A Palette for your Troubles

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It was inevitable that, when you take into consideration the sizeable haul I made in the States, a few palettes would work their way through security and back home with me. Don’t panic, by a few I only mean two but considering I have eyeshadows spilling out over my bedroom it’s hardly like these two additions were needed ;) But just look at them, take a moment, stop, and stare because believe me that’s what I did when I saw them sitting pride of place in Sephora. The first palette has now become a sort of initiation when you go to America. If you step foot across the border and call yourself a beauty lover, this will be in your grips. Shock horror I added to my collection the Marc Jacobs Lolita 206 Beauty Plush Shadow Palette. Complete indulgence overload but once you get a look at these buttery shadows that blend a dream you will have a handful of reasons why you need to add another seven nude shades into your life, I was able to come up with 10 ;)

The second palette was a complete spur of the moment find and something I didn’t actually know existed. Meet the Tarte Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Palette. A selection of 16 exquisite shades that grabbed my eye and I simply couldn’t put it down. From what I can see online this was just a QVC Special, however the Sephora by the Venetian had a bounty in stock. For only $38 I think that is a fab find and I’m so glad I didn’t listen to sense or reason and took one way with me. The shadow pans are pretty sizeable and the colour selection is beaut. A great mixture of matte and shimmer shades you can create the perfect eye look wherever you may be. Tarte don’t seem to make the most travel friendly palettes in the world buuuut you can’t deny they look the part of everything inside is well worth the price tag.

Please tell me I’m not alone in my obsession with eyeshadow palette! Especially those filled with gorgeous nude shades ;)

  • thisgirlloveschic

    these look right up my street!! love anything neutral!!

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  • I bought the Lolita palette for my best friend’s 21st! Can’t wait to give it to her in a couple of weeks, it’s been hidden in my room since April!

  • MaquillageMagic

    The Marc Jacobs palette is just so gorgeous! The best luxury product!

    Laura xx


  • Please do a review on the Marc Jacobs palette? I’ve been reading so many mixed reviews on it that I am on the fence whether to purchase it or not. :-(

    • Will do =) So far I am very impressed, the shades are lovely and pigmented and you don’t get too much fallout from the shimmer shades xx

  • Love the look of the tarte palette! x

    BerrieBlogs {beauty and lifestyle blog}

  • Latasha JJ

    Ugh I need to do a Sephora order now ASAP, both palettes look stunning!

  • Kerm

    You’re not alone, I love a great eyeshadow palette. ;)


  • I love the tarte products, I did hear a rumour they may start selling their products in the UK soon. Have you heard that? x

  • So far believe it or not I’ve managed to resist purchasing anything from Marc Jacobs but roll on September. Love the Tarte eyeshadow palette, I picked up their blush palette last year and love it.



    • I am impressed that this is the only thing that I’ve bought! Might have my eyes on a few more things ;) xx