Fake Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions review

So I recently decided to buy a fake HudaBeauty palette from eBay to test whether it was just as good as the real thing.

I bought the palette for £3.75 from eBay about a week ago.

The real palette is £25 on Cult Beauty, so there is a huge difference in price.

The packaging is almost the same, the fonts are slightly odd, but the ruby’s on the front are completely different. The real palette has metallic reflexes in the ruby and the colours are bright red, whereas the eBay palette is more of a plum red.

                         Real                                                                        Fake

The first thing that I noticed was that the glitter pigments were completely different.

The Top middle ‘glitter’ pigment is more of a coral as opposed to fuchsia pink.

Also, the middle glitter on the right looks more bronze than deep purple.

The colours in the eBay palette are more bright than the original and don’t look exactly alike.

As you can see from the glitter swatches the colours are completely different.

The real palette (which is the first of every swatch) is much more pigmented, with real glitter reflexes running through the colour.

The fake palette has failed to mimic the glitters in the Ruby obsessions palette, especially the last colour, they look like they are two different palettes.

Again, we can see that the colours aren’t a close match, however, the colours do compliment each other. But I did notice that there was quite a lot of fall out from the fake palette and you needed to go over the colour about 2-3 times to get good pigmentation.

I have used the fake eBay palette on the left eye and the real HudaBeauty palette on my right eye.

 

At first glance, the eyes don’t look dramatically different, but if you look closely the right eye is more bright than the left. The colours stand out much more than the left eye. The left is much darker and the right was easier to blend the colours.

I decided to use the matte shades in the palette as the glitters didn’t look anything alike and I wanted the eyes to look as similar as possible, so I wanted to create a pink cut crease and use all of the matte colours to see what look I could create.

Overall, I was surprised with how the look turned out, I’m not in any way shocked that the palette isn’t exactly the same, there’s an old saying that I completely agree with ‘you pay peanuts you get monkeys.’

The glitter pigments especially would be difficult to replicate as the HudaBeauty brand are known for their chunky glitters so I’m not surprised that they look nothing alike.

I do think that you could use this palette again for a pink look and as it’s a small palette it can fit in your handbag or makeup bag and you could even take it on holiday.

This is what the overall look turned out like.

I’m pretty happy with the end result.

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Most Iconic makeup looks of the 00s

Music from the 2000s has to be my all time favourite, I can remember listening to Beyonce, Ashanti and Mary J. Blige from a young age.

I feel that some of their looks have inspired me today, especially with makeup.

So, I’m going to look back on some of the most Iconic makeup looks in the 00s, and it is going to be a huge throwback!

  1. It’s Britney B**ch.

Britney was an icon back in the early 2000s, with her hits of Toxic and Baby One More Time and quickly becoming the Princess of pop, every girl wanted to be like Britney.

But for me, her most Iconic look has to be the I’m a slave for you, makeup.

Britney is slaying the smoky cut crease look, the turquoise shadow and highlighted brow bone really make her eyes pop, and I love the nude glossy lip.

Obviously, a lot of Britney’s makeup looks are amazing, but for me, I love the eye look in Slave for you.

 

2. Christina Aguilera

Know we all know Christina for being a bit well Dirrty, but her fashion and makeup over the years has been experimental and pushed the boundaries.

There so many of her look’s that I love; Candyman, Tilt Ya Head Back and Burlesque.

But the all-time glamorous look has to be Moulin-Rouge

This heavy purple smoky eye look with deep cherry red lipstick is certainly memorable.

The diamond necklace and red satin gloves compliment the eyes, I really love the gems either side of her eyes, the look oozes glamour.

 

3. Beyonce

Queen B has been an icon since her debut days in Destiny’s Child back in the 90s.

Her style has always been prominent and there are so many of her songs that I love.

For me, the most Iconic look has to be in Naughty Girl.

The song opens with her wearing a stunning pink dress with diamonds and suspender tights.

But her smoky eye look and bronzed contour stand out, clearly, B is ahead of the makeup game.

Next shes wearing a beautiful red lace dress, with a fur jacket with a glossy red lipstick.

Both looks are iconic, there are so many makeup looks that Beyonce wears that are stunning.

 

4. Jenny from the block

Jlo has been a beauty icon since day one, and we all know that her love don’t cost a thing, but I bet her makeup bag does!

Jlo’s makeup look in Jenny from the block is so dewy, her skin is glowy and radiant and her statement red lipstick is bold for the makeup look.

The natural thin brows emphasise the gold shadow and highlight on her inner corner.

What I like about this look is how glowy her skin looks and how JLo is wearing a pair of large hoop earrings and a fur coat to tie the look together.

The makeup is simple but it stands out.

 

5. Blu Cantrell

Blu Cantrell’s most iconic look has to be from her Breathe music video with Sean Paul, where she is wearing striking blue contact lenses.

Clearly, we can tell by the video that she loves the colour blue.

Her contact lenses are a stunning pale blue, with a pair of lashes even on the bottom lash.

Blue Cantrell’s glossy nude lip compliments the eye-look and makes her skin appear flawless and glowing.

 

That’s it for my most Iconic 00s makeup looks, please comment below and let me know which makeup look you like the most.

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My favourite vlogger

So recently I was scrolling through YouTube. As you do.

And I was watching some of my favourite bloggers like Hannah Renee, Rachel Leary and Jordan Lipscombe.

When I saw a makeup tutorial by Gemma Louise Miles. So I watched it.

Her makeup is stunning and her house is amazing!

Her style and decor is unbelievable!

I was surprised at first that she was British, as usually when I click on a makeup tutorial it’s by someone American or Australian.

So she blogs about shops that we can go to in the uk. YES!!

There’s nothing worse when you click on a tutorial and all of the makeup is from Sephora..

The struggle is real!

Anyways, Gemma’s house looks like something from Vogue or Elle.

However, Gemma blogs about buying things for her home for Primark and B&M.

Cheap as chips.

Great for us girlies on a budget!

Gemma’s following is huge!

With over 50k followers on Youtube and 45k on Instagram.

Her instagram is so girly, with selfies and outfit of the day photos and videos from her Youtube channel.

She posts regularly on her social media and uploads 2-3 times a week on YouTube.

My favourite video’s she uploads to her channel are her Primark hauls, as I do love Primark, and I love a good deal!

She confident in-front of the camera, really chatty and sweet.

I would 100% recommend watching her channel she’s so lovely and her style is so like mine.

If you aren’t already subscribe to her channel and follow her on Instagram.

I’m really excited to see her Christmas uploads as she did mention that she would be doing baking for both Halloween and Christmas.

Eeeek!!

I can’t wait for Christmas now!

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Bonded extensions

 

 

I’ve always wanted to have thick voluminous hair, but unfortunately my whole life I’ve had thin flat hair.

I recently bought synthetic extensions from Lulabellz, they were a decent price and were long but I found it difficult to colour match my hair to the extensions.

In the past I’ve tried weaves, but I found that they didn’t last very long and damaged my hair badly.

As the hair is sewn into your hair, it can get quite itchy and as your hair grows the weave grows out so you cannot brush the hair properly, so your hair gets very knotty.

The major ‘issue’ with getting bond is of course the price.

If you go to a local salon you’re more likely to get a reasonable price for the hair.

My hairdresser trained with Balmain hair, who can charge around £600 for bonded hair extensions.

That maybe fine for reality stars like Charlotte Crosby or Megan McKenna, however for the rest of us… it’s a bit much for hair!

I found a good deal for bonded extensions at Diva Hair and Beauty Salon in Tile Hill, Coventry.

I paid £230 for 100g of Brazillian hair.

The main problem we all face with colour matching, (especially for blondes) is getting the exact colour match, because hair is so complex and there are various shades to match.

My hairdresser Kianna, matched up my hair with the colour wheel and found two colours that matched perfectly.

I managed to get an appointment quite quickly considering how long you can usually wait.

I was able to get an appointment within a couple of weeks.

The application process of the extensions took roughly just over a couple of hours.

I was absolutely in love with the end result!

The hair blended in so well to my natural hair, and looked so silky smooth at the end.

My extensions were 23 inches in length, so quite long!

They are so easy to style, and are great for adding volume.

I had so many compliments on my hair, and I feel really confident.

Although, the aftercare can be quite tiresome.

You cannot leave the hair wet especially if you are going to sleep.

It’s important that you dry the hair after washing it.

When you are going to sleep you have to plait the hair to prevent it from knotting in the night and ruining the hair.

As my natural hair gets quite knotty, I have bought a tangle teaser to brush through my hair and keep it in good condition.

After 3 months the bonds need to be removed, some are likely to have fallen out, that’s normal.

You can send the hair off to be rebonded, and re-applied.

At Diva Salon they charge £80 to reapply them.

Of course, if you don’t take care of the hair, don’t keep it in good condition, then you won’t be able to reapply them.

However, if you prefer to have next bonds, then pay £230 for the new set.

It may be a bit pricey over the year, but the price of beauty is not cheap.

And it still works out cheaper than the one set of hair from Balmain.

So, go for it girl!

Richsuit review

Thinking about purchasing a wig from Richsuit.com ?

Well DON’T!

About a month ago I was scrolling through Facebook and saw an advert for wigs.

I thought I’d look on the website as it seemed legit and I thought that Facebook wouldn’t advertise a bad website..

..I was wrong.

I saw a stunning platinum blonde wig that I loved, the website included a video of a girl trying on the wig and I thought that it looked fine.

The wigs were also on sale so they were half price.

So I scrolled through the website and saw a lovely silver wig and purchased that too.

Below are the images on the website of the silver wig I bought.

In total the wigs came to £46.97

Which considering they were supposed to be about £100, I thought I got a good deal.

The wigs arrived within 7-10 days which at the time I was impressed with.

However.

I opened the wigs and they looked nothing like the photos on the website

I tried the “silver” wig on first..

I imagined that it would resemble Kim Kardashian, instead I looked like an old hag.

I’d honestly seen better wigs in my schools drama cupboard.

The platinum wig was infact platinum, but the roots were a greyish colour.

So it looked like my silver wig had been dipped in bleach.

Obviously, I wanted a refund.

That was easier said than done.

Unfortunately.

I thought I’d be able to find the return address on the website, but they didn’t actually say the address, all they said was that

“Our policy lasts 30 days. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.”

I tried messaging them through their website, on Facebook as well as email.

I heard nothing for weeks.

Then I was really annoyed and demanded that they’d reply to me asap otherwise I’d get my refund if they give me the address or I complain to my credit card company.

They replied to me.

“Dear friend,we are fully sorry about the wigs.
Sometimes that it is hard to exactly look like the image online. I will confirm with our factory and discuss the factory and we will improve the quality of the wigs. Hope you can understand.”
I had to read it several times because the grammar was poor, and I couldn’t believe that they had completely dodged the question about giving me the return address, and admitted that they don’t exactly look like the images online. And they hope I ‘understand’ that basically I wasn’t getting my refund.
Well… I was furious.
I couldn’t believe how they’d spoken to me and addressed me as ‘friend’.
Although after my next email demanding that they give me the return address , I don’t think I was their ‘friend’ anymore LOL.

“Hi, have received your information, we will tell the factory feedback to your situation, to give you a reply later, please be patient and thank you for your support and understanding.”

Clearly I wasn’t getting anywhere.
So I contacted my credit card company and explained everything.
They were completely on my side, and got my refund back to me.
I would highly recommend researching companies before you buy from them, and if you purchase a product that isn’t what it was supposed to be to write a review to warn the next person.
I would never buy a product from Richsuit.
I thought that buying a wig from eBay or amazon would be a bad idea.
But I saw a wig review by Youtube star Jordan Lipscombe after she’d purchased different styled wigs from Amazon.
They were way better than the wigs I bought.
And at least you can return them easily if buy them from Amazon.
Anyways, Thank you so much for reading, hope this helps!