Monday, 30 July 2012

Burts Bees Tips and Toes Kit


On a recent wander around my local Waitrose I noticed they stock some high end beauty brands; Burts Bees, Korres, Neals Yard to name a few. I only wish I knew about this when I worked there years ago and had staff discount!

I picked up this kit for a bargainous £8 reduced from £12.99
I've always loved the Burts Bees range and wanted to try a few more things
Previously I've used body and face moisturisers so thought a kit of mini bits and pieces would be good to give the brand a bit more testing. 

In the pack you get:
Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream (7g)
Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil (4.25g)
Burt's Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream (20g)
Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream (20g)
Burt's Bees Hand Salve (8.5g)
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (8.5g)

I've been keeping the hand salve next to the bed as a night time treatment. Working in a tile shop around drying adhesive and grout all week makes my hands and cuticles so dry! I'm trying to fix this at the moment so having this where I can remember to put it on every night is really helpful. It's quite a thick salve and takes a while to soak in which is why I apply it last thing at night so as not to make my phone/clothes greasy. 

The lip balm has always been a favourite, I've often re-bought the original bees wax kind and love how moisturising it is without being heavy on the lips.

The other products I am also loving using they are all lovely scented and very moisturising. My fingers and tootsies are feeling very pampered indeed.

If you see this set in your local Waitrose I would definitely pick it up as £8 to try out six different Burts Bees products is an absolute bargain!


Sunday, 8 July 2012

Benefit Browzings

Benefit Browzings Eyebrow Shaping Kit

As I've mentioned in a previous post I've been frequenting the Benefit counter in my local Boots quite regularly recently. The first time coming away with the new foundation, but when I was there the makeup artist used the Browzings kit on me and I loved it! Kept admiring my eyebrows in the mirror.

The next time I popped in I bought myself a kit in the lightest shade as I'm blonde and my eyebrows are quite light. The kit comes in three shades which isn't a huge variety but I don't really know of any brow products which have a massive selection of colours.

Since purchasing I have been using it everyday. For someone who never did anything with their eyebrows it's a bit different. I used to think having blonde brows meant I didn't have to do too much to them but since I bought my first eyebrow pencil from eylure I've noticed the difference filling in your brows can make. It gives such a better finish to my make up and frames my face. Simply I put I love having filled in brows.

When I first started using the kit I was using the little brushes which come with it as I didn't own anything which would really do the job any better. I must admit though the fact these brushes are rather little made this a little tricky to get used to. So the next time I was in Boots I had a chat with my new found friend, the makeup artist, and using my accumulated advantage card points I bought the Eyebrow shading brush which is amazing! She also went back over how to fill in the brows properly. I now feel much more confident when I do it in my half awake state in the morning.

Personally I cannot recommend this kit enough, I haven't tried others like Urban Decay brow kit or the HD kit but I feel after using this and getting on so well with it I may just stick with it. After all it looks like it might last me forever, barely have to use any product to achieve results.

For the £22.50 price ticket you get a pigmented wax for shaping, a natural shaded powder for setting, small tweezers, two small brushes for blending and a little makeup lesson teaching you how to use it. 

What do you guys use on your eyebrows?

And a little photo of Barney to finish