Should I bother with eye cream?

For ages I thought of eye cream as another faff, another way to get people to buy more things. Like when you see people using 5 different products to get the same result as just using one or two, but you can tell they’re doing it for the up sell.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned recently, it’s that with skin care it can sometimes do you could to buy in to – at least a few of – the products people are recommending. It started with my obsession with Pixi products, leading me to buying a couple of oils, the sleep mask and the infamous Glow Tonic. I noticed a huge improvement in the texture of my skin, so I finally decided that if I like serums and different products for night and day, maybe, just maybe, it was time to give eye creams a go again.

Now me and eye creams don’t really get along. I’ve always found they don’t really seem to make much of a difference in how that area looks or how my makeup applies. I can hear the screams of skin care enthusiasts right now. But no need to worry, the Embryolisse Eye Smoothing Contour Care* has changed me.




Saturday night I got stuck in to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. I’d used it for my lower lash line the weekend before, but I hadn’t created a whole look with this palette. People have been losing their fucking minds over this which I’ll get into in my review, so I was hesitant to create my full eye look with it.

Mine worked fine for me, so maybe we shouldn’t get caught up in the hype/drama on social media and let it affect our opinions.



Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation #3
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer #1 & #2
Kat Von D Translucent Setting Powder
Models Own Creme To Powder Bronzer
NYX Contour Powder
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer 01
Hourglass Diffused Heat Ambient Lighting Blusher
Phee’s Makeup Shop Luna Glow Highlighter

Armani Eye and Brow Maestro #2 Wenge Wood
Armani High Precision Brow Pencil #2

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette (Axis, Untamed, New Wave, Edge, Dawn and Electric)
Armani Eyes To Kill Liquid Eyeliner
Eldora Eyelashes H173s
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara

Armani Lip Magnet in 505

Naked Heat

Being the model blogger that I am – read that with all the sarcasm you can muster – I’m blogging about this palette after it’s launch and two weeks after Urban Decay sent it to me. But we’re finally here, and that’s all that matters, right?


The Urban Decay Naked Heat palette has had a load of buzz around it thanks to the lovely PR trip they put on to Miami. and well who doesn’t love warm tones? It’s perfect for Summer, and the marketing has me sold already, because I’m a sucker for all that.



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Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
NYX Contour Powder in Sculpt
Kat Von D Lock It Translucent Setting Powder
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer #1
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Lover

Phee’s Makeup Shop Googlybear Unicorn Highlighter

Illamasqua Brow Gel in Glimpse

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
Kat Von D Trooper Tattoo Liner
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara
Eldora H167 Lashes
Googlybear as inner corner highlight

Models Own Summer Releases

Here’s something I haven’t done in a while – a first impressions post! While I’ve been using any PR samples I’ve been sent and products that I’ve bought, I’ve been really bad at actually sitting down and writing reviews for them on here. Time for that to change!

When I returned from Barcelona last Sunday, sitting on my bed were the new Summer releases from Models Own, and I got pretty excited about them.


For me Models Own can be a bit hit and miss. Some things I LOVE (brushes, nail polishes, liners) and some things I’m not too keen on (palettes, some face powder products) but for the most part the Sculpt and Glow products are impressing me more than I expected.

Sculpt and Glow Highlighter Powder – Strobe Light (£9.99)

I was apprehensive about the Highlighter Powder because I don’t actually like Models Own highlighters all that much. They’re a bit too powdery for me.

That said, I do like this product a lot and I definitely think it’s worth £9.99. You get five different colours, all of which are large enough in the pan to pick up individually with a brush or your fingers. And let’s be honest, looks do matter with product and I think this Highlighter Powder does look really pretty.

The three highlighter shades are lovely (although the lightest does show up white on me slightly) and I’ve been using the light gold shade all week. It’s a beautiful shade to use if you’ve got a tan.

However I do not like the pink blush shade or the bronzer shade. Shimmery bronzers just don’t do it for me and this one’s a little bit too orange for my skin tone. Same goes for blusher – I’m a matte blusher girl – although I can imagine this would look lovely over the top of a pink matte blusher.


Sculpt and glow creme to powder bronzer (£9.99)

Good news is I’ve got less to say about this one! You might think this is less exciting and to be honest. compared to the highlighter powder it might be, BUT it’s a really interesting product from Models Own.

I think this could possible be a cruelty free, budget friendly dupe for the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel.

The Creme To Powder Bronzer isn’t too orange for those of us who are pale and it’s pretty sheer so you can build it up to give you as much or as little tan as you’d like.

I’ve been applying this before powder with the Stippling Brush Models Own sent me and it’s lovely over foundation (it doesn’t look patchy or anything) and on bare skin.


Lix Matte Liquid Lipsticks in whisper & kiss (£7.99)

There are four new shades launching. Models Own were kind enough to send me two (Naked and Deep Berry are the others).

I used these in my Pool Party look. Whisper is a no no for me – it’s very difficult to get an even application on your lips. The white in the formula (because it’s a pastel pink, it’s got some white pigment in there) probably causes this, and you’ll find that similar pastel shades do this too.

Kiss on the other hand applies really well and doesn’t bleed or smudge at all once it’s dried down. Even with the gloss on top it didn’t come off.


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Fan Brush (£8.99) and Stippling Brush (£10.99)

I will find a use for the Fan Brush – and it is a nice, super soft one at that – even though I don’t like them for highlighting. Fan brushes were originally meant for removing excess powder so I’ll probably use this for looks when I decide to bake.

The Stippling Brush is super soft and light. It’s not as dense as some of my other brushes that look similar to it, which makes it perfect for applying the bronzer. You could also use it to apply foundation if you’re a fan of lighter coverage.

For the price, Models Own brushes are great quality and I’d definitely recommend them.


All of these products are available to buy now online and in stores.

TLDR: Lovely Summer range from Models Own. Surprised how much I like it. Definitely get Creme To Powder Bronzer, brushes & Kiss Lix Liquid Lipstick.

Pool Party

This look is all about the glitter but can we take a moment for these Eldora lashes? It was my first time wearing them and they’re so lovely and piece-y I NEED MORE.

PS. Who else has got major envy over everyone’s Ibiza photos? It’s one of my favourite places in the world!

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Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Kat Von D Translucent Setting Powder
NYX Contour Powder
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Powder in #2
Illamasqua Lover Powder Blusher

Phee’s Makeup Shop BUZZ Unicorn Highlighter

Kryolan Aqua Color Interferenz R21G
Kryolan Aqua Color TK2
Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette
Kat Von D Trooper Tattoo Liner
Lit Cosmetics Margarita Glitter
Eldora H174 Lashes
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara

Illamasqua Brow Gel in Glimpse

Models Own Lix Liquid Lipstick in Kiss (with clear gloss over top)

Glitter: Models Own Glitter Kit