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BYS or BS?

Hey friends! Hope you’re having a lovely night so far! I’m talking from the past right now and I’m sitting on the couch eating chocolate alone on a Saturday night, it’s wild! My fiance’s away so it was just me and the girls today and I dont know what it is with them but no shit they go nuts! Telling Lucy she needed to get in the bath and she claps back with, “Mum I dont need one tonight and don’t forget, I’m always right!” hahaha yeah sure thing ya little… but she had a bath and I let her play for halfy but when I went to tell her it was bedtime she was sitting on the floor colouring in so cutely, I asked her what she was drawing and she said, “I’m drawing what the inside of your body looks like, see, the red is your blood!”…. but getting on with life and pretending my child isn’t one of the kids off Village Of The Damned, lets get into it!

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So, BYS or BS? That is the question. I purchased 3 palettes from my local K-mart for $12 each! Definietly not upset about it. I’ll be swatching and doing an eye look on each palette so you can get a good understanding on my thoughts on these! Ok, first of all, the packing! It’s cute! A bit plasticy and light which is fine. It feels like it would be great for travelling! The mirror looks like I’m looking in the mirror at the fucking fun house show ride but none of that really matters to me, I just want the shadows to work!

 

BYS Peach Eyeshadow Palette Review

 

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BYS Peach Eye Shadow Palette

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Swatches Left to Right, Dainty, Dazzling, Slay, Pamper, Lavish, Cheeky, Peachy, Dashing, Devoted, Enticing, Brazen, Flashy

They ‘BYS Peach Palette’ actually swatched so well! The metallics are creamy and have incredible pigmentation. The mattes are beautiful and arent too chalky either. I will say though the lighest shade in the palette  didnt quite show up on my skin but might just be because my skins the same colour haha! Who Knowssss…

So I did a lil eye look for you all! I thought I’d use the pinky shades in this! I used the shade ‘Devoted’ for my base colour, then I used ‘Pamper’ in my crease and blended that out all over my lid. I then packed on the shade ‘Lavish’ with my finger as it was much easier than a brush and show a lot more shine. I finished it off with ‘Dainty’ under my brow! I hope you guys like it!

 

 

BYS Nude 3 Palette

The colour pay off on the ‘BYS Nude 3’ is just as nice! I’m loving the matte shades in this. Perfect to use as a transition and base for any eye look. The metallic are so nice and creamy and I can definetly see myself using them in a neutral everyday look. I’m not one to use cool tones, I’m more of a warm toned kind of gal when doing my eyeshadow but the shades Charcoal and Smoke are so stunning and unique to my collection and I can’t wait to play around with them!

 

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BYS Nude 3 Eye Shadow Palette

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Swatches Left to Right, Cocoa, Bronze, Honey, Golden, Smoke, Charcoal, Soot, Chocolate, Espresso, Taupe, Caramel, Cream

In this eye look using the ‘Nude 3’ I thought I’d do a smoky eye, using shade ‘Caramel’ as my base shade then going in with ‘Chocolate’ in the crease. I then went in with the shade ‘Soot’ to darken up the crease and lid making sure it all blended seamlessly. I then covered the shade ‘Charcoal’ over my lid. I did find the darker shades in this Palette were a little harder to blend but it just took a little longer. I feel it worked and I was still happy with the end result. Feel free to add you’re comments down below!

 

BYS Berries Palette

So I had heard that this was the perfect dupe for the ‘Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Rennaisance Palette’ so I also swatched that to compare! Not bad right???!!! If you’re on a budget why wouldn’t you purchase the ‘BYS Berries!’ They aren’t exactly the same, you can see the Modern Rennaisance pigmentation is slightly brighter and the glitters are a bit more glittery but they are pretty damn close!

 

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BYS Berries Eye Shadow Palette

 

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Swatches left to right, Peachy, Radiance, Glow, Toffee, Sundown, Majestic, Royalty, Cherry Bomb, Juliette, Berry Haze, Antique, Shaded

 

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Modern Renaissance Swatches left to right, Realgar, Warm Taupe, Venetian Red, Red Ochre, Primavera, Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna, Cyprus Umber, Love Letter, Antique Bronze, Buon Fresco, Vermeer, Golden Ochre, Tempera

The shades used in the ‘Berries Palette’ to created this look were, ‘Toffee’ for my base colour, I then applied ‘Cherry Bomb’ in my crease blending it in with ‘Toffee’ so there were no harsh lines. I then packed ‘Antique’ on my lid using my finger. I used ‘Radiance’ in my inner corner. 

 

 

Overall, I’m shook! The quality is amazing! I’m so happy to say that BYS Cosmetics is far from BS!  We’ve all been in the position where we wanted bangin make up but you’re body selfishly needs food to survive as a priority, fret no more! BYS is the answer! I’ve linked below there website and don’t forget you can also get these beauties from your local K-mart!

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https://www.bys.com.au/

 

 

  • Hayley xx

 

 

 

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Too Faced Products Review

A few weeks ago my mum and step dad rented some boojee place down the beach for a few days. Since my family are so spread apart its the only time we could really meet up and do the Christmas thing! It was so lush! Two story, indoor heated pool, balcony and directly across the road was the beach! My daughters had so much fun! My sister and her friend made lethal cocktails, I layed out in the sun for an hour too long and only my shins got burnt which was fucking weird BUT they also spoilt me with a Mecca bag full of Too Faced heavenly goodness…

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Ok so I wasnt all that surprised about getting these considering I wrote them a list of what I wanted but living in a rural area and having family in the city you’d be lying if you said you didn’t do it! Haha!

Too faced Hangover 3-in-1 Spray and face primer cream

Straight off the bat, that cream thoughhhh. Love it! It smells so fruity and tropical but not like over powering and sickly. It feels like a really smooth and light moisturiser and is quite cold which made it feel so nice on my face. Its silicone free too which i love, silicon based products do clog my pores up so if you have the same problem I’d recommend trying this! A little goes a long way too so one pump is all you need. I have been told I have a pin head though so make your own mind up on that hahaha! It does leave your face feeling tacky which for me is ideal and really helps to apply foundation and makes it last longer. After about 6 hours of wear, I didn’t find my face oily and my makeup didn’t seem to have moved. I should of done a before and after shot. Are you guys interested in seeing that? Let me know in the comments section down below ❤

 

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I was very intrigued about the Hangover spray. It claims to be a 3-in-1. A primer spray, a setting spray AND a refreshing spray. I don’t really know what that last one really means but I just took my make up off, toned and then sprayed it on before i went to bed. It did feel refreshing, did I think it did anything? Hmmm no, and when it dried my face went real tight which wasn’t horrible but I’d rather used a moisturiser. Priming my face before applying makeup I actually really enjoyed! My face wasn’t as tacky as I like which I’d get with a cream but it didn’t make my makeup oily, it lasted just as long so i was happy! Now when using it as a setting spray DO NOT do what i did… Press the nozzle down all the way and hard. Otherwise its like someones pissing on your face and you’re left with big drop marks ruining your foundy. Press down hard and all the way really makes it a nice fine mist. Hold it a little further away then usual too becuse alot comes out! What I loved about this as a setting spray is when it dries down you can feel your face tighten and set but its not a heavy feeling. Like back in the day when you use to use hair spray because you didn’t know setting spray existed… or was that just me?

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Toofaced Hangover 3-in-1 Spray

 

The Too faced Hang Over Primer Spray and Primer cream does get the tick of approval from me! I didn’t get any nasty reactions or break outs which is always good but if you do decide to purchase these and your skin doesn’t agree with it don’t keep using it!

 

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer

The Too Faced Born This Way Concealer which is in the shade light is such a stunning shade on my skin. It perfectly highlighted my under eye and didn’t give me heckaz crows feet and under eye wrinkles so I’m sold!

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Too faced Born This Way Concealer

I sometimes find some concealers go really patchy and weird after a few hours of wear but this one didn’t move. It blended out nicely as well and didn’t disrupt my foundation! There are 16 shades available too which is great!

 

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Too faced Born This way concealer in shade Light swatch
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Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in shade Light

Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette

I was so excited to try the Cocoa Contour Palette! I’d heard so much good things and they didn’t disappoint. It blends itself, no word of a lie! The palette I have is in medium which is perfect for my complexion!

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It comes with a cool toned contour shade, a bronzer, a matte highlighter and a shimmer highlighter. It also comes with a contour buki brush.

Contour Shades Left to Right, Light Cocoa, Medium Cocoa, Dark Cocoa, Pop of Light

Ok, so before I get into my thoughts on this palette, can we just take a moment to admire the packaging…. its fucking adorable and to top it off, it legit smells like chocolate! I literally want to lick it! When I finish contouring my face I can smell it for ages and then I crave chocolate, blessing but a curse!

Swatches top to bottom, Pop of Light, Medium cocoa, Dark cocoa, Light cocoa

Now there are a few pros and cons on this. I used the palette on my face in the picture below just so you can see how it looks on my skin.

I used Light cocoa under my eyes and forehead to lighten up those areas and it worked really nicely! It didn’t disrupt the concealer under the eye and the colour pay off wasn’t too washed out and white. The shade Dark cocoa is my absolute all time favourite shade for contouring now. It chisels dem cheek bones like nothing I’ve ever used! I used Medium cocoa to bronze up my cheeks and forehead slightly just to darken up those areas. It wasn’t too orange which I was stoked about! Nobody wants that orange head band! I was so happy with how it applied, didn’t turn out muddy what so ever and like i said above, it literally blended itself! The Pop of Light shade which is the highlighter is a bit chalky and was quite light which did disrupt my bronzer. It also had a lot of chunky gold glitter flecks which were distributed onto my cheeks when I used it which I wasn’t a fan of, pretty none the less just not my thing. I really really tried to like the brush but I’m just being real and I didn’t. It was kind of stiff and when i pressed it into the colour pan it really dug into it which caused a lot of fall out. When using it on my face it did not blend evenly. I looked like that Lindsay Lohan court photo, has anyone seen that? Never mind, i made it work…

 

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Overall this is my all time favourite contour palette, seriously, just buy it. This isn’t sponsored, just trying to look after my gals! Price point is reasonable too, I’ll be ringing mumbre (mum) as soon as this runs out to get me another.

 

Thank you again my loves for following me on this blogging journey! I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am doing it! Stay tuned for plenty more to come, I have so many awesome things coming up in the future! Don’t forget to follow me on instagram @beautifulgossip or my snapchat @hayleylucycally. ❤

Ps, I couldn’t help but leave you with this, see what I mean now? That was me after using that brush, it cant be unseen….

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-Hayley xxx

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Eye Shadow Collection

 

 

My first post on my blog and I’m so excited! I’m thinking I’ll post at least once a week for you all! I’m starting off with a big post, My Eye Shadow Palette Hoard. My god I’ve accumulated some stuff over the years but I 100% blame all the amazing beauty brands that have been releasing such amazing products and Afterpay! Haha! So I’ll post photos of products and if you have a serious problem like me and want to purchase any of these items the websites will be tagged also. Anyways, lets hit it to it!

My Eye Shadow Collection

(well some of it anyway)

Jeffree Star Palettes

My Jeffree Star Palettes, I got my greasy mitts on these bad boys and oh. my. god. no words. All his products are vegan and cruelty free which is just the cherry on top!

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Jeffree Star Palettes

The Beauty Killer Palette is so beautiful! I don’t reach for it like some of my other palettes but if you’re a collector and love Jeffree Star ya gotta!! Real talk though, there are some negatives! That pink… can’t see myself wearing it to take my daughter to Kindy but its still stun. The glitter shade, ‘rich bitch’ is thick af so keep that in mind and don’t go too cray as it did crumble a bit! My favourite shade in The Beauty Killer palette would have to be Courtney, its the perfect transition colour for any look and i sometimes just use that shade on the lid for a more casual look and when i say casual i mean because i slept in and I’m in a rush…

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Beauty Killer Swatches From left to right, Expensive, Confession, Vanity, China White, Black Rainbow, Star Power, Princess, Violence, Rich Bitch, Courtney

 

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Androgyny left, Beauty Killer right

The Androgyny palette. What’s not to love really! The shadows are buttery, blend able and so easy to work with! You can create so many different looks with this! Its so hard to pick a favourite in this palette as they are all so nice but Deja Vu is absolutely amazing! The formula for this colour is perfection but Jeffree wouldn’t release anything less.

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Andgrogyny Swatches From left to right, Androgyny, Fetish, Military, Poison, Swallow, Frosting, Safe Word, Charm, Deja Vu, Dominatrix

 

Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye

Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette has a special place in my heart! My fiance actually stalked Sephora like a creep for weeks before deciding on this for me and he picked perfectly! I love this palette and everything about it! The pigment in these colours are INsane so be light handed! They are buildable too, for an everyday look or a dark smokey eye! If i had to pick one eyeshadow palette to use for the rest of my life I’d 100% pick this one! No negatives just love ❤

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This palette is so versatile and you can create so many beautiful looks with this. I’ve even used some of the colours to contour my face!

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Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Shadow Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

Anastastia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. The hype is real!!! For months I was tossing up whether to buy this and not to mention it’s constantly sold out on Sephora. So for my birthday last month, my girlfriends bought me a Sephora voucher and it just so happened to be in stock! I was all up in that! It’s truly beautiful. You could honestly do so many different eye looks with this palette whether it be neutral looks or something a little more out there and glam. The limit does not exist!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

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Modern Renaissance Swatches left to right, Realgar, Warm Taupe, Venetian Red, Red Ochre, Primavera, Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna, Cyprus Umber, Love Letter, Antique Bronze, Buon Fresco, Vermeer, Golden Ochre, Tempera

Shout out to my girls Shan, Kristi and Nicole for the pressie ❤

Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette

Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette. I cried ordering this palette and receiving it. The shipping is actually wild! All up with shipping this would have cost almost $100! But was it worth it? Yes, yes it was… it’s stunning. Every single colour in this is just beautiful. Morphe have always had such high quality products but this is just on another level. The mattes blend out effortlessly and the shimmers are so beautiful, whether you’ve used a wet or dry brush! Regardless of the prices, don’t let it scare you! It’s so worth it! Just don’t tell my fiance how much it was hahaha!

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Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette

 

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Once again I have no favourites, but I’m so in love with the formula of these colours and the pigmentation is amazing!

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Overall, these palettes are stunning and I’m so lucky to have them in my collection. I highly recommend all of them, they’re so versatile with whatever style of eye shadow you are going for! These are just a few of many and I look forward to showing you what else I have!

I hope you enjoyed my first post! Please follow, like or even leave a comment ❤

– Hayley xx

 

 

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Welcome to my blog 🖤

Hey friends! Thank you so much for taking some time out to check out my blog! I basically just wanted to do this to share with you all, all the things in life I love, whether it be make up, hair products or even to just talk shit because my fiancé doesn’t want to listen to it! I’m a stay at home mum with two little girls that are the light of my life! This will be some what of a little project for me, trying new things, sharing the things I already adore and hopefully entertaining you along the way! Stay tuned for more posts weekly and make sure you’re following me on my socials for updates!

– Hayley xx