Brilliant Benefit Jetset Review

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Hello lovelies!

Long time no see and I apologise for that but I was snowed over with exam work and then Christmas happened and everything got busy.

But now whilst munching on my Christmas chocolates I thought I'd tell you about the new Benefit She's so Jetset kit I got as a present for Christmas.

I quite like this little box of stuff. I contains all the essentials for a half dressy half casual day look which can always be vamped up for a more glam look.
It also comes with a set of instructions for a nice smokey brown eye which I found really easy to follow and quick apply.

Here's what you get in the box:

  • 4 shade eyeshadow palette
  • Mini POREfessional, 7.5 mL, 0.24 US fl. oz
  • Mini 'They’re real!mascara, 4.0 g Net wt. 0.14 oz
  • Face powder/highlighter with brush
  • lip gloss in 'Life on the A list', 5.2 mL, 0.18 US fl. oz
  • double-ended eye-shadow applicator

First up is the 'they're Real!' mascara. A nice little mini bottle very handy for travelling with and I did manage to produce some very long lashes with this product.

The kit comes with a primer to prep your face for make-up and this one, 'POREfessional', is a beaut. Although not as good as the l'ORÉAL Studio Secrets Professional primer in terms of pore coverage the Benefit primer is less heavy duty and smells wonderful!

The four shadows that come with the kit are nice and blendable to get a lovely brown and natural smokey eye for the daytime look.

 (Excuse the wrinkled and dry hand it's the Winter and moisturising is not my strong suit!)

I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of lip glosses because I find them awfully sticky and my hair has a tendency to attach itself to my lips every time I wear some. But I do like this lippy primarily because of its amazing watermelon smell which is divine! It's a cute mini size which makes it perfect to pop in your bag on a night out.

Over all I have to say I'm a fan of this kit and it makes for a great last minute late Christmas present if you've managed to forget about anyone!

So that's it from me. Sorry about abandoning this blog for a while but I'm back and ready to go. Hope you are enjoying the festive season and aren't being drowned by rain as I am here in Ireland.

Thanks for reading,

An Early Christmas Present from Topshop

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Happy Fourth Day of Christmas everyone!

It is now socially acceptable to be excited for Christmas and whip out those Christmas albums. In fact I'm currently listening to one of my favourites; 'Baby it's Cold Outside'.

Today Topshop decided to give us all an early present and  finally revealed who was the star of their first ever Christmas film and the identity of the #whosthatgirl hashtag that's been flying about Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook and pretty much every social networking site out there. 

But before I tell you who this mysterious lady is I thought I'd give you the chance to give it a guess yourself. So here are some of the clues Topshop gave out over the past couple of days.

Well have you guessed yet? I have to admit I didn't get it right at all but hopefully some of you did.

Here's the answer;

Yes for all those who guessed right it is the lovely Kate Bosworth! A worthy candidate in my opinion as she suits the Topshop edgy slightly boho brand very well. 

The film is very old style with a classic black piano and Bosworth dressed in a brilliant burgundy sequined number singing 'Winter Wonderland' all jazzy, blues like.

Check it out here for the full film:

That's all from me today a short post I know but I'm busy with homework and attempting to study for exams. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Thanks for reading,