Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Benefit Cosmetics


I'd almost guess that most of my girls on here are already Bene-Babes (i.e. Benefit Addicts) like me, but for those who aren't... where have you been?
Benefit are killing it right now with every aspect of makeup and skin care and are always just a step ahead of the industry in terms of product, packaging and marketing.
I mean, when this parcel landed on my desk and I caught a glimpse of "Galifornia" - I honestly didn't even care what was inside because the packaging was so pretty and I knew I loved it already!
When I opened it up I was even more surprised to see the most stunning peach blush with a beautiful gold shimmer and I could not wait to use it, especially in the Summer sunshine.
I have been using the Benefit brow products for years and one of my all time favourites is the "Gimme Brow". It is the ideal product for giving shape and definition to your brows without an overly heavy or caked look. If I am going for a more subtle look, I will use this on its own, but if I am going for a heavier brow I will finish with this in order to define the hair strands and finish the look.
And finally the Goof Proof Brow Pencil is the perfect product to keep in your handbag. With your pencil on one end and your brush on the other, it is my go-to product for topping up your brows throughout the day or for a quick brow look on those busy mornings when rushing out the door.
This is the tiniest selection of the many wonderful Benefit products that I'm obsessed with at the minute and if you are anything like me then you will spend hours on the Benefit counter anytime you pass it by.
If you haven't got one near-by then check out their website - HERE where you can find their fab products and also a list of their stockists!
Nicola x







Thursday, August 17, 2017

Baby B Browne Tan


I remember trying BabyBBrowne tan a few years ago and falling in love with it! But as it was difficult to get in my area, I fell away from using it and started trying different tans.
It is only now that I have been sent another fab bottle, my love affair with the brand has been reignited.
The tan genuinely does not smell like biscuits, wet dogs, BO or any other gross association that we make with that horrid tan smell, it smells so so good. It also applies to your skin like a soothing moisturiser- hence its nickname as the moisturising tan. There is no struggle to make it look even or worries with streaks, just smooth application and a soft feel afterwards.
The tan is tinted so you have instant colour which I love as I am never organised enough to apply it the night before but it also gives a really even wear off - I don't scrub at all in the shower which I think is important and I also moisturise every night.
My skin has been super dry recently, particularly after being in the sun and I have had no difficulties with using BabyBBrowne at all. Sometimes certain tans, no matter how good thy are, will alway cling to dry spots but this one honestly didn't. I also found that it evened out my skin throughout the week and disguised any lines that I had developed from the sun.
It was my "go-to" tan on holidays to give myself a sun-kissed glow and I cannot recommend it enough!
You can purchase it here --->  www.babybbrowne.co.uk

*Whilst I was kindly sent the product, this isn't a sponsored post and is based on my own opinion and love of the brand.
Nicola x