Thursday, 26 January 2012

L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara Review and Giveaway!

So, I've tried a lot of mascaras in my time on this planet but this one is by far my fave! If you haven't already picked up from the title, it is the L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara. This mascara claims to enhance your lashes in 4 ways to achieve that much sought after false lash effect. Using the power of sculpting fibres, it lengthens, volumizes, texturizes and curves the lashes! I've been using this mascara for the past few months and really do believe it's claims to be true! It really does give that false lash effect! I love it so much I bought it for my mum for Christmas!

It comes in a gorgeous sculpted, mirrored tube, which I think makes it look a lot more expensive than it actually is. Retailing for under £10 this mascara really is a steal!

The brush is a standard bristle brush with a slightly narrower tip, perfect for coating those tiny inner and outer lashes. Personally, I prefer this type of brush to the rubber bristles or combs, as I find it really coats my lashes easily root to tip.

For this mascara to be truly breathtaking I find two coats are needed. One coat is perfect for every day wear, it leaves the lashes perfectly defined but not overly dramatic. For the evening, two coats is a must! This is when the false lash effect really comes into view! You will not believe the transformation in your lashes!

If you would like to see a demo of this mascara, I did a review over on my YouTube channel and the video will be linked below. I am also giving away a tube of this mascara through that video so if you would like to try this mascara for yourself, then head on over to my channel and enter via that video.

Thanks for reading! Helz xo

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Zooey Deschanel Inspired Tuxedo Nails

So, Zooey's nails have been the talk of the web ever since she tweeted a picture of them at the Golden Globes saying “I am wearing a gown but my nails are wearing tuxedos!!!”. I absolutely loved the super cute nails, so had to give them a try myself!

I started by applying a base coat followed by a white polish

Next I used a black polish with a really skinny brush to paint the black tips

This same black polish also had a pen applicator, so I used this to draw the cute little bow-ties (this step is harder than you'd think!). Using a dotting tool I got from eBay I dotted three little buttons down the centre of each nail

Finally I applied my favourite Sally Hansen Mega Shine top coat and voilĂ  I have cute tuxedo nails just like Zooey!

Not as good as Zooey's, but I think I did a pretty good job! Drawing on the bow-ties was the hardest bit and they're far from perfect (steady hands are a must!). What did you think of Zooey's cute tuxedo nails? Have you tried this look? Show me! :)

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


So it appears I have been neglecting my poor blog, no posts in around 3 months! :O BUT I am here to tell you all that I am super sorry and I plan to post at least once a week from now on! So stay tuned for upcoming blogs of awesomeness! :D

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Year! Let's make 2012 a good one!

Helz x