Wednesday, 20 January 2016

BENEFIT | Party Like A Rockstar

 Hey Everyone!

One of my favourite Christmas gifts this year was the gorgeous Benefit Party Like a Rockstar gift set! This Christmas party set was exclusively made for the festive period and I've really enjoyed usingit, you can basically do a whole face of make-up within this one set.

Contained within this high end party set.. you receive a total of 8 mini products which included;

- POREfessional face primer
- Hoola bronzing powder 
- 4 longwear powder shadows in Call my buff, Thanks a latte, Guilt-y pleasure and Kiss me, I'm tipsy
- They're real lengthening mascara 
- Roller lash curling mascara 

The four eye shadows are perfect to wear on their own or to layer and blend together to create a copper / brown smokey eye. As you can see from the above swatch each colour is really pigmented and you don't need much to get an intense colour. They are also super blend able which makes it a pleasure to use and enjoy! The only down side is the horrible foam applicator sponge in the middle, come on Benefit what where you thinking.. ain't nobody got time for that!?!

From left to right - Kiss me, I'm tipsy, Thanks a latte, Guilt-y pleasure & Call my bluff. Apologies for the last swatch you can barely see this because I'm so pale and it's basically the same colour as my skin but was perfect for a base colour.

I've actually used the Hoola bronzer in the past and have always loved it. I remember my mum buying it for me and it was my first and probably only bronzer. Being so pale i find it hard to contour and bronze without looking streaky and orange. This product is like butter, blends really easily and is really build able, depending on how intense you want your contour - this product also suits all skin types!

You receive two of their famous mascaras which include They're Real - which I have actually used this and loved it! And the Roller Lash which i have also used but never enjoyed, i find it really drying and flakey.. is this just me?! Hopefully this tester isn't the same! And last but not least is the POREfessional face primer. I've never used this before but heard great things so I'm looking forward to giving this a go, it has a great consistency and hopefully it can banish my horrible pores!

Have you tried any of the products, if so what is your fave?!

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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Lush Boxing Day Sale 2015 Haul

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to my blog and Happy New Year.. Sorry I've been a little absent from the blogging world but i took a few weeks for Christmas and to spend some well deserved time with my family, friends and boyfriend! Anyway, I'm going to kick off my first blog post of 2016 with a cheeky little Lush UK boxing day haul!

Last year i had the worst experience from the Lush boxing day sale which you can read here. I was so certain i wasn't going to give in and buy anything.. but once again, i got sucked in! I actually had a problem with their online website again, which seems to be a yearly occurrence for them. I got kicked of the website so many times and was just about to give up when all of a sudden i could put things in my basket! Despite the website problems i actually recieved my order within 1 week or ordering, a major step up from the 18 days i waited last year! And below is what i managed to get;

Rub Rub Rub solid shower scrub - £2.98 in the sale and normally priced at £4.95
Cinder bath bomb - £1.48 in the sale and normally priced at  £2.95
Snow Fairy 100g shower gel - £1.98 in the sale and normally priced at £3.95
Golden wonder ballistic - £1.98 in the sale and normally priced at £3.95
Dashing Santa - £1.48 in the sale and normally priced at £2.95

I then picked up the gift set 'Snow Fairy Castle' which has 4 of my favourite items included;

Snow Fairy re-usable bubble bar wand 
Snow Fairy shower gel 100g
Fairy Dust 100g
So White bath bomb 

This set cost me £10.98, i have no idea how much they actual retail for and can't seem to find a link on the website or anywhere else! So as a guess i would say between £15 - £20. 

I have to say i don't no whether i was late to the party this year but i think the products they had on sale last year where 100% better.. But keep your eyes peeled as i will be doing separate reviews on these products in the months to come! 

Did you manage to pick anything up in the Lush Sale?!

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