Posted on: Friday, 25 March 2016

MAC's Faerie Whispers Foiled Eyeshadows | Review

I don't normally get too excited about limited edition collections from MAC, apart from the Dita Von Teese lippy that I missed my hands on... But, when I saw MAC's Faerie Whispers Foiled Shadows go live on the website, I just had to have them!

And, with my wedding coming up, it's the perfect excuse to play around with new make-up - especially the eyes as I have no idea what to do yet! So I picked up Joy Toy, Enchanted Forest and Faerie Fayre from the collection.

These foiled eye shadows have been created to 'light up the eyes with luminous wet or dry shades' to achieve a beautiful glowing fairy tale look. And they do exactly that!

Joy Toy is a golden coppery shade, and my favourite of the three. 
Enchanted Forest is a warm golden rich brown.
And, Faerie Fayre is a deep brown red.

The pigmentation of these are amazing, and the formulation is so smooth and buttery - they honestly blend like a dream. I've also tried and tested them both wet and dry and I do actually prefer the dry finish. The wet finish would be perfect for a high-end photoshoot, or a night out!

The packaging is the standard 'MAC Packaging', nothing special, however the shadows are embossed with a crinkled effect which is a nice little touch.

In the photo above, I'm wearing 'Joy Toy', which is my favourite of the three. I really like that it's in between gold and copper. And a little bit peachy too.

I think this would be lovely for a wedding day look, paired with Hourglass' blush in the shade 'Dim Infusion' and MAC's Brave on the lips. It would also be perfect for every day if you do like a bit of shimmer!

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Posted on: Sunday, 6 March 2016

Four days in Venice

On Monday, we flew away to the beautiful land of Venice for four days! This was a much needed break for both of us (those who have been through the whole wedding planning experience will know what I mean...) and this was also a little birthday treat for Joe.

During our time in Venice, we indulged in heavenly foods - I had the best savoury crepe of my life, we visited the colourful houses in Burano and also got lost a fair few times.

It was a pretty chilled trip, and that's exactly what we wanted. As whenever we do city breaks we always jam-pack our days with so much to do that we end up feeling exhausted by the end of it. And with everything going on at the moment, a semi-relaxing holiday was all we could ask for.

Anyway, I hope you liked our Venice Photo Diary. I will be doing another post on Venice shortly - of things I recommend doing if you plan on visiting. Until next time...

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Love, Zoey

Posted on: Saturday, 5 March 2016

Spring Primark Haul

It feels like ages since I've sat down in front of my camera and filmed a video! And reason being is that I've just been so caught up in wedding planning, learning to drive, as well as being mega busy at work.

This week I flew to Venice, just to get away for a few days with Joe. Everything has been feeling a bit overwhelming and exhausting lately, and our little break away was much needed.
I will of course post a few snaps on here and share my trip with you very soon.

Anyway back to the main purpose of this blog post, I have a Spring Primark Haul that I wanted to share with you all!
These are one of my favourite videos to film, and they tend to be my most popular ones too. So, I hope you enjoy it :).

Also, I will be back soon with a humongous beauty haul, so keep you're eyes peeled for that. As well as writing lots of reviews on here in due course!

In the meantime feel free to follow me on Instagram: @zoeyoliviablog or tweet me: @zoeyoliviablog. I'm forever responding and interacting on those platforms :).

Love, Zoey