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Lacura Beauty Volume Sensational Mascara First Impressions Review

I’m sure you all know by now that I love a good beauty bargain. Everynow and again I see a few beauty bits in Aldi and I love to test them out. I’ve tried another mascara from the Aldi beauty range which I reviewed here.

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Before I’d even opened the box, I thought that the brush was a lot thicker than anything I’d ever tried before so I was curious to see what kind of effect that would have. I also really like the size of the Lacura Beauty, they come in very thick tubes which you get a lot of product in, and for only £2.50 that is brilliant!

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Although it is called the Volume Sensational mascara it also says it gives you “irresistably long lashes” which seems like a lot to live up to. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a mascara that gives both volume and length at a good standard.

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It does come out a bit clumpy but it does give decent volume and decent length so overall I’m pretty happy with this purchase. And, as for the thick wand, I find it helps coat all your lashes but doesn’t wok very well for bottom lashes and makes a bit of a mess!

If you are on a bit of a budget (like me!) I would recommend Lacura Beauty, so far I’ve tried 2 of their mascaras and their concealer and enjoyed them both.

With all my love, from Lucy

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash Review

It has come to the time when I run out of my cleanser and I buy a new one and write a review of it! I had previously been using the Micellar cleansing water but I thought I’d give the gel version a go.

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My first impression of this is that it takes more effort than the water. But I do find that it feels like you’ve actually cleaned your face as well as taken your makeup off. I haven’t used it enough to see if it makes a difference in my skin but if it does I will definitely let you all know.

It has no perfume in it but instead it has an awful alcohol smell which is quite off-putting and I find it stings quite a bit if you get it in your eyes- which is hard to avoid when taking mascara off. But I’ve found that if you put a tiny bit of this on a damp cotton pad it works better for eye makeup than using your hands, which I think works fine for the rest of your face.

Overall I think it really depends on what you’re looking for in a cleanser. If you really value products being quick and easy to use then I would go for the Micellar water but if you would rather have a deeper cleanse then I would go for this.

What cleanser do you use?

With all my love, from Lucy

 

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Back To School Makeup

Most people would be really sad about the thought of going back to school but I’m actually pretty excited. I love school, what a nerd! Anyway, I thought what better way to start the new school year than a back to school makeup post.

I’m actually lucky that my school doesn’t really have any rules on makeup (or if it does they aren’t enforced!0 but this is for those who have stricter rules at work or school.

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I know the Maybelline Matte Mouse gets laughed at a lot in the beauty world but I actually love it, I don’t really like the feeling of a usual liquid foundation on my skin but because this one is a mouse formula it feels super light and like you aren’t wearing anything but still gives a bit of coverage. I do my eyebrows everyday with Nyx Tame & Frame, its really good and affordable and you can build it up a lot depending on how strong you like your eyebrows. I really love the Lacura Magic Curl mascara, I prefer more natural looking lashes which I think is perfect for school. Another thing that is perfect for school is the Speedy Highlighter by Collection (I’ve used it so much the writing has rubbed off) because it gives a really natural glow but can still be built up if you want something a bit more flashy! I don’t always wear eyeshadow to school because most of the time in the morning I can’t be bothered but the Flawless palette by Makeup Revolution has loads of really natural shades in which would be really great for school.

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When I do wear eyeshadow to school I usually go for a nice simple shimmery nude/pink with a bit of light brown in the crease.

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Overall I think this looks really nice and natural, and only takes about 10 minutes to do which is plus!

Are you excited about going back to school or college or uni or whatever?

With all my love, from Lucy

 

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Pink/Burgundy Eyeshadow Look

If you saw my last post you will know I got a new palette, the Flawless palette from Makeup Revolution, and whenever I get a new palette it is all I use for the first couple of weeks! Am I the only one who does this?!

I think dark pink eyeshadow looks amazing on people but I’ve always been a bit scared to try it and stuck with my gold and browns! But there are some beautiful pink shades in this palette that I just had to try, turns out (in my opinion anyway) they look amazing.

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The shades I used were Red Night all over the lid with a tiny bit of Burgundy Nights blended through the crease and Shimmer Head in the inner part of my eye.

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I think this is so pretty, and something different for me. I quite like stepping out of my comfort zone- not too much though!

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I’m going to a wedding soon and I’ve been trying to decide what kind of makeup to do but I’m pretty sure I’ll go with this. I love it because it makes my eyes look a bit bluer!

 

With all my love, from Lucy

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Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette First Impressions

I’ve never owned anything from Makeup Revolution before but I’ve only ever heard good things about their products so when I was having a browse in Superdrug today I thought I’d pick one of their palettes up.

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The first thing that drew me in to the palettes was the beautiful outer packaging! This one, Flawless, has a really pretty rose gold box but there was others with metallic pink and blue and all sorts.

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Sadly, the palette itself isn’t rose gold but I like the really classy, sleek black with rose gold lettering.

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There are 32 shades in the palette and although the pans are quite small that is still very good for £8. The range of colours is also brilliant, lots of different pinks, golds and browns but also some dark blues, greens, silvers and blacks. There is something in here for everyone.

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Overall, I’m very happy with this purchase. For only £8 I would definitely recommend it and I’m pretty sure I would buy some more of the Makeup Revolution products in the future.

Expect some makeup looks using these shades!

 

With all my love, from Lucy

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Would You Rather? Beauty Edition

Because I don’t do enough tags on my blog I thought I’d do a beauty would you rather! I love any kind of would you rather, I think they’re so funny.

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

I’d definitely want to keep my eyeshadow palettes, the majority of my high end stuff is eyeshadows.

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

It sounds ridiculous but my head is so huge I’d look so awful with no hair whatsoever! I’d rather never cut it again than have nothing.

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

Probably a coral, I don’t often wear blusj because my cheeks are very naturally red.

4.) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

This one is hard because if I had $1000 I’d spend some on makeup and some on clothe sbut if I had to choose I’d probably say clothes.

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

Probably eyeliner as lipstick, black lips are in fashion now! If I could pull it off is a different matter…

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

I’ve never shopped at Sephora because I’ve never been to America so I would say MAC.

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

I usually use the same lipstick so i’d just stick with that. And if I had to choose a lipstick to wear forever it would be Whirl by MAC.
8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?

Luckily we don’t get much of a summer in UK so I could wear winter clothes all year!

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Bright nails, I’m not cool and vampy enough to have dark nails!

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

This one is so tricky but I couldn’t bare to give up my Naked palette so it would have to be lip.

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

I’ve never been able to perfect the messy bun and I live in pony tails so this one is easy. I’d stick with a ponytail.

12.) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?

I don’t like lipgloss that much because of how sticky it is so I’d happily give that up.

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

My eyebrows are an integral part of my face so I think I’d have to Sharpie them in everyday! Could I use a brown Sharpie or would it have to be black?

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

I don’t paint my nails that often because I’m not very good at doing them and I love makeup so I’d live without nail polish.

I tag everybody reading to do this, I look forward to seeing them!

With all my love, from Lucy

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Summery Copper Makeup Look

I always associate copper eyeshadow with autumn and winter, the whole copper eyes and berry lips thing, but I was just mucking about with my makeup and trying new looks and I came up with this and I thought it was perfect for summer.

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This MUA palette is my go-to in summer for a few reasons, it is the only eyeshadow palette I own that has bright shades in and I think summer is the perfect time for experimenting with colour and because some of the eyeshadows aren’t very pigmented it gives a lovely sheen of colour because what they lack in colour they make up for in shimmer! I’m not even kidding, the simmer shadows in here are SO shimmery!

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I used this lovely, rich copper shade all over the lid with a slightly lighter pinkier toned shade in the first half of my eye to brighten it up. Then in the crease, I just used this simple matte camel colour.

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In the photo, they colours look more gold and less copper than in real life but it still looks very pretty!

The same as pretty much all the makeup looks I do, this is something that could be worn anywhere. Does anyone else have days you just feel like doing your makeup nicely?!

 

With all my love, from Lucy