Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Let me just start off with… There’s a reason why this baby is so popular!

My lovely other half brought me a Benefit mini set for Christmas and I’ve been steadily trying them all out. A stand out for me is definitely the Hoola bronzer. I’ve been using this as a contour and I love it!

benefit hoola bronzer

It’s a really good colour for my skin tone (fair) it’s soft, pigmented and easy to blend.

This is obviously the mini size but when I run out, which will be a while as you don’t need much, I’ll definitely be getting the full size.

benefit hoola bronzer

I apply it using a brush that came with my W7 box blushes I ‘stripe’ it on the areas I want to contour then blend it in with my Real Techniques contour brush.

Ahh I love it!


Benefit Bad Gal Mascara Review

For the bad in me…
Oh how I’m glad I found you Bad gal, you made my mascara dreams come true!
Hello my friends, I wanted to tell you about one of my favorite Christmas presents from my boyfriend, I asked for some Benefit makeup and being the wonder he is, lo and behold, Benefit pressies for me 🙂
This is what they say…
Sexy, sultry, pure unadulterated black mascara for full, voluminous lashes. It’s as BAD as you want to be! Famously big, bodacious brush coats lashes with our super black formula.
What I say…
This mascara has taken over my Revlon ‘grow luscious’ for the daily wear number one spot. Here’s why…
Lovely brush, I’ve found it pretty easy to manure, no eye poking incidents!
Nice deep black pigment.
The curl lasts all day until I take my makeup off, so usual wear is 11 hours for me.
I haven’t found it to get flaky, even if I need to add more for a day to night look.
Separates my lashes beautifully.
It removes nicely (I do cleanse with jojoba oil which makes it much easier taking of mascara anyway)
I have found it to take longer to build the volume I want than my Revlon does.
Does smudge ever so slightly. I do wear my eye liner quite smokey though so this isn’t much of a problem for me, however this might be a problem for others so it’s worth considering.
I do feel though, that the curl lasting longer makes up for it taking  a bit more effort to get some volume.
How I apply…
I start by curling my lashes then I apply one coat to my top and bottom lashes on one eye then I move to the other eye and do the same, for more volume I just go back and forth to each eye until I’m happy!
Do I recommend this mascara?
Yes, at £17.50 it’s slightly more expensive than drugstore but depending on which brand you buy you could be looking at only a couple of pounds more.
Here’s where you can purchase from
Thanks for reading 🙂 Any comments? You know what to do 😉
Disclaimer. My boyfriend brought me this with his own money, and I did not receive any free products or money in exchange for this review.