Beauty Haul April 2016

So this morning I decided to do something I was extremely nervous about… a live video on Facebook! 🙈 

I have picked up quite a few bits over the last few weeks so I thought I’d show my choices in a haul video! I will not claim to be any ‘good’ at this, but I always personally prefer watching hauls rather than reading about them! I felt that because it was live, I could quite naturally talk about what I had bought, and also knowing that I couldn’t edit anything made me relax a little bit as well!

Nothing has been insanely expensive, all drugstore or eBay. 

I am tending to upload different things to my Facebook page and Instagram account, so be sure to follow me to keep up to date with everything I’m doing, I’d love to see you there too!

Enjoy! … 

Take 4 #4

A rare weekend off for me! I would normally be lolling around in bed until the wee hours of the afternoon, but today I’m actually heading to London to be part of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway audience! There’s a small possibility that I’ll be picked to play Win the Ads, but if not I will have had the best time there!

Whilst in London we hope to go to Angel after the show, take in a few bars and grab some munch. Any recommendations there or anywhere else close to the south bank would be greatly received!

I’ve had a great response so far from my Acne Journey post, so thank you for tweeting me/commenting or getting in touch with words of encouragement. It really means a lot!

Going all out and proclaiming my love for the Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Smokey Eyes mascara. I’ve been reaching for this all week, even over my Benefit They’re Real!

Have a lovely weekend, what’s everyone going to be up to?

Review: Benefit They’re Real Mascara

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I’m sure most of you have at least heard of Benefit They’re Real Mascara. It’s hard to have missed it recently, being one of the best selling mascaras in the country!  I picked it up in my recent Boots Haul and have been using it ever since!

I’d say mascara is one of my desert island items and is something I just cannot leave the house without. I haven’t purchased anything from Benefit before so this was a bit of whim mainly because I just kept seeing it everywhere! There were definitely signs telling me to buy it!

I have pretty good lashes but they are dark for about 2/3 of the length but very blonde at the tips, so, when I put mascara it makes a huge difference.  Having used one particular mascara for a few years I’ve been recently trying out different ones to see if they can beat it.

The thing thats great about this mascara is that it literally does not budge! If your eyes water, or you just find that mascara doesn’t last on you, give this a go! It takes me aaaages to get this off.  I sometimes feel that I’m taking too long to remove it and that I’m rubbing my eyes a bit much! But I have absolutely no concerns that by the end of the day nothing will have dropped off my lashes onto my face!

The wand is plastic with a little ball like tip at the end which is perfect for building volume at the outer corners or getting those pesky bottom lashes just right.  I do feel that the plastic is a little sharp though.  Is it just me?! I just feel that when I’m applying and getting right to the roots I can feel the plastic spearing my lash line.  Its more of a slight discomfort while applying than anything sinister but it’s just something I’ve noticed since using it.

The formula seems to be packed with fibres as thats what I see when I’m removing it at the end of the day.  This will be one of the reason why it give such good length and volume to lashes.  I am also a fan of using a white mascara base to build my lashes even more (my HG is Lancome Cils Booster; shamazing!) and with They’re Real on top you’ve got a whole lotta volume! Someone at work actually noticed I was wearing a different mascara to normal when I first wore this.

In terms of my mascara wardrobe I think this will make the cut! I like may lashes to look pretty full packed of volume all the time, so this will definitely stay in my collection.  I’m not sure if I ran out that I’d buy it immediately, but I would definitely repurchase at some point.

Have you tried this mascara before? What do you think? Whats your HG mascara?

What I’m Wearing

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Simple post on what I’m wearing today.  It’s my day off from work and I sometimes try to experiment with my makeup a little more as I can usually spend a bit more time on it.  Its these days that I try out new products and if I do like them I will then test them on a full day at work as that gives me a good idea on longevity of a product.

I always go for comfort on a day off, if I actually leave the house I’m usually sporting my A&F Super Skinny Jeans and a slouchy H&M t shirt – I just can’t get enough of them! Today I’ve paired these with my Primark black ankle boots and my faux leather jacket and a plain black pashmina scarf.

Makeup wise I’ve kept it pretty low key on eyes with a super bold red lip.  My all time favourite foundation Clarins Everlasting (review) then just a wash of MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork followed by Benefit They’re Real Mascara on the eyes; Natural Collection Blush in Pink Cloud and Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang on the lips. It is the brightest glossiest lip product I own I think! This is its first outing so I’m looking forward to comparing it to my other lip products.

Hope you’re all having a good day!
xx