Stay - Rihanna Cover

Friday, 29 March 2013

Here's my piano cover of Stay by Rihanna! Enjoy. :)

SEVENTEEN - Doll'd Up Mascara Review

Monday, 25 March 2013

I received a book of coupons from Boots the other day and inside it had a SEVENTEEN (17, rebranded!) doll'd up mascara coupon for £2 only from the original £6.29 price. This mascara packaging is well designed and looks quite fancy.

"up to 24 hour curl" - the maximum I wear mascara is probably a couple of hours!

My first impressions is that it lengthens and separates my lashes well. First, I curled my lashes with my trusty Shu Uemura eyelash curler, then layered one coat on. It reminds me a bit of Benefit's Bad Gal mascara, apart from it didn't give as much volume, because that also lengthened my lashes with no clumps.

Another pro about this mascara is that it doesn't smell funny like some drugstore mascaras do. The bristles reminded me of Benefit's They're Real mascara. When I put it on, the wand did feel rather uncomfortable; it was quite spiky. Also, from the picture above, you can see it's a curved shape but I didn't feel like it gave my lashes enough curl upwards.

It was interesting to try and for £2 only, you can't really complain. I wouldn't have purchased this if it wasn't for the coupon to be honest as I have other mascaras which are good enough already. What's your favourite mascara?

Maybelline - FIT ME™ Concealer Review

Saturday, 23 March 2013

I decided to try out Maybelline's Fit Me concealer as my Estée Lauder concealer ran out and the new repackaged Estée Lauder concealer seemed to not match my skin colour anymore. So I walked into Boots and purchased shades 10 and 20 from the Maybelline stand. There are 6 shades but they only had these two available. There was also a 3 for 2 offer going on so I bought the Maybelline compact powder in shade 220 too.

The £5.99 price is good for a drugstore concealer. I like the packaging, it's simple, thin and it has an applicator wand brush. Shade 10 is lighter and more yellow toned compared to shade 20. The good thing about this concealer is that you can easily blend it in. I tend to use shade 10 on areas which need brightening and shade 20 to cover blemishes. 

It's quite runny compared to my Estée Lauder concealer but I personally think it's better because it looks less cakey. However, I tried wearing this under my eyes and it creases so I wouldn't recommend this concealer for under eyes (I use YSL Touche Eclat for that instead). I still think it is better than Maybelline's SuperStay concealer though.

Overall, I'd recommend this concealer for those of you who do not have many blemishes and do not need that much coverage. It's worth checking out if you are in need of a new concealer.

I Almost Do - Taylor Swift Cover

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

My cover of 'I Almost Do' by Taylor Swift. I hope you enjoy. :)