Saturday, 11 May 2013

New Review!

I will soon be doing a review on the new Benefit A-Lister gloss so stay tuned! :)

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Colour By Benefit!

We have landed to the "World's Most Colourful Destination"! So if you are stuck in a beauty rut or desperately need to change your makeup routine then buy a brand new eyeshadow or lipgloss from the new Benefit collection today!!!

Who is excited for the New Colour By Benefit collection? I sure am! In this post, I will show you all the shades/products that will be coming out in this new makeup range.
These are the discontinued favourites that helped inspire the New Colour Collection. They are the Velvet Shadows, Creaseless Cream Shadows and Ultra Shines!

Here are the Creaseless Cream Shadows/Liners:
These shadows can also be used as liners and have a really creamy texture.

(If you can't read Korean, dont panic! I will translate and tell you all the shades in English)

 The shades are:
  • Bikini Tini (Neutral Pink)
  • R.S.V.P (Sparkling Champagne)
  • Blue My Mind (Brilliant Blue)
  • Always A Bridesmaid (Lovely Violet)
  • Birthday Suit (Polished Chrome)
  • My Two Cents (Glittering Copper)
  • No Pressure! (Rich Fawn)
  • Bronze Have More Fun (Cool Coffee)
  • Skinny Jeans (Glam Pewter)
  • Holy Smokes (Sexy Charcoal)
Buy the Creaseless Cream Shadows:

Here are the Long Wear Powder Shadows:
These shadows are designed to last longer than your usual eyeshadows and they come in pretty shades.

(Sorry for another Korean Writing Image, I couldn't find a english one!)

The shades are:
  • Pinky Swear (Baby Pink)
  • Pause for Applause (Sweet Lilac)
  • Blingo (Glam Silver)
  • Milk It (Pearly White)
  • Call My Bluff (Soft Shell)
  • It's Complicated (Fiery Peach)
  • Nude Swings (Sassy Rose-Gold)
  • Gilt-y Pleasure (Sandy Gold)
  • Thanks A Latte...'Thanks A Lot' for buying me this shade! (Shimmery Brown)
  • Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy (Spicy Brown)
  • Rain Check! (Interesting Indigo)
  • Quick Look Busy (Smouldering Expresso)
Buy The Eyeshadows Here:

Here are the Lip Colours:

Remember Life On The A List? Benefit renamed this gloss to 'A Lister' (light pink). The only shade that they kept from their old line was 'Kiss You'. The other glam colours to choose from are:
  • Fauxmance (Soft Berry)
  • Lollibop (Bright Pink)
  • Poutrageous...just love this name! (Cool Orange)
  • Kiss You (Pretty Lilac)
  • Ice Breaker (Clear)
Buy the Ultra Plush Lip Gloss:

And not forgeting the packaging that has been inspired by none other than the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge!

(All the products can be bought online or in counters/boutiques)

So....will you be trying the new Colour Collection? And also, tell me what you think about it down below! =)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

New Reviews!

I will soon be doing a review on Benefit's New Ultra Plush Gloss in A- Lister, so watch this space! I haven't been able to post because of my busy schedule but I will try and finish the review soon. xoxo
And stay tuned for Benefit's colour collection. It is going to be exciting, trust me! :)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

My Recent Beauty Haul!

So over the past few days, I have been purchasing many makeup items. It ranges from: Body Shop to MAC and also some Vintage Perfumes and Benefit (of course!).

Here is a pic of what I got:

Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Travel Sample: I love this foundation! I own the full size and use it almost every day. I got the shades "Believe In Me, Ivory" and "I'm So Money, Honey" in sample size.

Porefect Radiance: This set was previously £9.50 and I got it on sale for £3.00. I was so amazed and happy when I saw the price. That's 3 samples each at £1.00.What a bargain! The contents include a Porefessional, It's Potent and Triple Performing Facial Emulsion. I am thinking of giving it to my aunt as a gift as she loves Benefit too and they don't have it where she lives.

10 Box O Powder/Blush: It's so hidden in the image but it is there :D. It is a gorgeous blusher and bronzer and it gives me gorgeous cheek bones when I put it on. And, no...I am not joking!

Triple Performing Facial Emulsion: The first ever cream I tried from the B.right range and it is my fave. So glad, I now have a little one to put in my travel bag.

Silky Finish Lipstick: The colours of these lipsticks are so natural looking. I also love the cute little quotes that come inside.

Harajuku Lovers Fragance: I love the cute little dolls on the bottles. It is so kawaiii!!

Elizabeth Arden and Chloe Fragance: I didn't try any of these perfumes before so I am excited to use these. Plus, the scents are fabulous!

Leona Lewis Makeup Collection: I bought a perfume,lipgloss and mini blusher brush from the range. I can't wait to try these out. Also, purchased a lip set from Body Shop which was on sale.

M.a.c Archie Girls Collection (not pictured): I love the collaborations that M.a.c do, so I fell in love with this collection. I got the Pearl Matte Powder and Lip Gloss. (Looking forward to reviewing these!)

If you want a review on any of these products, please comment down below. :)

Friday, 5 April 2013

Why I Love Benefit Cosmetics?

My favourite beauty brand has to be the fabulous Benefit Cosmetics. Benefit has been around for over 30 years and has been making women look pretty ever since! Some of their top selling products are The Porefessional (primer),They're Real (mascara) and Bene Tint (lip and cheek stain). Some of the cute Benefit cartoon benebabes are pictured below. There are also other benebabes called: Peggy, Leah, Francis, Lana, Venus and Bathina but they are not in the image.

These are some of my other favourite Benefit quotes:
  • "Looking good is the best revenge"
  • "Bad Gals finish first"
  • "Never leave home without your lipstick"
  • "Hey girlfriend!....your beautfiul"
  • "Get your daily dose of gorgeous"
So before I tell you why I love Benefit so much, here is a bit of Benefit history!:

The Co-founders of Benefit, Jean and Jane Ford (I would love to meet them!) were born in a farm house in Indiana. They discovered that they were talented in dancing and makeup, when they were younger. Then, they headed to New York to seek fame and fortune. The twins finally found fame as they got picked to star in a Calgon Bath and Soap advert.

After that they then moved to live in San Francisco. When the twin's mother gave them a phone call (to tell them that she was coming), Jean and Jane decided that they needed to start a business. They flipped a coin (heads was for casserole bakery and tails was for cosmetics company) and luckily for us fate choose cosmetics. They found a place in San Fransico Mission District and called their mini makeup shop; The Face Place.

Benefit's first product was made in 1977 and it was a rose tinted lip and cheek stain (sound familiar?) called Rose Tint. Years later, this product has been renamed to Bene Tint. In 1990, The Face Place was renamed to BeneFit Cosmetics due to Jean and Jane wanting to make thier brand more famous and global. Benefit then moved abroad to the U.k in Harrods (sadly this counter is now closed) in 1997. In 2003, the first brow bar opened in a Macy counter in San Fransisco. And to end it all of (...well not really!) Jean's daughters and Jane's nieces; the fabulous Annie and Maggie Ford Danielson join Benefit in the year 2008.

  • Thier packaging and adverts are sooooo adorable!

  • The names are so awesome: Porefessional, Perk Up Artist, Prrrowl, Fine One One, and One Hot Minute are some of my faves!
  • The products have good reviews and they actually work!
Hello Flawless Powder: Before and After!

  • The brand has a good atmosphere and the staff are polite.
  • The boutiques and counters are gorgeous. (I feel like I am in another planet when I visit Benefit.)

  • The parties are awesome and most of the time you can get cool freebies.
  • Models are so pretty and not caked with too much makeup.
Song Ji Hyo looking gorgeous with the new Ultra Shine Lip Gloss.

  • And there are always cool competitons that you can enter.
  • Hervana (my favourite girly blusher)
  • They're Real (makes my lashes look like falsies)
  • High Beam (gives me an angelic glow)
  • Fake Up (the first hydrating concealer that covers dark circles)
  • Ultra Plush Lip Gloss (beautiful colours and smooth texture)
  • Some Kinda Gorgeous (gives me natural looking coverage)
  • Fine One One (just love this gorgeous colour stick)

    And also something cute I noticed while watching one of my favourite comedy tv shows:
Benefit products are available to buy in all Benefit boutiques.
And in some: Boots, Harvey Nichols, Fenwick, John Lewis, Debenhams, Macy, Ulta, and Sephora counters. (depends on what country you live in)

Make sure to like 'Benefit Cosmetics (country you live in)' on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news on events and offers that are happening near you.

Do you love Benefit Cosmetics?

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

New Blog!

You might probably be thinking "Oh Gosh....not another beauty blog! There are thousands out there!" But my blog will have a little twst and it is going to include makeup reviews, fashion, new products, launch parties, and maybe even food. I might also post about exciting offers and free gifts that brands and shops do. So join me on my beauty adventure and please follow :)!
And be sure to stay tuned for more exciting things to come!