I recently, stumbled across Shein, which is amazing fashion store, that is super affordable!
They are so on trend with their clothes, and they do not break the bank at ALL.

Here's my wishlist of things I am looking to purchase, and a great way to show you some of the items they have!

Flounce Sleeved Mixed Media Top £8.75

Double Grommet Lace Up Hem Tee £5.10 - This will glam up jeans & a nice top so well!

Criss Cross Neck Striped Sleeve £8.02 - I love the Criss Cross pattern on this neck here, along with the stripe sleeves, such a cute top! 

 Contrast Stripe Tape Detail Sweater - how Tommy Hilfiger - I love this!

Lantern Sleeve Cut and Sew Blouse £11.67

Contrast Whipstitch Detail Jumper £12.40 - I love the arms on this!

Contrast Eyelash Lace Marled Knit Jumper £10.94 - I recently bought a lace top to compliment my current jumpers underneath.. this was made for me! 

Alien Print Contrast Sleeve Hoodie £10.21 - this would make a great instagram photo! 

Contrast Snap Button Side Culottes £16.04 - I've seen a lot of people wear a red version of these, so I really like this colour combo! 

Tape Button Side Wide Leg Pants £14.58 - and this colour combo!

 Contrast Rainbow Stripe Pants £9.84 - Rainbow stripes are gonna be a big trend of SS18.

Polygon Flat Lens Sunglasses £6.56

I hope this helped you and showed you some of the fab items Shein have! 

28 February 2018

My Shein Wishlist!

As soon as I saw the first image Anastasia Beverly Hills released of this palette, I literally thought it it was Modern Renaissance. They even had the same shades?

& of course, the detective-ness in me had to find out.

Firstly, 3 shades are repeated & all the other colours had similar vibes. The whole of the internet also pretty much had the same impression.

So I of course, decided to compare them.

I swatched them, side by side with the closest possible shades in each palette.

& here's my outcome:

The first three from the bottom are the colours that are repeated; Cyprus Umber, Burnt Orange & Tempera.

After that, I had trouble matching these shades. The next two are golden ochre from MR, which I had to pair with Noir from the SG and these are obviously completely different.

The only shades I found pretty similar is Buon Fresco (MR) with Dusty Rose, but Dusty rose is darker. There are a LOT more shimmery shades in the Soft Glam palette, which I love.

In my opinion, the three shades that are repeated are excellent. They're pretty popular shades, and go really well in this palette. I can understand why ABH took some well loved shades, and put it into a new palette. Most people have probably hit pan on these shades!

The other thing I've heard, is many shades aren't new and are available as singles. I find that even though available as singles, the option to have it in a palette is cheaper, and ABH have done a really good job at incorporating their already well loved shades into a palette.

Although the shades at first look the same, as both palettes are very warm toned and pink, they're most definitely not the same. I would call this, an upgraded version of the already well loved Modern Renaissance palette!

So here, I used Orange Soda in the crease, and on the outer corner, added Sienna. I was dying to use the glittery Rose Pink shade, so added that to the main part of the lid. I then put Sultry on the outer part of the lid, on top of Sienna. I used Dusty Rose on the lower lid & Fairy as the inner corner highlight.

The name Soft Glam perfectly describes the looks you can do with this palette.

Of course, ABH palettes have fall out and are quite soft. This palette has its usual amount of fall out, but nothing extreeeeme. I found that they blended really easily, and the glitter shades are so so so buttery and fabulous.

I already know that this palette is going to look just like my ABH one. Obsessed with it already.

19 February 2018

Soft Glam Vs. Modern Renaissance. Are they the same?

Who knows my obsession with Violet Voss palettes?
If you didn't, yeah.. I'm obsessed. I'm so obsessed that I've had my eye on the Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette for about a year now. I just couldn't justify the price. You can shop it on Beauty Bay here.

I managed to get the palette with 25% off on Beauty Bay. That's £52.50. Let's divide £52.50 with 42 (that's how many shadows there are) and it works out to be £1.25 per shadow which means I can definitely justify the price. Ha.

I want to start off with talking about the formula and colours, but at the end of this post, I will show you comparisons with the other Violet Voss shadows I own (including pictures). Let's just say, I was pretty surprised with the outcome.


Right, if you're new to my blog, you need to know.. Violet Voss are my favourite shadows & this palette doesn't disappoint.

Their main finishes's are:
- Matte - which are pretty pigmented, even in this palette.
- Metallic - which are amazingly buttery and creamy. They glide on really well and are VERY easy to work with.
- Shimmers - they're not as buttery and creamy as the metallics, but they do have an amazing colour quality.

The only palette I've noticed that isn't consistent with their amazing formula, is the Nicol Concillio palette. Although a great palette, I feel the formula was different.

I've already addressed this above, but as much as I love Violet Voss shadows, I wouldn't spend £70 in one go on a palette. However, at the discounted rate.. it's good.


My main concern with this palette was.. Are the colours the same as the other Violet Voss palettes I own?
This wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.. because then you can just buy this one palette and you're set for life! So I decided to compare the shades in this palette with the palettes I already own & I was pretty surprised at the results.

I'll start off with telling you about the palettes I own already:

- The Holy Grail palette (HG)
- The Laura Lee Palette (LL)
- The Nicol Concillio Palette (NC)

I know they had others such as the Drench Metals, Matte about you & a Taupe Notch palette, but I wasn't into them, however I think the palettes I own are on the same colour range so will give me a good representation on if Violet Voss just repackaged the same shadows into a huge palette..

I compared in columns, from top to bottom, and I swatched many together. The first column the only 'dupe' I thought I found was Michelle & NYC (from the NC palette).

However when swatched together, Michelle had a blue glitter and they were surprisingly very different.

Next column:

These brown shades, I thought I would definitely find a dupe. I was certain. I'm sure if I had the Taupe Notch or the Matte About You palette there would have been a dupe.

The only similar shades I could find was Skylar to Bubs in the Nicol Concillio palette.

When swatched together, they were again.. not the same at all:

Next Column:

Here's Cool Beans (from HG) Kelly, Destiny & Tickled Pink (from HG).

So here, Cool beans & Destiny were the same. Tickled Pink & Destiny weren't.

So the next column, the yellow column:

So this looks confusing. The middle row is the whole of the yellow column swatched. The swatches on the right hand side to the middle column are the colours that I found from other palettes that are similar, so..

Jessica is identical to Victoria in the NC palette.. funny how they're both names too!

I thought Jane was similar to Hissy Fit in the LL palette, but it's slightly different.. so I don't think that it counts!

The next column:

Similar shades I found were:

This is Ashley swatched next to Alabama (LL) and Hey Girl (NC) .. again I thought they were similar, but all very different.

Now from here, it starts to get really interesting.

This is Stephanie next to Bitty (LL) and they are the same..

The next is Allison next to Hey Girl (HG). This again is pretty much the same colour. Hey Girl, is just a tad darker.

But the last column yields the craziest results.

The right swatches are the last column in the Ride or Die palette, and the left are the similar shades, mostly from the HG palettes. ATTENTION BABES OF MAKEUP. THEY ARE IDENTICAL!

Amy is the same as Wine n Dine (HG)
Andrea is the same as Cranberry Splash (HG)
Holly is the same as Rammer Jammer (LL)
Scarlett is the same as On Fleek (HG)
Isabella is the same as Ploof (HG)


So, my detective abilities yielded some interesting results.

Overall, I found that the majority of shades on the left hand side of the ride and die palette, were pretty unique. A few shades are similar to some other palettes, but pretty unique.

However, the right side of the ride and die palette was pretty much a dupe of the Holy Grail palette.


- Either just buy the Ride and Die and you're set for life.
- If you only like the berry toned shades, get the Holy Grail palette, instead of this.
- The Laura Lee palette was the most unique palette.
- The Nicol Concillio palette was quite similar to the Ride or Die (basically just buy the Ride or Die).

Overall, I'm not really fussed because the Holy Grail palette is quite literally my holy grail.. so I now have dupes of my fave shades. I kinda wish Violet Voss hinted at the fact that the berry toned shades were the same, so I would have known.. but no shade at all because I highly respect their shadow quality.

Do I recommend this palette? Yes.. I guess so.

16 February 2018

Is the Violet Voss Ride or Die palette just old shades repackaged?

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