Make Up Spring Cleaning!

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Until quite recently, I’ve been a teenage girl, and the one thing that you should all know about teenage girls is that they accumulate make up like nobody’s business! This seems to happen especially if it’s cheap or on sale… Thing is, I now have a lot of much nicer make up that I actually like to use a lot more, and so I’m having a bit of a “spring clean” of my make up bag.  Continue reading

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The Starting Off Project, Week 6: Mascara!

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I can’t believe it’s Week 6 of the Starting Off Project already! Check out my posts on skincare, concealer, foundation and blush by clicking on the one you want to see. This week, we’re discussing mascara, a subject very close to my heart, so let’s get going!

Mascara was probably the first item of make up I ever used besides little-kid glitter. In my early teens, I had a brown-black Natural Collection mascara that did absolutely zilch to my lashes, but made me feel really made up. Since then, I’ve moved on to slightly more dramatic lash looks, but I’m still searching for the perfect mascara. This little post will mostly only focus on black, everyday mascara, since I have no experience with coloured mascaras, clear mascaras, lash primers, false lashes or anything beyond a little bit of a boost to my lashes. Continue reading

Review: Rituals Perfection Volume Mascara

Ever since I found out that my favourite mascara, No7 360 Degree Lashes, was discontinued, I’ve been on the hunt for a new one to replace it. I like a lot of volume in my mascara, but I hate when they look bobbly or the slightest bit fake. So, new mascaras have a lot to live up to, but I might have found one that’ll make me happy in the short term, until I can find a more permanent replacement…

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This mascara came free with InStyle in August, so I grabbed a copy for my holiday, but I’ve only recently tried it out. I’m very impressed! It has quite a small brush, with rather a dry formula, so I wasn’t expecting great things, but I’m very pleasantly surprised by the amount of volume it gives!  Continue reading

What’s In My Make Up Bag?

After a quick trip to Oxford at the weekend, I have been reunited with my make up bag and all my everyday make up! Since I missed it so much during the week I didn’t have it, I thought, what better time to show you what I rely on to make my face look a bit normal?

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Obviously, I’m still loving the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation and Concealer, both in Shade 51. In case my glowing review here didn’t convince you of my love for these two products, let me tell you a little fact – this is the BEST foundation ever. It’s light coverage, gives the perfect slightly dewy texture, and is the perfect colour for me. The concealer is also excellent, but after using my mum’s Collection Illuminating Touch concealer, I might have been won over to that as a slightly more budget buy… We’ll see how it goes when I run out of this! Continue reading