Review: Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara

We all know mascara is my have-to-have makeup item. I just don’t feel myself without a coat (ok, maybe three coats…) of mascara on my lashes. I am forever searching for the best mascaras to plump up my lashes and open my eyes up. I have tried so many mascaras and have become quite picky with them.

Today, I thought I’d give you my thoughts on the Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara.

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For starters, the main thing that stands out for this one is the applicator wand. It is small and spherical, instead of the long ones you normally get. I quite like this because, yes it takes a bit longer, but it allows you to be very precise and get every little lash, without getting mascara all over your eye lids.

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I have also found that this product is quite lengthening, but I do put on a couple of coats to get it to how I like it.

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The negatives, it does take a little longer to put on. This isn’t really a quick swipe and go product. It is also a bit more pricy at £24, so I would say this is more of a treat yourself kind of thing, but I do love having it as an option in my mascara bag (yes, I do have a cosmetics bag just for mascara…..don’t judge me!) I do think that you can get other mascaras that will work just as well from a high street brand, so if you aren’t in the market for a pricy mascara, have no fear, you will find some pretty fab ones at Superdrug.

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Overall, I give this product a thumbs up because it goes on easily, it does lengthen my lashes and gives me an ‘eyes wide open’ look, which I love and I do really like the smaller applicator wand.

Let me know if you like this product too, or if you don’t think it’s worth the money.

Until next time gang,

xx

B.

Review: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

If I had to choose only one makeup product to use for the rest of my life, it would have to be mascara. I feel like it just makes me a bit more me and feel so naked without it. This means that I am a bit mascara obsessed and love trying out new formulas and can be quite picky as to which ones I actually end up using on a daily basis.

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My current go-to which passed the Chantilly Mascara Review is the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. I know that this is probably not new to a lot of you, but it is worth mentioning because it really is a bloomin’ lovely product!

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I am sure you have probably seen quite a few beauty bloggers with the unicorn version of this that comes in silver packaging (I am not one of them sadly! Just picture what’s below but in silver!) and it is so cute! I love the packaging of the product anyway because it is very unique!

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I love this formula because it gives me both volume and length and I don’t have to keep layering it on to achieve my desired look (which is a lot of mascara! Remember how much I love it…?) I will say that it is not particularly curling, but I give my lashes a good curl before I use any mascara, so this isn’t a deal breaker for me. I have found that it can be a little flakey, but that has only happened once or twice and it is so perfect for everyday I have over looked that since it isn’t a normal occurrence.

It is just such a useful product, whack it on, and done. No fuss, just beautiful lashes!

Let me know if you love this mascara, or want to try it out by sharing this post so we can spread the mascara love!

Until next time gang,

xx

B.

Review: Instant Whites 7 Day Teeth Whitening System

Don’t we all wish we could have blinding pearly whites? Well, I have tried out quite a few teeth whitening products in my day and I thought it was about time I shared a new one with you and that is the Instant Whites 7 Day Whitening System.

(If you prefer to listen than read, there is a video link below, scroll down!)

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I am a big fan of this product. It is so easy to use and just hassle free. I have used this for the last 7 days and do feel like my teeth have gotten noticeably whiter. I even had someone complement how white they are! If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is!

I have used other systems before that have left me with aching teeth and little difference in shade, so I am pretty cautious of new whitening products. I went into this trial thinking I probably wouldn’t like it, or end up with sore gums, but I was wrong. Instant Whites didn’t give me sore gums or aching teeth and I saw a difference in my teeth pretty quickly.

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This system can be used on literally any type of tooth (dentures, veneers, etc.) and claims to achieve up to 9 shades whiter. Now, I think you probably have to start out with pretty yellow teeth to get those results, but hey, I’ll take even 3 shades!

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All you have to do is push the cotton swab down until it is full of the teeth whitening solution and then rub it on your teeth for 10-20 seconds per tooth, rinse with warm water and done! Whiter teeth! It even says you can notice a difference after the first use. I am not sure if I could, but my teeth weren’t looking too, too bad to start with.

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Instant Whites did send me this product to try out, but I wouldn’t be singing its praises if I didn’t think it was worth it. I really do love this product and will be using it again in the future, for sure.

Here is my before and after shot (please excuse the poor quality of the before)! I didn’t get a massive difference, but it is still definitely noticeable!

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If you are up for a teeth whitening challenge, you can pick these up in Boots or online here for £30.

Let me know what your teeth whitening go-to is in the comments below!

Until next time gang,

xx

B.

 

 

 

Prom Makeup Inspo | Vamp Smoky Eye

It is prom season! Can you believe it! Prom was always such an exciting time of year and I have some pretty fond memories (well, and some bad…) of prom. I got to go to prom 3 times, so I am here to share some prom makeup inspo for all of you lucky ladies headed of to prom! I also made sure to use really affordable products, so this look wont break the bank! Check out the video!

Don’t worry ladies, you will look stunning, so relax and have a fantastic time!

xx

B.

April Favourites 2017

 

I cannot believe that we are already in April 2017! That is just crazy to me. Since we are in a new month, it is time for another monthly favourites. If you would rather listen to me talk about these products, scroll down to the video!

 

BWC Loose Powder : Find it here!

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L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation : Find it here!

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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey Eyeshadow Pallet : Find it here!

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Tarte Kind is the New Pretty Pallet : Find it here!

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Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish : Find it here!

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Pukka Peppermint and Licorice Tea : Find it here!

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Until next time,

xx

B.

Review: Clinique Take the Day Off Balm

Hey guys!

I am sharing one of my favourite products with you today and that is the Clinique Take the Day Off Balm. I am sure you have all heard of the Liz Earl Cleanse and Polish, which is a fantastic way to take your makeup off and cleanse your face, BUT, when I am not using that I reach for my Take the Day Off Balm.

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This product is so good for taking your makeup off at the end of the day. It starts as a balm, which I would say is very similar to coconut oil. You only need a little bit and it starts to melt into an oil as your body heat warm it up. As you work this all over your face it just melts the make up off and you are left looking a bit like a raccoon but as you wash it off with warm water, it turns into a creamy consistency and poof, makeup is gone!

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I was a little skeptical about using an oil, since I do have a very oily t-zone, but this doesn’t leave an oily feeling on the skin. It just gets in there, removes all of the makeup and then washes away. Also, as with all Clinique products, it is allergy tested and fragrance free, so it does the job without causing any irritation.

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After the makeup is gone, I then continue with cleansing my face and the rest of my skin care routine. So, if you are frustrated with never feeling like you truly got all of the makeup off, give this a try!

Until next time,

xx

B.

Review: Soap & Glory Archery Volu-Boost Brow Fibre Gel

Hello friends!

I hope you are all having a fabulous day!

I want to share my all time favourite brow product with you today because it is literally the only thing I want to use. Of course I am talking about The Archery Brow Gel from Soap & Glory.

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Since I got this product a few months ago, this has been the only brow product I have cared about. As you know, I am not a brow expert and find myself unsatisfied with how my brows turn out, that is until I started using the Archery Brow Gel. It is so easy to use and my brows look so much better with less effort!

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It has little fibres infused in the gel and make your brows look thicker and filled out. The little application brush makes it so easy to just drag the product through my brows and have instant shape and definition. I am not kidding when I say that I LOVE this product.

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So, if you, like me, struggle with your brows, give this product a try and see what you think, because if you are like me, you will never go without this product again.

Until next time,

xx

B.