Monday, 20 May 2013

Truth vs lies...

“I hate the truth so much that i'd rather have a giant dose of bulls**t anyday”
- Lady Gaga

Friday, 17 May 2013

This mascara is ooooooohhhh: Lashgasm mascara by Toofaced...

TooFaced  Lashgasm mascara ticks all of the main boxes for me; great separation, added length and the most noticeable volume increase that I've ever noticed. Simply put - the results are unbeatable. LASHGASM gives me results of lengthened, beautifully separated, evenly coated, non-clumpy lashes, with a rich black colour. I was really impressed by it's thickening ability, each time I've used it.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Golly gosh: Mascara & Eyeliner duo in Good Gosh Miss Molly [black] by Dainty Doll...

 The mascara is the main reason that I bought the Dainty Doll Mascara & Eyeliner Duo, and I've found it to be an OK product; it leaves my lashes nicely separated, evenly coated, and mostly non-clumpy. Because of the near-perfect separation my lashes look full and slightly longer.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

The hippy, hippy shake; powder blush in Hippy Shake [001] by Dainty Doll...

Dainty Doll HIPPY SHAKE is a matt, pale lilac shade in the pan and when swatched, but the powder melts into skin and gives a pale pink glow after application to skin - it's best worn high on the cheek bone as it is almost pale enough to class as a highlighter.

 Many Dainty Doll products can be worn on medium skintones, but HIPPY SHAKE is a very light shade, so would ashy anyone but fair, cool/neutral toned ladies.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

It's just a sweet, sweet fantasy; Island Fantasy EDT by Britney Spears...

The mandarin is the strongest fruit note on me and, and coupled with the raspberry, gives the fragrance a soft, fuzzy feel. The lemon gives the quieter fruit a bit of bite and energy.

The floral notes used in ISLAND FANTASY remain watery and in the background. There is a breeze of orange blossom, freesia and occasional hint of violet underneath it all, but none of the floral notes are truly strong enough to stand out from the fruits for long. This is definitely a fruity perfume.

There is no strong indication between the heart notes and the base, thanks to the constant trickle of summery fruits. I'm sure there is some sandalwood here, as after a few hours ISLAND FANTASY begins to remind me of J.Lo Love & Glamour, which uses bucket loads of it. I also detect a coconut scent too.

Official Scent notes: citruses, mandarin, clementine, red berries, jasmine, violet, freesia, musk and sugar cane.

Overall: ISLAND FANTASY is pleasant and easy to wear. I'll mainly stick to wearing it on casual days, but you could get away with wearing it to work if you wanted to. ISLAND FANTASY does go close to the skin fairly quickly, but a faint woody scent is still detectable five hours later. So yeah; this is quieter and doesn't wear as long as the rest of the Fantasy line, so beware of that.

ISLAND FANTASY is available nationwide and costs around £24 for a 50ml bottle.
There is supposed to be a 100ml bottle sold for around £34, but I've yet to see one.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Dare to bare - almost... Nearly Naked foundation by Revlon.

I'm a tad too fair and fairly cool [leaning towards neutral] toned for many popular brands of foundation, but Revlon foundations in Ivory [sometimes even the yellowly Vanilla] are shades that I find wearable - the base of the foundation leans toward pink more then yellow, but not too much so.

I found that Nearly Naked does look a little dark when swatched, but the formula is made to be highly blendable, so it wears lighter after application.