Saturday, February 23, 2013

Review: Maybelline Volume Express The Rocket mascara

Hi everyone!

New products always excite me. So did this mascara that Maybelline came out with at the end of last year. It  didn't hit European stores until this January so I'd heard people already raving about it I didn't get to try it yet.
In the middle of January, I managed to get mine at a Maybelline event I went to and of course, I was super excited to (finally!) try it out.

The mascara comes in a funky packaging as most of the Maybelline mascaras do

So on Maybelline website it says:


Explosive Volume in Rocket Time!
8X Bigger. Smoother. Even.

Now, the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever! Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara's patented Supersonic Brush with micro bristles loads on big, sleek volume instantly.

Our fast-glide formula keeps lashes smooth.

Zero clumps!
The brush was promising and I even thought- hey, maybe it's not going to leave any clumps!
Unfortunately, it did. And that was the first disappointment of the product.
However, it did give my lashes a nice volume (of course not 8x volume, as it promises!) and really woke up my eyes. The brush was easy to use because it caught all of the inner-corner lashes and made them pop.
No mascara

With mascara
With Rimmel kohl eyeliner
I kept it on for a good 12 hour day and when I got home and looked at the mirror, I saw some of the mascara under my eyes. It had smudged. And no, it wasn't the eyeliner, because that never smudges on me.

Overall, I do find that this product is a bit over hyped. The mascara gives you quite an average length and volume so it's really not that great. Maybe it's just not my cuppa' tea...
I will give it 7 points out of 10 because it had some negative things that pulled the score down.

How do you get on with the Rocket mascara? Tell me in the comments below!

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A weekend in Sweden

Hi everyone!
Long time, no post.
Well, I have a good explanation for that!

The last month has been very busy for me, and there are more hectic weeks to come. So me and my friend decided to take some time off and spend a relaxed and fun weekend in Stockholm. And as going to Sweden has become our yearly tradition, we both really wanted to go anyway.

Now, if you've ever been on a cruise ship, you know how crazy it is. There are shops, bars, restaurants, game room, club and even a spa on the ship so the chances of one getting bored on the ship are slim to none.
We, for example, spent the most of our time in the shops. (Especially in the beauty boutique!)

When we woke up, the first thing we saw from our window of the cabin, was the view. It feels so good to look out of the window knowing you've been there before. There are so many little islands and islets around Sweden which are all so beautiful! The view from the ship is absolutely stunning!

View from the window.
This picture is taken from our trip to Sweden last year. This time I forgot to take pictures!

At 11am we arrived at Stockholm. The weather was cloudy but we were buzzing for the city- shopping makes us very excited!
Most of the people on the ship usually go to the centre of Stockholm. So did we. We took the tube to the very centre of Stockholm, where all the good shops are. We had around 6 hours to shop.
Unfortunately, the sales were over but we still managed to get a couple of things.

From left: white lace top- H&M, white T-Shirt- H&M, dusty pink sweater- KappAhl,  Striped top- H&M, maroon  cardigan- H&M

Toni and Guy shampoo- the brand we don't have in Estonia!! - coral nail polish (in the shade 'Play it coral')  and green nail polish ( in the shade 'Moody Model')- H&M

After 5 hours, our feet were dying so we decided to take the tube back to the port.
It is always kind of sad to leave because you know you'll have to return to your routines soon.

We had such a good time on the ship and I'm sure our next trip isn't far away.
I just wanted to share my weekend with you :)

Have a good week!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A happier life?!

Hi everyone!

How many times have you truly sat down and felt like you can't keep up with life anymore? Even though I consider myself to be a fairly positive person, I still get my low points when I feel like doing nothing all day. 
And sometimes I even get emotional for no particular reason. In situations like this, it is absolutely normal to release the tension and just cry yourself empty. 

But what if we wouldn't have to have moments like this? And why do we have them after all?
I've met people who are always happy, they see positive sides of everything and I really want to become a happier person myself.

I'd like to start with the little things that make a big influence on feeling good and being happier.
For example, I bet, at some point of your life, you've been absolutely furious when standing in front of your wardrobe, making a mess of your clothes and feeling like you have absolutely nothing to wear?
But, think about it, it's such a small problem! Comparing it to much bigger problems in the world like wars and famines, it really is nothing. Wear whatever you want and be spontaneous!

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Now, I am the kind of person who likes to dream big. But sometimes I'm not very sure if all this dreaming and hoping for the dreams to come true, will have any payoff at all. At this point, I have to give myself an answer: 
Yes, it does!
I just have to tell you my cheesy story as an example to this. So, last year, I really, really wanted to go to London. It was pretty much the goal of the year for me. However, I was very skeptical about this dream becoming true because I was constantly telling myself: "The possibility of this really happening is 1 to million. Stop dreaming." But as my birthday was coming soon, I thought, hey, why not save up a bit and go on your dream trip this year?! And I did it. I didn't spend a penny. I got some money for my birthday and had some saved up before. In September, I bought my tickets and in October travelled to the city of my dreams. I have no regrets.
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And finally, find something good in every day, no matter how horrible the day itself has been. There are always good things in everyone's day. So, before you go to bed, think of the day and try to remember what made it good for you. This also helps to fall asleep quicker. Trust me!

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This post was kind of a reminder for myself, too, to really think of what is important in life. I really want to be  more positive and I have to work on it. But I can already feel that the results are going to be pretty darn good!

Have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Products I've used up #1

Hi everyone!

This month I found myself using the very last bits of quite a few products and decided to give you a short review of these products :)

  • Herbal Essences 'Beautiful ends' shampoo
This was my first purchase of the Herbal Essences line and I really enjoyed this shampoo. As it says, it is made for damaged ends, which I have. I didn't notice much of a difference in my hair but along with the conditioner, it made my hair super soft and I absolutely loved the scent. I did get a bit tired of this product eventually but it is a great drugstore shampoo!
  • Andrew Barton SOS Last Another Day dry shampoo
This is a dry shampoo that actually has made my hair look better. With Batiste, I didn't notice that my hair looked less oily after going without washing it for 2 days but this made it look better and more fresh. The thing that got me to buy this shampoo were the lines that said that Andrew Barton was the best hairdresser in the UK. I thought, well, he has to have pretty awesome haircare products then. The only thing that let this product down a bit, was it's oooverwhelming scent. It was too sweet and overwhelming. 
  • Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins And Extracts Wash and Mask
This was an emergency product for me when I was in London and ran out of my face wash. I purchased this and I wasn't disappointed. The wash has a clay-like consistency which I really like. It makes my face feel refreshed and clean and it also smells good. I also tried it as a mask a couple of times but I mainly preferred this as a face wash. Along with my face brush, it is a great cheap cleanser!
  • Oriflame christmas shower cream
Let me just begin with sobbing. Because this shower cream has been discontinued. I purchased this in 2011 and I absolutely loved the christmassy- spicy scent it had. It was so moisturising and creamy, I really liked this around the Christmas time. I'm actually gutted it is discontinued...
  • Oriflame Pure Nature daily facial cream with blueberry
As I was on a kind of 'no-buy' last month, I told myself to use up the face creams before buying any new ones. So I begun with this one. I loved that it was moisturising and creamy. It also had a nice blueberry scent which really woke me up when it was early in the morning. 
  • Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
I bought this oil when I was at a beauty fair last year. I'm not going to lie, I'm disappointed in Macadamia's products. This one has a very strong and not very natural scent which makes me believe it is not as natural as it promises. It didn't particularly make my hair feel any different, it rather weighed it down. Not my cup of tea.
So there you go! These are my first empties of 2013. The product I enjoyed the most was the Clearasil face wash and I really wish I can pick up another one soon. 
Have you tried any of these products?

Have a lovely weekend,