Fräulein 183 Palette Review

I recently ordered the Fräulein Lidschatten 183 Palette from Amazon after seeing it featured in a tutorial on YouTube. It arrived around 3 days after ordering which was great. It was a complete impulse buy as I have 5 Urban Decay palettes and definitely didn’t need another one, but I just couldn’t resist.

The palette includes 3 trays with 168 coloured eyeshadows and 15 blushers, bronzers and highlights (all 3 in 1). The shadows have a few different finishes – matte, shimmer, satin and metallic, so there really is a colour to suit every occasion.


The case is slim and matte black, it reminds me of Sleek’s eye palette packaging. It seems pretty sturdy and you could easily travel with it.

I’ve been using the more neutral colours all this week and overall I’m pleased with them. The colours are so highly pigmented and they last all day.  The shadow pans are quite shallow but there are so many similar shades that there is loads of others to chose from if one gets low. I found the colours worked best when I used an eye primer or some kind of base before applying and a primer will always prevent any creasing as well.

Overall I think it’s a great product in terms of what you get for the price (only £12.99). The shadows don’t match up to the standard of that from MAC or Urban Decay but they do have a good go. I think the palette is perfect for experimenting with different colours you wouldn’t normally use and trying out new combinations.

Kirsty McCall

Strawberry Smoothie

Recently I have been trying to eat healthier and include more fruit and vegetables into my diet. I’ve been trying to have my 5-a-day everyday but I find that I quickly get bored of eating apples and bananas all the time, so this morning I made a smoothie instead.

I didn’t follow a particular recipe, I just used what I had in my kitchen. That’s the great thing about smoothies, you can add whatever you want and experiment to make them suit your taste.

It only took about 5 minutes to make and it tasted great so I thought I would share it with you.


I used –

♥ 6 – 10 Strawberries
♥ Natural Yogurt
♥ 1 Banana
♥ 1 tsp Honey


I threw the ingredients into a hand blender and blended until it was the right consistency. I poured it into a jam jar and added a little swirl of strawberry sauce and a strawberry to the jar to decorate it  (I thought it looked really cute).

Next time I want to make this cinnamon smoothie, I can almost smell it now, yum!

Why not make your own favourite smoothie and tweet me a picture of it @kirst_mcc

Kirsty McCall

Autumn/Winter Wish List

Now that summer has gone and the days are getting colder (and wetter!) I have started to bring my Autumn/Winter clothes out. These two seasons are definitely my favourites and I love layering and mixing different textures of clothes.

I love adding bits and pieces to my wardrobe each year and working with what I have from the previous years as well.  I’ve had a browse round a few of my favourite online shops and put together this wish list, when pay-day comes I’ll definitely be popping out to the shops to make a few purchases!

I hope you like it!

Autumn/Winter Wish List 2013

  1. Topshop Borg Lined Parka Jacket – £95.00
  2. Topshop Aubrey2 Cut Out Boots – £78.00
  3. Topshop Heart Print Shirt – £32.00
  4. Topshop Fleck Oversized Top – £18.00
  5. Topshop Moto Forest Jamie Jeans – £40.00
  6. ASOS Leather Boxy Bag with Front Quilting – £70.00
  7. Topshop Animal Tile Mix Tunic Dress – £46.00
  8. Ted Baker Tasya Phone Case (Butterfly) – £29.00
  9. ASOS Hipanema Shadow Bracelet – £65.00
  10. ASOS Orelia Teardrop Finger Ring Set – £18.00
  11. River Island Floral Tapestry Print Cropped T-Shirt– £15.00

Kirsty McCall

Love Me Beauty – September’s Menu

I have just received my first Love Me Beauty box and I am very impressed!

I have been looking in to subscribing to a couple of beauty boxes for quite a while now and this month decided to take the plunge and take a three month subscription to Love Me Beauty AND Glossy Box (you can never have too many products after all!)

This month was an exciting time for Love Me Beauty Box as it was re-branded. Previously known as the Beauteco Box, according to the Managing Director of Love Me Beauty, Oliver Gauci, the re-brand was due to the similarity of the original name with a different business.

The concept is still the same and you can choose from three different beauty menus each week, all containing a mixture of full size and sample sized products to try!

This month I went for Menu 3.

Menu 3

Matriskim Collegen SerumMatriskin Collegen Serum

To prevent and cure signs of ageing. Fills and reduces wrinkles from day one and removes expression lines in 30 days.

Worth approx £20

£100 for 30ml!!

Murad Osmolyte TonicMurad Osmolyte (My Favourite!)

Replenishes and moisturises to plump and firm skin. Duel-phase moisturising system uses essential nutrients to increase cellular hydration and repair the skin’s barriers while smoothing skin.

I have been dying to try this product ever since the hype for it in the beauty community arose!

Worth £10.00

Nip and Fab Clean Gel FixNip and Fab Clean Gel Fix

Softens and rejuvenates the skin. Plumps fine lines and prevents blackheads from forming. Removes daily dirt and  all makeup, including stubborn mascara!

Worth £10.25

Anatomicals Day and Night Spot StickAnatomicals Day and Night Spot Stick

DAY – Controls grease and regulates sebum production in the skin while smoothing blemishes after breakouts or when w spot first appears!

NIGHT – Natural ingredients remove impurities and works deep down to brighten and heel the skin.

Worth £3.15

Essential Care Gentle Herb ShampooEssential Care Gentle Herb Shampoo

Suitable for all hair types. Relieves itchy or flaky scalps.

Sample Size.

Overall I am very happy with the September Love Me Beauty Box! At only £10.00 I think it’s a great way of trying out lots of new and exciting products and I love the variety of items this month!

If you would like to subscribe to Love Me Beauty, follow this link

Kirsty McCall