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Sunday, 19 January 2014

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February is all about a new start!

Ok, so first I have to apologise. This blog is meant to be a place where I can share my thoughts and ideas, something I can be proud of- but sadly this is not the case. I have only uploaded posts that I can describe as unplanned, meaning they turn out to look shabby and ugly. But hopefully not for much longer.

One of my challenges for 2014 is this blog, to keep it going and, for it to be something I can truly love. So from February 2014, I have planned a schedule, full of post ideas and a time scale that will offer my readers frequent content.

I hope that I will keep planning, so the posts I do upload are interesting and fun. I hope that I will start to make this blog a better quality. I hope that will not be given up on.
I understand, and I hope you do to, that I am still learning; hopefully this is a rollercoaster that will only go up!

So there will be a few changes happening to this site, I hope you are all well and as excited for February as I am.

Have a lovely day, Lydia x

Friday, 3 January 2014

Mascara Vrs Review

In 2013 I mainly used only two mascaras. These were my Max factor false lash effect (in the purple bottle) and a Barry M black mascara, I’m not completely sure but I think this is the only black mascara that they do. Barry M make up is new to me, but I got it free with a gift bag when I was at the clothes show. Barry M actually do some quite good products, with shimmer dust (a type of eyeshadow) which I’ve been using a lot and the mascara too.

Because I’m reviewing make up and not fashion items the format will be different.


Max factor- I think that this mascara is very good as an everyday mascara. It coats the lashes well and evenly, and leaves your lashes looking natural but full.
BarryM- I love this mascara a lot on my lashes. I have quite long lashes anyway but this gives them a fake look but they don’t look overly false. They look bold and strong and I think it really opens up my eyes.


Max factor- although more suitable then the BarryM for everyday and school use, the mascara I had wasn’t water proof and in the rain I developed black tears.
BarryM- My BarryM mascara is waterproof and I don’t find it wears off too much in the day. It does give your lashes a look that makes it obvious you are wearing mascara but I don’t think it is that bad.

Value for money- £11.99 (from Boots online). Max factor is an expensive brand to buy off, it has to be said. But all their mascaras come with a price tag and my mascara lasted me months. I do think it is a little too pricy though and I don’t think I can afford to repurchase.
BarryM- £6.19 (online price). At nearly half of the price of the Max factor I think this mascara is great value for money. There are cheaper mascaras then both of these but I think it’s a more respectable price at just over £6.

Overall I think my personal favourite is the BarryM mascara, this has really surprised me because a month ago I didn’t even know BarryM did make up! I just think because it is good for everyday wear and party wear, it is waterproof and isn’t too expensive the mascara is underestimated and isn’t talked about enough.

I hoped you enjoyed this vrs type of review, I found it quite interesting to write. Comment down below if you want me to review any other products or type of product. I hope you enjoy this, I’d love to hear what you think. Happy new year everyone! Love life, live on and be happy x