Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara with Argan Oil

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

As soon as my eyes locked with this mascara, I didn't even think twice. Wonder'Full is the newest mascara release from Rimmel London. I tend to fall in love with anything rose gold so it's safe to say packaging was a win for me. This mascara stands out from all their previous mascaras not only because of the packaging but because it's packed with Argan Oil!

The Argan oil is supposed to help make your lashes feel conditioned, soft and flexible, with zero clumps and a give them a feather-light volume.

The brush is quite big but I personally think it's perfect as most of my mascaras are around that size. I find it one of the easiest mascaras to apply because of the sturdy brush. I don't get on too well with brushes that are too flimsy because it just ends up getting everywhere.

After applying one coat, I was already impressed. It separated and lengthened my lashes really nicely which is a huge deal for me. Another coat or two, it created a more dramatic effect with no clumping at all and it didn't feel heavy on the lashes either.

It dries quickly, doesn't budge or smudge and I experienced no flaking throughout the day. For an everyday, budget-friendly mascara, I can't recommend this mascara enough. At only $13.95 - it's practically a bargain. It's available at selected pharmacies and department stores.

Have you tried this mascara yet? What are your thoughts?

Favourites | August 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Once again, another month has flown by. Hello Spring! Although today is looking and feeling nothing like Spring. But seriously, how is there only 4 months of this year left?!

Ever since discovering the Sukin range a couple months ago, I now swear by their products! They use all natural ingredients and feel so nice and gentle on the skin. The Antioxidant Eye Serum is something I've been trying out and have been really impressed. After a month I've noticed my under eye area is much more hydrated and bright. This budget friendly serum absorbs quickly into the skin and also comes in a travel friendly size with a pump.

I reviewed this Revlon ColorBurst lip crayon balm in Demure Reservee already over here and lately I've been getting so much use out of it. It's great for a quick lip pick-me-up and has been living in my handbag.

Stippling brushes. Where have I been all my life? This is the greatest multipurpose brush and I'm not quite sure why I have not used one before. From applying powders, bronzers and blushes this artiste stippling brush will do it all. Talking about blushes, Bourjois have to have some of the most gorgeous blush shades. This little pot blush is in the shade 34 Rose d'Or. It's the perfect pink and I've hardly pulled away to use any other blushes this month.

After downloading the PartyParty app, I've become addicted. You can read all about it here. It was created by the founders of one of my favourite blogs, A Beautiful Mess. Basically it acts as a photobooth and takes a group of photos and then you can add different filters and frames!

What were some of your favourite things in August?

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner

Friday, August 29, 2014

If there is one makeup item that I use up like crazy, it has to be liquid eyeliner. I use liquid eyeliner pretty much daily and it's one of my staple makeup items. I'm always down for trying new products and brands and one that I had not tried yet was Maybelline's Master Precise liquid eyeliner. I sort of bought it on a whim as I really hadn't heard anything about this liner before. According to Maybelline this liner has an ultra-thin 0.05mm brush tip to create thin, smooth lines. It also claims to be waterproof and last all day. I bought it in the shade 'blackest black'.

As you can see, the brush is tiny! Personally, I'm one to love a thin line as I feel that thick liquid eyeliners don't work well with my eyes. This may not apply to everyone but I find it a lot easier to apply liquid eyeliner with a felt tip liner and seeing as this one was very sturdy, it was so easy to draw a straight line (YAY) and you can build it up as you please.

The first thinner line in my swatch is how it looks with just one swipe. It's perfect if you want to enhance your lash line, which is a look I'm really loving at the moment. As for staying power, the liner stayed on me pretty much all day, it only faded a little so I'm really impressed. The only flaw I have about this product is when you apply it, it's not very dark which is a shame. You can of course intensify it by building it up, it just uses more product. It doesn't bother me all that much, it actually helps with defining the line. Maybelline describes the finish as 'glossy' but I'd say it's leaning more towards matte - especially over time. The only thing I'm wondering now is how long the product will last me! I'll keep you all updated on that one.

This liner retails at $13.95 which I think is definitely a reasonable amount for what you get! The more I use it, the more I love it. It can be found at selected pharmacies, woolworths and department stores.

Have you tried this liner before? What are your thoughts on felt tip liners?

The Workspace Guide

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

With having moved houses many times in the past, home decor and design quickly grew to be one of my favourite hobbies. I find lying in bed at 2am, scrolling through pinterest (my newest social media addiction) has become something that seems to be happening on too many nights. I've always loved rearranging my workspace and find myself doing it a few times a year now for a fresh space and mind. A new workspace doesn't necessarily mean all new furniture - it can mean rearranging what is on and around your desk, changing rooms or place in your room.

I hope these ideas and photos inspire some of you!

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara Review

Monday, August 25, 2014

I'm sure Maybelline's The Falsies mascara is no stranger to the majority of you now. According to Maybelline, this mascara will give you more visible lashes because it fills in the gaps. The unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes and the Patented Spoon brush and Kera-fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume without clumping to complete the false lash look.

I love the look of false lashes but find them such a difficult task to put on so anything that claims to replicate the false lash look I'm more than happy to try. I know that this mascara has been out for some time now but it took a lot of self-persuasion to pull away from Benefit's They're Real, my holy grail.

I'd heard a lot of positive reviews about this mascara so I did have my hopes set a bit high. Although my lashes are long they lack a nice curl that I'm forever in search for with a mascara.

The brush itself isn't too sturdy - a bit flimsy. Some people may prefer it but I find it makes mascara a bit harder to apply and I end up getting it everywhere, especially if I'm in a rush (and about 90% of the time I am). The formula clumps up when applying multiple layers and if anything, makes my lashes heavier so they are even harder to curl. That means it hardly gives you any kind of big, dramatic false lash effect. It's more so a natural, everyday wear kind of mascara.

After a few hours of wear the mascara constantly flakes and smudges on me. By the end of the day, the mascara is pretty much completely gone and has left little flakes sitting under my eyes.

I've found that after a couple weeks of use the formula gets harder and doesn't flake as much but overall I'm really disappointed in this product, considering I do like a lot of Maybelline's other mascaras.

Have you ever tried The Falsies? What's your favourite mascara?
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