I know, I know! This video only went up at the end of last year showing you my bargain River Island find. But having friends like Siopaella means I come into contact with some beautiful things. And sometimes those things stick, like my new Louis Vuitton handbag 🙂
I’ve gotten some questions about my new purchase, so I thought it would be fun to answer them in video form. My new very fancy purchase, is a vintage find from the 90’s, which makes me love it even more. It’s called the Louis Vuitton Jeune Fille Crossbody bag. I found out later that Jeune Fille means young girl in French, which I am at heart, but definitely not in real life 🙂
I am not a designer expert whatsoever. That’s Ella’s job, so be sure to follow Siopaella on Instagram to keep up with all their awesome content. Their unboxing videos are the best!
There is of course wear and tear to my new Louis Vuitton splurge, it’s old and it’s been used. I am completely ok with that, that comes with buying vintage. In the video, I tell you how I came across the bag and why I bought it, so I won’t bore you with any of that in written form.
And as an extra little bonus at the end, I rummage through it and show you the compartments that it has and all the crap I can fit into it. Including a stupid amount of makeup, of course 🙂
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Sleek are such an awesome affordable brand. They do so many great eyeshadow palettes (amongst other things of course). The colour range and the choice of finishes are really second to none within the more ‘drugstore market’.
Today’s really easy (remember I’m not a makeup artist) look is courtesy of the Sleek Vintage Romance Palette. You can pick it up from Boots here.
I think this would make a great Christmas party makeup. The Vintage Romance palette offers great shades for bit of shimmer and a bit of smoke. This look would work well on a more hooded eye shape too as the concentration of colour is on the lash line.
I started out as always by priming my lids and adding a matte skin colour shadow over top.
I took some of the shade ‘Propose in Prague’, the only matte shade in the Vintage Romance Palette.
I applied a wash of this with a blending brush into my crease, just to add a little definition and give the lid colour something to blend into.
I then used the colour ‘Lust In LA’, which is a shimmery taupe.
I patted this with a flat shader brush all over my lid.
Then with a clean blending brush just did some window wiper motions to blend it into the crease colour 🙂
To smoke things up a little, I took some ‘Forever In Florence’. a dark purple shimmer.
I patted this quite thickly along my lash line.
This colour comes out much more purple over the ‘Lust In LA’ shade and I wanted it a little darker, so did the same thing again with the darkest shade in the palette ‘Love In London’.
I used a small more precise brush and kept the colour more to the lash line so ‘Forever In Florence’ is still visible.
If you lose some colour intensity you can just go back in and apply more of the colour.
I added some lashes and a slick of liquid liner to the band, totally optional of course, you can just do mascara by all means.
For the lower lash line I went a bit colourful, you can of course just add the darkest shade to smoke things out more and or just leave bare and add some mascara.
On the outer half of my eye, I used the true purple shade in the palette ‘Bliss In Barcelona’.
Then to brighten things up a bit I used the light gold shimmery shade in the Vintage Romance palette ‘Meet In Madrid’.
With a pencil brush I applied this under the rest of my eye and on the inner corner.
I finished off the eyes with some brown liner in the upper and lower waterline, some mascara to my lower lashes and a light shimmery brow highlight.
And then we’re dunzo!
I hadn’t used this palette in so long and a few of you had told me it was your fave Sleek eyeshadow palette, so hopefully if you own it, this might give you some inspiration.
Over the past couple of weeks I have picked up a few affordable makeup bits in between Christmas shopping for friends and family. I got some really nice goodies so I thought I would share them with you in case you need some shopping inspiration 🙂
First up I went to Boots, one of my favourite places to be. The waft of perfume as you walk through the door just puts me in a good mood.
I picked up Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Nude foundation.
This is a new version of their normal Lasting Finish which is a firm fave here at Chatterbox. This is a lighter version of it. It has a good medium coverage and an SPF of 20 which is great for an everyday foundation.
So far I have been loving this, it’s not cakey, the 100 Ivory shade is a good match for my pale skin and it has been lasting really well on my also oily skin. So far a good buy. This set me back €8.99 in Boots
I got one of Maybelline’s new Color Tattoo Leather Effect Cream shadows to give a go next.
This is in the colour “Vintage Plum 97”.
I have so many of the Color Tattoos and love most of them. This one is nice, I really like the colour, it makes a great base for plum, brown or purple eye looks. It is matte with no shimmer in it at all. I cannot say it really looks like leather though.
The Color Tattoos are €7.49 in Boots.
Another cream shadow creeped its way into my Boots basket…ooops 🙂
This is the Max Factor Excess Shimmer in “25 Bronze”. I am in love with this, let me tell you that from the getgo.
Oh my god the pigment is amazing, a tiny bit of this goes such a long way. The texture is so cool, it’s soft and nearly whipped to the touch unlike the Color Tattoos. It is so easy to blend also.
I can wear this just on its own without a shadow on top. I love the colour too, it’s bronze but with a coppery feel, right up my street. These cost €9.99 from Boots
Last thing I picked up in Boots was the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age, The Eraser Eye in “Nude”.
This is a sponge applicator under eye concealer for cancelling out under eye circles.
I’m on the fence about this product so far, I think I need to keep using it before I give a true opinion. It costs €11.99
Soooo, then I did some damage over on Cloud 10 Beauty They had 20% off their whole site for black Friday, I could not resist!! I firstly picked up the cult product that is The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer.
So many of you told me I needed this over on social media, so thanks 🙂 It is such a pretty gold toned highlighter. It is ridiculously shimmery but there is not lumpy sparkle in it which I think is what makes it so pretty and wearable.
You don’t have to look like a disco ball to get a highlighted effect. You can pick this up from Cloud 10 for €19.00
This is the E30 eyebrow brush. I wanted an angled eyebrow brush with a spooly on the end and this fit the bill, also the ends are purple how cute 🙂 This cost me €6.95
I got one of the Sleek Eye and Cheek Palette in “See You At Midnight 028”.
I have only gotten my hands on this today so I have yet to try it out properly, but on first look and swatch I really like it.
It is very winter appropriate. Plums, purple,cranberry and gold galore. There is two blush shades “Antique” in the top left corner and “Pomegranate” in the bottom right and then 4 eyeshadows from The Vintage Romance iDivine palette. Can’t wait to get stuck into it 🙂 I think this is the best deal out of everything at €12.95
I got another Sleek product from Cloud 10 Beauty.
Another Eau La La Liner to add to my collection. This is the shade “Cocoa 327”. Nothing much to say about it, it’s a matte chocolate brown eyeliner.
I love these liners, I have them in so many colours, but not in dark brown so I picked one up. This will set you back €5.99
I also got a couple of other random things so I thought I would throw them into the list too for good measure.
I got this when I was buying the other bits on Cloud 10.
This is the Daniel Galvin Junior Hangover Hair. My hair needs a bit of TLC and this was cheap and organic so I thought I would give it a go, no real thought process there. I will report back if it is any good. It is €4.49
Lastly, these are definitely not beauty based, but they are beautiful 🙂
These are New Look heels that I ordered from Asos when they were having 20% off for black Friday. I just thought they were so festive and sparkly and also the heel is thick and respectable not a look I go for very often 🙂 Full price, these are €39.99, so not bad at all, I am sure I will get alot of use out of them over the festive season.
I think that’s it, if you have made it to the end of this let me know, I know it’s a rambly one 🙂 Did you get any amazing bargains in the sales yet?
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