I’ve been wanting to try out the L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara for a while, so I decided to write down my first impressions.
It has a rather large bristle brush/wand, but it’s quite easy to use. The mascara claims to give your lashes both volume and length, and I think it does. It holds the curl too. It’s easy to remove from the skin with a dry cotton bud without ruining the eye shadow, and it’s easy to remove completely with regular make-up remover, which are both huge plusses in my book. It only transferred a little unto my eyelids throughout the day, but it really wasn’t too bad. All in all, I really enjoy this mascara, and it’s probably the best mascara I’ve tried other than my favourite Maybelline The Falsies mascara.
Here’s what I wore Friday September 21. Lime green, dusty pink, beige, and white, is quite an unusual colour combination, but I really like it. I think this colour combo works because the outfit is mainly solid colour pieces.
(Denim jacket – Missguided, trousers + T-shirt – second hand, belt – Asos, sneakers – Topshop)
Here’s what I wore Friday September 14. I wore my new favourite sweatshirt; I love the colours and the fit is perfect. It looks great paired with jeans or with a skirt to add a feminine touch to the look.
(Skirt + sweatshirt – Bershka, sneakers – Topshop)
I’ve bought some more shoes. I know, I’ve gone a bit shoe-crazy lately, but it’s a new season, and I’m so inspired when it comes to putting together outfits.
I’ve purchased my first ever pair of Vans. When I saw these online, I fell in love instantly. I’m obsessed with corduroy and my favourite colour is purple, so it’s a match made in shoe heaven.
I’ve also bought a new pair of red boots. I had to get rid of my old pair, because I had worn them to death, but red boots has become an essential in my wardrobe, so I got myself a new pair. These are from Even&Odd, and I love the round toe and the shape of the heel.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Very simple, but with some fun pops of colour.
(Base: primer – Wet n Wild CoverAll primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser concealer (shade: 00 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – the Balm FratBoy blusher, highlighter – MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact Extra Dimension skinfinish in Tutu. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Jeffree Star Thirsty palette (shades: Parched + Quench) + Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette (shades: Silk Creme + Enlight), mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: NYX Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definitely A Turn On Waterproof, Extreme Color lip liner in Red Tape + Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Redrum)
Here’s what I wore Thursday September 13. I took inspiration from the iconic Farrah Fawcett skateboard pictures from the 1976 Nike Cortez campaign. I dressed up the looked a bit, but kept the flared jeans, the colour red, and of course the Nike Cortez.
(Blazer – second hand, jeans + baker boy hat – H&M, T-shirt – Stradivarius, belt – Asos, sneakers – Nike)
Here’s what I wore Wednesday September 12. I love super bright and colourful outfits, but I have to admit that I’m really into this autumnal colour palette. I think this outfit is a perfect mix of casual and dressy.
(Blazer + trousers – second hand, T-shirt – Zara, belt – Asos, boots – Monki)