19 April 2014

Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp Volume Mascara | Review

I am a big lover of mascara, I think it can completely change a face and it definitely makes mine look a little more presentable! It can open up your eyes, create drama and give you that little bit of confidence when it's needed. I often just wear concealer and mascara, 2 products that are guaranteed to make me feel a lot better so I'm always hunting for a new mascara to try. I don't think I've found a holy grail mascara yet but I've got a few that are quite close. Today I'm going to talk about something that has some positives and negatives to it, like nearly all products I think!

Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp Ultra Volume Mascara*

The first thing that caught my attention was the name of the mascara, Sexy Pulp? I can't say I'm a fan of the name but I guess it's what the product does that counts! The wand is quite unique, it certainly isn't your bog standard mascara applicator. As you can see the applicator is quite big and dips in at the middle, I expected it to be quite difficult to control but I was wrong. I found it really easy to use and managed to avoid getting lots of clumps of mascara on my lashes, with such a big brush you can't expect this to be completely clump free though.

The formula is quite nice, it isn't too wet or dry in my opinion and it is a proper black mascara. It gave my lashes lots of volume which I'm really happy with because I have long lashes that lack volume. It isn't too in your face though, just enough for day time wear and you can add another coat for at night. Where it let me down though was it's lasting time. I don't know whether it's the recent hot weather but this lasted for about 4 hours before it started smudging underneath my eyes. When I'm looking for the perfect mascara I want something to last all day so I was a bit miffed about that as it all seemed to be going so well!

I'm sitting on the fence with this one, I love the volume it gives but maybe it just isn't cut out for Summer!

I was kindly sent this product by Baobella to review for you all. Baobella Boutique is a free members only online beauty store where you can save lots on some of your favourite brands and products. Prices are slashed meaning you save yourself money when buying products! Baobella ensure that all products sold are 100% genuine and they work very closely with top brands to get the best deals for you. Yves Rocher is frequently sold on there so look out for their products so you can grab a bargain!

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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18 April 2014

Fashion Wishlist | Simplicity and Spring

Recently I've been browsing online shops a lot, no surprise really as I always seem to be doing that! I went through my wardrobe the other day and I realised that I don't really have any Spring/Summer clothes so I've been looking out for some simple pieces to help build up my wardrobe for the warmer months. I don't really have many basic items so I definitely need to pick up a few plain pieces alongside a couple of statement pieces.

I spotted this bargain New Look top a week ago, I've been wanting a plain white top with detailing along the bottom for a while now but they all seem to be quite expensive. This one is from the Tall range as well which is even better for me! 

In my town there is a shop called The Dressing Room which I have never been in but I've looked through the window and it looks so lovely, most of what they sell is a little out of my price range though. I was recently invited to an event that they are doing so decided to have a little browse on their website and I came across these sandals which aren't too badly priced at £31. I really want a pair of tan sandals for the Summer and something like these would be great!

Another tan coloured item now, this gorgeous H&M bag. I've fallen in love with these kind of bags recently, I only ever wear small/medium sized bags with long straps so this is perfect for me. It's simple as well so would go with nearly everything.

Finally I've been watching so many Primark hauls recently as I'm going to go to Primark for the first time in about 6/7 months in a few weeks. I haven't been out shopping since my operation so this will be a bit of a test run, a quick look around Primark! The only thing that really caught my eye when I was looking at the press releases was this beautiful necklace. I've really loved wearing statement necklaces recently so I'll definitely be looking out for this in the shop!

What have you been wanting recently?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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17 April 2014

101 in 1001 #3

It's time for my monthly 101 in 1001 update! This month I've ticked a few things off the list and started to complete some things as well. I'm really happy with how many things I'm completing and starting at the moment, I think I could actually do this! I still haven't finished writing up 101 things, it's so difficult but hopefully I'll keep slowly adding to it.

7. Read at least 30 new books
I've been reading so much recently, finishing at least a book or two a week. I've read 3 books between my last update and now, I've started a 4th book as well. I really loved reading TFIOS and Divergent, The Husband's Secret wasn't quite as good but was still a good read.

48. Watch 50 new films
I haven't watched too many new films during the past month as not many have caught my eye, I did manage to watch 3 though. I finally watched Monsters University which I loved, I think they did such a good job! Also I watched The Great Gatsby which I didn't think I'd love but I really enjoyed watching it, I'd definitely recommend it! Finally I watched Grown Ups 2, I really liked the first one but the second one was a bit of a let down in my opinion, it wasn't as funny and seemed a little forced.

4. Buy my own domain for my blog + 63. Change blog name
After months of being unsure of whether to change my blog name I finally did and this meant getting my own domain as well. They are both 2 things I've wanted to do for a while so I'm glad I finally got them done!

34. Cook/bake 5 things that I haven't cooked/baked before
Last month I made Peanut Butter Brownies which were amazing! They were by far the nicest thing I have ever made and I can't wait to make them again soon.

51. Find the perfect pair of ankle boots
After looking for ages I finally think I've found some great ankle boots for me which I love, see them in an OOTD here!

That's it for this month! Hopefully I'll do as well next month.

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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