Saturday, January 31, 2015

Absolute Lashes; with W7

Here it is, a new mascara review. Now I made it pretty clear that I love my No7 Extreme Length mascara however, this badboy has had my mind change! When I first opened my lovely box full of goodies from W7 my immediate thought was 'hmm this looks familar'. Benefit dupe perhaps? Well, heres what I thought of Absolute Lashes...

What I like about this mascara is that not once has it clumped up on my lashes, no clumpy splodges sticking my lashes together; hooray! I was rather surprised by this as for £6.95 I did not expect such a high quality.

The brush is great, I tend to prefer rubber brushes rather a bristled brush however this separated and grasped the lashes extremely well. The only downside is if you get too close to your eye lid the brush is a little scratchy, so watch out!

I like a lot of length on my lashes which I feel this mascara did brilliantly, as you can see in my pictures my lashes have been extended easily.
      One Coat                                          Two-Three Coats

Volume. Thats the biggest flaw in most mascaras. I find they either add too much volume for just daytime wear or too little volume that when you add extra coats it just clumps and goes horribly wrong. Absolute Lashes allows you to put a thin coat, perfect for work or college, but you can then build the coats up until you achieve the volume you want.

 One Coat
Two-Three Coats

Overall, I say this is a great mascara, especially for such an excellent price! 

*This item was given me free of charge for reviewing purposes 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Twilight; a bath time with Lush

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I've been shopping at Lush for years now, however I get stuck into only buying my favourite, the comforter bubble bar.

A lot of people on my Instagram and other social networking sites have been posting beautiful pictures of bath bombs swirling around their tub. So I stepped away from my trusty fave and bought myself a bath bomb from Lush, the one I chose: Twilight.

At first I thought I thought it was a little big and actually debated chopping it in half, but I resisted by savers thought of mind and 'launched it' into my bath as the label tells me too. 

It began to spin around and around in circles, bubbling and foaming. I couldn't keep my eyes off it twirling around giving off a beautiful pink foaming.

I move my eye just for a second and suddenly blue appears to be coming out of the centre. I can hear the bath bomb fizzing creating a force that shoots the bath bomb around my bath leaving a blue bubble trail behind it. 

The bubbles all over my bath were a beautiful musky pink with streaks of blue and hints of sparkles within them I couldn't wait to dive in and relax. Although the description of the website states my bath bomb will turn a 'shimmering deep purple' I'm pretty sad to say it was a dirty deep blueish colour rather than purple. Or maybe my bath is bigger than their testing baths! Either way, i was still satisfied with my pearly pink and blue foam explosion.

After I've been in the bath I always moisturise my legs with body butter (soap and glory or body shop are my faves to use!) but today I just didn't feel the need to. The bath bomb contains many different natural oils that moisturise your skin as you bathe.

I can't wait to get my hands on more bath bombs!

Do you have a favourite Lush product? Or can you recommend a bath bomb? 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Urban Decay Vice 3

Now this little beauty was a wonderful surprise from my Mum this Christmas. It nearly killed me not being able to immediately smudging my fingertips in the vibrant and stunning colours.

 For starters I was shocked at how beautiful the packaging was, the colours against the dark wash background really do show how colourful this palette is! You also got a great padded zip-up case for the palette, with is roomy so you can fit in your make up brushes, eye liner and mascara in there too: perfect eye make up set up.
You also get a double ended brush with the palette that has a standard eye shadow brush and a slightly angled one too. Now normally brushes you get with palettes are a bit rubbish, and we just use our brushes we're used to. However this one is different, yes I gave it a chance, it picks up the pigments of the eye shadows incredibly well because of it's layered fibres which also make the application onto the eye smooth and flawless.  The eye shadows themselves are also of a great quality, literally two dabs of a brush or sponge can give you enough eye shadow, so it's great value as they certainly are going to last me a while.

The colours. Wow. What a variety! On the left hand side you get some fabulous matte colours in light pinks to browns (Truth, Undone, Downfall, DTF and Defy), perfect for a day time neutral tones. I like to use the matte pink shade labelled 'Truth' as a base to start.
You then have your more 'in your face' colours including 'Freeze' a vibrant blue full of shimmer; which reminds me of Elsa's dress from Frozen a little too much. You have 'Lucky' a wonderful copper/gold colour which adds wonderful sparkle. 'Sonic' is a fabulous rich red with that beautiful party shine too.
I'm a strong lover of dark eye shadows, with deep purple 'Bondage', gun metal black 'Revolver' and the darkest brown 'Defy' this palette has some fabulous shades to work with and darken those lids. Then with a touch of 'Bobby Dazzle' you can highlight perfectly. 

Those are just a few of my favourites from this wonderful collection. With neutrals, vibrants, darks, shimmers and mattes this is the complete perfect palette for the all round eye shadow look. 

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