Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Father's Day will be here soon on June 16th and so to give you plenty of ideas, I have created a 2019 Gift Guide.
Men are getting into skincare which is great, but some skincare can be quite feminine, whereas Bioderma has some great products suitable for all. Here I have the Bioderma Micellar Water (£10.80)* and the Rich Moisturising Care Cream (£15.50)*. The Micellar Water is perfect for cleansing the skin and is very gentle to use, so it works great for all skin types. It helps to make the skin feel comfortable and locks moisture into the surface of the skin. If your Dad hasn't used a moisturiser before, the Rich Moisturising Care Cream is a great first choice and is perfect for dry to very dry skin types to keep skin well-nourished and hydrated.
The Great British Grooming Co. offer a wide range of body, face and beard products for your favourite person. They have a Hydrating Moisturiser (£7.41)* to hydrate dry, dull looking skin, a Daily Face Wash (£7.99)* which contains Volcanic Ash to cleanse the skin and wash away impurities, a Beard Wash (£6.17)* which helps to cleanse and untangle beard hair, a Beard Oil (£8.69)* to soften and smooth the beard, and a Beard Thickening Serum (£7.99)* to help create a thicker looking beard. So if your Dad loves his skincare and facial hare care, then this is definitely a brand you will want to consider and all the products are made in the UK.
My Dad absolutely loves his whiskey and the Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge* is such a fabulous idea! It comes beautifully presented in a gift box and it allows you to create a wedge of ice in the glass which is slow melting and therefore you don't get watered-down whiskey, but you still get to enjoy it 'on the rocks'. It is so easy to use too, it comes with a silicone lid, which you pour water into and then pop it in the freezer and then simply remove the silicone lid, pour in your tipple of choice and sit back and relax. It costs £20.00 and is available at Amazon here.
Due to medication he has to take, my Dad gets quite sore hands, but again, a lot of hand creams have quite feminine scents to them. The Le Couvent Des Minimes Gardinarius Gardener's Hand Balm (£8.00)* is a great option. It comes in a classy box and the tube itself is silver and black. The Hand Balm smells divine and contains shea butter, chamomile, calendula and rosemary to hydrate and nourish the hands without leaving a sticky or greasy residue. You can find it online at Look Fantastic here.
Sometimes my Dad comes downstairs and he smells like he has fallen into his aftershave, he loves it that much. Fragrance can be a great Father's Day gift and you simply cannot go wrong with a luxury scent. The Armani Code Absolu (£71.00)* is stunning, with an oriental feel to it due to an audacious rum heart balanced with a blend of Tonka bean and vanilla notes. It smells masculine and luxurious and a little goes a long way due to it being a parfum rather than an eau de toilette and it has the highest percentage of essential oils from the Armani Code range. The bottle is masculine and sleek with a black cap and a gold base and this will definitely make my Dad super happy.
I bloody love pork scratchings, and they are often seen as a pub snack eaten by men, but I still love them anyway, and so does my Dad. The Snaffling Pig Co make the best pork scratchings I have come across as they are just so full of flavour, the Salt & Vinegar ones are my absolute favourite but I can't currently find them anywhere. The Snaffling Pig Co do these Gifting Jars* for £15.50 and here I have the Ham & Colman's Mustard flavour, and they make a great gift if your Dad isn't in to skincare or hair care. They also have lots of different flavours to choose from and you can even add a bottle of beer or a cookbook! 
At 68 years of age, my Dad still has a good head full of hair, and he doesn't even have that many grey hairs, but he is noticing that it is starting to go a little thinner texture-wise. The Bumble & Bumble Full Potential Shampoo (£24.00)* & Conditioner (£26.00)* helps to give fuller, stronger hair and the Hair Preserve blend it contains helps to prevent hair loss. They also do a Booster Spray (£42.00)* that offers a more concentrated formula of the Hair Preserve blend, which comes in a bottle and you just spray it onto wet or dry hair twice a day so it is quick and easy to use. For younger Dads, who have longer hair, and seeing as texture is all the rage at the moment, I would recommend the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (£20.00)*. This can be used by both men and women and it is a salt spray to give beachy, windswept waves and volume. I have used this product for years and especially love using it in Summer - what's better than a gift we can both use?!
My Dad does have an electric shaver, but sometimes he prefers to use regular shavers and so the Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sense Razor* is a great option. It is perfect for sensitive skin and contains 7 hydro glide gel pools to ensure a smooth and comfortable shave. The Hydro 5 Sense features shock absorb technology so that there are no shaving cuts and rubber handles to make sure it is comfortable to use. You can of course buy refills for this razor and if your Dad is going on holiday, I am sure he will much prefer to take this kind of razor than a more expensive electric one. The Hydro 5 Sense costs £12.00 and you can find it in-store and online at Boots here.
At my favourite spa, Ye Olde Bell Spa in Retford, they use Germaine de Capuccini skincare products, which always smell and feel divine. They do also offer skincare for men, along with a fragrance. The Germaine de Capuccini Noir Eau De Parfum (£72.00)* comes stylishly packaged and is a subtle but masculine fragrance. Due to it being an eau de parfum, you only need a small amount as it is more concentrated than an eau de toilette. Noir features top notes of Citrus, Cantaloupe Melon, Maine and Lemon Oil, with middle notes of Gardenia, Orange Blossom, Cashmere Wood and Sage and finishing with base notes of White Musk, Sandalwood and Oakmoss. I adore this stunning fragrance so much that part of me wants to keep it for myself as I love anything musky and woody. 
Roger & Gallet are renowned for their beautiful body and skin care products, and they too also feature a men's range. Here I have the Roger & Gallet L'Homme Hair and Body Shower Gel (£9.50)* and the Roger & Gallet L'Homme Shaving Foam (£14.00)*. The packaging is gorgeous, with black, navy, white and gold making it look very elegant yet masculine. The scent is delicious, and again I kind of want to keep the Shower Gel for myself as it is very refreshing and energising. The Shaving Foam is enriched with aloe vera to soothe the skin and prevent irritation and dryness. This would go great with the Wilkinson Sword Razor. Roger & Gallet also have a L'Homme Sport Eau De Toilette (£35.00)*, which comes in a whopping 100ml. The bottle looks simple but classic and the fragrance itself contains invigorating Grapefruit and Tea Blend with woody notes underlining the sensuality of Amber and Vetiver to give an elegant, modern fragrance.
My Dad has had to also be a Mum to me since I was 17 years old and if I could give him the world and good health I would, but for now I know he will be over the moon with these gorgeous gifts. I hope that you and your Dad have the most amazing Father's Day, and for those that don't have their Dad alongside them, I send you my love.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*Items marked with an asterix have been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

Favourite Jeffree Star Lip Products

I have really gotten into Jeffree Star Cosmetics over the past five months or so, and I thought I would do a round-up of some of my favourite lip products and colours from his collection.
Starting with a lip care product, we have the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub (£12.00), which is available in different scents and within various collections of Jeffree's. The one I have been loving is from the Holiday Collection 2018, but it is still available for purchase now. This is the French Toast flavoured Velour Lip Scrub, and it smells incredible and reminds me of the yummy breakfasts I always have in Orlando. This is very sweet and so if sweet scents are not your thing, I wouldn't recommend this, but I personally love it. The sugar crystals look like brown sugar in the pot and the packaging is to die for. The packaging is mainly white and gold, but the white parts of the jar and lid have lots of iridescent sparkle on them, and I kind of wish he had a lip gloss like it. These lip scrubs are great for getting rid of dry skin on the lips and for making them lovely and smooth before you pop on a slick of colour.
My favourite Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick is in the shade Nathan (£16.00) from the Family Collection. Nathan, or Nate as he is known as is Jeffree's boyfriend and the shade is a nude terracotta, which is a really great every day colour. I have quite fair skin and blue eyes, and this colour seems to suit me really well. It comes in the traditional Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick packaging, this time with a baby pink and silver touch to it. These liquid lipsticks last so long, and they are comfortable to wear as they don't dry out whilst you are wearing them.
My two favourite shades for this time of year are from the Summer Collection 2018, but again they are still available now. At £16.00 each I don't find these overpriced as some liquid lipsticks often cost a lot more. The two shades I have here are (818) and Thirst Trap, with (818) being a real pop of coral pink and Thirst Trap a metallic beige champagne with a touch of light pink. These are both so different to each other, but they both brighten up my makeup days, which is something I love during Spring and Summer. I didn't know if Thirst Trap would be as long-wearing as the regular formulas due to it being metallic, but it wore just as well. The packaging again is the same as the originals, but with an orange and silver accent.
You can find Jeffree Star Cosmetics online in the UK at Beauty Bay here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette Review

If you come here often, you may know how much I love a multi-use product and the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette is the epitome of that. It isn't a new product and has been around at least a year or more, but was something I really wanted to try out as I am always looking for products suitable for travelling and as this palette contours, colour corrects and highlights, it makes a great travel companion. 
The palette itself is gorgeous, with a sturdy acrylic casing with a raised waved pattern underneath which creates a magic shifting colour depending on the light. Straight out of the box, this palette gives a great impression. You can get this palette in two colourways - the Light Medium Shift and the Medium Dark Shift and I of course have the Light Medium Shift due to my fair skin. 

Once you open up the palette, you will find a double-sided mirror separating four powder pans and five cream pans, giving you the best of both worlds in just one palette. As mentioned, this palette is marketed as a contouring palette, but you can also use it as a contour, highlight, bronzing and colour correcting palette along with using some shades as an eye shadow primer and an eye shadow. Genius.
The powder side features three matte powders with a darker warmer shade, a cooler medium shade and a matte setting powder along with a shimmery highlighter which is a pretty light champagne colour, which will suit the majority of light to medium skin tones. Texture-wise, the powders are super soft and finely milled, therefore blending out beautifully on the skin and the quality is second to none which I always appreciate with Urban Decay. At the moment, I would say the darker contour shade is a little too dark for me, but once I have some colour from the sunshine, this will make a great contour and bronze shade for me.
The matte cream shade is great for highlighting the skin when using contour products, but it can also be used to set the makeup with, along with eye shadow primer and concealer. I find that it applies to the skin like a setting powder but with a slight bit of coverage to it. The highlighter is so beautifully soft and reminds me of some of the other highlighters Urban Decay have released, not crazy disco ball-ish, but enough shimmer to give the skin a really pretty glow to it.
On to the cream side of the palette, there are as mentioned five pans on this side and I find the formula of each one identical, with no shade better than the rest. Formula-wise, they are lovely and lightweight with a creaminess that blends seamlessly into the skin. The first shade on the left is the contour shade, which does look quite dark in the pan, but blends out to a much softer shade once you apply it to the skin. Moving along, you have the cream highlight shade that works really well at brightening the under eye or to use alongside the contouring shade to make it more prominent. The next two shades are colour correcting creams, and I like to use the warmer peach shade for underneath my eye area as I get a lot of darkness there, and peach-toned correctors cancel that darkness out. I have been using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Colour Corrector in Peach every single day lately as it works at cancelling out my darkness like a dream. If you have very fair skin, then the lighter peach shade would work for you better. Finally, you have the highlighter cream, which again is a soft neutral champagne shade, and does have a less intense finish than its powder friend, but is still great for those 'no makeup, makeup' days.

Overall, I am superbly impressed with the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette and if you are new to contouring, or are a pro contourer, then definitely give it a whirl as it is going to make the best travel companion this Summer. The palette costs £39.50 and you can find it online at Urban Decay here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*This post contains an item which was gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

Monday, 20 May 2019

Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

I recently purchased the Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Eyeshadow Palette and even though it is nowhere near a new release, I just really loved the shades and the packaging is super cute. I got this for my birthday back in March, as my Dad always lets me pick my own presents, and when I tried looking online since it seems to be out of stock. As it was a limited edition release, I don't know if they will bring it back, but I wanted to share it with you anyway as Tarte are often releasing the cutest new collections.
Firstly, the packaging, and even the cardboard container has sparkle and is rose gold and all kinds of pretty. The compact itself is metallic pink, and then the lid, oh my goodness the lid, is full of pink, iridescent glitter and rose gold stars. Does it feel like a little girl's compact? Yeah, kinda, but I certainly have no qualms about that.
You open up the palette to reveal a mirror on the inside of the lid, and as soon as you open it, you get hit with a sweet cocoa/vanilla fragrance which I don't hate. The palette includes ten eye shadow shades and a highlighter shade which you could of course use as an eye shadow too. There is a mixture of shimmers and mattes, and even though the main colour theme of the palette is pink, you get some neutrals in there also.
The shades included are;
Mystical - Metallic Magenta
Wish - Matte Deep Plum
Gossamer - Matte Cream
Frolic - Matte Light Brown
Twinkle - Metallic Light Rose Gold
Flitter - Metallic Rose Pink
Wonder - Matte Deep Plummy Brown
Whimsical - Matte Purple Mauve
Giggle - Matte Light Mauve
Magic - Metallic Rosy Copper
Flower Crown - Metallic White Champagne (The highlighter shade)
The eye shadow formula is really creamy and pigmented and I found them really long-lasting and I love how they have included some neutral transition shades along with the pinker shadows so that you can do complete eye looks with this palette. My favourite shades have to be Magic, Giggle, Whimsical and Flitter as they are just so pretty and I have been loving pink eye shadows lately.
The Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Eyeshadow Palette costs £34.00 and you can check Tarte out online here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban Review

One item which I have not gone a day of hair-washing without since I first discovered it well over two years ago now, is the Aquis Luxe Hair Towel. I have two previous towels, and not because the other got worn out, but simply because I could not wait for the original to be popped in the washing machine and so I just had to have a back up! I never ever thought that I would include a towel in my desert island essentials, but this isn’t just any towel! Aquis now also have the Aquis Luxe Hair Turban, so if you prefer a Turban over a Towel, then this is the one for you.
At £30, you may think I’m nuts, but it really does make a difference to so many factors of drying and styling my hair. This luxe hair turban is made out of innovative fabric woven from ultra-fine fibres for minimum weight and maximum drying powers and dries your hair fives times faster! It can be used on all hair types, lengths and also helps to minimise frizz and damage as it dries the hair fast with less friction like you would get using a regular towel.
Now this 100% works - I have no doubt, no question that this will be an absolute wondrous addition to your haircare routine. I even take Aquis towels or turbans on holiday to Orlando with me because when I dry my hair with any other towel now it just isn’t the same. It is super soft and you simply wrap it around your hair like you would any other turban and then it has a button with a loop so that it stays on your head nice and secure. Due to the aforementioned fabric, it soaks up the moisture from your hair without you having to rub and tug at the hair, in extra quick time. 

Since using the Aquis over a regular towel or turban, over the past couple of years, the condition of my hair has greatly improved, and it takes just minutes to dry my long hair with a hairdryer afterwards, resulting in less heat application too. I have had my original towel as mentioned, for well over a year now and it is still in excellent condition, I was simply being frivolous (and of course I didn’t want to be without one when the other was in the wash) when I got a second. 

At first, the £30 is an investment, but when you see how much quicker it makes your haircare routine, and how much it improves the condition of your hair, y’all can come back and thank me! 

You can find the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban online at Aquis here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*This post contains an item which was gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Favourite Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Shades

Bobbi Brown is one of those luxe makeup and skincare brands which always excites me. I love to get a new product from them as it always feels superior and I know they are made with the highest quality ingredients and materials. We all need a little luxury in our lives. One of my favourite lipstick formulas is the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color and so I thought I would share with you my three favourite shades.
There are over 40 shades available in the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color lipstick, and they also have a matte version with around eighteen shades, so there is definitely a colour to suit the majority of tastes and skin tones. The lipsticks come in sleek and shiny gold and black packaging and feel weighty, and definitely higher-end. The formula is soft and sumptuous and glides onto the lips effortlessly, with excellent pigmentation ensuring just one swipe of lipstick provides full coverage colour. 
The Luxe Lip Color formula feels very moisturising on the lips and doesn't dry my lips out whatsoever. Nor did I get any smudging or product build-up whilst wearing the lipsticks. My three current favourite shades are Crimson, Bright Peony and Neutral Rose, but as I mentioned there are so many more to choose from. Crimson is a rich, red wine shade and is beautiful for a dark bold lip and I do tend to wear it more during Autumn and Winter, but I still find myself reaching for it.
For a stunning pop of colour, I love the shade Bright Peony, which is a bright yellow-toned pink and I can see myself wearing this a lot during the next few months. Kate Middleton is known for her love of Bobbi Brown and apparently her favourite shade of this lipstick is Pink Sand, which is a pale yellow-toned pink, and which is beautiful for an everyday colour.
One of my favourite more neutral shades is Neutral Rose, which is a pink-toned warm nude, which again is great for the daytime, but because it has that warmth to it, you can take it from daytime to night time. This is Elizabeth Olsen's favourite shade from the collection, and I can see why as it is just so wearable and works well for most skin tones. 

The Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color costs £28.00 and is available online at Bobbi Brown here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

Friday, 17 May 2019

My #PixiGlowStory

I have been using Pixi Glow Tonic for at least a couple of years now, and have gone through two huge bottles and many smaller bottles. I recently received a beautiful package from Pixi which as been inspired by their award-winning Glow Tonic and includes products to exfoliate, hydrate and nourish the skin further.
The Pixi Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel costs £18.00 for 135ml and is a hydrating cleansing gel which removes impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. I couldn't find out what skin types this has been created for, so maybe it is suitable for all skin types. The packaging is typically Pixi, with its soft Spring green, nude and rose gold wording and looks super pretty in your bathroom. The Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel has been created using a blend of glycolic acid, horse chestnut extract, aloe and ginseng, helping to refine and brighten the complexion to leave the skin looking and feeling energised and smooth. Even though this is an exfoliating cleanser, there are no granules in there so I would say it would be suitable for sensitive skin too as it isn't going to aggravate the skin with harsh abrasion. It has a light scent to it, that is fresh and perfect for both morning and evening use. 
If you haven't yet tried the Pixi Glow Tonic, it does come in smaller bottles so you can try it without splashing the cash. The smallest they offer is a 15ml bottle, with the middle-sized being 100ml and costing £10.00 - the largest size is 250ml for £18.00 but occasionally they do bring out a huge bottle, often around Christmas-time. Glow Tonic is an exfoliating, alcohol-free toner to give you smoother, brighter and clearer skin. Whenever I run out of this, I can always tell a difference when I switch to a different toner as my skin doesn't look as healthy or as glowy. It has been formulated with 5% glycolic acid to gently exfoliate the skin and because it is a gentle formula it is suitable for all skin types. Other ingredients include aloe vera, ginseng and botanical extracts to nourish and treat the skin and as someone who has slightly sensitive skin, this seems to calm my redness, perhaps due to the soothing properties of aloe vera. I use this both morning and night after cleansing, by popping some on to a cotton pad and sweeping across my face, neck and decolletage area.
One of the newer additions to the Glow Tonic family is the Pixi Glow Tonic Serum, which costs £26.00 for 30ml, which compared to some other serums is definitely well-priced. The thing about serums is that you only need a couple of drops for the entire face and so they do work out good value. The Pixi Glow Tonic Serum is a lightweight serum which gently exfoliates, hydrates and nourishes the skin to soften, refine and restore radiance to leave you with smooth and balanced skin. The Serum comes in a mint green glass bottle complete with a glass dropper applicator so that you can get the required amount out each time without spilling too much out. I find this quite a refreshing, cooling product and it does feel slightly gloopy once you pop it onto the skin, but it massages in beautifully and sinks into my skin instantly to leave it feeling super soft and smooth.
Another new addition is the Pixi pHenomenal Gel, which retails for £24.00 and you get 50ml of product. When I first looked at this product I did expect it to have a tint of green in it as it does say 'neutralising moisturiser' so I kind of thought it would be green to neutralise any redness on the skin. However, it doesn't, and is a cooling, lightweight gel formula which helps to balance and stabilise the skin's pH, so therefore is is even better than a tinted moisturiser, as it works with your skin to prevent the redness in the first place. Pixi do recommend you using a coin sized amount of the moisturiser, but I found that I needed even less than that because a little goes a long way due to the consistency of the gel. I loved that this sunk into my skin straightaway just like the serum, as I am a little impatient when it comes to waiting for products to dry - hence why my nails always look terrible!
The final product I was kindly sent is the Pixi On-The-Glow Multi-Use Moisturiser Stick which costs £18.00 for 19g. This handy little stick is going to be the perfect Summer accessory as it is slim and will fit into handbags, travel bags, in your car's glove box, pretty much anywhere. You can use this solid moisturiser on the face, lips, body and hair, although personally I wouldn't use this on my hair as I am not sure how that would work. It has a peach tint to it in the packaging but goes onto the skin clear. The Moisturiser Stick has been formulated with a mix of Vitamin D2, gentle acids and vitamins to protect, treat and increase moisture levels not just straightaway, but also long-term. I really like this product, as I can keep it on my desk and then swipe it over my face when I need a little moisture. The only thing I would say that could improve it is to add an SPF, mainly just because it is so handy to have for travelling, that by having SPF it would be so much more convenient.
You can find these Glow Collection products online at Pixi here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*This post contains items which were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Revolution Highlight Reloaded Review + Swatches

Revolution recently released some newly packaged highlighters and at just £3.00 each, you can bet your bottom dollar I snatched them up. There are six shades available, and here I have the four which most suit my skin tone - fair to light. 
They come in pretty standard packaging although I do like the peach and rose gold colouring of it and the powders themselves are intensely pigmented, which I have usually found with Revolution's highlighter formulas. 

The four shades I have starts with Set The Tone, which is a creamy white diamond highlighter which reminds me a little of the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb Highlighter. Although it gives that diamond effect, in the light you can see minuscule micro-glitter in colours of baby pink and light green. This is the fairest shade of them all.
Each of the highlighters themselves do have a rippled effect, not too different from the Laura Mercier highlighters, but we know Revolution aren't always the most original brand. For you gold lovers, Raise The Bar is the one for you. It has a couple of tones within it, including a lighter pale yellow and then a warmer gold shade, which are obviously swirled together to give a pretty light gold which is similar to Charlotte Tilbury's Gold Bar.

I personally love a light pink highlighter as I find it suits my skin tone really well and so the first of two pink shades I have is Dare To Divulge. This is the fairer of the two pinks, and has a slight peachy tone to it, which is perfect for me, which I also think works really well as a shimmery eye shadow as the formula is so silky soft it is perfect for such a delicate area.
The final highlighter I have is the Make An Impact shade. This is a multi-tonal highlighter and you get a pink tone straightaway but there is a more peachy/golden iridescent running through it. This would suit me more in the Summer months when I have a bit of a tan, so I would say this shade would be great for more medium to darker skin tones.

As mentioned, the Revolution Highlight Reloaded Highlighters cost £3.00 each, and I managed to get them on offer at Superdrug at the time when they were on 3 for 2, so keep an eye out for deals like that. You can find them online at Revolution Beauty.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Bobbi Brown Ultra-Violet Eye Shadow Palette Review + Swatches

A lot of people slate Bobbi Brown when it comes to new eye shadow palette releases as they often bring out a lot of nude shades, but that is the simplicity and elegance of their brand. One of their newer releases is the Bobbi Brown Ultra-Violet Eye Shadow Palette and after seeing it and swatching it in store I knew I needed it in my collection.
The palette itself looks pretty funky for Bobbi Brown, as it has a gorgeous purple and blue iridescent look to it, you then open it up to reveal a mirror on the inside and then eight eye shadow pans. Obviously, the main colour theme of this palette is purple, but you do get a cream, a light burgundy and a black in there too. We will take a look at the shades now...
Left To Right, Top to Bottom:
White Noise - Matte cream
Strange Magic - Chrome Metal lilac mixed with blue micro glitter
Higher Ground - Matte light burgundy
Electric Plum - Metallic purple
Violet Hour - Chrome Metal purple
High Fidelity - Shimmer Wash light pink
Twisted Violet - Sparkle iridescent lilac pink
Black Charcoal - Matte black
I have been using some of the sparkle shadows from Bobbi Brown for years, and so I love that they are incorporated into this palette, along with various finishes and shades and you can definitely create many different looks with this palette, and even finish them off with a swipe of the Black Charcoal along the lash line. 
The Bobbi Brown Ultra-Violet Eye Shadow Palette does cost £36.50, which isn't overly priced for Bobbi Brown at all, and each shadow works out at £4.56 each which is crazy for Bobbi Brown as some of their individual shadows cost £26.00 each! As you would expect from such a luxe brand, the pigment is all there, and even the glitters and sparkles apply really easily and look stunning on the lids.

You can find the Bobbi Brown Ultra-Violet Eye Shadow Palette online at Bobbi Brown here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx