Benefit Do The Hoola Bronzer Gift Set

I received this lovely kit  as a gift so thought I would review it as it contains some wonderful products. The first thing I love about the set is that it comes with a mirror and is very compact so you can easily do your make up anywhere. The set includes, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Benefit Benebalm, Benefit Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer, Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder and a Benefit Hoola Ultra Plush Lip gloss. The kit also includes cards with tips to help you understand how to use each product which is really helpful.

 

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

What I love about this Mascara is that it really separates lashes which gives a really voluminous look. The wand enables you to apply mascara horizontally and vertically since the tip is specially designed to lengthen the lashes vertically. The mascara is smudge proof which is great and does not flake throughout the day the only thing is you need a good make up remover after.

Benefit Benebalm

This lip balm is really moisturizing and has a lovely fruity scent as it is enriched with mango butter. It has a rose tint which I love as I can wear this on my lips on its own without lipstick. My lips feel hydrated and nourished while wearing this balm and the packaging is really vibrant and pretty.

Benefit Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer

The texture of this bronzer is really lightweight however, it was pretty much the same colour as my skin so it isn’t suitable for medium to dark skin. I do recommend it for those with lighter skin though, as it contains no glitter and is very matte so would work as a great contour.

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

Again this powder is the same colour as my skin so I can’t really comment on the powder as I don’t use it. This powder came with a small brush however, and I really love it as I use this brush to contour my face with my sleek contour kit. The brush is really soft and is ideal to use for contouring as it helps blend the product easily into skin.

Benefit Hoola Ultra Plush Lipgloss

I hate the sticky texture lip gloss has but this lip gloss pleasantly surprised me as it was a nice texture. The application is shaped so you use only as much you need and can easily apply over lips. It contains a small gold shimmer which looks pretty and brings a shine to lips. I use this on top of lipstick for a nice glossy finish.

Although some products are not suitable for my skin tone, I loved a lot of the other products the gift set contained and the packaging is wonderful so would make a lovely gift for someone this Christmas.

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Chapped Lips – Lip Balm Reviews

My lips tend to get dry and chapped unfortunately and as the weather gets colder, it gets worse 😦

I exfoliate my lips once a week with sugar and honey which leave my lips feeling soft and smooth. The sugar buffs away dead skin and the honey soothes and softens my lips so I make sure to do this regularly! Alongside this however, I love using lip balms so in this post I’m going to talk about some I have tried, the good and the bad.
Collection Lip Balm Green Apple £1.99
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I picked this up randomly as it was on offer. The smell is really refreshing and lovely. It glides on smoothly and feels light. However, it did not leave my my lips feeling moisturised for very long at all so I would not purchase again.

Nivea Lip Care Essential £1.65
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This balm is unscented but Nivea also have a range of fruit scented ones too. My lips felt very moisturised and protected when I used this however, the texture feels thick and somewhat waxy. Also its very soft so it is hard to apply on lips lightly or evenly.This lip balm is a good one to use at night before bed rather than for daywear but I still feel this lip balm despite the texture, made my chapped lips feel soothed and protected.

Carmex Moisturing Lip Balm Classic £2.69
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I really love this lip balm except I’m  not a fan of the smell as it is a bit strong. It is really effective on my chapped lips and I really noticed that since using this lip balm, the condition of my lips improved considerably. The texture is light while still feeling moisturising and makes a good base for matte lipstick and makes lips shine. It is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm £1.89
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This lip balm smells lovely and is another favourite of mine. The texture is nice and I do not need to reapply very often. My lips feel hydrated for hours and it works well with lipstick without feeling heavy. I use this regularly and the applicator is a nice shape so  product can be applied evenly.

Burts Bees Beeswax Lip balm £3.60
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This balm contains oils and vitamins so your lips feel nourished and healthy. My lips are really soft and hydrated when I use this balm and it lasts a few hours without needing to be reapplied. I’m really glad I found this lip balm because my lips feel more repaired and the texture is smooth and glides on easily.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm £2.99
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This lip balm is wonderful. It’s very moisturising and lasts ages. This is another balm where I have noticed a real difference to my lips as it feels softer naturally after using it for a month. The lip balm has SPF20 protection so is also perfect for sunny weather too. It’s a really nourishing and softening balm and the texture is so light and nice to wear. This is my current favourite and a must buy!

All these products are available at Boots and Superdrug.
Have a lovely weekend 😀
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