EXPERIENCE | Getting toric contact lenses

It’s Sunday night Cheeleaders and here is a new post! Whilst this isn’t a review and potentially not exactly life changing, I wanted to share my contact lens experience with you because I have Astigmatism meaning that I don’t have the vast choice of lenses compared to normal contact lens wearers. Continue reading “EXPERIENCE | Getting toric contact lenses”



I have a problem, usually when I have finished one product I will always have a backup in place and then throw out the used product (that was before I started my project empties in which I am saving up all my empties from 2018 and seeing how much I use/spend throughout the year), but when it comes to Mascara I seem to buy one then throw the previous one in to a drawer never to see daylight again – some of the mascaras I am about to share with you I have had since 2014! I have thrown some of them away already, although these were repurchases.

When it comes to Mascara, I am super conscious of their short shelf life and abide by this as your eyes are so sensitive you really don’t want to mess around with them. I have clumped together the tubes in three brands – L’Oreal, Maybelline and Miscellaneous. Continue reading “THROWAWAY HAUL| Mascara”

REVIEW | Wheesht skincare

In the beginning of January, I received two items from a new Scottish based natural skincare brand called Wheesht. After a brief discussion on my skin type, Kelly, the owner sent me over a sample pouch of Moroccan Detox Clay Mask along with a very generous sized sample jar of Mango Moisture Balm Cleanser and Mask. You can use these products on their own or in combination.

Before I get in to reviewing the products individually, I really liked the packaging. The Mango Moisture Balm Cleanser and Mask was sealed with an anti tamper label for hygiene and the Moroccan Detox Clay Mask was presented in a pouch that declared what it was with the branding all over it. Through and through it was a good first impression to open up. I also love the brand ethic as 25p from selected sales will go towards providing safe drinking water in Cambodia for up to 20days. Continue reading “REVIEW | Wheesht skincare”

REVIEW | Krystal Kiss Cosmetics Velvet Petals Liquid to Matte Lipstick + 30% OFF!

Happy Wednesday, next week is a busy one with Pancake Day, Valentines Day and Chinese New Year in the space of four days – I am glad that I have the week off!

As it is Valentines day coming up, I thought it would be perfect timing to share this beautiful shade from the Velvet Petals collection by Krystal Kiss Cosmetics. You may have already seen my review on the brand back in November, and true to my word I decided to explore something new from their range.


Here are some of the reasons why I love Krystal Kiss: Continue reading “REVIEW | Krystal Kiss Cosmetics Velvet Petals Liquid to Matte Lipstick + 30% OFF!”

Krystal Kiss Cosmetics Lipstick Review

I am so excited to review these lipsticks, I was sent these very kindly by the brand owner Kerie before I went on hiatus and I have found it so hard not to use them as I didn’t want to blunt the bullets before I took my photos!

A bit of background, Krystal Kiss Cosmetics is an up and coming brand based in Wales, UK. It focuses on handmade lipsticks and liquid lipsticks using only natural and organic ingredients, their cosmetics are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. Krystal Kiss is very unique within its brand, because they offer a tailor made shade and texture service for a very affordable price. You can read more about the brand on the about page of their website.

Continue reading “Krystal Kiss Cosmetics Lipstick Review”

Jamberry Nail Wrap review

Last month I received a sample pack of Jamberry from Laila, I had fallen in love with the first impression of the way Laila presented the mini kit. She thoughtfully included everything I would need to apply my wraps successfully, from the presentation I could see how much Laila cared about the brand and the amount of thought she has put in to this.  Continue reading “Jamberry Nail Wrap review”


I have a brand new holy grail product and I am so excited to share it with you all, L’Oréal have always held a special place in my heart with their mascaras but the latest addition has come through and lived up to every expectation I had. Thank you for reading this review and don’t forget if you’re not a WordPress member but you would like to keep updated with my latest posts, you can subscribe via email. So let’s get stuck in this review!

I’ve been hearing about this mascara since about May time and at one point I was even considering getting it shipped from America as it wasn’t available in the UK and the hype was driving me insane, from what I was hearing is that this mascara is better than the Too Faced Better Than Sex, unfortunately I don’t own one of these to draw comparison on but the brushes and formula are very similar, both mascaras sport an hourglass bristle wand and the formulas are both thick, the packaging is also similar too with both tubes in a rose gold hue with the mascara name brandished across one side.

Here’s how l’oreal describes their latest mascara:

“INTENSE VOLUME AND SPECTACULAR LENGTH, WITH A FEATHER-SOFT FEEL. Take your lashes to paradise with intense volume and spectacular length. The Ultra-Soft brush coats lashes with a silky smooth formula, enriched with lash-loving castor oil. Lashes feel feather-soft, without any flaking.”

Do I agree with this? Yes whole heartedly I think L’Oréal are not overachieving with their summary of this £9.99 miracle.

This mascara finally hit the shores towards the end of July, I initially popped in to my local boots with eager anticipation of seeing this beauty at the forefront.. I was met with disappointment so I went to Superdrug and there it was, accompanied by the new Brow Artist Pomade which I wish I picked up too but ho hum I was living on the high of finally getting my hands on the mascara. The display was pretty ransacked by the time I made it down so I seemed to have been lucky.

First impressions with a new mascara can be hit or miss as some formulas are initially very wet, so I like to give it a few applications before I make a full judgement on the mascara to give the formula time to settle.

Pre mascara, my lashes are tinted.

I’ve just really I have a little bit of black goop in the corner of my eyes, sorry to gross you all out but I had just tinted my brows and lashes I must have missed some during the removal.

First coat.

There is a remarkable difference after the first coat and I could head out like this, I like how the bristles aren’t too long so that the print black dots on my eyelid.

Second coat.

The second coat is so dramatic to the point where I probably wouldn’t need false eyelashes depending what I’m doing that day.

One of my biggest bug bears with mascara is when it lengthens your lashes but then throughout the day as your lashes are rubbing against the skin on your upper crease the colour transfers and then your bottom lashes start melting in to your concealer, I was amazed that this doesn’t happen using Lash Paradise. In fact it actually curled my lashes even more during application which made them appear longer without the transfer!

My overall verdict is that this is better than any high end mascara I have used, whether or not I was a little cash strapped I would choose this hands down over a cult high end alternative. I think my favourite thing about this mascara is that it contains castor oil, which some of you may know that this is the oil I put in my brows and lashes before bed I cannot get enough of it, while I don’t think the quantity is enough to make a noticeable difference to lashes its nice to know I have that continued support throughout the day.

Don’t forget when I reach 500 followers (halfway there) I will be holding a giveaway and I will be making sure to include one of these beauties!

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this mascara or what your favourite L’Oréal mascara is ⬇️

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