Friday, 24 October 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

With Hourglass bringing out their new Ambient Blush Palette, hoping to the hit UK stores in November, I thought it would be fitting to give you a quick rundown on their previous beauty, the Ambient Lighting Palette. This showcases a trio of their beautiful powders: Dim Light, Radiant Light and Incandescent Light, with the latter being a limited edition shade only. I think we all need to take a moment to fully appreciate how truly beautiful this palette really is. Not only does the palette alone look amazing, the effect it has on one's complexion is stunning. The powders are designed to not only conceal imperfections but to also soften the way light hits the skin to create a brighter appearance as well as subtly highlighting the high points and altogether giving a flawless finish.  It can't really get much better than that. I personally love the middle shade for an all over lit-from-within finish and then applying Dim Light (left) on my cheek bones, brow bones and down the bridge of my nose to lift these areas. The final shade, Radiant Light, is a little harder to use if you're pale skinned like me but the golden-beige colour adds a sun-kissed glow to any tan, real or fake, making it my go-to bronzed highlight when I've commenced my self-tan routine.

All in all, a beautiful palette that is almost just as pretty in the pan as it is on. Priced at £56, I really did not except anything less from Hourglass but considering you're getting three of their powders for this price when just a single on costs £38 alone, makes the cost seem slightly more justified.

Let me know what you think in the comments.
Are you excited for the Ambient Blush Palette? 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Too Faced Natural At Night Palette

First and foremost, I'd like to send out a massive apology in regards to my lack of blogging! September was a very busy month for me and it meant my little blog took a back seat but I'm determined to get it back on track. I'm going to start by stating that from now on, the Nails And Teapots Beauty Blog will only be uploading on Fridays, due to the pressure of other commitments, with the odd little extra post thrown in here and there. This still means that there will be plenty of product reviews, monthly favourites, tags and hauls for you to (hopefully) enjoy every Friday. Hope that's okay!

Okay now onto the fun stuff. Palettes, for me, are one of my all time favourite things to collect and I truly believe no one can ever have enough. I've had my eye on the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette for a while now but after realising and accepting that it's impossible to find in store in the UK, I instead decided to try out their Natural At Night Palette and as you can so quite clearly see, it is gorgeous! Structured very similarly to the brands other palettes, there's 3 looks, 9 shades and a mixture of matte and iridescent finishes, making this a good-to-go all round palette with the darker, tertiary like theme being perfect for the upcoming A/W. If you want a sexy, sultry smokey-eye, this is the palette for you. The quality of these shadows are nothing short then what I would except from similar high end brands such as MAC and Urban Decay. Their buttery, easily blended, no fall out and have exceptional lasting power. There really isn't a bad quality to go against them. My favourite shade within this palette is easily After Hours from the Classic look, which looks incredible blended all-over the lid or paired with a similar pinky, cream base that really amplifies that shimmer.

Priced at £29, it's fairly expensive but I like to think it's worth it. Grab your own from here and be sure to let me know how you find it!

Let me know what you think in the comments.
What's your favourite A/W palette?