W7 – In The Nude (Oooh Cheeky)

We all know that the Urban Decay Naked Palettes are what dreams are made of. They are heaven in a metal tin. However, heaven in a metal tin comes at a price…one I certainly cannot afford on a student budget (yet £20 on a bottle of Pimms is totally okay? Questionable choices). Anyway, I’m going off on a tangent. Basically, I want the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, however, I can’t afford them (boo).

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As a result I have been trying to find a dupe for AGES. I came across the W7 In the Nude palette in B&M Bargains of all places. At only £5.99 I thought it was worth a shot. I wasn’t expecting much as the cheap/tinny packaging isn’t the best quality but I was pleasantly surprised. It has 12 shades, ranging from a pale base colour, to all different shades of pinks – glittery and matte – to darker browns and purples. It also comes with a double ended brush with a sponge applicator on one end (not the best) and a small soft bristled brush on the other end which is actually really good for precision and getting into the crease of your eye lid.

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The colours themselves aren’t hugely pigmented but they are definitely buildable and you can get some gorgeous shading by layering a few of the similar pinky shades on top of each other to create a neutral, toned down smoky eye.

I personally don’t use an eye lid primer but even so, these eye shadows don’t tend to budge for most of the day and they’re so easy to wear on a daily basis.

I’m so happy I came across this…I can now use this palette whilst I try and convince any family member at all to get me the Naked palettes for Christmas/Birthday. Woo!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful week,

Eliza Days xxx

Happy November – Weekend Wonders

I just LOVE the weekend; waking up to no alarm, cooking programmes and eggs for brekkie is just perfection!

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This weekend, I didn’t surface from under the covers until at least 11am both Saturday & Sunday & once I did I lounged around watching Mary Berry’s cooking programmes (don’t ya just wish she was your granny) and a whole load of Saturday Kitchen with a huge pot of tea in bed.

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We ambled down to the local food market to pick up some local eggs, bread and apple juice and when we got home we made the scrummiest lazy day brunch!

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The rest of the day consisted of reading whilst surrounded by candles (bliss) and working my way through the Trick or Treater’s box of goodies!

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Today, we had a long, ambling walk down the beach and now we’re curled up on the sofa, watching Netflix & drinking tea, perfection!

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend!

Eliza Days

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