Maryanne Young


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Volum' Express Colossal Cat Eyes

Sexy lashes in a flash

I love this mascara from its daring yellow packaging and its pawprints, right down to its applicator. I have puny fair eyelashes, so I thought getting them anywhere near a cat eye look would take a miracle, but I find with this product, after just two applications my eyelashes look long, curvaceous and feline! The curved brush at the end of the wand prevents clumping and curls the lashes beautifully. I also don’t find any residue dropping off during the day. My hubby loves to tell me when my mascara is falling off my face ( he isn’t a makeup fan) He never complains when I use this product of Maybelline’s! It lasts all day and is easy to remove at night. What more could a girl ask for in the perfect mascara?

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Get your glow on

This shimmer brick is almost iconic in its perfection! Its a compact no lady should be without! I have had two of these compacts in Rose – the first one lasted me three years and I am well into the second year of my second one and its still going strong.
It comes in a plain black compact and has a mirror featured on the inside of the lid. It then has different shades ranging from a pale highlighter to bronze to pink, which can be used alone or together. The effect of sweeping them all together onto your cheekbones is just gorgeous. A soft shimmer is created which is subtle and gorgeous, as long as you don’t go overboard. Each strip can be used on its own as a blusher, highlighter, bronzer and even as eyeshadow. It’s is such a cute little multitasker! The only limitation is your imagination!
At the price, it isn’t cheap, but totally worth it as it really lasts for a very long time. So little is needed at each application, so its really value for your money. I have received compliments when wearing this product as to how pretty I am looking, and people cant put their finger on it, but I am sure its the shimmer brick glow! So come on ladies, get your glow on, especially now that summer is just around the corner!

Best lipliner for a nude finish

This is the one product I wouldn’t like to be without. Its like my desert island product ( you know, the one thing you would absolutely have to have if you were stranded on a desert island!). I love a nude look on my lips, and this pencil accomplishes this look so beautifully. You can use it to shape your lips and then fill them in and apply your nude lippie and/or gloss on top for a perfect nude lip. If you want a really natural look, then you can actually just use this pencil to outline your lips and fill them in. The texture of the pencil is so soft, that it glides on with ease and leaves your lips with a perfectly matte look. If you are wearing lipstick, using this liner definitely helps to prevent feathering and it can be used with slightly darker shades of lipstick too, as it is nude after all. Such a win by MAC! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Dove Nourishing Treatment Oil

Best care for frizz without weighing hair down

This is my favourite conditioner in the Dove range. I have medium length, fine, naturally blonde hair that tends to get dry in summer especially on the ends. In humid weather I get tentacles of flyaways like a halo around my head. Never a pretty sight! This conditioner ( which I use in conjunction with the shampoo, really makes a difference. It is packaged in a plastic tube with a flip top, which makes it super easy to use as you don’t have to battle to get the dregs out towards the end as the tube is naturally upside down. The nourishing oil care range has gold accents so is easily recognizable on the shelf.
The Weightless Nutri-Oils make sure that hair is nourished and soft, without leaving it heavy and weighted down. The overall result is soft, smooth, frizz-free hair and no greasy residue. Flyaways and frizz are history! Good-bye to my awful tentacles!! I love the Dove scent and I don’t need a lot at a time, just a dollop goes a long way. This is an affordable product, which I can highly recommend!

Dove Beauty Cream Bar

Simply the best soap bar by far

Every winter, my hands used to get chapped and reddened, because in a home with two small children I am constantly washing my hands, especially when one or both of them is sick. This was until I discovered the magic of Dove soap. With its 1/4 moisturising cream it nourishes your hands while washing them and doesn’t leave your skin dry and chapped. My hands are now always soft and smooth! No more red cracks!
The packaging is a very practical little box in white with accents of blue and gold. The bar itself is quite hard at first, but quickly softens enough to work up a lather. The shape is easy to hold and it doesn’t turn to mush after multiple uses, like some other soap bars.
Now I actually cheat a bit, when I am in the shower, I use Dove soap on my face as well, instead of my regular cleanser and my skin has never looked better! My skin is left soft and smooth, without a dry tight feeling.
Dove soap is always a fixture in my bathrooms and showers. I highly recommend you try Dove soap if you haven’t already! You can buy the bars in bulk from Makro and Clicks to cut down on costs too.


Silky smooth skin in seconds

I absolutely love this serum! It is presented beautifully in a silver and red accented pump action tube shaped bottle and the packaging is really practical with a touch of class. The formula itself is pink and glides onto your skin. the pump action dispenses just enough at a time, so you don’t use more than you need.
From the very first time I used it, I noticed a difference in my skin. My skin instantly looked smoother, more radiant and minor imperfections were disguised. Large pores are also less noticeable when you use this serum. I use this serum daily under the matching day cream and I just love the results. What I love about Pond’s ranges of products is that they are affordable, but you are getting the same results as if you were using a more expensive product. If anti-aging is what you are looking for in a range of products, do yourself a favour and give Pond’s Age Miracle range a go, you wont be sorry!

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