Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have spent some time with family and the Lord on this beautiful day. In the wake of the Orlando shooting I wanted to quickly leave a few statistics about gun violence at the top of this post. I have never been anti-gun as I have grown up in a home with a hunter as a father, but assault weapons on the streets? That’s another story. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families involved in the shooting. Although this is a time of much sadness I still believe love always triumphs evil. Since 1970 in the United States more Americans have died from guns than the number who have died in all wars dating back to the American Revolution
In the US there are 88.8 guns per 100 people, which is a much higher amount than any other country.
The number of Americans killed from Gun Violence: 406,496 and the number of Americans killed by Terrorism: 3,380.
Since 1997 there have been 3 mass shootings in Germany and Switzerland, 1 in the UK and 0 in Austrailia. There have been more than 51 mass shootings in America.
I hope this inhuman attack will be eye opening for our country. America has a problem with gun violence and we shouldn’t just sit around waiting for the problem to cease, because without action it won’t.
Claims: Revlon says this mascara is a 5 in 1 product benefitting volume, length, definition, lift and intense color. The oval shaped hollow wand is designed to deposit formula for “mega lash” impact.
Thoughts: Okay so mostly the packaging intrigued me about this one. Also I have always been a Maybelline girl when it comes to mascara so I figured I would step out of my comfort zone and try one from Revlon, since I love pretty much every product they sell. But truth be told this is my least favorite out of the five. I like the concept of the tiny wand but what I don’t like is that it gets over covered in product which leaves my lashes looking too clumpy. The small wand would be perfect for bottom lashes but since the product is not water proof I’m scared to even try.
Claims: Maybelline says that this mascara will give your lashes “explosive volume in rocket time,” that is “8X bigger, smoother and even.” They also claim that it gives the “most explosive, beautiful lashes ever.”
Thoughts: This mascara has been a ride or die with me for a few years now and although I love I have to admit it Maybelline’s claims are a little over the top. Although it doesn’t give me the most beautiful and explosive lashes ever, it does prove to create a very smooth look with little clumping. This mascara is my favorite for my lower lashes, it applies with ease, little to no clumps and lasts all day long!
Claims: This voluminous mascara will give you “pumped up, glamour lashes” and contains ingredients that will moisturize your lashes.
Thoughts: I totally jumped on this when Kelsey from A Balancing Peach recommended it. I’ve been using it for about 6 months now and I have even repurchased. Overall I’ve been pretty impressed with the formula and applicator. I was weary at first but I actually love how large the wand is. The first time I applied this mascara I literally looked in the mirror and said “my lashes have never looked so voluminous.” The only thing I dislike about this mascara is that the tip does get very clumped with excess product, but it doesn’t affect my application. If you’re looking for volume I would recommend giving this stuff a shot!
Claims: Maybelline says that this mascara coats every layer of your lashes giving you a “sensational full fan effect.”
Thoughts: This is a really great drug store mascara without a doubt. Everyone’s talking about this and for good reason. It applies very nicely and the wand does give a great curled/fan effect. I have noticed that it does clump my lashes together a bit more than some higher end ones I have tried, but for the price I will deal with a little (tiny bit) of clumping!
Claims: Benefit says that this mascara is inspired by hair rollers gives a curling and lifting look for a “sexy, wide eyed look.” They also claim that the mascara alone will replace your eyelash curler, will last a solid 12 hours and also contains the provitamin B5.
Thoughts: Drum roll please...here it is ladies and gents, my current favorite mascara! Of course it’s the high end one, but I have two sample sizes and they are lasting quite well. Seriously this mascara is fantastic, it does all it says and more. My lashes never clump, hold curl and also never smear (although it isn’t waterproof?). If you don’t want to fork over the money I would recommend the Maybelline Lash Sensational (or pick up the $12 benefit travel size!) as it is a pretty close dupe with the similar wands. What sets this one apart for me is that it clumps much less and has a slightly thinner wand that I feel applies that product more smoothly.
What's your favorite mascara of the moment?