my must haves: barry m dazzledusts

25 August 2013


Barry M dazzledusts are versatile buggers which is why I seem to have ended up with so many of them! I'll be honest though, I don't use them all that often since I gained a bit of an aversion to colour and a passion for neutral palettes. I must stamp that out otherwise this is such a waste of money and of beautiful colours. The thing that I seem to use dazzledusts for most is dipping my nail tips in - when I actually have long enough nails anyway. I simply paint my nails a base colour and dip the tips in a similar or contrasting powder when a little tacky then slap on a clear white top coat. My favourite combination has to be Essie's smokin' hot with either 18 or 51.

♥ abby

benefit bad gal eyeliner

18 August 2013


Just like the They're Real mascara, I really wanted this to wow me! But it didn't. It's such a shame as Benefit is my favourite brand on so many levels but a pattern is emerging and I just can't seem to get along with their eye products. Feel free to convince me otherwise as I haven't tried everything, if there is a wonderous Benefit eyeshadow or other product then I absolutely want to know about it so please shout!

This Bad Gal Eyeliner though .. Well it didn't stay on. It slipped from my waterline within the hour of applying then wouldn't budge from my skin which I can only assume is due to it's waterproof properties.

♥ abby

benefit they're real mascara

2 August 2013


I wanted to like this, I really really did. Mostly because I love Benefit and the brush is great, a little longer than what i'm used to but I like quite dense plastic brushes. Alas it wasn't meant to be. It could be the fact that it isn't waterproof or that it's black and I prefer a dark brown mascara or there really is something with the formula that I don't get along with. In any case .. I can't really put my finger on it so let's roll with the fact it's a smudgy black and I like super water resistant mascara. Yup.

What are your thoughts on Benefit They're Real??

♥ abby