Beauty | Urban Decay Naked Heat!

I know, I am VERY behind with writing this post and realise that everyone and their mum has probably already got a review of this little beauty up on their blogs already, but good things come to those who wait right?

I've dreamt of owning this palette ever since my eyes first saw it last summer when interning at Heat magazine (a story for another time, lol). To be completely honest with you, I just couldn't justify spending the money on buying it for myself! Just before Christmas my brother and his girlfriend Emma went to New York for a couple of days and face timed me to ask if I wanted one, of course I had said YES before Emma had even finished her sentence. 

Like most things this day and age, the packaging pretty much sold it for me. I love it when brands get creative, and Urban Decay never ever disappoint! I love how similar in shape and design this palette is to smoky as they look so cute sat on my dressing table together. Obviously with the name being Heat, the palette is full of orange, brown and gold shades that are all perfect to create a warm eye look. The pigmentation of the palette is equally as great, although I knew this would be the case!

The palette consists of 12 shades, seven mattes and five shimmers. Urban decay have gone down the right track with the perfect shimmery shade 'Lumber', which is probably my most favourite out of the whole palette. So what are the pro's and con's?

Pro's - It's a gorgeous, well thought and put together palette. The basic base shades of 'Low Blow', 'Sauced' and 'Chaser', set the eye perfectly for other colours to be effortlessly blended on top. I like to use my primer potion as a base and find it to work well with the shadows.

Con's - If I was to have to pick a con, it would probably be the fact the packaging is quite bulky. As much as I love it, a smaller design like the original Naked palette would be better for travel.

So there we go, my review finally, of the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. It was about time I joined the beauty blogger world! I would love to know your thoughts on the palette, as well as looks I can try out!

Until next time, 

Lifestyle || Setting goals for 2019

Many people like to set themselves goals, and there's no more popular a time to be setting them than at the start of a fresh new year. I consider myself to be one of these people, although the way I've made these goals over the last couple of years has definitely changed! So let's take a look back on last years goals to see what I've been able to achieve, as well as make some new ones for 2019.

Blog four times a month
Well this didn't happen. I mean it almost did, but as the year went on, the busier I was getting at work which unfortunately meant my blog has taken a little bit of a back seat. I'm hoping to kick start things this month and feel really inspired to write again. 

Get outside and take advantage of the outdoors as a backdrop
Again, I have kind of met this goal. Over the last year I have felt more comfortable with taken photography with the help of my parents/brother. Many of these shoots have taken place outside. So my first big TICK!

Write for me
I think this is another goal of 2018 that I managed to meet. At my busiest this year I have felt stressed to write posts just to have content to advertise. Considering the fact I've been a little quiet through the months of September-December proves that I've taken some time to get myself sorted. My second TICK

Feel Inspired
I would consider this to be my third and final TICK! I have really enjoyed the content I have produced on this blog in 2018 and most of that is due to the fact I've been feeling inspired by trends/fashion and life! Let's hope this continues into 2019...

So I guess all that's left to do now is set myself new goals for the year ahead! 

1) Continue to enjoy writing and develop my own voice. One of the hardest things about blogging is finding your own way of writing and that's something that I have struggled with a little throughout 2018. I enjoy typing the way I would be having a conversation, however I know that this isn't always seen as grammatically correct. I would love to find that balance in 2019! 

2) Get creative with photography. Photography is one of my favourite parts of writing this blog. 2018 was the year I fell in love with Instagram. I would love to continue enjoying this platform by being creative with my photography/editing. 

3) Attend 5 blogging events. I would love to meet new bloggers this year! Blogging can be quite a lonely hobby, so I'm hoping to discover events in the Essex/London area that I can make the effort to attend. 

4) Enjoy blogging!!! Blogging has been a big hobby of mine for the last 4 years, but there's been many a time I have felt myself posting because of a schedule/wanting something to upload. This year I want to enjoy and fall in love with blogging again - so far so good!

So there's just a few of my new blogging goals for 2019, I would love to know what yours are or if we share any similar aims!

Until next time,