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Make Up of the Day

Hi loves! 🙂

I just thought I’d show you my make up for today! I was feeling some vintage glamour so I just went with it! What do you think? 🙂

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To get this look I used:
Doublewear Light Foundation in No. 2 from Estée Lauder
Loose Translucent Powder from Creme de la Mer
Bronzed Perfection Bronzer from MUA
Bella Bamba Blusher from Benefit
High Beam Highlighter from Benefit
Virgin, Half Baked & Darkhorse from the Naked Palette, Urban Decay
Liquid Liner from ELF
Hypnose Mascara from Lancôme
MAC Red Lipstick

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

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Christmas at Benefit!

Hello my lovelies 🙂

So, Our Christmas gifts have arrived early at Benefit and this weekend I’m planning to throw a little pre-Christmas party in order to celebrate!

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I need some help coming up with some fun ideas on things to do to get my customers involved and how to decorate my counter! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :p

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Upcoming Benefit Launches!

Hi guys! 🙂

So, I know you all know that the new Benefit perfume is released at the end of this month but did you also know that the Bathina spray on body oil is launched on the same day?

The original Bathina comes in a creamy formula that can be rubbed onto the body to give a gorgeous, shimmery glow. The same idea with the new Bathina, except this time it’ll much easier to apply, just spray on after you come out of the shower & your good to glow!

BUT there’s also another top-secret Bene-launch coming this January that I am SO excited about! As an avid Pore-fessional fan, I cannot wait for this, coming out in January. Check it out.. the Porefessional; Agent Zero Shine translucent powder!

Annndddd… Finally, another addition to the B.right skincare range, called Dream Screen. It’s a liquid sunscreen, oil free SPF 25 PA***, the highest sunscreen protection available, coming out in the New Year.

How exciting! 🙂

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo


Benefit Haul!

Hello my lovelies! 🙂

So, my Benefit allocation arrived okay so I thought I’d share with you the things that I got!

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L-R: Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation, Watts Up! Highlighter, World Famous Neutrals; Sexiest Nudes Ever eye palette, Boo Boo Zap & Bella Bamba blush.

I thought we’d start with the Hello Flawless. I chose the shade ‘Beige’. Benefit foundation comes in 3 categories, Light, Medium & Dark. ‘Beige’ is the lightest colour in the Medium sector.

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I genuinely love this foundation, it’s oil free which is great for me as I have oily/combination skin, and it spreads brilliantly so a little goes a long way. The coverage is light to medium and buildable so it’s great for everyday wear, it gives a gorgeous, dewy finish and contains a unique ingredient called the Tri-Radiance Complex which instantly brightens and hydrates the skin.

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Next up, we’ve got the “Watts Up!” highlighter. Honestly, I prefer this to the High Beam, Sun Beam etc purely because its easier to apply, blend and is a nicer colour. The stick formula makes it super easy to apply, it just glides over the skin and the little buffing sponge blends it in without leaving you looking like you have a big, messy, patchy ‘C’ shape around each side of your face. It also doesn’t dry in so it’s much easier applied than the High Beam and its a lovely, shimmery golden colour.

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Now then, Bella Bamba! This is my favourite Benefit blush. Pink (of course), highly pigmented and slightly shimmery, what’s not to like?!

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And now we’ on to the really exciting part, this was the one product I couldn’t wait to get my hands on out of this whole package.. the World’s Famous Neutrals; Sexiest Nudes Ever palette. What can I say about it..it’s just stunning. A super cute palette containing four powder shadows and two creams. The creams I love, they’re so easy to use and take very little blending, which is super handy if your always rushing around like me! The kit also comes with 2 lovely little looks that you can try at home, ill post my versions of them later this week! 🙂

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The two creams are ‘Holy Smokes’ a gorgeous charcoal grey and ‘Bikini-Tini’, a light, shimmery, shell-pink.

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Onto the powders we’ve got ‘Milk It’, a shimmery white, perfect for highlighting, ‘Raincheck’ a deep purple, ‘Pause for Applause’, a light lilac-pink and ‘
Blingo’, my absolute favourite, it’s a super blingy, metallic silver, amazing!

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I also got the holy grail of spot treatments, Boo Boo Zap which is amazing for clearing up spots within a couple of days but there isn’t really much I can show you with that!

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Hope you enjoyed this lovelies!

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Rockateur launch party!

Hello my pretties! 🙂

I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a couple of days, I’m filled with a horrible cold as I write this, boo 😦
I promised all of you I would post about how Benefit’s ‘Rockateur’ launch party went on my counter, so here are some photos!

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My ‘Glam Rock’ inspired make up for the day, what do you think of the quirky skull head band i found? (£6 from Claire’s Accessories!).

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My lovely counter 🙂

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Benefit goodies for one lucky customer! My guitar balloons kept deflating though 😦

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Food yum yums for my gorgeous customers!

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So that’s all my photos from the day, the party went fantastic, and Rockateur sold like a dream, everyone just loved it! Although my feet were killing me by the end of the day :p
What do you guys think, would you have came to rock out with Benefit for the day? 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


A Day In the Life of a Benefit Beauty Artist!

Hello my lovelies! 🙂

First off, thank you so much for all the lovely comments I’ve had recently and also for the nominations for versatile blogger and the Leibster award, they are much appreciated and I’m so glad your all enjoying my posts!

So, now that’s out of the way, I thought it might be nice to show you what a day in the life of a Benefit Beauty Artist is really like! As I’m sure most of you beauty fans know that Benefits most talked about launch of the year, the ‘Rockateur’ blush happens tomorrow and I thought you might like to see how that goes and what goes on during the build up to it!

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So, my day today was spent making up goodie bags for my lovely customers who come in for an appointment to have their make up done and purchase a Rockateur..
It took me about 2 hours to make up ALOT of these lol..

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They’re filled with samples of our Triple Performing moisturiser, It’s Potent eye cream, Porefessional, Stay Flawless primer and a voucher for a complimentary make up lesson.. Lucky ladies eh? Sometimes I wish I was a regular customer!

Then, I built up 2 tester units to display the blush and wrestled for around half an hour to get this poster into the light box..

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Then I had a few make up lessons booked in, before I went to lunch and hunted down some rock themed decorations for tomorrow’s Lauch party! Excited 😀
I ended up coming home with this little lot..

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I thought a great way to make the launch more interesting and try and get myself some lovely new customers might be to have a little bit of a competition where they could win themselves some Benefit goodies! So, I’ve decided that everyone who buys a Rockateur tomorrow will be entered into my little draw ( only if they want to of course!). They will have to have a photo taken pulling their best rock & roll pose with my pink guitar shaped balloon to try and win this little baby..

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What do you think? Would you guys do it to win this lot? 🙂

So that’s my prepping for tomorrow all done!

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We’re ready to rock & roll!

Ill post up some pictures from the party tomorrow and let you all see the finished result! Hope you guys enjoyed this 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Sneak Peeks!

Hello my lovelies! 🙂

I’ve got some super exciting news that I’ve been dying to share with you.. I’ve had a little sneak peek of Benefit’s new Christmas gift sets, eek! 🙂 they are stunning! And last Christmas, my counter was sold out of the sets by mid November time so I’d snap them up quick!
I don’t have pictures of everything but ill do my best to explain them 🙂

So, first up we’ve got the Limited Edition Crescent Row Set. It features three minis of Benefits best selling fragrances (Laugh with me Lee-Lee, Ring my Bella, My Place or Yours Gina) plus new girl on the block, (which ill explain more about in a later post!) Under my Spell Noelle, super cute for Christmas 🙂 I’m yet to find out if Noelle is limited edition or a permanent addition to Crescent Row but as soon as I know, you’ll know!
This is the lovely Noelle..

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It’s available from 28th September and is priced at £29.50.

Next up, we’ve got ‘Love at First Shine’!
This cute little set includes minis of all 6 shades of the ultra plush lip glosses from the recently launched Colour Collection. (Also, I didn’t take these pictures, I just want to clarify that lol!).

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This set is £19.50 and the shades are:
Kiss You – Sheer Lilac
A-Lister – Pink Nude
Ice Breaker – Clear
Lollibop – Hot Pink
Poutrageous – Sheer Coral
Fauxmance – Berry Nude

Then we’ve got another one that I think looks great! It’s called ‘It’s a Love Fest!’
It’s priced at £39.50 and is packed full of Benefit goodies! And the packaging is gorgeous too, the set contains a Porefessional primer, They’re Real mascara, Sun Beam highlighter and an Ultra Plush Lipgloss in Coralista. Fabulous!

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Next up is ‘Love it Up!’, a set priced at £19.50 and we’ve got 3 Longwear Eyeshadows in:
Call My Buff, Nude Swings & Thanks A Latte, all gorgeous wearable nudes,
A Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP, a surprisingly wearable pearly pink and an Ultra Plush Lipgloss in Dandelion, a sheer, shimmering pink.

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‘Gimme Some Lovin’ is £39.50 and includes a They’re Real mascara, Hoola bronzer, a mini Highbeam highlighter and mini Porefessional primer.

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‘Little Love Potions’ is a super cute set made up of travel sizes of:
Porefessional
It’s Potent eye cream
High Beam
Posietint lip & cheek stain
Stay Don’t Stray eyeshadow primer in Light/Medium
Watts Up highlighter
BadGal mascara in Black
That Gal primer
Hoola
Ultra Plush Gloss in Hoola
I think sets like this are great, especially if you’ve been wanting to try a few things as it allows you to test bits and pieces before you commit to a full size product!

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‘Groovy Kind of Love’ is £29.50 and contains a travel sized Porefessional and They’re Real, a benetint, Dandelion & Bella Bamba blush duo and a 4 shade limited edition eyeshadow palette.

‘Love Me B.Right’, I do love a good skincare set and this disappoint! It retails at £39.50 and includes an It’s Potent eye cream, Triple Performing Facial Emulsion, travel sized Total Moisture Face Cream and a travel sized Porefessional.

‘BadRageous’ comes in at £18.50 and includes the infamous BadGal mascara in black plus a mini travel sized edition.

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Next, we’ve got ‘Primed for Lovin!’, this lovely set retails at £44.50 and includes full sized versions of the Porefessional, They’re Real mascara, High Beam and Ultra Plush Gloss in Sugarbomb! Amazing!

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And finallyyyy, we’ve got the ultimate Christmas gift set, The Countdown to Love! A unique, quirky set offering 24 beauty treats over the 24days before Christmas! How exciting! The limited edition set is £50 and will be available to buy before anyone else during a flash sale on Nov 4th at the Benefit Carnaby and Dublin boutiques and from then on will be available from most Debenhams across the UK and Ireland!

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I’m so excited to see these sets properly and I’m sorry I don’t have pictures of the last few but I can guarantee they won’t disappoint! 🙂

What do you think, will you be rushing down to your local counter to snap these up?

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo