Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Bloggers Do It Better | #3 Bright & Neutral

I was a bit stumped for ideas for the third topic of the Bloggers Do It Better challenge, but that's when I realised I had the answer right in front of me! You may or may not have seen my post on Instagram displaying a lot (but only half!) of my Dainty Doll collection. Dainty Doll was unfortunately discontinued sadly; however I managed to pick up a lot of eye shadows from Poundland a while ago. The till operator looked at me like I was crazy but the RRP for the eyeshadows is £11.50, so it was an amazing bargain! Excluding the eyeshadow primer (Frankie Girl), I own 4 eyeshadow shades (I also doubled up on them), of which two are neutral and the other two are bright shades.

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Eyeshadow Poundland

The brighter shades are Lollipops and Roses (pink) and Kingston Town (yellow). The neutral shades are Teach Me Tiger (orange), You Are Experienced (brown).

The pigmentation is amazing on every shade and they blend really easily making them easy to work with. Most of the colours I got are ones I would never usually go near but I thought it'd be fun to challenge myself and take a step out of my comfort zone (for one pound I was willing to risk it!).


Lollipops and Roses -

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Eyeshadow Lollipops and Roses Pink

A really bright eyeshadow that I fell in love with at first sight, and that also has a very long staying power. It makes a statement, especially on pale skin such as my own.

Kingston Town -

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Eyeshadow Kingston Town Yellow

This isn't an eyeshadow shade I would usually go for; however I think it just shouts spring/summer at me! 


Teach Me Tiger -

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Eyeshadow Teach Me Tiger Orange

Teach Me Tiger is a beautiful nude/orange shade that I simply adore. This is my go-to shade that I prefer to wear on a day to day basis.

You Are Experienced -

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Eyeshadow You Are Experienced Brown

You Are Experienced is a matte brown shade which is heavily pigmented and that will last for hours. This is a colour that would suit anybody, especially for doing creases.


Without Flash -

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Eyeshadow Swatch

With flash -

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Eyeshadow Swatch Flash

The eyeshadows are displayed in round, slim-line matte black pots, with a mirror inside. The brand name 'Dainty Doll' is simply printed in gold lettering on the outside which makes the packaging look very sleek and expensive. The outer packaging (not displayed in this post) also has a professional appearance in matte black, with an illustration of Nicola Roberts, and the Dainty Doll logo on the cardboard. While writing up this blog post, I caved and purchased the other 4 eyeshadows I don't own, so expect to see them pop up on the blog sometime!

My picks: Teach Me Tiger and Lollipops and Roses
If you're only going to pick one, make it: Teach Me Tiger

Did you manage to grab yourself a Dainty Doll bargain from Poundland?

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  1. I can't believe how gorgeous these shades are! I'm not sure how brave I would feel pulling off the two bright ones, although I'd love to be able too! I'll keep an eye out in Poundland next time I'm there :)
    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    1. Absolutely! I don't know if they'd still be selling them now but it's worth checking!

  2. Beautifully pigmented eyeshadows! I don't think any of them would suit my skin tone though which makes me sad. I'll certainly keep an eye out in my local Poundland to see if there's anything else from Dainty Doll x

    The Girl Called Jay

    1. For a pound you can't go wrong! Definitely keep an eye out, you can find all sorts of makeup goodies in Poundland from time to time :)

  3. Wow these are gorgeous pops of colour! I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to go for them, but if I had to pick I'd go for the pink, it looks gorgeous!

    1. I'm still a little unsure about the yellow shade, but the pink is so pretty! :)

  4. Teach Me Tiger looks stunning, that shimmer is so pretty! I wish I'd seen these in my local Poundland haha, will have to keep my eyes open!

    Jess xo

    1. You can see why it's my favourite ;) If you can't find them in Poundland, I know there are a few going for £1.99 on Fragrance Direct! :)

  5. they look gorgeous! never heard of them! Are we going to see a look with them? <3

    1. I've made an order for the remaining colour I don't have, so you can definitely expect another post when that arrives, including a proper look! :)

  6. Teach me Tiger is so beautiful! I always love orange eye shadows.

    1. It's so gorgeous, I'm really impressed with it :)

  7. Haha for some reason it looked so cute to see all those fingers lined up with colours on them ^.^ Seems like a nice colours... especially that pink!

    Check out my post about the same topic: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/05/love-notd.html

    1. Hehe I see what you mean! Reminds me of finger puppets too ;) the pink is one of my favourites! :)

  8. Ohh these shadows look absolutely gorgeous! Such a shame they've discontinued Dainty Doll now but what a bragain you picked up! That hot pick shade is so fun plus the name is so adorable! I bet it would make a pretty blush shade too :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


    1. I was so gutted when I found out they were discontinuing it, but I did have my suspicious after seeing products heavily discounted in various places. I was actually thinking that - if I can pull off a hot pink blush, I'm definitely going to give it a whirl :)


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