Dainty Alice

A pretty little LUSH, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

Review: Too Faced 'Totally Cute' Palette

This is a post I was really excited to write, so I'm so glad you guys voted for it to be the second to be reviewed from my £100 Too Faced Haul, the first being my Melted Chocolate Milkshake lipstick. I also have an exciting announcement at the end of this post, so keep your eyes peeled!

So YAAAAASSS I got my hands on Too Faced's newest limited edition palette, the Totally Cute eyeshadow palette and it is probably the most adorable thing I have ever owned.

Review: Too Faced Melted Lipstick in 'Chocolate Milkshake'

As promised, a full review and swatches of my Too Faced Melted Chocolate Milkshake lipstick, as first mentioned in my £100 Too Faced Haul post. This post was voted for on Twitter as the first part of my haul you'd like to see!

The Too Faced Melted Chocolate range was released this past Spring as a spin-off to their classic Melted liquid lipsticks line. Infused with real cocoa powder, I couldn't resist ordering Chocolate Milkshake after I swatched it in-store. 

A £100 Too Faced Haul

Sometimes, we just gotta drop some dollar. Not my own money (Jesus, no) but the money my parents gave me for my A Level results. I got an A* and two B's, equalling a saucy £200 from El Parente. So what did I do? I blew that bitch on a cheeky £100 Too Faced haul. YAAAAAAAASS FELICIA.

The products I bought were an eyeshadow palette, primer, concealer and a lipstick. Let's take a look, shall we?

A £3 'They're Real!' Mascara Dupe? Get Real...

As I've said before,  I don't really believe in dupes. Something may be the same colour and packaging, but that doesn't mean that the quality and finish is the same and it's very rare that I come across a true dupe.

W7 is a brand well-known for "dupes", a brand a personally loathe (what can I say, I'm a makeup snob LOL), but when my little sister convinced me to buy their £3 mascara as it just looked "soooooo similar", to my beloved Benefit's 'They're Real!', I gave in and purchased it anyway.

Let's chat... Budget VS. Blow-Out Beauty

I'm a big fan of three sayings - 'You Get What You Pay For', 'Quality over Quantity' and 'Go Big or Go Home' (especially when regarding shopping sprees and eyeliner flicks) and I live my life and spending habits via these key phrases.

However, in the beauty world us makeup addicts are frowned upon for two things; buying really expensive makeup... and buying really cheap makeup. Both of which cancel out the other. Amidst a sea of 'dupes' and alternatives, is it true that you really do get what you pay for? Or shall we just forget about the price tag *cue Jessie J music.*

My Lime Crime Customer Care Experience

So you all know I am a massive Lime Crime fan and I have spoke about and reviewed them on this blog several times, most recently defending all the controversy surrounding them in my post 'Why I support Lime Crime.'

I have never before had a problem with one of my orders, however when my Faded Velvetine arrived watery and patchy I decided this was an excellent opportunity to see their customer service for myself.

Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts - Blusher, Bronzer & Highlighter Swatches

I'm supposed to be on a spending ban until after my holiday, but after spotting these babies in Superdrug for £4.99 each, I totally couldn't resist picking them up. I know, I'm a bad girl.

I chose a blusher, bronzer and highlighter and all three of them are totally beautiful. Let's see some swatches!

10 Things Every Girl Knows About Shopping In Primark

Ah, Primark. The one place you can get a Topshop replica skirt for a fiver and lose yourself in an array of £1 patterned knickers, all whilst getting up close and personal with almost every other person in the store.

It's fabulous. It's brutal. It's cheap. But we wouldn't have it any other way. Here's 10 things every girl knows from shopping in Primark.

Why I'm Happy To Wear "Too Much Makeup"

My boyfriend said to me again recently, as he does almost every other day when I'm whining that my foundation didn't come out right; "Babe, you don't need makeup." As usual, I laugh at him and roll my eyes, turning back to the mirror. He doesn't understand, bless him.

I don't wear makeup because I feel I need it. I wear it because I love it. Makeup is fun, it can turn me into a totally different person from one day to the next. But in a world where girls and women are shamed for wearing "too much makeup", it seems a lot of people just don't understand our reasons for piling on the slap.

DIY Perfectly Pale Foundation

I myself am as fair as they come, a pale princess, meaning I can literally never find a foundation shade to match my skin tone. Because of this, I've started creating my own foundation.

It's incredibly easy, and this little post will show you exactly how to rock your pretty pale complexion to the fullest with this simple DIY.