I Love False Eyelashes

I recently bought a few new pairs of false lashes from Madame Madeline. I'd never purchased from this shop before but I'd been wanting to give it a try for a while and finally did! They carry several different brands and I found the prices to be fab -- almost half what I'd have to pay in shops here for certain brands! And, a note for my fellow Canadian ladies, I found the tiered postage costs very reasonable because, as you all know, shipping here can get ridiculously expensive.

Despite having been a fan of Ardell lashes, I've never tried their much beloved Demi Wispies style so I thought I'd give them a go.

I've also never tried false bottom lashes -- should be interesting to see how these work out.

This style reminds me quite a bit of the style I wear most often -- Ardell 105 -- but a little less perfectly symmetrical.

I'd been eyeing Ardell's Double Up line for a while in the shops so I decided to add these very '60s influenced pair to my order.

And finally, I thought I'd try a pair that were just absolutely outrageous. I'm not sure how I'd pull these off, but they'd be fab for a very dramatic look (or even the upcoming Hallowe'en season!).


Review | Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Tapaze Extase

I think everyone has a favourite staple lip colour. Ever since I was a little girl, I've always loved old hollywood glamour and all its trappings so it's probably quite unsurprising that red is my favourite. I haven't actually taken count of how many I've collected over the years, though I would hazard that it's probably more than sensible. However... this rarely stops me thinking maybe 'that red would be nice to try...', so when I was given the chance to try one of the reds from Lancome's L'Absolu Rouge range I pounced on the opportunity.

Lancome's L'Absolu Rouge range is a line of creamy, replenishing lipsticks which come in a variety of lovely colours. The colour I chose is called Tapaze Extase, which is a lovely tomato red and is slightly glittery (as are all of the lipsticks in this range). It goes on beautifully smoothly and wears well with little feathering, even in such a bright red as this. I typically stick to matte lipsticks, partially because I often find shimmery ones drying, however this wasn't the case with this lipstick. My lips didn't feel dried out at all during the day whilst I was wearing the lipstick nor the next day.

I'm not sure how to describe the scent, other than it's a classic Lancome scent. It reminds me of lipsticks my mum and grandmum had when I was little, I've always found it pleasant and not just because of the nostalgia factor! And, on a quick note about the packaging, I've always adored the the simple black and gold of Lancome's cosmetics packaging. Plus, these lipsticks click shut with magnetised closure -- meaning they won't accidentally pop open in your handbag!



Dreams of Pink Satin

I recently bought this floor length pink satin dressing gown from one of my favourite thrift shops. In love.