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Thursday, 9 January 2014

MINI BEAUTY HAUL

Every girl needs some smellies and make up in their stocking on Christmas morning and here's some goodies that I got this year (well technically last year now!). Everyone that knows me knows I absolutely adore all Benefit products, so it's no surprise that I was spoiled with some this year. I usually get a Benefit palette every few years or so, but have especially been eager for a new one since my last one broke/smashed in my suitcase when flying home from Egypt.

So this is what I got this Christmas!

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I love Benefit because not only is the packaging gorgeous and vintage, the products themselves are also very high quality. I've experimented with different looks using Benefit products over the years and it's a range I return to again and again and again. Right now, their 'They're Real' mascara is a day to day staple product for me at the moment.

My sister got me the gorgeous Sugarlicious palette which I love because again, it's perfect for day to day wear. It features products perfect for a nude or simple look, as well as a booklet with suggestions in, including tips to glamourise the look too. Like all Benefit palettes, all the basic and bold items are included in miniature form which means you could basically carry the palette around in your handbag all day and whip it out to do your whole face.

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At the moment I'm really digging the Hervana blusher, it's such a feminine and flirty shade that I think looks great with my pale skin in this cold weather. It's packaging is cute (as always) and I love the pattern on the powder and the fact that it mixes a variety of different shades. The Ultra-Plus Lipgloss is stunning too. I haven't yet had the chance to test it out much as it was in the bottom of my birthday bag hidden under some clothes, but it's another really cute flirty pink shade and smells gorgeous.

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Speaking of smells...Mamaw treated me to the brand new Diesel Loverdose Tattoo perfume as well! I know, I know. How fitting is the name and bottle for me? I actually got a tester free with a magazine and fell in love with the aromatic sweet but sophisticated fragrance. This I've worn every day and as a bonus, I've discovered that it's really long lasting. I sprayed myself with it at 8am this morning and now almost twelve hours later I can still smell the subtle undertones of it on me and even more prominently on my wrists.

So there we have it! A little sum up of my lovely beauty haul over Christmas. I am hoping to do a few more beauty related posts this year and already have a few in mind but we all know how tough it is taking blog photos on an iPhone. I really don't understand how people can take nice photos of their make up (and especially their eye makeup!) without looking deathly pale and covered in spots with the flash on. Flash on = you look rough as hell. Flash off = you can't even see the makeup. There's just no winning...

What beauty goodies did you get this Christmas, or perhaps treat yourself to in the January sales?

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2 comments:

  1. Nice! I'd love to get my hands on that benefit set!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

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    1. I'm almost scared to use it, it's so pretty! Thanks for the comment :) x

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