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Benefit They’re Real mascara

11 Jul

Like every girl I’m still on the hunt for the perfect mascara, I haven’t found it yet (and I’ve tried thousands!) but I’ve tried some pretty good ones along the way. A few weeks ago I went to meet my dad for lunch in the city and the Benefit in Spitalfields was doing a mascara-thon where they were selling sample size Benefit They’re Real mascaras for £2 with the money from these sales going to charity Refuge. I heard good things about this mascara and who doesn’t wanna do their bit for charidee, so I thought it was worth giving it a go.

As a former Bene-Babe I still am a huge fan of the company and have lovely memories of working for them back in the day.

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The sample I tried was 40g so not a a lot but I’ve used it about 3 times and there’s quite a lot left so I think I will take it on my holiday which is 5 days and I imagine i will probably use it up by then.

The brush head is quite hard with lots of individual bristles and you can feel it gliding and lengthening your lashes, but I would say the formula of the mascara is quite thin in consistency and wet it takes a little while to dry and I like to do 2 coats which was a little bit annoying, but I would say worth it for the end result.

Here’s my eyelashes with no mascara…

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And here’s my eyelashes with 2 coats of the They’re Real Benefit mascara.

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I would say that there’s quite a difference there! I’m really pleased with it and will definitely be buying the full size version when mine runs out which retails at £18.50 but even though it’s pricey I think it’s worth it for the results! It’s a big improvement on previous Benefit mascaras I’ve tried.

Have any of you tried this mascara? What’s your top mascara and why?

Tom Ford

3 Jul

At the moment these Lipsticks, Perfume and Body Cream are the only Tom Ford Items I own, perhaps one day I will be rich and/or skinny enough to buy some of his couture…a girl can dream eh?

Coco Ravish 

Image via Selfridges.com

Violet Fatale

Image via Zimbio.com

My Tom Ford Black Orchid Perfume and Body Lotion

The entire collection 🙂

I’m still yet to use the lipsticks (I just stare at them perched in their place of honour on top of my chest of drawers) but I cannot wait need a special occasion to whip them out, I’ve seen them on other bloggers and they look amazing! 🙂 Do any of you guys own any Tom Ford Beauty or even any Tom Ford clothing?

Illamasqua Eyelashes

3 Jun

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I picked up these gorgeous eyelashes at the Illmasqua boutique in Carnaby Street. I’ve always passed the Illmasqua store and tried things on but never brought anything in there, but I was given these as a gift and I’m really excited to wear them and I of course will post here when I do 🙂