When purchasing a mascara I look for for three things; Volume, Length and price. So while browsing through Superdrug’s website  I stumbled upon L’oreal’s False Lash X Fiber Mascara.

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“Introducing new False Lash X-Fiber Mascara, for our ultimate false lash look without the hassle of false lashes or eyelash extensions. Extreme length, extreme volume, extreme build-ability”

The description ticked all the boxes and I was really excited in trying out this product. However with a £10.99 retail price tag at Superdrug and a £7.99 retail price tag at Boots I was unsure if it was really worth investing in. So I set myself the challenge of searching for a more affordable price, through past experience I have spent money on a mascara due to the description only to be disappointed by the performance of the product and the money wasted. After carrying out a product price search I successfully found the product retailing at £4.99 plus free postage. Would you like to know where you can purchase this item ? Carry on reading…

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The mascara comes with two different steps. Step 1 is a volumizing black primer that thickens the look of each lash to build extreme volume.


The wand for step one has an hourglass shape and the formula is great it glides onto my lashes nicely; so well that I often forget to use the Step two lengthening fiber wand! which is a plus for me especially if I am in a hurry. I have used mascaras with a white primer formula and although they look great in terms of adding extra length, the process of coating your lashes with the black mascara can be time consuming and annoying especially, if like me you have a busy schedule. In short having a black primer is a good idea and a definite win with me.

Step Two has lengthening fibers enriched with 20X more fibers (vs Superstar Original) for extreme length. The wand for step two is curved and contains fibers.

IMG_0461The important thing to remember about the L’Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara is that you need to apply the fibers while the primer is still WET. I forgot about this and ended up with clumpy lashes, sore eyes  ( due to my eyes being sensitive) not to mention the flakes on my my face. So it’s really important to apply the fibers straight after you put the primer on.

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I think the L’Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara would suit a lot of people who like the false lash look without the hassle of false lashes or eyelash extensions . The difference in my lashes are great! and I definitely would purchase this mascara again 

So lets do a price comparison…..

SUPERDRUG.COM Retails the product for £10.99

www.boots.com retails at of £7.99

I purchased this item on Ebay for £4.99 yes £4.99 !!!

Ok I know some people out there might be  wary of buying makeup from Ebay but let me assure you this item came sealed and works perfectly.

DSC_0006 (1)and at a bargain price this was an opportunity I couldn’t miss!

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Have you tried this mascara? if so what did you think of it ?



The reason why I have chosen to feature Cornwall in my blog is to share a holiday where you don’t have to spend air fare prices!So how does this qualify for a discount? ( I hear you cry). Well my boyfriend and I were looking for a cheap holiday destination ( not too far away) and he suggested Cornwall. 

We traveled by car to Truro and stayed at the Alverton Hotel a Bar and Brasserie in Cornwall which stands on a hillside setting right at the heart of the Cathedral City of Truro close to the city center.


I was blown away by the interior of our hotel room. We Stayed in one of the new courtyard rooms …



and couldn’t have been more impressed, immaculately clean spacious and beautifully decorated. Great shower, Comfortable bed and everything we needed.


How did we save money?

If we had chosen a holiday outside of the UK then we would have been left with the dilemma of paying to hire a car or relaying on a bus service to travel around in. However since we had the car with us we didn’t need to worry about that since the local amenities were very close. The shopping center is a twenty minute walk from the hotel. Familiar high street chains such as New Look, Lush and Primark (to name a few) were also found!

On our first day we stopped of at Sam’s and the service and food didn’t disappoint.


Although it was a short break, it has left a lasting impression strong enough to visit this beautiful place and the Alverton hotel again!

Have you been to Cornwall? or a short break?  if so leave a comment below