Friday, April 11, 2014

A Thousand Words #3

This is some of what I got up to during the second half of March.


Outfit of the Day- March 10th


I love LOVE Magazine


Yummy cupcakes at the Next Spring/Summer '14 Press Evening


Marta from Addicted To Fashion Forever, my friend Vanessa and I at the Next SS14 Press Evening


St. Patrick's Cathedral turns green for Paddy's Day


One of the best films I've seen this year


Throw Back Thursday- My love of sunglasses began at an early age!


Gorgeous vintage Bourjois packaging!


I finally watched Paris, Texas and absolutely adored it. Harry Dean Stanton is unbelievable


Next goodies for Summer. Sunglasses, Bag and Bracelet


Throw Back Thursday- Me in 1989


Cocktails with the birthday girl Brina in The Mint Bar


Outfit of the Day- March 23rd


The Grand Budapest Hotel Exhibition in The Lighthouse Cinema


My favourite Zara Taylor rings


Early morning in the gorgeous Grand Canal area of Dublin




Limited Edition Tove's Jubilee Moomin mug from my cousin's trip to Helsinki. Such a nice surprise!


Mother's day with my precious mama! 


Oh behave Mini Me


Outfit of the Day- March 30th (my new favourite thing- H&M Kimono)

ATW3 Collage

March was both one of the best and worst months of my entire life. There is so much I want to share with you all and in time I will because no matter what this blog has always had a personal element to it and I never want to lose that. 

I'm delighted to share that I've been asked to take part in a weekly Ask The Experts post for one of my favourite Irish beauty blogs- Make Up Monster. Please head over there to ask us any beauty questions you have or just to read our answers. 

Don't forget to follow me on instagram (so I can follow you all too!). I shared some very exciting news there this week that I plan on doing a full post on very soon. 

Emma x

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Colossal

I received Maybelline's The Colossal mascara in my December Glossybox and I loved it so much that I repurchased it in the waterproof formula as soon as it ran out. 


This is going to sound completely ridiculous but my taste in mascaras seems to have changed over the past year. Before I would have been looking for length and definition over volume but after trying out some different mascaras recently, I found myself really liking the voluminous, lashy look reminiscent of the sixties. I especially loved it during the Christmas period when I was wearing a bit more eye shadow than usual. It's also great with minimal eye make up and a bright lip or winged liner and nude lips for that Jean Shrimpton look.

 The formula is enriched with collagen so it's supposed to give your lashes lots of volume which it definitely did for me. I found the non waterproof one slightly better than this one and I'd go for that one over the waterproof when I buy it again. I was already a fan of Maybelline mascaras but I hadn't gotten around to trying this one yet.

I usually shy away from big mascara wands, but I love this one. I usually apply two coats depending on the look I am going for, one coat gives a more subtle effect. The formula is similar to The Falsies, the perfect medium of neither being too dry nor too wet so that it's easy to work with. I use an eyelash curler with all of my mascaras and I find that this holds the curl well and doesn't drag it down like some mascaras can do. I can attest to the fact that this is properly waterproof (yes, I have cried whilst wearing it, for review purposes only!). You will definitely need a waterproof eye make up remover for this one. It retails for approximately €9.99 which is a very fair price compared to some other high street brands.

What mascara are you using at the moment? Do you have any recommendations?

Emma x
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