SOSU Luxury Lashes by Suzanne Jackson – Review.

“I loved most when his eyelashes twitched and he blinked, and suddenly happiness was there inside his eyes. Unmistakable. Like a single word printed on a clean white page.” – Augusten Burroughs.

 

As a beauty blogger, I tend to be sceptical about “celebrity endorsed” products. I’m not a fan of Zoella’s beauty products, or Tanya Burr’s and, I have to say that I’m still on the fence about Kylie’s “Lip Kits” – I just can’t decide whether I like them or think they’re completely over-priced.

On Irish shores and amongst the blogging community, there is no doubt that Sue Jackson has earned the reputation of celebrity. Sue is a girl boss to be admired and has grown from beauty blogger to entrepreneur by developing her brand SOSU, earning rave reviews along the way. Now, to date, I haven’t had much experience with Sue’s products. I never got around to purchasing her contour palette because to be honest, I’m not entirely sure of my cream contouring abilities. However, as one of Sue’s Snapchat followers, I had to get my hands on those false eyelashes that she had been developing for what seems like forever. This was one “celebrity endorsed” launch that I couldn’t resist. But, do the lashes live up to expectations?

 

 

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I won’t lie, I very rarely bother to apply false eyelashes. So, I was apprehensive about the price point of the SOSU “Luxury Lashes” which comes in just under twenty euro. And all I can say is that I was a complete eejit. I have never fallen in love with a beauty product as quickly as I have with the “Rosie” lashes from the luxury range. This was love at first wear!

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If you don’t believe in the power of false lashes, you just need to take a look at the before and after picture below. While the “Rosie” lashes look quite full and dramatic in their packaging, I think they look pretty natural when worn with a full face of make up. They’re very elegant and classy and every single time that I’ve worn them, I’ve had people ask where they can purchase them. That’s always a good sign, if you ask me.

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The lashes are made with really high-quality silk fibres and can be worn up to twenty-five times. I can’t vouch for the twenty-five wears, but I can tell you that I’ve worn mine approx five times and they’re as good as new. That’s a result for me, especially since I haven’t been minding them particularly well. They’re so light-weight that I become unaware of them after a minute or two and tend to forget to be careful not to damage them whilst wearing them. Usually I pay seven or eight euro for a pair of false lashes and bin them after one use, so I consider the “Rosie” lashes to be a great investment.

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All I can say is; well done Sue, you have blown the competition out of the water. I am in LOVE with the “Rosie” lashes and cannot wait to try the rest of the collection.

 

 

 

SOSU false eyelashes are currently available in pharmacies nationwide and online at SOSU.ie. Let me know what you think of this style in the comments section!

Rouge x

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Cancer is something that touches everyone’s lives” – Ellen Pompeo.

 

When it comes to cancer, everyone has a story. Unfortunately, the disease is one that touches everyone’s lives. 1 in 10 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And, sadly, every year around 2,900 cases are diagnosed and 660 women die from the disease in Ireland. But, it isn’t really about the statistics. It’s about your mother, your granny, your sisters and your daughters. For me, it’s about my fabulous aunt and godmother, Geraldine, who passed away after a long battle with cancer the year before last. She’s the reason that I’ve become a supporter of the cause.

So after a prolonged break from blogging, I thought I’d start back at Rouge Writing Hood with a really positive post. As most of you will already know, October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and, I thought I would share a little info on how you can donate to the really worthwhile cause whilst stocking up on your beauty buys.

 

Make Up Forever: 

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For the month of October, Make Up Forever will be donating 10% of the price of any lip products purchased to Breast Cancer Ireland. They have simultaneously launched a new collection of lipsticks, their “Artist Rouge Collection”. Said collection consists of 48 new shades – 33 cream formulas and 15 matte. You couldn’t find a better excuse to treat yourself! You can check out their selection on the MUFE website.

Make Up Forever are also encouraging the general public to pop into the store at 38 Clarendon Street, Dublin during the month of October to choose a lipstick shade and place their kiss mark on the ribbon shaped wall with a suggested donation of €2. If you do so, please tag me in your selfie with the hashtag #anotherkissonthewall – I would love to see them!

Cloud 10 Beauty:

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For the third year running, Cloud 10 Beauty have partnered up with the Irish Cancer Society to donate €1 from every order placed on their website to breast cancer research. So what are you waiting for, get over to their website right now! If you would like me to write another post on my recommendations for purchase, just let me know in the comment section.

Again, if you purchase anything from Cloud 10 Beauty, why not tag me in a picture and let me know what you got using the hashtag #cloud10paintitpink – I would love to see your beauty hauls!

For more details on how you can help, or to donate directly to the Irish Cancer Society; you can visit their website here.

Rouge x