Saturday, 30 April 2011

And the winner is...

Chloe Samantha who is the proud winner of the Revlon Beyond Natural mascara.

If you enjoyed this competition you'll be glad to know there will be more coming soon!

Oh Eugenie what were you thinking!

Now the picture says it all - who in their right mind would wear that get up to a wedding that is going to be broadcast to millions of people?!

I'm sure they won't be living that nans curtains meet nans ornaments meet nans best frock fashion statement down anytime soon. Where is the style?!

Comments welcome :)

Calvin Klein Brush Set

 If you often find yourself struggling to find a brush set that will have a function for every application then you really don't need to look any further. The Calvin Klein brush set is designed exactly to replenish a woman's tired and worn old brushes.Although you do have to buy seperately you can buy brushes such as a large powder brush, angled cheek brush, concealer brush, eyeliner brush, eyebrow brush, foundation brush, eyeshadow brush and small powder brush.

Now anyone who applies makeup knows the art of application often comes in the brush you apply it with. If the brush is falling apart and the bristles end up all over your face, you're never going to quite get the look you desire for.

The Calvin Klein brushes are sturdy, very soft and use fibre bristles to ensure you'll get a controlled, light and even coverage. What makes these little gems even better is that they come in their own plastic case to protect the bristles after use.

Each brush applies the makeup really well and left me with the kind of result a make up artist could achieve with top quality brushes. The only snag you might come across is as there are so many of them if you were going away you wouldn't want to take up all available room with these brushes as a lot of storage is required.
                                                         Natural look - before make up is applied
                                          Below: foundation applied using Calvin Klein foundation brush
                                           Below: powder applied using small and large Calvin Klein brushes
                                          Below: blusher applied using angled Calvin Klein blusher brush
                                          Below: Concealer applied using Calvin Klein concealer brush

  • You pay more for quality, so even though you get great deals at Direct Cosmetics you get the Calvin Klein quality
  • The brushes come with their own protective cover so you can keep them like-new for longer
  • Make up settles into the skin really well with each product brush
  • As they are full sized to take them with you on the move would take up a lot of room
  • If you put the brushes in the plastic cover the wrong way the bristles will get caught up
Calvin Klein makeup brushes can be bought starting from £3.99 at Direct Cosmetics 

Saturday, 23 April 2011


Now it's been a little while since I last reviewed as life just seems to get in the way! Hopefully it won't be this long before a proper update again though.

The Maybelline one by one mascara comes in a really girly bright pink tube with simple green lettering on the side. The brush is quite big and the bristles seem to get coated quite evenly which is always a good start.

Mascara applies really well and doesn't scratch which some plastic mascaras can do and gives off a natural looking longer lashes. I wouldn't say much volume is added but you will notice probably a 40-50% increase in length from the before result.

At around £7 per tube it is probably average for the market but if you buy now you will benefit from the new product money off deals. I'd give it a 4/5.

       Before                                                                                                                    After 

  • Applies easily and smoothly
  • Nice longer lash result
  • Reasonable price tag
  • Doesn't really add any volume

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


For all you beauty lovers here's a competiton that's bound to get your fingers typing faster then they would when your favourite person is online.

To win a brand new Revlon Beyond Natural all you have to do is follow my blog, write one comment on one other blog post and answer one simple question:
  • Abbey Clancy and footballer Peter Crouch had their first baby recently, what was it called?
Please send a email to with your answer and contact details. All entries will be put into a draw and a winner will be picked on 30 April 2011. 
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