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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Body Shop | Shimmer Cubes Palette

Whilst I was away on hols, I did some guest posting for some other bloggers too! This one here, is one I did for the absolutely gorgeous Sammi of Samantha Avena  (pretty please go and check out her blog, it's full of amazing photography and wonderful lifestyle stories). I'm a little bit in love with her to be honest. In the least creepy way, obviously. Anyway, I thought you guys might like to see what I wrote over on her blog!


It’s quite odd really, the product I’m about to mention has been a staple in my makeup routine since I can remember. I’m talking almost 10 years folks (I know, I’m that old); but it’s the only makeup product I own from this brand. How ridiculous.
 The Body Shops Shimmer Cubes are literally my favourite thing ever. In one little pot you get 4 different cubes of eye shadows. There are quite a few to choose from in the range and I own the Shade 06 in ‘warm’.
I love the idea of them being in cubes, it’s super cute and makes me happy (it’s the small things, eh?) :) Each little pot is generous in size, meaning that they last forever and a day. I’ve literally had mine for over a year and have hardly made a dent. Obviously the colours chosen in each palette are there to complement each other, and blend beautifully. I’m not the best at achieving a ‘smoky eye’ look, but here’s my typical way to wear these four shades together…

Natural, and easy. I'm not really one for anything too heavy. Now, pigmentation/staying power is clearly a huge factor considered when choosing your eye shadow and these certainly don’t disappoint. I think the main reason these last so long is that you need minimal product to achieve a dramatic look, and even less to achieve a subtle glow (like mine); and it will stay put for hours. One of these bad boys will set you back £16, but when you take into consideration the quality of the product, and how long it will be sat on your dressing table, I think it’s completely justified!

You can also get 40% off your order online with Body Shop today!! Just type in TIME at checkout to redeem your discount :) Barrrrrgaiiiiiiinnnnn!

What do you think; does this beauty tickle your pickle? Or do you have a favourite palette I should know about?

32 comments:

Kelly Elmore said...

I love these eyeshadows too, I like to steal them from you when we go out ;)

Charlie said...

i actually dont own any make up from the body shop! these look lovely though xx

daniella-r said...

I've never owned any make up from the Body Shop, I only recently bought their BB cream to try out, which is nice now but when my tiny amount of shade vanished will be a bit orange, so hit and miss. I do like the smallness of these cubes though :)
Daniella x

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WonderfulYou said...

You little thief ;) xxx

Daisycakes said...

I work for the body shop and I utterly adore these, I love that you can pop the individual shadows out and put the lid on - so clever! Xxx




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WonderfulYou said...

Ahh you should try these out Charlie, I really love them :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Ooh I'm not a fan of BB cream, but I have heard good things about their other makeup items. These are really so lovely though :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Oooh, cheeky discount ;) haha. They're lovely aren't they! I've been buying them for so long xxx

Beauty Fiend said...

Lovely eye shadows! I have some shimmer cubes from last Christmas that were in blue tones and they are gorgeous
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The Party Chief. said...

I love these colours, bronzes and browns are classic and great for winter after all the garish brights of summer!
You have a great blog, I have really enjoyed reading, maybe check out mine?
xxx
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WonderfulYou said...

Oooh, lovely! I haven't tried any of the others colours, but thinking I might ask for a few one this Christmas :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

They really are aren't they? Much prefer softer tones :) xx

Sophie said...

I love this! Considering ordering as Body Shop are doing a 40% off thing today!

I'm having a giveaway at Sophie Rose Beauty Blog, make sure to check it out! :) x

Jodie said...

aah I've been eyeing these up for god knows how long now, they're literally the most perfect colours! Love how you've used it :) x

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Hev said...

Oooh these look lovely! I'm forever lusting after a Naked palette but I have the Stila In the Light palette, which is sort of the same sort of neutral colours but a lot cheaper. And it has more matte shades than I (THINK) the Naked has, but I'm not 100% sure. Maybe I'll have to buy myself one of these little babies to keep me going until I (inevitably) end up caving and buying the UD palette..Hmm... xxx

Hev said...

PS. I've never come across Samantha's blog before (I must've been living under a rock, I know) but I think I'm actually in love. So thank you for sharing! x

Laura said...

Lovely blog - thanks for tweeting me your link! Now following :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Awh thank you Laura :) xxx

Amy said...

I love these Shimmer Eyeshadow Cubes, I own the purple one and the blue/grey one at the moment, I also have one that I got really cheap in a clerance section for £5.00!

They are beautiful eyeshadows, meaning I had to buy my mom two last christmas. She loves them just as much :)

Great post Meg

Amy xx
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WonderfulYou said...

Oooh £5!! Jealous! They really are so pretty though :) my mum has them too, haha xx

Sophierosehearts said...

Ooh these look lovely, cute packaging too :)

Sophierosehearts x

AmyBell said...

These look amazing, they're exactly the kind of shades I like. My friend actually works there, I'll need to see if she can get me a cheeky discount! also, thank you so much for voting for me in the Wildfox competition <3 x

Melanie Jane said...

This looks really pretty. I'm quite surprised at the price though, considering it's Body Shop, but then again, I haven't been in there for a long while.
Ilove that you can take the little cubes out, so cute!
Mel x

melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

WonderfulYou said...

:) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Oooh Amy, send a cheeky discount my way ;) haha. Awh, that's quite alright such a shame you were away on hols, you should've won!!xx

WonderfulYou said...

They are lovely aren't they Mel! I suppose it is quite expensive, but they haven't changed their prices in years on this. I think for the quantity you're getting though it works out cheaper than some palettes. xx

Brooklyn Grace said...

Great post!!
I love the colours
kisses

Boomerang Plus said...

Nice shade :)

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Katie Frank said...

omg, these colours are so perfect <3 i do love them. and your make up is so perfect too.. wow <3
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Charlotte said...

These always look so pretty in the shop but for some reason I've never bought one! :S X

Charlotte said...

I own this palette but have never thought to wear the colours together (reason 1 for me not to run a beauty blog right there) it looks so pretty! I always wear the lightest shade and the gold shade, sometimes together, sometimes not, but have never used the darker tones before. Will have to give this smoky eye look a go

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

I've been thinking about getting this palette, and I have to say that the colors look great on you! I might have to get it myself :)

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