Must Have Mascara’s

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I don’t leave the house without a slick of mascara on my eyes, it just adds that oomph that makes me look alive and not a zombie.  So today I though I would share with you my all time favourite mascaras!

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First up is probably not a shock to anyone who has ever read this blog, I write about it all the bloody time!  It’s the Covergirl Clump Crusher Extensions – This is a beautiful subtle mascara that literally separates every single lash and gives your lashes that real fanned out effect.  It’s also perfect for layering up as the name suggests it does not clump.  I would say that I use this mostly on day to day occasions but I know I will always have it in my stash.  I have tried so many drugstore and high end mascaras and this is the only one that does not smudge on my lower lash line so no matter what I use on my top lashes,this little baby is going on the bottom lashes.  Next up is Benefit Roller Lash – This has been a very hyped up product in the beauty world and for a good reason in my opinion.  It’s a super dramatic mascara that really gives your lashes a full on curl and full on black lashes.  At first I wasn’t the biggest fan as it was too wet and sort of clumped my lashes together but now I can’t get enough of the stuff!  I’ve even got my Mum converted to it!  I find this mascara super easy for when I am in a rush and just want something I can slick on my lashes in one coat and go.  Now to the drugstore end it’s the Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumising Mascara – This one is so cheap that It’s definitely worth having in your stash.  Much like the Clump Crusher it really seperates every single lash leaving you with a doll eye effect, you get super long separated lashes which is my preffered look.  Again I found this mascara a little bit wet to begin with but after I continued to use it and it dried out a little bit I do really love it. Next up is a new one to my collection it’s the Max Factor Masterpeice Transform Mascara – I definitely wasn’t sure about this one to begin with but boy have I changed my tune!  It’s such a dramatic mascara that adds a butt load of volume and length as well as super black lashes,  Once you get the hang of the wand you can seriously get a dramatic look out of this baby.  Finally it’s the most hyped mascara launch I have ever seen Benefit They’re Real Mascara – I’m not usually one for hype and I end up getting things months after they come out but with this one I wanted it straight away!  Although this mascara is a pain in the arse to get off it is just beautiful!  It lengthens separates and with that little ball on the end you can really get in and cot ever single lash.  I think this is about my third tube of this and I know I will go back for more!

So there you go my mascara must haves!  What mascara are you loving at the moment?

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Covergirl Clump Crusher Extensions here

Benefit RollerLash here

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumising Mascara here

Max Factor Masterpeice Transform Mascara here  

Benefit They’re Real Mascara here 

Eyebrow Essentials

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As we all know eyebrows are key to any makeup look and I know that I never leave the hows without my brows on!  Over the years I have tried many, many products but for the moment these are my absolute favourites.

First up is the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Taupe – this really is a luxury brow product that I love!  It has an angled tip with makes it really easy to fill in all the little gaps and it quite hard which means it is very hard to go too dark or too overboard.  Next up is a definite bargain!  It’s the Essence Eyebrow Designer in Brunette – This is seriously cheap and seriously good!  Its a hard waxy pencil that just glides through the brows, it makes it really easy to use and I actually find myself reaching for this one more than my Tom Ford one.   To set these pencils I use the Benefit Gimme Brow in Light – This is perfect to add a little oomph to the brows as well as setting them in place.  I also use this by itself if i’m having a ‘no makeup makeup’ day.  I don’t think I could live without this product to be honest but I also really want to try out the Loreal version of this.  Finally is the Natio Brow Kit – This was my first foray into brow powders and i’m pretty sure its still my favourite.  The powders are quite hard so it doesn’t end up all over your face and gives you really perfected brows.  I often use this on a night out for when I really want my brows ‘on fleek’ (oh gosh I can’t believe I just said that!).

So there you go, my brow essentials!  What do you use on your brows?

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Tom Ford Brow Sculptor here

Essence Eyebrow Designer here

Benefit Gimme Brow here

Natio Brow Kit here 

June Favourites!

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 Favourites time!  June has been and extremely busy month with lots of uni work and a major research paper due so I spent most of my month in my tracks locked to laptop.  However, when I did venture out of my study cocoon these are the products I have been using and loving.

First up is a little product that I picked up in Singapore, I had heard Vivianna Does Makeup rave about this products so I knew I had to give it a try.  It’s the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment –  Now I love everything beauty but with my hair I am a complete shocker!   I have no idea what I am doing so this little beaut saves me so much.  I add a little dob to my hair and brush it through, I blow dry it and then walk out the door.  It adds a brilliant amount of volume to my flat drab hair yet it also leaves it nice and smooth.  I would recommend this to anyone who like me doesn’t really know what they’re doing with their hair or anyone who just wants to pop something in their hair and be done with it.  Next up is my perfect base at the moment I use the Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturiser in light medium and the Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops in N20 – This base has enough coverage to disguise all the thing that I don’t want anyone to be seeing plus it feels nice and light on the skin.  I have a whole post on why I love this combo as well as how I apply it here.  The next product is fairly new to me.  I asked a friend of mine to pick it up for me in Hawaii, now this friend is not obsessed with makeup and when she saw the price of this particular item I’m pretty sure she almost had a heart attack!  I think I remember the world ‘it’s just a friggen eyeshadow!’, but I wanted it so I got it and I don’t regret it for a second.  It’s the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in 10 Senso – This is a beautiful dark brown shade with a little bit of warmth to it.  It’s so easy to use I just swipe it over the lids and blend it out, simple as that!  Finally its the Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara – I received this in the Autumn Edit of Marie Claire’s Parcel.  I put off using it due to my ridiculously overflowing mascara collection, but I couldn’t resist it much longer I had to crack that baby open.  Boy am I glad I did!  This mascara is so dramatic, it adds bucket loads of volume whilst being extremely black it just a great mascara that gives you dramatic lashes with just a couple of swipes of the wand.  Now I do find this very wet so I do wipe the excess product off just so all my lashes don’t completely clump together but other than that I think I’ve found a winner!

So there you go, my June Favourites!  What were your favourites this month?

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment here

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturiser here

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops here

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint here

Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara here