Mirenesse Secret Weapon Mascara… Currently Reviewing

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Mirenesse Secret Weapon Mascara

Price: $39.95

Obtained: Bought but was also given one in a gift bag.

Thoughts:

My favorite thing about Mirenesse mascaras is the easy removal, rather than make up remover they can be removed by using water and rather than smudgy black mess, they come off in little black tubes. I don’t know why more companies don’t do things like this, it makes clean up so much easier! The mascara itself is quite nice, it lengthens nicely and looks fairly good on. It has a bit of an odd smell though and both of the containers I’ve had have smelt like this. It’s not noticeable once it’s dried but while applying it did cause me to hold my breath a little. I find that it doesn’t clump much so long as you apply slowly  and you can lengthen lashes very easily by applying again just to the tips.

Overall I think it’s a decent mascara, the best part is definitely the removal.

Would I buy Mirenesse Secret Weapon Mascara again: It’s definitely in the higher price range but I would buy again should I manage to see it on sale on the website.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Mirenesse Vibralash Mascara… Currently Reviewing

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Mirenesse Vibralash Mascara

Price: $49.95

Obtained: Received in giftbag

Thoughts:

I can never decide if I like vibrating mascara or not. I like the concept of it but my eyes are insanely ticklish so in the past when I’ve used it all it made me do was blink a lot and get mascara all over the rest of my face. Needless to say I didn’t have particularly high hopes for this one. And yet I’m still using it a couple of months on because of 2 things:

1. Variable speeds

2. It’s removed in the little tube things like the other Mirenesse mascaras

So varying speeds was the part that got me over the ticklishness, it has 3 speeds and the lowest one is gentle enough that I can use it without blinking every two seconds. Yay that. To remove it rather than the traditional make up remover you can use water and it comes off in little tubes rather than smudgy panda eyes. This I love and this is why I’ve used Mirenesse mascara for around 4 years.

The brush is one of those plastic ones with small rubber points rather than bristles and I find that these work fantastically on lower lashes (you can see in the photo how it went on mine). I didn’t find that it lengthened or thickened lashes particularly but it was ok.

Would I buy Mirenesse Vibralash Mascara again: I’m not sure. I love it for my lower lashes, like the small vibrations and love the easy removal but the price for me is a kicker. If I had unlimited money I probably would buy again but on my current budget I wouldn’t pay that much unless it also had fantastic thickening/lengthening capabilities.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream… Currently Reviewing

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Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream

Price: Around $11 at Priceline but I got it on sale for $7

Obtained: Bought

Thoughts:

When this came out everyone went on and on about it because it was the first bb cream in Australia. I bought the light shade because compared to importing bb creams it was majorly cheap. At The Face Shop the creams are around $30-50, this was on sale for $7. Big difference.

And it’s not bad, it’s not great but it’s not bad either. The coverage is medium on me, it covered my freckles partially and gave a fairly natural finish. It’s got a definite orange tone (I guess suited to Australian girls more?) so it made me look a bit more tan than I was used to. The colour was fairly suitable for me, I could notice a difference but James couldn’t and thought it looked natural. It’s quite a thick formula considering the coverage, most bb cream I’ve tried have been fairly thin but this was a very thick texture so it required less product but a more even hand to apply.

Would I buy Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream again: Yes but not for me, the price is fantastic, the product is pretty good but I don’t like the orange toned finish so I wouldn’t wear it. I would definitely buy for others with suited undertones though.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Bourjois Heathy Mix Foundation… Currently Reviewing

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Bourjois Heathy Mix Foundation

Price: $32 but can be found on sale at Priceline often for half price or buy one get one free.

Obtained: Bought

Thoughts:

I’m always on the hunt for foundations which are light enough for my skin and that also cover my freckles. This ticks both boxes and therefore makes me a happy girl. It’s apparently full of fruit and good things for your skin but I could take or leave all of that because all I really want to know is does it work and does it look good? The answer is a resounding yes.

It’s a fairly watery consistency which I like because it goes on smoothly. Application is best with a brush (for fuller coverage) or a sponge for lighter. I like that it covers my freckles almost entirely but looks natural and very un-deathmask-y. There are a wide variety of colours and it lasts all day for me whether I use a finishing powder or not.

The bottle isn’t particularly big but I can definitely forgive that on the fact that I don’t use much per day and it’s on sale so often at Priceline that it’s a good deal.

Would I buy Bourjois Heathy Mix Foundation again: Yes, it works well for me and matches my skin tone at a price I like.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Sax Wonderlash Dramatic Volume Mascara… Currently Reviewing

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Sax Wonderlash Dramatic Volume Mascara

Price: $17.50

Obtained: PR provided.

Thoughts:

I haven’t really heard of SAX before I tried this mascara so I was interested to try both this and the other SAX products I received (lipstick and a smokey eye palette). I wore it over the course of a week but it didn’t really seem to agree with my lashes. The formula was very thick and the brush also super thick with bristles so I found it was actually hard to apply at times. It could be that I have particularly flexible eyelashes or something like that but getting it on was a challenge some days. When applied it lasted well and gave me nice thick lashes.

The biggest problem I had was the packaging, it has a plastic ring at the top (similar to most wand lipglosses) which wipes off most of the product when you remove the wand, very good idea but when you re-insert the want it also wipes it off going in. I found that I had to clean the top of it every time I used the product otherwise I ended up with dry caked mascara all over the opening. I wouldn’t mind that so much but considering it happened every time, the amount of product left behind just seemed a bit wasteful.

Overall I wasn’t particularly wowed by this one but I’ve seen quite a few positive reviews so I think it’s just a matter of personal preference.

Would I buy Sax Wonderlash Dramatic Volume Mascara again: I personally wouldn’t buy it but considering other people’s reactions I would suggest testing it out in store for yourself before making a decision.

Disclaimer: All reviews are my honest opinions whether product was provided for review or bought. I am not an expert, just a girl who likes beauty products. Click here to read about my personal preferences or for more information on “Currently Using” mini review posts. Click here for my Editorial and Ethics Policy.

Pantene Winners!

So the winners for the recent Pantene competition are….

  • Mia
  • Christina
  • Katie
  • Erin
  • Karina

Pantene will contact you soon to get details to send out your prizes congratulations!!

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