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New from Benefit

Benefit are best when they’re knocking out a brow product or a dinky box of blush. I don’t have either here today, but I seem to have caught Benefit in damn fine form when they’re focused on really clever, wearable new incarnations of existing products. All out at the end of last month, there’s a Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, a Hoola Lite (thank you from pale people everywhere) and a very intriguing Dandelion Twinkle Powder. Continue Reading

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New Budget Buys for June

Now that I’m blogging twice a week rather than four times a week (best decision ever by the way) I’ve been struggling to mention all the products I want to in a given month as I tend to write a lot of posts on individual products or collections. So I’ve realised posts like this are the way to do it so you can expect to see a lot more of them. They’re fun to write because I can condense my thoughts a little and they’re probably more fun to read as you’re more likely to see at least one thing that you’d like to try out. So meet this month’s contenders that are all new releases in the past month or so and nothing is over €20. Continue Reading

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Penneys Ps… Beauty Eye Candy Collection

Penneys know they have most of us over a barrel. You have to have some steely cajones to be able to wander into a Penneys and not emerge with at least socks, new pjs and their makeup remover pads (which are deadly). While I’m a divil for Penneys, their PS… Beauty Line is one I’m only starting to get to know better. I’ll admit it, I dismissed it as being a cheap line of beauty products that was grand for younger girls just starting out but not good enough for a seasoned makeup addict like myself. But fair play to Penneys, they’re releasing new products at a steady pace and gaining momentum with each new collection. Yup, some of it is just cheap, yes you’ll struggle to find an unused product because some lads and ladies seem to think every product is a tester in Penneys but I have to say, there’s some fun things worth trying. I was at the Penneys A/W clothes event recently and you’re given a gift card at the end so I wandered into the Mary Street Penneys for a gander that weekend and emerged with a crap load of stuff including some of their brand new Eye Candy beauty release.  Continue Reading