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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara Review

2/28/2014

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara Review
 
Mascara is an essential makeup tool and is a must have in most women's makeup collection. For many years I have struggled to find the perfect mascara. Although, I have used some really good ones in the past, nothing has kept me loyal to any one product. When I was unable to achieve longer and thicker eyelashes I turned to growth agents. They either never worked or I had an allergic reaction to it and had to stop using it immediately. I also turned to fake eyelashes but found them uncomfortable to use on a daily bases, and too excessive for a day time look. So, when I was given the opportunity to try Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara, that I received in my swag bag at a fashion and beauty blogger conference (Spark Sessions), I really had nothing to lose.
        
Declaimer: Although I was given this product to try, this will be my honest review on this product.


What the product claims
Lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates eyelashes. Long-wearing formula that won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

My lashes:
I have semi-thick, extremely short, and curly eyelashes


Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara Review

My impression & highlights:
1. I love the application brush, it allows for easy application and makes sure all my lashes are coated with the lash formula
2. I experienced minimal clumping
3. It lengthened and volumized  my eyelashes making them appear more visible
4. I cannot speak on its curling effect if you have naturally straight eyelashes, because my eyelashes are already very curly, but it did enhance my curl
5. It stays in place pretty much all day and does not easily smudge
6. Use a good eye makeup remover to remove the product, because all of the product does not come off easily, which is the reason why it stays on all day. I remove the product every night with no breakage to my eyelashes.
7. It applies on wet, and will feel wet initially but dries quickly

8. The skin around my eyelids are extremely senstive. I was happy that I did not experience any type of allergic reactions with this product like eyelid swelling or itchiness

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara Review
Can you tell a difference?
Overall, it’s a great product and if applied properly the mascara delivers what it claims to deliver, at least for me. I apply it (one coat) and for the rest of the day it stays on, from initial application to the end of the day. 
*Hint, this is what my eyelashes looked like with one coat, if you plan to apply multiply coats, do it immediately and do not wait until it dries. You will most likely get increased clumping. 

Product Volume
8.5 g Net wt. 0.3 oz or sample size available 0.14 oz

Product Availability:
 Online ,Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora

Price: $29 + tax ( In US maybe cheaper), for sample size $12 +taxes
 The price is my least favourite part about this product. It's a bit pricey, however when I do like something and it works for me I don't mind spending.

My apologizes everyone for disappearing, I was overwhelmed with all things school and work. Now, that both has settled down I will posting as usual. Thanks for your continued support!

Have you tried this product before? What do you think of it? Any other suggestions for other good mascaras?
Until Next time,
Sincerely Miss J

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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara Review

2/28/2014

  Mascara is an essential makeup tool and is a must have in most women's makeup collection. For many years I have struggled t...
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Wild Thing: Leopard on Leopard

2/17/2014


leopard print jacket, leopard and black
leopard print jacket, leopard and black
leopard print jacket, leopard and black

leopard print jacket, leopard and black


 Photos by: Clover D

A break from the polar vortex was all we needed in the Toronto area. All of us here are going  insane due to the the intense winter weather. Thankfully the weather has warmed up even if only for a short while. Although, I don’t often mind the cold, this year has been something else! It is a rare occurrence for me to wish to go outside, and I was getting a bit tired of wearing my plain black parka. So when the weather was somewhat mild and the sun was shining, I had a sudden motivation to get out and put on some lipstick. I chose to do leopard on leopard with a bit of black, and voilĂ , this simple but chic outfit was born. I've also been trying to challenge myself to shop my closet more often. I wore the same leopard jacket first introduced (here).

I can't wait for spring this year, and I'm really looking forward to rocking pastels, florals, and patterns! However, I guess in the meantime I'll just learn how to make the best of winter.
 
What do you guys think of the outfit? What spring trends are you excited about?

P.S.Thank you all so much for the comments and support! Stay tuned for bigger things to come! 
Thank you to Clover D my little sister who is the brains behind the camera, thank you again!



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Outfit Information:
Black coat: Anne Klein
Leopard jacket: Thrifted
Leopard blouse: Mode Star
Black Jeans: Miss Sixty
Boots: Zara
Bag: Thrifted  

Wild Thing: Leopard on Leopard

2/17/2014

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Things We love....

2/13/2014




February is recognized as the month of love so the TST ( thrift style Thursday) ladies and I thought it would be fitting to share some things that we love. In this post I will be sharing with you 10 things that I'm loving right now. 
I've been asked on many occasions about beauty products and what I use. So, I thought today would be the perfect time to introduce these products to you and reveal some of my beauty secrets. I  also have decided to start writing product reviews. All the beauty products in this post will have their own detailed reviews coming soon! I also included three clothing items that I can’t wait to style.
Without further adieu, here we go:


1.      I love and appreciate all of my family, friends, and my readers. Thank you so much for the support and the kind words 
2. This Blog and blogging

Revlon Color burst, Mary Kay, Benefit Cosmetics, Lise Waiter, Almay

The rest are in no particular order:
3. Benefit Cosmetics They’re real Mascara: Best mascara I have used so far; my lashes love it!
4. Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm- Colour 250 Standout: Currently my go to red lipstick .
5. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional : Helps minimize my larger pores around my nose and cheeks.
6. Lise Watier Corrector in a deeper tone: I love it for concealing, correcting, highlighting & contouring
7. Mary Kay TimeWise Matte-Wear liquid foundation in Bronze 4: Only foundation that I use and I'm sticking to it!
8. Almay lash care gentle eye makeup remover pads : An easy and convenient way to remove my eye makeup.

Peter Pilotto for Target collection

9.  Peter Pilotto for Target collection: Loved the colors and patterns that this collection offered, these were the two items from the collection that I took home.
10. My thrifted golden beaded blazer: Not pictured above, but will appear on the blog soon.

Have you tried any of these products? Did you get anything from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection? What are you loving?
 I hope everyone has a safe and happy Valentine's Day!!

Until Next time,
Sincerely Miss J
 
Please check out the other participants of Thrift style Thursday and see what they love Spoolish // Being Zhenya // Buttonsandbirdcages // The two cent chick //

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Things We love....

2/13/2014

February is recognized as the month of love so the TST ( thrift style Thursday) ladies and I thought it would be fitting to share some t...
13 Comments so far