Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Jemma Kidd: I-Glamour Volume Mascara

Magazine freebies are perfect for us girls that love to try products that we wouldn't normally reach for. NOT all the product are great and Jemma Kidd's I-Glamour Volume Mascara (which was launched Red Magazine) definitely falls under this category. It's probably one of the worst mascara's I've used, on parr with Maybelline's Great Lash
What it claims to do:
Gives lashes added volume & definition. The mega-black formulation is enriched with vitamin E and Glycerin to help condition of the lashes and strengthen them. The brush is perfectly designed to hold & deliver the right amount of product, add essential volume, length and separate upper & lower lashes with ease. 
Without Mascara 
This mascara's main selling point is that it's meant to give glamourous volume and definition to your lashes, however I felt like it made my lashes look short and stubby. The formulation is extremely dry ... too dry and the pigmentation is poor certainly NOT 'mega-black' as it claims.
Without Mascara  
With Mascara  
The brush is nothing to write home about. It's just your average plastic mascara comb, it does the job but doesn't do anything ground breaking for your lashes. As some people know I am highly influenced by packaging when purchasing products, so if I hadn't of got this mascara for free it wouldn't really scream out to me from the shelves. 
If you like very natural lashes you may consider trying this but I would not buy this at its full price of £15.00, I simply think there are better mascara's out there in the drugstores! If anyone has tried this mascara, please let me know your thoughts on it. x 

Friday, 20 July 2012

Mission Foundation ... Complete?

For months & months (as some followers may know) I have been struggling to find a foundation that I'm completely satisfied with. I know there's no such thing as perfect but I wanted to find the closet to! I was toying with the idea of purchasing Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua for a long time but in the end I decided to go for the new Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation by YSL ...AND so far I've not been disappointed. 

I've only had this foundation for a while but frankly I think YSL blow Chanel out of the water in the battle of the foundations... For £28 whole English Pound's YSL's long awaited Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation offers an incredible 22 shades, accommodating for most skin tones. The packaging is beautiful with its slimline glass bottle and gold cap that homes a nifty pump for easy distribution, the pump also unscrews open too so you really can use every last drop of product. 
Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua however has a poor; 9 shade range which is NOT good for us girls of colour and even less impressive at £32. Although the packaging is compact it doesn't feel as nice as the YSL foundation with its plastic exterior. 

In terms of performance I cannot make the comparison between the two foundations but if you are considering purchasing either the YSL or Chanel foundation hopefully this post will help you in deciding what one to go for in terms of price, shade range etc. Out of interest if anyone has tried the Vitalumiere AquaLe Teint Touche Eclat OR both please let me know what you thoughts are ? x

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Outfit Of the Day 1# : Swedish House Mafia 2012

Hi Guys. I'm aware that I haven't posted much lately but work and other things have got in the way (which is no excuse)! On Saturday 14th July 2012 I attended a concert held by Swedish House Mafia at Milton Keynes Bowl. It was their last UK performance and if any of you attended you will know it was amazing. One of the best days of my life, and thats not even a exaggeration! 

Outfit of the Day:
Sunglasses - Unknown
Necklace - Monsoon/Accessorize
Men's Hoddie - All Saints.
Low Cut Razer Back Top - Swedish House Mafia Merchandise
Plain Blue Tank Top - Primark.

Bag - Primark .
Cream Shorts - Topshop. 
Leggings Mark and Spencer.
Wellington Boots - Matalan.

I have a small (she says) back log of posts that I need to put up so be sure to keep an eye out for them. If anyone is into dance/house music like me and saw Swedish House Mafia on Saturday let me know what you thought of the day. Hope everyone is well x

L'Oreal Mega Volume Collagene

Being the Mascara 'whore' I am, I decided to give L'Oreal's latest mascara release a try, the 'Mega Volume Collagene 24hr'. I admit I only bought this mascara as it was on offer, as most products are when they first hit the shelves however after being so impressed with the packaging of the Lumi Magique foundation, I was very disappointed with the appearance of this mascara! Packaging isn't the most important factor when choosing a product , but this mascara looks cheap, and tacky and nothing compared to L'Oreal standards. 
Initially the formulation is very wet, which I personally don’t like much as I find these types of mascaras to be messy however with time the formulation begins to become dryer and you can work with it more. That being said when the formulation adapts to a dryer state; it’s at a point of no return.
Without Mascara 
The brush is thick, tapered and dips slightly in the middle, which allows you to get right under the roots of the lashes to give you some super impressive volume. It also lengthens the lashes and almost gives you that 'false lash' effect. My only gripe with this product is that after two coats your lashes can begin to look spidery which I’ve grown out of, so if you too 
don’t like this look this may not be the mascara for you!
With Mascara
Generally I tend NOT to buy high-end mascaras because if you have to replace them every ‘three months’ then it can get very expensive. L’Oreal is on the higher price point of ‘drugstore’ make-up however I wouldn’t pay the £10.99 for this mascara again. Although this mascara delivered on creating volume and length there’s nothing that special about it and I have certainly used better mascaras that are cheaper.

Has anyone else tried this mascara? If so what did you think? x