Friday 25 June 2010

Volume Flash the Max Waterproof Mascara

Mission 3 for Rimmel London is to have a go at this new Volume Flash the Max Waterproof Mascara in 001 Black...of course I was more than willing!!
The claim is that it gives up to '14% more volume' and is 'easy to remove' with 'no clumping'
I tried this as soon as I got it, as I do with all new makeup since i'm like a big kid, and I have to say, it is pretty impressive.
I felt that the mascara itself took a little too long to dry and as a result, I ended up with black lines across my eyelids as soon as I opened them me, this isn't a good look!! I did feel that my lashes had a little more volume, although i'm not sure i'd go so far as to say it was 14%.
It did, once dried, give a nice even coverage without leaving clumps and I did test the 'waterproof' claim by getting splashed in the face to see if it ran....alas, i'm pleased to say that it didn't!!
I used my normal eye makeup remover and it came off no problem and without giving me 'panda eyes' so I was pretty impressed with that!!
Overall, I was quite impressed with this and it's ability to make my spangly lashes look a little fuller and the colour was just right for me...not too harsh, which is a problem I have with alot of mascaras. I certainly would consider buying this in future and can definately recommend it!!
As always, the mascara is available to buy from all good retailers including Boots and Superdrug - it's currently available in Superdrug for an unbelievable price of £4.99, so hurry!!
Check out what Rimmel London have to say about it too ;-)

Thursday 17 June 2010

Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar

This is a review that I wasn't asked to do, but just had to since I am so impressed with this cheese!!
I discovered collierscheese on twitter a few weeks ago and they had the most fantastic offer whereby the first 100 people to sign up on their website would receive some free Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar Cheese - of course, I was straight there and in hindsight, i'm so glad I was!!
My free cheese arrived about 2 weeks after signing up and I was extremely surprised to find that it was a whopping 400g block complete with a little ice pack to keep it cool and in tip top condition.
It didn't take me too long to get the packet open either.....the smell that hit me was that of a good, strong cheddar.  It's a fairly crumbly cheese, but that didn't worry me in the slightest and the taste was even better than expected!! I am a huge fan of Cathedral City cheese and for a long time this has been my favourite, however, after trying Collier's cheese, I am rapidly changing my opinion.
So far, i've eaten this in a sandwich, on its own, grated over a jacket potato and melted onto toast and have ended up going back for seconds - the rest of my family barely had a look in!!
Collier's say and I quote ‘One Taste and You’ll Become a Collier Too’ and as far as i'm concerned, they're right!

Overall, I would highly recommend this cheese if you like good, strong cheddars which are extremely won't be disappointed!!
The Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar is available from most major supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's - so you're sure to be able to get your hands on some.
Check out the Collier's website for more informatin or follow @collierscheese on twitter.