L’Oreal Butterfly Mascara

I love, love, love this mascara! I must have spent hundreds of £££££ over the years trying to find a product to make my pathetic lashes look luscious and long. Don’t get me wrong there are loads of brilliant mascaras out there that do an amazing job but alas they  are priced a tad over my budget.

That is why L’Oreal Butterfly mascara rocks! It is priced under £10 and makes my tiddly, widdly lashes look fabulous!!

Try and you will love.


Iris Prima

Iris Prima has quite a long history, two years to be exact! This new fragrance was created by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas (Penhaligon’s of London) and was inspired by a unique partnership with the English National Ballet; with an aim to create a scent that captured the blood, sweat and tears of the ballerinas.

It is confusing as the initial scent is quite overpowering and not very pleasant but within moments it settles into an amazing plethora of nose pleasers and I can only describe what I experienced as polished wooden floors, freshly washed linen and spicy pepper.

Not quite the blood, sweat and tears that they were aiming for but certainly a smell that can transport your senses into the secluded yet magical world of the ballet.

I am now dying to try Juniper Sling which is interestingly inspired by my favourite tipple London Dry Gin!

Iris Prima is exclusive to Harrods and is priced at £85 for 50ml.


Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation

I have always been a fan of ‘whipped’ make up and when they discontinued my favourite Maybelline concealer of the whipped variety I was gutted! So I was quite excited for this product to be my first review for beautyandthesciencegeeks.

Max Factor Whipped Cream Foundation promises a flawless, demi-matte coverage with a hydrated formula that won’t dry out your skin. It will deliver a fresh looking matte finish with a radiant glow.

So with baited breath I carefully applied the fragrant free (yay) foundation in ‘Natural’ and hoped it would work its magic. The consistency is light to the touch but quite misleading because as soon as it touches your face you know that a little will go a long way and provide ample coverage.

I applied it like a lotion and then dabbed my problem areas to build up more coverage (unfortunately this morning that was my whole face) and I have to say I was quite impressed.

Using just my fingers, this product evened out my skin tone, covered up a few pimples on my nose as well as my dark circles and any redness. I haven’t put a scrap of concealer on and my only disappointment is that it didn’t eliminate my awful puffy eyes that I have adopted recently!

Max Factor Whipped Foundation is available in six colours and is priced at £9.99

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