Review: Battle of the Mascaras

As a makeup enthusiast I have managed to develop a healthy taste for mascaras.  Over the years, I have had my share of hits and misses which has made me extremely particular about mascara.  Since I am constantly on the computer, doing errands and chores I have specific wants and needs depending on what I have planned for the day.  For example, if I feel that I’m going to have a long day, I tend to wear waterproof mascara or layer a volumizing mascara formula on my lashes.  Sometimes I combine certain formulas to create the look I want.  Here are my thoughts on the above mascaras:

First up, we have Rimmel London “Super Curler 24hr” 

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This brand claims that its formula will hold the curl for 24hours.  I purchased it to do just that.  I used an eyelash curler then immediately applied the mascara.  Now, I wasn’t and never was a fan of the curved wand, but I decided to try it anyway.  I had high hopes for this product but after a full 12 hours the formula flaked off my lashes throughout the day.  To give the mascara another go, I used the mascara as the first layer and topped it with a mascara I knew worked.  Sadly, it still flaked off throughout the day and therefore did not hold the curl.  I believe this product works best with a light application and a shorter wear time.  I found this in Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart.

Next up is Covergirl “The Super Sizer”

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As I’ve said before, “Size Matters” lol, but in this case, I was surprised by the smaller and thinner wand this mascara had.  It claims to result in the appearance of longer lashes with more volume.  I chose to try this mascara because I wanted to be able to get as close to the root of my lashes as I could to give a fuller lash look.  I was and still am thoroughly impressed with this mascara.  Not only did I get to my lash roots, but I was able to apply as many layers of the product as I wanted without it looking clumpy, sticky, nor flakey.  I now use this mascara alone, with other mascara formulas and when I wear false lashes.  It has become my go-to mascara over the past 4 weeks.  I bought this in Walmart .

And finally, L’Oreal “Voluminous Miss Manga Rock”

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The claims on the packaging suggested giving lashes a doll-like look, so of course, that’s why I purchased it.  I’ve been using the L’Oreal Voluminous original formula for many years which was even more of a selling feature.  I was also intrigued by the wand, the shape is perfect for getting into the corners of your eyes.  Unfortunately, the wand and formula combination resulted in clumpy lashes.  It was a bit of a challenge the first time I tried it, it was also a messy experience.  After a couple more attempts I learned how to work with this mascara and wand to create the doll-like look.  I use this mascara when I don’t feel like wear false lashes.  I bought this in Walmart as well.

The Battle of the Mascaras’ results are in and the winner is Covergirl’s “The Super Sizer.  I love everything about this mascara and it’s the only mascara I’d repurchase out of the three competitors.

If any of you have tried these, please comment and let me know what you thought of them.

SS

 

An Update

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This whole week was filled with a lot of major decisions, researching, sourcing and finally some results.  The wheels of my new business adventure are definitely in full motion and thanks to all my preparation, everything has been falling into place more quickly than I had anticipated.  It has been such a relief to know that my hard work is paying off and that I have made great contacts who have made this particular part of my journey so much fun!

I have had to force myself to get more organized and writing down lists seems to be a daily task in itself.  I have lists in my organizer, lists on my phone, lists in my notebook..  The great part is that I have managed to actually complete said lists and get so much done.  I’ve disciplined myself to do less procrastinating and more production.  It’s a great feeling and with opportunities opening up to me regularly I can’t help but feel on top of the world!

With that I have also been organizing my medias.  I will be posting regularly so I can keep you up to date on my ventures.  I’m seriously having so much fun, I cannot wait to share it with you!

Cheers to a fresh and new week! 😀

SS

Just a thought

It’s 3am and I can’t sleep and for some reason tonight feels heavy, in an anxious way. I’ve made so many changes in my life over the last 2 years, I guess I still haven’t wrapped my head around how fast things happened.

The words “go with the flow” used to be just a saying I heard all too often, but yet here I am, today, agreeing with every syllable of that exact saying. Gone are the days when I would have everything scheduled around everyone else from my job to my family. When I think back on those days, I don’t remember ever feeling, even a moment of, the kind of happiness I feel now.

I gave up everything in exchange for a huge question mark. Nothing was certain, nothing was guaranteed, there was only the last shred of determination and hope I had left. Choosing myself gave me such a foreign feeling for such a natural thing.

The snow is melting and the warmer winds are starting to blow in, much like the Spring.. all great things are blossoming. 🙂

SS

So far this year…

IMG_3964I have finally got myself together and filled in the “puzzle pieces” for my plans for 2016.  Surprisingly, everything has been going smooth and I seriously have no complaints.  My travel plans are all in place and it’s just the small details that need to be ironed out then I can get back to my creative side.

I have met a community of people both online and offline that have been nothing but positive and encouraging. It’s amazing what can happen when you not only choose your happiness but you actually start living it.

Easter is just around the corner and it’s an exciting time for the whole family.  I hope I will be able to record some more videos for the upcoming holiday.  Maybe I’ll do some crafts and cooking videos with the kids, they are all excited to be on camera again.

Cheers to you all!  I’ll update you soon!

SS

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