Saturday, February 04, 2017

I'm Back At University

After being off from uni for almost 2 months, I went back this week for semester two of my second year. Can I just say, I am honestly shattered? I forgot how tiring it all was. I was only in for three days, Monday, Thursday and Friday but it genuinely felt like I was in every day from 9 am to 5 pm. I hope you all don't mind that I've decided to do a little rant about my first week back at uni. 

On Monday, I started for 11 am which in reality, isn't all that bad. However, I still had to be awake early because I had to leave my house by 9.30 am since my uni is pretty far from home. The session in itself wasn't all that bad. It's a short fiction module, and it looks interesting. I'm pretty much alone without my girls on Monday though since we're only doing two modules together this semester but it's not all that bad since I like being alone. On Mondays, I'm at uni till 5 pm and my gosh, was I tired or what by the time I got home? I couldn't focus on anything, I just spent the night on Netflix!

Then I have a break for Tuesdays and Wednesdays which is alright, but it's awkward to have my two days off in the middle of the week. I would honestly rather have them at the beginning or the end of the week. I'll be honest. I was supposed to do some work but I mainly slept and watched Netflix haha.

On Wednesday evening, I was filling in my planner with all the assignment deadlines. It was a scary task because I realised I have 6 assignments to do this semester, 5 of them being in May like the picture shows and 1 in April. I have an individual presentation to do which is in April. I then have two 4000+ word assignments due, 1500 and 2500-word assignments about work placement and lastly a 750-word dissertation proposal all due in May. The last one is what scared me the most. I have to start preparing for my dissertation. Fuck! The actual word that came out of my mouth. For some odd reason, it had slipped my mind. It's scary, but I'm genuinely excited too!

This is one of my planners! It's a personal-planner, and I have some videos on it on my YouTube channel so click here and here to watch them. Stay tuned for a planner related blog post soon on a new planner I have bought. 

Before I knew it, Thursday rolled around, and it was time for another lecture. Well technically it's a workshop but same thing really. This was the first day I saw my friends after weeks since we were all busy with work and work placement during our break. It was a relaxed lesson, but that might've been because I was with my friends haha.

Today is Friday (well when you're reading this, it's Saturday, but I'm writing this on Friday night) and I had my creative writing module. Unfortunately, Fridays are my only 9 am starts. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not a morning person at all, so Fridays are going to be difficult for me for the rest of the semester. It was a nice lesson though because I love the lecturer. He's funny and funny lecturers are nice when you're really tired! I learnt we'll be doing some experimental poetry (ooh, exciting!) and we looked at some poetry and short fiction.

It's the end of the first week, and it honestly wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Yes, I am tired, but it's not been bad. Actually, tired is an understatement. As I am writing this, I feel myself drifting off into sleep, that's how tired I am. I feel like as the weeks go on, I might feel differently but I guess that's natural really. I feel excited for this semester, and I can't wait to learn more new things and just enjoy the semester. That's a big thing. I want to enjoy this semester because today my friend Naima mentioned how this time next year, we will be stressed and focusing on our dissertations, so we want to take this semester to obviously work hard but also to enjoy uni life.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this. Are you a student? How's education treating you right now? Let me know in the comments, and I'll talk to you all soon xoxo

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Work Placement In Marketing Week 3

Hi guys, I'm doing the last blog post to discuss my work placement in digital marketing. Wow, it's the third week! That's crazy because it doesn't seem like it was 3 weeks ago when I was panicking and nervous about starting. It's weird how fast the time has gone. I've learnt so much but first, let's break down what I have done over this week. 

Day 1
As per usual over the last 3 weeks, I started my day with checking out social media on Hootsuite. Seeing if there were any tweets to like or retweet. I then went on to scheduling some photos for the next few days on Instagram. Naturally, this took up a fair bit of my time because it takes me a while to choose the right photo and then to go ahead and edit it too. So this took up a fair chunk of my morning. I then got given a task to create an email for a ring company which I did before and after my lunch break. The last few hours I spent on social media again. It was somewhat relaxed for a Monday which was great because I was tired and haven't really recovered from my cold over the weekend.

Day 2
I started my day with social media as per usual. I then did another email to one of the companies, and this took up most of my time before and just after lunch because I'm a slight perfectionist sometimes.
After lunch, I went on to scheduling some tweets for one of the companies. And from there on, I mainly stayed on social media. I did occasionally break by proof-reading blog posts, but I stuck to social media generally.

Day 3
I started with social media again. I think over the last 3 weeks it's become a habit that I just automatically do as soon as I settle down at the computer. I spent an hour or so doing that, trying to find a pretty picture for Instagram took me a while haha. I later was on one of the diamond ring companies' Twitter and unfollowing competitors or people that aren't following back which aren't relevant using one of those online apps that show you who is not following you. I did this for a while then I got bored, so I went for lunch. After lunch, I did the previous task for a little while, but then I was given a blog post to do. Yay! I was getting bored again, so it was great. It was on garden sheds, not the most riveting of subjects but it was different. And that was my last task really. I've only got 2 days to go and then I am done. Bittersweet feelings.

Day 4
Today I did my regular routine of checking social media specifically Instagram. The director was out at a meeting, so I was given a blog post to do. It was so interesting (not really), and it was about heated car seats. I had to write a post discussing the benefits. It was difficult because all I could think of was how it keeps your behind warm, haha but I got there eventually and was able to bash out a pretty decent (if I do say so myself) blog post. Later in the afternoon, I worked on updating the listings on the Jewellery Quarter which meant I had to brace the cold to take a picture of one of the new restaurants that had opened up last month. It was cold, and my fingers were numb, but I got a good photo so yay! I was supposed to write a blog post about this new restaurant but never got around to doing it, so I think I'll do it tomorrow on my last day (cries).

Day 5
The first thing I did when I got in was the blog post from yesterday. Since I never got around to doing it yesterday, I thought I should do it today. It wasn't too difficult, but it took me all morning to complete it! I also bought some chocolates in since it's my last day so let's just say that there was a lot of chocolate eating in the morning.

Look how yummy the chocolates look! The small box is from a place called The Chocolate Quarter in the Jewellery Quarter. They even sell vegan chocolate! I went there for that reason since 2 of the girls in the office are either dairy-free or vegan. 
I then worked on some social media stuff for a little while, and soon it was time for lunch. The director treated us all out for lunch which was really nice. The food was tasty and the company was great. In the afternoon, I worked on my last blog post which was about paid vs. organic advertising. It was an interesting topic, so it was fun doing the research for it. Before I knew it, it was the end of the day. I ended the day going out for dinner with the girls and went to Wagamama's for the first time ever.

All the food I ate on my last day haha! The top row was lunch, and the bottom row was dinner. I really love food, so it was the best day out of the three weeks.

All in all, I enjoyed my placement a lot. I feel blessed that I got the chance to work with some amazing people and learn so many new skills. Even the skills I already had such as the blogging, I learnt how to expand and strengthen that skill.

By doing this placement, it has confirmed that the digital marketing industry is an industry I'm excited to work in once I graduate. It feels great to finally have more of an idea of what career I want to go into after years of jumping from different career prospects. 

Thank you all for following along with my three-week journey. I shall talk to you guys soon xoxo 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Work Placement In Marketing Week 2

Hi guys, I'm now onto my second week at the placement at the digital marketing company. It's crazy! I'm already on the second week. I'm hoping to learn some more skills that will be important and continue creating blog content and managing social media platforms for the company. This week has gone by pretty fast so let's get into what I did each day.

Day 1
Today was the start of my second week at placement. I started the morning with managing the social media accounts using Hootsuite. After doing this for about 20-30mins, I got bored and moved on to my next task for the day. I was already introduced to MailChimp last week, but today I made two different campaigns to email out to a bunch of subscribers. It was a lot of fun. I created a fun poster image in Canva (I love that site. Note to self: use it more often) and wrote out the email and all. It took up a lot my time, so I did that until late afternoon. After my lunch break, I was told to sort out my LinkedIn page by the director. I've had it set up for a year or so, but I got quite lazy and never actually filled it out to its full capacity, so I did that today. I worked on adding more details about myself and made a couple of connections just before it was around 5 pm which meant time to go home. 

Day 2
I walked in, and everyone was pretty busy and involved in their own work, so I just settled down. I checked the social media platforms and managed to get up a post to Instagram. Then the director showed me how to make connections on LinkedIn and left me to that. I did that for a while until I got bored and moved back to social media management. After my lunch break, I asked if there was a blog post I could write and there was for one of the diamond ring companies. It is hard to write, but I learnt so much by doing research and managed to conjure up a pretty decent blog post.

Day 3
I was so late today. It was scary because the whole point of this placement is to sort of replicate the working world but in a safer environment, I guess? And I was scared because it was the first time I was as late (by half an hour might I add). But it was chilled as usual in this office. The girls literally just thought I wasn't going to come in today. I was, and I am still feeling really ill but no rest for the wicked. I want to do my 3 weeks straight to get it out of the way of other pending things when the second semester of uni starts back up for me in February. For the last 2 hours or so of the morning, I just managed the social media accounts. I even managed to get another picture up on the Instagram page. I'm really trying while I'm here to bring up the Instagram page to a decent standard since it was unused until I started using it. It was kind of chaotic in the office today because there have been some problems with servers or something like that and a load of clients were constantly ringing up. Luckily for me, I didn't have to answer any phone calls because that would've been terrifying. Just before lunch, I started working on another blog post for a balustrade company which is the first time I'd even heard of that term, but it's essentially to do with stairs. So I mainly worked on that before and after lunch because I didn't want to be a nuisance when there were already problems the team were trying to solve. I was supposed to do an email for that same balustrade company, but I never got around to doing it, so I just ended my day with more social media management.

Day 4
I started the day earlier than before. Well technically I started for 10 am, but I had a small task to do before I got to work at the office. In the evening today, there was going to be an opening of a new pub, so I was told to grab some photos of it since it was on the same road my bus went from. So once I got to the office, I spent my morning doing social media management using Hootsuite. Maybe before lunch or after (I can't really remember) I got around to doing an email for that balustrade company. So I used canva to create a cool image, and I wrote out an email to explain the new blog post and even sent it off. I then later spent the rest of the day doing social media expect it was for the stairs company I did the blog post for the day before. I used Tweetdeck and Hootsuite to schedule content for the current week and next week. I did this for Twitter and LinkedIn this afternoon and didn't finish it since Hootsuite kind of crashed on me. Today was somewhat chilled. My primary focus was social media, and I didn't mind it at all.

Day 5
The first thing I did was to complete the remaining scheduling for the LinkedIn posts I was doing yesterday before Hootsuite crashed. The director asked if I could go out and take more pictures around the Jewellery Quarter and note down any new shops that may have opened up or just might not be on the website. The sun was out for once so it would mean I could get some pretty decent pictures but it was still cold, so I said I'd go in the afternoon. Once I was done scheduling stuff on social media, I decided to head out around 12 pm, and I stayed out for an hour, taking pictures of different shops or cool looking things and also noting down shops that looked new, etc. It was real cold, but since the sun was out, I had the best lighting to take pictures. Here are some of my favourites:

Once I got back to the office, I was starving, so I took my lunch break. At some point during the day, I got pretty ill. I felt a cold overpowering me, and it was a shitty feeling, but hey, in the workforce, you have to continue working so I did. One of the girls did keep checking up on me which was nice. After lunch, I posted one of the pictures above to Instagram and then was interacting on there too with other accounts. I then spent the rest of the afternoon on social media once again. 

All in all, this week has been good. I ended the week by going out to eat with the girls from the office which was fantastic and so much fun. We went to a vegetarian cafe called Warehouse Cafe, and I chose to eat the 'fish' and chips which were fried halloumi cheese with chunky chips. It was delicious, and I enjoyed spending some time with them outside of the office. So yeah, I really have loved this week. I've learnt more, and I like to think I'm going to apply it to my own business that is Iqra Arshad which will help me market my content and all. 

Next week is my last week there, and I'm already dreading it being the last week because I've loved it. Stay tuned for next week's post. Hope you all enjoyed this one and I shall talk to you guys soon xoxo

Friday, January 13, 2017

Work Placement In Marketing Week 1

Hi guys, how are you all doing? I'm doing this post because I am currently on work placement for university. I really wanted a way to write down all my thoughts to remember and also because this work placement thing is an actual assignment that I have to pass. I want to remember stuff that happened so I can discuss it in my reflection portfolio. I thought, well, I already have this space so why not use it because 1) it will help me and 2) it will provide some insight for anyone who is interested in the same industry as me.

I should probably tell you what my placement is right? Well, I have to complete 100 hours of unpaid work placement which roughly works out to 2 and a half (maybe 3) weeks since I am doing 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. I don't really want to give too much away about the company I'm working with because obviously privacy protection and all that. I will tell you that it is based in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter which has loads of business offices and a bunch of restaurants and what not. A truly beautiful area of the city which I had never really been to before. I am working with a social media marketing company, and I'm mainly working under the director himself and two wonderful ladies; one manages all things social media and the other deals with content creation but then again, they are both fluid and work on different things too. Both of these areas are something I was familiar with due to blogging and doing YouTube but I wanted to understand them better according to the industry, so I decided on this place. I was lucky to get a response from the company because a lot of the ones I had contacted didn't get back to me and I was desperately running out of time to submit the form which explained where you were doing your placement. Luckily, the director was the nicest guy ever and offered to allow me to complete my 100 hours here.

Now onto the reflection. I will have 3 posts as in 3 weeks of placement so let's begin with week 1!

Day 1
I was so nervous before walking in but I was literally nervous for no reason. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. And I got along instantly with the women there because we literally connected over makeup. Best thing ever in my opinion! My job was pretty tedious after a while because all I was doing was inputting some data onto the website I was working on for them but still I enjoyed it because the company was great. It's such a chilled out office, and I felt like I belonged from the get-go. I'm actually pretty excited to see what happens tomorrow.

Day 2
I pretty much did a similar task to yesterday. I had to look at all the data instead of just one category of it so it basically took up my full 7 hours that I was there. I had a chilled day again. I got chatting with one of the girls who is interning at the company, and she's so cool. She's Italian, and she's been in the UK since she was 16, but she's definitely still got her awesome accent. She's also vegan, which was pretty cool to discover and talk about. I had fun discussing random stuff with her while the director and one of the other girls who I'm working under had to go off to a meeting. I finished my task of all the data of the companies, so the director said he'll have to find me another job to do tomorrow. To be honest, I quite liked organising all the data of the businesses on the system because I am obsessed with organisation and all, so I found it oddly therapeutic.

Day 3
Today was amazing. The director was out of the office because of meetings, so there was only 3 of us in there today. We were literally listening to some awesome music while working on our own individual tasks. I started the morning with some email stuff. I was told to use MailChimp which is known to be used for email marketing. I'd heard of it before and considered using it myself but never got around to trying it out, so I did today. I created some lists of contacts, dividing the businesses from the shoppers who subscribed the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter website. Surprisingly, it was fairly straightforward, and I'm considering using it myself now. Then I went on to something exciting. I got to write my first blog post on the BJQ website. I'll be honest, it was kind of boring because it's not my usual blogging style, but I found something interesting about museums funding cuts and linked it to a museum in the BJQ and then, I had a blog post. It took me a good 3-4 hours to write out (gah, so ashamed, I can normally write one easily in an hour) but it was cool because it was the only task I had to do so I could take my time with it. The woman in charge of social media checked it over for me, and she loved it. She's going to show it to the director tomorrow morning, and it should go live on the website hopefully, how exciting! I have no idea what I'm going to be doing tomorrow but I guess we'll have to wait and see haha.

Day 4
My tasks for today were to manage social media accounts for the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter so basically the Facebook and Twitter pages. The company I'm doing my placement with use this online software called Hootsuite which is so cool. It allows you to manage around 3 social media accounts (I think you can get more if you upgrade to a paid version) and schedule content so you are active on social media. It was my first time using this software but it was so simple and I kind of want to use it myself so I always have content going up on my Twitter and Instagram accounts. So I scheduled some a few posts on Facebook for the next few days and then also scheduled tweets and was retweeting stuff that was relevant. After a couple of hours it got a bit boring though so for the last hour or two, I was told to write a blog post for a security website which was quite difficult because well, I don't have a clue about CCTV and security systems so I never managed to finish it. I'll have to do it first thing tomorrow morning. All in all, good day today.

Day 5
It was snowing in Birmingham today! Well, only for a small while but it still remained really cold outside and today I was supposed to wander around the JQ and take pictures of shops etc. I did do it eventually but I left it till midday when the sun would be out a little more. So for the morning, I finished the blog post from the day before. It took me a while but I got there eventually haha. Then at around 12 pm, I headed out to take photos for Instagram. It was cold and windy but I got some really pretty pictures. My favourites are the ones I took of St. Paul's Church. And lastly, I was on Hootsuite again managing the social media accounts.

Overall, I've had a pretty good first week. I've really enjoyed it so far. One thing I've learnt though is that if I am going to be doing digital marketing as a career within the next few years, I better start getting used to staring at a computer screen for 7+ hours. My eyes hurt so much at the end of each day, and I've been having pretty bad headaches. Even now as I type, my head is hurting a little. I would've thought I'd be used to staring at a screen considering I stare at my laptop for so many hours in the day, but maybe when I'm at uni or home, I have a sufficient amount of breaks or maybe because I'm multi-tasking? I'm not too sure, but I'll have to get used to that for sure. 

I hope you all stick around for the next 2 blog posts on my progress with my work placement. After those 2 posts, we shall get back to some of my regular content. Talk you guys soon xoxo

Friday, January 06, 2017

Be... By Bubzbeauty & BHCosmetics Palette Review

Hi guys, it's been a while since I've put a post. I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and the holidays and had an awesome new years eve/day. This is my first post of the new year and I couldn't be more excited! You can probably see there have been a few changes around here. I hope you all like the new look of this site, I tried really hard to make this blog look clean and minimalistic. Anyone who's been around long enough knows that my blog has been extremely bright coloured in the past. So now it's clean and I hope you all like this look. So to begin my journey with this newly vamped-up blog, my first post is a makeup related post on a palette I was so excited to buy and I'm incredibly glad I bought it. This post is going to be my first impressions of the Bubzbeauty (Lindy Tsang) and BHCosmetics collaboration.

Firstly I'm going to discuss the packaging. I love the blush pink tone of the outer packaging but I will say now that it is pretty much cardboard packaging. It is definitely sturdy though and I know it's common for BHCosmetics to do cardboard type of packaging. It has some really pretty gold foiled design on the front which is really simple but elegant. Very much screams Bubzbeauty to me! The inside is similar in terms of the colours being blushed pink and gold foil. There's a lovely quote at the top above the mirror which you can't see very well in the picture below but it says 'Be whatever you want to be - Bubbi...'

So inside the palette, we have 12 colours which range from mattes to shimmers. Below you can see the shot of them. We have Happy, Grateful, Genuine, Optimistic, Inspired, Bold, Charismatic, Thoughtful, Able, Confident, Hopeful and Kind. I really like the names of the shadows and they completely reflect Lindy's positive attitude to life. I'll have some individual swatches below so you can see and read my opinions of each of the shadows.

To begin the swatches, I did full arm swatches on my hairy arms (don't mind, it's winter now so the hair is very much needed for insulation!). I did the full row of shadows so that's 6 shadows in each picture. As you can see some show up on my skin better than others and some don't necessarily (Optimistic, we're looking at you, buddy!) but it's all good because I was expecting that when I bought the palette. I think I definitely have some personal favourite shadows which I love and use regularly since I took the pictures for this post.

My favourite colours are definitely in the second row of shadows because there's some nice glittery/shimmery bronze and gold shadows and then we have Confident which comes up almost like a burnt plum colour on my skin which is such a beautiful colour for defining the crease. And my gosh, Able is such a pretty lid colour which I have been using a lot lately. But before I get carried away telling you guys my favourites here, let's move down a bit and show you the individual swatches and tell you what I think of them.

Happy is a shimmery white shade which isn't as shimmery as it looks. It looks like it possibly has micro glitter flecks in it but I think the shadow would be classed as a satin shadow. It doesn't show up that bright on my skin unless you layer it which is what I did for the swatch. I like that it doesn't show up that well because it means I can use it as a subtle brow/inner corner highlight since I don't generally like to use a brighter colour for a highlight on the eyes.

Grateful is an almost light pinky shade but it looks like it might have some grey-ish undertones to it because it can look like taupe in some lighting. Again, another shadow that definitely has specks of glitter in it but nonetheless it is a pretty shadow. It doesn't show up greatly on my skin so I tend to use this as another highlight shade. 

Now Genuine is definitely a taupe shade. If you are unsure what taupe is, to me it usually means a shadow that looks somewhat purple but also grey too. Another shadow that has specks of glitter in it but on this one, the glitter is so tiny, the shadow looks somewhat satin on the lids. It can need some building up but if you use a dense packing shadow brush, the colour builds effortlessly.  

As you can see, Optimistic is non-existent on my skin! However, it isn't completely useless. For me, it works perfectly to set primer or to just use as a base across the whole eyelid space. On fairer skin tones, I can definitely see this being a really pretty and effortless crease colour. 

Next, we have Inspired. I love this shade! It's pretty much your basic deep brown shade but I always love eyeshadows like this because hello? Versatility. I tend to use it to darken up the crease or to line the lower lash line but I feel like if you had lighter coloured hair than I do, you could totally use it to fill in your brows too! The texture of this shadow is buttery but that's the case for most of these and the intensity of it can be built up. The swatch is 2-3 light layers but I have gotten it to be a lot more intense before. 

This shade is Bold. To me, this shade is essentially a darker version of Genuine. Although it is similar to the other shade, I like it because when I feel like doing a purple eye look. It has the perfect amount of shimmer in it which makes it a pretty shade for the lid. It does need a bit of building up but if you don't mind, then it's a great shadow to use.

Charismatic is a very much loved shadow. Just now as I'm writing this, I'm looking at the palette and this is the most used out of all of them haha. I love this mainly because it's a gold shadow and I have a special place in my heart for shadows like this because I use them a lot. It's glittery and a brilliant lid colour. It can be built up or used subtly if preferred. I personally like to use a flat shader brush which has been damped with some setting spray because it makes the shadow a lot easy to glide on easier but it works well either way!

Now we have Thoughtful. This is a bronze shadow which unfortunately I don't use that often but it is very pretty. I can imagine this working perfectly if you were going for a warm look for your eyes. You'd probably have to use an additional palette because for me, I don't think many of the shadows in this palette work well with this specific shadow. It builds up really well so it's a great shadow in my opinion.

Able is kind of similar to Charismatic in the way it is a gold shadow. But don't be fooled! It is still different from it. Able is more of chunky glittery gold. It is really pretty when you want a glittery eye look but don't want to use loose glitter because let's be honest, loose glitter is a pain in the ass to apply and get rid off. It's not too glittery to the point where it can look tacky though, it has the perfect balance of colour and glitter.

Confident is a nice matte plum/purple shade. I love this for darkening up the crease whenever I want something different than your basic brown or black. It also works great when I am doing a purple eye look. Doesn't get used that often by me though because I don't wear purples on my eyes as much as I used to. It's still a buildable easy shade nonetheless. 

If you are someone who thought Happy wasn't bright enough to use an inner corner/browbone highlight, then do not fear! We have Hopeful to fill those shoes for us. This shadow is a beautiful, iridescent white which is perfect for highlighting or using on the lid if you want a bright-eyed look. I love how pigmented it is and it's one of the few shadows that really do show up well on my darker skin tone without having to layer it up too much. 

The last shade in this palette is Kind. I love how pretty looking this shadow is, it's an iridescent shimmery purple colour. I haven't had the chance to use it all that much yet but I love the consistency of it and how easy it is to build up and blend out. It's not too dramatic so it's perfect for those who like a small amount of colour. 

That is the end of the swatches. Hope that wasn't too long of a read but I wanted to review each shade as best as I could. Next, I will show you a few pictures of a look I created uses specifically only shadows from this palette. 

So for this look, I used Optimistic as a base all over the lid up to the browbone. Then I used both Charismatic and Able on my lid because I couldn't choose between both of them. I started with Charismatic then added a bit of Able to add a touch of glitter. I then took some of Thoughtful and used it on the outer corner to add some depth. I also went in with some Inspired to blend out Thoughtful and added it lightly into the crease. And lastly, I used Hopeful on my inner corner. I decided to not use it on the browbone because, well I had bushy brows haha. 

This was one of the most basic looks I've done with the palette but it's the only one I've taken good quality pictures of so hope you don't mind that it's simple. I will be doing a tutorial on my YouTube channel soon so do check it out if you want to see another look using this palette. 

Overall, I really do like this palette. I feel Bubz did a good job with this alongside BHCosmetics. It's really good value for money because it is currently priced at $12.50 which is roughly £10. For thr amount of shadows you get, the price is perfect for someone on a budget. I knew I was going to buy it regardless of the price because I've been following Bubz for roughly 7-8 years and I see her like a big sister I don't have. I like the names she choose because it totally reflects her positive outlook to life. I like to think the names will serve as a reminder whenever I use the palette. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this review. I can't wait to be more active on here this year. Do remember to leave me comments and any suggestions you may have. Talk to you guys soon xoxo