I’ve skipped monthly favourites posts the last 2 months, mostly because I don’t change my routine very often. I tend to find products that I like and use them religiously for months on end so I find it hard to come up with a new set of products that I love every month and I just don’t have a the bank balance to feed multiple monthly additions to support my high end beauty addiction. However, this month I’ve found some real gems consisting of a healthy high end – high street mix ! Continue reading
After being on the losing side of a quarrel with Rimmel’s ‘wake me up’ for a month or so I felt like my faith in Rimmel foundations had been knocked a bit. So when it came to doing a bit of a drugstore haul I expected to gravitate to something a tad different… well, I was clearly mistaken.
This is my box of empties which I slowly fill up until I think that I have enough to share with you and most importantly let you know if I will (or already have) repurchase them.
First and foremost; my Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser. Not a lot to say – a beauty cult product and absolute must have, to be repurchased before it runs out !
After all the blogger hype over the Max Factor ‘False Lash Effect’ mascara I eventually had to go out and buy myself one. The 24 hour one was on introductory offer and I also re-purchased the Rimmel ‘Scandaleyes’ in extreme black so I thought I’d do a quick comparison.
Scandaleyes is my go to ‘drug store’ mascara so this might be a little biassed I’ve had the normal one before but I much prefer this one; the black packaging is much nicer than the, slightly tacky, bright orange packaging of the original.. It’s definitely extremely black and the brush gives you tonnes of volume making it pretty much everything you need out of your day-to-day mascara.
I really like the False Lash Effect mascara, although I’m not completely sold on the 24 hour one. I find it a little too long lasting and so hard to get off of your lashes that I felt like I was doing damage to them. However, I do quite like the effect it gives and if you have a particularly hectic day ahead of you and need a mascara that is going to stay put then this will do the job.
Personally I prefer the Rimmel and, generally, I recommend it over the Max Factor although it doesn’t have anywhere near as much staying power !