CREATING MOMENTS OF PARADISE

When I think about moments of paradise, many things come to mind. The pure white sandy beaches of the Maldives (I mean, I've never been but it looks like a dream on everybody else in the world's instagram - I'm not bitter, I'm not bitter, I'm not bitter.) Cosy evenings in with blankets and hot chocolate and anything that can be even vaguely described as hygge. Travelling the world. Chasing sunsets.... it's the little, and sometimes big, things that make you never want to move or be anywhere else.

But one of my all time favourite moments of paradise are those precious hours before meeting your best friends for a girly brunch or dinner and drinks. The ones when you're in no rush, you can whack on an episode of your favourite series - Suits or Grey's Anatomy, I can't choose between you both because that would be like choosing a favourite child - chill with your favourite tipple (I went for a rose prosecco because gal pal needed an added dose of sass), some snacks, and slowly do your makeup amongst 2493843 cushions and the cosiest blankets you can find.

The dream....
Makeup time. I have to say, I am one of those people that just loves spending a lot of time even doing the simplest of makeup looks. I love trying out new products and fangirling over old ones, but my newest discovery and love of my life - no seriously, I think I may actually be in love with it - is the Loreal Lash Paradise mascara. Now, I'd heard lots of good things about this including that the formulation was similar to Too Face's Better than sex mascara and omg it is all of the good things people have been saying and so much more.

Seriously, guys, this mascara has within the space of a week become my all time favourite mascara because it gives such intense volume and length but without even the tiniest amount of spider lashes. It just makes your lashes completely full and fluttery and personally just how I love my lashes to look.

The brush is an absolute dream, it's ultra soft and coats lashes with a silky smooth formula, enriched with lash-loving castor oil which is what makes the lashes feel so soft and fluttery and not at all flakey [insert hands in the air emoji here].

But it's not just me that is majorly fangirling over it, in a recent study, 90% saw intense and volumised lashes, more than 98% saw a lengthening effect and 91% agreed that it didn't flake. Pretty damn impressive Loreal!

In case you couldn't already tell, I absolutely adore it and for me is the final touch to finish off my makeup and pull the whole look together.
Because it doesn't matter if you're about to see your gal pals in a couple of hours, a good ole natter and catch up is always necessary right? Once I've done my makeup - or usually half way through making me late but whatevs - I nearly always end up on the phone to one of my favourite girls which usually ends up in tears of laughter. For me, nothing makes me happier than laughter and friendship and surrounding yourself with the people who matter most to you. And yes I am totally aware that it's cheesier than the Camembert I'm about to demolish as a breakfast snack but this really is my kinda paradise!
There's no such thing as a pamper party for one without some sexy, sugary treats the size of your head so get the cupcakes in, get your fizz at the ready and snack away til your heart's content because in paradise we don't limit ourselves (I mean, I don't limit myself ever which is kind of a problem) but in paradise we go all out because nothing matters!

As does wearing nail polish that makes me feel ever so slightly like a sassy astronaut but also a little bit like Beyonce (so you better believe that I will never be taking it off). I am one of those people that nearly always refuses to pay for a manicure because I actually find it strangely therapeutic doing it myself, so a little mani always finishes off my pre-"off to have the best time with the girls, bye world" moment of paradise, always!
So now I've finished talking about my favourite moment of paradise (can I please crawl back home into bed and arrange a girly brunch rather than being in meetings please and thank you?) it's time to wrap this up. Its funny really, that I'm writing this in amongst a pretty hectic and stressful day but just talking about my favourite things has brought a layer of lovely, calm, zen over and made me realise that maybe I need to prioritise the things I love a little more than just being a complete and utter workaholic. 

Anyway, workaholic or not, one thing that I never want to stop working for me is the Loreal Lash paradise mascara because right now it is genuinely my favourite thing in my makeup bag and one item that I am begging you to run out and try (because you will love it, thank me later). It just instantly coats the lashes and makes them thicker, longer and fuller in a matter of strokes... Lash paradise!


I would love to know if you've tried the Loreal Lash paradise mascara yet? What is your ultimate moment of paradise? I always love hearing your thoughts :)

As always, thanks so much for reading!


xx



This post was sponsored by Loreal but all thoughts, photos and extreme love of the most amazing mascara ever, my own.

41 comments

  1. I've seen this mascara on a few bloggers and I'm seriously sold!

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    1. It's honestly incredible Angie, I'd definitely recommend!!

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      GREAT LOVE SPELL CASTER PRIEST WISDOM THAT HELP ME SAVE MY RELATIONSHIP.TEXT OR ADD HIM UP ON WHATSAPP: +2348124644470

      My name is CLARA JAMES .i want to give thanks to PRIEST WISDOM for bringing back my ex husband.No one could have ever made me believe that the letter I’m about to write would actually one day be written. I was the world’s biggest skeptic. I never believed in magic spells or anything like this, but I was told by a reliable source (a very close co-worker) that Trust is a very dedicated, gifted, and talented person,It was one of the best things I have ever done. My love life was in shambles; I had been through two divorces and was on the brink of a third. I just couldn't face another divorce, and I wanted to try harder to make our relationship work, but my husband didn’t seem to care. and he brake up with me again.I was confuse and do not no what to do again,rather them to get in contact with PRIEST WISDOM . He did a love spell that make my husband come back to me. we are now very much happy with our self. PRIEST WISDOM make him to realize how much we love and need each other.This man is for REAL and for good.he can also help you to fix your broken relationship. I had my husband back! It was like a miracle! He suddenly wanted to go to marriage counseling, and we’re doing very, very well,in our love life.contact email Supernaturalspell1@gmail.com or his web page http://supernaturalspell1.blogspot.com/ text or add him up on whatsApp at: +2348124644470

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  2. Couldn't agree more el, taking time to do all those things before meeting with friends really Is the best thing. Even better when a friends with you and you both get ready together. Just watched your Belfast vlog, how lovely is your friendship with Ally?

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    1. Totally agree Jade! Ahhh thank you, she is my fave!!

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  3. That mascara seriously looks amazing, I definitely want to get my hands on it

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. It's so incredible Candice, I couldn't recommend enough!

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  4. Ahh yess, I love taking time out to spend with my lovely gal pals. Moments of paradise for me are definitely sunset strolls by the sea! No matter if it's in the UK or abroad. Nothing better! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  5. This looks like the cosiest pamper night - that dressing gown looks seriously comfy too! And now I'm craving cupcakes... xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  6. Asdfghjkl gurl you are looking gorgeous!!!!!

    Meg - Elmpetra

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  7. Oh I love this post, I definitely need a little pamper evening soon... especially if sweet treats are on the agenda!!!

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

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  8. Elle you look so beautiful, everything is divine!

    theButter.co.uk

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  9. This mascara is AMAZING!! Hands down my favourite drugstore mascara at the moment - and gorgeous pictures of you too! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Style Beauty Travel

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    1. Ah I'm so pleased you love it too, it's incredible isn't it!

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  10. I use the same mascara and I absolutely love it as well. Your photos are amazing hun!

    Xx,

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  11. Loving the photos, I totally need to try this!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  12. Omg that literally looks like the snuggliest most perfect little spot with cushions and prosecco and cupcake ahhh the dream! I've heard loads of good things about this mascara, it looks fab! xo
    www.misszarabelle.com

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  13. Such gorgeous pictures! I need to try this mascara but cannot find it anywhere in Australia!

    Sharni xo
    www.agirlandgrey.com

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    GREAT LOVE SPELL CASTER PRIEST WISDOM THAT HELP ME SAVE MY RELATIONSHIP.TEXT OR ADD HIM UP ON WHATSAPP: +2348124644470

    My name is CLARA JAMES .i want to give thanks to PRIEST WISDOM for bringing back my ex husband.No one could have ever made me believe that the letter I’m about to write would actually one day be written. I was the world’s biggest skeptic. I never believed in magic spells or anything like this, but I was told by a reliable source (a very close co-worker) that Trust is a very dedicated, gifted, and talented person,It was one of the best things I have ever done. My love life was in shambles; I had been through two divorces and was on the brink of a third. I just couldn't face another divorce, and I wanted to try harder to make our relationship work, but my husband didn’t seem to care. and he brake up with me again.I was confuse and do not no what to do again,rather them to get in contact with PRIEST WISDOM . He did a love spell that make my husband come back to me. we are now very much happy with our self. PRIEST WISDOM make him to realize how much we love and need each other.This man is for REAL and for good.he can also help you to fix your broken relationship. I had my husband back! It was like a miracle! He suddenly wanted to go to marriage counseling, and we’re doing very, very well,in our love life.contact email Supernaturalspell1@gmail.com or his web page http://supernaturalspell1.blogspot.com/ text or add him up on whatsApp at: +2348124644470

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