Monthly Archives: October 2015

Throwback Thursday #TBT

Hello All,

I hope you are having a nice week so far. I was looking through some of my old pictures and found these. These are a throwback from when I went home in February/March earlier this year. I love going over the Headley Heath for walks and sometimes even horse rides. The views are really pretty and there are lots of good trees to climb in between dodging the cows that roam about. My sister and I would go over here daily to walk Leo and it was so refreshing to be outside for those few hours.

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Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

First Impressions – Shade + Light Eye Palette

Hello Everyone,

Sorry it has been a little while actually a long while… since I have posted anything. Life has just been so busy lately that I didn’t have a chance to sit down and write/post anything. I really missed it! Anyway with that said I am back with a first impressions post! I’ve seen the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye palette getting a lot of attention lately and could not wait to pick one up. As you all have seen lately contouring is a huge trend right now, especially for the cheek bones and nose. This palette brings the idea of contouring to the eyes. The idea being to strategically place light and dark shadows around the eyelids to create different depths and really make them stand out but in a somewhat natural way. You are wanting to intensify where the light and shadows fall around the eyes.

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I was most excited about the cool tone shades since I don’t tend to gravitate to those colours and was looking forward to playing around with the colours. I also picked up this LA Splash liquid lipstick in Ghoulish to create a complete cool tone look. When they say this lipstick does not come off they are not kidding. This sucker does not budge! I couldn’t get it off after trying it on late one night! I tried Bioderma with no luck and finally discovered Bi-facil (love this stuff!) takes it off. Im getting sidetracked.

Anyway on to what I think so far…

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The packaging is somwhat large but nothing that put me off. It has a solid feel and a nice sized mirror when you open it up. It also comes with instructions on some differnent looks you can create with the palette as well as different tricks for different eye shapes. The palette includes 12 matte eyeshadows seperated into neutral, warm and cool tone shades.

I have worn mostly the cool and warm shades…I have not had a whole lot of time to experiment with all the different colours but I can say that I am very much enjoying this Shade + Light Palette (it is tempting me to go get the Shade + Light Palette for the face…ssshh). I find that the shadows are very soft, blendable and pigmented. They do create a fair amount of dust when being picked up by a brush but for that is not something that is a deal breaker for me. I like that you can create something very natual but also something more dramatic because of the pigment in the shadows.

The palette retails for $46 which I think is very reasonable for the amount and quality of shadows you are receiving.

Have any of you guys tried this palette so far? If so, what do you think? Also, what are your thoughts on the Shade + Light Contour Patette?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx