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2.8.15

Instagram Diary: Part 10


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As always, consistency hasn't been strong point. So much so that I don't even want to see the last time I did a Instagram Diary...so lets just pretend I have been reliable. But as you can see not much has changed, flowers, makeup and cats are my main theme. (In the words of Chandler - "could I be anymore of a cliche?" Nope.) I have found a new cat friend outside my house which is taking all my strength not to 'borrow' to add to my slightly overflowing house of animals. The reason I have resisted is purely as imagining my face flashed up over the local news as a cat snatcher is humiliating...can't have everyone knowing my mad cat lady destiny, yet.

What have you been up to recently?




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31.7.15

Three mascaras not to leave Boots without


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Because when do I ever leave Boots without mascara? It just doesn't happen. Yet in all my years of mascara buying there are three I repeatedly go back to (offer or not), and I know the pain of standing there faffing around over which mascara, so here would be three mascaras I'd say not too leave Boots without.

Firstly the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara is actually the only Borjois mascara I'd really say go for. Either this one, the ultra black, the original are a complete saviour for the days when my lashes go flat, pointy and a bit dire. And being able to say the sentence "my wand has balls" is enough to be team Bourjois.

Next is one brand who is consistent with their mascaras, and the Maybelline Cat Eyes Mascara is one of my favourites. But to be fair, pretty much any Maybelline mascara is worth having a look at as they all do the job they say on the tin.

Lastly is the one I have had the longest love affair with the, Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara. This gets to the root of my lashes and build them up without clumping, and with length. For under £10, what is not to like?

Notable mentions go to Max Factor Clump Defy, L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes, Seventeen Falsifeye HD and L'Oreal Paris False Lash Flutter Mascara. Can you now see why I never leave Boots without a mascara in tow?

Have you tried any of these mascaras?



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29.7.15

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette

New - The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette

Why have I done this again? Made a huge claim that if you only buy one Makeup Revolution item blah blah blah, and then have to retract that and say this is it. This is the one item you simply must own. Welcome the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette (£8). It was in fact their other contour palettes that I said was the holy grail of, well makeup life. So this new palette really shouldn't be a surprise.

In this, are eight new powders, for contouring and sculpting with a additional of two of their merged baked highlighters for illumination, mirror included. Other brands take not. The brown shades, for contouring, are ridiculously creamy and it I was putting this on with a blind (obviously I wouldn't do that for contouring) I'd struggle to guess these were powders. And I am going to throw another big claim out there and say these are some of the best quality i.e. not powdery Makeup Revolution product I've tried.

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette Swatch

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette On Face



The two illuminators I've tried previously in their other palettes, and the quality of these haven't changed as it seems they are a tad more powdery. Even so the white gold, and the second more golden one, are lovely to apply and the shimmer is approved by me (shimmer hater) as on the skin these are a sheer glow, no glitter chucks. Word is that this palette is a very good copy of the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette - but with two extra shades.

So if you can get over my lies, this is the one item you need from Makeup Revolution - I promise.

Will you be trying the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette?


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