I’m so fussy when it comes to mascaras, I can never find one that I truly love or even find one that works for me. Usually every mascara I try makes my non existent lashes look short and stumpy, with the occasionally horror spider lashes.
So I decided to treat myself on a whim really, so I purchased the YSL False Lash Effect Mascara £24.99YSL False Lash Effect Mascara £24.99 – the most bloody expensive mascara I’ve ever bought. But oh my do I regret buying this, not because of the fact I hate it but because of the complete opposite – I absolutely adore this mascara which sucks because now I have to fork out basically £25 whenever it runs out.
I love the packaging of this with it being smooth and gold, it just looks so fancy and expensive – which is good because ya know it bloody is. The formula of this is pretty wet, but not so wet that it becomes a nucience and every time you blink you get serious smudgy panda eyes. You just have to make sure that you’re eyes have dried a little before looking up so you don’t ruin your shadow.
Can’t mess up that blending now can we.
I’ve had this YSL False Lash Effect Mascara now for around 3 months and I basically use it everyday and it’s no where near drying up at all so I feel like it’s one of those mascaras that lasts for ages, which is great considering the price. How many times can I mention the price?
Overall I love, love, love this mascara. It makes my lashes look so long and fluttery like it’s actually amazing considering my lashes normally look horrific.
I know that I’ve already done a whole review on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade but that was around two years ago so I think it’s time for a new one, mainly because if I remember correctly I absolutely hated it back then.
I have fallen head over heels in love with the dipbrow, I honestly don’t really know how I have ever been able to do my brows without it. I was in love with my old one which has sadly been completely used up after two years but I mean that’s saying how good this is with the fact it’s lasted me two, TWO whole years before I had to repurchase it.
My old one was pretty dry and was annoying to use because I had to wet my brush before using it but neither less I loved it and now with my new one, oh my. It’s amazing, I completely forgot what it was originally meant to be like with it being silky and easy to apply with you only needing a little bit to do a whole brow or both.
I just love the handy little pot it comes in which looks sleek and is small enough that makes it easy to transport to how it makes your brows look full and defined. I honestly just can’t get enough of this product and I know in another two years when this bad boy runs out I’ll be buying another.
On my recent trip to Berlin I ended up getting distracted by all of the makeup – shocker. But I ended up picking up this Douglas Mascara and Eyeliner duo which I think is great for the fact it saves up room in your makeup bag when you’re travelling, no more separate mascaras and eyeliners.
The main thing that made me buy this apart from the price – uh €7 is a bargain – is the fact when I looked at the eyeliner nib it was nice and thin, the kind of thin that made me fall in love with The Balms Schwing eyeliner. Plus the packaging of this is absolutely gorgeous so I love that too, it’s very Spring/Summer with the pale pink and blue design. It’s also very girly which I love.
I do tend to get mixed up with which end is which because even though they are labelled up pretty well so you can tell I’m not extremely lazy and end up forgetting to read them. No surprise there.
The eyeliner on this is amazing, and I mean amazing. It makes the most prefect flick and creates a thin line on your lid, you can even make it thicker really easily which is great. I feel like since I’ve been using this my eyeliner has gone back to being fleeky which makes me so happy, I’ve missed having fleeky eyeliner especially since my makeup skills have became almost non existent.
The only bad thing about this product is the mascara, I just don’t like it and I can’t get on with it. It doesn’t coat my upper lashes well and makes them kind of look non existent, they just add a bit of colour to them. But on that note this mascara is great for your lower lashes with the wand being quite thin and small.
I absolutely love smelling nice, I just can’t help it – I mean who wants to smell nasty? There’s four perfumes/body mists that I have in my handbag constantly so depending on what mood I’m in I can smell the same way, does that make any sense?
Mango Body Mist – Body Shop £8
This is more of my Spring/Summer scent just because of how fruity and fresh smelling it is, it just reminds me of holidays! The body shop body mists has always been some of my favourites because the smell really lasts for ages.
Sweet Inspirations Body Mist – Zoella £8
I bought this for myself at Christmas time for no reason other than I have a shopping problem and I was in Superdrug. This is the first thing from the Zoella beauty range that I’ve tried before and I’ve fallen in love with it, it’s such a sweet and fruity scent so if you’re not into this kind of scents I’d avoid it.
Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel £68
I think this is my all time favourite perfume, to me it smells so grown up and sophisticated. I used to wear this everyday but as you can see by the photo I have very little left so I try and use it for special occasions.
It’s a bit too expensive to keep repurchasing all the time!
Italian Summer Fig – Body Shop £3.75
This being the first perfume I’ve ever tried from the body shop and it’s the only one too, not being it’s horrendous in any shape or form but because it’s so amazing I don’t want to get another!
As you can see it’s got a beautifully designed bottle and is the perfect travel size, oh and it smells like nothing I’ve ever smelled before. It’s more of a manly female scent.
I love all of these scents so much with the fact I have a couple of perfumes and body mists mixed in so I can have a stronger smelling perfume or a light and fruity body mist to stop me smelling oh so sweaty at work.
If you follow me on any of my social media accounts you would of seen me at some point or other having a little rant about how expensive this Skin Base foundation by Illamasqua is for the size of it.
I know foundations aren’t really big or massive but I just thought that for £32.50 it would be bigger than the size of my palms. Loads of people have informed me that even though it looks tiny it lasts for ages and for the fact I’ve been using this since Christmas and have barely made a dent in it I can agree with them.
In a MAC foundation I’m the shade NW15 and got the Illamasqua Skin Base foundation in SB 03 which is a perfect match for me! This foundation is actually really thick when you squeeze it out meaning you only need a little bit and it goes a long way with it being spreadable. I feel like I’m writing about a cheese spread or something.
Apart from the fact I’m really sad about the actual size of this I love this foundation so so SO much! I have dry skin and don’t feel like this foundation makes my skin even drier or oily like I get from some other foundations. I think this is the first foundation that I’ve ever had that actually matches my skin tone perfectly and I think that has to do with the fact the shade SB 03 has a yellow tone.
It gives you a nice dewy finish which you can easily make matte with a powder if you’d like to, I’m not sure if all of the shades has this same finish and is good fro dry skin or if they’re best for combination. Hopefully it’s also good for people with oily skin types!
Overall I’m so glad that I got the Skin Base Foundation and will definitely be repurchasing when I run out, although that does seem like it will be years away!