Palette test: Make Up Revolution: Mermaids Forever


Apologies for the long gap in posting – I was DYING OF ALL THE ILLNESS last week (/had a bad cold). Anyway, so behind am I that I’m not even on the palette after this one, but the one after that. It’s a similar story with the films, books, weird new foods and so on. So – onto business, my review of Make Up Revolution’s Mermaids Forever palette.

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Weird new food: Rolo dark dessert

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I didn’t really mean to buy the new Rolo dark dessert, but they were on offer and they’d run out of the milk chocolate ones, so I picked these up instead. Now, I’m not really a lover of dark chocolate, so I wasn’t sure whether or not I’d like these, although I do quite like the milk ones.

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If you’ve not had any of the Rolo desserts, they have a consistency similar to a thick yoghurt and have a chocolate layer on top of the caramel layer. They don’t particularly taste like Rolos the sweets, but there is a definite caramel and chocolate vibe going on.

However, these were perfectly fine for me as a non-dark chocolate eater. They tasted, in fact, pretty much exactly the same as the milk chocolate ones. If you were a dark chocolate lover, I imagine these would be pretty disappointing. So, if you like the milky ones, you will like these, but their similarity sort of defeats the point of them being a new product.

Book review: The Good Girl by Fiona Neill

DSC05973I’m sure the publishers of The Good Girl wanted to be the new Gone Girl or Girl on the Train. Hey, books with girl in the title and a vague sense of mystery are the hot thing, right? However, this book is nowhere near in the same league as those two. I’m not necessarily saying either of them were the height of great literature, but I am saying that this book is truly, truly terrible. I’m gonna put a lot of spoilers below the cut to explain why it’s so bad, so you can look away if you don’t want to know-or you can just read the review and be glad you didn’t waste time on it.
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Hard as Nails: Nailbox July and August


Although I have bought a handful of beauty boxes now (I have another want to show you soon), there is only one that has inspired me to subscribe: Nailbox. For those that know me, that I would choose a nail-based box is no surprise. Nailbox is £15 a month (although it can be cheaper if you pay in bulk for several months at once) and for that you get five products, at least three of which will be polish. The box comes around the 23rd or 24th of the month although I think payment is taken at the start of the month, so watch out if you only intend to get a one-off box.

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Cine world: Diary of a Teenage Girl, Trainwreck, Mistress America

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Yesterday we looked at recent films telling the stories of men and today I’m following up with three films about the stories of women. I have to say, women are faring much better than their male counterparts at the moment. I don’t know whether this is just because there are still so few films with female leads that they have to be more interesting than those with male leads, if it’s a case of production companies, genres, or whether it’s simply my personal preferences coming into play.

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