Five Of The Best New Beauty Purchases I’ve Made

Five Of The Best New Beauty Purchases I’ve Made

You wouldn’t believe it but I have been very restrained over the past few months’ and haven’t bought as many beauty products as I normally would have, I’ve been really thinking to myself whether it’s something that I need and something I’d get enough use out of. Because of this I have been trying to make more informed decisions on what to buy so here are some of my top new beauty purchases from the first two months’ of 2017.

Zoeva Rose Golden Eyeshadow Palette

I have been lusted over the Zoeva palette’s for ages but I don’t really like buying shadow palettes online without having swatched them so it took a while to finally find them. On a recent trip to Selfridges I hunted down the stand and as soon as I saw the Rose Golden set I knew my decision had been made. There are ten shades within the palette and in all honesty there’s only one I probably won’t use (the darkest shade) but this is quite unusual in a palette as usually I rule out 3/4 of them. The shades within this are a mixture of rose golden’s and smoky golden shades and almost all of them are shimmer shades which I absolutely love as it’s quite a change from my standard neutral matte palettes. The shades are creamy and easy to blend and there’s virtually no fall out with them either *hooray*. Having had this for about a month this is pretty much always the palette I pick up as every single shade is beautiful and they’re so long-lasting, even after applying them at 830am they’re still going strong at 6pm when I’m home from work.


BH Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette

Going completely against my previous statement about wanting to swatch eyeshadow palette’s before buying them I actually bought the BH palette on a complete whim from Beauty Bay as I saw it and couldn’t stop thinking about it. With four neutral shadow shades and four highlighters’ it seemed a little different than anything in my collection. It was designed by Carli Bydel whose apparently a YouTuber although I haven’t heard of her before. The palette itself is a really good size for the price and the shades are stunning with a mixture of shimmer and matte’s in varying shades of brown *my favourites*. The highlighters range from a light champagne tone through to a brown which appears more like a bronzer on my pale skin, but a great mixture. While I love this palette there is a lot of fall out from the shadows themselves so I have to be really careful when I am applying them.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipstick in Chocolate Honey

Lipsticks are probably my number one makeup product and the thing I own the most of, especially liquid lipsticks. I loved the melted matte liquid lipstick from their range that I had so I went on a hunt for a brown shade which I knew I’d find in the melted chocolate range. Chocolate honey is a dark nude/ mid tone brown which looks slightly glossy/ shimmery which is really unusual for a liquid lipstick, especially as isn’t sticky or tacky as you’d expect it be. I’m still not sure how I feel about the application not being the standard doe foot applicator but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. One thing I’ve found with the Too Faced liquid lipsticks is how nourishing they are, they are far from drying and the colour has pretty good staying power.

Tangel Angel

Tangle Angel Brush*

My hair gets really knotted and until a few years’ ago I’d always battled with a normal comb/ hair brush and just accepted my fate but with so many brushes specifically for tangled and knotty hair I’ve tried my fair share. Ever since this beautiful pink angel winging tangle brush from Tangle Angel came through my letterbox I have been addicted, it’s so good as it removes the knots in my hair both pre-washing when it’s dry but also when I’ve come out of the shower and it’s soaking wet. The great thing is it doesn’t drag my hair or pull it and I’m not finding I’m malting as much during brushing like I have with some other tangle brushes. I’m so happy that this not only does the job but looks super pretty sitting on my dressing table.

Kat Von D Lock It Concealer

I have loved Kat Von D cosmetics ever since I first got one of her studded lipsticks on a trip to the States a few years’ ago but until recently I didn’t venture outside of her lip ranges (about 4 lipsticks and 8 liquid lipsticks on last count). I really wanted to try the Lock it Foundation but I still had a few others’ to get through so thought I’d go for the concealer. I swatched this and colour matched myself because all the staff in the Oxford Street Debenhams store are always busy but I am pretty confident I got the right shade. This is a pretty full coverage concealer so it’s perfect for those days when my skin doesn’t feel overly dehydrated but my eyes look dark (which is quite a lot of the time). I love how easy this is to blend, especially with the Kat Von D concealer brush which I couldn’t recommend enough. It’s really long lasting and as it’s a little thicker than some other concealers I don’t feel that I need to lock it in with powder or anything. I am so happy I picked this up and still can’t wait to try out the foundation.

What are your favourite new beauty products?


  1. Claire Mason
    February 20, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    My hair gets really knotty too. I think I need to give the angel brush a trt

  2. Cristina Oprea
    February 21, 2017 / 12:41 am

    That eye shadow palette looks really nice, got one recently from Nude by Nature and it’s not that great..

  3. Lisa
    February 21, 2017 / 11:44 am

    The tangle brush is a must, my hair gets so knotty when wet and these brushes are the only thing that gets through it without pulling it out in chunks!

  4. February 21, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    I love Too faced although much preferred it with the doe applicator too. I love the look of the second palette such pretty colours xx

  5. Laura @dearbearandbeany
    February 21, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    The rose golden palette is just the colours I love to wear. It’s sounds ideal x

  6. Madeeha
    February 21, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    I love Zoeva brushes. But I never tried any of their makeup. Heard really good things though.

  7. Jodie Whitham
    February 21, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Some great picks. I love the look of the zoeva palette. Not a brand i’m familiar with, but hearing more and more about it 🙂 i love the look of the tangle angle brush. I love my tangle teaser and use nothing else lol x

  8. February 21, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    The Zoeva palette is so pretty! I really want to try the Kat Von D concealer – her products are just incredible! xo

  9. February 22, 2017 / 12:20 am

    These are some great choices! I love the sound of the tangle angel brush! My hair is super thick so it always gets really knotty!

  10. Gym Bunny Mummy
    February 22, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I love the Zoeva palette, I never used to like shimmery shades but I can’t get enough of copper and gold shades at the mo

  11. Beautyqueenuk
    February 22, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    The BH Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette looks just amazing x

  12. Deborah Nicholas
    February 22, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    We have the tangle Angel it’s amazing!

  13. Dena Jayne
    February 23, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I don’t own that particular palette from Zoeva but I love them so much as a brand xo

  14. Jess Howliston
    February 23, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I love reading posts like this. I am such a make up novice so posts like this always give me some ideas of what to look out for when I am out shopping! Thanks xx

  15. February 24, 2017 / 12:03 am

    That eyeshadow and highlighter palette looks amazingggggg! Too bad there’s so much fall out. Still, the colors look very pretty! I have that melted lip stuff in a different color. It is different, but I like it!

  16. Sarah Louise
    February 26, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I second the angel brush! I move mine. My hair gets so Knotty and I hate it!

  17. Yvonne
    February 27, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I love that eye pallet, I need to get some new makeup. That is on my to do list as my make up is severely lacking at the moment x

  18. One Yummy Mummy
    February 28, 2017 / 10:03 am

    omg that Zoeva Rose Golden Eyeshadow Palette is to die for!! love the colours .. i must really invest in the angel brush .. some great pick..

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