Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara Review

So this is my review on this mascara by MaxFactor! I haven't seen many reviews on this mascara since its been out, so I thought id do a review for you all! 

Here it is and what the brush looks like, I personally, love the MaxFactor mascara packaging as its chunky and easy to find in a 'never ending' makeup bag (like mine!) and the colour of the bottle is also gorgeous, sort of a purply/plum colour!
Im really pleased with the shape of the brush they created with this mascara, as its curved you get plenty of volume and product on your eyelashes. so a little goes along way.

It claims that it 'defy's clumps' and with this mascara I can agree with its claim as you can't see any clumps leaving a really natural look, hence why this is brilliant for day-to-day mascara if your going for a more fresh look during school, college or even work.
This mascara is available from Boots.com at the price of £10.99 

I love the intense black colour you get from this mascara, as it makes your eyes stand out so much, and it doesn't flake off or run during the day.
The only problem I do find with this mascara its that its not very build-able. such as during the day and you want to apply more, it does tend to flake, but only a tiny bit.

The removal of this mascara is also very gentle, I've tested it out with makeup wipes, and various makeup remover liquids and this mascara hasn't once pulled at my eyelashes or been in anyway uncomfortable to take off at night.
Eyeliner - MAC fluidline BlackTrack
Mascara - MaxFactor Clump Defy Black
Eyebrows - Urban Decay Naked Palette Eyeshadow Power in Naked

Quick Disclaimer: Im not wearing false eyelashes or extenstions. I've left makeup to minimal and only wearing eyeliner, mascara ad filled in my eyebrows so you can see the true results of this mascara.

Hope you all enjoyed this review and let me know what you think! 


Monday Portrait #4

Lips - MAC Kinda Sexy
Leather Jacket - TopShop
Tartan Scarf - Tie Rack

001. For the last week I've been out of the country skiing in Spain! We were so lucky with the weather as for the last two years its been snow storms but this year was gorgeous and SO sunny, which has done wonders for my skin and given me and good dose of vitamin D (which you don't get a lot of in the UK!) but all my freckles have gone and decided to make an appearance! 

002. As we went on the plane which annoyingly got delayed by 3 hours it gave me a top chance to raid duty free..so I wasn't complaining at all!
Here are some bits I bought! 
L'Occitane en provence 
Shampoo for Dry, Damaged hair
This Shampoo Smells gorgeous, its very fresh and makes your hair feel so soft and smooth, it contains 5 essential oils which repair your hair leaving it moisturized and shiny. 

Viktor&Rolf -Flowerbomb
This is undoubtedly my favourite perfume at the moment, As soon as I picked it up and tried it I fell in love with it! It's very floral, extremely feminine and a very sexy fragrance and i'm finding it hard not to use it as an everyday perfume as it's not the cheapest out there :( 

Bioderma -Sensibio (sensitive) H2O
Finally, Of Course, How can I not restock on my favourite makeup-remover/cleanser ever! 
Iv heard that bioderma is coming to the UK very soon and I cant wait as I run out of it so quickly and can only top up once a year when I go to France or Spain! 

 Hope you all have a wonderful week!



home sweet home! 

This is just a quick post as firstly, I would like to apologize for my lack of blogging over the last week! this has been because I have been skiing with my boyfriend out in the Spanish Pyrenees! 
The weather was wonderful and all my freckles have come out too.. (which I find totally embarrassing ) it also gave me a good chance to raid duty free too & Of course, I couldn't resist picking up a few bits and bobs! which I'll tell you all about tomorrow in my Monday Portrait! 

But I'm so happy to be at home now, to get greeted with a glass of Champagne, a Chinese take-away and a roaring fire after a very long day travelling!

I hope you've all had a brilliant half term! 
I would love to know what you guys got up to!
or if you will be going on holiday soon!


Monday Portrait #3


Snowy days

Cream Peplum Top - River Island
Black Disco Pants - River Island
Faux fur Jacket with wet look sleeves - Miss Guided
Bow Necklace - DollyBowBow
Umbrella - New Look

001. So this week started with a flurry of snow &as iv never done an outfit of the day, I thought today would be the day! I recently have been in love with peplum tops, I think they're so flattering and go so well with chunky necklaces! &I love this coat too which I got from Miss Guided, as it has a really soft body, wet look sleeves and a big black fur collar which is gorgeous, then of course, disco pants.. which go with everything! 

002. Earlier this week I bought Clean Slate and Skin Tight from MumaMio which arrived super quick! I'v been using the Clean Slate face wash recently and it has made my skin so soft and even-looking, but I haven't yet used the Skin Tight toning serum, but I shall do a review on them both soon! 

003.This week has been a very busy week as we are finishing all our final pieces at college so iv been feeling very run down as soon as I get home I slip into my christmas onesie from primark, sit on the sofa with a hot chocolate, cream & marsmellows (of course!) & watch a good film cosied up with the fire! 
but today it was a lemsip for me! as today I woke up with the biggest sore throat this morning & horrible cold but come the evening iv been feeling a lot better &got loads of work done too -yay! :)

Have a wonderful week!


The Liebster Award

I was delighted to find out I was nominated for The Liebster Award by Ellen-Ann

Basically The Liebster Award is to help promote and learn about other bloggers with below 200 followers and you can then submit other bloggers who deserve some support to keep doing what they are doing.

The rules state that a nominee must link back to the blogger from whom they received a nomination.  The nominee will then write 11 random facts about themselves and then answer the The rules state that a nominee must link back to the blogger from whom they received a nomination.  The nominee will then write 11 random facts about themselves and then answer the 11 questions which have been set for them. They will then in turn nominate fellow bloggers that they think deserve some recognition and pose 11 questions to them. This is a great chance for fellow bloggers to get to know each other and have some fun!

So, Here are the 11 random facts about me! -Enjoy!

1. It snowed the day I was born, making me a snow baby!

2. I swallowed a bead the size of a small pea when I was younger and thought I was going to die :( 

3. I've been dating my boyfriend for a 1year, 4months &1 day! (9/10/11)

4. I've been skiing since I was 6

5. Im addicted to the biggest earrings you can find.

6. I love chocolate, I have it every single night with out a doubt.

7. When I was a baby my dog use to lay under my cot and growl at mum when she came to see me because she thought I was her puppy.

8. I cant stop buying makeup and beauty products.

9. Im a 'champagne gal'.

10. I want a pet elephant.

11. I love musicals, my Favorite at the moment is Phantom of the opera. 

My questions from Ellen-Ann 

1. What are you favourite top 5 songs right now? 
212 -Azealia Banks, 
Get up (rattle) -Bingo Players, 
Drinking from the bottle -Calvin harris 
One Day/Reckoning Song -Asaf Avidan & The Mojos
Rapture - Nadia Ali
2. What is the last thing on your bucket list?
Sky diving
3. Favourite movie or tv show? 
4. How would you describe you personal style?
Clothes I like :) 
5. What is your favourite beauty product? 
6. What is your favourite item of clothing?
7. What country would you like to live in?
America -LA
8. What can you not go a day without doing? 
My Makeup
9. Who is your favourite musician? 

10. Favourite quote? 
"imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring" 
- Marilyn Monroe 

11. Would you like us to assign someone to butter your muffin? (Hello Mean Girls quote) 
"my.. my what?"

My Nominations

My Questions to Nominees 

1. What can you not live with out?
2. Your favourite film? 
3. Your favourite meal?
4. Your fantasy pet
5. Your favourite beauty brand
6. Your favourite item of clothing? 
7. Favourite Band? 
8. Your Perfect Holiday? 
9. Your favourite Disney film?
10. How many piercings/tattoos do you have? if so, where?
11. Celebrity one-night stand? 



Korres - Mandarin Lip Butter SPF 15 in Peach

 This is just a quick blog post to review this gorgeous lip butter!
As we all know, its the time of year were our lips are going through the wars :( -Which is the last thing we want as Valentines Day is just round the corner! 

I picked this lip butter up the other day in Shear Beauty, and the first thing that attracted me to this was, of course, the packaging! Its very vintage and classy looking, and came in various colours all with different individual packaging!  

This lip butter contains SPF 15, and leaves your lips so smooth with a tint of peach. 

The Claim: Lip butter that instantly hydrates and softens the lips. Shea butter and Sunflower wax deeply nourish and offer long-lasting care, while Manderin oil conditions dry lips.
Ideal for chapped lips.
Parabin free_Mineral oil free
Silicone free_Propylene Glycol free
Ethanolamine free

Iv been using this Lip Butter religiously during these cold, blustery days and i notice a difference as soon as I put this on! 

5star from me! 



Monday Portrait Week #2

Earrings - Republic
Top - New Look

001. Hello again my lovely follow'ees! 
So, last week was a wonderful whirlpool of happiness! Wednesday, I became a very proud owner of a gorgeous new leather jacket - Thank you topshop! Thursday, My new camera came, Canon EOS 650D..& its incredible! v.pricey, but the picture quality is incredible. I seriously needed a good camera as im doing art & photography in college I was in desperate need of a good camera and this has fit the bill completely! Then, on Friday the family and I went off to see Les Mis in the cinema, which was brilliant, as I loved the theatre performance of this show I wasn't sure whether the film would be 'as good' but -yes, it really really was. &as normal, I was sat there in floods of tears!(thank you waterproof mascara)

002. Its so nearly February half term and i'm literally buzzing, as i'm taking my boyfriend skiing! So on Saturday I decided to stock up on brand new ski wear, as Iv had the same ski wear for about 4years now, &iv grown..a lot! As recently iv been having a ridiculous obsession with red, iv decided to go for a red and white theme which ties into my white and gold ski boots! 

003. Iv been doing a lot of online shopping recently! -It's an addiction, I swear! I just cant help but sit and browse through every website I can find to do with clothes from Ebay to Topshop! I'v been considering buying one of those peplum tops, a white v-neck one as it looks gorgeous, just have to wait until Riverisland get a batch through my size as the only have 14 and 16 left. 

004. I know its February now, but Im still very sluggish from January, and trying to find motivation to do college work and getting myself back into any form of routine! So recently, iv been dosing up of gingerbread lattes just to get me through the week at college! (not that i'm complaining.. Gingerbread is my weakness) 

Have a wonderful week!


January Favourites

Here are the products iv been literally in love with and haven't been able to put them down over the whole of January!

Hair and Skin Products!

Lush - Angels On Bare Skin
ShearBeauty Salon - Argan Secret Shampoo & Conditioner
ShearBeauty Salon - L'Oreal Expert Chroma Care in 3 Gold
Debenhams - Origins Make A Difference Plus+

Recently, I'v been Loving Angels On Bare Skin by Lush, I'v been using it every other day on my face at night and iv seen a very noticeable difference, My skin is a lot less red and my skin tone has evened up in a lot of places too. After using this I use Origins Make A Difference Plus+ its pricey, But worth it! i use it under makeup too as a primer because it makes your skin SO soft and smooth &as iv been suffering from terribly dry, sore winter skin this has treated me so well!
With my hair, Its has been extremely dry from the typical British weather, and this Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner is incredible, but really hard to find as its not available in Drug Stores but it leaves your hair smelling gorgeous & silky soft! I use this along side the L'Oreal Chroma Care (using this before conditioner, after shampoo) which claims to refresh your colour treated hair, I'v been using this through January and iv noticed a great difference in the vibrancy of my hair colour and it's looking much healthier!


Make-Up Forever - HD Foundation 
Too Faced - Natural Eye Palette
MaxFactor - Clump Defy Mascara
Revlon - Liquid Eyeline Pen
Lancome - Lipstick in 101 L'Absolu Nu

Iv been loving Make-Up Forever HD foundation during January as its abit thicker than my other foudations giving me better coverage for my blemish prone winter skin. Iv also been using the Too Faced Palette a lot during January as the colour are really warm which I like, im also a massive fan of natural eye shadows anyway! :) the MaxFactor clump defy mascara is brilliant, and iv been using it everyday since I got it! (Review coming soon!) & the black eyeliner lasts all day and the colour is so strong, which I love.
With lip products I'v been using Carmex a lot which works wonders with smoothing my lips and the Lancome lipstick is beautiful, its a subtle pink with a small amount of shimmer and have been using it so much recently!


Republic - Earrings

These are my favouritest earrings EVER! My signature look are my earrings.. The biggest, and prettiest earrings you can find! &once I saw these I HAD to have them! 
Iv always worn massive earrings so my ears are very use to heavy earrings and don't irritate them so I mange to get away with them (result!!) &i think these earrings are just perfect :) 


I've been using this perfume a lot throughout January almost everyday at college &its smells gorgeous! 
It's a very unique blend of liquorice and vanilla while you get very light notes of sweet apple. I've never smelt anything like this perfume before and its an extremely sexy, feminine scent! I also love the glass purple, heart-shaped bottle of this perfume as its so girly and classy!

Hope you like the post!

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