Review: Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara – 01 Extreme Black

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My dear friend Ani Stephens who is an experienced Freelance Aesthetician/Beautician gave me this fabulous mascara to try out a few weeks ago so I’ve been wearing it every day since for work. Ani has just joined Instagram you can follow her here.

The Product Promise: To create outrageous volume, lift and curves for a false-lash effect. Eyes look brighter, wider, more seductive!!

The Formula: The Extreme Bold Volume™ formula is a blend of three high-volume fibres in a mousse-light base. Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex.
The BrushComber Extreme™ has two types of bristles: flexible fibres to carry maximum formula; solid fibres to comb and separate for clump-free definition.

My Verdict: The packaging is as you would expect – gold, glossy and luxurious. The product consistency is quite thick and in my opinion dispenses too much on the wand. Application is good, the wand is large but a great tool for adding volume. The special fibres in this mousse-light base is what I most like about this mascara as it means your lashes are still flexible when they dry and not crispy. To me this means that they look slightly more natural and feel more comfortable. The colour is a nice intense black. I do really like this mascara but unsure if I would repurchase it at £24 a pop! I will continue to use this one until it’s finished.

My Top Tip: After applying and before they dry sweep a second clean wand through your lashes to remove any excess product and even out for flexible full lashes.

Have you tried this mascara or are there any other luxury brand mascara’s that you can’t live without?

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EIMI Dry Shampoo is the BEST Dry Shampoo on the market, Yes REALLY!!

 
Wella have recently launched an exciting new product line like no other they’ve launched before. EIMI enables you to mix things up and get individual results!

The packaging is modern and fresh with cool names that are self explainitrty, each product is cleverly grouped under which finish you want and level of hold so it’s so easy to pick out what you need! 

Here are the groups: Volume, Smooth, Texture, Shine, Fixing (hairsprays) On each product there are 4 little circles at the the top, the coloured in circle indicate the level of hold 1 being less and 4 being most, it’s that easy.

So I’m testing EIMI DRY ME a level 1 hold dry shampoo which obsorbs unwanted oil and adds a little va va voom in a matte finish. You simply shake me, spray me, style me, use it on dry hair and brush through.

The results: I love this, I repeat I LOVE this, I’ve tried many a dry shampoo and always hate the gritty residue it leaves behind making my hair feel dirty which kinda defeats the object. But this product just get’s it spot on! It soaks up oily roots and adds a bit of volume to my lank flyaway hair, it smells slightly fruity or floral-ish without being offensive (like some drugstore brands) and most importantly leaves my hair feeling clean/fresh which I’m able to swoosh about!!! Not that of hair that look’s all dull and gritty like I’ve been on a building site. And the pastel colours look pretty on my dressingtable. My husband likes to use it to add a bit of lift to his quiff.

I’m giving this product a big FAT YES! I can’t wait to try some of the others in the range, I’ve heard that the PERFECT ME lightweight BB Lotion is amazing!

Have you tried any of the EIMI range from Wella yet? 

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They’re Real!

THEY’RE REAL by Benefit courtesy of my June 2013 issue of Elle Magazine, perfect! I was looking to try out a new mascara and had heard great things about this one.

20130530-193213.jpgPackaging is eye catching, although I have a travel size the shape of the bottle is comfortable to handle and the lid just the right size to hold.

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20130530-195800.jpgThe wand is the spiky rubbery type and has a spiky ball at the tip which is a clever little tool to reach all outer and inner lashes, the result is a glossy black even coverage. I’m lucky to have long lashes naturally but this mascara really does accentuate my lashes giving that oh là là effect!

20130530-200427.jpgThe only downside which is more personal preference is that my lashes feel quite crispy, but on the upside this mascara dries instantly when applied and does not smudge and lasts the whole day!

I will definitely consider re-buying.
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