter Kit and Emergency Kit)  I went ahead and purchased the emergency kit cause gurl my edges have been struggling lately! Talking about real life emergency. Besides thinning edges, I have low porosity hair it's a myth trying to get moisture in and lastly my hair goal for 2017 is more volume and length after my big chop in August 16"

My Package consists of the Jamaican Black Castor Oil (promotes growth, thickens hair, reduces damage and eliminates dry hair),  Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner (for long lasting moisture and softness), Hydrating Sealing Butter (delivers long-lasting hydration, helps to prevent thinning & shedding etc.) a head Scarf and a personalised hair regimen. For someone like myself who has no clue when it comes to looking after their hair, the regimen is an absolute treat. Overall I am happy with what's inside and I can't wait to try out the products....and how cute is the packaging!
Instagram - @thecurlyhairco
Rue xx

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Cutting people off 2017! (New Year New Me)

It seems like every new year there is always this trend about "cutting people off" or "leaving people behind", I would love to jump on this bandwagon but I really love my two friends. I mean if a relationship or friendship with a person isn't beneficial you have every reason to remove yourself from that situation right? However nowadays people seem to cut each other off simply out of pettiness. Before coming into conclusion about cutting people out of our lives how about we evaluate our relationship with them first.. look into the situation and see what we can do to make things better. One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to better my relationship with the people in my life right now. Personally I think pride is what gets in the way when it comes to relationships and friendships at times, you've got to ask yourself is your pride more important than having these people in your life? I think not. People find it difficult to set their pride aside and this results in issues not being solved and you just stop talking. If you really value your relationship/friendship then you should try swallowing your pride and be the bigger person so you can work things out.

In a friendship there will always be fall outs sometimes things will get deep, before you decide the answer is to cut that person off give yourself some time to think about it rather than an immediate reaction to the situation based on current emotion. Looking back at fall outs with friends I can admit most times I overreacted to the situations and this is also something I will definitely be working on from now. Although friendships sometimes come and go there are people out there who genuinely care for you and you might want to hold on to them for the rest of your life. What I am saying is you know when a relationship/friendship is healthy, value this type of relationship and do not over react to a misunderstanding and stupid fall out. However there are some very draining people out there, if the effort, energy and vibe you are giving isn't reciprocated and the person you call a friend  don't see the problem in this then the scissors is yours.

                                                                 Rue xx
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