NYX Worth The Hype Mascara

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Anyone who has read any of my older blog posts, will know that I am a massive lover of the Nars Climax Mascara. However, with it being £22 a pop (that is quite pricey in my eyes, specifically for a mascara), I have been on the hunt to find something that I love just as much, but doesn't have such a high price point. I am definitely one of those weirdo's who rather's a mascara as it starts drying out - is it just me? That's when I feel that a mascara really adds volume, and is easier to build upon with just one coat. That being said, I was scrolling through Asos as usual, and thought to have a look at the beauty section, in the hope I could find a mascara that I would enjoy.

I came across the NYX Worth The Hype Mascara. Anything that claims it is volumizing, and easy to build upon ticks the mascara boxes for me. My kind of mascara is one that fans out my lashes, doesn't make them look clumpy or spider leg like, but gives them enough oomph. Not too much too ask for, I know. The description of this mascara contains both of those, and it also has a tapered brush, which is great for those harder to reach outer corner lashes, or the tiny lashes found on the inner corner of the eye. For only £9, I thought I must give it a go.

Nothing overly special with the packaging in my opinion. Yet, you know it's a mascara, and it clearly states that it is volumising on there. I definitely don't see that as being a bad thing. Simple yet effective.

100% the most important part of a mascara. I love a plastic wand with lots of bristles. Not one that is too skinny, or too thick. I love this mascara for the wand. It coats evenly, and I definitely think that it does add volume to my lashes. One thing that I do tend to find with cheaper mascara's, is that they don't hold a curl so well in comparison to more expensive ones that I have tried. But this one does give it a good go.

For £9 I don't think you can go wrong here. It lasts all day. It doesn't transfer onto my eyelids, or my under eye area. After a long day at work, the Nars Climax does transfer to my under eye area, and leave black slodges. This one doesn't, tick! It defintiely adds the right amount of volume, and if I feel I need a bit more, it allows you to build upon what is already on there, without giving you cumply lashes.

What's your favourite mascara?
Amber X

Warner Brothers Studios Round 2

Saturday, 28 March 2020

This post definitely contains spoilers.. You've been warned..

If any of you have been to the Warner Brother's Studio Tour London, then you will know just how truly magical the place is. I bloody love it. Spending a Sunday morning here, a couple of weeks ago (we went on March 8th) was without a doubt, the highlight of  March. I have visited before, but not for about a year and a half. It was also Hogwarts in the Snow, so lots of items on show were dusted and sprinkled with fake snow, definitely making it even more magical. I was just as excited to go this time round, minus the snow, due to the edition of Gringotts. Now I won't spoil it for those of you who want to go (skip through the photos in this post ;-) ) but it was even better than I had imagined.

We decided to do an extra as well as doing just the tour. The 'behind the seams' extra was the addition that we decided to pay a little extra, to enjoy. We were taken into a little studio/workshop room by 2 lovely tour guides, who showed us the 5 different stages of creating and visualising the costumes for each individual character of the Harry Potter films, for each film. We were even able to see some of the very same costumes that some of the celebrities wore through out filming and heard the various stories behind some of the clothing items too. How they were created, why certain details were added, how they were distressed, why they were made with specific fabric etc. It was such an eye opening workshop. Watching the films, you definitely have no idea as to how much thought and effort goes into piecing together the costumes, let alone all the other areas that are involved when making a film.

At the end of the workshop, we also got to try on some of the official robes that were used in the filming of the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - something that you definitely don't get to do if you're just visiting the tour itself. So of course, photos had to be taken.

Even if you're not a Harry Potter fan as such, I definitely think that the Warner Brother Studios Tour London, is such a great day out for the whole family. Of course, the tour itself is all Harry Potter based, but there is so many things to learn about the film making process, and the other details that come with it. As well as it also being an up and running film shooting studios. One of our guides was telling us how they had Tom Holland filming for Spider Man attached to a crane, and hanging over the car park, whilst they were shooting haha. But of course, if you're a Harry Potter fan, then visiting the studios is a must. It'll make you want to re-watch all the films and re-read the books, all over again. It's such a magical place.

Just make sure you book as soon as you know you want to visit - it always seems to sell out, months in advance.
Have you ever visited the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London?
Amber X
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