#Selfeye With Max Factor Excess Volume

I was excited to try this newly launched double ended mascara from Max Factor because I do on occasion layer mascaras to get a fuller effect so the idea of it being within one tube definitely appeals. The idea with this 2 step product is that you start with a volumising formula and brush to get your lashes as big as possible before going in with a lengthening option. In my opinion it works better the other way around, I like to lengthen first but I guess that’s a matter of preference.

The mascara isn’t the greatest for me, I’m very picky though and I think it’s so difficult to recommend/the opposite when it comes to this kind of product. A blush is a blush, a lipstick is a lipstick but what is my holy grail mascara you may just absolutely hate.. it’s not a one size fits all deal.

Max Factor and Covergirl (the US equivalent) are effectively the same brand and the Lash Blast mascara from CG that is raved about online did absolutely nothing for me but make my lashes black, no volume and it’s all about the brush. Maybelline Rocket (also very popular) has an almost identical brush – I don’t like that either. The extending brush in this system is the same and so I knew as soon as I opened it I wasn’t going to love it. I can get some volume but it’s more than a little clumpy and unless we’re talking all out false effect then it’s just not worth the spidery look in my opinion.

Stop Smoking in Style

You may remember after Christmas I posted about my brothers experience with electronic cigarettes, I personally have never smoked (pause for applause) so I’m not about to lecture those of you who do to stop (we all have our vices, mine is Diet Coke – which is also apparently going to kill me) however for those of you who have been trying since the New Year or are contemplating doing so I thought you might be interested in these. I had no idea you could get anything other than fake cigarette looking e-cigs until a girl I work with pulled out one of these in pink.. I’m going to be honest with you, I thought it was some kind of illegal device but it turns out it’s just another variation and although I’m not suggesting you non-smokers take up ‘vapourising’ I think they’re pretty cute.

When I posted last lots of you shared your own experiences with quitting aids, as I said I can’t tell you whether these devices work as I have no use for them myself so I do encourage you to do the same here, any support from others in the same position is always going to be helpful. My colleague tells me that although she hasn’t given up entirely (I think for many the social aspect of smoking is what draws them back) she uses her vapouriser while she’s home and it’s helped her cut back considerably.

Now if only Freshcig could come up with a cute gimmick to replace my silver can of aspartame.. Have any of you tried this brand?

The new pastel range will be available online here soon

Miss BB