Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Review: Benefit California Kissin'

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Benefit California Kissin'
RRP: £14
Size: 12.5g Net wt.0.4 oz.

This is the websites info.

Why we love it: Our minty lip shine freshens your breath and brightens your smile. So pick a partner and let the kissin' begin! The subtle blue sheen makes teeth appear whiter and the minty taste freshens breath!

Well Ive been wearing California Kissin' for about a week now and I have to say I love the formula not sticky more of a lipbalm feeling rather than a gloss. It has a slight roughness but this is from the tiny glitter specks. I imagine that these are doing only good for my lips by stimulating blood flow.I love the look it gives lovely gloosy look with very fine glitter of blues and greens which cause the lips to look highly glossed without having to put a thick layer on.

Don't worry about the fact its blue it doesnt show up blue on your lips and as for making teeth appear whiter it didnt for me. It also didn't freshen my breath, but I think that's because I didn't eat it and it's not that minty just subtle. Theres a slight tingle when applied but don't worry it's nothing major not like a lip plumper just a minty tingle.

The important stuff:
Would I buy it? No. I think it's pricey and I'm not a great fan of minty lipbalms or glosses. I think it works well a as a lipbalm/ gloss but it's not for me.

How I came to own this product? Won as part of a Benefit Twitter competition. However this does not effect my views just means I didn't choose or pay for it.

Beware of imitations! Benefit is a heavily counterfeited product containing all sorts of harmful things that would not pass strick EU standards. Best advise buy from a Benefit Counter Boots or ASOS

Please follow Benefit on Facebook or Twitter

They regularly run competitions and someone has to win!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Benefit Competition Win

So I recieved my Benefit competition win today. I was amazed how generous they were. So Im just trying out the products I don't already own at the moment so I can give you guys a good honest review about them. Follow at @benefit_UK_IRE

What I recieved:
Realness of concealness
Cream Shadow in busy signal and get figgy
The Porefessional
California Kissin
Big Beautiful eyes
Silky Finish Lipstick in nice knickers
some kinda gorgeous deluxe mini
and the cutest benefit branded post it notes.

Friday, 10 February 2012


This review is of the Classice Travalo http://www.travalo.com/travalo-perfume-atomizer.html
I have now owned a Travalo for nearly 2 years. It has become an important part of my makeup bag. In years gone by I used to try and spray my favorite fragrance into those little tester sprayers you sometimes get from the makeup counters and more ended up on my hands than in the sprayer. So when I got my first Travalo it took me a few minutes to figure out how to use it but once I figured it out I was away!
I have a few problems with Travalo. One is the smell certain fragrances leave behind. Ive tried flushing mine out with water but if you used a strong fragrance for me its Monsoon by Monsoon or Opium by YSL. You have no chance of the small going it must soak into the plastic then leach into your new fragrance. However if they didnt use plastic this handy item would not be suitable for taking on as hand luggage on a flight which is very handy. Ive now started to put a label on my Travalo's so I know which frangrances are inside and I try as much as possible to only use that fragrance in that individual Travalo. The other I have is sometimes no matter how tight a fit, when Im filling up my Travalo it wont fill. This happens on one of my Travalo's do it may be a problem with it but evenually it does fill.
Overall ignore my negatives its me being picky. This is an amazing product so simple compared to the funel and glass sprayers of years gone by. My last one of those leaked in a handbag and destroyed a full bag of makeup! So if you travel a lot at home or abroad make sure you have at least one travalo when you go. Also if you have any problems the people at Travalo are extremely friendly and will always give you excellent customer service.
Thank you Travalo.
Travalo have a twitter @Travalo however they only seem to put up their FB statuses and don't reply.
Travalo's FB is http://www.facebook.com/travalo they have a daily spray competition to win a Travalo so what you waiting for?
Note this is a review of the Classic Travalo I do not own the Exel version.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

An amazing competition win today. Benefit chose me as the winner of their caption competition. No idea what I've won but stand by for some reviews of their products. Some will be ones I already own and will be on in the next few days.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Woo I won

So I finally got sorted on Twitter and it's just my first week properly using it. I hadn't realised how good it was and how many competitions differnt companys have. Ive been lucky enough to win the Pantene Repair and Protect one and as a thank you I will be reviewing these items when I recieve them I have to say I simply cant wait!

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