Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara*

Roller Lash mascara | £19.50*

Back in January I was lucky enough to attend the Roller Lash launch event and was given a full-sized Roller Lash mascara* in our goody bags to try out. I have used this a couple of times and now it's time to report back and tell you why you need this mascara in your life!
Benefit have really set off 2015 with a bang! Seeing as the new products Puff Off and Roller Lash already seem to be loved by many! I sure am excited to see what's next!
This new offering may well be the next favourite alongside They're Real which has become a cult product.
The mantra for this new mascara is "Hook 'n' Roll" which describes the product well since this is said to open the eyes by grabbing each lash to lift and curl whilst the specially designed formula keeps them in place for 12 hours, now that's some serious holding power!
The formulation also contains two key ingredients - Pro Vitamin B5 and Serin which are both known for their lash conditioning benefits. Not only will your lashes have that hold but they will also be treated with those fabulous ingredients.
Alongside Badgal and They're Real which is UK's No. 1 best selling mascara, Benefit have added this to their mascara family and boy! Does it not disappoint!
They're real is a firm favourite of mine so I was excited to see how Roller Lash would perform. Like all Benefit products, the packaging is a real beaut! And is inspired by retro hair rollers. What's amazing is that Benefit have been working on this mascara way before the infamous They're Real was released and alot of work went into designing this. The official stats show that over 97% of women who tested it saw that it visibly lifted the lashes, 87% said it gave a long lasting curl and a massive 94% said eyes looked more awake and I couldn't agree more! This mascara ticked all of the boxes for me and it matched all of the qualities that I look for in an ideal mascara.
At first use, I was blown away. Amazed and I just couldn't believe the length of my lashes. I applied two coats and I was left with super curled and fluttery eyelashes and without the help of an eyelash curler! The patent-pending hook design of the brush really did grab every lash. You also feel a slight tug but nothing overly uncomfortable, it's just the brush ensuring that each lash is curled and coated. I call this a 'push up bra' but for your lashes because it's not only great for girls with short lashes but it's also great for girls like me who have straight lashes and need help from an eyelash curler prior to applying any mascara. My lashes did not feel stiff nor clumpy and neither did it flake or smudge which was another huge plus! The longevity is also commendable because the mascara claims that it will stay put for 12 hours and ladies! I can confirm that this is true! I apply this in the morning, say around 10-11 ish and remove it around midnight, at the most and it just looks like you have freshly applied it. Astonishing!
Removing this is was hardly a chore, I just use my usual eye make-up remover pads and the formula gently removes away. 
I am SO impressed with this new offering from Benefit and I cannot recommend this enough! This mascara has a new firm place in my make up and those eye lash curlers of mine, well.. they're back in the drawer.

Roller Lash is not due to launch in stores until tomorrow! So only one day left guys! Also if you managed to pick up a copy of ELLE magazine, then that's great because it included a free sample of Roller Lash, I'm not too sure if the magazine is still available but if you do see it, grab it!

Have you tried Roller Lash? What are your thoughts on it?
Press sample*

Monday, 23 February 2015

Boots Beauty Haul

So last week my mom came to visit me and my little family and we ventured out to Bullring in Birmingham to show her the sights and of course do some make-up shopping! When we went there, Boots had an offer on ALL of the brands, it was the perfect time to treat my mom and myself and so I bought the following six make-up and skincare products:
L'Oreal Triple Active Night Hydrating Moisturiser
Sleek Blusher In 926 Rose Gold
Bourjois Java Rice Powder
L'Oreal Lip Liner Couture In 285 Pink Fever
Revlon Photoready Concealer In 003 Light Medium
Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick In Pink Mallow

L'Oreal Night Cream (£7.49 3 For 2 Offer)
I really need to take care of my skin and establish a better routine, I have already got day cream and eye cream covered but I needed something for my evening skincare routine. I saw this NEW night cream and after having read what it does, I instantly popped it into my basket, I am hoping that this cream works wonders whilst I sleep. It promises to hydrate, protect and restore my skin so I have high hopes for this!

Sleek Blusher  (Was £ 4.59 I Paid £4.04)
Ok so this one I didn't really need but it was oh so pretty! I remember when this first came out and being quite popular amongst bloggers, It was on my wishlist but wasn't that important. I saw that there was only one left and after swatching this I knew I had to add this to my already huge pink blusher collection. The gold shimmer is laced perfectly with the medium toned pink, it's just beautiful!

Bourjois Face Powder (Was £9.99 I Paid £8.99)
I finally got this! I actually ran out of my current face powder but wanted to try something new, I have heard alot about this and I love the packaging! This will be great for setting my make-up as well as keeping my skin matte. I swatched this earlier and it's oh so light and seems like it might just be my new holy grail (no exaggeration there!)

L'Oreal Lip Liner  (Was £3.99 I Paid £3.59)
Originally I had Rimmel's Eastend Snob Lip Liner on my shopping list but sadly they were out of stock! So I looked for what could be the next best thing? ok so it's not the nudey pink I wanted but this hot pink could also work well with my lippies and it's quite pigmented too so not all was lost. 

Revlon Concealer (£6.49 3 For 2 Offer)
I love Revlon concealers and I use the liquid one the most, I saw this concealer in stick form and my shade was available so I thought that I should try this one out instead, I really want to use my concealer brush more so this will work well with it.

Natural Collection Lipstick (Was £1.99 I Paid £1.79)
From what I can remember I always buy their face powders because the quality is good but I never really look at the other products, The lipstick range seemed to have grabbed my attention and I am so glad I picked up this cute milky pink shade, I honestly think natural collection is under-rated because I was amazed at the quality and pigmentation of this lip product, and for the price, it made me realise that I should of chosen another colour too!

I am so happy with my purchases and I will review each product featured here, do you love a good Boots make-up shop?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Loving Lately #1

These custom nail polishes with my blog name on it, how cool is that? will be reviewing these soon because they make a great gift idea and the colours that you can choose are stunning!
I've been getting my art on and I have been enjoying sketching again after so long, I saw this stationery illustration on Pinterest and started sketching and painting away, I quite like the outcome and my sketchbook isn't too far incase I feel like drawing something again.
 Pretty make-up is definitely one thing that I have been loving and the Benefit's Roller Lash mascara and heart blusher from Make-Up Revolution make a great pair, will be reviewing these two amazing make-up must haves soon!
Statement studs are one of the accessories that I have been rocking lately and I always turn to Primark to buy those pretty pastel and jewel-toned studs.
Stationery and organisation! I am forever writing in those important to do lists and blog post ideas. I also seem to be buying every pretty notebook I see! Obsessed much?

What do you think of my recent favourites?