Thursday, 10 November 2011

Rimmel Scandal eyes Mascara

Rimmel London Scanal Eyes Mascara rrp £6.99
available at Boots and Superdrug

I picked this up as part of Superdrug's 3 for 2 offer on all cosmetics, I don't usually buy make up from any of the brands sold in chemists, however I have yet to find a higher end mascara worth the extra pennies so for now its one product I don't mind being cheap and cheerful.
I didn't need a mascara at the time but for some reason the bright, tacky packaging lured me in! The brush is a traditional mascara wand (no plastic bristles thanks!) and is super large, for super large lashes? we'd hope. 
Rimmels says its a breakthrough mascara! (whatever that is) It is suppose to give you serious volume without clumping basically, hurrah! 
I wasn't expecting much from this mascara to be honest and I really hate it when products make ridiculous claims, but the more I use this, the more I like it.  
I wouldn't call this a "breakthrough" in mascara,  but it does give some decent volume whilst avoiding clumps, especially when compared to my oldest fav, Boujoirs volume clubbin'.  Its a good everyday mascara for those who like volume and definition and for the price you can't really grumble. 
The best quality of this mascara I think, is the way it really opens up your eyes, I don't think I've ever looked so awake! and for this, despite your wild claims and ridiculous packaging, I really like you Rimmel Scandal eyes.

p.s for extra lol'z go watch the t.v advert for this, ridiculous!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

mystreetchic.com Bloggers Christmas Party

Some of you may know that I am a student fashion ambassador for mystreetchic.com, a Bristol based fashion website, and we are having a bloggers christmas party! 
The party is going to be a great chance to meet other fashion bloggers, have a few drinks, receive an exclusive goodie bag packed with gorgeous treats and see the latest partywear from Boohoo.com live on the catwalk. Afterwards, our DJ will spin the tunes, leaving you to crack out those dancing shoes.

Tickets cost £5 and include a complimentary drink on arrival, a goodie bag, and entrance to the Fashion Show and After Party.

When? 7pm - 10pm, Friday 16 December
Where? Java, 9 Park Street, Bristol, BS1
Price: £5 per ticket

Register here now for tickets! 

Really can't wait for this event, going to be a great night and opportunity to meet the girls behind the blogs, so I'll hopefully see you there!

In association with
South West Bloggers Network
Boom Bristol

Sponsered by boohoo.com

Monday, 7 November 2011

Feel Unique Beauty Box: November contents and review

Originally a GlossyBox subscriber, I decided to switch to the Feelunique.com Beauty box subscription after seeing a few posts on various blogs about last months box, and Im so glad I did......

The box itself is slightly smaller in size, which I actually prefer as it makes the box look more "full", I love the sleek matte black texture and the box mechanism which opens like a drawer rather than a lid. The empty box would be perfect as make up or jewellery storage. 

Emma Hardie Amazing face cleansing balm and cloth      Schwarzkoph OSIS+ dust it  hair powder     Xen-Tan Deep bronze luxe faux tan      Goldwell Duelsenses Rich repair hair treatment    Bella Pierre multitasking shimmer powder      Prada Candy purfume sample 

I am really excited to try the Xen-Tan as I've heard so much about it, I can see me using the 10% off code included in the box to purchase a full size! I already own the OSIS dust it, however I am glad of a replacement as mine has almost ran out, and that would have cost me the best part of £10! This box has already paid for itself!
 I am also intrigued by the Bella Pierre shimmer powder, the description says you can use it as an eyeshadow, add to eyeliner, lipgloss, blusher or use as a highlight, interesting! 

Overall I think the Feelunique beauty box is the one for me, I originally decided to switch from Glossybox as I felt whilst the samples from Glossybox were lovely, they were way out of my price range. I had never heard of the brands, nor could I ever justify spending that amount of money on the full size products. When I read about the Feelunique box I could tell it would be more tailored to my taste and price range, and this box really lived up to my expectations! It contains brands I know and trust as well as a couple of new ones who's price ranges and availability are not unachievable.
Whats more you get 10% off all of the brands featured in your box, and are obviously all available on feelunique.com, with free delivery! 
A monthly subscription will cost you £9.95, Free Royal Mail delivery (hurrah)
This is one thing I will not be unsubscribing from anytime soon! 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

MAC Melba Blush

 MAC powder blush in "Melba" £17

Because of not owning (and therefore needing) a peach toned blush, I felt I was missing out! I always grab my topshop "neon rose" cream blush in the morning, but since it's winter and my skin is getting paler I wanted something a little more subtle and "peach".
In the pan I found this blush a little pink on the pink side,  but when applied MAC Melba is the perfect true peach, not too pinky or bright like some peach blushes can be, it leaves a lovely flush of colour to the cheeks. 
Not being one for shiny cheeks, I primarily went for Melba because it's a matte finish (my favourite), I find the MAC matte finish blushes are true to colour, sheer enough but easily build-able for the intensity you want, without any of that dreaded shimmer which I find just too much for winter mornings.
I also think this would look great with a tan!