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Wherein Girl Loves Gloss Gets an Update

Stay tuned lovelies, Girl Loves Gloss is getting a fancy schmancy update and posts will resume *very* soon! In the meantime, head over to my Instagram page to watch all my beauty mail unboxings and let me know what type of posts you want to see next!

Watch this space!

The Drugstore Mascara I'm Loving

L'oreal Voluminous Feline Mascara Review with Before and After

It's been a while since I had a really fabulous, love-at-first-use mascara to review for Mascara Monday, but the day has come once again folks! I snatched up the L'Oreal Voluminous Feline Waterproof Mascara on a whim the other day, and I am so glad I did! It claimed to do everything I wanted in a mascara in just one coat, so of course I had to put it to the test!

Small Fish in a BIG Pond: The Mode Media Bankruptcy Drama

The Mode Media Bankruptcy and how it affects this blog

Here's the thing: I blog because I have a genuine and slightly obsessive love for the beauty industry. Since I was young I've loved makeup, the art of painting faces and the ability to transform myself day to day to suit my desires. The beauty industry is not short of bloggers, and I am a very very small fish in a very big pond. Sometimes I kick myself for not having the guts to start Girl Loves Gloss sooner, when I was younger and probably appealed to a larger audience (because a 23 year can make almost anything look good, I swear) but I love the insight I have now as a 33-year-old woman and how makeup has played a part in my journey to get here. I remember when I signed with Mode Media in June 2015 I thought I had 'made it' - I was going to be monetizing Girl Loves Gloss and my social media outlets with advertising and the occasional sponsored post, and the prospect of making a few bucks (and oh boy, do I mean a few) felt like a great milestone with hope of many more in the future of this blog. 

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Swatches and Review

Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Review and Swatches

MAC and Ariana Grande are back at it again collaborating on another Viva Glam collection. If you're new to Viva Glam, you can read my post and review about the first collab the songstress did with the brand to raise money for HIV/AIDS research here. I was a big fan of the first lipstick and lipglass launched with Ariana's name inscribed on it, and this time round is no different!