Friday, August 29, 2014

Obsession #3- The Bucket Bag

I have such an unnatural (and probably unhealthy) obsession with bucket bags. I am not even sure why. Maybe it’s because I am a little over the gigantic bags I am always lugging around.  You see, ever since I became a mother, I have also become a “just in case” packer. Just in case my son needs an extra pair of pants, just in case it gets cold out, just in case he wants his favourite toy. You get the point, I tend to over prepare for every time I have to leave the house.  I just love how fun the bucket bag looks, and even though I am really not sure how practical it is, I desperately want one.

The thing is, my son is almost four now and he does not need nearly as many “just in case’ things as he used to. Still I can’t seem to help my urge to pack an extra everything. Also, when I do go out without my son I still reach for these enormous bags (mind you I don’t own any other sizes). So perhaps getting a bucket bag will help me let go a little OR I could be reading way too much into this urge to buy one. Maybe I just want one because I seem to see a prettier one every time I open a magazine or read a fashion blog. Whatever the case may be, I think it’s about time I set out to find one.

 I have gathered a few of my favourite bucket bags in this post and I hope you enjoy the images. What do you think about the bucket bag? Do you own one or would you purchase one? I would love to hear from you!

* I do not take credit for the images in this post


Monday, August 11, 2014

REVIEW: Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara

More often than not you will find me reviewing mascara on my blog. That is because I simply cannot stay monogamous when it comes to them: yes I have become somewhat of a mascara whore. While I have firm favourites, like Maybelline Illegal Definition (read post here), you’ll always find me yearning to try new ones and ultimately buying them. A few months ago I posted a lukewarm review of Lancome’s Hypnose Drama mascara which you can read here and today I’ve decided to discuss Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara.

Here are my thoughts on the product

The packaging is once again absolutely picturesque. The white tube is adorned with the most adorable little red hearts and flowers and was created by Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz. Too be honest, it looks like the R315 it costs.  Application was much easier than with the Drama mascara. The brush doesn’t pick up as much product either which makes it a relatively smudge free process.

Two coats are all you need to create lashes that are curvaceous and impactful. Without a doubt it creates a doll eye effect. Furthermore it stays on for the longest time but, also removes quite easily with a cotton swab and make up remover. It is definitely not mascara I would purchase for myself over and over again simply because of the cost; my budget would never forgive me. If you are looking to spoil yourself and splurge this would be a great choice.

Long lasting effects and a great smell: I give this mascara an 8/10.

Which mascara are you currently using and coveting?


                                                             TILL LATER, LAUREN!