Thursday, 23 February 2012

The MAC eye make-up remover that I cannot live without

MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover 100ml (R.R.P £13.50)

Before I begin, I must apologise for not blogging for a good while. I'm in my final year at university and have taken on more modules this semester than the previous one. This may seem silly (strong word), but I really wanted to take courses that I enjoy. Although it's pretty hectic, so far I am getting good marks but often at the expense of things like sleep and, more importantly, blogging.

That aside, I thought I would share with you my love of MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover. The MAC Cosmetics website had an offer of free delivery a few days ago so I invested in a new bottle to replace the dregs which I was rationing from my previous one. It may be £13.50 for 100ml but it is 100% worth it. My first bottle was a Christmas present from my boyfriend as I've had a lot of trouble with eye cleansers due to my rather annoying, temperamental eyes. I have had a couple of bouts of conjunctivitis in recent years (sexy, I know), and I find that oily eye make-up removers clog up the pores around my eyes (again, sexy...).

I asked for this one after doing a spot of research. Many beauty bloggers were impressed by its non-oily consistency and how thoroughly it removes tough eye make-up, and I cannot agree more. It feels just like water and soothes the eye area as it cleanses. Plus, I haven't had any eye-related health problems since I started using it!

Although you all know I am a fan of a bargain, splashing out on a good eye make-up remover is definitely worth it, especially when you have sensitive eyes.

Have you used any MAC cleansers or any other cleansers which are kind to sensitive skin or eyes? Please drop me a comment!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

New purse from Matt and Nat

I had been searching for a new purse to replace my £3 Primark one for a long time. I'd never meant to keep my Primark one for so long; it was bought as a temporary replacement when the clasp on my previous leather purse broke, and then I got lazy and penniless and it nestled into my handbag for a good 5 months.

Last week, however, I decided to ditch the vile thing once and for all and replaced it with this purse by Matt at Matt and Nat:
 Matt by Matt and Nat Jules Wallet (R.R.P £50)

As you can probably guess from the presentation box, Matt and Nat portrays itself as a luxury brand but with a difference - their aim is to create vegan products, "developing beautiful (we hope) products for people who appreciate a smart, unpretentious, socially conscious brand characterized by minimalist design and utility". One of the ways in which they achieve this goal is by making all of their purses and bags out of 100% recycled plastic bottles, which is good news for both cows and the environment. Although I am partial to a leather product, I am very pleased with the quality and feel of the purse, but I have to admit that, even after a week of use, it still smells a little of synthetic materials. Otherwise though, I am extremely happy with the product and would recommend Matt and Nat to any environmentally-conscious fashionista looking for a new purse or bag.

Are you aware of any other brands who pride themselves on their efforts to protect animals or the environment? I would love to hear from you.