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Monday, 31 May 2021

Trying Rude Cosmetics The Roaring 20's Carefree palette | May 2021

I hadn't tried any make-up products by Rude Cosmetics previously but when I saw a review of the The Roaring 20's Carefree eyeshadow palette on YouTube, I knew that I needed to give it a try. I very much like creating eye looks with neutral colours but at the same time like a bit of shimmer and sparkle and this palette definitely includes all of that. 

The palette has a mixture of mattes, shimmers and pressed glitters and focuses on the warm natural colours with some hints of pink and dark purples. The pressed glitters were one of the features that drew me to this palette as I absolutely love using these types of eye shadows and the impact that they can bring to an eye look. 

The packaging fits in so well with the colours that are included in the palette and definitely aligns to the description in that there are 20 fabulous shadows which will enable you to make an unforgettable entrance. All of Rude Cosmetics make-up products are cruelty free and there products enable you to be really creative with the looks that you create due to the shades that are included in all their palettes. 

The box also provides a lot of detail about the shades included in the palette and I love that they have really tried to show all the different colours and whether they are shimmers, mattes or pressed glitters. Within the 20 shades that are included, there are 12 matte shades, 4 shimmers and 4 pressed glitters/metallics. 

I purchased The Roaring 20's Carefree palette from Superdrug and was £23.99 which I think is good value for money especially when you are getting 20 different eyeshadow shades. The palette can also be purchased from Rude Cosmetics UK website directly. 

I thought that I would try and swatch all of the shades included in the palette to give you an idea of the colours included as well as the pigmentation of them. I found that for the majority of the shades they are all really pigmented and the colours come across really strong. The only ones that were less so were the lighter shades but thats to be expected although they would still look great with as part of your eye look. 

The first swatch below shows the top two lines of the palette starting with Bee's Knees all the way to Live Wire. All of these colours are absolutely gorgeous and have a real mix of neutrals but with some colours that really pack a punch. There is also a gorgeous pressed glitter called Cat's Meow which definitely doesn't disappoint in terms of sparkles. 

The second swatch includes the next ten shades in the palette and this incorporates the remaining three pressed glitters. Again there is a mix of some very light colours (perfect for transition colours or blending out of of you main shade) to some really dark and intense colours such as Dapper (last colour). One of my favourite shades is Hooch and I love that this has a duo-chrome effect and has a mixture of pink and gold. You really don't need to include much of this shade in a eye look to make it dramatic and stand out. 

I will definitely be looking at what other palettes Rude Cosmetics have as this is currently one of my favourites at the moment. Let me know if you like any of the Rude Cosmetics eye shadow palettes and which ones you would recommend trying?


Saturday, 22 May 2021

Planning for our Disney UK Staycation Cruise | May 2021

I am a massive Disney fan and also love to be by the sea so a Disney cruise is something that we have always wanted to experience. So when we heard about the UK staycation cruises this year it was definitely a trip that we wanted to consider and explore further. 

Last year we were really lucky to be able to see the Disney Magic Cruise Ship docked at Dover and it was an amazing sight. There was so much excitement at just being able to see the ship, we knew at that moment that we needed (at some point) to book a Disney Cruise to experience the magic of cruising mixed with our love of Disney. As well as getting to experience being on Board a Disney cruise ship!

Obviously this past year has been very different in terms of booking holidays and/or cruises but when we heard about the UK staycation cruise it was definitely something that we wanted to consider. Even up to the day that the sailings were released for reservations we still didn't know if it was something that we were going to do. There are a lot of booking requirements (in terms of vaccines) that have to be met as well as restrictions whilst on board which we needed to take into consideration. In the end and after talking it through a lot we decided that we would go ahead and book. 

In the end we went for a two-night cruise and will be sailing from London Tillbury which is a perfect location for us. Now that we have gone through the booking process and have it all confirmed as well as starting to get our vaccines, we are now very much looking forward to boarding the ship. You've got to love a holiday countdown especially when it relates to Disney!

We decided that we would just go for a 2-night cruise as it will also be our first cruise experience, and thought that this would be a great way to try out a cruise before looking at booking anything longer or further afield. One of our dreams would be to experience a Disney Cruise in the Bahamas and to get to visit the private Castaway Cay island. 

Now we are at the stage of planning our trip and working out what activities or additional bookings that we want to make during our cruise. We have definitely missed all the planning that goes into holidays and especially Disney holidays so it has been great to get back into this. Whilst there are differences to our planning for this cruise due to the current circumstances, we are enjoying starting to think about outfits and activities to do whilst at sea. 

So far I have purchased this amazing jumper from Magical Day Apparel which is going to be perfect for this cruise alongside these face masks from LaursCraftyThings on Etsy. I have had the Disney Cruise Dream Guide by Adam Hatten for a while but now it is going to be perfect for our trip and to understand any tips that will be useful to know!

Are any of you going on a Disney UK Staycation this year and do you have any planning tips for first time cruisers?

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