2000 Calories without the Guilt

Maxfactor’s 2000 calorie mascara launched over two decades ago. It was the first mascara my mum bought me and I’ve been using it on and off for about 15 years. It’s very nostalgic for me to use it again and it shows how deep our relationship goes with certain brands. They become etched it our memories forever.

I was browsing the makeup counter the other day and there it was! All shiny and new. So I grabbed it and paid £6.99 for it. I even got a pound discount because of my Superdrug points. (Yeeeeesssssss!) I took it home, hastily unwrapped it and had a small panic when I saw the wand. It wasn’t quite the same. (Noooooooooooooooo!) The wand was now more curved, seemingly for a better root lift. I’m a big believer that the wand plays the most important role, even more so than the ingredients. It was then that I realised that I and bought the wrong one. I had in fact bought Maxfactor’s 2000 calorie volume and curl. A twist on their classic mascara. I decided to stop panicking. After all, there are bigger problems in the world and my cornish pasty in the microwave was nearly ready.

I applied a two of coats of mascara to each eye. Leaving at least 30 seconds between each coat before I applied another. Allowing the first coat to dry ever so slightly is a good way of getting sexy voluminous lashes. The verdict? All was right with the world. It’s still as great as it always was and I’m very glad it’s back in my makeup bag. Highly recommended.

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You’re making me blush!

I’ve fallen in love. It doesn’t happen very often, it’s quite rare in fact, but when it happens it feels so damn good.

It’s a little bit like the feeling I get when I see a pot of Haagen Dazs cookies and cream ice cream with a spoon sitting next to it. There’s nothing quite like finding something that just fits, feels good and more importantly makes your skin look great.

This Becca beach cheek tint is 100% worth having in your makeup bag. It’s non greasy, non sticky, with a great pigment. This means I only have to use a tiny bead of product plus it blends extremely well. I’m not really sure why they called it a Beach Tint, perhaps because its water resistant too. It’s wearable all year round, comes in an array of colours and smells delicious. Presented in a little squeezy tube which will fit into any bag, it’s priced at £20.

You may worry you are not getting much for your money, but let me put your mind at rest….it will last FOREVER. Ok maybe not forever…I am just being a bit dramatic now. Honestly, its worth every penny and you can even use it on your lips! What more do you want?! Jeez! You lot are so demanding 🙂

Available from Space NK.

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Making Waves

One of my new year’s resolutions is to pay a bit more attention to my hair. I am very lazy with my hair and I’d much rather spend time on my make-up! As you can see from this photo, my hair has a natural wave to it and it’s also quite fine so any product that’s too heavy just weighs it down. I wanted to try and find a spray that would enhance the waves but also keep my hair feeling soft. I’ve used mousse and other sprays in the past but they’ve always left my hair feeling sticky, which I cannot stand.

Whilst having a quick fix of the QVC Beauty channel the other day, I saw that they had the guys on from the Percy and Reed salon in London (Fran gets her hair cut there, posh!) Adam demonstrated the texture spray and I knew immediately this could be the one!

The girls at Space NK in Cobham had good things to say about the range and after I had a quick spritz, the first thing I noticed was the most amazing smell! The texture was light and non-sticky and I was also pleasantly surprised by the price, £14 for 150ml.

I think this could be a staple item for me as it’s so easy to use and it gave me a good result – I didn’t even have to blow-dry. I just wanted a product that would work with my natural waves and I’ve got it in Percy & Reed’s Texturising Spray.

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