25 Aug 2013

Birthday cake - Tickets for London arrived! -  I went to the zoo - Pretty Card - Bargain shoes (New look) -  Liverpool night out -  Best thing about birthdays.

Hey guys
I haven't posted anything on here in so long! I've been so busy recently I thought I would post a little catch up!
 It was my 22nd birthday this week, I can't believe I'm that old already... where have the last few years gone?! Anyway, I didn't really know what I wanted to do to celebrate as it was on a Wednesday so me and my sister decided to take a trip to Chester zoo and actually had a really fun day together. You have no idea how much I wanted to take on of those baby elephants home!

On Friday night I headed out to Liverpool with some of my best friends, it was my first night out in about 2 months and I actually had an amazing night despite my lovely new shoes' valiant attempt at crippling my poor feet! 
Note to self: tequila, cobble stones and 5 inch heels are a definite recipe for disaster.

This week I'm off to London for a couple of days. My mum is taking me to see the Lion King in the west end for part of my birthday present, Its become a sort of tradition for me and her to go to the theatre together. I'm super excited to go and hopefully I can squeeze in a cheeky shopping trip whilst i'm there!

This is also my last week at home as I'm heading back up to uni next Sunday. I still can't believe how quickly this summer has gone, it seems like yesterday I was moaning about having 4 months off and now I'm trying my best to eek out these last few days!


The real deal.

8 Aug 2013

Before application
One coat

Hey Guys!
First things first, if you do not own this mascara then you are seriously missing out on some epic eyelash... magic(?). Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years I assume you will have heard/seen/read countless reviews and opinions on the coveted Benefit 'they're real!' mascara.I was always a bit dubious about trying this particular mascara partly because of the over-hype and secondly, the price. I felt happy enough muddling through with my old trusty L'oreal false lash telescopic, that was until I decided to pick up a mini bottle of they're real at the till in Boots and from then on it has been love. THIS was the mascara I had been searching for!
I was reluctant to do a 'review' as there has been so much hype surrounding this product but oh boy, is it worth it!
Admittedly I am quite picky when it comes to mascara, it needs to be able to lengthen, volumise, hold a curl and above all else not smudge! My number one mascara issue is smudging- many a time I have looked in the mirror a few hours after applying mascara and discovered it has melted down all over my cheeks! I am happy to announce that this baby satisfies all my eyelash-y needs, and then some!
My natural eyelashes are short, black and not very curly, once I apply they're real even after one coat I can see a massive difference, the plastic wand creates the perfect spidery, doll eyed look that some people may not be so fond of, but I love! The spikey ball at the tip of the wand is perfect for catching those difficult to reach inner and outer lashes.
I have heard a lot of complaints that this mascara is a real pain to get off and while I won't say it is the easiest to remove, I find that when I use a creamy cleanser and a cotton pad it comes off with minimal scrubbing. Despite ticking all my boxes I do think the formula dries up a lot quicker than other mascaras I have used which is quite disappointing considering the price tag. All in all I have to admit this is one of the best mascaras I have ever used.  If you get the chance to try it out, definitely do!
  Benefit has an offer on at the moment; £19.50 for a full sized mascara and you also receive a mini size for free! Bargain.
Have you tried this mascara? What did you think?