Eyeko Eyepencils and Eyeliner Pen - Gorgeous Christmas Treats!

Stuff I got sent to review! :)
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen
Swatches: Electric Purple/Plum, Black Glitter/Silver, Graffite Eyeliner pen
Graffiti Eyeliner Pen on the upper lashline, Black Glitter eye pencil on lower waterline and electric purple eye pencil on the lower lashline
Silver eye pencil in the inner corner and Plum eye pencil on the lid

I was recently sent these uber cute Eyeko products to review. This time it was all the eye stuff which I am usually not much keen on at all as they are hardly ever pigmented! But as soon as I swatched the black one on my hand, it was the darkest black I had ever seen :O I absolutely love love love the pigmentation of these 'Line and Shine' pencil duo's. The shades I got were Electric purple/Plum and Black Glitter/Silver. My favourites are Black Glitter and Electric purple as they are the most pigmented and intense. I dont think they would make decent bases as they do crease due to being pretty creamy in consistency. My favourite use for them is for lining the lower lashline, as it adds a refreshing hint of colour without being over the top. Coz they are so pigmented, creamy and easy to apply I also love them on the waterline.

I was also sent their Graffiti Eyeliner Pen and am drooling on this product right now! I have to admit that Eyeko has definately improved its quality and this product has surpassed my expectations of it. I mean this can line the lashline in seconds and its the darkest ink black colour ever. Trust me, it has replaced Mac's Blacktrack Fluidline for me as it is way darker than that and provides a similar matte black finish (dare I say better!). It lasted me 8 hours without a touchup and is even waterproof. The felt tip pen is a bit thick people seem to complain but I apply it using only the fine tip and it seems to draw a precise line for me. What more would you ask for £5? Definately makes an entry in my makeup bag :)

These would make gorgeous and affordable Christmas treats and would not disappoint :)

Get it here www.eyeko.com

Graffiti Eyeliner Pen - £5

Line and Shine pencil duo's - £3.50


Healthy Locks - 101

I have no idea why I ever dont write about hair, because surprisingly enough I have been equally into hair as much as makup! Well better late then never eh..
I used to straighten my hair every single day for about 15 minutes (atleast!) to create that poker straight look. However then I noticed a huge damage in the texture of my hair which started looking rather dry and coarse and what worried me the most was that extensive straightening actually stunned the growth of my hair.
I have considerably wavy slightly frizzy hai. Since 6 months now, I decided to cut down on the amount of time I straighen my hair.
How I do this? I have two techniques which I swear by
- I straighten a quater of my hair starting from the roots, so that it calms down the frizz on the top and leave the rest of them as they are, i.e. naturaly wavy (as seen in the first pic). I love extra volume, so I simply tease the upper section of my hair for that extra oomph. However be gentle to your hair while teasing, let the hairspray work its magic. OR
- Instead of straigtening my hair which occupies a lot of time, I simply straighten my fringe/bangs, tease it and add some hairspray and then curl the ends (as seen in the second pic). I dont make a lot of effort in this as my hair is naturaly wavy and volumised. I love how curls add that glamour quotient to any look and definately suit me more than my straight locks IMO.
The reason for the less damage is that, with curls I dont attempt to achieve a 'perfect' look and tend to curl a chunk of hair only once as it lasts long too, eventually forming a loose wave. It has noticibly caused less damage (almost none) to the end of my hairs, as the way I curl my hair, it does not apply much heat to the ends avoiding those disasterous splitends. I have seen a significant improvement in growth and overall texture of my locks in this period.
I have been sporting this look regularly from almost half a year how and am totally in love with it as its just so fresh and different, not to forget much beneficial for the growth and health of my hair.
Products I swear by:
- Loreal Elvive Re-nutrition Nourishing Fluid (leave in)
- Tresemme Thermal Recovery - Intensive repair and rehydration treatment
- Charles Worthington Dream Hair - Thickening Shampoo
- Loreal Elvive Re-nutrition - Conditioner
- Loreal Elnett Hairspray
Let me know your tips, experiences and any product recommendations :)
p.s I also have stopped dying my hair = less damage & black hair = Thumbs up!