Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Review: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara


Color: Blackest Black

Content: 9,5ml

Price: ~ 8 Pounds; ~ 10 Euros; ~ 9 Dollars

Where to buy? Drugstores

I am always on the hunt for a mascara that separates and defines my lashes while providing some volume. So when Maybelline launched the “Lash Sensational Mascara” I decided to give it try and see how I like the product. I have been using this mascara for the last three months and have to say I feel a bit torn about it.

The “Ink Formula” of the Lash Sensational Mascara can be described as wet, almost gel alike. I find that the brush picks up a bit too much of the product making it a bit hard to obtain those nice defined lashes. Wiping off some of the product before applying it or using a lash comb afterwards definitely helps but I feel the formula could be a tat more dry. After a while of using of course the product dries out a bit more but the gel-like-consistency makes it slightly clumpy to use.

Apart from that the mascara does not smudge or flake at all which is always great as panda eyes do not look flattery (on me) at all.   

I find the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara to be a stable drugstore mascara that might be worth the shot trying. The perception of a mascara always depends on the user. Personally I don’t find it to be a life changing product nor something I see myself repurchasing in the future but I don´t regret purchasing it. 

Have you tried the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara? How did you like it?

Thursday, 16 July 2015

NotW: Essence "Frosted Champaign"

This week I wanted to try a “No matter what you wear, your nails will match your outfit” kind of nail design. I wanted something easy and simple because I know I didn’t have much time to paint my nails. The base color is actually more on the white side but as I used a sparkly golden top coat it comes off yellow/golden. Although it wasn’t purposely intended to look that way, I have to admit that it is a nice side effect that I will recreate for sure in the future. 

How to recreate this design:
1. Apply two coats of Essence „Frosted Champaign“ nail polish.
2. Apply one coat of Revlon “Sequins” nail polish.
3. Last but not least apply one coat of your favorite top coat and you’re done!

How did you like this design? Will you recreate it


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Monthly Empties: The Make-up Edition

This month I decided to sharewith you some Make-up empties. Thruth be told that finishing make-up products takes me longer than other beauty related items. Some of these items I have been working on for the past six months. Anyway lets jump right into it.

Catrice Liquid eyeliner “Dating Joe Black” // will repurchase
My favorite liquid eyeliner as it is super easy to draw a cat eye wing with it. It has a rather matt finish and stays put pretty much all day. I will continue to repurchase this time and time again.

Revlon “150 Buff” Colorstay Foundation // will repurchase
A great foundation that has an amazing staying power and is light enough for me. This is the second bottle I have bought and I sure it won´t be the last. I wish it would come with a pump though to make the application easier. Downside is that I noticed it kind of stained my brushes, making it harder for me to get them squeaky clean.

Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner “Espresso” // might repurchase
Find the review here.

Essence translucent fixing powder // might repurchase
I bought this powder ages ago because I read somewhere that you can use fixing powder to make your lipstick last longer but I never really used that for it. As the packaging takes up quite some room in my makeup collection I wanted to use it up. I normally tend to go for pressed powder but I have to say I was quite happy with this one which is why I would consider repurchasing it. Just not in the near future as I have plenty of other powder to do through.

MAC LE “Way to love” Lipstick // won´t repurchase
This was the first MAC lipstick I bought and have used up. It was a pretty everyday pinky blue shade that I am glad to see go because I have plenty of these colors and I must say I prefer everyday nude colors over pink ones.

Alverde eyebrow gel // won´t repurchase
This used to be an all-time favorite but somehow this time it felt kind of wet. I am trying out the Catrice one at the Moment and being one Euro cheaper than the Alverde at the same quality I believe I won´t be repurchasing this one.

Catrice “005 light” Light Reflecting Concealer // won´t repurchase
I wanted to try out a highlighting concealer that wasn’t too expensive. The shade was good as it was light enough but I was only able to use it like 10-15 times. I don´t really think it is worth the money. I might just go get a really light concealer and use that for highlighting instead of this one.
Essence black Eyeliner // would repurchase
I think they discontinued this eyeliner which is unfortunate because it had a really nice creamy consistency and worked really well to line my upper lash line.

Catrice “Starlight Espresso” Eye shadow // might repurchase
I used this to fill in my eyebrows and it worked well. Currently I am using a Mac eye shadow. After that one is finished I might repurchase this one.

Essence “I love Stage” Eye shadow Base // won´t repurchase
As an eye shadow base it worked perfectly but this was way way too orange on me. Every time I put it on my lids I used NYX “Milk” Eyeshadow pencil to conceal the color. I wouldn´t repurchase it which is a shame because other than that the product was great, especially for the money paid 

Total: 79,50 Euros (~95 Dollars // ~63 Pounds) 

What make-up products have you used up recently?