Tuesday, 18 October 2016

5 types of posts that get the most views!

Hey, jelly beans! I hope you're all having a beautiful week so far. Today, I'm going to share with you a few post ideas that, in my experience, attract the most readers. As a disclaimer, I don't believe in posting things solely to get traffic - at the end of the day, you should always blog about the topics that you're truly passionate about (whether they are popular, or not). Having said that, it can be difficult to attract new readers and get people to visit your blog, especially if you're just starting out. It could be useful to know what kind of content is likely to be popular, which is what inspired my idea for this post. I hope you find these helpful!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Makeup products I regret buying!

Hey, jelly beans! Today, we're going to talk a little bit about some of the most disappointing makeup products that I've purchased in the past year. Of course, this is all just my personal opinion and I don't mean to put you off trying these products for yourself (except for a couple, which are just outright flops and I honestly wouldn't recommend them to anyone!). We all have different tastes, and what doesn't work for one person may work for another. Still, I thought it would be fun to venture to the back of my makeup drawer and re-discover some of my biggest shopping fails. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Victoria's Secret beauty mini haul + why I will never buy VS makeup again!

Hey, beauties! First of all, I'd like to thank you for all the love and support on my last post, where I talked about my eating disorder and going vegan. It wasn't easy opening up about something so personal, but I'm glad I've decided to share my story. Reading your lovely comments has helped so much, and I'm very grateful for all the kind words! Today, we're going to talk a little bit about one of my favourite brands ever - Victoria's Secret. If you've been visiting Shoes and Glitter for a while, you've probably noticed my obsession with their gorgeous, comfortable clothes, perfumes and accessories. Recently, I went on a little shopping spree and picked up a few things from their beauty department, so I thought that it'd be fun to do a little 'shop and tell'. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, 3 October 2016

My vegan journey. One month's progress + my eating disorder.

Hello, my lovelies! Today's post is going to be different and very personal - something I don't do often. Some of you may have noticed my recent tweets, where I've talked about changing my lifestyle and switching to a vegan diet. This was a very drastic change for me, and today, I'd like to talk a little more about it and share my progress with you all. As a disclaimer, this post is not going to be some kind of vegan propaganda where I try and convince you to switch to this lifestyle. We all make our own choices, and I think it's great that we live in a society where we actually have the freedom to do so. This post is more about sharing my own experience with veganism, and also my eating disorder - something that's extremely personal and difficult to talk about, but also a big part of my life. I hope that perhaps some of you may relate to this in some way, or find it helpful if you're thinking about switching to a vegan diet. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Eyeshadow palettes round-up! High-end + drugstore

Hey, lovelies! If you've been visiting Shoes and Glitter for a while, you probably know that eyeshadow palettes are my biggest weakness when it comes to makeup. I just can't say no to a pretty set of lovely eyeshadows; plus I find them to be much more convenient and practical than mono eyeshadows (especially when travelling). Today, I've decided to do a little round-up of all the eyeshadow palettes I've reviewed this year. There is a good mix of both high-end and drugstore palettes, and I've added the links in case you want to check out a full review and swatches. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Autumn fragrance recommendations 2016!

Hey, gummy bears! With autumn finally here, I'm very excited to be bringing you my seasonal perfume recommendations. It's weird to think that it's already been a full year since my first ever perfume post... My fragrance collection has grown a lot since, and I've discovered many new scents that I'm very excited to share with you all. Personally, I think that autumn is perfect for perfumes that are quite bold, sweet and intense. My favourite autumn fragrance notes include earthy patchouli, caramel and amber; all of which will feature in today's list. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Are Urban Decay palettes really worth your money? Naked 3 honest review + full swatches!

Hey, jelly beans! Today, I'm going to talk about one of my most exciting makeup purchases so far this year - the Naked 3 eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay (£35, FeelUnique). The Naked range needs no introduction, and I'm sure that many of you are already familiar with these iconic palettes. I was always drawn to the beautiful, rose gold tonality of Naked 3, but could never justify the hefty price tag. I think that in this day and age, we have so many quality drugstore makeup options available to choose from; it becomes questionable whether high-end brands are even worth the money anymore. I firmly believe in treating yourself to something luxurious from time to time, which is partially why I decided to finally take the plunge and buy this palette. Did I need it? Absolutely not. I just couldn't resist it (can you blame me?).