Essence – The Lash Curler


The other day I was in need of a new rather cheap mascara but the one I originally wanted to get was sold out, so I found myself browsing through the shelves and I discovered the Essence The Lash Curler. I loved the packaging and it sounded interesting, so I got it. Besides Essence usually has some really great mascaras.

I’ve used it for a while now and I have to say I’m a little bit disappointed. The one thing that differs this mascara from any other mascara is that it kind of has this plastic cap over the end of the wand, which you can twist. This mascara basically lets you rotate it manually which is supposed to create a lash curling effect. Maybe it’s just me but this whole twisting and rotating thing didn’t work for me at all.

The mascara itself is pretty average. It darkens my lashes and does make them longer and more defined but I have had other mascaras that got me a better finish for the same price. It lasts pretty long and doesn’t smudge. Still I probably won’t be repurchasing this mascara.

Here are some before & after pictures:






Have you tried this one yet? What did you think?

– xx Sophie


My Favorite Mascara: Lancôme Dolls Eyes Mascara Review

It’s pretty much safe to say that every girls dreams of having incredibly long dark lashes just like a doll. Most of us spent years trying to find the perfect mascara that lengthens our lashes, gives them volume and definition without being sticky or making your lashes break. After trying out all different kinds of mascara from different brands I have finally found my personal favorite: The Lancôme Dolls Eyes Mascara.

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Fortunately I was blessed with pretty long lashes already but since I’m a blonde they are really light so I apply mascara to darken them. This mascara however gives my lashes perfect definition and adds even more length. It separates them perfectly and I only need to apply one or two coats to get my  perfect result.

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Notice the difference between the left eye, on which I applied my mascara and right eye? I definitely do!

This mascara really does keep its promised of giving you doll like lashes. If you like the doll look and want your eyes to appear eve brighter try using a gel eyeliner with it.

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My eyes appear a lot bigger, don’t they?

I can only recommend this great mascara. If you want to go for a natural look just use the mascara by itself and if you want your eyes to really stand out apply some eyeliner. The Dolls Eyes Mascara by Lancôme is definitely worth its price because unlike so many other products it really lives up to its advertisements. It’s one of my make-up essentials and I’ve been using it a lot. I know I will definitely buy it again and you should too if you want your dreams of doll like lashes to come true.