Thursday, 3 October 2013

Let Operation Mascara Mission BEGIN!

Hello, Hi.
Wow it seems forever since I've been on this page (polishing the dust particles as you read), It's nice to check in on my favourite blogs and see how much they have grown and how cute they are all looking,  in fact its what inspired me to get back into doing it again myself. Boy i've missed it! I hope your all okay and the last few months have been treating you nicely, but yeah I'm here and letting you know I'm back with an exciting new post!! Let me introduce to you my brand new idea...
The title 'Let Operation Mascara Mission Begin' probably raised a few brows, I thought so. For a while now I've been OBSESSED with mascaras and carefully crafting the art of getting perfect looking lashes whatever the occasion and I feel that us girls waste too much time and money on mascaras that just aren't working for us, heres where I introduce my mission.

I'm going to set myself the challenge of every 2 weeks trialling a new mascara, some drug store others high end to see if spending more money really is worth it? So as you know there are many different types of mascaras on the market, vary in price, quality and value for money. It doesn't matter if your going for the voluminous fluttery or the lengthening skyscraper lashes I'm going to test as many as I can to get the best formula to achieve your favourite look.
I will be giving each mascara an official rating out of 5 based on how easy it is to apply/remove, if its true to its word and if it causes to flake off as those are key facts i tend to value most in mascaras. For a solid 2 weeks i will wear the selected mascara, testing various things in which i will write out a detailed post including before&after photos in a review format to really help find show the effects of the mascara, no more wasting money on lash cosmetics that wont flatter your peepers, after all no girl likes to leave the house without her mascara on.

Heres your part...
If you think this is a great idea for me to trial/test a bunch of different lash cosmetics and feel it would help/benefit you then by all means drop me a comment below stating which ones you wish for me to include in my mission and obv the most popular demands will be top of my list, so get commenting!
Let me know if you've already done ANY mascara reviews by leaving the links below, I would be very keen to take a read and get inspired!!
Also before commenting which mascaras you would like to see featured in this mission please check out my other reviews, as I won't be including these however if you would like a more in depth review kindly state so on the relevant post, Thankyouuuu.

Natalie xxx


Maybelline's Rocket Volum' Express Mascara - Rimmel's Scandal Eye Show Off Mascara -

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Maybelline's Rocket Volum' Express Mascara

Fancy a new mascara that's packed with tones of volume, immediately wakes your eyes up and of course at great value then keep reading...

Hello, Hi.
 It's that time AGAIN where I've decided to try out a new mascara. I'm defiantly a girl that when I find a product that I love especially for my lashes I tend to stick with it, as you can easily waste money on rubbish brands that end up taking up valuable space in your make up draw - this isn't something i like. 

My last favourite was Rimmel's Scandal Eyes show off mascara  I've really enjoyed using it as it works really well at coating all my lashes and making them look full however, I thought it was time to try something new and test the most recent mascara on the market. 

So just over a week ago when I was in Superdrug I picked up Maybelline's Rocket Volum' Express Mascara, paying an unbelievable small amount of £5.99 which I thought was a total steal as you can end up paying £10+ for a good mascara. I won't lie to you the women behind the counter was defiantly the reason I purchased it because previously I did overlook it on the shelf (great sales skill girl). I really liked how her lashes were all evenly coated and she explained how the more coats you apply the more dramatic they become - this totally sold it for me. 

Maybelline as a brand I cant say are my favourite but I have previously tried a few of their mascara's and been averagely happy with them, and the small price tag I thought I'd welcome it to my collection. Now the purpose of this mascara is to give you massive volume in rocket time and girls it does just that.. so those who don't have that spare time to perfect your lashes in the morning this mascara is defiantly for you. I have naturally long eyelashes anyway so in applying mascara I'm looking for volume as a pose to length so if your looking for lengthening this mascara probably isn't the best suited for you. 

Now I know some of you girls will be put off by the size of the wand, but personally I think this is what makes the mascara so great you really can coat your eyelashes in super fast time. With a slightly larger sized wand its very easy to get product on the bridge of your nose, below your eyebrows or pretty much your whole eye area but up until now I can't say I've suffered with this trouble whether that's down to the wand or I've finally got the nack to applying mascara without making a mess, I don't know but for now I'm putting down to the wand. 

I was delighted to know this wand had plastic bristles as I'm a huge fan, they tend to give a more even application and leave them looking more natural as in contrast to the brush type bristles they apply too much product taking longer for them to dry. I haven't experienced ANY flakiness under the eye as some do tend to have fallout after a few hours of application where it's dried out on your eyelashes. In terms of being waterproof it doesn't state this but I can't imagine it coming off due to a little rain shower if you know what i mean? When removing my mascara of a night I use Nivea's gental eye make-up remover which does get all the product off super fast however on those lazy nights where a face wipe is all I can be bothered to reach for, the mascara still completely comes off so that was also a massive gold star from me knowing it's easy to remove. 

 The best thing about this mascara is it's ability to IMMEDIATELY wake up your eyes, no matter the amount of coats you look super awake super fast, what more could you want? It claims to give you clump-free eyelashes and don't get me wrong their totally true to their word however I did find after applying any more than 3 coats my eyelashes did appear very clumpy but then they would with that amount of product on right?

 I know there are so many different preferences as to how people like their lashes to look and I for one don't have a favourite, some days I like 1 coat to keep them looking natural but if I'm hitting the town and don't fancy my falses then I like to know my mascara is capable of giving me a pretty close if not the same dramatic look, and with this Maybelline mascara you can have that reassuranceBasically whether your a girl who likes 1 coat for natural lashes or a girl who likes 3 coats for thick spidery lashes this mascara will please you. 

As you can see the more product you apply the thicker and more spider like your lashes become but like I said although they claims it to be 'clump-free' the more you pack on it's going to be harder to maintain the clumpiness, but if you get a clean spooley then you can reduce the excess mascara that's clumping your lashes I found this works a treat! 
So overall I'm massively happy with this mascara as it's an all round pleaser unless your looking for lengthening then I wouldn't suggest it, but for me it really is all about volume!! 

Let me know your thoughts on Maybelline's Rocket Volum Express Mascara below and also how do you like your lashes to look? 


Natalie xxx