Super Awesome Funkita Mermaid Swimming Costume Competition

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are in double figures and everyone seems a lot happier now that the sun is shining.

Despite being a whiter shade of corpse, I instantly feel so much better when the sun’s out and I try to make the most of the weather by getting outside. But being pale, I have to make sure I can always find a shady spot so I don’t burn or freckle – safety first n’all guys.

And with summer just around the corner, I’m sure many of you are trying to get in shape for your summer hols.

So once you’ve got your beach bod, what better way to show it off than in this insanely cool Mermaid swimming cossie by Funkita?

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It’s so beautiful, am I right?

This Funkita Deep Sea Garden Single Strap swimming costume is the latest imaginative indulgence from the “Swim This City” Collection. The light single strap at the back allows for freedom of movement so it’s perfect for going from the the beach, to the pool and into the night. It’s also chlorine resistant so the flamboyant design won’t fade away.

If you’re already fallen in love with it, I’ve got some good new for you: I’m giving you the chance to win this awesome little number. Courtesy of the kind fellows at SwimShop, who sell women’s swimming costumes online.

To be in with a chance of winning it, simply enter below.

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Best of Luck. And see you at the beach. Terms and conditions UK entrants only please. The winner will be contacted via email. 

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Review

I’ve always been a massive fan of Urban Decay. Their stance against animal testing falls in line with my ethics and I’ve forever been in love with their eye shadow colour palette. They’re bright, bold and uncompromising. Something that I’ve always considered my style to be.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – Out of the Box Review

Today, I’m not reviewing their eye shadows; I’m reviewing their mascara from the new “Perversion” range, priced at £17.50. It’s a little more expensive than most mascaras out there, so I’m expecting a quality product.

Aside from having a slightly creepy name, the mascara promises to be “BIGGER, BLACKER, BADDER”. I like to think of myself as a ‘baddass’ so I’ll allow it.

Let’s see how the mascara looks on.

Here’s my left eye without any makeup. No nothing.

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I kind of look like a blind horse, right?

The mascara wand itself comes out of the tube coated in plenty of mascara. However the wand is shapeless and just straight. A little unusual as many mascara wands are shaped to ensure you pick up every lash when you apply, but not this one. I’m not put off, more so intrigued to see if this will make for even coverage.

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The mascara itself goes onto my eyelashes easily without clumping. Like many brand new mascaras fresh out of the packaging, I find that I have to do a lot of coats to get my eyelashes to look “blacker and thicker”. It might just be personal preference, but I tend to go overboard with how many coats I put on. One friend called me a cartoon ostrich because of how long my eyelashes are, but I’m not phased – cartoon ostriches have sick eyelashes, right :)

Here’s what my eyes look like after a dozen coats on each eye. I also apply two coats to the bottom lashes. That’s just something I’ve always done.

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I’m pretty impressed with this new mascara. I used to be a firm advocate of Urban Decay’s Big Fatty Mascara and I would argue that this is better. My eyelashes are less spidery and more natural looking, whilst still being long and thick.

I wouldn’t say my lashes are necessarily “blacker” but the wand managed to achieve an even coverage which can make your eyelashes look a lot darker.

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Verdict: 9/10

I think the higher price tag is well worth it. And you can feel safe in the knowledge that Bugs Bunny or Grumpy Cat hasn’t been hurt in the process of making it.

So what do you think? Do you think the mascara lived up to it’s promise of being “Bigger, Blacker, Badder”?

I’d love to hear about your favourite Urban Decay products in the comments.

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