Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Benefit 'Goof Proof' Brow Pencil Review- ELLE Magazine July 2016

There's lots of excitement over the upcoming release of Benefit Cosmetic's new brow range, and thanks to July's edition of ELLE Magazine, lots of lucky ladies, including myself, have been able to try out one of the new products before the release date.

The product in question is called 'Goof Proof' and is a Brow Pencil which is designed to eradicate 'dull patchy brows' and makes looking after your brows easy.

The pencil has a tip in which you can define the brow, and then the flat side of the pencil is for filling the brows in, super easy! When I have been using the pencil I've only really been using the edge of the pencil just to define my brows as that's only really what I need, however I have to admit that I am very impressed with the product and the results that have come from using this product. My brows look so natural after applying the pencil in a few strokes.

It's said that the brow pencil lasts 12 hours and is waterproof, I can't say if this is definitely the case as unfortunately I haven't worn it for more than 12 hours or got wet! But when I have worn it, the product has lasted well on my brows.

The pencil I received in ELLE Magazine is a sample, however the full sized version comes with a built in spoolie at the end of the pencil for combing your brows before you apply the pencil. The pencil also comes in six different shades so should suit everybody. Unfortunately the shade that I received with the magazine was slightly too dark for me, but is still wearable, and is in no way off putting.

'Goof Proof' is priced at £18.50, and is due to be released as one of 13 new and current products in Benefit's brow range on the 24th June, I can't wait!

Let me know your thoughts!

CarrieFi x


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Graze Snack Box Review

Lately I have been seeing lots about Graze snack boxes, and thought I would give them a go myself.

Basically, Graze is a subscription service which will send you four snacks in a post box friendly size box either weekly or fortnightly.

What I find great about Graze, is the variety and the freedom of choice in what snacks you receive in your boxes. When you first sign up to Graze, you have the choice of three different box types- Variety, Light, or Protein. I chose the Variety box.

I've only tried two snacks of which I received so far, Cherries and Berries and the Honeycomb Flapjack-both were very yummy! 

Once you have selected what type of box you would like to receive, you then get given a huge list of over 100 snacks in which you can decide whether you want to 'bin, love, try, or like'. If there are snacks in the list you're not so keen on, or if there's something totally up your street, you can decide what makes an appearance in your boxes, it's completely your choice. Of course what you receive in each box out of the list is a surprise, unless you really want to know before your box arrives, then you can log into your account and find out.

My first box was half price, and then after that has gone to the full price; however, I think its good value for money for what you receive. What's also great is the fact that if you're going away, you can snooze boxes until when you need them again- and you'll only pay for the boxes you receive.

Let me know if you've tried Graze, and what your thoughts are?

CarrieFi x

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The AM & PM Routine Tag

I love a good blog tag, so thank you to Sally at www.themakeupdirectory.co.uk for posting The AM & PM Tag on your blog- it totally inspired me to have a go at answering the questions, so here they are!


What is your morning beauty routine?

If I'm being entirely honest, I don't really have much a morning beauty routine. I may use a Simple face wipe just to freshen my face up in the morning and occasionally use some moisturiser before applying my makeup, but that's about it.

What's for breakfast?

I like to have Weetabix for breakfast in the morning during the weekdays, but at the weekend when I have a bit more time I'll have whatever takes my fancy!

Coffee or Tea?

I'm a tea person mainly, but I am partial to a mid afternoon Cappuccino.

How long does it take you to get out the door?

I tend to get up at least a couple of hours before I have to leave the house. This gives me enough time to get up, have something to eat and drink and wake myself up for the day before I need to get ready. I always give myself 40 minutes to get freshened up, changed and do my makeup before I go out.

What is your go to makeup look on a fuss-free morning?

I start by using foundation to even out my face, and then conceal any blemishes I have. Once this is done, I apply some loose powder onto my face to hold my base, and then use brow mascara to make my brows look tidy without having to fill them in. For my eyes, I just apply liquid eyeliner on my top lid for a wing effect and then curl my lashes and apply mascara. That's it!


What is your evening beauty routine?

As soon as I come home in the evening, and I'm in my comfy clothes, I begin by using micellar water to take my makeup off. I then wash my face using a hot cloth cleanser (either Liz Earle or Soap and Glory-they're both amazing!) once my face is clean I use a toner, and then I use the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate and then moisturise my face with the Nivea Soft Cream.

Snack time! What's in the bowl?

This can vary from day to day. A lot of the time I don't really snack in the evenings, but mostly if I do it'll tend to be a biscuit of some sort.

How do you wind down and prep for bed?

I watch YouTube videos before I go and get ready for bed. Any that are in my subscription box that I haven't caught up on, I use the time before bed to watch them.

Cosy Up! What are you wearing to sleep?

At the moment I prefer to wear quite loose fitting short pyjamas so I don't get too warm in bed. In the winter I'll wear longer pyjamas to keep warm.

What are some things you must do before hitting the hay?

I'll sit in bed and look through my phone whilst drinking a mug of hot chocolate, and just before I go to sleep- if I need to set an alarm in the morning I'll make sure that the alarm is set for the time I need to get up in the morning.

I hope you found my answers to this tag interesting, let me know if you complete this tag- I'd love to see your answers to these questions!

CarrieFi x
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