Beauty: trying out the new L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Paradise – what’s yours? Probably the first thing to come to mind for most would be a tropical getaway; lying on pristine white sand on a secluded Maldivian island. But my paradise often exists in small, everyday moments.

I travel a lot for work, and while it is AMAZING and something I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to do, I really cherish my time at home. I love spending time with my boyfriend and my beautiful little (they’re actually not so little, they’re bloody huge) cats… I also love, as a serious make-up junkie (if you follow me on Insta-stories, you will be well aware of this!), playing with new products and experimenting with my make-up looks.

I can sit for hours with new beauty offerings, testing and trialling them to see if they live up to the hype. But my favourite new products to try? Mascaras. I’m very fair naturally and my eyelashes are really blonde… You almost can’t see them if I don’t have mascara on (sob), so I literally don’t leave the house without it. Like ever. If you spot me on the street and I’m not wearing mascara, please stop me and ask what’s wrong.

I was SO excited to try the new L’Oreal Paradise Lash Mascara. It has bold claims – ‘intense volume, spectacular length and a feather soft feel’ – and I can back each one. Just one coat transformed my lashes from lacklustre to long and luscious. Two (three, who am I kidding) coats gave me that XXL lash look that I love. Check out my before and after shots below:

And an added bonus that the formula includes lash loving castor oil, which leaves your lashes feeling feathery soft even after a few coats!

I also need to mention the super Instagrammable, dressing table-worthy rose gold packaging that the mascara is housed within – it’s a very attractive addition to my make-up bag!

If you try the Paradise Lash Mascara, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it too – leave a comment or tag me in your photos! You can buy the new mascara on

To be in with a chance to WIN the new Paradise range, including the new Brow Pomade and Kajal Eyeliner, pick your moment of paradise, share your photo and tag @lorealmakeup and #lashparadise. GOOD LUCK! T&C’s apply. See more details.