Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Weekly Wish List Volume 3


I am back with another weekly wish list! Are these too much doing one every week or should I do them bi - monthly or monthly? What do you think? let me know in the comments below! Let's get started!

  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipsticks in Bond Girl, Very Victoria, Red Carpet Red and Birkin Brown - They look so pretty online but I really want to see them in person before I go ahead and purchase them! Bond Girl is out of stock online and I don't know when it will be back in stock :(
  • Charlotte Tilbury Foxy Brown Lip Cheat Lip liner - I think this would be a suitable nude lip liner for my skin tone and would look nice underneath Very Victoria!
  • Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick in Night Crimson - the perfect vamp shade and just my type of colour! Gorgeous !!!
  • Zoeva makeup brushes - Because I actually need more brushes like I need more makeup right? But their Rose Gold brush set looks amazing and I've heard good things about them too!
  • Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette -  Because a girl can't have too may neutral palettes! Their prices aren't too bad either!
  • MAC Faerie Whispers Collection - This isn't out in the UK yet but the eyeshadows  look beautiful especially the warm toned ones!
What's on your wish list? Are any of these making their way onto your Christmas List? Let me know what you're all hankering after!

Have a good day!

Lots of Love

Rifa xx

Saturday, 12 December 2015


I just wanted to give you guys a little update with regards to the blog. As you probably know I have done a couple of posts here and there whenever I have had the chance to. I know it isn't much at this point but since I practically work full time any chance I get I do try to write a blog post, whenever I am able so I do apologise if it isn't where it should be right now. I am trying (I promise)! 

Secondly, this blog was supposed to be a joint venture with Chan and we were going to do blog posts each as and when we could. However, as you will have noticed it has mainly been me that's been doing the blog posts etc. For reasons that I won't go into, Chan won't be doing the blog with me and from now on it will just be me doing the blog posts. Since I didn't want to edit the first post which mentioned her I figured I would just do an update post instead to let you all know what was going on.

Lastly, I know I haven't gotten around to doing many reviews yet! But I am testing as many products as I can so that you all can have decent reviews and make well informed decisions about whether you want to buy a product or not. So hopefully, there will be some reviews coming your way soon!

I hope you all have a great day!

Lots of Love

Rifa xx

Review: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is well and no-one has come down with the dreaded bug/flu that's been going around lately! All I see around me are ill people lately so I'm praying that I don't end up ill or anything right now. Fingers crossed everyone stays healthy!

Today's blog post is all about the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. It retails for roughly £19.00 and can be found at Debenhams online and in store and also the Too Faced website !

This mascara is not a waterproof formulation as far as I am aware and I don't believe that they do a waterproof formula either, perhaps that's something that Too Faced might work on next? Who knows? But I think it would be a good idea if they did! It is a quite wet type of formula its not completely runny but it is wet so what I tend to do is wipe of the excess especially at the top of the mascara wand on the edge of the mascara bottle!

Now, before this mascara I was using my holy grail mascara otherwise known as Lancôme Hypnose Star, when that ran out I thought I would try this one as everyone, their mother and their cats were talking about it. So I did, and I have to say I am not surprised that everyone is banging on about this mascara. It is absolutely without a doubt an amazing mascara and I might even whisper that it might have ever so slightly eclipsed my Lancôme Hypnose Star mascara too!

When I first saw the wand I was a bit worried! The mascara wands that I am used to - whether it be a rubber bristle or a traditional one - are not that big and when I first used it I must admit that I nearly poked my eyes out so be very careful. However after the first couple of uses I got used to it and now it doesn't bother me so much! Unlike other mascara wands this one is shaped like an hourglass which I don't understand the point of but since the mascara does the job its supposed to who am I to complain and quite frankly I think I prefer it!

The mascara only comes in the black shade as far as I am aware (perhaps they need to get some more shades out)! It is BRILLIANT at volumising! However, you do have to be careful to not add a million layers as it can make your lashes look clumpy, however three layers isn't going to give you that look! at least not on me, if you do any more it might give you spidey lashes! If you do want to layer make sure the first layer is dry before adding a second or third coat and make sure you separate your lashes with an eyelash comb in between coats too! 

It does make your lashes look fuller too due to it being volumising and I also feel that it makes your lashes look longer! My lashes are quite long naturally so I wouldn't be able to claim that they do make them longer but I feel like this mascara does that! Customers have commented on my lashes when I have worn this mascara but they've also said the same thing when I have worn the Lancôme Hypnose Star too so I don't know if it's just those mascaras or just my lashes! However I do feel that they emphasise my lashes in a good way!

I would say that it curls your lashes a little bit, I think that might have to do with the hourglass shape of the wand. Now I don't curl my lashes because I am terrified of ripping my eyelashes out with an eyelash curler so I don't own one! I have to say that although it doesn't give a full on curl it does give my lashes a little bit of a curl when I wear it. 

The only downside to this mascara possibly is the wand which happens to be huge, now whilst I love using it for my top lashes I can't use it for my bottom lashes as it smudges the mascara on top of the eyeshadow I've placed on my lower lash line so when I  use it for bottom lashes I have to be very careful not to get it underneath otherwise it just looks like a mess under my lower lashes. So for bottom lashes you either need to use a disposable wand, have a lot of patience or just use another mascara!

So basically, this mascara is good at separating your lashes, good at volumising your lashes, gives you a little bit of a curl, doesn't flake, doesn't smudge once it dries and basically lasts all day! I have to say I am quite in love with this mascara and it is currently the only one I reach for and wear almost every day without fail!

What's your holy grail mascara and why? Have you tried the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara? Do you love it or loathe it? Let me know down in the comments below!

Have a great day!

Lots of Love

Rifa xx