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Monday, December 5, 2016

New Beauty Buys

review of the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, sleek solstice highlighting palette, milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, nyx wonder stick, and nyx silver face and body glitter

I've been an absolutely awful blogger lately (and pretty much always). Sometimes I just don't know if my heart is really in it despite doing it for years on and off, but usually I prefer to focus on my Instagram and I've also been toying with the idea of starting back up on YouTube. Let me know what you think! I did manage to get all of my Europe travel photos up though in case you haven't seen them (see Paris here and London here). I also got a little burst of inspiration and wanted to show off some of the new makeup items I've picked up recently, so here goes.

First up, something I'm super excited about as it had been out of stock for ages - the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette. I'm a huge fan of red/pink eyeshadow looks and these are absolutely perfect for that. There are some nice matte brown shades as well if you're into a more natural look. They're all very pigmented and overall Anastasia never disappoints.

Something else I was really excited about is the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette. I was able to pick it up at Boots while I was in London after seeing countless bloggers talking about it and they were completely right about how good it is! It comes with four shades - three rosy/pinkish ones and a cream one which is amazing for the brow bone. They're insanely pigmented and so good for the price. My favorite is the top right pink one as I always like to go for an extra bit of crazy.

Next up, the Milk Holographic Stick in the shade Supernova. Another thing I'm absolutely obsessed with - guess I've done well picking things out lately! This was pretty hard to get and I think it's usually sold out but my friend works at Sephora and was able to grab one for me, bless her. It's an extremely pigmented creamy purple highlighter which I'm sure isn't for everyone but is absolutely perfect for me. It comes in a sort of roll on tube, so you just swipe it across your cheekbones and you're done. It really does look holographic as the name suggests and I like to add my Jeffree Star Lavender Snow highlighter on top of it as well for an extra pop of purple.

Something that isn't quite new to me but I wanted to include is the Nyx Wonder Stick in the shade Light. I picked this up at Ulta because I was interested in trying out a cream contour and I wanted to start off with something more affordable and it's really changed the way I do my makeup! I've never really been able to master a good contour and this makes it so much easier for me - just draw it on and it blends really nicely. I wouldn't say it's super pigmented but I think that's a good thing because it allows you to build it up for a night out or just use a little when you want a more natural look. I have to admit I don't use the highlighting side at all so I can't say much about that.

I also discovered the Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow and I chose the shade Magnetic, which is a beautiful glittery purple. I've been wanting to try more purple eyeshadow looks as I think it goes nicely with my hair and I've been thinking about my NYE makeup as well. This is perfect for a night out and it's just so gorgeous and sparkly. It has a sort of brush for an applicator, almost like a nail polish one, but it makes it easy to just kind of paint it on your eyelids. They have a bunch of other shades as well - I want them all!

Last up, I picked up a little pot of silver Nyx Face and Body Glitter. I had NYE in mind when I got this as well and it's just a little thing of loose silver glitter. Unfortunately their glitter primer was sold out but I put it on top of the UD Moondust shadow and it stuck really well. I had never actually put loose glitter on myself before but it was pretty easy to do. I just wet my brush and packed it on - I did my eyeshadow before the rest of my face as there was quite a bit of fall out. I was afraid it would take me ages to get it off but it came off really easily with a makeup wipe.

review of the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, sleek solstice highlighting palette, milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, nyx wonder stick, and nyx silver face and body glitter
review of the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, sleek solstice highlighting palette, milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, nyx wonder stick, and nyx silver face and body glitter
review of the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, sleek solstice highlighting palette, milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, nyx wonder stick, and nyx silver face and body glitter
swatch of the milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, sleek solstice highlighting palette

Milk Holographic Stick, UD Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow, Sleek pink highlighter (didn't show up that great)

UNIF dame choker

Here's the look I just put on my Instagram - I used the purple shadows from the Jeffree Star Beauty Killer palette for the crease, the UD Liquid Moondust shadow on the lid, the Nyx glitter over that, and then the Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in Posh Spice. Also wearing my new UNIF Dame Choker.

 Danielle

108 comments:

  1. Great products and pictures! ^^

    www.alovelystyle.com

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  2. That Anastasia palette looks amazing! Love all the pinks!

    www.diaryofatorontogirl.com

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    1. It's incredible! Thanks for stopping by Jessica :)

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  3. stunning stunning look! The sleek palette is SO raved, need it in my life!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thanks Pam! You should definitely get it!

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  4. Great post, thanks for sharing :) amazing palette and stunning look!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I spend almost as much time on Instagram as on the blog now, but I like the fact you can go into more detail in a blog post. Love that purple liquid moondust shadow

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    1. That's true! I should try to focus more on both :)

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  6. I really must get my hands on the anastasia palette - the colours are so beautiful!

    whatevawears.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's amazing, you should definitely try to get it!

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  7. Nice products!!

    http://www.brooklynglam.com

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  8. What fun products you picked up! That Moondust eyeshadow is absolutely gorgeous. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. It's so nice! Thanks for stopping by Kate :)

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  9. Oh my! The highlight pallet looks amazing!!! :)) xx

    -Mitzee

    mitzeeruth.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a great post filled with so many great products hun! I love the Anastasia brow kit so I definitely want to check out their Modern Renaissance Palette too :) Have a great week babe!

    Xo Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/stars/

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    1. It's so good, I'm amazed every time I dip my brush in haha! You too Jessi!

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  11. I've not tried any of these but the highlight palette looks so beautiful!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. It's so good and affordable! Thanks for stopping by Amy :)

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  12. I love the way you've done your eye make-up, you look stunning! I'm exactly the same with the NYX Wonder Stick, I use the contour side and ignore the highlighter haha xx

    Toasty

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    1. Thanks so much Beth! Haha glad to hear I'm not the only one!

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  13. You bought really nice things, Anastasia palette looks very tempting ;-)

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    1. It's so good! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. The ABH palette is at the top of my wishlist. It is so gorgeous! Love everything you picked up and that makeup look is amazing!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes | Giveaway

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  15. I would be so happy if i could get hold of that Anastasia palette! I am also a big lover of red eye-shadow and your hair color is so cool! ;) xx

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  16. This ABH palette is the best palette of the year, in my opinion! I agree that ABH never disappoints!

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    1. I agree even though I haven't had it that long haha!

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  17. I absolutely LOVE the shimmery eyeshadow!!! So beautiful on you, and perfect for all the holiday parties coming up!!

    -Kelsie
    www.designlifediaires.com

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  18. The eyeshadow looks so pretty on you! x

    www.wanderlustboulevard.com

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  19. Glitter eye looks are so much fun and yours is awesome! We also love the choker, it ties the look together!

    ISA Professional

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  20. I wish I was brave enough to try that hair color! It looks fantastic on you!

    Lena
    http://zoyaandme.com/
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/zoyaandmestudio

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  21. I want to try that milk holographic stick so bad! you look gorgeous babe!


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  22. Your make up looks amazing and that Sleek palette OMG it will be mine.
    So pretty, such a nice blogpost.

    Agnese | Agnese's Coiffeuse

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  23. That is such a great haul and that Sleek highlighting palette has been in my wish list since forever! And I love the look that you created, purple does look great on you. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  24. I want the Anastasia Beverly Hills palette so, so badly!

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  25. I use my ABH palette every day since summer and I can't even tell you how much I enjoy it. Great products, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  26. oh ma goddddd I need that Nyx glitter! I want to create a cute glittery look for christmas/NYE/Birthday and it looks perfect for it

    Hannatalks

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    1. Yesss definitely recommend it for the holidays!

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  27. That highlight palette is beyond gorgeous! I am so fascinated with the trend of holographic highlighters and just purple-toned ones in general. I don't know if I would wear them, but I do appreciate it! Also, the Anastasia palette is one I've been meaning to try out for a while now. Glad to hear that it's worth it! By the way, your hair looks fantastic :)

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. I actually don't think the purple comes out too intense if you don't want it to, definitely give it a try if it's something you think you could like! Thanks Andrea :)

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  28. I want that Milk highlighter! I keep watching it on Youtube videos and want it more and more!
    Angie
    www.chocolateandlipstick.com

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    1. I absolutely love it! Hope you can get it!

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  29. This eye shadow palette is absolutely gorgeous.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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    1. It's amazing! Thanks for stopping by Nina :)

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  30. I am a big fan of that sleek highlighter kit!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  31. I am dying to try the new Moondust shadows. They look like such gorgeous shades so it's hard to choose xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It took me forever to choose, definitely need to get more of them!

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  32. great post! love the highlighter kit

    http://sykirah.blogspot.my

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  33. So many amazing things! The palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills has amazing colors!
    Kiss, Mariana Dezolt
    Messy Hair, Don’t Care

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    1. It's so good! Thanks for stopping by Mariana!

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  34. LOVE IT ! highlighter is life
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  35. Great picks! I also love NYX Cosmetics. Happy Holidays girlie!

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    Dakota D.
    http://fannypacksandvisors.com
    Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter: @missdsquared413

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    1. Thanks girl, happy holidays to you as well!

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  36. That Sleek palette looks great!! It looks beautiful on you!

    Deepti xx | www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

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  37. Your makeup looks amazing! Love the eyeshadow shades :)

    Edna | www.fineclic.com

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  38. This is gorgeous - loving the look! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  39. NYX is my go to for everything! I especially love their mascaras. Great post lady!

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    Dakota D.
    http://fannypacksandvisors.com
    Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter: @missdsquared413

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    1. I haven't tried the mascaras, I'll have to do that!

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  40. First of all your hair is so so nice, you look amazing. I really want to try some ABH products but unfortuently being a student eating for the week takes a little more priority.

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    1. Thanks so much! Ah understandable :(

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  41. Your hair is gorgeous, the makeup looks amazing too.

    Lauren x Huggled

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  42. I picked up that highlighter palette the other week and was so unsure whether to get it - I wish i had!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. You should definitely go back and get it!

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  43. Your eye makeup in the past picture is so pretty! Love me some shimmer!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  44. Love the look youve created. Havent tried anything from Milk. Must give it a try now.

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    1. I think they're worth the hype! Thanks so much :)

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  45. So many goodies! I really want to try the Milk Holographic Stick. Your makeup looks gorgeous <3

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. It's so nice if you can find it in stock! Thanks Nida! <3

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  46. so many beautiful items. the anastasia and sleek palettes look so good and i recently bought some of the nyx glitters. amazing.


    www.elenaisabelle.com

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    1. Glad to hear you like them as well! Thanks for stopping by Elena :)

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  47. ABH palete is beautiful, but I don't think I would use all the eyeshadows for everyday use. Milk highlighter, NYX glitters and Solstice highlighting palete are on my wishlist for a long time. :)
    PS: Great blog, I've just followed you on Bloglovin.

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. The pinks are definitely not for everyone! Hope you can pick up some of the others :)

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