Monday 30 January 2017

Flutter Those Lashes♥*

I really love mascaras, they make such an impact to your finished makeup look and nowadays, there are so many different types - lengthening ones, voluminous ones and probably some more too. When I was contacted by falseeyelashes about trying out some products, I think I replied in record time. I opted to try out two mascaras they had to offer, but they also do false lashes too!

 L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Black)* - I purposely chose this mascara because I hadn't ever tried L'Oreal and I heard that it was an amazing product. The wand is exactly as I like - not intimidating, but works amazing. I can't decide if it's more of a lengthening or voluminous mascara as I feel it does both. It doesn't look clumpy and doesn't smudge much either. I often forget I'm wearing it as it doesn't weigh my lashes down at all. I guess it is as good as they make out!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara (Black)* - Oh this mascara was plastered everywhere on social media, YouTube and blogs when it was first released, so I was curious to what the hype was all about. This wand is more curved than the previous, and I tend to stick with "straight wands" so I wasn't sure how I'd get on with this mascara. It's more of a voluminous mascara rather than lengthening, which I normally prefer lengthening, and I felt that it was quite "wet" and clumpy. Maybe it's just me, but it's definitely not my favourite mascara, it has the tendency to smudge also.

I suggest you check out falseeyelashes - the site actually has a lot to offer, with many different brands. They offer free 1st class delivery, and who could knock that back? Not only are there false lashes and mascaras to choose from, but also brow products! 

Have you ever shopped on falseeyelashes?

*PR sample

Monday 23 January 2017

Yet Another Love From Marc Jacobs♥

Marc Jacobs always steals my heart with his adorable perfume bottles and his delightful perfumes. I was sucked into buying Dot because of the eye catching and stunning bottle, not to mention the excitingly fruity scent. At Christmas, I received Daisy, and I think it's only fair to say I couldn't wait to use it and display it on my shelf alongside Dot.

I adore how elegant and classy the overall aesthetics of the bottles are. I feel Jacobs had the right balance in the completed design - the bottle itself is plain yet girly, whereas the main focus is on the star itself, the flower cap. It's a captivating piece that will definitely always catch my eye!

I feel that there are numerous words that I could use to describe this perfume, and I could probably talk about it for days. The one word that comes to mind when I think of this perfume has to be feminine. For sure. It is one of the most feminine scents I own, and I couldn't fault it. It's extremely girly and fresh, yet I feel there is an element of absolute beauty in it. It makes me feel like a princess, or even a goddess. It is such an easy and "light" perfume to wear, and I just adore how beautiful it smells. It lasts a long time on my skin, and people have been complimenting how nice it is. After all, when you gain a compliment on your perfume, that's when you know you're winning, right?

Not only had I received the perfume, but also the body lotion and shower gel (which was part of a gift set). They smell the exact same as the perfume so I don't need to go into too much depth about their scent. The shower gel lives up to it's name - bubbly. A little goes a long way where this is concerned, or else you'll end up having a bubble shower as opposed to a bubble bath. I love the body lotion, my skin absorbs it so quickly and well, meaning no waiting around for it to dry, and minus the horrific greasy feeling too. Using the body wash, body lotion and perfume in three is the perfect combination.

Marc Jacobs, you have officially done it again - made me fall in love with yet another one of your precious fragrances. It's such a delicate perfume you can wear anywhere for any occasion - it's rather versatile that way. I know that many people's first Marc Jacobs perfumes tend to be Daisy and I'm completely overwhelmed at the fact I haven't owned it before now - it's bloody brilliant!

So if you haven't got your mitts on it yet, what are you waiting for?

Monday 16 January 2017

Rivage Skincare♥*

There are so many skincare brands out there that it's hard to keep up with them all and their new releases. I hadn't ever heard of Rivage* but when they contacted me, I was curious as they use natural dead sea minerals. The concept really intrigued me and I was sent three of their products.

Nourishing Facial Mud Mask* - I love nothing more than a good face mask, especially a mud mask. I wouldn't say there's a noticeable, distinct scent. It dries pretty quickly, and washes off fairly easily too. Afterwards, the result is incredible - my skin feels impeccably smooth - and I think that this is due to the fact it is enriched with honey extract, and honey is a natural ingredient often added into homemade face masks. Not only does my skin feel better, but it also looks better - my skin looks brighter also. I honestly love this and it has been my go-to face mask lately. It helps to dry up any spots I have, helping to improve my skin.

  Regenerating Sea Salts* - If the fact these are regenerating doesn't draw you in, then what will? I couldn't wait to test them! I got carried away first time using them and probably used more than required, but it didn't spoil the bath. The water turned blue, which I had anticipated, and it honestly looked as though a lush bath bomb was used. It had quite a strong, refreshing scent which I can't quite distinguish but I like it, personally. My skin felt really smooth and I loved using these after a long day - perfect for de-stressing and unwinding!

Revitalising Bath Salts* - These bath salts are revitalising, and to say the least, I was excited to try them, and the colour did draw me in slightly too. Just like the previous salts, these changed the bath water, this time to orange. I really liked the smell of these too - they were minty and rather refreshing too. I feel they were on the revitalizing side as I felt quite relaxed and as though I had managed to unwind a bit after using them.

I would say that I am highly impressed with Rivage and their products. If you could get your hands on them, then I suggest you do, especially the face mask!

Have you ever tried Rivage?

*PR Samples

Monday 9 January 2017

Worth The Hype? ghd Straighteners♥

Only recently have I started straightening my hair. I never really used to bother because I didn't have my own pair of decent straighteners (I've been borrowing my mum's Remington straighteners for months now and they are actually pretty amazing) however, for my Christmas, I received a pair of the ghd V Gold Max Styler straighteners, completely unexpected! ghd are raved about non-stop, but the real question still lies - are they worth they hype?

One thing I was delighted to see was that the plates were thick and wide, which is absolutely ideal for me as I have overly thick hair. This means that I can straighten thicker sections of hair and it straightens my hair in a shorter period of time. It glides down my hair as easy as pie and I'm left with poker straight hair almost instantly.

Maybe I'm just easily amused, but I thought that the power switch was rather fancy. You click it either on or off, and it lights up. Once it has heated up, it makes a "beep" noise, which is an indicator that it is ready to be used. Another extra bonus is that it heats up fairly quickly, meaning there's no messing about before starting the dreaded chore (or not so bad with these bad boys!)

So the question is, are they worth the hype? As much as I do love them, and they are incredible, I believe that you could find straighteners that do the same thing for a lower price. They do leave my hair looking lush and straight, but also quite shiny too. If you're looking to splurge out on some straighteners, I highly recommend these, because as I've said, the wide plates really do make all the difference in both the overall finish of your hair, and the time it takes to do your hair.

What are your opinion on ghds?

Monday 2 January 2017

Don't Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle♥*

Covershoot Cosmetics* have really been hitting it off with their products and are constantly impressing me. If you can recall me raving about their products in a previous post (reboot your memory by finding that exact post here), then you'll know that I loved the products. When the PR offered to send me more products to try out and play around with, I jumped at the chance and couldn't resist the offer.

Baked eyeshadows; something I don't own many of but no idea why. I loved the diversity in colours that I was sent as every one of them are unique and vary from each other. With me being me, I was instantly drawn towards the gold shades - can we please talk about how gorgeous they are?! They aren't overly pigmented, but they still have a decent colour pay off. For their price (normally around the £3 mark), I reckon they are quite good.

I wasn't aware that Covershoot actually did blushes and bronzers, so I was intrigued to try them out. I liked the bronzer because it was light enough for my pale skin but wasn't too on the orange side, and the blushes were natural yet effective in a way. They aren't chalky thankfully, and aren't too pigmented, which I believe is a bonus as it saves you from using too much product. My favourite has got to be the bronzer, it gives some definition without being too dramatic.

I was perhaps most excited to try out the brushes, and I think that's mainly down to the fan brush - I finally own one! The eyeshadow brush* (which is a bit dirty, oops!) is pretty good at blending out the edges of any shadow, or for smudging shadow on the lower lash line. The fan brush* I like, as it applies just the right amount of highlight without looking "chunky" but doesn't quite give the "blinding look" I desire, however, up the layers you apply and voila! The foundation brush*, not exactly my favourite brush but this isn't down to this single brush itself, it's because I'm not a fan of foundation brushes in general. The angled blush brush* I like for contouring or bronzing as it fits perfectly into the hollows of your cheeks. It also blends it out really well and naturally. Finally, the kabuki brush*, which I particularly like to use for my all over pressed powder as I find it works best for that.

Again, not a let down from Covershoot Cosmetics. All of their products are affordable, so who can knock them back? I feel that you won't be let down regardless which products you try!

Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourite Covershoot Cosmetics products?

 *PR Samples
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