Brown hair check! Brown eyes check (ok, ok, she’s more hazel than brown but let me have this moment)! Love of books check! Likes beast-y aggressive men double check! Talks to teacups triple check! Shares slight name association with Disney character check!
I’m Isabella but friends and family shorten my name to all sorts of stuff. Izzy, Bella, Bells, Bell…everyone has some sort of nickname for me. Thank god because if I had to go through life with people calling me Isabella I’d wilt into a little ball of misery. I strongly dislike my name but I don’t mind the nicknames!
Belle from Beauty and the Beast has always been a princess I’m associated with because of my name plus the fact she’s such a book nerd. This totally made me fall in love with her as a child! Not to mention, sit back Imma brag for a second, I look as awesome as she does in yellow.
I’ve been waiting so patiently for I Heart Revolution to finally launch the Beauty and the Beast Collection here in the UK. I was going to ask my best friend who lives in London to just grab it for me and ship it but I’m so glad I waited as it’s officially available on the brand’s website. I’m sure Ulta will get it next but I just ordered it all from their website because I’m an impatient little kid.
I have to say, it’s a total indulgence for me because I actually don’t like the collection that much! It’s mostly the packaging I’m in love with. It’s been a very, very, very long time since I purchased makeup just because I love the packaging and that’s in fact what I did here!
You see for me the first thing that comes to mind for Belle is brown and yellow! Buttery yellows, beautiful browns…That’s Belle for me! And there is plenty of that in the I Heart Revolution Disney Fairytale Books Belle Palette but they also toss in shades inspired by other characters but have the weirdest name placement for them! For example, they have a pretty blue that they call Belle and I get it! It goes with her dress but…I dunno that probably wouldn’t be the shade I’d name after her. On the upside they have some great shades like Gaston which is a gorgeous red! The palette contains a total of 18 eyeshadows as well as three matte blushes and three highlighters! It comes housed in a book-like case with original Disney artwork from the 1991 film.
The collection also includes a shimmer lip topper, a pair of faux mink lashes and a heart-shaped powder highlighter. I did purchase all four pieces because I’m a magpie for anything Disney! I’ll post a review soon!
If Belle isn’t your thing no worries there’s an Tiana and Cinderella Collection as well.
Are you a Beauty and the Beast fan?