So I did a bit of shopping today in Boots and I really needed a mascara so I was like lets have a look. I was out with a friend and she recommended- And she said that she lived religiously by it, so I picked it up but then I saw this- and it was reduced from £7.99 to £5.99 so I thought I would get this one as it was the latest version (and I just love a bargain!). The appearance is a nice design that is shaped like a rocket and wrapped in electric blue; it’s quite a big bottle so not one you could put in a tiny purse but could difinately slip in your handbag (however for me this is difficult as there’s so much rubbish in my handbag that it might take me a while to find it!). Also the brush itself is nice and thick with lots of small flexible bristles. As for appliance the brush does not bend -making it more difficult to apply for all us non-professionals! However with a bit of practice it’ll be perfect. The mascara itself it good as there is an effect and you can see a difference in this example from pocket swatch: On the packet it says no clumps I have to disagree as when I applied it there were clumps on the end of my lashes and some of them stuck together which is quite irritating but yes there is an effect, I’m being quite harsh though and compared to my last mascara which was collection 2000 skylash mascara this is much better and it was more expensive so that’s really what you can expect. So my overall review would be it’s not your brilliant Dior £40 mascara but is does the job and it shows off your eyelashes -I would give it a go!
The next product I bought was Max Factor liquid eyeliner in black- I got this because it isn’t like your bog standard poor quality but cheap shop brand eyeliner as the last one I got was difficult to apply and sometimes flaked but isn’t robbing me; I think this was around £6. The packaging is pretty dull and I’ve got to say when I opened it I was a little disappointed as the 6/8 of the bottle was the brush itself and I thought that Max Factor would raise there standards. The brush itself is nice and solid and it’s very easy to apply. For what is it though I would recommend this product if your a bit short of cash but need a liquid eyeliner that works!
Then I went into Primark because you know it’s cheap; first I noticed that they had a big ‘military chic’ theme going on which I love and of course skater skirts; long jumpers and piles of leggings for £3 each. My friend was deciding whether to go for marron or patterned or fake leather leggings so I left and headed to the make up section. I very rarely buy make up fom Primark as it tends to be low quality although I always like to have a look; I came across some fake leopard print nails- now these were only £1 so I thought “shma” and got a pair for me and my friend. I then came across a face mask- The flavour I got was passion flower and honey; my friend had another version from boots so we decided to have a face mask session and compare the two products. So compared the boots brand to this Primark one and: WINNER FOR Smell = Primark Feel when applying = both Relaxing feeling when wearing = Boots Softer skin = Boots
but I suppose that’s what you wld really expect as the Primark version was only £0.60 and the Boots was over £2, I didn’t really enjoy wearing the Primark one though so I wld go for a nice smelling boots face mask!
Later today we tried on the leopard print fake nails and were pleased find glue in them (little did we know what chaos that tiny pot of glue would cause) so we put on the nail and they looked super cool and felt what life would be like if we didn’t bite our nails, but then I was like, ‘maybe we shld take these off cos y’know… Primark’ so we looked at the packet and it said that if you dunked the nails in nail varnish remover then they would just dissolve -this was not the case and we actually spent a gd 20mins trying to picks these nails off bit by bit. After that disastrous attempt we were then left with the problem of taking the glue off our nails and to this time of 22:10 the glue is still yet to de-exist itself. Then later we decided to decorate a canvas that wld go in my new room and I said (like a geniuos –dammit– genuis), ‘hey lets stick these pics on with that glue’ …
The glue did work in sticking down the pictures
It also worked really well by creating a seriously difficult to get rid of layers of glue over all our fingers.
So I’m just warning you cheap isn’t always best
and you’re probably best off just not buying it in the first place.
Not living in the prettiest part of London (I’ve already been assaulted by cake -long story) it’s not that easy to wear the latest statement Prada gem -I mean I would if it didn’t mean me saving money for most of my lifetime and the fear of being assaulted by some other food type. But that also doesn’t mean I can’t go bargain hunting for hidden high street deals and then hop on the train to Oxford street to show off my new quirky clothes! But basically this is a bit of a random post that’s kinda saying “hey look at this stuff you could tone it down or rock it your way”.
But basically what I’m trying to say is that you can really take something and use your imagination to create something individual to you.
Love it. Hate it. Think what you want:
(Prada -very Mary Quant)
OK so I know that was a bit random but I love those pieces and they gave me some serious ideas, I hope they gave you the same inspiration.
OK so it’s not long till Christmas and I’m Christmas is near and I’m just starting to get into the festive mood. I mean I LOVE Christmas but I personally think it’s a little harder to be flexible with clothes so here I’m scanning the shops for clothes and styles you’ll be wanting to wear and still keep you warm. (Living in London Xmas time is usually freezing!)
First, I know it’s sometimes a pain wearing those knitted layers your gran made you but never fear as this A/W layers are all the rage for our designer divas!:
(LV at it again with shapeless jackets)
Also a major highstreet craze bold print jumpers -great for when trekking out into the cold!:
TOPSHOP £50 each
BOOHOO £20.00 each
NEW LOOK £6.99
DAVID AND GOLIATH £ 10.00
DAVID AND GOLIATH £29.99
OK SO THAT’S IT YH… UMM RANDOM FACT -ALL THE HIGH STREET SHOPS ARE DIGGING THE SKATER SKIRT. OK THANKS FOR READING!
So a few days ago I had a quick shop at SUPERDRUG and I thought I’d give you the know on how I got on!
Starting with this SKYLASH waterproof mascara from collection 2000. I was looking for a well… basically a cheap mascara that showed I had lashes! And I think it was recommended somewhere so I was like ‘Ok!’ and it was only £3.99. I tried it, it was great! A lot better than expected your lashes look long and black and bold but not fake -Perfect! Now for the design; I actually love the packaging with the blue representing waterproof and the interesting shape with the bottle getting wider as it goes up. The brush is bendy -which is nice- and half of the brush has long spikes and the other half has short ones. The smell however is not overly pleasant but you can’t really be surprised by that. Though overall a great product which I’m going to recommend!
I got this for £2.99. To start with the packaging -it’s nice packaging, perfect handbag size and it’s also nice and stable -not glass but not squeezable- it’s just right! The smell is buttery and kinda cake-y; it’s slightly strange but better than a plain chemical-y smell. So I went into Superdrug looking for a nude lipstick and a lady directed me to this. But what do I think? First I want to say the colour is absolutely gorgeous however when you apply it’s not quite blended and it’s quite difficult to apply with just the brush and you may find you have to smudge slightly. So although it’s not what you would want but you should try it on your lips whilst I just tried it on my hand. But overall apart from showing all the slightest cracks in you lips it is (as it says on the tin) a velvety soft, matte finish lip cream.
This is one of the more recent So…? fragrances and WHOA (!) it’s all about being British. Now I got the body fragrance for 99p though it varies from 99p-£2 (the eau de toilette is mostly £6). The bottle is light and just pulled off being handbag size. The smell is fruity and playful also very sweet and girlie. Soft and sweet but subtle -that sums it up!
L’oreal Elnett Hairspray Volume Extra lastly and I got this for my birthday from someone and I’ve found it really useful. I mean when you have your hair in a bun or you’ve curled it, just whip out this little 75ml bottle and wha la! Also it really does do what it says on the tin: Dries almost instantly, is rock solid yet looks soft and really does disappear at the stroke of the brush. The bottle is again; light, easy to use and well.. looks good!
Ok so that’s all I got in the famous Superdrug, but I hope that helped a bit next time you find yourself shopping! Thanksx
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