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MAYBELLINE NEW YORK MASTER GRAPHIC LIQUID EYELINER: REVIEW| YAY OR NAY?

So this is undeniably an eyeliner, so I can start of by saying it lines the eyes…sometimes. Its temperamental nature leaves a nice ‘bold’ INVISIBLE  line above the lashes, completely contradicting the whole nature of the product. The packaging states:

“Liquid marker eyeliner for a bold graphic look.”

Without the ‘bold graphicness‘, the eyeliner is shaping up to be the equivalent of that sold in Poundland (*POUNDLAND PROMO: EYELINERS, MASCARAS, LIPSTICKS FOR ONLY £1, ROLL UP ROLL UP*).

However, on the rare occasions that it actually decides to do its job, the result can be somewhat satisfactory. As promised, the liner ACTUALLY LINES THE DAMN EYES, providing a bold, striking black line. The sloping head shape also aids application, and allows multiple styles to be easily drawn onto the eyelid. It looks a little something (exactly) like this:

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So once you’ve actually got some colour out of the thing, you prey it will last until you are 71 to recoup the stress of the whole damn painful process. Well good news, although it pains me to say, the line is incredibly long lasting…providing you don’t wash for the next 7 decades. Waterproof is not a nature withheld by the product, and so any moisture may provide you with a larger line than desired, and covering a lot more of your face then anticipated…

Other pros of using this product run along the lines of: its bold black colour (when it is so kind to show its face…or however you mould the expression to fit a non living object- oh lord), its flat base, its resistance to clump, and last but most certainly not least it was made in Italy. I always get excited by the thought of a guy with a 10 foot moustache ringing cowbells making eyeliner pens- normal right?

….And the final look is one of about 10,028,264,739,102,837 ways to wear this type of eyeliner, but preferably don’t follow this striking but quite frankly overpowering example:

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(I think the emphasis is on the precision of the line, not the fact she now has a 50/50 white:black ratio eyelid…)


Thank you for reading, passing by, or for just about anything I could find to thank you for!

Sx

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LETS BE FRIENDS (INTERNET LIKE) | TEAM UP

So, upon starting this magnificent specimen of a blog account (*cue huffs of sarcasm*) from the convenient location of my bedroom, I over-enthusiasticly expected 50,000 views a day and a minimum or 5,000 likes on each blog…okay slight exaggeration but guess what? IT DIDN’T HAPPEN! Funny that…

I am now (4 weeks) older and (4 weeks) wiser, and able to understand the slow pace at which life and progress happens in this world, and realise I must seek alternate approaches. Approach 1: spend 24 hours a day begging for follows (sorry if you are one of many victims I have once targeted), or more preferably, approach 2: team up with another account at a similar stage.

When I say “team up” I do not meant merging accounts because (a) that is technologically impossible and (b) I am too selfish to go half. I simply mean we support each other along our journeys to world wide international internet fame. Well almost. My idea of this would entail becoming internet acquaintances (friendship comes next, obviously), bouncing ideas of one another and growing our account together. Perhaps this would mean liking/commenting on each others blogs (to make us seem vaguely popular), and giving suggestions as to our next blog topic.

If anyone is interested, please leave a comment below or if you are the shy type, email sjasmine02@hotmail.com or contact one of the social media links situated somewhere near the location of this blog- I have no idea where hence the next to non-existent explanation.


The lack of comments is clearly due to my deletion of all previous contact, obviously (*cries to self*).

If you have, haven’t or even never will read this blog, I thank you anyway.

Sx

MAX FACTOR CLUMP DEFY MASCARA: REVIEW

Okay, lets dive straight in… (to the blog, not some metaphorical ocean) The mascara is mascara; this means it does as Google says:

mascara
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noun
 a cosmetic for darkening and thickening the eyelashes.

It undeniably both darkens and thickens the lashes- well done Google. However the extent of its “clump defying” nature is questionable. After a couple days of use, I began to notice those delightful little black clumps so delicately scattered around my eye lashes. Cool. So I can conclude: it doest defy the clumps, meaning is it just ordinary old “Max Factor mascara“- imaginative.

As with all mascaras, the more coats you apply, the thicker and longer your lashes will be (duh). But the added bonus with this mascara is inevitably with more coats come more precious little black blobs. So I recommend not multiple coating.

Now, with the seemingly ‘waterproof‘ editions- there is a ever so slight con. The packaging features the recognisable strip of blue colouring- signifying waterproof, however if you take a wee peek at the small print beneath “clump defy“, you will see it actually says “water resistant“. Bummer. I learnt the hard way- lets just say I understand that the lifeguard was not staring because he was fascinated by my natural beauty (yeah, fat chance), it was the streams of jet black stains coating the entire perimeter of my checks attracting his attention…

Although it is excruciating to admit, there are some pros. The handily ‘eye’ shape of the brush head makes for an easy application (as well as providing a handy reminder that is it your eye lashes you are to paint, not your eyebrow or wherever else you were about to smear the stuff- smart.) It looks a little (exactly) like this:

Other pros run along the lines of its long lasting formula (providing you widely avoid any form of moisture), its colour (black, its black), its flat bottom, and its manufacture origin- Ireland. You may say “What’s the difference, Ireland, China, product’s still the same?“- well technically yes, but no. Firstly, China is located 10,771.2 km away from Ireland. Secondly, the chance it could have been made by a leprechaun is so overbearingly exciting I would import everything from Ireland if I was a wee bit richer.

….And the end result: *cue dramatic drum roll*

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Thank you for reading/ looking at the pictures/  personally forcing yourself to look at this blog- I appreciate your time!

S x  (*insert fancy shamancy signature name thing that the other accounts do*)

Phobia Fever

Having a phobia to something means you strongly fear and dislike. Or in an informal dictionary an abnormal fear which describes me to be honest.

These days people and society judge you for what you love and hate. I am forever getting judged for my phobias because they are not the norm ( i hate that word so much, normmm EW. I actually think I have a phobia of the word norm ) Anyway, I have 4 main fears. Balloons, Electric shocks, bowling and Tomatoes.

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Before i tell you about my experiences I thought it would be a great idea to suggest ways which may help your phobias.

  • keep a journal
  • create a fear ladder like a timeline
  • self rewarding
  • relaxing music and meditation
  • record your dreams
  • talk to people

I find that these help with associating your fears with good things and not all bad. Try them out!

My balloon phobia ( also known as Globophobia ) sprouted when I was around the age of 7. I was at a kids birthday party and obviously there were balloons. My uncle started chasing me around the hall and popping them as he went and at such a young age I was petrified and screaming and crying. I now, at the age of 15, cannot touch or go near balloons. They generally make me nervous. So thanks for that Uncle. Weirdly enough this is one of the most common phobias which  affects nearly 3% of the world’s population. FASCINATING!

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Electric shocks I think Is pretty standard but I take it to the next level. Once I was shopping by myself. There was no stairs or anything just this one lift. I was alone and too scared to press the button to call the lift so I waited half an hour for someone to eventually walk over to the lift. I actually just stood there like a moron, what is life. So yes, sadly I have Electrophobia.

I know you are probably thinking “bowling”. How can you be scared of bowling? Well, as a young child I used to have the same nightmare, night after night. It was me bowling in an alley. These 3 butch men would always come and chase me with this giant bowling ball. It doesn’t even sound like a nightmare but I would cry everytime. It is so weird how a dream can influence your actual life and phobias.

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Lycopersicoa is the fear of tomatoes. I saved the worst one til last. My fear of the tiny red things is actually out of this world. Looking at it, Saying the name, hearing the name, even typing tomato makes me feel giddy so I am going to refer to it as Flamingo. I have never eaten a flamingo and only touched it once. Like today at school my friend got a bag of flamingos out of her bag and I walked out the room because I couldn’t deal with the stress. I have honestly never had a bad experience with a flamingo but I just hate them so much tHEY MAKE ME ANGRY!  Sorry I have calmed down now. 

All of my phobias show that you can get them from anywhere. A dream, childhood or even no where atall. And remember that people with all ages have phobias so you are not alone.

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Please comment below what phobias you have and if any of the curing methods helps?

Thank you for reading

Ax

What I Call ‘Life Hacks’

So, you may ask why the featured image for this post is four what appear to be floating bags. You ask this either because you genuinely believe bags can levitate (which, to clarify, they cant), or you just haven’t got round to reading the conveniently named title yet. I can assure you; this blog cannot- and will not- teach you the power of levitation, or even the meaning of the word. No, if that is your destiny, youtube is a much more suitable source.

Right, now I may have lost half the readers to a levitating youtube video (that is a video on levitation, not a video which can levitate…), it may prove highly beneficial to actually get on with the damn blog, before I loose the other half via boredom inflicted death. So here goes, 6 ways to easily (and safely) hack life:

  1. Hack numero uno: The miraculously longer ponytail- with miraculously less long hair.

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This is potentially a hack within a hack. You may have been hacked (<METAPHORICALLY) into thinking this is a hack to hack hair growth. Now besides the gazillion mentions of the word “hack”, I can tell you it isn’t. This hack (here we go again) is a way to imitate the look of a longer, fuller pony by creating two ponytails- a high and a low- which together create…well, a longer, fuller pony tail.

2. Hack dos: Longer lasting waves- without the longer lasting discomfort of curlers or plaits.

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Hacking the hack again. This may just look like a women with ocd which cannot stand curly plait nubs (), but in reality, the women most probably doesn’t have ocd, or curly plait nubs, which rules out that option. Running a straightener (or ‘flat iron’– if you are of the American type) over plaited hair crimps and curls the hair- leaving you with long lasting locks.

3. Tres: The correct way to perfume- ‘all day formula’ as the adverts say.

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No hacked hack here (< tongue twister much?), just the right places to apply perfume; which makes you wonder, what are classed as the ‘wrong’ places? Feet? Belly button? They all sound credible places to me- perhaps the ‘wrong’ is the awkward moment when the scent of Justin Beiber begins arrising from between your toes. Awkward.

4. Numero cuatro: matte lipstick- without the lipstick being matted.

yesUsing eye shadow on your lips both defeats the objective of the product, and the comfort of your lips- but hey, at least your lips look matted! Applying a dab of appropriately coloured powder over lipstick conceals the shine and voila- you have made matted lipstick (and saved a few million pounds).

5. Cinco: summer dress- from a baggy t-shirt.

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No double wammy with the hacks- “what you see is what you get”, so to speak. It is apparently so easy, it is possible to model the process outside your own front door- or so the picture suggests. It looks great, but what is there to stop it unravelling again? I propose (metaphorically) the discreet use of a safety pin, to avoid what could be a rather embarrassing and quite frankly awkward situation.

6. Numero seis: All in one eye-liner and lash curler…for real.

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So that is…”line” (the top of the lash curler), “curl” (using the lash curler), and then your’e “done” (with the last curler). This is the ultimate hacked hack of the hacks, hence its position at the end of the post, in the hope everyone will have lost interest  and left me and my all-in-last curler to be happy hacking hacks together.


If you have managed so reach this point, you are either bored beyond hope, lost from whatever webpage you originated from, or have somehow managed to enjoy my scrag of a post. Either way, I thank you.

S x

Six Pack Saturday|| Abs or Flabs?

Just to clarify, I am not some macho body builder with a 96 pack- neither can I advise you on how to be. This is either because I am the living equivalent of a doughnut or it is physically impossible to obtain a 96 pack of anything other than sausages.

So why am I, a highly skilled couch potato, writing a fitness post? I asked myself the same question. But I reckon I could have a jolly good go at it, so here it is- my guide of rambling nonsense about the ins (and outs) of abdominal fitness.

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Upon one of my un-motivational Sunday-days, I decided I would get a six pack. So I took the treacherous journey up to my bedroom, and did some sit-ups. As you can imagine I was highly disappointed when I awoke the next morning to find the same tyre of a stomach I had 24 hours ago. So I formulated a routine; which consisted of:

  1. 50 ‘normal’ crunches (legs on the floor)
  2. 50 ‘perpendicular’ crunches (legs raised 90 degrees to your body)
  3. 50 leg raises
  4. 50 V-Up crunches
  5. 50 bicycle crunches
  6.  …a plank.

Now for a couch potato, this was torture. Doing 251 individual exercises before bed meant I often fell asleep whilst planking- a rather awkward and frankly uncomfortable position to spend the next 8 hours in.

The first plank of the routine lasted 1:00, by which 60 seconds felt more like 60 years and left me looking like a 50 year old with severe sunburn. Never the less, my headphones and I managed to battle through, increasing the duration by a whopping 10 seconds each day.

Today is the 2 month anniversary of the routine (

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So there you have it! My daily ‘fitness’ routine (ft. a shed full of useless jibber jabber about couch potatoes and sausages). Once more I sincerely apologise for the general nonsense I have just spent the last 5 hours writing, I hope it provides some vague interest!

Thank you for reading,

S x

ONESIE FUNDRAISER

Hiya and welcome to PlotTwist,

Lets get blogging shall we…

I am pretty sure we have all heard of Children In Need before, the British charity which is hugely successful thanks to BBC. So you must be wondering why i am making a blog about it. Well my fellow reader i will tell you…

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Late 2013 ( i know like 2 years ago but lets go with the flow ) Sukhi and i where crazy enough to believe that we can help to raise some money for the desperate people Africa. So guess what we did? We got our pen and pads and put our heads together. We decided to put on our onesies, yes a all in one pyjama suit, and go for a walk in London.

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Sukhi and I, 2013.

We hopped on train and made our way to the capital of England after several hours of mentally preparing ourselves for the humiliation we were about to experience. We walked from Big Ben to Buckingham palace and then went to madame tussauds. This really tired me out, like proper panting because i am so unfit.I had a wave at the Queen and a sit on the stone lions. Standing and posing with all the famous people in Madame Tussauds was also great, got my selfies with Justin Bieber, One Direction, The Beatles, Royal Family, James Bond, Shrek and many other amazing people. Luckily it was a gorgeous day for once but not so lucky for the idiots walking around in big fat onesies. ( that was us ).

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I can ensure you that we did have many dirty looks, many stares, alot of comments plus we were boiling hot, like proper roasting. But hand on my heart it was 100% worth it. Sukhi and I can proudly say that we collected and raised £215.60. *inserts applauding sound affect*

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The reason i decided to blog about this even though it was 2 years ago and we look awful in the pictures ( sorry about that ) is to encourage you all to go and do something for charity. It is so rewarding and makes me very happy. I literally walked around London and raised £100’s. Sometimes we just that little bit of motivation to get off your bum, turn off the TV and go outside and do something good for once. So consider this motivation. I challenge you to put your brain to work, think of something inspiring.  Let your imagination go wild! I BELIEVE IN YOU ! It would be great if you commented below what goals you have set yourself and you could bounce ideas off eachother!

Expect more charity based blogs because:

  • I want to work for charities when i am older so i am heavily involved with my aunties charity based in South Africa.
  • Sukhs and i have started to plan another event which will hopefully raise more than before. So look forward to a post about that. ( hint hint, it involves roller coasters and long hours )
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” Abbie is raising money for BBC Children In Need “

I am not quiet sure how to sign off as this is my first post. I will be posting every Wednesday and Sukhi every Saturday. If you did like this blog ( i hope you did ) then stick around for more and go like and follow and comment what kind of posts you would like to see next on our channel. I love you, and hope you have the best day today.

Please bear in mind that Sukhi and I are going to have different styles of blogs to hopefully reach out to a larger audience. They will differ so stick with us ☺️☺️ please leave suggestions x

Goodbyeeeee

A x