Friday, 27 December 2013

BENEFITING FROM CHRISTMAS





I seem to only talk about Benefit these days! Clearly it worked as I've been very lucky this year to receive lots of Benefit Cosmetic goodies for Christmas! I dont like to do a 'what I got for Christmas' as its often hard to photograph it when it comes to Christmas day and now its all around my room so the main present this year was my new Samsung S4 phone, FINALLY no iphone 3g brick, so glad to be gone of the brick that couldn't even take photos or accept phone calls. Now, I have my shiny app-tastic Samsung. I also got new straighteners as mine died a sad death, a tartan scarf, skincare bits and pieces, L'Occitane items, clothes, a new gorgeous purse and lots of money too.

Now, onto the Benefit, I had asked 'Santa' for the Gimme Some Lovin' set from Benefit which contains the They're Real Mascara and Hoola Bronzer in full size, and high beam and porefessional in smaller sizes. I LOVE They're Real Mascara it's one of my favourites for all over greatness, cannot rave enough about it, you can find my review here [LINK]. Hoola Bronzer is a bronzer I've tried many a time at a benefit counter but never had the guts to justify the price despite its beauty. The benefit boxed powders are beautiful, all of the blushers are gorgeous and you get lots of product plus the packaging is gorgeous. However, at £23.50 it's always been out of range as thats the amount I pay for foundation and thats it. But since the tin was around the £40+ mark, getting the two full sized products and the two little extras plus the tin, and of course, it was a present, made the gift totally justifiable and I'm so glad to have Hoola in my life. It is just as beautiful as I imagined, and you will of course be seeing a review in the new year of this.

The 'One Prime Day' little set is a great set for me, as it contains three little primers which I've loved using before and am happy to stock up on. Although you can feel 'conned' or sample sized with these sizes, I always have the mini porefessional's on the go and they do last if you're good with sizing too! I'm excited to use all these products.

Then the last makeup item is the Hello Flawless Oxygen wow Foundation. As you may know from my previous review of the foundation I was pleasantly surprised and after a trip to the Benefit counter to get matched up, I found a great match and caved in as a Christmas treat to myself. It was definitely worth it and cant wait to use all these products together to get the perfect benefit base. I definitely think Benefit products when all used together give this great glamorous look!


Lastly in my little set of Benefit goodies, I received the skincare set they sell for around £10 or so, it contains trial sizes of all their skincare products from face washes, exfoliator, two moisturisers, a eye cream and a toner. I'm again, really surprised how much I love these. I've only used them once or twice so far but saw immediate results and loved the facial polish. I will give a better review after a few tests but absolutely impressed and think the way you can trial them is a great set which I believe is around all year too!

I'm very grateful for all my benefit beauties and will be reviewing the new pieces within the next few weeks! Anything you especially want to see let me know!  Did you receive any benefit this christmas too! Or anything I should add to my collection? 


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