Sunday, 16 November 2014

The 'Do I Look Like Kylie Yet?' Drugstore Duo

Hello loves!

The other day I was having a fumble around boots, and discovered this fabulous duo in the aisles. I've been looking for my dream 'browny nude' for a while now, and didn't want to spend much on the trend, so I am over the moon that I have found this pair & thought you might want to know my findings too!

And drum roll please.......................

It is the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Tiriamisu & the Seventeen Stay Pout Lipstick in Just A Fling which create the perfect Kylie combo! The middle ground between brown and pink, a lovely velvety finish and not a speck of glitter or shine in sight. 

The best part about this duo is the fact that together they cost under £7.50! That's half of what you would pay for a single MAC lipstick, which I think is crazy considering how great these products are.

Do you have any drugstore lips product recommendations for me?

Lots of love,

Saturday, 8 November 2014

My Halloween Make Up Look!

Good Morning! I hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far. 

Yesterday I posted a video on my youtube channel about my halloween costume! Now, normally I don't do halloween, at all, but it was one of my good friends birthday party/halloween party so I decided to put in some effort! 

I went as a porcelain doll (cracked for a creepy effect!) and I had a great time doing it. I may be swayed by this whole dressing up thing! 

There is a list of all the products I used in the description of the video!

Check it out if you'd like you see how I did it!

What did you do for halloween? I'd love to see your costume!

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

My First My Little Box!

Today the postman brought me a little treat and I thought I would share it with you, because it is just plain charming! I received my first beauty box from the company My Little Paris. The subscription service is called My Little Box, which I think is just so cute! If you have never heard of this company before then you should definitely check them out here.

This months box was a special edition, created in collaboration with the designer Diane Von Furstenburg, and I absolutely adore it. Inside I received a scarf in one of the specially chosen DVF prints (which is truly stunning!), a lip-shaped brooch (the lips are the brands logo), a very cute illustration of the lady herself, the magazine which I can't wait to read through and 3 beauty products. 

The first beauty products I received in the box the Kerastase K Laque Noire. It is described as an 'anti-humidity super shield fixing hairspray' with extra strong hold. I'm going out for a friends birthday this coming weekend and shall give this its first trial then! I'll report back

The next one is a L'Occitane Hand Cream in the scent Vanilla Bouquet. L'Occitane hand creams are some of the best, thick and nourishing but don't linger on your paws for too long. This is a super handy travel size sample, so it will be a perfect addition to my handbag. The smell is lovely, you wouldn't think vanilla and flowers would be a pleasant combination of scents but it truly is one of those 'sniffing your hands all day' kind of smells.

I also received the My Little Beauty Micellar Cleansing Water, which is from the companies own beauty brand. I am excited to give this a try as a use micellar waters quite often. Also, how cute is the packaging! It kind of smells like green tea too, and you know how I feel about tea!

All in all I am chuffed with this box, and cannot wait for next month to roll around so I can get another!

Are you subscribed to any beauty subscription boxes? Let me know!

Lots of love,

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Beauty Wishlist #1

 In the months leading up to Christmas (and my birthday!), I often find lusting after a bunch of products that I would love to have in my stash. So today I thought I would share a few with you, because it's fun to dream, right?

I blame Lisa Eldridge entirely for this one! This is a small concealer palette, with two shades of a thick creamy concealer which you can personally mix and match to suit every area of your face. It's ingenious! And from what i've seen, it's pretty long lasting too, just set with a translucent powder after application and you're good to go all day. Perfect to use on those pesky spots and areas of discolouration. 

This is just a gorgeous shade, and the packaging is to die for! I haven't tried a lipstick from Nars before and I think this would be a nice place to start.

Serious heart-eyed emoji on this one! If you didn't already know, I am currently training to become a professional Make Up Artist and this just ticks every box for me. You would never be without out brow colour for anyone ever again! No more struggling with too warm pencil shades, or splurging £15 per matte eyeshadow. This works out at £4.09 per shade, and that's not including the brow primer which you get in there too. 

I would love to try this and see if it lives up to the hype it gets! It would be such a luxury product to use a couple of times a week, and just a lovely treat.

This is just a very pretty palette that I have wanted to own for a while. I am especially drawn to the shades Kitten, Sunset and Luster. 

So thats everything on the British market that I've been eyeing up recently! Maybe i'll make an American one next, because there is a lot of stuff I'm lusting after on the Sephora and Ulta websites too! Naughty me...

Lot's of love,

Saturday, 27 September 2014

I went to the beach!

This is just a couple of shots I took when I went to the beach at the beginning of August with my Dad and my doggie, Tess. 

I just really wanted to share them with you, and also to have something to look at to remind me of the  quiet moments in life!

What is your quiet place? Mine is either my back garden, or anywhere near water like the sea or a lake. I love to just sit and listen to the sounds of the water moving!

Lots of love, 

Whats in my holiday make up bag!

Hey everyone!

 I have been trying to upload a video onto my youtube channel every Friday, this week is one about what I'm taking with me on my holiday!

I would love it if you checked it out!

Lots of love,

Saturday, 13 September 2014

I Have Boarded The Youtube Train!

Hey everyone!

I have decided to begin making Youtube videos! I find blogging pretty difficult as i'm not the most imaginative in this format, and I have been enjoying creating videos a lot so I would love you to check it out!

(this is my second video! I have another on there too)

It's going to be a bit of an odd channels with beauty and bookish videos mixed together, because they are the videos I truly love to watch. Let me know what you think! 

Lots of love,

Friday, 27 June 2014

Boxed Satisfaction (Mini-Haul?)

This photo, or photographs similar to this make me feel super happy and satisfied. 

Beauty products and cosmetics still in their boxes are just so nice to me! I love how clean and neat they look inside of their box, and I have been known in the past to keep my products in the box for a while (I got the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm for Christmas and it's still in the box. Oops?). I also love seeing how different brands package their products, I find it so interesting to see what they use to draw us in and buy it by first looks, though it is sometimes about what's inside the pretty, pristine box. A bit of a change from a beauty blog, but something I need to confess to you.Yes, this post is ode to the cardboard packaging our favourite products come in. So yes, I sometimes do judge a book by its cover.

Do you have any favourite product packaging? Or are you more of an 'it's whats on the inside that counts' kind of person?

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

My 5 Summer Nail Picks!

Hello!  I am here today to share with you 5 of my favourite nail polishes which get repeatedly painted on my nails through out the summer months. All of them are pretty colourful, and if you can't go colourful in the summer then when can you. Right, lets get in to more detail.

First up is the Rimmel 60 Seconds polish in Lose Your Lingerie which is in the Rita Ora collection. This one is a light baby pastel pink colour with a soft silver shimmer running through it. It is a really lovely colour and looks great with a tan, you need a good three coats to make sure it's not streaky and a nice opaque colour, but other than that I can't fault it. It has good lasting power when used with a base and top coat too - which is something I never skip. I don't want to stain my nails!

Next is the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polish in Huckleberry. This is a lovely pale greyish blue that is opaque in two coats with a pretty decent lasting power. The great thing about this nail polish is that is peels off clean because of its gel-like formula, even though you probably shouldn't do that 'cause i'm pretty sure it isn't good for your nails!

One of my favourites of the five is Sunday Funday by Essie. I LOVE this shade and it's absolutely perfect for toes. I just find the shade of bright coral pink so flattering against my skin tone and I love the silver shimmer that it has too (a little glitter never hurt anybody right?). The lasting power is, as all Essie polishes on me, really great and the wide brush makes them super easy and idiot-proof to apply. 

Next up is one that I didn't think I would like as much as I do! It's the Rimmel Salon Pro polish in Soul Session, which is a part of the Kate Moss collection. It's this beautiful dusky pinky rose hued nude and I just love it. It hasn't been off my toes since I bought it. This one only takes a couple of coats in comparison to the other Rimmel nail polish I mentioned, but it is really lovely. I was umming and arring in the aisles of boots whether to take this shade or not, and I am super glad I did. 

And last but definitely not least is the Maybelline Super Stay Gel nail polish in the colour Forevermore Green. This. FORMULA! It is pretty much opaque from one coat and it lasts so long! It says 7 days on the bottle and it means it! And the colour is lovely too, I wanted a bright teal turquoise colour and this one fits the bill perfectly, it's slightly greener than your average turquoise but I really like it. 

So, that's it, my 5 summer polish picks! Let me know what you think of them, and what your favourite summery nail colours are!

Lots of love,

Friday, 20 June 2014

A Weekend in Brighton

Last weekend, me and my mother made a trip to Brighton. 

(it was too sunny for a selfie!)

The weather was lovely and I really enjoyed it there, everybody seemed so relaxed. We had a wander down the pier and had ice cream on the first day and on the second we took to the lanes. The lanes are fantastic! You have your normal high street shops at one end, and then the other end is full of independent retailers selling the strangest things. 

And the food was incredible. The first day we went to a little restaurant in North Laine and I had scrum my fish and chips. The second day we went to Bills for breakfast and I had my first ever Eggs Benedict and now I am officially addicted. I had a peach ice tea also which was incredible (there was actual peaches in it!), they seriously need to build a Bills Restaurant in Chester! For dinner, we went to Jamie's Italian and had very yummy pasta and cocktails.

It was really lovely to be able to just spend a weekend with my mum, relaxing and doing fun stuff, because even though I still live at home it can get pretty stressful. Though there were a couple of times I thought I was going to get attacked by a kamikaze seagull!

Thanks for having us, Brighton!

Lots of love, 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

My First Sandal Love

I have never really been a sandal type of girl.

I have never found a pair which I find comfortable or that I think look decent - finding something to make my feet look not disgusting is a tough task - so I have always stuck to something like converse trainers or toms in the summer. But whilst doing my summer clothes shop this year, I spotted these babies. 

It was love at first sight, they were gorgeous, they were a great price (£28!) and it was just meant to be, until the store didn't have my size. "Okay", I thought," I can just go to another one down the road and get them there." They didn't have my size either. "Right, I'm going to Brighton this weekend, (blog post coming soon!) they'll be in there and if not I can get them in London on my way home." Zilcho, nada, nope, I couldn't find them in my size ANYWHERE, they were sold out online and I was running out of hope, I was even searching e-bay, until I found them in my city in Debenhams. I actually physically jumped for joy when I found them, tried them on just to double check (perfection!) and home they came! Now 
they aren't getting off my feet all summer. 

Now, about the sandals. They're from Warehouse which is a store I don't think I own anything else from so it was an odd find for me but a great one. They have a small wedge heel, which doesn't go in at the bottom, so they're super comfortable. The leopard print strap is the perfect width for my stupidly narrow feet and the ankle strap is the perfect amount of chunky to make them feel substantial without looking a bit misplaced. Also, the sole of them is made out of a rubbery material so they don't clonk about when you walk which is an added bonus. I hate wearing clonky shoes. 

So, can you tell I am in love? You can find them here!

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bourjois CC Cream Range

Hello! Recently I have been trialling a few new bases to see if there are any high street picks that will be able to replace my Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer when it runs our (sad face), so when I spotted these in Boots (3 for 2 - hello!) I decided to give them a go. They are the 123 Perfect CC Cream and the 123 Perfect CC Eye Cream.

Lets start with the CC Cream. I really like this stuff as it feels really light to apply but gives you decent coverage. It is very thin when it comes out of the tube, so I like to use it with a brush, specifically the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, instead of my hands. I also find that this stuff does have colour correcting properties to it, as it cancels out the redness of blemishes and some darker spots pretty well. The only problems I have with this is that the colour range is pretty atrocious and it doesn't feel hydrating at all. I find that the Healthy Mix Foundation by Bourjois is a more hydrating option, and it gives better coverage but that is expected.

The CC Eye Cream is a thing I haven't seen anything similar to on the high street. It has a really thin consistency compared to other under eye concealers, so isn't very high coverage. I do find this product very hydrating on the eye area which is a problem I have so this has become a very well loved product of mine. It does colour correct the dark circles sightly, but if you have very intense dark colour or bags under your eyes then this definitely won't cover it. I also really like the silicone applicator as it's much more hygienic than a brush or sponge and is still gentle when you use it under your eyes. Again, the only problem I have with this product is the colour range, I think there are only two shades to pick from which isn't enough. Also I wish they had one that was more of a pinky tone to help counter act the dark blues under my eyes. 

So all in all I do really like these products and i'm sure I will use them often, but I am still on the hunt for something that gives coverage and hydration like my Bobbi Brown base. 

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

My Trip To London

Recently, I took a trip to London to do a course so today I thought I would share some of the photos I took whilst I was there!

Some I took with my phone & some with my camera.

We went to Bens Cookies on Carnaby Street & it was SOOOOO good! I loved the chocolate orange one. 

This was waiting for us on the main bed in the hotel. I thought it was really cute.

This was the view from the hotel. This lights were so bright I couldn't get my camera to handle it properly but I think this photo looks pretty cool!

I have a bunch more photos on my instagram @hazbeef! 

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

February Favourites!

It is the end of another month (already?!) so I have a few products I would like to share with you that I have been loving this month. They aren't the funnest of products as I was trying to save as much as possible last month, but I hope you find this interesting anyway!

First of all I have been loving the Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer - phew long name. This stuff is great to slap on in the morning when I can't really be bothered using a brush. It gives a really decent coverage for a tinted moisturiser too. The only problem I have with this is the colour range isn't great, I have the shade Extra Light and it's still a little dark for me, but I can make it work. 

The NARS Laguna Bronzer has been a go to to give my face some colour. It's an idiot proof product as I find you can never put too much on so I never look orange if I go a bit crazy with it. It has a slight hint of shimmer to it just to give a bit of glow, and I just think it's perfect. Need I say any more about this product?

Next up is the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner. I started using this stuff every night this month, and in conjunction with the next product it has really cleared up my skin. I still get the odd few spots on my jawline but nothing as big and as many as there used to be (gross I know). This stuff is a toner with tamarind fruit acids to eliminate impurities and dead skin cells, and white nettle extract to tighten to pores. I do find that this stuff really works, so if you're looking for an exfoliator that's very gentle and not a manual one, I would give this a try. This stuff works for every skin type too. 

The other product which has been saving my skin this month is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (the original, not the plus, as I haven't tried that yet!) I use this every night after the Clarins toner to help unblock any pores and help get rid of any spots I have and it has really been getting into my skin and getting it looking decent! I don't think I could live without this product!

And last but not least is a lipstick. I have been wanting to find a nude lipstick that would work on me for ages, i've been to the MAC counter, Bobbi Brown, all of them and nothing seemed to sit right on my lips. I have very brightly coloured lips naturally, and as I am so super pale it has been hard to find something that doesn't make me look ill. But I have found something, and I have been loving it. It is the the Stay Pout lipstick in the colour Going Steady by Seventeen. Yep, Seventeen. One of the most bargainous brands out there has supplied me with this beautiful peachy nude lipstick. This product doesn't have any glitter in it but it's not matte, it's kind of a sheeny finish which is perfect. If you have never tried a Seventeen lipstick, I am telling you now to get to a counter and try one. They have great pigmentation and lasting power. I have been loving layering this one with Tanya Burrs lip gloss in the colour Chic. 

Well that's everything for this month, my 5 most loved products of February.

What have you been loving this last month? Any recommendations for me? 

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Lack Of Post Apologies!

Hey guys, i'm really sorry that I didn't manage a blog post today but I have an excuse! I am heading to London tomorrow to do a course (exciting!) so i've been busy planning that this week and haven't managed to fit in a post, but hopefully next week, there will be two!

Have a picture of me grinning as an apology?

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

My First Glossybox!

This month I decided I wanted to try some more new things beauty wise, and decided the easiest - and most fun - way to do it was to subscribe to Glossybox.

If you don't already know what Glossybox is, it' s a monthly beauty subscription service that sends you 5 samples for every month you buy, in a very pretty box. It also tells you on the website that the contents of the box is always worth more than the price you pay for your box, so it's always a bargain!

This month the theme was 'Valentines' (what else would it be!) so inside came a bunch of pink/red things and they included a Lindt chocolate bar, which is already long gone!

I received some Idora false eyelashes, some samples of Giovanni hair care, a bottle of Nougat Sparking Body Shimmer in Cherry Blossom, and my personal two favourites a Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in Tantalizing Taupe (725) and a Ciate Paint Pot in Cocktail Dress. 

I think that this is going to be a new favourite thing for me as I get very excited opening any kind of letter or package sent to me and this made my day! I would really recommend checking the company out at

Did you get a Glossybox this month? If so what did you get? 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Underrated Products #2 - Models Own Make Up Brushes.

Sorry it's a day late, but today is going to be a super quick about these five fab brushes.

This is the Models Own 5 Piece Brush set (which comes in at a fantastic £10!). It's a really handy little set, as all of the brushes are quite small & will fit into pretty much any make up bag. 

In this set you get a tiny powder brush, which I find perfect for highlighting & blush, a lip brush, a blending brush, which is perfect for smudging out eyeliner, an angled brush & a shading brush, which is great for patting on sparkly shades.

The angled brush is my favourite out of the bunch (as you can probably tell - bad blogger alert) as I think it is so multi purpose! I have used it for lining the eyes, my brows and could probably use it for on the spot concealing in times of need. It's the perfect companion for a smoky eye. 

All in all I think these brushes are a bargain, & a great starter kit for someone who isn't all that experienced when it comes to eyeshadow. 

What are your favourite brushes? Have you tried these ones?

Lots of love,

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte & Lacquer Balms!

These are the new lip releases from Revlon and my oh my, aren't these beautiful?! 

If you haven't already heard about these, they are an extension of the original crayon type product from Revlon called the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, & they are so good. First off, just look at that packaging! The matte & super shiny effects reflect the product inside which makes it so much easier to find what you're looking for, & the twist up end makes it very user friendly. 

But lets get started on the product. I decided on the colours Mischievous (an orangey peach shade) & Shameless (a vibrant purple shade) in the matte balms, & Coquette (glittery barbie pink) in the lacquer. One of the first things I noticed with these was the minty scent, the same as the stains, which I quite like (I find it slightly more subtle in these new crayons), so if you don't like the original scent then I would be wary of that. 

Mischievous (Matte)

Shameless (Matte)

Coquette (Lacquer)

The star of the show for me is definitely the matte balms. They're fantastic, as they look matte when applied, but they don't feel it at all! They feel exactly like a lip balm on the lips, so hydrating & creamy, & no tight, dry feeling which I normally get with any form of matte lip product. The lacquer balms (from the one that i've tried) are lovely too, but it's a much more common kind of product to find on the high street though I am sure I will get plenty of wear out of it this summer. 

I think I have decided that Mischievous is my favourite shade, it's not like anything else I own & it warms up my skin tone nicely. Shameless is very out of my comfort zone, but I am going to force myself to wear it every now & then instead of sticking to the safer colours.

(Please ignore the mess! I was too excited to tidy up! Bad blogger!)

All in all a total win for Revlon! It's going to take a lot of self-control to stop myself from running back to Boots and buying the whole lot!

Have you tried these yet? Which colours are you favourites?

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Battle Of The Gradual Tanners

Being a super pale girl in winter is tough. My legs look like milk bottles & people think I am ill or coming down with something half the time, so I have been looking for the solution.

I have never used a '"real" fake tan before, i'm too scared of going patchy, & because i've suffered with eczema before I imagine that would happen and would look awful. Also, I don't like the idea of having orange hands.  There are sun beds, which I have also never tried, because I burn like no other and I would come out looking like a lobster, not with my desired look of a slight warmth to the skin. 

Then I found gradual tanners (hallelujah!) & I think i've found the one. But first, I will tell you about the ones that I have tried. 

The first one I tried was the Garnier Summer Body gradual tan moisturiser. This one smells like apricots and it's SO good. No biscuity scent in sight. The colour was very light but there & no sign of patches or orange hands, the only downfall to this product was that it didn't give my skin enough hydration. Suffering with eczema means I have to moisturise after every shower or bath to keep my skin in top form, but this stuff just didn't do enough & I was having to layer it with other products which meant it was very time consuming & didn't work as well on the skin. But if you don't suffer with skin issues like me, this one could be great.

Next, I tried the Dove Summer Glow & Soft Shimmer Nourishing Lotion. This one was a lot more hydrating on my skin, & the colour was strong. Me being me accidentally bought the Medium to Dark Skin option, but that just meant that the colour built up quicker on me. It smells very similar to the other Dove moisturisers, so it felt very clean and nice to use. It did patch a bit around dry skin areas, but the one thing that put me off this product was the shimmer. On the product they call it a soft shimmer, but in certain lights it looks like a full on glitter! I felt like a real life Edward Cullen, so sadly this one has been pushed to the back of the drawer. Maybe I may try it again before a night out? Probably not. Sorry Dove!

And last but definitely not list, it's the one they all rave about, the Palmers Cocoa Butter Natural Bronze Body Lotion. This stuff. Smells. INCREDIBLE! It smells so much like cocoa I almost want to eat it. The moisturising benefits this one has are great, so perfect for my problem skin. And the bronzing effects are really strong. I found I had to be the most careful with this one, as orange hands & patches have happened with haphazard application. But the scent & the moisture this gives mean that I am definitely willing to try a bit harder for this one, so scrubbing my elbows and knees has now become a daily thing just for this beauty. 

Have you tried any of these gradual tanners? Got any recommendations for me?

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Cream & Powder High Street Shadows - What Do You Prefer?

I've always been a bit scared of eyeshadow, as whenever I've tried it in the past I could never get it to blend right and it always looked awful on me! Recently, I have been getting a bit better at it, but I have been noticing in recent years how cream shadows are shining in the beauty world. Be it shadow sticks, cream shadows or shadow paints, they seem to be turning into the top choice for the everyday girl who wants something that is easy and looks great in one sweep. 

So, are powder shadows becoming an outdated product on the high street?

My Top Picks: Sleek i-Divine Eye Shadow Palette in Storm and the Rimmel Glam'eyes Quad Eye Shadow in Smokey Brun

There are pros and cons for both formulas of shadow. For example, with powders you can be much more precise and build up colour very easily; but sometimes it's difficult to find good quality shadows in the high street, so it can get quite pricey and choosing which colours will look right with your outfit, or getting the right look from them can be a bit complicated. 

My Top Picks: The Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks in Bulletproof Beige (very well used!) & Bad Bronze, the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe, and the Topshop Crayon in Mink I think? I found this in the sale for £1(!!!) so I don't think they sell this one anymore, but many other brands do things similar to this, such as Avon.

On the other hand, cream shadows are super easy to use as all you need is your fingers to blend the edges and you're done. Also you can get some really good quality cream shadows at the high street so they can be a much cheaper option, but it's more difficult to get the precise look from a cream shadow, and the colours are tougher to build up to make  super smokey eye like you can with powder shadows. 

Personally, I think powder and cream shadows make the perfect duo when teamed together. I love the precision of powders, and the simpleness of creams which create a super long lasting and pretty eye look when used in conjunction.

So what do you think? Are you crazy for cream shadows or sticking with classic powders?

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Underrated Products #1 - Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

Hello! This post is going to be the first of many, as I plan to have 1 review a month of products that I feel are underrated! It may end up being 2 per month, or maybe none if I can't find one. 

This is a product I rarely hear people in the online beauty community talking about, so I think it is definitely underrated.  The Maybelline New York Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in 100% Black.

As you can see in the photo, the wand of this mascara is a fibre one so it deposits the perfect amount of product on to the lashes. It is also a good size, as I don't find it's so big that I end up with mascara all over my eyelids, but it isn't too small that it takes ages to apply. I have quite naturally thick lashes, so in an everyday mascara I look for length, not too much volume and no clumps, and this does the job perfectly.

In this photo I have one coat of the mascara on my right eye. You can see how it has elongated my lashes, and added some volume too. One of my favourite things about this mascara is that it adds length and volume, but keeps my eyelashes separated and natural looking at the same time. 

In this one I have added a second coat. It doesn't do much to the volume, but it makes them extra black and adds a little more length. This mascara is really a one coat wonder, so the second coat doesn't look like much. What I like to do if I want some drama, is use this as the first coat to separate, and then use a volumising mascara on top. The current one i'm using is the Revlon Lash Potion Mascara.

In this one it's on both eyes. 

All in all, I really like this mascara. It has been a staple in my collection since I was about 15, so that must mean it's good! It does what I want it to do, but if you're after something to give you incredible volume, then this one probably isn't for you. I have just purchased the Maybelline The Rocket mascara, so we'll see how that compares as I know that one is raved about. 

Any mascara recommendations for me? I love trying out new products.

Lot's of love,