Thursday, 3 October 2013

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara | Review

I'm not gonna lie, I'm not an expert on brows (unfortunately). I can't seem to get mine right, one is always slightly bigger than the other and it keeps getting on my nerves. I was so glad to see that Maybelline came out with a brow mascara, made my life so much easier. The Brow Drama comes in three shades: Deep Blonde, Medium Brown and Dark Brown (I use the Dark Brown one). The brush was designed to contour 'the perfect brow', it makes shaping and defining brows much easier and doesn't leave any smudges or marks around them. Also, and what's most important for me, it doesn't give you that weird 'drawn on brow' kinda look - it's not too heavy or obvious. It also lasts for aaages, all day without re-applying and even after wearing it for 14 hours it wouldn't come off so easily. I absolutely love this product and will definitely re-purchase, over and over again (well, at least until someone comes up with something better). Good one, Maybelline.
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara: £4.99


Sunday, 29 September 2013

EOS Lip Balms | Review

Well, EOS lip balms are one of those things every beauty blogger wants at one point or another. Unfortunately, here in the UK they are bloody expensive and only available online. I was lucky enough to come across a 4-pack of limited edition on for like £14 (not sure how it is now, cause from what I've noticed they keep changing the price every day...) The ones that came in the pack I ordered are Summer Fruit, Pomegranate Raspberry, Strawberry Sorbet and Fresh Watermelon, and let me tell you, they are the best-smelling lip balms I've ever tried (and I've got quite a few, I am lip balm-obsessed after all). The packaging is absolutely lush, I've not seen anything like it before and everybody seemed fascinated by it whenever I took it out of my handbag. They keep my lips nicely moisturised throughout the day (gonna need them especially now that colder times are coming), they do need re-applying quite often but that doesn't bother me really. I'm really impressed with them but I think the price is a bit much, I just got lucky with this pack I think. I wouldn't pay £8-£10 for one of them, but if you're looking for a good lip balm Baby Lips from Maybelline will do the job just fine for £2.99 (bargain!).


Thursday, 26 September 2013

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle | Review

I know it's been like ages and ages since I last posted, but I had lots of things to sort out and stuff. Anyway, I'm back now and definitely have enough time to do some blogging business. I decided to write this post about something I have absolutely fallen in love with and been thinking of since I got MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade and surprise, surprise it's the famous Soft and Gentle. I have to say I had quite high expectations after seeing all the hype it's getting (I actually haven't come across any negative posts or videos about it). And it absolutely lives up to everything it's known for. It adds a nice, subtle sheer to the face and has a glowy (in a good way) finish. Soft and Gentle is a champagne colour highlighter enriched with a hint of pink and gold shimmer. It's well-pigmented so it needs a light hand when applying, a little goes a long way with this product. I usually use it for the inner corners of my eyes, brow bones and cheekbones, and I love it's staying power, all day with maybe one little touch-up and that's after like 6-7h. I can't really say enough good things about Soft and Gentle, it's one of my favourite products ever and I'm so glad I tried it out. Definitely re-purchase and recommend.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle: £22


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Maybelline Colossal Mascara | Review

So, I'm back from my holidays now, had time to recover and get back into the 'work routine', and now I think it's about time to get back to blogging, I've missed it so much. Anyways, I decided to write about the one item I was using every day over my holidays (and long before it too but never mind) and I literally can't live without it now. Yes, as you can probably tell it's the Colossal mascara from Maybelline. I cannot believe I've never actually tried it before, it's been around for quite a while. It does everything it should to my lashes - lengthens them, gives them lots of volume and lasts all day (I usually keep it on for up to 12 hours and it looks brilliant even by the end of the day). The wand does smudge a bit under my bottom lashes but I started using the Falsies mascara on my bottom lashes now so it doesn't really bother me. It does clump a tiny bit too when I put a lot of coats on, but I'm usually able to fix it using the Rocket mascara's wand (I just realised how much of a Maybelline post it is hah). Anywho, I recommend this mascara 100% and I can't say I would re-purchase it since I already got a back up for when this one runs out. I'm yet to try They're Real, but for now I don't see the point in spending almost 20 quid on a mascara when this one works so well for pretty much a third of that price.
Maybelline Colossal Mascara: £7.19


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Holidays At Last

So it's finally almost the end of August and almost the time for me to go on a little holiday, I've been waiting for absolutely ages to see my family. That's why I decided to have a two-week break from blogging, I want to spend as much time as possible with them and just relax in general and switch off from the usual day-to-day world for a little while. I will be back in a couple of weeks though with lots and lots of products to review. Hope you guys have a great 'end of holidays/summer', full of makeup of course! ;)


Friday, 23 August 2013

Girls Just Want To Have Makeup #2 | Wishlist

Well, I haven't done a wishlist in a while now and (as per usual) I've got a billion things I would like to get. Wishlists always help me in a way so when I go shopping I actually got a few things that I want in mind instead of just grabbing anything that attracts my attention (which happens often anyway). Plus, wishlists is one of my favourite kind of posts - inspiration + opinion. If you tried anything from my wishlist I would love it if you shared your opinion on it, because it helps me decide whether to get it or not when it comes to it. So, here it goes.
1. Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Mademoiselle - I don't actually own any Chanel makeup and this shade, and a lipstick in general would be quite cool as a first thing to get (£24).
2. Benefit Porefessional - I've heard so much about this product that I just can't get it out of my mind recently, I want it (£24.50).
3. EOS Lip Balms - again, the rave makes me want it more than anything I think, but I do love lip balms a little too much and the packaging looks lush (around £8-£10 on
4. Dior Hydra Life BB Cream - I probably would've got it the day Essiebutton mentioned it but it just so damn expensive, I don't think I'll get it any time soon but maybe one day... (£41)
5. MAC Pigment in Vanilla - that highlighter was on my mind for ages now but I kept getting other ones without even realising, this one is definitely next. And I've never tried a pigment highlighter yet, can't wait (£16).
6. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick - that one is just out of curiosity, never seen a foundation like that (£8.99).
7. L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara - I know I have too many mascaras at the moment, but this one is next one to come (£10.99).
8. Marc Jacobs Honey - not so much of a makeup product but I don't own many perfumes and this one smells amazing, it's a bit expensive though (£50 for 50ML, £68 for 100ML).
9. MAC Lipstick in Creme d'Nude - unfortunately I can't find a perfect nude lipstick for myself so I'm hoping this one would work, and it's got great reviews (£15).
10. theBalm Cabana Boy - I love the other two blushes from the collection, I'm sure this one would be pretty good as well (£13).
11. Benefit Dandelion - I mentioned this one before, but still didn't have a chance to get my hands on it (£23.50).
12. Urban Decay Primer Potion - I'm running out of the one that came along with the Naked palette and it's my favourite eyeshadow primer ever, so yes, I need it (£15).
What's on your wishlist at the moment?


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Soap and Glory Peach Party Blush | Review

I never actually even thought of trying a Soap & Glory blush, but when I saw the £15 for 2 offer (and I've been wanting to try out Glow All Out for ages!) I picked it up as a second choice. The only makeup items I've tried from Soap & Glory are their Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks (which are in fact pretty good). Anyway, I decided to write about Peach Party before Glow All Out as I actually like it more. Peach Party is a multi-colour blush, with 4 different shimmery shades that add a nice, subtle glow to the cheeks. It does seem that the shimmer is over the top in the pan but trust me, just the right amount applies to the face. The blush is blendable but you need a light hand with it as it's easy to overdo it. Staying power is great as well, I had it on longest for about 10 hours and it only faded a tiny bit. I'm really impressed with this blush, it made me more interested in Soap & Glory's makeup selection and I definitely want to check a few things out. And their packaging is so cool as well!
Have you tried any Soap & Glory makeup? Is there anything you would recommend? 
Soap & Glory Peach Party: £11


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Revlon Lash Potion Mascara | Review

I have been waiting for this mascara for ages and ages, then when it first came out I only just got Maybelline's Colossal and couldn't stop using it, but now that Boots has 2 for £10 on mascaras I just had to pick it up. I think I was most drawn to the packaging, it just looks so cool - green, blue, pink and purple together, love it. I've actually never used a Revlon mascara, well I got one a long time ago but it was absolutely awful and I chucked it out. I didn't really expect much from Lash Potion to be honest but I really wanted to give it a go (probably because of the packaging...). And I'm so glad I did because this mascara works amazing. It goes on smoothly, lengthens my lashes perfectly and stays on all day without flaking. I have a problem with applying it on my bottom lashes for some reason, but I always use Rimmel's Lash Accelerator Endless mascara for that so I don't really mind. Anyway, the brush has quite large bristles so one coat looks just fine (I personally prefer two but it's still great). Also, it doesn't leave any clumps which is quite impressing with a brush like that. I would definitely recommend Lash Potion, it's a great mascara especially if you're looking for volume and length at the same time.
Have you tried any of Revlon's mascaras? What's your go-to drugstore mascara?
Revlon Lash Potion: £9.99


Friday, 9 August 2013

Confessions of a Blushaholic | Favourite Blushes

Oh well, since it's time for my 100th post now (happy times!) I decided to write about something I'm absolutely in love with at the moment, it's kind of becoming a little obsession of mine actually. Yes, as you can tell from the post title, it's blushes. I have a few I use regularly, well, much more often than other ones I have,  but I caught myself wanting more and more every time I get a new one (?!). This post is about blushes I have been in love with for a while now (well, except Hervana because I only just got it a couple of weeks ago but it's just so gorgeous) and a few I'd love to get my hands on. Right, here we go...
1. theBalm Frat Boy (£16 via - I think this is my favourite out of all, it's just the perfect colour - a combination of pink, peach, apricot and coral. It's long-lasting, easy to apply and blendable. A little goes a long way with this product. Love it, love it, love it.
2. Benefit Hervana (£23.50) - this one is my latest addition to the little blush collection that's going on in my vanity drawer, it's a lovely light pink shade that gives my face a natural, pretty finish (but more on that one coming soon as I've not reviewed it just yet).
3. Stila Lillium (£16) - this one is actually the only cream blush that I like, nothing else really appeals to me for some reason (but I do want to try more because I'm probably missing out on some good ones). It looks a bit dark in the pan but goes on pink, I remember I wanted to get it straight away after swatching it. It's nicely pigmented, stays on for ages and it's surprisingly easy to apply. It's a winner basically.
4. Bourjois 95 Jasper Rose (£7.99) - it's a brilliant peachy-pink shimmery shade but the shimmer is not overpowering, it's got just the right amount of it. It's one of the first blushes I really liked, and it also made me fall for the brand once again (their eyeshadow pots put me off a little). This is another long-lasting blush, applies easily and is buildable.
5. NYX Mocha (£6) - it's shade-wise quite similar to Frat Boy, but its texture is more smooth (in fact NYX blushes have the smoothest texture out of all blushes I tried). It's really pigmented though, so it's really easy to overdo it, literally a touch is enough (at least it is for my pale skin). All 3 NYX blushes I own are amazing but this shade just attracts me that tiny bit more.
Have you tried any of those blushes? What are your go-to blushes?


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish In Lightscapade | Review

I've been wanting to try MAC's Mineralize Skinfinishes for a looong time, they've been raved about for ages and ages now, and I finally decided to pick one up a couple of weeks ago while shopping. I was a bit torn between Soft & Gentle and Lightscapade (almost got both in fact), but I thought Lightscapade would be a safer choice for some reason (now I wish I got both because this one is amazing and I want more, sorry wallet). And now that I've been using it for a while I can say that Lightscapade is probably the nicest highlighter I ever tried, it adds a nice subtle glow to my face - it's basically perfect for my pale skin (however, I've heard it unfortunately doesn't work on darker skintones). Lightscapade is a lovely champagne colour with subtle shimmers, it gives just the right amount of highlight and doesn't look glittery or over the top. It's also quite hard to overdo but unfortunately doesn't last as long as other highlighters so it needs re-applying throughout the day (personally it doesn't bother me much). It's definitely worth its price tag and if I ever run out I will re-purchase straight away.
Have you tried any of MAC's Mineralize Skinfinishes? What's your go-to highlighter?
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade: £22


Sunday, 4 August 2013

theBalm Down Boy Blush | Review

I have to admit, I'm head over heels with theBalm. They've got the most awesome packaging ever, and their product names are just so catchy. I simply can't stay away from them, and I recently got their Down Boy Blush. I've already tried Frat Boy and loved it so much that I decided to go for another blush. Not to mention theBalm just brought out a new line of blushes called InStain and they look frickin' gorgeous, so obviously I have my eye on them already (my wallet is gonna cry bad this month). Anyways, back to Down Boy, it's a really nice matte baby pink colour that looks just as flattering on my pale skin as Frat Boy (and I didn't think it was possible!). It's got great pigmentation, applies and blends easily as well as stays on for ages and ages. I honestly didn't even count the hours with this, I applied the blush in the morning and took it off (when it was still perfectly fine) in the late evening. There is literally nothing I would complain about when it comes to this blush, I love it.
Have you tried any of theBalm blushes? Is there anything from theBalm in general you would recommend?
theBalm Down Boy: £13 (via 


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Dainty Doll Eyeshadows | Review

About a month ago I stumbled upon a selection of Dainty Doll makeup on Amazon, which I've been actually dying to try. Dainty Doll is basically a line of makeup that's flattering for pale skin (created by Nicola Roberts), hence why I was curious about it. I ordered 5 eyeshadows and 2 blushes. I've not made up my mind about the blushes yet but I fell in love with the eyeshadows straight away. The colours look gorgeous on their own as well as used together, or considering three of them are pretty dark I like to put some white eyeshadow over them. The pigmentation in these is amazing, one swipe with a finger gives just the perfect colour. They are really easy to apply with brushes as well as with fingers, plus they are buildable. Also, their staying power is out of this world when applied over a primer - longest I had them on was about 14 hours, with no creases of fading. The only thing I would complain about is that they have a number on the back instead of their name, however the packaging itself is nice and classy. I would definitely recommend the eyeshadows from Dainty Doll, they are just amazing.
Have you tried any makeup products from Dainty Doll? Is there any you would recommend?
Dainty Doll Eyeshadows: £2-£3/each (price varies depending on colour - on