Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara

Say hello to Rimmel's latest mascara, the 'Wonder'Full'! Apart from the fact that this is new, there was two other reasons why I was drawn to this on my last browse through Boots. 

1. The packaging is a pretty bronze/copper/rose gold colour, which actually made it quite hard to photograph, sorry! 
2. It contains argan oil, something I use frequently on my hair, but not on my eyelashes. Interesting!

So, I've been using this every day since I bought it because I really wanted to give it a proper testing and to be honest, it really has impressed me. The main feature of this mascara is that it contains argan oil, claiming that lashes will feel conditioned, soft and flexible with zero clumps and a feather-light volume. All of which I can agree on and more. 
The mascara is really lightweight which I love, you can't really feel it on your lashes compared to some other heavy duty mascaras. However, I think that the mascara is actually more lengthening than volumising, which gives lashes a more natural, separated look. Perfect for day time! Although if you want length, volume and separation, it's nothing that a pair of eyelash curlers and a few coats of this won't fix. However, if you're into big, spidery lashes, this won't be for you. 
Also, the wand is plastic and flexible, so the mascara applies clump-free and the thin, spikey bristles make it easy to catch even the smallest inner corner lashes, despite the actual wand being quite big. It also doesn't irritate my eyes and it comes off with no problems at the end of the day. 

So, the big question, do my lashes feel conditioned? Actually, yes. Obviously my lashes haven't magically grown (I don't think so anyway), but they do feel a lot softer and I have noticed that none of them have fallen out recently, so maybe with continued use they will become more healthy and grow a little, only time will tell! 
In my personal opinion, I think this is one of Rimmel's better mascaras that they have brought out this year, I don't have much to complain about and I can't really fault it, especially since it's only £7.99 (Currently £5.99 in Boots). I think it may even earn a place in my August Favourites! 

What do you think of Rimmel's Wonder'Full mascara? Have you tried it yet? Let me know in the comments!

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Monday, 25 August 2014

Nails Of The Week | Manicure Monday

One thing I will miss about Summer is not being able to wear all my bright, pretty nail polishes. Although I am incredibly excited about the new Barry M Gelly shades (here) that will be released on the 27th of August in Superdrug, so not long to wait! I'm particularly drawn to the yellow shade 'Mustard', it looks interesting!
Anyway, I was recently tidying and organising my nail polish collection and I re-discovered Models Own 'Ibiza Mix', the perfect summery glitter to mark the end of Summer.
I hope everyone is having a good bank holiday Monday, yay for long weekends! 

On my nails:

Models Own - 5 In 1 Top & Base Coat

What do you think of my NOTW? Would you wear it? Let me know in the comments!


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Wardrobe Tidying & Organisation

If you know me, you'll know that I love to be organised, especially when it comes to my wardrobe. At least four times a year (seasonally) I like to clear out my wardrobe and give it a well needed clean and tidy. If you've already seen the video by VivannaDoesMakeup, I go through a similar process as she does. 
I don't have a lot of space in my bedroom to have a massive wardrobe, however in my wardrobe I have a hanging rail and four shelf spaces where I actually keep my clothes. Then down below that I have three pull-out drawers where I keep all my skincare, haircare that I'm not using at the minute. I also keep my shoes at the bottom of my wardrobe and my bags at the top of my wardrobe. 

Step 1: Take everything out

This step just requires you to remove absolutely everything that's in your wardrobe, clothes, hangers, shoes, accessories etc. Just take it all out and place it somewhere close by like on your bed or your floor so that you don't have to keep walking back and forth between rooms.

Step 2: Cleaning 

Whilst your wardrobe is empty, why not give it a good clean? I have quite a small wardrobe so it doesn't take me too long, but all I do is give it a good hoover (especially in the corners) and clean it with some anti-bacterial wipes, especially the floor of the wardrobe where I keep my shoes. 

Step 3: Getting sorted

This is when the real hard work begins, sorting out your clothes. I like to sort mine into three piles, a 'keep' pile, a 'keep but go into storage' pile and a 'charity' pile. The 'keep' pile are obviously clothes that I'm keeping and that I wear all the time, so they are definitely going back into my wardrobe. The 'keep but go into storage' pile are things that aren'y seasonal appropriate at the time. So right now it's beginning to creep toward Autumn, so I'm storing away my Summer dresses and bringing my jumpers etc. back in/ 

Step 4: Storage re-vamp

This part can be quite tricky, especially if you have limited space. Have a good look at all the clothes going back in and how you're going to store them. If you have limited hanging space like I do, I really recommend getting the thin, non-slip hanger from Primark, they come in a variety of lovely colours and I think they're only around £3 for a pack of 10. If you have lots of space where you can fold things, think about what you are going to store where. Also, bare in mind that it's best to place things here that don't wrinkle or crease easily, like jeans or vest tops. Anything you didn't mind if it's got a little fold in it really!

Step 5: Put it all back

About now I'd be feeling pretty tired and my arms would be feeling pretty dead, but I still like to take time to put things back into my wardrobe so that they can be found easily. Starting with the hanging rail, I put in my coats and any type of jacket (blazer, kimono) first, then all of my tops, t-shirts, shirts etc., then lastly, any dresses I have for that season. In my top shelf I have vest tops, normal t-shirts etc. and cardigans. In my second shelf I have jeans, leggings, skirts, shorts etc. In my third shelf I have put my jumpers and hoodies back in for Autumn. Then in my fourth drawer just has my bag that I'm currently using, my laptop, a notebook and a big box of nail polish.

Step 6: Treat yourself

After all that hard work and being good by throwing stuff away, I like to treat myself by making a big cup of tea and sitting down with my laptop, ready to browse through all my favourite clothing shops online to fill any gaps that I might have in my wardrobe. Any excuse to shop, am I right?

Top tips

- Ikea will be your best friend if you need more storage.
- Wooden hangers will take up a lot of space so try thin, non-slip hangers if necessary.
- You know those little white packets you sometimes get with new shoes (silica gel)? Keep them in the back of your wardrobe to prevent any damp or mould that could be trying to form.
- Buy scented drawer liners or sachets to keep your wardrobe smelling fresh. 
- Colour co-ordinating is another good way to keep your wardrobe organised.
- Anything that you don't need at the minute, put it in a storage box or vacuum bag and place it on top of your wardrobe, under your bed or in a spare room.

So, hopefully you're feeling inspired to get your own wardrobe organised and ready for Autumn! I'm so ready to wave goodbye to Summer and welcome hot chocolate, warm jumpers, scarves, crunchy leaves and berry shades into my life again. Do you have any tips for a tidy wardrobe or anything you like to do to prepare for Autumn? Let me know in the comments!