I'm sooooooo sorry I've been off the radar so long! Beauty Queens were not put on this earth to deal with gas leaks and the like! It's all too much to bear!
Anyhoo, down to business. I might have been off the radar but I certainly haven't forgotten about you! I've been busily and diligently testing out some credit crunch friendly essentials. When you as a girl what item should would take from her cosmetics bag to a dessert island, they usually respond with their favourite mascara or eyeliner. So I've been testing out a few cheapie liquid eyeliners and mascaras.
I've been sporting a liquid eyeline by Boots No 17 over the last week. Boy, oh, boy does that puppy have staying power! You could run a marathon and I think it would still be there when you got to the finish line! I've had it on all day at work, I've had it on at the gym and it hasn't gone anywhere. The ultimate test was last weekend when I was clearing up from some of the remodelling going on at my house. Loads of trips up and down stairs carrying heavy items for the dump and loads of traipsing around the garden. It might have only been 5 degrees outside but a girl works up quite the glow doing all that hard work! Did I still have my lovely Audrey style flicked eyeliner in place after five hours of hard work? You bet I did! The draw back with this particular item is in the precision. I'm a long time user of old fashioned cake style liquid eyeliner that you use with a separate brush. Along with most regular liquid liners, the brush on this one doesn't give you a lot of control and things can go horribly wrong very easily. Be prepared with a cotton tip to do tidy ups and don't expect to be able to do much more than the usual line and flick. This wasn't designed for artistry to be honest.
Next I compared a couple of volumising mascaras. The first was Boots No 17 and the second was Collection 2000 Fattening mascara. The Collection 2000 number has great packaging that is nice and fat along with a super fat brush. It makes you feel like you're going to have seriously chubby lashes. Neither product gave me the false fattie lash effect I was after but both did have great staying power and I've not had a panda eye all week. Not bad but I'm going to stick to splashing out on my Flextencils for the time being.
I miss you guys and I promise not to be such a stranger!!!