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Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Makeup | 0 comments

Max Factor – Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara

Max Factor – Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara

Max Factor is one of my go-to brands for mascara, for years I wore their 2000 Calorie Mascara before discovering False Lash Effect Mascara which then became my favourite. Max Factor mascaras are so simple and un-fancy, they do what they’re supposed to with a minimum of fuss, and this new Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara* is no different. Velvet Volume is different because it’s an anti-brittle mousse formula containing natural beeswax so it doesn’t leave lashes feeling brittle and stiff. The wand has very short plastic bristles that are quite widely spaced and has been designed to catch every lash, no matter how short or fine. I’ve been using new Velvet Volume Mascara for a couple of weeks now and I really like it. It’s very black and I find it easy to coat all of my lashes using the plastic bristles. I do find however that I need to add a couple of coats in order to get the dense dramatic coverage that I like, otherwise my...

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Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Makeup | 1 comment

Miners – Moisture Effect Lipstick in Kiss Me Quick

Miners – Moisture Effect Lipstick in Kiss Me Quick

When I think of the brand Miners it reminds me of the very first eyeshadow palette I had as a little girl (a cast-off from my Mum!), it was a pale blue duo and I used it when I was dressing up. Fast forward several years and Miners is making a comeback! This is Moisture Effect Lipstick in Kiss Me Quick. There are currently only 3 different shades of Moisture Effect Lipstick available, all fairly bright shades, and they’re priced at just £3.99 each. Kiss Me Quick is a bright corally red shade with a creamy texture. It looks quite a matt texture in the tube, but once you apply it it’s quite creamy and it has a lovely fruity strawberry flavour. You can see from the image above that Moisture Effect Lipstick in Kiss Me Quick is very vibrant. It’s not the sort of colour I would normally choose, and I’ve had mixed reactions from people while I’ve been wearing it – a couple of friends said it...

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 12 comments

Blue Sparkle & Nude Nails

Blue Sparkle & Nude Nails

I created this Blue Sparkle & Nude nail look using one of my favourite nail polishes and a brand new one. Barry M’s Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee is a nail polish that I love and I use it over and over again, both on it’s own which looks really classy or incorporated in nail art and I have used it here as the nude base underneath the blue sparkly tips. The glittery blue polish is part of the Essence Effect Nail Polish* range and it’s called ‘Party In A Bottle’ which I think is a fun name. If you’ve not heard of Essence before this is because they’ve only recently launched in the UK, you might want to have a read of my post about the UK launch of Essence make-up to find out more. First I painted 2 coats of the Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee over my nails and left to dry. It works really well as a base colour underneath glitters and nail art as...

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Max Factor – False Lash Effect Mascara

Max Factor – False Lash Effect Mascara

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara is the mascara that I use every day, and I have been doing so for a good few years. I’ve tried other mascaras but nothing seems to quite live up to this one for me, plus it has won several awards including the Style Magazine 2009 Beauty Awards ‘Best Mascara’ award. False Lash Effect Mascara is available in 2 colours – black and black/brown – I wear the black one and I find the result on my lashes is nice and black with a good coverage. Max Factor say this mascara ‘doubles lash size appearance vs bare lashes’ and it certainly does with mine, although my lashes are quite fair particularly if they haven’t recently been tinted so mascara is a must for me. The brush is nice and thick with tiny little plastic bristles. It did take me a while to get used to this brush when I first started using False Lash Effect Mascara but now I love it, it’s really...

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