Sunday, 26 February 2012

Benefit Brow Zings Review

since i've been using this old brown eyeshadow to do my eyebrows since what feels forever.. it's starting to get a bit gross, and my boyfriend was kind enough to buy me a replacement for valentines day :D

i got the brow zings eyebrow kit from benefit. (since there was £5 off, which turned out to only be £1 as postage is a huge £4!)

the packaging is great, nothing tacky and the clasp(?) is very secure.. i predict no handbag nightmares!

the mirrors great too.. nice and big so you can actually see both eyebrows at the same time. nobody likes wonky eyebrows, that would completely defeat the point of doing them in the first place!

it comes with 'pigmented wax for shaping' and 'natural-shaded powder for setting', and i got it in dark. (it's available in three shades, light medium and dark)

it also comes with a 'hard angled brush', tweezers, and a blending brush. i usually hate little brushes like this, but they are good quality and do the job nicely. it's also saves some room in my make up bag. the tweezers are very stiff and you have to press down hard to make the ends meet, whether they will loosen up in time i don't know, but once you do they are very precise. i would imagine you'd get sore fingers if you were to tidy up all your eyebrows, rather than the odd stray. they're good for getting those fine hairs that i usually give up on!

excuse the messy brows! haven't quite perfected using the wax yet!

this product isn't exactly cheap, but i love it.

also looking forward to trying out these samples, think it's nice how they give you a choice. makes me happier AND they don't waste samples on people who won't use them. clever!

edit: after using this for a couple of weeks, my only complaint is that the brushes are very small and fiddly to get out, without throwing all of them on the floor! the size doesn't affect the application however, it's just very annoying first thing in the morning when my hand - eye coordination is at it's worst!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

black milk

i'm loving black milk's nylon creations. i would have them all but as beautiful as they are, at $99 AUD (£67.39 by my calculation) for a pair of leggings, they're a little overpriced.

these are at the top of my wish list!


i find myself taking pictures for no reason whatsover, just so i can put a tacky effect on it using instagram. seriously addictive!

favourite scarf, favourite necklaces, sketches for uni, freebies.
favourite 'leather' trousers, current nail polish (matte black + black w/ gold), favourite lipstick (rimmel bordeaux), new shoes!

feathers, boyfriend, birthday mirror christian made for me, uni work.
favourite perfumes, honeycomb chocolate noms, i make the best noodles, urban decay naked 2