Friday, 29 June 2012

My Mascara Stash

Hi everyone,
Today's post is about my mascara stash, inspired by this post by Sandra at Beauty Balm.

Now I do have to admit to having a bit of a mascara problem, I can't resist trying out new ones just incase it's the perfect one for transforming my rubbish short lashes into beautiful, long, voluminous lashes.

Here's how I store my mascaras...
This is just a metal storage container from Tesco, I love the strawberry picture on it and I got it when it was reduced to 25p!  :D

I currently have 16 mascaras on the go, which I know is a little crazy.

So the first four mascaras I own are all the same....I'm not entirely sure how this happened but anyways this is Boots No7 Intense Volume Mascara. I really like this mascara, it gives me a soft voluminous look.

Cargo Lash Activator Extreme
This is a recent purchase and I've only used it a couple of times but I feel that primer helped give my lashes some more volume.

No.7 Fanomenal Lashes
This is also a recent purchase, I kind of like this but I'm not sure that I love it. The brush is very weird but does work pretty well. I'm not that keen on the formula though, it's kind of gunky and weird once you put it on the lashes.

17 Va Va Voom 
I like this mascara but the brush is really big so I find it hard to apply to my stumpy lashes.

 Collection 2000 Supersize Fat Lash
This mascara is pretty good to be honest, it does make my lashes look fuller, the only thing is that it is prone to smudging a little.

Natural Collection Lash Build and Lash Define
I use these mascaras together, I use the lash build one first for some volume and then apply the lash define to separate the lashes and add some length. Not bad for £1.99 each.

Jemma Kidd I-Glamour Volume 
I got this free with Red magazine, I quite like it but its a little too prone to clumping for my liking.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator
I love this mascara! I love the brush, it's really small so easy to get to all my lashes and the formula is nice and wet but not too wet. :D

Soap and Glory Thick and Fast
I got this free with Elle magazine, I liked it at first but when it started to dry up a bit I found it really hard to apply. 

MUA Clear Mascara
This is great for only £1, I only use it for my brows but it's awesome. :)

Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express
I like this mascara but it smells really weird!

Benefit Bad Gal Lash
I got this mini mascara in Glamour magazine, I'm really not a fan. The brush is too big and it didn't really build any volume or length, for me anyway. :)

Thanks for reading,


  1. I only ever have one mascara on the go. I throw them away after about 6 weeks as I don't think they're as good.

    I'm using an NYC showtime mascara at the moment. It's not bad. My favourite is Lancome Hypnose drama. They're so expensive though.


    1. That's very sensible :) I just can't resist trying them when I've bought them lol xx

  2. i love the jemma kidd one!i didnt had good expectations but it surprised me tho!xx

    1. I thought It'd be great seeing as it's high end, but I wasn't too impressed by it. Maybe I'll give it another go soon :D xxx

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  4. Oh wow, that is a lot of mascaras! I love the No 7 Intense Mascara too, and the Super Size Lashes one!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    1. I know, It's a bit excessive. :) xx

  5. I have the collection 2000 super size mascara and for the price I was pretty impressed! Just brought another one for my holiday next week ;) X

    1. It is really cheap, I think I bought mine for only £2.50. Have a nice holiday! :D xx

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    1. Thank you :) Thanks for following me :D xx

  7. Hi Jess, I'm a new follower (just found you during some late night blog searching on hellocotton lol). Great blog!I use the MUA mascara for my brows too and am currently using the colossal mascara too which I like and did a review on :) x

    1. Hi Thank you for following me :) I'm now following you lol. The MUA mascara is brilliant for brows isn't it? :)

  8. I need to start trying out more mascaras. I think I am going to give the Lash Accelerator a try based on your review. I really like the way you store all of them!

    1. Thank you :) Lash Accelerator really is worth a go :) Thanks for following me :) xxx

  9. Holy wow what a stash!! You make me feel like I need to go shopping...I only have 3!