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Roller Lash by Benefit

15 Feb

At the beginning of the week I felt great about my new fresh faced, mascara free day look. I loved the time spared in the morning and I was beginning to feel chic and all Parisian-like with my messy hair and bright eyes.

Mid-week my eyes started to not look so good and as my Wednesday dragged on I started to get a sharp pain in my face, I took myself off to the doctors to find I have acute sinusitis and was sent on my way with a course of antibiotics.

I needed a pick-me-up or rather a perk-me-up, with my eyes looking far too tired and weary to go sans mascara I decided to try out the latest Elle magazine freebie, Benefit’s new mascara ‘Roller Lash’.

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Benefit says this is a super-curling & lifting mascara and in a consumer panel survey 94% of women said their eyes looked more wide open, that’s exactly what I needed!

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This mascara definitely opened up my eyes and it’s great for giving a good lengthy curl but it’s missing volume and that’s one important thing I look for when buying a new mascara.
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Loréal So Couture

14 Jan

One of my little Christmas gifts this year was a Loréal So Couture box of goodies, so now the excitement of the festive season has dissipated and my new year flu has gone I thought I’d try the contents out.

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2015/01/img_3695.jpg The box included a Volume Million Black Couture mascara, Colour Riche nail varnish in Exquisite Scarlett, Colour Riche Liner in Snow White and Colour Riche lipstick in Scarlette Crème.

2015/01/img_3702-0.jpg I adore the lipstick and because it’s so glossy it even made my dry winter lips look soft. This would be great for a vintage look or with an all white outfit for a bit of Italian glamour a lá Dolce.

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2015/01/img_3701.jpgThe nail varnish is a lovely bright red colour and is really easy and quick to apply because of the flat brush. Silver midi rings keep this from looking too grown up.

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2015/01/img_3704.jpgI don’t usually wear white eyeliners but this one is very creamy and didn’t irritate or scratch when applied. It helped to open out my eyes and teamed with the mascara, gave a really natural wide-eyed look. I like this mascara but normally tend to go for a softer, fuller brush to get maximum product on my lashes.

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NYE Looks

30 Dec

It’s New Years Eve tomorrow and somehow the passing of the old year always feels significant. Some will be wanting to move on, forget the troubles of 2014 and some will never want it to end, treasuring their own special moments. Whether you’re saying farewell to 2014, welcoming 2015 with open arms or both… I hope you have a wonderful evening and look fabulous too!

Here’s a couple of ideas for pared-back party looks.

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/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/8e0/39497198/files/2014/12/img_3436.jpg Be proud of your face and head to your soirée with a natural look, guaranteed to get second glances for all good reasons. Just make sure you use a foundation with good coverage and that eyebrows are groomed, pop on some statement jewellery and you’re set.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/8e0/39497198/files/2014/12/img_3437.jpgNothing says Happy New Year like a whole load of sparkle so paint your luscious lips with glitter and find a nice man (or a sexy lady) to shimmer with.

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Happy New Year & thank you for being part of my 2014.
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