Saturday, 11 February 2012

Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara Review

So I know it has been ages since I have been on here! But I am sorry and I am going to try get on here more often. I dont know if I told you, but my memory card broke which meant I could not uploads pictures with my blog posts, however! I went to Egypt for a week (got pack 1am last night) and I bought a new memory card, which means I can now upload pictures!!!

So I thought, what better way to show off my new memory card than by reviewing a product I have recently found and could not live without! And that product is this:

It is the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara. I got this mascara because I wanted a waterproof mascara that I could wear on holiday so my eyes wouldnt look too daft, but I didnt want the fuss of it running everytime I went in the pool or sea! I also needed a new mascara because mine was out of date and was really hurting my eyes. So I went shopping with my sister and totally forgot about buying a new mascara, until I got into the train station and remembered, so we popped into the boots there which was a tiny one, and didnt have much make up. So I picked up the only waterproof mascara which happened to be this one! I started to use it staright away because I could not handle my eyes being so itchy and watering all the time, and I noticed a different straight away!

The mascara claims to:
- Be waterproof
- Up to 7 time more volume in 1 coat
- No clumps

Do I agree?
This mascara is waterproof, it has not smudged once while being on holiday, the only time it runs or anything is when I dont take it off before getting in the shower, which is good because whats the point of having a shower and wearing the same make up you have had on all day? It is difficult to get off, but I just rub for a few seconds with a wet wipe and it takes nearly all of it off. If you do not take it off and try to reapply the next day you will get clumps and it will be harder to seperate all the lashes.

This then brings me on to the no clumps claim. This mascara do not clump! You can have loads of coats on and it just will not clump. I curl my lashes after ever coat, which means it often does clump, but even when I do that with this mascara, it does not clump, it also holds the curl. I have 2 coats on for everyday, then if im not wearing false lashes on a night out, I wear up to 4 coats and theres still no clumps, it does not flake and does not lose its colour over the duration of wearing it.

I wouldnt say this mascara gives me up to 7 times more volume but it does make my lashes look
 a lot longer! For years I have been wearing black eye liner on my waterline and my eyelid, and its got to the point where I feel naked without eyeliner! But with this mascara I feel like I can go out with just mascara on and my eyes will still look good. I also wouldnt say this mascara gives you length after 1 coat, but after 2 you can see the difference.

Maybe I should have taken a picture before, after 1 coat then after 2 coats. If you would like to see that, just let me know!

So overall I really like this mascara, I would buy again and I would reccomend you get it too!
If you would like anymore reviews just name a product!

Lots of love, Lauren x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wow, im really bad at this blogger thing!!

So, I know I always go for ages then make another blog post and say sorry about not posting for ages! So im not going to do that this time. I would like to think you can understand why I have not been posting on my blog when I say I have been a rather poorly/busy student!
I had an essay to do, and I never knew how difficult university would be! I kind of thought it would be as easy as college, where you spend about a month learning about 1 topic then you go off and write an essay about it, hand it in, get it back then make it better to get a better grade, but no!
You basically go into lectures and seminars (most of them are not helpful).... And the person stood at the front would talk about some random stuff, then you would get your essay questions, pick one and go into the library to find loads of books about this topic because you dont actually know anything about it and therefore have to teach yourself something, then go away and write an essay. Then! You only get 1 chance to submit it, so if its rubbish you just fale!!!
This is really difficult for me because im not somebody who can teach myself something. I can go off and learn more about a topic, but I have to understand the topic a little bit before I go off and get research.... So I finally did a 2500 word essay, the day before it needed to be handed in. I also have one to be handed in next week, so instead of researching about feminization I thought I would come on here and moan to you about how difficult university is!!

As you would have read up there^^ iv been poorly... Iv lost my voice, got a horrible cough that sounds like iv been smoking 40-a-day for the whole 18 years iv been on this earth, I cannot breath because my asthma is bad and I have so much gunk in the back of my nose and throat. I know, I just painted a lovely picture for you! But anyway, I took time off uni because iv been so tired and felt like crap, so I thought I would just relax and hopefuly get better ASAP... However, that did not work for me! And iv obviously missed so much at uni!!!! I found out I have another essay that needs to be in sometime, then I have 3 little tasks to do which needs to be handed in for the start of december. And I know youre thinking "thats plenty of time" but no, I also have a life!!!

But some good news, I found out im getting some reward because I got top marks at college!!! Which means shopping, shopping, shopping, alcohol, and more shopping (:

Well anyway, I hope youre all ok...
See you next time I plan on posting xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Another Hair Post

Hello (:
So for those of you who read my blog post when I dyed my hair red, I did dye it again so it went really red. Then I got bored of being red, so I decided to dye it purple. However, the purple didnt go to plan so it went really dark, and I did not like it at all! So I decided to leave it for about a week to see if it grew on me, and it didnt!
(I dont have pictures of the boxs because I binned the box before I could make this post. I also dont have pictures as my memory card is broken!!!).

A while ago, my boyfriends sister bought some kit from Boots which is the colour B4, it basically strips your hair of any dye, which means it goes back to your origional hair colour, or if you have bleached it, it goes back to the blonde colour. I decided to get this kit, which was £10.20 for the regular strength or £10.25 for the extra strength. I decided to get the extra one as I thought my hair would benefit from it as my hair is so dark!

I have just applied the colour B4, so I am sat here typing this while im waiting for it to do its magic! First of all you get 3 bottles, A is the activator, B is the remover and C is a shampoo. You put A inside B and mix them together like you do with any other dye, however I think the design of bottle A could be better. This is because you couldnt really squeeze all the product out the bottle, and you had to wait for it to drip out. This may mean there is a lot of product still in the bottom of the bottle. You then have to apply it all to your hair, and wait 30 mins for the regular one and 60 mins for the extra one. The second thing I would change about this kit, is the smell. It smells like out of date eyelash glue. And for those of you who have never smelt that, it smells like rotten fish. Also the fumes that come off this product are so strong! I am literally sat here sneezing and my nose is really really runny. Also, I have asthma and this product made me really out of breath, so I had to stop half way through and step out my room so I could take inhaler. I then came back in and opened my window and door as wide as I could. So I think I would reccomend you didnt use this kit in a small room, and if you do, open the windows and door!!! Another probelm is that on the instructions they supply, it says to make sure the room is not cold and there is no draft as this makes the process slower, but I would rather make the process slower and be able to breath!

I have had this product on for around 15 mins, and I can see the bleached bits of my hair coming through again! You also get a lot of product in this. I have long-ish hair which means I often only just have enough dye left when I dye my hair, but I applied this product all over my hair, and still had a lot left, so I went back making sure I had put it everywhere.

I did plan on taking pictures of the boxs I used and my hair at every step, but as I said before my memory card is broken, so I will link the Colour B4. I think you can only get this in the bigger boots shops, as I went into a smaller one while I was waiting for my train home, and they didnt have it in there.

After 45 mins, I can see that my hair is changing colour, but it still really really smells! Iv just looked on youtube too, and everybody said something about the smell! My head is also really itchy, I just want to scratch it so much!!

I have now washed it off, and used the shampoo, it is soooo bubbly! And you get lots of it, so I didnt use it all. My hair still smells really bad. And its made my hair a bit ginger, so im going to go dye over it soon!

I dont think I will use this again, just because of the smell... But if the smell was no longer there, then I may use it again.

Have you used this product before?

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Little Uni Talk

Hey everybody!
So if you read my last blog post, you would know I started uni last monday.
For those of you who dont know, the first week of uni is always freshers week. Which means you just go into uni to meet your personal tutor, meet other people on your course, find out about your course, meet some of the teachers who would be working with you and loads more stuff. Then at night, a ton of different things are set up so that students can meet different students!
So my freshers week has ended! It was fun and this is what I did (its not much):
I went into uni at 10, because I lost the paper telling me what time I needed to be in! So I went to the building me and my sister went to, and a nice man told me I need to get my student ID, and he told me to follow the yellow arrows which were painted on the floor. So I followed them (it was a rather long walk.... It would have been better if he just sent me through the building and told me to join the line!). So while in the line I started talking to a girl, shes doing criminology so we would probably end up in the same talk things. After we got our ID we had to wait around until 2pm, so we went to the pub/cafe that is on the uni campus! And we got some dinner (which was really nice), and we spoke. Then we went to the meeting at 2pm which was just talking about the different things the uni offers, and told us who we should go talk to if we have any problems. After this we went back into the pub/cafe just to talk. We then met another girl, and we all planned to go to a band night that was going to be taking place in the pub/cafe later on that night. So I then went home, and met up with the girls later on. While there we sat near some guys because all the tables were taken up, so then we got talking to them. We did plan to go to town after the band night had finished, because it finished at around 12am. But then I found out I have to be in uni the next day at 9.30am, so because it takes me around an hour to get to uni, then an hour to get dressed. I decided I would just go home and see the girls the next day (I still havent seen the second girl since then).
We had to go to a welcome event in one of the buildings, which was just us being told about the course, and we were given breakfast, tea/coffee/orange juice (I dont like any of these, so I had water, which had bits in it, so I left it). I met a woman that is on my course, who is a lot older than me (like my mum and dads age). She was nice, but I felt odd walking around with somebody old enough to be my parent. After the welcome breakfast we walked to a different building which was going to be different teachers saying hi. So after the talk we went different ways, and I met up with the girl I met on the first day.
We then had a huge wait because the meeting only lasted around 40-50 minutes. So we ended up in the pub/cafe and again had some dinner! After 2 hours I went to the library because we had to go to a talk which was telling us about the computers, which failed because I didnt know my log in details as I lost this paper too! The girl I met had to go to the same meeting an hour later, so I didnt go in with her. I felt really shy so ended up just sitting there playing snake on my nokia (Y) After the talk, I went straight to my boyfriends house, and we popped our dominos pizza cherry!!! We then went to the pub to watch football, and I ended up getting a bit tipsy.
I was supposed to go into uni for 11pm, for a talk about some of the things we would be learning about (this happened to be the one thing I was looking forward to the most!!!). However, I was late :( So I missed this talk, and just waited in the cafe/pub for the girl because she was in the meeting, she said it was really good which made me even more gutted about missing it! But we ate some dinner, and after 2 hours of waiting around, we went off to meet our personal tutors. I really liked mine. You know when you get old people who are really nice, and they just blab on for hours about nothing. But you just sit there taking in every word because you find them so interesting? Yes, hes on of them old people! I didnt meet all the people who were going to be in my personal tutor group thing as his office was really small and only had enough room for him and 4 other people. So I went in with 1 girl and 2 guys. They were really nice, and after the meeting we all walked to a different building so we could find out or timetable because the ones they sent us in the post were wayyyy too confusing! I then went home, then went to my boyfriends house! And we went bowling (:
So thursday was a marquee set up where we go in and its like different places trying to get us to go to them, so they were giving our loads of free stuff. It was also set for friday too. So me and the girl wasnt that bothered about it because we could go the next day. So we met up and we sat in the pub/cafe and spoke until really late. I then got to my boyfriends around half 7-8, and my boyfriend made me food.
I met up with the girl and we went to the marquee and got loads of free stuff, including dominos pizza. There were loads of people walking around dressed as big dominos pizza boxs, giving out pizza vouchers! So I got loads of them :D We then went home, and met up at around half 7. Then we went back to her place and drank alcohol. Then went into town and tried out a few clubs but they cost a lot of money and wasnt that good inside. So we met up with my boyfriend and his friends and had a good night! I think its safe to say I got rather drunk, dont remember a lot of things, and am scared of showing my face, just incase I made myself look stupid. But hey, I guess everybody has been there!

Tomorrow, I have to go in to my first lesson, and im really scared incase im too stupid to actually pass the course!! But I guess if you put the time and effort into something, you can do it!
Well thats a long blog post, so if you made it this far then well done!
Bye bye (: xx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Little Catch Up

Hello (:
So I havent posted on here for a long time! Im really sorry about that :3
So, I thought I would just post giving you an update!
First of all, my holiday was amazing! I cant remember if I said in my last post, but I went to Tenerife with my boyfriend for a week... I wish we went for longer, but not too long to wait until our next holiday!
It felt so weird not wearing make up or doing my hair, it literally took me 5-10 minutes to get ready!! It also felt weird wearing hardly any clothes, and showing off my body! Because im really not confident with my body, so I always wear jackets! So because I did have a lot of skin on show, I have a tan!! Which was obviously going to happen because it was late 20s early 30s in temp. Before I went on holiday, I hated the idea of having a tan because I hated the fact that brown skin isnt my natural skin colour, because I am naturally pale, and I used to like that. But I think I like me with a tan! But I wouldnt use sun beds or fake tan!! I also found out that my family thought I looked ill when I was pale :o

On other news, I start university tomorrow!! I am so nervous and excited at the same time. But I lost the piece of paper that said what time I need to go to the university, and I really dont want to be late on my first day!! I think I might just get there for 10 and hope I dont have to wait too long. And if I do, ill just walk around and look at the university. I have been there before, so I know how to get there and what building I am in, so I wont be going to the wrong room!! I have bought everthing I need, and know what shoes I will be wearing tomorrow, so I just need to pick the rest of my outfit, paint my nails, have a shower then get an early night (which I know will not happen!).

So the shoes I will be wearing are my new white converse!! I have wanted a pair for a long time! But iv never had the money, until now! I did my student finance really late, and wont be getting it until the 26th, which isnt that long to wait. But because I am with Natwest, I have got a student overdraft that I will be using until I get my student finance money. I did work, but I gave it up as I needed to have 3 weekends off (they wouldnt give me that long because I worked part time) because I had my birthday then my holiday coming up, so I thought I should just leave so I could go out for my birthday!! Because you just cannot stay in when you turn 18.

I bought an eye shadow from Tenerife, and its a really nice shimmery purple, so its encouraged me to try doing brighter eye shadow looks. I did just used to wear a skin coloured shadow all over my lid, then put a brown colour into my crease. But now iv been putting silver eyeliner pencil all over my lid, then blending an eye shadow into the crease, then blending the shadow and the silver together (today I have pink and black shadow on).

Im not sure what else to write about, so I guess I will leave it at that (:
Bye bye xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Veet Spray On Hair Removal Cream Dry Skin

Hey everybody!
So I havent make a blog post in a long time! Well in 10 days, but still!
So I as you may know, I am going on holiday on tuesday! So excited!! So because the last thing you want on holiday is hairy/prickly legs! And you really dont want to have to bother with shaving and all that while on holiday. So I decided to get some of the veet hair removal cream, simply because my sister has some, and she said its really good!
So I went down to the shop and bought it for around £3-£4... It does cost more, but I bought mine from B&M which is a cheap shop I used to work at.

I then decided to use it tonight (:
So first of all, the instructions are inside the lid! I didnt know this and had to go on the internet to see how to use it.... So you basically spray the spray onto your  DRY legs, and wait around 4 minutes (I waited 3 at first and had to use a razor to shave away the bits that didnt work). You then use the pink thing to remove the foam!
Now this product smells so bad! So if youre one of them people who cannot use a product if it stinks, this isnt for you... However, I am not that easily put of a product because of the smell, but the smell of this product could actually put me of! Its one of them smells, that if youre hung over or feel sick, it would make you puke!!
After you have removed all the foam, you then wash your legs.
Next time I use this, I would probably use the product, then jump in the shower and wash my legs like normal.

So my legs do feel very smooth! Like smoother than when you shave them... Also! No cuts! Which I often get because I like to use a new razor a lot, so the blade is always sharp. The product did not burn my legs or anything. I would say the only bad thing is the smell. I think next time I will open the window or something because my bathroom still smells really bad!
I will do an update blog post to say how long it has lasted.

So until then, bye bye (: x

Thursday, 25 August 2011


Hello (:
So iv not posted a blog post in a while! But a lot of things have happened since!
First of all: ITS MY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!
Yes, I am 18... Well after 2.30pm I will be 18, but lets not get all technical about it!
So today I woke up at 7.30am because my boyfriend text me to say happy birthday, which is sweet! But why that early? It was my fault though because I knew I would be getting texts and phone calls off my family. My Grandad even text me to say happy birthday!! Which is weird because he has never done that before! At around 8am builders came to fit solar panels onto our roof, if could have been done by now but my Dad forgot our (mine and my twins) birthday today. I had to empty my room yesterday because my room is the only room they need to come in, and they havent even got around to doing the work in here! So ill be having a messy/empty room for a few more days :/
So my Mum and Dad gave us our presents (we didnt give each other presents this morning because we got really excited and gave them at 12am), Nana came around with presents and said happy birthday, then she went to pick up our birthday cake, because thats just her role when its somebodies birthday. My big sister then made bacon butties (which were lovely! And I dont really like bacon, but I wouldnt say no to another one!!). She then gave us some money which couldnt go in the card because they were moon pig ones!!! So yea.
And now im just sat down, waiting for my twin to come back from her boyfriends college, then my big sister is driving us to my college which I left in July because we need one of our tutors to sign our student finance forms so we can get money when we go to university!
Speaking of university, I finally got a letter telling me what building I am going to be in when I first go there (19th september), so me and my  big sister went to see where it was because she had to go in to hand work in so I went a long with her!
Its now less than 2 weeks until me and my amazing boyfriend go on holiday (forgot where im going, but it some where that starts with a T?). I now have £220 so far, with my birthday money added into the funds, I havent seen the rest of my family and im guessing they will give me holiday money. And I get paid tomorrow which means ill have money to go celebrate turning 18 tomorrow and ill have holiday money!
Another thing that has happened is I have finished work :( I hated the job, but I am going to miss the amazing people who work there! My last day was rather remotional, but I managed to keep my tears in... They gave me a box of chcolates and a card, then everybody gave me a hug, which meant my eyes started to fill up but I kept them in! I have managed to add 1 person on facebook, but I cannot find the rest of the people! So im going to go into work on saturday to get my pay slip, then ask people to write their names down because I dont know any of their second names!
Last saturday was my boyfriends 20th birthday, feels weird saying im going out with a 20 year old!!! I spent all my money on him, so iv been living off other peoples money, so iv managed to create a rather big debt!
Oh so the rest of today is going to go as follows:
- Go to the doctors at 5 to get the pill and eye drops, as my eyes are buggered! I am litterally wearing no eye make up today, apart from mascara... So I feel naked!
-Wait for the boyfriend to get here and get more presents!
- Get ready (around 2 hours before we need to leave).
-Meet up with family, and more presents!
-Eat really nice Indian food.
-Get a little bit tipsy.
-Come home, and go bed!

Well, I think I have rambled on for a rather long time!
So see you :D