Saturday, 16 August 2014

Review: W7 Paint the Line liquid eyeliner

Hello and happy Saturday!

I'm a huge liquid eyeliner fan. It's a product I pretty much wear everyday - I don't have time on a day-to-day basis to do anything intricate with eyeshadow (I would obviously rather sleep for an extra ten minutes) so I tend to just stick to a clean liquid eyeliner line and mascara. Therefore, a good quality liquid eyeliner is one of my make-up bag staples.

I've been meaning to try out Body Shop's Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner Eyes and Brows but found myself the day before a wedding without any liquid eyeliner, so popped into the nearest Boots and picked up Rimmel's Scandaleyes Thick and Thin eyeliner. Literally the worst make up product I have ever bought. My boyfriend leaned over to me during the wedding reception and whispered, "you have make up all over your face..." I thought he was winding me up but when I looked in the mirror he was not exaggerating. It had smudged all over my top eyelids and somehow made its way onto my forehead?! I gave it a second chance the following day and the exact same thing happened. It's safe to say I threw the product away that night. Make sure you avoid it!

It's then that I found W7's Paint the Line liquid eyeliner in my make up drawer. I had no idea where it had come from and had never heard of the brand before. I must have got it as a sample in a magazine or something. Anyway, it's fantastic. It has a 'precision tip' which allows you to easily create a clean, sharp line and it also stays put all day without smudging. I was even more pleasantly surprised when I found that it's only £4.95 on the W7 website (or £2.93 on Amazon!). For the price, this really is a great product and I shall definitely be buying this again and finding out more about the W7 range.

Have you tried any products from lesser-known make-up brands that you have been impressed by? Do let me know!

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Monday, 4 August 2014

I Spy with my Freshly Cleansed Eye...

Good afternoon everyone!

First of all, a quick reminder that you can still enter my giveaway to win over £50 worth of spa goodies! Just skip to the end of this blog post to enter.

Back to the here and now, I'm on annual leave for the week which is incredibly exciting. I'm not going on holiday unfortunately but luckily the weather is still beaut and I also have a wedding to look forward to on Wednesday so I'm more than happy.

Just a quick post today to share my new-found love of L'Oreal Paris's Gentle Eye Make Up Remover, or as they call it "L'Oreal Paris Gentle Make Up Remover Eye".

I picked this up last week in Tesco because it was half price (probably the main reason I try any new product apart from reading other people's blog recommendations). One thing I always look for in an eye cleansing product is something non-oily as I really can't stand the feeling of having greasy eyelids, no matter how effective the product. However, this particular cleanser feels really refreshing against tired eyes, just like fresh water, and removes waterproof make-up very well. I will definitely be buying this product again in the future, maybe even at full price next time!

Have you tried any new cleansers recently which you have been pleasantly surprised by? Do let me know!

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