Monday, 12 August 2013

American makeup haul!

Hiya everyone, it's been two weeks since I last posted about going to Boston, not that I've been counting because I had such a lovely time! I'm back now anyway and recovering (slowly) from jet lag, as promised I purchased a few things makeup wise from the US of A and I've been dying to share with you all what I got! I think I fell in love with America whilst I was there and I could ramble on for a long time about what I got up to and where I went (If you'd like to know more about my trip, comment below and I'll do a separate post!) but without further ado I present to you.. 


I've done some initial thoughts on some of my favorites!


 If you've read my beauty wish list you'd know this was an item on it which I can now cross off! I wanted to wait till America where I knew it would be cheaper to buy it and I did just that. I haven't used this product yet but when I've tried it a few times I'll roll up my sleeves and write a review for you guys. I'm hoping it will live up to my expectations, if you've tried it please comment below and tell me what you think?  


I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS MASCARA. Maybe it's because I don't replace my mascara's as often as I should and they go gloopy but I genuinely think this is the last mascara I'll ever try, it does what it says on the bottle, no more clumps for me! 

(If you'd like to get your hands on this mascara and you're from the UK try MaxFactor's Clump Defy mascara it's exactly the same thing) 


I was drawn to the colours in this wet 'n' wild palette. I've never played around with greens on my eyes so I didn't want to buy and expensive eyeshadow to find they didn't suit me and at $4.99 this in my opinion is a steal for 8 very pigmented lovely eyeshadows, that, as you can see I've already dipped my brushes into! 


Whenever I'm in America (which sadly isn't often) I ALWAYS without fail pick up a few hand sanitizers from bath and body works. In the UK I always find the hand sanitizers sold don't smell very nice? They smell rather too chemically for my liking, anyway these hand sanitizers smell like perfume! I've had people compliment me on my scent when all I'm wearing is hand sanitizer on my hands! 

Here are some other bits and bobs I picked up whilst I was out there: 

I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope that wherever you are you have a lovely day!

Thursday, 25 July 2013


After waiting 365 days (believe me, I counted) It's finally time for me to fly across the world to the US of A that's right guys Ellie's jetting off to Boston! Other than the amazing scenery in the area we're going to, I'm particularly excited to visit Target, Ulta, Sephora and well, you get the idea! EXPECT AN AMERICAN MAKEUP HAUL GUYS! (Sorry about the abundance of explanation marks in this post, it's just, well, I'm ridiculously excited!)

See you guys on the flip side, oh and who likes my passport cover? I personally adore it!

 I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope that wherever you are you have a lovely day!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

My beauty wish list

Considering I'm currently very much reliant on the pocket money my dad gives me each month to fund my makeup habits, usually I steer clear of the department stores and head over to Boots instead. For that reason I thought that it would be fitting to post my makeup wishlist because, well, if I can't actually buy the things nothing's stopping me fantasize about owning them! 

I've compiled a list of 5 items that I dream about owning on a regular basis:

1: Bobbi Brown corrector 

When I first began to take an interest in makeup I purchased Bobbi Brown's book 'Beauty Rules', I love the company's principles and although I've never had the pleasure of owning one of their products the shining reviews I've read have definitely tempted me! Bobbi Brown's corrector is often talked about in the beauty world and my quest for light flawless makeup has led me towards this product. Advertised as a 'A wakeup call for tired eyes' it's definitely top on my want list especially at the moment as my sleeping pattern is pretty non existent.  

2: It's A 10 Miracle Leave In Product

You-tube is definitely the root of this want, everyone that tries this product raves about it or at least everyone that I've watched. My hair currently is in a state of neglect, it lacks moisture and general pizazz so I think this product would do wonders for my hair which I often long to swap for thick wavy locks. The product itself it suppose to deliver the following results: 'repairs, adds shine, tames frizz, protects color, detangles, prevents split ends, curbs breakage, softens, boosts body, and protects hair from heat'. I doubt it delivers on all these things but the reparative nature of this product is cause enough for a stop on my list. 

3: Bioderma 

Along with my hair my skin could do with a bit more effort in the care department but alas, everything that works appears to be a little out of my budget.. I'm literally kicking myself about not picking a bottle of this up when I went to Paris last year because the price seems to double as soon as you cross the border into the UK! I'm lazy taking my makeup off and often use cleansers which advertise their makeup removing qualities, these however never seem to ring true as I often wake up with black smudges from the previous days mascara. Positive reviews claim Bioderma removes 'EVERYTHING' and that sounds like a promising prospect! 

4: 'SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL' Bronze Universel Bronzing Makeup Base

I'm pale, I wouldn't call myself 'porcelain pale' but let's put it this way, I'm either white or red which makes bronzers useful, particularly in the summer. A hate has recently sprouted deep within me for all face products containing glitter, alongside this hate, a passion for all face makeup not in powder form has blossomed which makes finding drugstore bronzers a difficult task. It appears if I want a bronzer that meets these two specifications, high end is the direction I will have to take. 

5: Powder Pop by BeneFit Cosmetics Travel Set

I'm pretty sure this product is discontinued but a girl can dream right? I LOVE benefit boxed blushes, although I currently own 0 from what I've heard and seen they look to die for. I particularly want to try the 'dandelion' blush but I don't want the commitment of one box so 'coralista', 'dandelion' & 'dallas' all in one travel sized palette seems perfect! I do own the hoola bronzer by benefit so I'll be interested to try the dallas bronzer and compare the two. 

I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope that wherever you are you have a lovely day!

Sunday, 14 July 2013


Hello people of the blogging world specifically those of you who have taken the time out of their day to read my first post which I'm a little (okay maybe very) excited about. I've debated on whether to start a blog for a long time and I've been inspired recently by the likes of Tanya Burr and Zoella so I thought now would be a good time to dive in headfirst! 

"What will you be blogging?" I hear you ask, that's a very good question I will be posting as regularly as possible about my beauty habits, think monthly favorites and everyday makeup but with a splash of random bits and pieces every now and then. 

I thought that with this being my first post I should give you an introduction of myself:

My name is Eleanor (explanation as to why my blog is called 'Alices palace' is provided on the 'ABOUT' page) I'm 16 and I'm from London (England). I live with my mum, dad and sister oh and not forgetting our small fluffy rescue dog called Benny. If I'm not sleeping I'm reading and if I'm not reading I'm watching various beauty gurus and longing for their makeup collection. 

I strongly encourage everyone reading this to follow my blog and keep your eyes peeled for my first (proper) post because it would mean a lot and I'd love you very much if you did. 

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I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope that wherever you are you have a lovely day!