Idle Hands Jewellery *

27 June 2016

Idle Hands are a relatively new UK based online jewellery shop specialising in a variety of sterling silver and gemstone jewellery and accessories. They stock all kinds of jewellery from one off pieces to necklaces, to midi and normal rings, to bracelets and sometimes headpieces! 

I was sent 5 of their newest rings to celebrate them hitting 30 thousand followers on their Instagram page! Which you can visit here

The first amazing ring I was sent is this Sterling Silver Amethyst Ram Skull Ring. It comes in sizes S/M and M/L and is made completely from sterling silver so it won't make your skin go green or anything if you have metal allergies like I do. It has a relatively large amethyst gemstone in the middle of the skull which gives the ring a more of a girly look so the skull isn't as harsh as it could be. Amethyst is the birthstone for anyone born in February (me!) and is also traditionally worn to guard against poison. This ring costs £32 and also comes with a black onyx gemstone too. See the ring here

The next is equally as pretty as the one above. This Sterling Silver 'Death Becomes Her' Black Onyx Skull Ring. The ring has a large black onyx gemstone set between two silver skulls. This is a really interesting ring and can easily be worn with multiple rings and with many outfits. It also comes in sizes S/M and M/L for £35. This ring is also available in labrodite, which is a greeny yellow shade, amazonite which is a green shade and amethyst and is completely made from Sterling Silver too. See it here.

Next, I got this super pretty and delicate Purple Garnet Moon Ring. This piece is currently pre-order on the website and will be sent out as soon as they get some in stock. It is fully adjustable so will fit anyone and is silver plated. This plated ring will mean that the ring won't give you any allergies, but over time with continuous wear, it might make your fingers slightly green! This gorgeous ring is only £3.50! Whats not to like? See it here.

Next is this pretty Hamsa Outline Ring. I love hamsa hands so this ring is perfect for me! It comes in one size which is a medium which fits my fingers fine. I have quite slim fingers so on a larger pair of hands, it could easily be worn as a midi ring. This ring is also silver plated, so as above, after continued use, it may cause you fingers to go a bit green, but it will be fine for a relatively long amount of time, so its really nothing to worry about! This ring is £3.50 and can be seen here.

And last but not least, is this La Lune midi ring. It is silver plated and has the words "la lune" and a little moon engraved into it. Its really pretty and I have seen this online all over so they are very in at the moment! On me, its not a midi ring size, however as said before, I do have slim fingers. So really, this could be worn either as a midi or a normal ring. Its only £5 and you can see it here.

All the jewellery on this site is amazingly pretty and are also so well made. They delivery world wide and accept returns if you aren't happy with your product. Some pieces on their site is often one off or of limited quantity, so my advise would be if you like it, get it, as it may not be there fore long! 

Kylie Metal Matte Lip Kits - Review

22 June 2016

You’ve probably all heard of Kylie Jenner’s lip kits, they are spoken about all over! Everyone has one, or everyone is waiting to order one in the next batch (which is due this weekend with 2 new blue toned shades ready for the 4th July celebrations in America!) I have seen nothing but good reviews for the original matte shades and I’ve have been loving the look of her new metallic shades. 

So when I was sent 2 of the Metal Matte lip kits, I say kits, but these metallic ones actually just come on their own - without the matching lip liners, I was extremely excited to try them out. 

The Metal Matte collection have the same formula as the matte kits, therefore have long-lasting wear with a very creamy feel. They don't dry out the lips like other matte liquid lipsticks do, and of course, they have a very bold and high impact metallic colour. I was sent 2 out of the 4 shades, Heir and Reign. See the full range here.

Reign is probably my favourite. Its a brown/bronze colour with a hint of red. Obviously this colour is dark, so its probably not a everyday wearable shade for us girls with pale skin, but for a night out or a festival where you want a cold look, its perfect. And for those of you with darker skin, this shade could be worn everyday and on a night out depending on what you're into. 

The second one I was sent was Heir. This shade is a light pink/nude/goldy colour, almost like a rose gold but slightly lighter. From what I had seen online, this is the most wearable shade from the collection, however I disagree on my skin tone. Personally this colour makes me look slightly washed out, however I have seen it on other people and it looks great. This shade is a wearable shade for people with a darker or warmer skin tone as me, I would say. The swatch looks great but its a bit disappointing when I put it on my lips. 

The metallic liquid lipsticks are currently only sold online on Kylie’s Cosmetic website (as with all of her other shades) which you can get to by clicking here. As usual, they're all sold out, however, if you follow Kylie on any of her social media, she keeps everyone updated with when they're restocked and everything. They sell for $18 which is about £12. However there is then shipping to add on and also if you're outside of the USA, there is also import taxes, so the lip kits do end up being around £30-40, or so I’ve heard. 

Swatches of Reign and Heir
There is a few high street companies which are jumping on the metallic band wagon and are bringing out similar shades for a tiny fraction of the price. Currently the only one I have seen in the UK hughstreet is the MUA Luxe Metallic Liquid Lipstick, which is £4, sold in Superdrug (on sale for £2 at the moment!) The shade Blaze is a red/bronze colour so is similar to Reign, here. And there other similar shades in the MUA collection also, including a shimmery black, which is close to the newest in Kylie’s collection, here

If you're wanting to find some hightstreet dupes for the matte lip kits, here in the UK, I have a blog post coming up in the next few days showing you similar shades, all under £7! Keep a look out on my social pages and also here! 

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