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Soap and Glory Brow Archery

The Soap and Glory Brow Archery Love is Blonde Review

Soap and Glory Brow Archery Love is Blonde Review

I can fully blame Sian for this purchase. And she can also take the blame for the Supercat Liner Pen I also brought at the same time. But since seeing the Soap and Glory Brow Archery on her blog months ago, I just had to have it.

I got the shade Love is Blonde, and the range is rather limited, I got only see two colours. However, this shade was pretty perfectly matched to my brows so I was happy.

The unique thing with Brow Archery is the pencil on one end and a felt tip pen on the other. The pencil end is firm, a little dry but not too waxy allowing you to fill in and define your brows in either a natural or dramatic. The rounded end doesn't give you the precision that some others pencil's do but that's where the Brow Tint comes in.

Soap and Glory Brow Archery Felt Tip End

Soap and Glory Brow Archery Wax EndSoap and Glory Brow Archery Love is Blonde

The brow tint, a fine nib felt tip pen that is, somehow, just the right amount of colour. Some people have said that they find the nib to be dry, I haven't found this... I then use the crayon to then define my eye brow shape a bit more. The great thing about the crayon end is there is no need to blend in. It creates more of a smudged natural line than a harsh line which kohl pencils can create if you’re a little too heavy handed and don’t use the brush to blend.

I never thought I would see the day I would use a felt tip pen on my brows, but Brow Archery just works. One item that does deserve the hype.

Have you tried the Soap and Glory Brow Archery?


Underused Makeup

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Totally irrelevant photo, but impromptu post means impromptu photo. Plus I am trying to cling on to summer with my sunnies. Anyway, I think we are all guilty of not using most of our makeup. But sitting here thinking about it, there are items I love, yet I don't use...not reason in particular, I just need to use them more.

I love this colour, I really do. But its almost like it just totally forget I own it. Which I think I did till the post. Might have to stick this on my mirror or something...

I'm all for a lazy makeup cut, so why I don't use CC cream more is beyond me. A bit of colour and even complexion? Yes please. So why do I forget it? I honestly have no idea.

I do love this, and the finish. But it can be a pain to apply quickly. Or maybe thats just me making a mess, but I am finding the Supercat Liner much quicker (like I said I am a huge fan of makeup laziness). Although I must try and persevere with this. I must.

I love the wand on this mascara, and think its the perfect Benefit They're Real dupe. Its only of the only high street mascaras I really rate, yet it barely sees the light of day. 

These are £1. Its practically like shop lifting them from Asda. Yet my collection of these polishes totals to one. Forget using these more, I actually need to buy more. I feel a rather polish centred weekly shop this week.

Whats on your Underused Makeup list?


Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Review

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara

Hey lovelies. Exciting post today. Well for me anyway. Bourjois are one of those brands who their entire mascara range has passed me by. There is nothing wrong with them, but they cost near to the £10/£11 mark, which in my eyes is expensive for a high street mascara. But, that has all changed now as with the release of the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara a few months ago, Boots had this on sale. And I caved. Excited to try a new high street mascara brand, and a mascara that claims to offer volume in well, 1 second, how could I not be intrigued?

There's the regular version, which is the one with the orange band, and the waterproof version has a blue band, just in case you end up standing in Boots trying to figure out what's what! I do really like the mirrored packaging and it means I can find it easily when it's plonked in my makeup bag along with everything else, and it reminds me of cheaper version of my beloved Benefit They're Real mascara. 

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Wand

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara ReviewYou'll have to excuse me here but there is really no other way to describe this. My wand has balls. I know. The technical term is 'wraparound spheres', but they're balls. Look at them. These 'wraparound spheres' are alternated between the evenly sized bristles and promises to cover each lash.

So does this work? Ohh yes. Straight away I found the formula perfect, not too wet, nor too dry and this wand covers each of my lashes giving me volume AND length. The wand is slightly large, so do bare that in mind if you prefer a smaller one, but even though I am messiest mascara applier ever, I've had no smudgy eyes when I've been putting it on. And, I  do think it works particularly well on the bottom lashes, and dare I say it...I think this could be a very good Benefit They're Real dupe.

One tiny downside, I think if someone were to buy this hoping for volumised lashes in one second flat, you may not get what you expected, as who can apply mascara that quickly? That aside, go and get this mascara ASAP before the price goes back up!

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara £6.99

Will you be buying the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara?