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New Holiday Goodies From Benefit to Try

It seems so crazy to me that we are already talking about the holidays! How is it that time of year already? It’s only October 28th, but we’ve already had snow here in Toronto! Stores are starting to line their shelves with holiday decorations and holiday makeup kits are starting to land on my doorstep. It’s definitely one of my favourite times of the year.

These new kits from Benefit are totally putting me in the holiday spirit. I can picture gifting these to a makeup-loving friend or to the person on your list who is hard to shop for. I can’t imagine anyone not loving these.

Check out this beauty advent calendar. Yes, you heard me right. A beauty advent calendar! Who wouldn’t love to receive this? It’s so adorable. It even sings the cutest little holiday song when you open it. This kit is exclusive to Sephora for $58.

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Next up is this new Real Cheeky Party blushing beauty kit, complete with a selection of cheek and eye products. Benefit has also introduced 5 other beauty kits just like these one’s for the holidays. Each one is more adorable than the next and includes a different theme and product collection.




Another one of my favourite’s is this new, limited edition Swarovski encrusted they’re real mascara ($34). Definitely a covetable gift for the makeup addict on your list.

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Just in time for all of the upcoming winter vacations around the holiday season, I’m loving this new Hoola Bronzer kit. There’s a reason why Hoola bronzer has a cult following. If you haven’t tried it yet, this is a good kit to start with because it comes with a variety of other great products in smaller sizes (perfect for testing).

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What do you think of the newest Benefit items? Will any of these make it onto your holiday wish list?  Or will you gift these to a beauty lover on your list?

The First Benefit Boutique in Canada Launches in Toronto

We finally have a Benefit Boutique all to ourselves! The very first Benefit Boutique in Canada has now opened on Yonge Street in Toronto and I couldn’t be happier. If they’d let me, I would pack my bags and move into this adorable pink heaven. It’s everything you could ever want in a beauty boutique – makeup everywhere, pink covered walls, darling vanities and even a bright pink bench out front.

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Besides the decor, I have three other reasons why I’m in love:

1. The Brow Bar – If you haven’t tried out a Benefit Brow Bar yet (either at the boutique or at Sephora) then you MUST. We’ve all had some terrible brow experiences. I myself have fallen victim (more times than I’d like to admit) to being in a rush and going into the nearest place offering brow waxes. And even though I tell the esthetician EXACTLY how I want my brows, they end up ignoring my direction and completely butchering my brows. Now that thicker brows are the style, I’ve worked hard to grow them out and develop the perfect arch. I’ve vowed to never again trust my brows to a place that I don’t know. Which is why I’m sticking with Benefit Brow Bars. Their brow experts are put through extensive training and they know how to measure your brows to create the perfect shape for your own individual face shape. It really makes all the difference in the world. 

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2. The Spray Tan – I have a bit of a spray tan obsession, so when I learned that the new Benefit Boutiques offer spray tanning I was ALL over it. The results were amazing.  Forget anything bad you’ve ever heard about spray tans (uneven results, orange tones, etc), the formula they use leaves you with a bronzed goddess air-brushed look. Plus, they also sell an amazing tanning mouse that provides the same results as the spray tan so that you can keep your tan up at home in between your spray tans. I’ve tried other at-home tanners and nothing comes close to this. Minimal smell and instant results. A+.

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3. The Beauty Bash – Looking for a fun, unique event experience or something different to do on your next girls night out? You can actually host your own party at the Benefit Boutique! How fun is that? The Beauty Bash is an exclusive after-hours private party that comes complete with beauty treatments, treats and bubbly!

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I can’t wait to go back and I’ll definitely be hosting my own Beauty Bash sometime soon!

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! #KillerColours Launch




Launching June 26th, is the newest creation from Benefit Cosmetics: They’re Real! Mascara & Liner in colourful shades. The mascara will now come in brown and blue options and the gel liners will be introduced in blue, green, purple and brown.

Are you a fan of coloured mascaras and liners? Personally, I don’t like wearing coloured eyeshadow so I love the idea to adding some colour with a mascara or a liner. It really can enhance your eye colour in a new way. It’s also a fun way to change up your makeup look in subtle ways, like mixing and matching blue mascara with purple liner.

For those of you who weren’t impressed with the original They’re Real! gel liners, the formula has now been updated to go on smoother and creamier. I also like that the shades aren’t too bright so that they are wearable for daytime as well.


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They’re Real! Push-Up Liner in Beyond Blue, Beyond Purple, Beyond Green & Beyond Brown.


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They’re Real! Mascara in Beyond Brown & Beyond Blue.

Beauty Review: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

This week was the launch of Benefit’s newest creation: Roller Lash. I definitely have a bit of a mascara obsession, so I was super excited to test this new one out. It promises to deliver visible lift and long-lasting curl, while making eyes appear more wide open. The result? 100% worth the purchase.

I didn’t use an eyelash curler and after applying the mascara, my lashes did appear completely curled and lifted. I was incredibly impressed that the curl stayed put all day long until I was ready for bed. Since it has staying power, I was little concerned that it was going to be difficult to remove, but I used my regular cleanser (Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash) and the mascara came right off. No extra wiping was needed and it actually removed easier than alot of my other mascaras.

Check out the pictures and results below.

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Left Eye: No mascara. No eyelash curler.   Right Eye: No eyelash curler. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara is applied to upper lashes.

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Both Eyes: Benefit Roller Lash is applied to upper lashes only. No eyelash curler used.

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Will you be trying out new Benefit Roller Lash?


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