Friday, 7 March 2014

New in! #1


Although I know I shouldn't be wishing away time, February was such a hard month for me that I'm glad to see the end of it. Something that makes me feel better? Shopping.
I picked up a few newbies in the Boots 3 for 2 offer that were totally unnecessary but completely needed.

I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on the new L'Oreal 'Miss Manga' mascara so naturally that made its way straight in my basket to be tested. For a mascara to make it into my make up bag its got to give me length and a heck load of volume without looking clumping my lashes together or transferring, surely that's not too much to ask, right? I've only tried it a couple of times so won't comment yet but first impressions are good. The move able wand may take a few applications to get to grips with but the tapered brush has been great for reaching those smaller, corner lashes.

Collection's much coveted concealer is a repurchase after being without it for a while. After shopping my stash and using up other concealers in my collection nothing quite hits it like this one. For me, being long lasting and offering full coverage is right up there at the top of my list which this delivers along with being really affordable and easy to get hold of. I'm always unsure as to which shade I need with these so went for number 2 but think ill be back for 1 for under my eyes and 3 for when the sun is shining!  

A black eyeliner is an essential I'd been missing for a while, I always intend to buy one and then get distracted by more exciting releases! The Rimmel 'Scandal Eyes' shadow sticks work great as eye liners as they are super pigmented, creamy and easy to blend. I'd opt for a thick liner like this one any day over previous thin, scratchy pencils! I want to pick up other colours of this now to try as liners and shadows!

Lastly (and possibly my favourite purchase in a very long time!) a Revlon Lip Lacquer Balm in 'Demure.' I've heard the hype around the matte balms that have been recently released and initially headed for them. Once swatching the Lacquer Balms had me smitten being described as “high shine with a balm like moisture" and for me were far more wearable. 'Demure' is a beautiful soft pinky, nude with a hint of shimmer with a light peppermint fragarance. 'Tease' is top of the list on future balm buys, a gorgeous bold orangey red!

 I'll be sure to let you know how I get on with 'Miss Manga!'


  1. I have every single one of these items, including the same shade of Lacquer Balm! You clearly have excellent taste :) xx

  2. I didn't think I wanted the lacquer balms but demure looks lovely and like you say, much more wearable than the matte ones. Oh it's just another thing to add to my wish list!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic


  3. I hardly ever use concealer so I will definitely be giving Collection a go, and I love the Manga mascara xxx

  4. Great items! I really want to try the collection concealer again now it's been repackaged etc. Love the colour of the lacquer balm.


  5. I love the Rimmel Scandaleyes - their liquid liner is good too! Nice to meet you today, cheers for the blog tips! :o) Laura
    Laura: a Lifestyle Blog

  6. I have that Revlon Lip Lacqure balm and i am absolutely obsessed with it. My mum stole my one so i had to go repurchase it…safe to say its a favourite in the Meola household haha :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  7. Such great photos! Sorry to hear Feb was a tough one, but you made some excellent purchases from it! Thanks for sharing xo Ellese

  8. How did you find Miss Manga? I bought it and was baffled - the bendy wand! What is with that bendy wand! But now I've grown to love it a little bit! haha :)