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Miss Manga by Voluminous (L’Oreal Paris)

*I received these products for review.*

I could barely contain my excitement when I saw this mascara in my mailbox.  I’m a huge fan of manga-even the kind that no one really reads anymore (I bet you’ve never hear of Strawberry marshmallow, have you?).  So of course, I want MANGA-SIZED lashes!

From L’Oreal Paris:

Inspired by the funky culture of Japan and fun loving Kawaii attitude, Miss Manga mascara envelopes lashes with mega volume for an innocently flirty, wide-eyed look.  The mega impact formula with collagen spheres and triology of polymers adheres to lashes and enlarges them for sensational volume.  Fiercely painting every single lash top to bottom-this new mascara creates a wide open and full look just like a Kawaii doll. 

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I love this mascara!  It has a 360 degree flexor wand that DOES amplify upper lashes. It also has a cone tip that is good for the inner corners of the eyes and lower lashes.  It’s not a dry formula but it’s not necessarily wet etiher.  It comes in 4  colors: black (actually black, blackest black, brown black), purple, turquoise, electric blue.  I’ve been wearing the purple often and loving it.  It’s a fun break from ‘typical’ colors. Be warned though-multiple coats of this product will produce ‘thick’ lashes-it’s almost like it’s clumping.  I use 1-2 light coats.

This is a fantastic product and it’s worth a look. It’s available at mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada with a suggested retail of $10.99 CAD.

Now, I’m off to twist my hair into those cute little Princess Lea buns in the photo!

weekly recap!

This week contains old favorites AND new!

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theBalm ‘nude tude eyeshadow palette

Can’t go wrong with this-it’s a great set of neutrals with both matte and shimmer shades.  All the colors complement each other, and blend easily.  It’s almost like you can’t make a mistake with this!

 

L’Oreal Miss Manga Voluminous mascara in purple-that’s right, I said purple

I wore colored mascara in the ’80’s and have worn navy recently but purple?  I love this formula.  I’m a fan of the voluminous line anyway but this took it to a new level with the brush.  It does create a ‘manga-ish’  look-so it has the ability to hmmm, let me say deposit on the lashes.  I usually apply 2 coats and I”m good to go. I’m hoping that they could change the formula (slightly) to include some ingredient for more curl.

 

CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss lip balm in Jam Twist

I am never ever ever taking this out of my rotation.  Color=perfect, texture=perfect, application=perfect, price point=perfect

 

Bessame Violet brightening powder

Hmm, I believe this says translucent somewhere on this package.  I got this in a Wantable box and I do enjoy it.  It’s a loose powder with a sifter that does a great job setting your makeup.  It has a pleasant scent as well.