Benefit Roller Lash – Worth The Hype?

After writing about this mascara in my ‘Makeup/Skincare Wishlist’ post I decided to finally give it a try! I’ve been using it for the past week and can honestly tell you that it definitely is worth the hype. It curls lashes perfectly, meaning there is absolutely no need for an eyelash curler unless you’re going for a really dramatic look (as seen below). I put two coats on which leaves my lashes looking long and thick – but if you like a more natural look one will suffice.

Benefit claim that the Roller Lash mascara works so well due to the ‘Hook n Roll brush’ which is said to grab, separate, lift and curl (using the same idea as hair rollers)…while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours. I can vouch that it really does last that long; I put my makeup on at 6.30am and when I get home at 6pm this mascara hasn’t budged at all! Perfect for when you need your makeup to last all day.

It’s a little more than I would usually pay for a mascara at £19.50 from Boots, but it really does what it claims to and is definitely worth a try if you have limp, hard to curl lashes like I do.

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Have any of you tried Benefit’s Roller Lash?

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Hair Of The Day

I’ve been wearing this fishtail braid a lot recently as it’s extremely convenient when your in a rush and can be done on damp hair. This is great as it means no heat which is good for your hair, and no fussing with the hairdryer in the morning. It also gives really pretty waves when you take it out which is a bonus!

It does look quite complicated but I promise you it’s not, just follow a tutorial on Youtube and once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to do it in a matter of minutes.

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Do any of you have an easy, fuss free summer hairstyle?

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Top 5 Mascaras

I absolutely love trying out new mascaras and have tested so many over the years that I thought it would be a  good idea to share with you my top 5 favorites of all time. So whether you’re looking to buy a new mascara because your running out or  just go a bit crazy testing them out like me, keep reading!

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#1 – Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Endless

This has to be the best mascara I’ve ever used, it makes your lashes extremely long and thick and doesn’t clump what so ever. It’s also great for achieving any look, from natural to an almost false effect depending on the amount you apply and holds up amazing throughout the day – no signs smudging or flaking at all!

Retails at around £7.99

#2 – Maybelline The Falsies

This mascara is great for giving extremely thick looking lashes as its specially designed curved brush coats every lash giving a fuller, more dramatic look.

Retails at around £7.99

#3 – 17 Blow Out Mascara

Read review on this mascara here: http://youniquechic.com/2012/08/

Retails at around £4.00

#4 – Avon Super Extend Mascara

This mascara is amazing for a more natural look as it gives lashes length but not much volume. Perfect for daily wear and holds a curl really well.

Retails at around £10

#5 – Soap And Glory Thick&Fast

The huge brush on this mascara helps to thicken the lashes whilst giving a lot of volume and curl. My only issue is that it works amazing for the first few weeks but seems to dry up quickly.

Retails at around £10

What’s your favourite mascara?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

This weeks favourite is my crushed velvet Dr Martens.

I got these gorgeous shoes for my birthday in February and absolutely love them. They’re extremely comfortable and required no breaking in what so ever.

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They were on sale for around £55 when i got them on www.drmartens.com but I can’t find them on the website anymore. Very.co.uk are selling them for £77 though, which isn’t too bad.

Do any of you own a pair of Dr Martens?
If not, what are your favourite pair of shoes?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

My favourite this week is nail foils.

Nail foils add an amazing effect to your nails and last for weeks; I’ve had these ones on for five days and they are still going strong! They are extremely easy to use too; all you do is stick them on, file off the edge then your done! This means that they don’t require any drying, which is great if your in a hurry and don’t have much time.

You can buy them at any drugstore, however I would recommend Boots if you live in the UK as they have a huge variety of styles and patterns to suit everyone.

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Review: Remington Pearl Wand

I purchased Remington’s Pearl wand a few months ago after hearing fantastic reviews on it, however I was slightly sceptical whether it was actually going to work. I’d used a large variety of curling products before but my hair never seemed to hold a curl, it would just drop into a flat mess after a few hours no matter how much hairspray I used.


This wand is absolutely brilliant! It turns my naturally pin-straight hair into fantastic voluminous curls and holds them there for days. It’s also extremely quick to do, I usually only hold each section of hair around the wand for around 5-10 seconds. The appliance comes with a heat proof pouch and glove which I would advise you to use as the barrel gets extremely hot!


Overall it is an absolutely amazing curling wand and I would recommend it to anyone as the barrel makes it easy to create any type of curl, from tight ringlets to loose waves which stay in without the use of hairspray!

Retails at around: £19-20
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