Thrifting Haul | Purchasing Second Hand Clothing from Savers

Thrifting Haul | Purchasing Second Hand Clothing from Savers

Hey Everyone, wow I haven’t shared a thrift haul in forever, I used to share these all the time back in the day, I love purchasing second-hand clothing, its fun to comb through the racks looking for gems.

Last year I actually purchased more new clothing than second-hand which is very unusual for me but this year I want to get back to looking for second-hand options before considering purchasing new. The only time I usually consider purchasing new clothing is when its something I know I probably won’t find something similar second hand, for example, if I’m looking for something very specific or something from Blackmilk etc.

Today I thought It would be fun to share some purchases from the latest trip I took to Savers. Savers has to be one of my favourite places to shop, their stores are quite big which means I usually find quite a few things to try on.

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Thrifting Haul

What I purchased

On my latest trip, I wanted to find some items I felt were missing from my wardrobe, like some shirts and cardigans for the cooler months.

I picked up a few shirts this time, I wanted something that I could layer over t-shirts and tops. I have a very laid back style, I love jeans, band t-shirts, and jackets. I usually go for converse, docs or sand shoes for everyday wear.

I felt like I would love to add in a few shirts that I could layer over t-shirts or plain tops and that would go well with jeans, skirts or shorts.

I also picked up a new pair of denim shorts, I wanted something comfortable and not too long or short. I’m okay with wearing shorter shorts but I’m also getting older and wanted something a bit longer than I could wear when going out and not feel too self-conscious in.

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I picked up this Mustard shirt and a cardigan in a similar colour. I like both of them, the shirt is a nice light material and I love the button detail as well as the fact that I can pin up the sleeves if I want more of a half or 3/4 sleeve.

The cardigan is light but thick enough that I would be comfortable wearing it in the autumn weather.

I picked up this awesome shirt, I paired it with a white top in this photo just so you can see the detail on the back but I think this would look nice with a black tee or with a nice top if I’m going out for dinner.

I love the netting detail It brings me back to my love of fishnet tops and tights as a teen. I still secretly love this type of thing lol.

My main reason for going was to pick up a couple of cardigans, and when I saw these two I had to add them to my cart straight away. The black one on the left has two textures, the sleeves are like a faux suede finish with a knit look on the body.

The second one on the right has a faux leather look on the sleeves with a thicker wool type material with a tartan/plaid pattern which I totally love. You may not know this about me but Tartan is like my favourite pattern ever, I just love it I don’t know if it’s my Scottish heritage or what but I’ve always loved it and would own it in multiple types of clothing and shoes if I could.

I have previously owned a denim look shirt like this before and I donated it but have regretted that recently so I decided to pick another one up and give it another go. I think I just didn’t know how to style it but I’m going to give it another try.

I also picked up the black denim jacket, I’ve been wanting one for a while but never purchased one so when I saw this I decided to try it on. I love that it has that motorcycle jacket style which is one of my favourite styles and I think this would look nice with a high-waisted skirt.

This was definitely an impulse, I have a white skirt similar to this but it doesn’t fit perfectly I want to get it taken in so I can wear it but I love this netting look so I know I will wear this one as well. I think it looks edgy but also elegant so I can’t wait to wear it more.


The last year or so I have neglected a lot of my clothes, its so easy when you are at home every day to just wear leggings and a comfy top, this year on my journey to wellness I’m trying most days to get myself out of that rut. Somedays I might just feel like wearing comfy clothes especially if I’m not feeling well but I want to make a bigger effort to put proper clothes and shoes on every day to make myself feel better and not just slumping into I can’t be bothered mode. I hope that makes sense.

Thank you for checking in to read my latest post, I can’t wait to share more with you, I’m hoping soon I can do another look book type post sharing how I like to style my band tees.

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Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Palette Of The Month | Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Sweet Peach’ Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hey Everyone, I’m back for part 2 of my ‘Monthly Palette‘ Review, Today I’m sharing with you my review on the Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Sweet Peach‘ palette. If you didn’t see my part 1 on the Lifes A Festival‘ palette you can check it out here.

I have owned this palette for a while, It has been a favourite for a couple of years now but, I have to admit I haven’t picked it up in a while. When I was picking an accompanying palette to go with the ‘Lifes A Festival‘ Palette, I knew this one would probably go quite well with it.

During the last month, I used this on its own as well as with some shade from the ‘Lifes A Festival‘ palette. I felt that this gave me plenty of extra shades to help create some looks, mostly the mattes which the other palette didn’t have too many of, it also had some shade I could use to help add a bit of depth to my eye looks.

Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

My Thoughts On The Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Sweet Peach’ Eyeshadow Palette

This isn’t the first time I have done a review on this palette but I was having a lot of trouble with the images on the original post, for some reason they stopped working so and I couldn’t fix the problem, so in the end, I decided to just delete it. Because I knew I would probably do an updated one at some point.

And that is why we are here right now. I still think this is one of my favourite palettes, from Toofaced especially. I think It has some stunning shades and finishes, but it’s definitely not full proof, it has its flaws which I will talk about later on in this post.

The Packaging

I love the packaging on all the products I have from this collection but I especially love the packaging on the eyeshadow palette. It’s very similar to the packaging on the Toofaced ‘Chocolate Bar’ palettes but it has peaches embossed instead of hearts or the rectangles that give that chocolate bar look.

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The packaging is made of metal and is quite sturdy, on the inside it has a mirror though for me personally I find it kind of small so I tend not to use it.

Underneath each eyeshadow shade, the name of each is printed which I like, as a blogger and makeup lover, I love when brands print names inside the palette instead of on the back or on a removable plastic sheet, it makes it a lot easier for reference.

Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

The Eyeshadows

As far as the actual eyeshadows go, I feel like even though this is an older palette now most of the shades still perform similarly to the way they did when I purchased it. The metallics still perform nicely, though I do think I like them better when I foil them and the mattes still blend just as nice.

This palette features 18 eyeshadows inspired by peaches and includes a mixture of finishes (satins, metallics, shimmer/frost, and mattes). It contains 0.95 g/ 0.03 oz for each eyeshadow or a total of 17.1g/ 0.54 oz.

I know when this palette first came out that a lot of people were confused by it because it didn’t have more peachy shades, but I personally can see that they were taking inspiration from different types and parts of the peach. The skin and flesh colouring as well as the peach pit and leaves on the peach tree, when you think about it that way you can see why they choose those colours.

I also love that like the ‘Chocolate Bar‘ palettes this is scented, but instead of a chocolate scent it has a peach scent, I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I love that I get a pleasant peachy scent everytime I open it.

For a full rundown and dupes for shades in this palette check out Temptalia’s review.

Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
not pictured ‘White Peach’

Metallics & Shimmers

This palette features quite a few Metallic & Shimmer eyeshadows, some are more intense metallics and there are some that have less of shine and are more of a shimmer, or frost finish.

When playing with this eyeshadow palette this month I tried my hardest to use every shade and for a majority of the metallic/shimmer shade in here I really enjoyed using them. There were shades I just wanted to use over and over again and some that just didn’t draw me in but I tried to use them at least once.

I really enjoyed using ‘Luscious‘, ‘Cobbler’, ‘Bellini‘, and ‘Bless Her Heart‘. I would often use ‘Luscious‘ as an inner corner highlight when I used ‘Cobbler‘, ‘Caramelized‘ and ‘Bless Her Heart‘. I thought it looked really pretty but also I felt like I had to try something different because to me this palette only really has one shade that I thought was good as an inner corner highlight and that’s ‘Nectar’, which is a nice shade but I felt like it didn’t go with every colour in the palette.

I think it would have been great to have a light gold or peachy gold duo-chrome with a translucent base to use as an inner corner highlight or to use as a topper on some of the other metallic/shimmer eyeshadows.

I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the deeper shades in this palette in particularly ‘Peach Pit‘ & ‘Tempting‘, mainly I just wasn’t drawn to them but I like the fact that they have included a range of tones in here that could work on multiple skin tones.

Mattes

As for the Mattes in this eyeshadow palette, I think there is a good range of colours and tones but some of them are harder to work with than others. Particularly the deeper shades like ‘Delectable‘ I felt like it took a lot of building and looked quite muddy and patchy when trying to blend it out.

I made sure to feature some of the darker mattes in the eye looks which you can find further down in this post so that you could see what I was talking about.

While I love shades like ‘Peaches N’ Cream‘ & ‘Georgia‘ I feel like you didn’t need both. I often used ‘Peaches N’ Cream‘ as a base shade to set my eyeshadow primer, but I guess these would have been good for an all matte look but I could hardly see these on my skin tone which is very fair so I can’t imagine them showing up to well on deeper skin tones.

I guess you could use ‘White Peach‘ as a highlight on your brow bone or inner corner but instead of having a satin I would have loved this to have been that duo-chrome I mentioned earlier.

As for shades I really enjoyed, I dipped into ‘Puree‘, ‘Summer Yum‘ & ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘ quite often, I thought these were good staple shades. I also dipped into ‘Talk Derby To Me‘ a few times but I’m not a big fan of mattes with glitter, in all honesty, I never really get why companies do that, but I used this to deepen my outer corner a bit or to line my lash line.

I loved pairing ‘Candied Peach’ with ‘Bellini‘ or ‘Just Peachy‘ for and all-over peachy look.

The Eye Looks

Look 1

What I used to create this look:

Base: Eyeshadow Primer set with an eyeshadow close to my skin tone.

Eyeshadow: I used ‘Puree‘ as a transition colour and then went in with ‘Summer Yum‘ to add a bit of depth, I then added a bit of ‘Summer Yum‘ & ‘Charmed I’m Sure‘ in the outer corner.

On my lid I used ‘Luscious‘ from the centre to inner corner (*foiled) and then tapped ‘Cobbler‘ in between ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘ and ‘Luscious‘ to blend the colours together a little bit.

On my lower lash line I used ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘ and smoked it out. For the inner corner, I used ‘Luscious‘ and then finished off the look with some brown eyeliner and mascara.


*For foiling I took some eyeshadow on my brush and sprayed it with setting spray to get the extra metallic look.

look 2

What I used to create this look:

Base: Eyeshadow Primer set with an eyeshadow close to my skin tone.

Eyeshadow: I used a mixture of ‘Georgia’ & ‘Candied Peach’ as a transition shade and then popped Delectable‘ & ‘Talk Derby To Me‘* on the outer portion of the eye and winged it out, making sure to also take it into the outer crease a little bit.

On the centre, to the inner corner of the lid, I used a mixture of ‘Bellini‘ & ‘Just Peachy‘(**foiled), for a pretty peach colour and then lined my lash line with ‘Talk Derby To Me‘.

For the lower lash line I used ‘Delectable‘ & ‘Talk Derby To Me on the outer portion and then added ‘Nectar‘ on the inner corner, I then added a bit of ‘Bellini’ in between two colours.


*The darker shades take some building up

**For foiling I took some eyeshadow on my brush and sprayed it with setting spray to get the extra metallic look.

Look 3

What I used to create this look:

Base: Eyeshadow Primer set with an eyeshadow close to my skin tone.

Eyeshadow: I used ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘ in my crease and outer corner, and I blended it out with ‘Peaches N’ Cream‘. On the centre to the inner corner of my lid, I add ‘Bless Her Heart’ *(foiled).

On my lower lash line I added ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘, blending it out and then topping with ‘Caramelized’, For my inner corner highlight I used “Luscious’

*For foiling I took some eyeshadow on my brush and sprayed it with setting spray to get the extra metallic look.


Final Thoughts

So for my final thoughts, I still love this palette and I have really enjoyed using it for the past month, so its still very much a favourite. I’ve found myself falling back in love with some of these eyeshadows and I love having this in my collection.

As for the palette its self its not perfect, there are shades in there that could have been much better, particularly some of those deeper shades and I felt like some of them definitely could have been swapped out for something more interesting.

But if you love the look of this palette and are looking for some peachy inspired shades then I would say this palette is a good one, if you were drawn to just a couple of shades, then check out Temptalia for similar dupes. She does very in-depth reviews and gives a great list of dupes for shades of various makeup items so if you are ever looking for a dupe her website is the place to go.


Thank you for checking out my review,

Next months palette is…

Violet Voss ‘Flamingo’ Eyeshadow palette

In case you didn’t catch my part one of January 2019’s palette review I chose the Violet Voss ‘Flamingo’ Eyeshadow palette for my next review.

Being summer I can’t get enough bright fun colours so I wanted to dip into another fun colourful palette for February. 

This palette is fairly new to me and I’ve had a play here and there but I can’t wait to try it out some more and share my thoughts with you.

See you soon,

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My Colouring Book Collection

My Colouring Book Collection | Life of Dahlia

Hey Everyone, Today I’m sharing with you my colouring book collection. These aren’t your average colouring book, these are for one more expensive and much better quality than something you might see intended for children.

The adult colouring book trend has been quite big in the last few years and I have gathered quite a collection. So far I’ve particularly loved the ones released by Johanna Basford which is what I’m going to share with you today.

I’m going to include links to the books on her website just in case you are interested in purchasing any of them, I will link them throughout this post in the names of each book just so you know where to expect to find them. None of these are affiliate links they are just so you know where to find them.

My Johanna Basford Colouring Book Collection

I’ve really fallen in love with Johanna Basford’s magical worlds that she brings to life through stunning illustrations or as she likes to call them inky tales. She created them but it’s up to us to bring them to life by colouring them in and this makes each copy so individual.

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford

My Colouring Book Collection Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford
Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
My Colouring Book Collection Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford
Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
My Colouring Book Collection Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford
Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee

‘Ivy and the Inky Butterfly’ was released in 2017 and was Johanna’s first colouring book that also included a story. This book has some magical scenes and characters, it follows Ivy’s story, a young girl who discovers a secret door that leads to a magical world.

I’ve only coloured a couple of pages but my hope this year is to take more time to spend on my other creative hobbies including colouring, art journaling and photography.

I love the story of this book and I love the elements of curiosities as well as magical worlds and curious creatures.

World Of Flowers by Johanna Basford

My Colouring Book Collection World Of Flowers by Johanna Basford
World Of Flowers by Johanna Basford
My Colouring Book Collection World Of Flowers by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
World Of Flowers by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
My Colouring Book Collection World Of Flowers by Johanna Basford Coloured By Erin Applebee
World Of Flowers by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee

World of Flowers‘ is Johanna’s newest books it was inspired by her grandmother who was both an avid gardener and artist.

What I love about each of her books is they take you on an inky tale that’s just waiting for you to bring them to life through your own imagination and this one is no exception, it filled with beautiful illustrations of flora and gardeners delights.

Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford

My Colouring Book Collection Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
My Colouring Book Collection Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee

‘Enchanted Forest’ was one of the first books that I purchased from Johanna Basford along with ‘Secret Garden‘ and is also one of my favourites. I keep going back to this one time and time again.

My Colouring Book Collection Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
My Colouring Book Collection Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
My Colouring Book Collection Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee

This book takes you on a magical journey into an enchanted forest filled with woodland creatures and magical castles. I love that even though most of her books don’t have words that have and underlying story and theme through out.

Lost Ocean By Johanna Basford

My Colouring Book Collection Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
My Colouring Book Collection Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee

Lost Ocean‘ also has to be another one of my favourites, inspired by what lays under the sea this has some beautiful illustrations filled with octopi, exotic fish and magical mermaids.

My Colouring Book Collection Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
My Colouring Book Collection Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee

Like many of Johanna’s other books, this has a little treasure hunt which is placed throughout the many stunning illustrations, this one, in particular, has shipwrecks and pirates treasure to continue that underwater theme.

Magical Jungle By Johanna Basford

My Colouring Book Collection Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford
Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford
My Colouring Book Collection Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford
Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee

I picked up ‘Magical Jungle’ in 2016 not long after it released, as the name suggests this one has a jungle theme and includes some beautiful illustrations of exotic animals both big and small.

My favourite that I’ve done so far is this giant butterfly which I notice a theme of throughout her books and these have to be some of my favourites to colour in because I love butterflies.

Secret Garden by Johanna Basford

My Colouring Book Collection Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
Secret Garden by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
My Colouring Book Collection Secret Garden by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
Secret Garden by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
My Colouring Book Collection Secret Garden by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee
Secret Garden by Johanna Basford Coloured by Erin Applebee

‘Secret Garden’ was Johanna’s first book and includes beautiful gardens and creatures hidden throughout.


I love using all sorts of mediums to colour in from markers to pencils each one gives a unique look to the illustrations. And even if you feel like you are lacking artistic skills it doesn’t matter because you can easily create whatever your heart desires through colouring in these beautiful illustrations while diving into a magical tale all at the same time.

I think what I love about her books apart from the stories and themes is the focus on nature, I remember having to study Botanical Illustration when I was studying Media Arts in my early adulthood and these illustrations take that idea of documenting the many beautiful species of plants we have on our planet but with something extra.

One of my other hobbies is taking pictures of nature particularly flowers and I think that’s why I love these books so much when I’m colouring in these illustrations it gives me that same happiness as if I was out photographing nature.

What are your favourite colouring books? any recommendations? let me know

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Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review

Palette Of The Month| Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Life’s A Festival’ Palette Review

Note: Other product pictured in feature image, not from the same collection, they were added for decoration.

Hey everyone, Today I’m sharing with you my part one of two reviews for my monthly palettes review. You may recall that last year I was going to do a review on two Toofaced palettes (Sweet Peach and Life’s A Festival), and then I took a bit of a break because of health reasons. But I decided at the start of the year that I would start up again and so I’m finally giving my thoughts on them. 

In this review I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the ‘Life’s A Festival‘ eyeshadow and highlighting palette, in my part 2 I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the ‘Sweet Peach‘ palette. I’ll let you know whether my thoughts have changed, do I still love it or not, you will just have to wait and see.

My thoughts on the Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Life’s A Festival’ palette.

You might not know this about me but I’m a huge lover of unicorns and mermaids so this is palette right up my ally so to speak. I know what you are thinking how can someone who is into punk rock and wears band tees be a lover of unicorns and mermaids. Well, I guess I’m just really eclectic in my tastes. I’m just as much a lover of fantasy and fairytales as I am punk and rock n roll. Have you seen my beauty room? its really shows that side of me.

The Packaging

I think the packaging on this palette is actually really cute, and totally what I would expect to see from something inspired by unicorns and rainbows. I love that the interior features a holographic print, it speaks to my inner 90’s kid. We were all about holographic fabrics and prints, I remember having tops with holographic smiley faces, so I’m all for the holo finish.

Though while I think the packaging is super cute, the shape can be annoying to store because of it not a standard shape (rectangle, square etc) like most eyeshadow palette packaging.

I found the mirror an okay size but the packaging would mean having to hold the whole thing up and you would just have the part with the eyeshadows kind of just hanging because it doesn’t stand up on its own. It’s not hugely practical, But I tend not to use the mirrors in most packaging anyway. I prefer having a small beauty mirror in front of me it just makes it easier for me personally.

I actually like that you have the ability to fold the front of the packaging underneath or behind so that it’s not so bulky on the table or if you have limited room.

The Eye Shadows:

This palette contains 12 eyeshadow which contain 0.8g/ 0.03 oz each or a total of 9.6g/0.36 oz and 1 highlighter that contains 3g/ 0.11oz.

The eyeshadows are made up of 9 shimmers with a combo of normal and duo chrome, 2 mattes and 1 satin as well as a duo-chrome unicorn highlighter.

I love some of the shades in here they are really pretty but I do feel like this palette is definitely a secondary palette, which is why I decided to use an accompanying palette this month because I just felt like this palette didn’t have a lot of depth to it and was mostly shimmer eyeshadows so I felt like it would make it harder to get a decent look out of.

I did find a few of the shades in this palette were kind dry (particularly the mattes but also some of the shimmer shades).

Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Shimmers:

The shimmer eyeshadows vary in formula, some are good and some I was left feeling disappointed, particularly with ‘Rainbow Lite‘ this is such a pretty looking shade in the pan but on the eyes is a different story it’s crumbly and can look kind of crappie on the eyes. I tried it wet, dry and with glitter glue and I just couldn’t get it to look as good as I wanted which is quite disappointing because it looks like such a unique and pretty colour.

I did a look with this shade when I first purchased it and It looked amazing but for some reason, since then I have found it a real struggle to get to look that nice again.

I did have quite a few shades in this palette that I do really like, ‘Artist Pass‘, ‘Mystic Rain’,Euphoric andBeamin were among my favourites in this palette. 

Mattes & Satin

The mattes are okay but they are kind of powdery nothing like formulas in TF more permanent palettes.

Funtasy the purple satin shade leaves much to be desired, this shade could have been so good and it could have paired so nicely with the other shade but I just felt l had to build it up too much and it just didn’t have the depth I was looking for. I had to dip into other palettes to really get the look I was looking for.

“Unicorn Tears’ The Duo-chrome Highlighter

Unicorn Tears‘ is the duo chrome highlighter in this palette and it is inspired by a lipstick that Toofaced have been selling for quite a while and I think was also part of the inspiration for this collection. As well as them obviously wanting to join in on the unicorn, mermaid and rainbow trend.

I think the colour is nice I loved using it along with some of the more blue, purple tones in this palette, particularly as an inner corner highlight. It is a little bit chalky to the touch but Its quite a unique colour, it has a blue/ purple/ pink kind of shift from what I can tell. And While I do love a colourful highlighter I have to admit I wasn’t sure how I felt about this as a face highlighter. I just felt like it just didn’t apply that nicely on the face, but it is stunning as an inner corner highlight, so at least its still usable.

The Eye Looks

I’ve included three looks as per usual but for the third look, I wanted to share a photo from my Instagram from last year showing you how paired with other palettes this palette can create some beautiful looks.

The first two looks are just using shades from the palette. I also want to point out that for some reason I was having a hard time getting some of the shadows to stick to my eyes, I’m not sure if my eyelids were just having one of those days or if it was the eyeshadows, it could very well have been a bit of both.

Look 1

Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Sorry For the blurry picture, I didn’t notice until editing them.

What I used to create this look:

Base: eyeshadow primer topped with concealer for an even lid colour (but you can use whatever suits you best) and then set with an eyeshadow close to my skin colour.

Eyeshadow : I used ‘Desert Vibes‘ as a transition colour, on my lid I used ‘Sunset Dreams’ ‘all over the lid and then placed ‘Euphoric‘ in the centre of the lid. For my inner corner, I used a mix of both ‘Fun In The Sun‘ & ‘Beamin”.

For the Lower Lash Line, I used the shade ‘Fireflies‘.

To finish off this look I used a black mascara and a white eyeliner pencil on the waterline.


You can see here that it got a bit patching with ‘Desert Vibes’ it’s quite a powdery shade and I just felt like it was hard to use and would just blend away sometimes.

Look 2

Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Image has had some editing to clean up small flaws, mainly the eyeliner turned out crap so I had to fix it a bit in photoshop.
Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Image has had some editing to clean up small flaws, mainly the eyeliner turned out crap so I had to fix it a bit in photoshop.

What I used to create this look:

Base: eyeshadow primer topped with concealer for an even lid colour (but you can use whatever suits you best) and then set with an eyeshadow close to my skin colour.

Eyeshadow: I used ‘Young & Free’ as a transition colour, I then added ‘Funtasy’ on the outer corner and in the crease, winging to out slightly. I then added ‘Dusk Teal Dawn’ on the inner portion of the lid, I also placed ‘Artist Pass‘ in between the teal and purple.

For the lower lash line I added a dark blue eyeliner and blended it out with ‘Funtasy‘, I then added ‘Dusk Teal Dawn‘ towards the inner corner and then added ‘Unicorn Tears’ as an inner corner highlight.

I added some purple winged liner and Mascara to finish of the look.


Funtasy‘ looks much pinker than purple like in the pan, it’s can also be a little bit patchy and hard to blend at times. I wish it had more depth and had been more on the purple side it could have been a great shade.

Look 3

Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review

As well as the ‘Lifes A Festival’ Palette I also used the Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne ‘Kaleidoscope Dreams’ Palette for this look. If you don’t have this you could substitute the purple & pink in this look for something close in your own collection.

What I used to create this look:


Base: eyeshadow primer and then set with an eyeshadow close to my skin colour.

Eyeshadow: For this look I added ‘Dye’ (from the KL Palette) on the outer corner and into the crease, blending it out with a clean brush. I then added ‘Spitfire(also from the KL Palette) in the middle of the lid and ‘Rainbow lite’ (from the Life’s A Festival Palette) on the inner portion of the lid.

I took ‘Dye’ on the lower lash line and added ‘Euphoric’ as an inner corner highlight. To finish the look off I added some white eyeliner to the lower lash line and some lavender coloured mascara to the lashes.


Like I said earlier in the post I’ve since had a lot of trouble using ‘Rainbow Lite‘ which is a pity because its a stunning colour. ‘Dye‘ is similar to what I would have liked from ‘Funtasy‘ both colour & depth wise.

Final thoughts

I think a majority of the palette is good but there are a few so so shades and it’s mainly just the formula of those shades isn’t that great.

This is the one thing I have found with the limited edition palettes from this brand is that compared with the permanent products they vary way too much in quality, meaning the quality isn’t always the same overall there products.

But in saying that I don’t regret purchasing this at all, there are some great shades in here and I can always pair this with another palette to get the look I’m going for.

I’m sure by now this palette is sold out everywhere seeing as it was limited edition but I still wanted to do my review on it anyway, because why not. This year for me is all about getting used out of my makeup collection instead of always wanting to purchase new stuff.

Would you like to see me review some more older, discontinued or limited edition palettes like the Urban Decay ‘Electic‘ Palette (which is discontinued)? or should I just do three looks using it? Let me know.

Thank you for checking in to see my latest post, I’ll be sharing my part 2 with the ‘Sweet Peach‘ palette really soon.

Next months palette is…

Violet Voss ‘Flamingo’ Eyeshadow palette

Being summer I can’t get enough bright fun colours so I wanted to dip into another fun colourful palette for February. 

This palette is fairly new to me and I’ve had a play here and there but I can’t wait to try it out some more and share my thoughts with you.

See you soon,

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Beauty Bucket List | Reflecting On 2018's & Goals For 2019 | Life Of Dahlia

Beauty Bucket List | Reflecting on 2018’s & Goals for 2019 | Life Of Dahlia

Hey everyone, last year I did my very first ‘Beauty Bucket List(the original creator of that tag was it’s me Hunter.) and today I thought I would share a reflection on my 2018 bucket list, I’ll talk a bit about what I achieved as well as what I could have done better at. I will also be sharing with you what’s on my ‘Beauty Bucket List’ for 2019.

2018 Beauty Bucket List| Goals Reflection 

Related Post: Beauty Bucket List 2018

The first image (above) is from late 2017 I think, and the others are from throughout 2018, I thought this would show how things have changed over the year.

1. Improve eye makeup skill 

I feel like I have really improved my eye makeup skills in the last year but I do still think I have a ways to go yet so I definitely want to keep trying to improve my skills.

I have learned a lot about working with hooded/ deep set eyes this year, I feel like on my eyes particularly more structured looks look much better than super blended out, this is where I tend to lose the eyeshadow when my eyes are open.

Here are some creative makeup looks that I did during 2018

2. Create more creative makeup looks

I think I had big things in mind when I wrote this down and I didn’t do as well as I thought I was going to but I’m proud of the more creative looks that I did do last year and I would love to continue to be more creative in 2019.

I think my problem was trying to do to many things with my time, blog, creative makeup ,etc, etc I just didn’t give myself alot of time to get creative like that.

The current look for my website & some holiday pics from my eriappbeauty instagram.

3. Put my all into my blog and Instagram (Personal Goal)

This was more of a personal goal than a beauty goal but I feel like I did do this but maybe to well I ended up too focused and didn’t take enough time for other things and my own well-being. I would love to continue this but I may be not as full force as last year, my health has to come first.

And I also feel like I got to focused on numbers and stuff like that but I have since decided that is not worth my time, I want to do things because I enjoy them and learn to relax more and give myself time to breath.

4. Adding sunscreen into my routine.

I actually did do this I purchased a couple of face sunscreens to try out and I have been also using more base products that contain an SPF 15-30 or more.

5. Learning some new hairstyles and put more effort into doing my hair.

I started out with good intentions but didn’t get very fair this is something I want to try and do this year.

6. Make a bigger effort to stick to my project pans.

I don’t think I did too bad but I did find some products harder than others to want to use which I’m sure is normal but I definitely want to continue to do project pans in my own time during 2019.

I tried to keep up to date with doing blog posts on my progress but I realized two things 1. I’m not really that great at it and 2. I really don’t like doing them. Which is why in 2019 I while I will be doing Project Pans I won’t continue posting about them, because its really boring and I want to spend my time doing something more creative with my time.

7. Get more use out of my nail polish collection.

Yep, I epically failed here in 2018 but in 2019 I would like to make a bigger effort to use my nail polishes.

8. Try different skincare (anti-aging.)

During 2018 I was really working on using up backups but I actually did try some new skincare on a few occasions toward the end of the year, I have now found a couple of new brands I like but I’m definitely interested in branching out and trying some more during 2019.

I have kind of stuck with the same stuff for so long and stick to a couple of brands that I love but I love trying new products so once those last couple of back ups are used up I might have to try something new.


I think I hit most of my goals and I did learn a lot so I’m quite proud of my achievements but I know there are a few things I would like to continue to trying and improve upon.


2019 Beauty Bucket List

Alot of this is a continuation of goals from 2018 like improving skills etc.

More examples from 2018

1. Continue to improve my makeup skills.

This is a given, practicing something will always help you improve, I would love to focus on eye and lip applications for this year.

During Liptember (September 2018) I really tried to practice my lipstick application aswell as trying out wearing some fun coloured lipsticks, I definatly want to keep doing this kind of stuff and maybe share some of my favourite lip products here on my blog.

More examples from 2018

2. Creating some more creative makeup looks.

I have a few creative makeup looks in mind that I would love to try so I definitely want to continue to trying to be more creative with my looks.

I also would love to just continue just being creative with my everyday makeup and maybe wearing a fun coloured lip more often or some bold colourful eye looks.

3. Continue to try and get more use out of my nail polish collection.

I have quite a decent amount of nail polish and I definitely feel like I don’t use them enough so I would like to make a bigger effort to do that.

I have been doing a big inventory of my makeup, nail, and skin/body care stuff so that I can better see what I have and as a deterrent to buying more. I want to go through my nail polish collection this year and see what I still like and what needs to be decluttered because its either too old or just not a colour that looks good on me. I honestly can’t see myself buying too many new nail polishes anytime soon I just don’t use them as much as I should so I want that to be a deterrent to buying more.

4. Focus more on what’s in my current makeup collection than always looking for something new.

I want to continue doing my palette series (which is inspired by Kat from Kitsnitch & beauty news monthly palette series) and do more shop my stash and project pans (in my own time) to get more use out of my collection instead of always looking to buy something new.

This is also partly why I decided to do a makeup inventory so I could realistically see how big my collection had gotten and deter me from always wanting to buying more stuff (like lipsticks, never realized I had as many as I actually do.) 

I’m not calling it a low/no-buy or anything official like that because I still want to have the ability to buy things but I just want to be better at being more mindful about what I am buying. I hope that makes sense.

I have found that I have a tendency to buy when I’m not feeling the best to make me feel better, this is kind of what I want to stop myself doing I think its more of a mental thing that I need to work on.

I found with the low buy I did last year I actually made myself feel really bad when I brought stuff so thats why its not official, I’m thinking of it as just learning to be more mindful with out the pressure I put on myself , I guess these things work for some people but not for everyone and I just have to find what works for me.

5. Trying something new with my hair.

I recently had my hair cut in a new style and I’m quite enjoying it, I would love to try and style it different ways, like curling or braiding etc.

6. Improve my false eyelash application 

I don’t wear usually wear false eyelashes that often but I do think they look good with certain makeup looks so I really would like to keep practicing putting them on.


I hope you enjoyed checking out my reflection on my 2018 ‘Beauty Bucket List’ and what I’m thinking for 2019.

What are your Beauty Bucket List Goals for 2019? let me know.

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Credits: the original creator of this tag was it’s me Hunter.


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