Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | THE Mascara

 After hearing such good things about the new Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, I was desperate to try it out for myself.
I am always on the look out for new mascaras since my lashes are quite pathetic. I love long, voluminous lashes and so I was hoping the Lash Sensational mascara would deliver.

Fortunately, this mascara has exceeded my expectations, it is so amazing!
It is so easy to build up and it makes your lashes so long and voluminous but without clumping them together or making them look spidery. It fans out your lashes really well and because of the curved shaped wand, it gets to every single lash.
I can honestly say I have never used such a good mascara that makes my lashes look better than ever.

If you can pick this mascara up, DO! I cannot recommend it enough.

Have you used the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara?

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Spring Makeup | Easter Weekend

 I hope that you are all having a wonderful Easter weekend, and with the sun shining, I thought I would share with you the makeup I am wearing today.
It is super simple and easy yet light and fresh for spring and this Easter day.

For the base, I used the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer under my eyes and the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation around my nose and on any blemishes. I also used the L'Oreal Lumi Magique concealer under my eyes in an upside triangle to highlight and brighten the face.
To set that, I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush foundation which not only sets the makeup but adds a touch more coverage.
To warm up the skin, I took the Body Shop Honey Bronzer as always and for a pop of colour, I used the NARS blush in Deep Throat.
I didn't use any eyeshadow except for the light shimmery champagne shade from the Smashbox Exposure palette in the inner corners and under the brow bone. From the same palette, I took the 2 cool toned brown shades and used them to fill in my eyebrows. I finished the eyes with the Benefit Roller Lash mascara which is an awesome mascara.
Lastly, to finish the look I used the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Audacious which is a stunning bright (almost neon) orange that I adore to wear throughout spring and summer.

So that is my super easy and quick makeup look I have worn today for Easter Sunday!

I hope you all have a fab Easter, with plenty of chocolate of course. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Springtime Makeup Look

 It is such a gorgeous, sunny day today and so I decided to do quite a spring-time appropriate makeup look. It is very simple but I think it is really pretty for this time of year, so I thought I would share it with you incase you find some inspiration for your own makeup.

To start off, I used an oldie but a goodie; Mac Pro Longwear foundation in NC15. I used to use this back in the day and I absolutely loved it, so I thought I would give it another try and I am happy to say I do still really like it. It gives a light to medium finish that is very natural and has really good staying power. I then used my usual concealer duo, the Bobbi Brown corrector and NARS Radiant Creamy concealer under my eyes to cancel out my dark circles. I then powdered with the Maybelline Matte Maker to set the makeup.
To warm up my skin, I used my beloved Honey bronzer from the Body Shop and for a natural flush to my cheeks, I used the NARS blush in Deep Throat.
For the eyes I kept it super simple. I used the light, golden shimmer shadow from the NARS Ride up to the Moon palette all over my lid, and I used the same Body Shop bronzer in the crease. I then did a cat-eye flick using the L'Oreal Super Liner which is all kinds of awesome. To finish the eyes I used the new Benefit Roller Lash mascara and the two cool toned brown eyeshadows from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette for my eyebrows.
Lastly I used the Mac lipstick in Chatterbox which is so beautiful. It is an amazing bright but not too bright pink that I love for this time of year.

So that is my super simple Spring makeup look that I think is lovely for this time of year.

What is your favourite makeup look for Spring?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Love, Tanya ♥

 I have been watching Tanya Burr for years now on Youtube. She seems so lovely and down to earth and her makeup tutorials are on point.
I was so excited when she announced she would be releasing her first book, Love, Tanya as with it being a mix of biography, beauty and fashion advice and tips on how to be happy and confident (plus a few baking recipes) I knew all ages could enjoy it.

After finishing it a few days ago, I am almost sad I have read it all because it was such a pleasure to read.
Not only is the design of the book beautiful, I could tell the book felt very personal and Tanya had spent a lot of time and hardwork on it. 
My favourite chapters in particular were the pages about growing up and her childhood, her makeup essentials, her life advice and how to be happy and confident...oh and of course her baking recipes because I am such a foodie and every recipe in her book looks delicious.

It was such an easy read and one I think you could have on your dressing table or coffee table and pick up whenever you want some downtime. I think so many people would really love this book and I felt I have got to know Tanya better as a person.

Tanya's book is very inspirational and although I have never met Tanya, I think we should all feel proud for what she has achieved. 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Mac Chatterbox | The Spring and Summer Lipstick

 Recently I have been in love with Mac Chatterbox lipstick.
It is a beautiful bright pink that I think will be stunning for spring and summer, although I have been wearing it most days despite it still being winter.
It is an Amplified finish and so I find it to be very creamy and not drying in the slightest, yet it lasts really well throughout the day and almost leaves a pink stain on my lips.

I really cannot recommend this lipstick enough as it is such a nice colour and the formula is excellent. It is definitely one to be picking up as the spring and summer seasons approach!

Have you tried Mac Chatterbox?

Monday, 23 February 2015

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set | Worth the Hype

I feel very late on the bandwagon with this. The Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Brush set are probably one of the most talked about things on the blogging world, and it is easy to see why. They are gorgeous!
I was very excited to try these as I had heard such good reviews about the set, and no surprises, these brushes have not been a disappointment.

You get 8 brushes in the set - four face brushes and four eyeshadow brushes.
All are impeccably soft and feel amazing quality. There is a mix of synthetic and natural brushes which means you get the best of both worlds. I haven't experienced any shedding since using these and I find I reach for all of them on a daily basis.
Not to mention they look absolutely beautiful on your dressing table and you get a cute leather pouch which I have found awesome for using as a makeup bag. 

Although I love all of the brushes in the set, my favourites are the 102 Silk Finish brush which is amazing for applying foundation, the 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek brush which I love for lightly applying my bronzer and blush, the 110 Face Shape brush which is great at blending out concealer and the 227 Luxe Soft Definer brush which is lovely for blending out eyeshadow.

Overall I cannot recommend this brush set enough; all of the brushes are super soft and great quality and they look very stunning.

Let me know if you have tried the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set and what you think of the brushes!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Super-Curling and Lifting Mascara | Elle Magazine Sample

When I saw that the new Benefit Roller Lash mascara was available as a mini-sample size in this months issue of Elle, I was extremely excited and desperate to get my hands on it. I loved the Benefit They're Real mascara and the Bad-Gal Lash mascara, and so I had very high hopes for their new edition.

After a couple of weeks of testing it out, I have completely fallen in love with mascara, it is all kinds of awesome!
The wand is plastic and has a sort of scoop-shape to it which makes getting to every lash very easy. I find the wand really grips to every lash and pulls it up so you get a curled effect to your lashes. It is also very lengthening and separating which is my favourite kind of mascara. It lasts super well throughout the day and I find it really easy to remove at the end of the day with the L'Oreal Micellar Water.    

Overall I am so impressed with the Roller Lash mascara as it curls, lengthens and separates my lashes really well.
 I will definitely be purchasing the full size when it is released on the 1st March, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes long, curled lashes!