Sunday, 21 January 2018

Girly Gaming // My Favourite Games Of 2017!

Hello, loves! Today's post is going to be a little different, and I'm very excited for it. A while back, I mentioned that I wanted to experiment with my content a little, and talk about things that are not only beauty-related. One of the things I really enjoy - but don't ever really mention on my blog - is gaming. I'm actually a huge nerd and always have been, but I would always assume that talking about games wouldn't really fit in with the overall 'beauty' theme of Shoes and Glitter. Still, I am excited to try something new, and if you lovelies enjoy it as well, it might turn into a proper blog series. Today, I will be sharing with you some of my favourite, addictive games that I loved playing in 2017. Fair warning - excessive geekery is about to commence!


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Sugar Glow Kit' Review + Win Your Own! International Giveaway

Hello there, my loves! I hope you're all having a wonderful week. Today, I am very excited to be bringing you a review of the Sugar Glow Kit highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills (£41, Feelunique). If you have been visiting my blog for a while, you might know that I always used to be a little hesitant towards using highlighters. I've always loved the glowy look, but, as you can probably guess, excessively oily skin tends to disagree with any kind of highlight. Still, I enjoy a little glow with a good matte foundation from time to time; and lately I have been exploring more high-end options. I've recently splurged on one of the ABH limited edition Glow Kits, and today, we're going to talk about it in a little more detail. There is also a little giveaway for you at the end of this post, where you can enter to win an Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit palette of your own!


Saturday, 6 January 2018

Winter Perfume Recommendations 2017!

Hello my lovelies, and happy new year! It's been a short while since my last post, as I took a little break from blogging and social media over Christmas. I was lucky enough to have the entire Christmas week off (for the first time ever since starting my job!), and I've been trying to get back into the swing of things, including everything blogging-related. Today, I am very excited to be bringing you the very first post of 2018, which is all about the best perfumes to wear this winter. I think that winter is the perfect time of year to enjoy fragrances that are quite dark, intense and sweet. My favourite winter perfume notes include earthy patchouli, caramel, marshmallow and iris; all of which will feature in today's list. Hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Cutest Unboxing Ever With The Kawaii Box + Giveaway!

Hello there, jelly beans! Today, I am excited to be bringing you a very special unboxing. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you might know that I don't typically sign up for subscription boxes (at least those ones that include beauty products), as I've had far too many hit-and-miss experiences in the past. However, when I came across the Kawaii Box, I simply could not resist and had to try it out. Funnily enough, as I was browsing their website, my boyfriend who was sitting next to me said 'Wow, you need to get this. This box is totally you!'. Well, he wasn't wrong! I absolutely love all things cute and girly, and I have not seen a similar subscription box here in the UK. So today, I am teaming up with the Kawaii Box to bring you the cutest unboxing ever. There is also a little giveaway at the end of this post, so be sure to enter it if you'd like to get your hands on one of these beauties!


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas Gift Guide - Cute Edition! Mugs, Planners and Tamagotchis!

Hello, jelly beans! It's only nineteen days left until Christmas, and I'm sure that a lot of you have already done your Christmas shopping - I tend to leave mine until a little later in the month, as I really enjoy browsing for gift ideas for my loved ones, and always want to make sure that I get them something that they'll really like! Hopefully it's not too late for a little gift guide post - with a Shoes and Glitter twist, of course! Today, I've put together for you some of the cutest gift ideas for this Christmas, which include everything from perfumes, to cute stationery and retro toys. I hope you enjoy! 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Anna Sui 'Fantasia' Perfume Review + Life Update!

Hello, my loves! I know that it's been a very long time since my last post, and I was actually considering writing a separate life update before jumping back into the usual content. However, there actually isn't all that much to be said, so I will add a short update at the end of this post instead. Today, I am back with a perfume review that I have been wanting to write for a while! Anna Sui recently launched a brand new fragrance, Fantasia (£28 for 30ml), and to be honest - the moment I laid my eyes on it, I just knew that I had to have it. I mean... Just look at this bottle! This has to be one of the most unique, gorgeous bottle designs that I have ever seen! I wasn't even remotely bothered with the actual fragrance or what it would smell like - I was out the door and at the local Fragrance Shop as soon as it launched. Today, I will be sharing with you my honest thoughts on this perfume, so I hope you enjoy - and welcome back! 

Monday, 16 October 2017

Forced Positivity In Blogging & Why It's Okay To Be Sad

Hello, my loves! Today's topic is going to be very different and a little difficult to talk about, but it's something that's been on my mind for a while. I am going to start off with a little confession - personally, I have always struggled with happiness. And I think that a lot of people do, actually. It's not that I'm always sad, but I definitely find it difficult to always think positively, and to achieve that level of unbreakable, carefree happiness that's often promoted on blogs and social media. Sometimes, I let things get to me too easily, and a lot in my life is far from perfect - but that's only natural. I honestly don't believe that it is possible, normal or healthy for anyone to be 'always happy'. Life happens, and we all have our own struggles, insecurities, and battles to fight. All of those things - good or bad - are what makes us human, and we should never deny them.

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