Thursday, 20 August 2009

My First Tag - Getting to Know You

I received my first tag from the lovely SummerDarling which is 'Getting to know you' so here is my Q&A session:

1. What time did you get up this morning? 11:00am
2. How do you like your steak? I don’t! I’m a vegetarian :)
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Wolverine.
4. What is your favorite TV show? My all-time favourite TV show is 24 ( I Jack Bauer) but I also love Prison Break, Ugly Betty, The Wonder Years, The Golden Girls and Father Ted hehe.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Paris! I've never been but have a totally 'romantic' image of it in my head.
6. What did you have for breakfast? I rarely eat breakfast, I find it hard to eat early.
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Italian or Mexican.
8. What foods do you dislike? Peas. They taste like grass bleurggh.
9. Favorite place to eat? Pizza Hut!
10. Favorite dressing? Salad? Ummm something Italian with Basil in.
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? I can’t drive but if I could and If I was rich I'd go for a pink, retro, classic car like this
12. What are your favorite clothes? No favourite clothes but I have some favourite shoes I will blog about another time.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? I've always been fascinated with Ancient Egypt so I'd love to go and see the Pyramids, Sphinx and "The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities" in Cairo :)
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? I would say it’s half empty because when you fill it up it's 'full' so if you take any away you are 'emptying' it ;)
15. Where would you want to retire? Somewhere with a beautiful and quiet secluded beach and a waterfall. Wouldn’t we all?
16. Favorite time of day? Ummm........Dinner time hehe
17. Where were you born? An R.A.F. base in Germany because it's where my parents were at the time. I am British, not German though.
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? I like to watch Boxing, Athletics, Gymnastics, Figure Skating, Wimbledon and the Olympics. I don't play any sports though hehe.
19. Who do you think will not tag you back? Everyone, I don’t need to be tagged back lol.
20. Person you expect to tag you back first? None because I’ve already done it. This question is flawed lol.
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Anyone?
22. Bird watcher? I like birds but I don’t sit and watch them for longer than a few seconds.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? I’m a night person.
24. Do you have any pets? Not at the moment but I love animals and have had pets in the past.
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I'm going to be a bridesmaid for my Sis in Oct 2010!
26. What did you want to be when you were little? An Astronaut! I’ve always wanted to know what it would feel like to float about at zero gravity!
27. What is your best childhood memory? A bouncy castle on my 8th birthday.
28. Are you a cat or dog person? I like both but would have to choose dogs (I love Pugs, bulldogs and dalmations in particular)
29. Are you married? No
30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes of course! It could save your life one day!
31. Been in a car accident? Only a minor bump when someone backed into our car.
32. Any pet peeves? Racism, homophobia. Anyone who bullies people because of their 'differences' basically.
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Mozzerella, mushrooms and green pepper (from Pizza Hut)
34. Favorite Flower? Cherry Blossoms and daisies.
35. Favorite ice cream? I once had a gorgeous, creamy coconut ice cream once. I think it was by Carte D'or.
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Pizza Hut and Subway
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? None, I haven't learned to drive.
38. From whom did you get your last email? Just spam/advertising.
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Probably Lush as I’m obsessed with their products because of how nice everything smells.
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? No :(
41. Like your job? Haven’t got a job at the moment even though I've been looking for ages.
42. Broccoli? Not just now thanks lol. I do like it though.
43. What was your favorite vacation? Austria when I was younger although I havn't been abroad on holiday for years and years :(
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Some friends to Pizza Hut!
45. What are you listening to right now? Just the TV.
46. What is your favorite color? It used to be blue when I was little, then it changed to pink but lately i’ve been loving anything multi-coloured like jewels.
47. How many tattoos do you have? None but I'd like little star tattoos on my wrist or feet though.
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? Just 4 as I haven't really spoken to many people on here yet.
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 8.59 pm
50. Coffee drinker? Don’t drink tea or coffee or any hot drinks. Prefer water or Coke or Irn Bru or Dr Pepper.

THE END (A round of Applause if you manged to read all that!)

Thanks for tagging me Summer.
I tag the adoreable foshoozley and Rosa Adores
and FernLaura and Lulabelle17 (who are sisters!)

And anyone else who wants to join in and show me their answers :)

L. xXx

Friday, 14 August 2009

Starting a 30 day trial of ~ Mavala Eye-Lite Double Lash

Ever since I saw FilthyGorgeousMakeup's Lilash review here, I’ve been daydreaming about long and fluttery lashes as hers looks so amazingly long and curly in her video as a result of using “Lilash” which is an eyelash growth-stimulating product.

I desperately wanted Lilash after seeing so many good reviews and wonderful ‘before and after’ shots like these ones (this is not me, it's just a random Lilash before and after photo):


But...the downside?

The price!

Lilash is around £80 at the cheapest unfortunately. Similar high end products with hefty price tags include "Revitalash", "Enourmaslash" and "Jan Marini Eyelash Conditioner" although Lilash seems to be the most popular.

Currently, I can't afford beauty products at those prices (although i’ll be sure to stick Lilash on my Christmas wish-list in years to come), so I set about trying to find similar, but affordable products to try instead. The 3 names I came across were "Mavala Double Lash", "Lipocils" and "Ardell Lash Growth Accelerator".

Out of these 3, I decided upon Mavala Double lash after reading many many positive reviews about it and at around £8-£15 for 10ml, it is affordable and worth a try to see if it works for me. Evens if it works half aswell as Lilash I'll be very happy.

So, about Mavala. They are a brand from Switzerland known for their successful range of ‘treatment’ products from skin to nails to eyes. They describe themselves as ‘world leaders’ in the industry.

The Mavala Double Lash box states:
"You probably apply a night cream on your face every night...but... have you thought of giving a similar treatment to your eyelashes, which have suffered even more than your skin?"

Good point there. They go on to say:

“DOUBLE-LASH is a nutritive treatment for lashes that is applied like a mascara and helps lashes grow.

DOUBLE-LASH strengthens and protects lashes while giving them a natural and silky luster.It’s rich formula contains proteins and natural ingredients which help stimulate faster growth and adds brightness and thickness to lashes.
Your lashes will quickly become healthy, long and strong and you should see visible results in approximately 30 days.”

Sounds good to me! I bought my bottle of "Double Lash' from feelunique here which, at just £8.25 with FREE delivery, is a total bargain.
It arrived quickly. Behold:

Instructions: Apply at night on clean lashes. Leave on all night.


So, around 30 days from now I will update with before and after pictures of my lashes. Fingers crossed!

L. xXx