25 November 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Review

After hearing so many bloggers and beauty guru's rave about one of Maybelline's latest mascara's, Lash Sensational, I just had to try it out for myself and see what all the hype was about.



I'm quite picky when it comes to mascaras, if it doesn't give a full effect then I won't pick it up again. So, when I first went to try Lash Sensational, there was only one question on my mind. Will this match up to Maybelline's Volum' Express mascara? (Which was my holy grail mascara.)

The answer to that question? In short, yes! In long, keep on reading!

The first thing I liked about this mascara was that it has a plastic brush with small, thin bristles. I find these the best type of wand as it gives a more full and dramatic effect as opposed to a more fluffy texture where the end result is normally quite thin and more subtle. Not that there's anything wrong with a subtle look at all, it's just in mascara I prefer a big difference!


Another thing I loved was that the brush has lots of different lengths of bristles and it's also shaped in a curve which matches your eye shape perfectly meaning you can reach every little lash and the mascara reaches all the way to the end of your lashes.



Here are two pictures I took to show how much of a difference this mascara makes. Please excuse my eyebrows, but you can see straight away how much volume it adds and how much it opens out my eye!




Overall I love this product and can definitely see why so many beauty guru's love it! Still not sure if it has over taken Maybelline's Volum' express mascara but I've re-purchased so that must mean something!

What's your favourite mascara? I'm always interested to try out more so let me know in the comments!

Lucy x 
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11 November 2015

Happy 1st Birthday Blog!



So, Just Lucy's Life (which originally started out as ohheyitsjustlucy) has officially been up and running for 1 whole year now, Happy Birthday to me!

I can't believe I've actually stuck to (quite) regular posts for over a year now, I'm normally the type of person to start a hobby with the best intentions but then never really carry through. However, I haven't lost my love for blogging yet, if anything it's just got stronger!

So I thought since my first post was 15 facts about me, which you can check out here, this time I'd do 25 facts about me. You lucky things! So here goes, I hope you enjoy finding out a little bit more about me.

1. My favourite season is Autumn. Cosy clothes, hot chocolate, colourful leaves, beanie hats... yes please!

2. I LOVE Australian accents. They swear and it still sounds beautiful.

3. I've watched all 6 seasons of Gossip Girl 3 times, and the 4th is probably coming in the near future. Chair is everything!

4. My holy grail foundation is Revlon's Colourstay, I've been wearing it for about 4 years now.

5. I prefer a rainy day to a sunny one, typically British I know!

6. I've outraged some people when I've said this before but I prefer the Two and a Half Men episodes with Ashton Kutcher in rather than Charlie Sheen, 'cause ya know... Ashton Kutcher.

7. I have 1 and a half sugars in my tea, I've cut down from 3 but I think that's as far as I'm going to get.

8. Hollister, Jack Wills and Topshop are my favourite shops. Hollister do THE nicest body sprays.

9. I've had a major crush on Dougie Poynter since I was about 8 years old and it's still going strong!

10. Concerts are my happy place, I love the atmosphere and I love having them to look forward to.

11. I get way too over excited when the festive Costa drinks come out, my favourite is the gingerbread latte.

12. I'm currently doing a degree in Media Production and I'm really enjoying it so far.

13. I've had a love for all things Media since I did it for A Level. Here's to you, Mr Matthews!

14. I could eat a 'To Share' bag of Maltesers to myself in about 10 minutes flat.

15. My favourite band is All Time Low, their music has helped me in some of the darkest of times. I love their lyrics, their sound and I just don't think I'll ever get sick of listening to them.

16. My favourite city is New York. I went there last year and have been longing to go back ever since.

17. Even though I don't really go that much, I love the Theatre.

18. I don't really know exactly what job I want to do when I'm older, all I know is that I want a job that will always bring me new and exciting opportunities, not the same thing every day.

19. If I could be anyone for the day I'd be Ariana Grande, she's beautiful and I wouldn't stop singing.

20. 2 of my closest friends live about 300 miles away from me, and it sucks. A lot.

21. Some of my favourite Youtubers include Tyler Oakley, Zoella, Tanya Burr, Andrea Russett, Bethany Mota, Lauren Curtis and Freddy My Love.

22. I'm a cat person. (As in I prefer cats to dogs, not that I'm half human half cat)

23. My favourite type of cake is Red Velvet.

24. I have a tattoo of a star on my ribcage. I got it for my Grandad Brian.

25. Two things I will never get bored of watching is Friends and Clueless. What can I say, I love all things 90s!

So there's 25 facts about me. I've met some amazing people during this last year, those being from brands and fellow bloggers, and I've actually made a few friendships from this which is lovely! Thank you to those of you who already read my blog and I hope that Just Lucy's Life will continue to grow!

Lucy x
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8 November 2015

Glitter Lips | Review

This Saturday I walked into work with normal make up and came out with super eye-catching glitter lips!


Glitter lips are something that I've never really heard of before now. Kiwi Boutique's (Yarm) residential beautician Jo Gaythorpe was the lady who introduced me to them. Glitter lips are a new treatment that are available at Kiwi, it's £3 for a try or £12.99 for a kit for yourself. The kit can give approx. 25 applications and comes with an applicator, a pot of adhesive and, of course, a pot of glitter in your chosen colour. As a treat, Jo let the Kiwi girls have a try of the fabulous Glitter Lips for ourselves!

After some um-ing and ah-ing, I decided to go with the colour 'Ultra Glam'. It's a lovely lilac shade and holds the type of glitter that presents all the colours of the rainbow when caught in the light.






Glitter Lips are applied in an easy 3-step process. After you've picked your colour, all you have to do is:

1. Apply adhesive glue (which just feels like lipgloss!) and wait until almost clear in colour.
2. Dab a slightly dampened applicator into the glitter and dab onto lips.
3. Brush off any excess glitter with small brush.


And it's as easy as that!

One of my favourite things about this treatment (and is something that I can definitely vouch for!) is that it lasts for up to 8 hours! You can eat and drink and there'll still be no need to top up. I got my Glitter Lips at about lunch time and they were still pretty much the same when I was going to bed after 2 meals and a few drinks. I think this makes Glitter Lips the perfect thing for Christmas parties or even Christmas day itself.


To remove Glitter Lips it's suggested to use an oil-based remover such as baby oil, but I found that a Simple make-up wipe did the trick just fine!

If there's one thing that I've learnt as I've gotten more and more into beauty, it's that experimenting with make-up can be really fun and sometimes the more 'out-there' looks are the one's I love the most!

Have you ever tried Glitter Lips? If not, would you? Let me know in the comments!

Lucy x
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