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Younique Epic Mascara ♡

Hi beauties,

Wow yesterday was so so busy I didn’t even get chance to get this post up, so here we are, it’s up!! Yaaay! 🙂

If you follow my blog/makeup journey on any of my social media (all linked below) then you’ll know I love trying out new mascaras. Usually I am impressed by a mascara, but until I had used this one I’d always felt I was missing out & wanted more from my mascara. NO MORE. THIS IS BOMB.

Girls & guys, if you haven’t tried this mascara you need it in your life, I’ve never had more complements than when I use this. This mascara is definitely one of the reasons why I decided to partner with Younique.

I have tried & tested this baby for months… at least half a year if not more. This is my second tube & that’s saying something with mascara. More times than not I don’t repurchase a mascara, I tend to buy a different one still on the search for that perfect mascara. Between repurchasing this I did try a couple of other mascaras to see what else there was to offer but I always came back to this – my previous mascara review wasn’t so positive unfortunately!

What Younique claim;

  • Clinically proven to visibly improve volume,
    length, and definition with an intensely conspicuous coat
    • For a truly multidimensional finish, go big with a second coat for dramatic lashes
    • A blend of flexible polymers adds buildable volume to lashes
    • Ophthalmologically tested

I would definitely agree with these claims, my lashes appear much longer & more voluminous with just one coat. The difference is amazing, plus since using this my natural lashes are much more healthy & have definitely grown. I know this as I was getting a lot of gaps in my lashes from other mascaras where they’ve been hard to get off & caused lashes to come out! Booo! Epic definitely gives my lashes a more curled appearance, I hate using lash curlers so this is a win!!

The flexible polymers claim comes from the fact one of the main ingredients in the mascara is beeswax. Beeswax is what creates the flexibility in mascaras & with Younique our ethos is “Nature. Love. Science” basically they pride themselves on being a natural based, high quality cosmetics company so using ingredients inspired by mother nature. I did research this myself, this website is great if you’re interested in the benefits of beeswax in a mascara, it was actually an interesting read.

This picture is between using different mascaras. Hate how stubby & lifeless my lashes look.

The wand & formula

These type of wands are by far my favourite, it’s a bristly wand rather than the hard plastic wands. I did used to like the plastic ones, but went off them a couple years ago as I kept jabbing myself in the eye! Ouch!🙈

Anyway, this mascara has a bristly wand, the bristles aren’t so soft where the mascara isn’t distributed well it’s inbetween! The bristles are a great depth so you can get a good amount of coverage on all lashes. It coats lashes I didn’t even realise I had!

The formula is not too wet & not too dry, it’s that perfect happy medium. I hate mascaras that are super wet as they get everywhere & I end up leaving them for a couple months to dry up a little. But not with this, as described above it coats the lashes great & definitely enhances them. I don’t feel the need to wear falsies at all. I dont notice any fall out throughout the day, which is everything when looking for a holy grail mascara!

Who wants black bits all over their flawless base? nobody.

PLUS the tube of product lasts ages, I’ve not had any problems with it drying up before being able to use it all up, this is one of my pet peeves with makeup!!

Love how fluffy & full Epic makes my lashes.

Conclusion

Overall this is definitely my holy grail mascara, one I always go back to. It is £19, but to me this mascara is worth every single penny. This mascara is one of the reasons I decided to partner with Younique, the before & afters really speak for themselves really.

If you’re looking for your holy grail mascara I highly recommend this, click here to check it out.

Have you tried this mascara?

What’s your holy grail?

**Try it for 14 days. If you don’t love it as much as I do I’ll give you a full refund**

**There’s also a fact sheet which includes everything you need to know about this mascara if you’re wanting to know more about ingredients etc.**

**DISCLAIMER Yes I may be partnered with the company. But as always I’m totally honest with you lovelies, I would never lie to you & only ever want to deliver you honest reviews & opinions of products I try no matter what the brand**

Beeswax benefits in mascara, click here to read.

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review ♡

Hi lovelies ☺

Sorry if has been a while.. life has been hectic, turns out growing a human is super tiring! Haha😂 If I’ve not been working, I’ve been sleeping 😯

Anyway, I thought I would let you know my thoughts on the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara as I purchased it the other month & have now been able to give it a good test!😄

What Too Faced claim

Created during a quest to find the holy grail of mascara, Better Than Sex provides extreme volume and a more dramatic look with each coat. The hourglass-shaped brush unlocks the formula to create the perfect mascara that volumizes, lifts and coats both tops and bottoms of every little lash- with no lash left behind.

Do I agree with these claims!? I do. I really have loved using this mascara.. it does coat my lashes well but you do need a few coats to build up the length & volume!

The brush shape does make it easy to apply & I do prefer these sort of brushes but once I’ve worn this mascara a few hours it does seem to crumble/fall down on to my face which for me is a pet hate! Especially when this is a high end mascara as I don’t get this when I use drugstore mascara!

As you can see it does look amazing.. but for me, for the price there are a lot better cheaper alternatives!!

Help!!! I’m in need of a new mascara.. hit me with suggestions below please!😊

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Review!

Hi beauties,

Another review, yes another haha! After having my blogging break I seem to have accumulated new products! Yaaay🙂

I’ve always loved Maybelline mascaras but not tried this, even though my twin swears by it!

It’s safe to say I should’ve tried it sooner!! 😮

The packaging is just the basic Maybelline shape, but the colour, how gorgeous is that rose gold packaging?😍 I’m in love!!

What Maybelline claim…

Result: A Layered, Multiplied Effect. Low wax formula for intense blackness without sticking lashes together

Tested on real women*:

90% Reveals layers & layers of lashes

90% Gives a multiplied lash look

90% Volumises every layer of lashes

90% Layer-reveal brush captures even the tiniest of lashes

Do I agree with these claims?

Plain & simply, I do! ☺

I absolutely LOVE this mascara. The formula is perfect, not too wet but not dry! I can be picky, I hate really wet mascaras but also hate drier formula mascaras!! *laughs* I didn’t notice any smudging on myself either.. not even on the lower lash line!! WOW😃

The spoon like wand also cups round your lashes perfectly, grabbing hold of all lashes even those small ones we didn’t notice 😃

As you can see from the image above it really does lengthen & seperate lashes as well as giving fab volume!😍

BONUSSSSS….

This mascara doesn’t smudge & smear so no messy marks on your glasses! WOOP!!

Have you tried this mascara? What did you think? ☺

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My Younique Journey..

Hi beauties ❤

As you all know, if you read my last post, I’m now a YOUNIQUE PRESENTER 😊 I’m so excited to start this new journey!!

First things first. I know your all probably thinking “oh god no. Not another person spamming us to buy their products!!”. Well beauties, that’s not what I’m about. If you want to buy the products, you can & by your own admission!! 😊❤

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I received my kit last week & haven’t looked back. Younique is such a fabulous opportunity. It allows you to run your own business, how & when you want!!😊

Before I decided to take the plunge I’d always been sceptical. However, a friend was already with Younique & was looking to recruit another presenter. She talked me through what it was all about & how money is earnt. One thing led to another & here I am now, a fully fledged YOUNIQUE PRESENTER 😀

If anyone is interested to hear more about Younique, then please feel free to comment or get in touch through my Facebook page!! 😘

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So here I am now. I’m starting out my journey & LOVING IT. ♥

I’m going to do a post on how to achieve this look & about the products used!! 🙂

So far I’m SUPER IMPRESSED with Younique & our products. To be honest, it’s probably the best decision I’ve made in a while!!

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3D Fiber Lashes + 

Splurge Cream Shadow in tenacious

Lips

Opulence Lipstick in upscale

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Summer skin & hair…

Hi beauties 🌞

Yesterday I fancied doing a simple makeup look & hairstyle, so that’s just what I did! Here is how I achieved it…

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Hair
For my hair I just brushed it through & plaited my fringe. My hair was slightly oily as it was second (or maybe third) day hair, but I find this style looks better a bit more ‘grungy’ 🙂 if you want a bit more oomf and body to your hair just spritz a bit of dry shampoo into the roots!!!

Face
For my face I obviously started off with my Simple Moisturiser, after letting that sink into the skin I applied my Benefit Porefessional to my t-zone. As I wanted a light coverage I chose to use my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation & built up the coverage in areas in need. I absolutely love this foundation for summer it’s so glowy & radiant looking 🙂

To add dimension to my face I applied my Benefit Hoola Bronzer into the hollows of my cheeks, temples & jaw line! This also gives the look a summery sunkissed look :). Just to make sure I was a glowing goddess this day I used my MUA Mosaic blush, this is so beautiful for the pittance it cost!!!

Eyes
For my eyes I did a simple winged liner using my Makeup Revolution double ended liner (review coming shortly!). I then finished off the eyes by applying my mascara of the moment Kiko Active+ Volumising Mascara!!

Brows
As always I used my Benefit Gimme Brow, just look at the results! No words needed. 🙂

Lips
For lips I just applied a tinted lip balm, B. Cosmetics Lip Balm in the shade Caramel 👍

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What do you guys think of glowy/dewy skin? Yay or nay?

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Project 10 Pan

8. Benefit They’re Real: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

It seems to have been a long time coming, but I have finally got round to writing a review on Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara, WOOHOO!! 😀

wpid-20140604_175329.jpgWhat Benefit claims:

They’re real! is the UK’s No.1 best-selling mascara!*
They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!
What else you need to know:
  • 94% saw dramatic length & volume**
  • 90% saw base-to-tip curl**
  • 94% saw visible lift* 100% saw long-wearing results**
  • 100% saw long-wearing results**

Do I agree with Benefits claims? YES I do!! As you all know, I looooove this mascara! It has an amazing plastic wand with little spikes on the end that work to coat every single lash, even the little ones on the inner corners! The formula is also VERY black & although it isn’t a super wet formula it isn’t dry either. It sets quickly & when it’s set it stays all day with no fall down or transfer!

Application

I like to coat all the lashes with the mascara, making sure I coat even the small lashes in the inner corner, I then focus on the outer lashes to create a ‘doll-eyed’ effect! This also helps to get more of a cat-eye look which opens up my eyes, making my lashes seem longer & of course this mascara also makes your lashes look fuller!

What They’re Real looks like on

There isn’t really much you can say about a mascara, it does what it claims & I can honestly say it’s the best mascara I’ve ever tried, & as a mascara junkie I’ve tried a fair few. So I’ll let the product speak for itself;

Before – nothing on lashes.

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After – wearing Benefit They’re Real

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So after two coats of Benefit They’re Real my lashes are made to look fuller & longer, even better, I know it’ll last ’til I take it off. I’ve even had a few people ask me if I’m wearing false lashes when I’ve got this on, which obviously shows how brilliant this mascara is!! 🙂

Have you tried this mascara? What do you think of it? 

I hope you have found this review helpful. If you’ve got any more questions about the mascara please feel free to comment below! xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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15 Days of Beauty Challenge

Day 1: 15 Days of Beauty Challenge!♥

Hi beauties.

After scrolling through different beauty blogs I found makeupandstilletos post on this 15 Day Challenge & thought I’d join her on it 🙂 So here it is…

Day 1 – favourite mascara, if you have followed my blog from the beginning you’ll probably guess what my fave mascara is! Of course, it’s Benefits They’re Real Mascara!

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Benefits They’re Real Mascara is by far the best I’ve tried, & I’ve definitely tried my fair share of mascaras (although mainly drugstore/highstreet brands).

Comment below if you’ve tried this & what you think of it! Also, I’d love to know what mascara you’re loving right now 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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