Friday, 28 February 2020

Irregular Choice: Luxovious (Super Fan Collection)

Post does not contain affiliate links or gifted items. blue space themed boots with gold star heel on dark planet background Probably shouldn't begin a post with a negative, but I'm not entirely happy with these photos. You'll see a couple of different backdrops; I started with this planet one, but the colour and material of the boots wasn't shining like it usually does, so I switched to the other background, but it didn't improve much. I was photographing a lot of items this day, so didn't have the time to try again and as always my energy is low, so I just have to do what I can and I'd rather review them than not at all. The close-up photos are alright and I'll go into detail about the material anyway and am including an extra photo at the end so you can see them in all their glory.  I'm more disappointed that I haven't done the material justice because it and the boots are better than they look here. shimmering blue mid calf boot on planet background

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Review & Swatch Comparisons: Clarins v MAC Mousse Lip

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flatlay of beauty products little twin stars mirror and brush, clarins and mac mousse lip tubes and pony park highlighter
Before Christmas I ordered a couple of bits from the Clarins Spring 2020 Milkshake collection. At the time, it was an online exclusive so there were no swatches or info as nobody had bought it yet. To be truthful I wasn't quite sure what I was buying, as it's an entirely new formula for the brand, but I ordered one of the mousse lip colours. I've been getting more and more into MAC again recently, but missed the Pony Park K-beauty collaboration last Autumn. A few weeks ago, I noticed they had some back in stock, so ordered the highlighter and a lip product. Again this was pegged as a mousse formula, so I wasn't quite sure what it was going to be like. When it arrived, it immediately struck me that it was similar to the Clarins one I'd bought (and promptly put away because I wasn't that enamoured with it), so I've photographed and swatched them both to review. tubes of clarins and mac mousse lip products

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Irregular Choice Lightning Bolt: Heavens Above (IC Exclusive)

Hello, been a little longer between posts than I'd have liked, but I had to buy a new laptop as my other one was dying and other than the backlit keyboard (!), I hate the new one. Everything is different and I'm exhausted trying to figure out how to work it (if I could murder the "help" section, I would, it's that frustrating). It's draining my energy too much and not doing anything for my mood, so I've just been avoiding using it altogether.  The biggest issue being the colours I'm seeing on screen, which is making blogging near impossible, as I don't know what to trust in regards to being a lifelike colour. I realise it can very between devices (my phone always looks way more saturated than my old laptop), but this is worlds apart and I can't seem to fix it. There's been tears more than once, but I just decided to bite the bullet and go for it with these photos I took at the weekend and fingers crossed, it works. I resized them and did nothing to the colour, because I don't know what to trust now! Now, it's the resizing that looks weird to me here, they're tiny compared to my old laptop, so if it looks strange, you know why. Ok, so Irregular Choice released a brand new concept heel last Friday, lightning bolts. It was a big collection (10 shoes in total) and although they all looked lovely online, they're even better in the flesh. I got two pairs of shoes and today have Heavens Above to show you. irregular choice unicorn and rainbow fur shoes with lightning bolt heel on pastel cloud background
There were 3 different styles; an ankle boot called Power Surge in 4 colourways, which I didn't get at all (but want!), Galactic Thunder we initially saw in the teaser, in 3 colours, the pink being exclusive to IC (which I bought) and then 3 variations of these Heavens Above courts, again I bought the IC exclusive pattern. Matching Galactic Thunder, is a handbag (again in 3 colours), 2 purses, tights, earrings and unusually, a hairclip, which I also bought. So, a big collection for a brand new style and I also want to mention that all of these are available up to a size 43 (starting at a 36).