Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Lifestyle #1. Dealing with stress and pressure


Hey, gummy bears! For a while now, I've been trying to think of ways to bring a breath of fresh air to my little blog. I love reviewing products and babbling on about makeup, but sometimes I feel like that's all I ever do. I truly enjoy reading more personal, heartfelt posts on other blogs, so I've decided to try and share some of my own. Today, I'd like to talk a little more about something that affects even the best of us - stress, pressure and anxiety. I don't know about you, but I'm a massive worrier by nature. I tend to stress out about pretty much everything, and I let things get to me too easily. I think this is something that a lot of people can relate to, though. Sometimes things get tough, and it's easy to let life get the best of us. Even the most positive people out there have moments of weakness and feeling down, and it's perfectly normal to feel those emotions. It's also important to maintain control over those feelings, instead of letting them control you. Everyone is different, and we all cope with difficult situations in our own ways. Still, I thought I'd share a few things that help me deal with stress and anxiety - hopefully you will find them helpful, too!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Sleek i-Divine eyeshadow palettes in A New Day and Oh So Special! Review + swatches


Hey, jelly beans! Today, I'm really excited to talk to you about these gorgeous i-Divine eyeshadow palettes by Sleek MakeUP. I mentioned these briefly in my recent drugstore haul, and promised to do a full review and some swatches. As some of you may already know, eyeshadow palettes are my biggest weakness when it comes to makeup. I absolutely love collecting them, although it's rare that I end up liking every shade that's included. Still, after hearing so much about the super affordable Sleek MakeUP palettes, I just had to try them! There are about twenty different palettes available in the i-Divine range, and the two I've picked up are A New Day (which features basic, soft nude shades) and Oh So Special! (which is more rose-toned with shimmery finishes). Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Boyfriend makeup knowledge tag!


Hello, gummy bears! Today, I'm really excited to be doing the 'Boyfriend makeup knowledge (or lack thereof)' tag. I first spotted this on Nadia's blog (she is my blogger bestie and an absolute star, so make sure you pop over to her blog and say hello!), and the answers made me laugh so much I just had to try it on my better-half. My boyfriend has been incredibly supportive throughout my blogging journey - he always reads my posts, and even suggests things for me to review when we're out shopping together. However, he seems to be completely immune to any kind of makeup knowledge, which is funny considering how much I go on about it. We both had so much fun doing this little tag, and I invite all you lovelies to join in and try it with your other half, also!

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Recently used foundations round-up - drugstore + high-end!


Hello, beauties! Does anyone else feel like they're always on the search for that perfect foundation? I'm always easily swayed by positive reviews and 'revolutionary' formulas, although I have yet to find a foundation that would tick all of my boxes. I find that a lot of them look good on the skin for about thirty minutes, but at the end of the day, well, it's usually a complete mess (especially if your skin is very oily, like mine). Recently, I've decided to truly commit to finding my perfect foundation, so I've been trying out a few new brands and formulas. Today, I will be sharing some honest thoughts on my recent acquisitions, as well as old favourites that I've decided to re-visit. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

*CLOSED* 500 followers international giveaway! Cocoa Blend eyeshadow palette by Zoeva


Hey, beauties! Today is a very special day - Shoes and Glitter is celebrating its first 500 Bloglovin' and 2500 Twitter followers! I'm so excited, happy and grateful for all the love and support I've received throughout my blogging journey. I know that 500 followers may not seem like much, especially compared to the many more amazing, much more established blogs - but it really does mean the world to me. To be honest, I don't really like the term 'followers' - I see you all more as my friends; fellow bloggers who share the same passion and interest for beauty, makeup and blogging in general. Reaching half a thousand Bloglovin' buddies feels like a huge milestone for me and I've decided to celebrate it with a little giveaway! Today, I will be giving away one of Zoeva's Cocoa Blend eyeshadow palettes, which is probably my favourite palette of all time. Hope you enjoy!

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