Thursday, 6 June 2013

Maybelline Knows Mascara

Maybelline's Rocket for volume  
If you don't do much make-up or do a huge make-up look everyday I am confident in saying mascara is a staple! I am a pretty picky person when it comes to mascara because my eyelids are oily (so all the mascara's I use are waterproof fyi) and I have super straight lashes. That being said I find it hard to spend extra money on mascara because of it's 3 moth self life. So I am all about department store brands.

I have been trying every new formula to hit the selves this spring make-up season and I have been less then impressed. From covergirl to rimmel nothing has been doing much for me and my lashes! 

Maybelline's Cat Eye for definition and length
Except for one brand! Plushie last year and now rocket and cat eye this year... wow wow wow!

Everything worked perfectly and my lashes loved every coat of mascara. I was stunned and skeptical. Would this love keep going? Should I revisit old flops to remind myself why I was weary?


Everyone loves the falsies mascara... me not so much! It flaked and irritated my eyes really badly. I couldn't handle having it one my eyes at all and I tried so hard to like it too. BUT! this was before I discovered that my oily eyelids needed a waterproof formula to not fall out of their curl and jab me in the eye. So I went and bought me some falsies in blackest black WATERPROOF... 

Maybelline's Plushie for natural lashes
Have I said WOW?!??!?!? yet? because that is my reaction to this mascara. I am a fan and cannot recommend maybelline's mascaras enough! (at least the waterproof ones) They just know how to make a formula with staying power! 

Sorry other make-up brands but I think I am committed to these mascaras for life!

Now... I know some friends that do not share my love for maybelline's formulas at all... It dries out their lashes and irritates their eyes. So if you have dry eyes you might run into irritation. Avoiding waterproof formulas will help. Look for mascara's that are described of having a wetter formula will work better for you.
Maybelline's Falsies for volume and length

If you are having mascara woes leave me a comment or msg and I will do my best to send you to your dream mascara! I have gone through alot of mascara to find my perfect fits! So don't give up or settle your dream lashes are out there :D if not then buy some fake ones and work it out ;) haha

Lots of love

Thursday, 23 May 2013

ThrowBack Thursday: Make-Up Edition

I have been seeing a lot of "throwback thursday" post and thought it would be fun to do a make-up version! So I went back into my archives and picked a make-up look from when I first started blogging.

The make-up look I decided to do for my first ever throwback thursday is this one "Simple pale pink lips and Fab black liner" This is one of my first practise make-up looks with liquid/gel liner. It turned out pretty good and I was really proud!

I thought this was a good choice because it would be a good example of how my practise with make-up has improved my skill. I wanted to display my growth! It also is really pretty and I love pretty girly make-up looks in the spring!

Unfortunately I couldn't use the same palette for my new version of this look, because my daughter destroyed it....

So I decided to use a palette with similar burgundy shades and shimmer.

After so much time watching videos, and doing make-up my blending skills are much better! I made this look softer and paler but kept the pink shimmery undertone throughout. This look is also more of a wear everyday kind of look so instead of using white in the water line I went for a skin colour instead. This softened the look up even more!  Nude is such a classic way to do you lips so I opted for nude over pale pink this time just because I felt like it really. Mind you the nude lip did let me go a little brighter with the blush which ads a pretty balance to the face.

I again am proud of this look. It has a soft famine touch and really highlights all my brown features.

If you have brown eyes, brown eyes or both I totally recommend soft pinks/burgundies it is a great way to showcase you god-give features!

Down Below there are a couple close up shots. I hope you liked this idea for a blogpost! I really enjoyed doing this and think I might do it again!

Lots of Love

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Home-Made Hair Mask

I love when I can make something to use in my beauty routine! It is a lot purer and better for your hair than anything you buy. Add into that the cheaper price tag and I am all for making my own beauty treatments.

I tried out velcro rollers and man did they do a number on my fine brittle hair. I don't have strong hair to begin with, but my ends have been repeatedly colour treated so they are really fried. The rollers totally destroyed my ends so I went to my kitchen and started to whip together my favourite hair mask!

Look at all that frizz!! YIKES!! (also please excuse the outfit it was a spray park day with the kids haha)
I also did a quick oil treatment to just my tips for good measure.

First step to an oil treatment is pick an oil (I went with extra virgin olive oil) and heat it up!

Dip in the ends of your hair, but be careful it is HOT! I wrap my ends in a towel quickly when I am done to keep the hot oil off of my skin. 
Now on to the mask....


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbls of cocunut oil
  • 1 tbls of honey
  • 1 tbls of coffee grounds
*I also added in the unused oil from my oil treatment but you don't have to do that. The above ingredients are just fine.

When I mix mine all together I don't worry too much about chunks because when I put it all over my hair I use my hands and I do a final mix with my fingers then. I really don't do anything scientific when applying I start at my tips and work up to the roots of my hair. Once you hair is well covered wrap it in a towel to keep the drippings at bay and then throw a shower cap on for added protection! 

I went all out and did a face mask too haha oohhh man am I BEAUTIFUL here hehe!!!

After a half an hour (or longer it really doesn't matter) I hopped into the shower and washed my hair like normal. I let it air dry because I was feeling bad for it. I love this treatment and I do it only once a month because it takes up alot of time and effort! It is best if you can do it once a week, but try to do it as often as you can like I do.

the results are soooooo worth it!!!

I hope you liked this blogpost! Let me know if you have any favourite recipes for beauty treatments at home!! I wanna try some more asap! :D

lots of love