Friday 17 July 2015

Recent Favorites 7.17.15

What's hip hop happenin', kids? I'm back with another 'Recent Favorites' post featuring a cute picture of messy swatches on a transparent dying hand ft. several blue veins... enjoy!!

The first thing I'm going to rave about it the big-ass swatch on the left which is kind of a rediscovery for me because I had left his product in the South of France and only found it again in April. It is The Body Shop Cheek Colour in '12' which UGH I'm just going to get out the way because I can't find it on their website. I don't know if maybe you can find it somewhere else online like on eBay or something but if not that's a real bummer because it's beautiful. It's an orangey apricot blush with subtle gold shimmer and it blends so beautifully and looks really brightening. There we go, it's over. I'm done. 

I've also been loving my Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation, which I have written about in *this post* in more detail so I won't repeat myself. Just know that it is still a firm favorite of mine, especially over the last couple of weeks or so. Next up, we have a hair product (a rare feature on this blawg) and that is the L'Oréal Professional Mythic Oil. I find it difficult to explain why I like a hair product but I will try my best. I've been using hair oils since they became a real thing maybe five or six years ago (maybe longer?) and I like to use this one on towel dry hair before I blow dry it. It helps keep the frizz at bay and makes my hair feel a bit less straw-like. Another favorite is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara, which I wrote about very recently so click here for that. But basically it's my first venture into waterproof mascara and it's a good'un.

Last but certainly not least - the Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining, which I use on a daily basis for the contour powder and number 6 shade for my brows. It is just such a useful, multipurpose palette because you can use it for contouring, for your eyes and your eyebrows, so it would be really good to take on vacation. There isn't a single shade in there that I don't use. Love. It.

Until next time folks *kissy face* or *sleazy wink face* - you decide.

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Review: Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof

Apologies that I don't have any pictures of my lashes but I honestly can't get a picture of my lashes without it looking too dark, too blurry, too ridiculous... and in a normal selfie you just can't really see them so that is pointless. Apology out the way, I wanted to do a review on the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof mascara because it is the mascara I am using at the moment. 

I am pretty sure that this is the first waterproof mascara I have owned since I was a teenager. I didn't want one before because I thought they were a pain to remove (which I still think) and I just never really felt like I needed one. I'm still not totally convinced I need my mascara to be waterproof but it is getting pretty sweaty in London so the waterproof aspect might come in handy after all. I'll start off the review by saying I really do like this mascara because it is the only mascara I have ever used that noticeably holds a curl. I didn't think this was something I particularly cared about but then what it is the point in curling my lashes everyday if they're only going to stay curled for a few seconds, Annie? I'm also into big volume when it comes to my lashes and I feel like this one does give really good volume without clumping all my lashes together so that I'm left with three fat spider legs. It also gives really great length and it works well on the bottom lashes too. 

My one problem with this mascara is that it somehow really dries my eyes out. I think that the waterproof situation doing that so I'm not sure if the regular one would do the same thing. I also find it pretty annoying to remove but not annoying enough for me to stop using it.

All in all, I really recommend this mascara for annoying looking particularly for volume and a mascara that holds a curl. But if you're anything like me, be prepared with eyedrops during the day and a strong oil cleanser when you're trying to remove this...

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