Saturday, 10 November 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW - The Mascara Revolution by Makeup Revolution London

Choosing new mascara has always been a challenge; I never go for the same one twice. And so this time when I needed to replace my mascara I decided to do some research beforehand. Now you guys know how much I swear by the brand ‘Makeup Revolution’, they are affordable, great quality, high end looking and cruelty free! So I decided to try out their mascara after hearing some great reviews.

Let me start off by saying how hard this was to get hold of, every time I went into Superdrug they had sold out! Eventually I got lucky and look how beautiful the packaging is. Unfortunately they didn't have a tester out and the item was wrapped in plastic so I wasn't able to see what the wand was like but since I had heard so many great reviews, and for £6!, I decided to go for it.

When I got home I opened it up and was shocked to find a clumpy, mascara covered wand... I have never had this with any of my previous mascaras, and I've been wearing it since I was 12! Unfortunately I wasn't able to return it as I'd taken it out the packaging and being a student I don't have the luxury of being able to afford to buy a new one. So I thought I'd give it a try and was pleasantly surprised.  

Although I apply it lightly, just in case too much makes my eyelashes clumpy, it is actually a really nice mascara to wear. It's lightweight, doesn't rub off creating smudges under your eyes (a problem I've had with previous mascaras) and is super easy to take off at night without pulling half your eyelashes out.

Overall I'm not sure if I would recommend this mascara. For £6 it's a bargain and the mascara itself is actually great, however 'Makeup Revolution' need to redesign the wand, or at least put in a cap that wipes off excess mascara, before I'd bye it again.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

BOOK REVIEW - Never Greener by Ruth Jones

From the brilliant actress and screenwriter that brought you 'Gavin and Stacey' comes a debut novel like no other. Never Greener by Ruth Jones is a story of love,lust and loss that asks the question - Is the grass actually greener on the other side?

Written in the third person narrative, we meet Kate and Callum as they accidentally meet for the first time since their explosive affair ended 18 years ago. Now faced with a second chance, Kate and Callum must decide whether to appreciate the lives they have or to experience the life they could have had together…

I read this book in May earlier this year, a time when I wasn't reading anything, and have to say I fell head over heels in love with it! Everything about this book just spoke to me, I was able to sit down and switch my brain off for the first time in what felt like forever. Everything about this book drew me in, from the characters to the plot line to Jones’ incredible writing.

Although there are some pretty detestable characters (*cough* Kate and Callum *cough*), I found myself loving all of them for different reasons. Belinda because of her self-respect and resilience, Matt for his loyalty, Kate for her determination, Hetty for her humour and so on and so forth. They all help to make this novel what it is and shows what a genius writer Jones really is.
For me it was the delicate touch to quite a harsh topic that made this such an enjoyable read. Although we are dealing with themes of adultery, divorce and betrayal, Jones writes with a touch of humour which instantly lifts the story. This book became my escape.

Brutally honest, laugh out loud funny and incredibly relatable, this book is a beacon of hope for anyone going through a tough time without actually meaning to be.