Maybelline Eyestudio Master Duo


Whenever the question 'What make up product can you not live without' is asked my immediate answer is 'eyeliner'. I've tried them all. Started with pencil, then to liquid, then to gel. I've tried the winged look, the Pete Wentz look, and the barely visible look. Lets just say... I know eyeliner well. 

There are times when I want a dramatic line to go with my dramatic false lashes and other times when I just want a thin line such as at work where I'm surrounded by men that will never understand fashion or beauty products or why I fancy Chris Hemsworth. 

That's where Maybellines Eyestudio Master Duo comes in. 
Maybelline Eyestudio Master Duo


The premise is simple, one eyeliner brush that creates two different lines. A round tip to create a bold line, and if you turn it 90 degrees a flat tip to create a thin line.

Thin applicator

Thick applicator



I first used this on a night out so I decided to use the round tip for a thicker line. It sounds silly, but I really like the pot and brush. I've been using the Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner and I never get the amount that I want straight away but with this I had just enough. 
Thick eyeliner line (note lack of mascara)

I learnt a tip from my sister about applying liquid eyeliner. Always hold your breath as it steadies your hand.


I went for the thinner line for when I go to work, and for casual times. I'm normally terrible at getting the line right on the lash line, but this makes it so much easier. It's also good for creating different designs and flicks...but I'm terrible at that.
Thin eyeliner line (lack of mascara again)

Has anyone else tried this? Or got another product that's better? Comment below, even if its anonymous.

p.s Sorry about the crappy pics this week. Had to use my phone cause my camera made it look crap! 

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Mariah
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OOTD -Dizzys Diner Date

Hey guys! Just a quick OOTD post.

My boyfriend just got a promotion and decided to treat me to a meal tonight. We went to a place called Dizzys Diner that serves great american style food. Well kinda haha! I had a chicken burrito and my boyfriend had a chilli hot dog. It's probably a good idea that he's playing football tomorrow and I'm doing Zumba. I am stuffed! 

Stupid Fringe!

Jewelled puppy top- Punkyfish £12
Black Skinny Jeans-  Topshop £40
Boots -Zara £80


What do you think of my outfit? Comment below


#BritishBloggerSelection - Week Three - Favourite Clothes Shop

I can actually remember the first time I stepped into Topshop. My mum kept telling me that I needed a 'decent pair of jeans, not the crappy ones from the market'. Actually... she didn't say crappy but I think this post should be kept PG.

I absolutely love Topshop. It's fashionable, trendy and sells good quality clothes. I guess it can be a tad expensive, but the clothes I buy there lasts for ages. They have lovely accessories too. I always seem to end up buying rings or earrings to go with my outfits. 

One thing that always guides me to Topshop is the fact that they have a TALL and Petite range. I'm 5'8 and a size 6, and I find it so difficult finding clothes that fit properly. I get jumpers that don't fit the length of my arms, tops that always ride up and show my horrible stomach and finally ankle swingers for jeans or trousers.

Here are some of my Topshop purchases  :)

Leopard Print Leggings RAWRRR

Me and You top

Lime Green Leather Satchel <3
If I was a song-writer I would write a lovesong about Topshop. But alas, i'm just a blogger.
TOPSHOP- I salute you!

Mariah
xoxo

OOTD - Moody Sofa Shopping

Okay, I promise my next OOTD I won't look so moody, but today I have reason.

My boyfriend and I moved into our flat on the 7th of September and ordered a sofa back in August. The sofa company told us it would be 8-10 weeks. They delivered it last week... But couldn't 'fit' one in my flat and it was leather when we ordered fabric. THEN they planned to replace it yesterday, but bought the wrong size and colour. In the end we both got tired and asked for a full refund. So today we ventured to DFS and bought a lovely sofa, sofa bed and foot stool that should arrive in two weeks. Hooray!!

Moody Mariah
I love this hoodie as it reminds me of when I used to do hip dancing! It's warm and goes great with dark jeans or leggings

Black skinny jeans are my favourite item of clothing EVER. It most likely goes back to my days where I wore nothing but black and wanted to be a girlfriend of someone that was in a band

My converse were originally the plain black and white ones, but when we were in college my boyfriend decided to spray paint them. Now I tend to use them when I go to gigs or when I quickly have to go out.



Hoodie: Pineapple Online Store £27.99
Skinny Jeans: River Island £40.00
Converse: Office £47.99

#British Blogger Selection Week Two - About You Q&A/Interview

I feel like I've been doing a blog a day this week! *wipes forehead*

So the theme Ellie had for this week to to have a Q&A session so here it goes...


Question One: Why do you like blogging?
I like blogging because I like talking about all the beauty products, exercises, and other stuff that i'm interested in and I think my bf was getting sick of hearing me.

Question Two: How did you come up with your blog name?
My nickname has been Starla for years, and I thought Starla Says sounded a bit like Simon Says so I went with it 

Question Three: Where from the UK do you come from?
Good ol' London Town 

Question Four: Favourite colour?
I'm girly... PINK!

Question Five: Do you like Lana Del Ray?
I love her. I've listened to her debut many times

Question Six: Hidden Talents That You Have?
Urm.. not really. I sing at times

Question Seven: Celebrity Crush?
I have too many: Ryan Ross, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth

Question Eight: Favourite Blog Of All Time?
Oooh  Couture Girl

Question Nine: What made you want to join #BritishBloggerSelection?
I thought it would be a great way to get people to view my blog, and view other peoples. Hopefully make good mates too :)


Any other questions needed to be answered?

Mariah
xoxo

OOTD- Cinema time

Hey loves!

My first OOTD post, how exciting!

Today I went to Westfield Stratford with my Sister,Brother and Boyfriend to see Thor: The Dark World. I spent most of the time wondering about how Loki gets his hair that way. But all in all a good film.

Anyone notice how stylish people are when they go shopping? I need to up my fashion game.

Apologises for the moody look

Top: River Island - £16.99
Leggings: New Look - £6.99
Boots: New Look - £24.99

Should I do more OOTD or is my fashion sense that bad I should hide forever?

Mariah
xoxo




Apocalips Review

I've always been a fan of lip gloss and never really thought I'd grow to like wearing lipstick, until I found apocalips. Apocalips boasts that it has the colour of a lipstick and the shine of a lip gloss. So I thought I'd give it a try.

Apocalips

Am I the only one that loves the name 'Apocalips'? I think it's such a clever play on words and relates to the colour and product being out of this world. All the shades have names that relate to the space/outta this world vibe.

The first colour I bought was 'Big Bang'. I always think red lipstick looks so elegant, so chic and I absolutely adore when stars like Gwen Stefani wear it on a daily basis. Apocalips glides on nicely and gives you great colour in one swipe.

Big Bang



The second one I bought was Eclipse. It's a dark berry colour which I thought would be great as its getting colder and darker out.

Eclipse 



The last one I bought...was an experiment. Shooting Star is a nude colour. I think its Black Girl 101 that you should never wear nude lips unless you want to look like a weird Nicki Minaj clone, but I really wanted a nude lip! 

Shooting Star
So, okay I look ridiculous *sad face*, and the only way I could SLIGHTLY get away with it is to not use so much on my lips. You win some, you lose some...I'm not bitter at all ¬¬



Overall, Apocalips is a great product (in the right shade for your skin tone). You get full colour with one swipe, it lasts all day and looks good. I really cant fault it!


I know this product is a favourite with Bloggers. What are your thoughts? How ridiculous did I look with nude lips? Comment Below...

Mariah
xoxo

Kukee Review

Hello my loves!

I kept on seeing people with above the knuckle rings and I became jealous. I found Kukee, a site that sells lovely home-made jewellery. 


The tagline for Kukee is 'Make a Statement', which I believe it does. I ordered three items:
A Silver Before the Knuckle Ring
A Unakite Apple Shaped Pendant
and Kistch Earrings.

Before the Knuckle Ring (apologises for my bare nails)
£1

I love the silver knuckle ring, Its plain, simple and looks good. I think I'd need to buy more to put on my fingers for it to really make a statement, but I really liked how it looked

Unakite Apple Shaped Pendant
£1
The Unakite Pendant is my favourite purchase. One, its a healing crystal and I've become obsessed with them recently. Two, it looks so pretty. Unakite is supposed to clear blocked energy and helps you forget the past and focus on the future. Something I REALLY need.


Kistch Earrings
£1

How cute are these earrings?! You don't get to choose what earrings you get so it's a great surprise when you open the package. The backing and post are plastic so its great in case you get itchy ears due to fake gold and silver.

Can't wait til payday so I can get more jewellery for a decent price

Mariah
xoxo
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#BritishBloggerSelection Week One- Halloween!

Hey all! I've really been slacking on the blogging front and I really apologise :(

This week we got the first theme for the BRITISH BLOGGER SELECTION and its HALLOWEEN!

This year, I must admit I didn't do much for Halloween, but I did dress up and go to the pub with some friends. Check out my outfit!
Spooky Skeleton!!

My favourite Halloween memory is a simple one. My brother Alex and sister Camilla all stayed in and decided we were gonna do something to celebrate. My sister made the BEST pumpkin tart I have ever tasted. My brother had created the Halloween playlist of the century. And I had the greatest task of choosing what to watch (Nightmare before Christmas, Halloween, and plenty of Buffy episodes)

Next Halloween, I think my boyfriend and I will have a party where everyone has to dress up as a Halloween character. I just wanna make Halloweeny things to eat!!

Mariah 
xoxo

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