Wednesday, 23 April 2014

New Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara - Review & Pics

Clinique Lash power Feathering Mascara, New, Feather, Water Proof, Sweat Proof, Tear Proof, Easily Removed, Mascara for the Gym

When it comes to mascaras my numbers are many. When it comes to mascaras that actually do what they say on they do on the tube, those numbers dwindle significantly. I was thrilled to get the chance to meet with Clinique at a recent Dublin stopover to see what the brand had in store for summer 2014. One of those things was Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara - you'll be delighted to hear that it passes the 'truthful tube' test with flying colours. 

Designed to stand up to the humidity in Asian climates (we should be so lucky), Lash Power Feathering Mascara is waterproof (tick), sweat proof (double tick) and tear proof (ALL of the ticks after watching Eastenders last night whilst hungry, hormonal & dog tired). 

Clinique Lash power Feathering Mascara, New, Feather, Water Proof, Sweat Proof, Tear Proof, Easily Removed, Mascara for the Gym, Mascara to work out
Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara: €23 in BTs exclusively now & Nationwide April 25th

Lash Power Feathering Mascara is not one I'd automatically reach for were I hoping for tons of volume or for say, a night on the tiles when MOAR is more. It's more subtle than that. The small wand and brush are easily manageable to get right into the smallest of lashes and the wet, almost tacky formulation works a treat as it grabs every lash root to tip and coats them evenly. 

As buildable a mascara as you're likely to try, each coat dries quickly and allows you to add another and another to layer up to your desired eye look in no time at all. I expected clumps, they didn't appear. I expected my lashes to feel weighed down with product but again, nope. Feathery soft with a natural fuller lash look and zero fallout after a 10 hour day. We like this stuff. We like it a lot. 

Aside from the mascara mojo Lash Power offers through the day, there's another reason I'm impressed. I was dubious to say the least about instructions of removing this 10 hour strong formula with just warm water on a cotton pad (They're Real removal struggles, anyone?) but believe it or not it works. 

I've been using and loving Ren's Hot Cloth Cleanser  and only using a separate cleanser to remove my mascara, with this little pocket rocket, I don't need to do that. One gentle wipe on each eye of the rinsed out hot cloth and I'm baldy eyed again. Impressive stuff. 

We're not talking false lash effect with this mascara by any stretch of the imagination but for a wearable, flattering day time look that lasts and for genuine ease of removal, Clinique's Lash Power Feathering Mascara is a cracker. If you're looking for something to pop in your holiday bag or for natural, smudge free lashes for your work outs. Look no further. 

What think we? Are we a fan of the feathered look? 

The Wednesday Chattery - What's Your Favourite Beauty Brand?

Midweek - whoot!

I had a question on my FB page last night asking if I'd to choose only one makeup brand to use for the rest of my days what would that be... (thanks Amanda YOU DIVIL)

Ehhhhhhhm, I'd be forever choosing, that's the beauty junkie in me. Each brand offers something different and were you to see my (regularly culled) stash you'd see my loyalty lies all over the place. 

Gun to head though? It'd have to be Clarins for skincare and limited edition collections, or Estée Lauder for Bronze Goddess and Sensuous, or theBalm for Mary Lou Manizer and The Nude Tude, or Urban Decay for Naked palettes and 24/7 liners - can't forget Too Faced - 

Tell us, what's your favourite brand and why? 

Let's Chat!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Summer Nails Courtesy of LacqLustre (The Most Talented Nail Artist I've Seen in YONKS)

Summer Nails, Nail Art, Floral Nails, Gerbera Nails, Sunshine, Bright Nails

We know I'm a nail nut, we know I'm partial to a touch of my own nail art and we know I love to find people as crazy about the art as I am. Cue a chance encounter on Reddit last week, where I came across these stunning Easter Chocolate and Caramel Bunny nails by LacqLustre. It was only when I followed the link to her site that I found some of the most incredible nail art talent I've seen in quite a while, naturally I asked for a guest post immediately. Take it away, T!

Hello everyone! I'm just a girl who loves nail art and can never pick a favorite color. I have an obsession for the whimsical, the cheesy, and the sparkly! I started LacqLustre as a way to justify my insatiable polish hoarding, and it turned into an amazingly fun hobby. My favorite nail art to do is a three way tie between florals , food, and polka dots. 

Gerbera daisies are one of my favorite flowers and they never fail to cheer me up. I hope they do the same for you! 

Polishes Used:
Background color: China Glaze Electric Pineapple
Black: Wet N Wild Black Creme
Yellow: OPI The It Color, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
Pink: China Glaze Sugar High, China Glaze Designer Satin
Orange: Sephora By OPI Paisley Me Attention
Red: China Glaze Roguish Red, China Glaze Ruby Deer

Thanks to Sue for giving me the chance to share them with y'all! -T

Well, huh? Isn't she a natural genius? Do yo'self a favour and go check out her site today, if you're a nail art nut on even the smallest scale you appreciate this girl's mad skillz. 

Thanks a thousand T, I'm definitely going to give these a shot now that the sun in shining in Dublin town *touches all the wood*. Also, China Glaze Electric Pineapple will be mine! 

If you'd like to see your work, nail art or
otherwise featured on CherrySue, do drop
me a line and let's chat!

The Tuesday Chattery

Morning All, we made it through the long weekend then?

If you're back to work this morning, as I am, take solace in the fact that there's another bank hollier in just two weeks. I know, that news brightened my morning too. 

Did you know today was Earth Day? Happy Day, Earth and all that that entails - I know the Aveda team over in Henry St Debenhams are celebrating by giving Glow facials and pampering for just €10 today with all proceeds going to Water Aid. If you hear of any other events I'd love to know. 

Tell us then, what did you get up to over the weekend? Pure scoffage? Not the chocolate type? 

Let's Chat!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Cherry Pick of the Week: Röyksopp & Robyn - Monument

Yep this is 'just the tip' ie a snippet of things to come but new music from Robyn will always, ALWAYS be a Cherry Pick of the Week the instant it's released. 

'Monument' is the first track from the forthcoming 'Do It Again' mini album (5 tracks), which will be released on 26th May 2014 before they kick off their Do it Again World Tour in June. 

The want is strong in me to join them for Sónar by Night Barcelona, now that would be a weekend and a half!

Tell me, what's been playing on repeat in your noggin this week?