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Roller Lash by Benefit

15 Feb

At the beginning of the week I felt great about my new fresh faced, mascara free day look. I loved the time spared in the morning and I was beginning to feel chic and all Parisian-like with my messy hair and bright eyes.

Mid-week my eyes started to not look so good and as my Wednesday dragged on I started to get a sharp pain in my face, I took myself off to the doctors to find I have acute sinusitis and was sent on my way with a course of antibiotics.

I needed a pick-me-up or rather a perk-me-up, with my eyes looking far too tired and weary to go sans mascara I decided to try out the latest Elle magazine freebie, Benefit’s new mascara ‘Roller Lash’.

Benefit says this is a super-curling & lifting mascara and in a consumer panel survey 94% of women said their eyes looked more wide open, that’s exactly what I needed!

This mascara definitely opened up my eyes and it’s great for giving a good lengthy curl but it’s missing volume and that’s one important thing I look for when buying a new mascara.

Łoréal, Benefit & Bourjois

8 Nov

Happy Saturday everyone,

Here’s a little post about some recent beauty purchases and my opinions on them. Look out for a great little recommended costume jewellery buy too.

I started incorporating an eye cream into my daily (and nightly) beauty routine a couple of years ago and started with Olay Total Effects 7 in one Eye Transforming Cream. I chose this particular one because I had used the Total Effects day moisturiser with SPF 15 for years (still do) and trusted the product to perform.

I’d never really looked for an alternative eye cream because I felt happy with the one I had but a friend gave me a sample of ‘It’s Potent!’ eye cream from Benefit and I gave it a try.

The box says this is a ‘Brightening eye cream to fade dark circles‘ and I can absolutely see a difference in the couple of weeks I’ve been using it, I liked it so much I bought the full size for £25.50. Working full time and studying for a degree means I have quite a lot of late, busy nights and this eye cream works wonders when I have some under eye puffiness.

This is Bourjois Rouge Edition in ‘beige trench’ and I think the colour is just as classic as its namesake. I was after a neutral lipstick with some moisture because my lips can get a bit dry in the colder weather, this does the trick nicely and leaves my lips feeling smooth and non-sticky. A lovely everyday colour that
suites my yellow-toned skin really well.

This mascara is False Lash Architect by Łoréal and on first application I found the formula to be quite dry, it took me a good few coats to get a good colour on my lashes. After a few more goes I think I like the dryness as I don’t get any clumps and because of the thick, messy bristles the brush really grips my eyelashes.

IMG_1345.JPGFinally here is my little wish bone necklace, been after one like for a while and saw it in a pack of three delicate chains from Primark for £1.50!

Hello November

1 Nov

Some people love basking in the sun’s hot rays all summer long, praying that the cold weather doesn’t come around again too soon and spending all winter wishing to be back in their sandals with bright cheery toenail polish on.
I’m not one of these people, I like summer with its balmy nights and relaxed vibe but at heart I am most definitely a winter girl. As well as chunky knits, boots and cosy scarves comes my favourite wardrobe addition, which is simply unnecessary in summer and it is The Winter Coat.
I have so many coats I lose count and I just bought another! I was browsing through Instagram as I so often do and saw a beautiful, soft, winter white wonder. I fell in love. I commented, found out where the gorgeous girl in the pic got it and off I went to H&M.

I couldn’t believe this outfit transforming coat was £34.99, the fabric is really soft felt and it’s so wonderfully warm and cosy. So perfect for dry, crisp November days.
I could hardly wait to wear it and put it on today for breakfast in town.

Worn with ‘Black Coffee Please’ Pull and Bear sweater, plaid Primark skater dress and simple black tights & shoes.

I used my Benefit They’re Real! Push Up Liner to create a little definition under my eye and wore my hair down with a natural wave.

I can’t wait for the weather to get even colder so I can wear a big scarf with this coat and feel all warm. I might even make a sewing pattern from it and make myself one in different colours!

Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

31 Oct

When my Elle subscription hits the doormat I’m always eager to devour the latest issue and this month there was an extra treat, a travel size Benefit gel liner.

I love trying new beauty products and had heard good things about this product, it took two years to develop and according to Elle, it became the UK’s best selling eyeliner within two weeks. All just advertising hype or do we have a revolutionary product here?

I thought this gel liner was a bit tricky to apply and didn’t really feel in control of the shape of the flick like I do with a liquid liner. This liner also set really quickly which I think would be a really great feature after a bit of practise with the application.

The colour was really dark which I loved but it did smudge a little throughout the day which was disappointing. I tried out a graphic flick and was very pleased with the look, the gel formula didn’t crack at all and because of the dark pigment this look was very striking.

I’d like to try this liner again and get to grips with the application, I think it could be really great for creating powerful makeup looks.