Morphe x James Charles Palette Review

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Hello,

Talk about colour. Today I have a good and fresh post to start of the beginning of the year with a review. A few days ago, I brought the Morphe x James Charles Palette online and when it came through the post, I was scared to use it. I missed out on the first batch due to being busy when it got released and it sold out so fast! BUT never mind I currently have one and feeling so lucky to have it.

I have heard so many good things about this palette so I already so frecking obsessed and I hadn’t even tried it. Although this did kind of make me worried that I had over hyped it?

Money. As this palette goes, the palette costs £39, but if you use code James you get 10% off. So, I got my palette for £35.10, with free shipping cause Morphe were doing a broke lass a HUGE favour with that. So actually, I got a really good deal on it. Everyone loves a bargain! Considering that the palette has 39 colours. That’s right 39! we love ourselves a huge palette.

Packaging. To some people this isn’t a big deal but to me I love a packaging design. This black sleek design of palette with the signature on the top in a lovely glossy finish on the inside over we have iconic ‘Unleash your inner artist’. It’s obviously is big but the design and the way its thin it’s easy to hold, it’s not heavy or too lumpy.

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The shades in the palette are so insanely colourful. The range is phenomenal there are so many colours but there are so many that will work well with each other. The first top row in the palette are more of the warm, everyday kind of makeup looks. A well-loved stylised classic. The bottom two rows are the colourful shades, where you really can realise your inner artist. The middle row is made with bigger pans, fact is that these are the shades we should use the most.

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The colours all have iconic names but if I was to write all the shade names it would take me forever. As for this palette, the amount of eyeshadow looks that you can create is to die for. It’s such a versatile palette you can you the shade Code James could be my bronzer. The metallic pink Literally is a gently blush shade. Shade Face is an incredible highlighter.  Fill in your brows with his cool toned shade Punch Me. Use the big banana shade Tune to cover your dark circles. So much potential in this palette. Though these are just a few of the shades there are so many more colourful shades.  The palette is packed well so that you get more from the palette. Which we love.

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When I took a swatch the palette, when it came through the post and by god it’s was so pigmented, when I watched the video of the reveal I thought because James had studio lights that the colour was more vivid. The colours were so vivid on my arm and I was not disappointed by them. I fell more in love. The matte red You’re Kidding (which is a pressed pigment, not an eyeshadow), the hot matte pink Skip, the vibrant matte yellow Bee are so much more than expected. A lot of the more light, fainter shades are not as pigmented, so that you can build up the layers. There is not a single shade that I dislike as off yet.

There is a risk of some of the colours in the palettes can stain, as you would expect from something with so much pigmentation. If you have delicate skin the thought of this might not be ideal. Concealer should be able to cover up though for a day or so. The most important thing is that there was not a drop of fall out. I’m not lying either. Not a drop. 

Overall… This palette has very quickly become my all-time favourite palette. Would I recommend this palette? Hell yes. Although if you don’t often wear colour and you want to start of simple this palette might not be for you. This is more of an express yourself and have fun kind of palette. It’s super easy to use, gives out an inspiration aroma. Good quality for money, 100%. Super-fast delivery too. I think that ends my super long review.

If you did enjoy my review don’t forget to leave a ‘like’ .  Got thoughts on the James Charles x Morphe palette? Leave me a ‘comment’ below, I’d love to know!

Love Katrina x

What a 2019

I sit here in a completely different space with a completely different view on my life.

Well how do I explain; I have moved to a new house and I have got a new job and life is different. after spending so long after university in the ‘ I don’t think I will ever find a job’ I write this with a full time job and generally loving life.

What can I say I knew that 5 years ago I wanted to become a Graphic Designer but I never really thought much of what my future would bring (I was always a one thing at a time kind of girl) . Now sitting here with a graphic design jobs, I can’t explain what this means to me really.

The job application process and was long and tedious and it was application, interview, rejection on repeat so when I got offered this job a day after my second interview I was in shock. I had to move away so I had to make sure that it was right.

I want to try and keep up and write more on here and keep you all updated.

Travel and keep up with my life.

Love Katrina x

 

January’s Movies

Hello,

Everyone loves a good movie, sit down and relax. I thought I would compile a list of movies that I have watched. *One disclaimer that I have is I 100% hate horror movies so don’t be disappointed if you don’t see any one my list. I’m way too jumpy for horrors.* No judging my movies. I will do with every month, so you don’t have to wait for a whole year to pass to know what I have been doing with my life.

Theory of Everything

Pitch Perfect 2

High School Musical

The Book Thief

Fault in our Stars

Twilight (Although this was with the little sister)

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The little Mermaid

Annie

Let me know in the ‘comments’ what you have been watching. Make sure you give this post a ‘like’.

Love Katrina x

Humpday Motivation #3

Welcome,

Today’s motivational quote that makes me feel more motivated and I hope you can take something from it too. This quote is one that I have heard many times before but sometime we just a need a little reminder. Walt Disney was a very intelligent man.

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”All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

You must remember that you have to believe in yourself to be able to achieve success.

Love Katrina 

Humpday Motivation #2

Welcome,

The second motivational quote that makes me feel more motivated and I hope you can take something from it too. This quote literally speaks to me, I like the way that this can be applied to life. In every aspect.

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”Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett.

You must remember that you have to believe in yourself to be able to achieve success.

Love Katrina x

Is the grass really greener?

Deep Chats.

I wanted to share some of my wise wisdom for you guys to read. Please go ahead.

Sometimes in life we get reminded of the fact that the grass is greener on the other side. Although sometimes we might believe that is true. In life I have learnt/been taught that in life you should focus on your own grass. Putting time and energy into it your grass, you can make your grass greener.

Maybe what I am trying to say is that instead of wondering/wasting time worrying about whether the grass on the other side of the fence is green. We should be focusing our efforts of improving the grass beneath our feet. That way you can always be proud of your grass.

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One thing that is the most important to remember is that your grass will not change overnight, this might take a while, dependant on the weather. After time you will be proud of your grass as well as yourself.

Leave a ‘like’ if you feel like looking after your own grass. Leave me a ‘comment’ if you have any tips on gardening.

Love Katrina x

Scrapbooks

Hello,

I don’t know if anyone feels the same way, but there is something in scrap booking that makes me feel so creative. I have made a couple of scrapbooks so far as of yet. One was started for me for my birthday, compiled in it was loads of different pictures from our times at university, I was lucky to be able to finish it off when I graduated. I also made one of my favourite band and I have documented the dates that I saw them in the book.

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There are a couple of things you need to make a scrapbook.

A scrapbook

I got mine from Paperchase, I think it cost me £12.00. If you were looking for a budgeted version, you can just get a £3.00 version from The Works.

Photo Corners/Glue

It depends on which you prefer, you can use either. I like using both, although glue is defo messier (this is why I use glue). Photo Corners are so much cleaner.

Photos

You need to choose the photos that you want to put in the book. I get my photos printed put on photo paper because I like the quality so much more. I normally use an online site just like snapfish or photobox.

Decorations

Now if you don’t want to go over board Pens! Such a great simple trick of highlighting edges. You can use patterned paper cut into shapes and stuck in or you can use gems or stickers.

If you have any tips and tricks about scrapbooking that you think I can use let me know in the ‘comments’ below. Make sure you give this post a ‘like’.

Love Katrina x

 

Humpday Motivation #1

Welcome to Humpday Motivation Day one.

This is a series that I am going to post a motivational speech or quote that makes me feel more motivated and I hope you can take something from it too. Today we start with…

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”BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU’RE HALFWAY THERE – THEODORE ROOSEVELT

You must remember that you have to believe in yourself to be able to achieve success.

Love Katrina x