18 Oct 2012

It’s All In The Eyes

Like most beauty bloggers I have more than one mascara on the go at any one time. At this moment in time I have 5 on the go. I am trying my best not to open anymore – I do have a few lined up ready for when one of these is ready for the bin. I am always looking for that mascara that does it all, but I think that is an urban myth. We often need our mascara to do different things like lengthen, give volume, define and sometimes we need a waterproof one. So that’s my excuse when the hubby asks ‘Don’t you have enough of those already?’ I reply yes but this one is different :o)

I will run through them individually letting you know how I like them and if I will repurchase.

Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara

First up is a Bobbi Brown mascara sample I received when I purchased my Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealor its the Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara It’s a great mascara for really separating your lashes and adding a good amount of length to them. It’s not the best lengthening mascara I’ve used but I have so say it is my favourite mascara at the moment. You can wear this mascara all day and there is no fall out at all. I really like the look of defined lashes and this is amazing at achieving that look. I will be purchasing the full size when this runs out. The full size is £18 for 6ml

17 Peep Show Mascara

The 17 Peep Show Mascara I first purchased when it was released a few months ago, this is a mascara that’s great for giving your lashes that really thick and full look. It isn’t a mascara that lasts all day on me, I tend to get a little flaking and fall out with is one as It’s packed full of lengthening fibres. But that said I do like it and this is my second tube and I will repurchase again as the price is great and I do like the really full effect it gives my stumpy lashes. The full size is £6.29 for 9ml

Soap and Glory Thick & Fast Mascara

The Soap and Glory Thick & Fast Mascara was a magazine freebie a few months back I wouldn’t say this was a great mascara. The brush is huge and I tend to get the product everywhere. It does make your lashes thick but I find the formula too thick and gloopy and it tends to clump on my lashes and that’s not really a look I like. So I won’t be repurchasing this one. Full size is £10.00 for 6ml

No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara

One of my favourite Mascaras over the past 18 months has been the No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara. I have repurchased at least 4 of these. I love the brush it grabs every lash and really separates them. It also adds a good amount of volume without being too dramatic. I find it to be a really good everyday option. The formula is quite dry and doesn’t flake. This will be a mascara I repurchase for the foreseeable future. Full size for £11.00 for 7ml

Covergirl Lashblast 24 hour Waterproof Mascara

 I received this Covergirl Lashblast 24 hour Waterproof Mascara in a swap I did with Casey. This is the only waterproof mascara I own. I tend to only wear it on a night out. I find this formula to be a little runny but as I use it it’s drying out & that’s how I like it. There is no fall out with this and the wand although its odd-looking it really easy to use and it coats each lash really well. If I could get it in the UK I would repurchase. Just one thing, you will need a heavy-duty eye makeup remover as this mascara is tough to remove.

14 Aug 2012

Lovely New Things

Before I went to Amsterdam I’d made a few purchases that I forgot to blog about. So better late than never right. These are the what I bought.

Where I lived before in Dundee they had the worst selection of MUA products on the planet. Its used to drive me mental. I so wanted to see the full collection and instead had to put up with a few things from their £1 range. This did not go down well with me. So you can imagine my delight upon moving to Manchester & discovering the most well stocked MUA stand I’ve ever seen. I was in product heaven & may of even let out a little squeal of delight when I saw it. So excited when I saw this…….

Ok so after I calmed down I picked up two MUA palettes the Undressed palette and the Heaven and Earth palette for £4 each. Both are amazing. I’m sure most of you own them by now. I’m very late to that party. From MUA I also picked up their Eye Primer which I’ve heard lots of good things about which is £2.50.

BarryM had a deal on their nail polish in Superdrug where it was 2 for £5 i picked up the shades Block Orange 301 and Pink Iridescent 264. I had to pick up the orange shade as it was jut such a POP of colour. The pink iridescent is beautiful too and looks great as a glittery top coat. You can’t really go wrong with a BarryM polish.

I also picked up a Accessorize baked eyeshadow in Golden Brown it’s a lovely copper toned colour with a little golden shimmer. It’s quite pretty. I love baked eyeshadow and blushe. I can’t get enough of them.

Then ast but not least was the DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and i put the blame for this purchase upon Estee of Essie Button as i watched her YouTube video and she said how AMAzing it was and how long her lashes looked after using this & I though how good can this be. So I bought it in Selfridges for £23 and OMG its bloody amazing. It makes your lashes look super long and defined. I will be doing a whole blog on this little miracle worker so watch this space.

So that was my pre holiday haul – like I needed to be spending any money prior to going to Amsterdam! But I’m really pleased with all my purchases. Have you tried any of these things?