Tuesday, 26 February 2013

February Empties

I'm trying to use up as many products as possible at the moment to clear out my cupboards, which are still a bit full from my Christmas haul! I did pretty well this month and have a fair few empties across hair care, skin care and make up:



First up is the make up, where I finished the following:

  • Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Dolly Pink
  • Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer in Medium
  • Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
  • Vaseline Rosy Lips
  • YSL Touche Elcat (sob)
  • ELF Blush in Shy


In shower products I finished a more products than these but these are the only fairly special ones:

  • The Body Shop Banana Shampoo
  • The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
  • Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel



I had a bit of a bad month for finishing up skin care, as I emptied by day and night time moisturiser and my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish!
  • Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask
  • Olay Regenerist 3 Point Cream
  • Olay Regenerist All Night Recovery Cream
  • Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

I've already repurchased a few of these products, including the Olay 3 Point Cream and the Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer, only this time I got a shade lighter to match my skin a bit better. I haven't repurchased the Cleanse and Polish yet, even though I love it, as I have a couple of other hot cloth cleansers to try.

So, did you manage to finish up many products this month? Which ones are you thinking of repurchasing?

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Bristol Bloggers Meet-Up

Morning everybody! So, as I'm sure most of you are aware, the Bristol Bloggers Meet-Up (#bbmeet) took place yesterday and it was blimmin' awesome!

As I'm new to beauty blogging it's the first event I've been to and I hadn't met any other #bbloggers but I'm so glad I went as I met some lovely, lovely ladies and had the best day gossiping, shopping and nattering so much about beauty products that my face actually hurt by the end of the day.

The day was organised by Sasha and Alessia, who did such an amazing job! Everybody had such a fantastic time and, SERIOUSLY, THE GOODIE BAG! A full-sized Benefit Fine One One? Be still my beating heart, FOR REALS.


Now, I completely failed at taking photos and didn't take a single one of the event itself but just LOOK at the awesome products we were gifted yesterday. I can't wait to try them all out so expect lots of reviews soon!

Feast your eyes, folks!


I had such a wonderful day and so much fun meeting some of my favourite bloggers...and the shopping was pretty nifty too. I picked up a few bits and bobs that I've had my eye on for ages but, all in all, I was pretty restrained.

A huge thanks again to Sasha and Alessia and all the amazing companies that sponsored the event!

#bbmeet FotD!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Blog Sale: MAC, Benefit, Urban Decay, US brands + more!

Hello hello lovely people! I had a huge declutter of my make up stash the other day and decided to pop some bits and bobs up on here in case anybody is interested in buying them. Almost everything is unused/swatched once and there's some Benefit/MAC/Urban Decay and some US brands up for grabs, as well as other drugstore brands. Full details and prices are listed below each item but if you need any other information or close up shots do let me know.

I'll allocate these on a first come, first served basis and will hold items for 24 hours until payment. If no payment is made within 24 hours I'll offer them for sale again. Payment is accepted via Paypal.

Postage is £1.50 and 50p for each additional item for UK buyers, please contact me for an international postage quote. Heavier items will cost more but I'll confirm full postage prices in a quote before you make payment. A discount may be available for the purchase of multiple items.

Anyway, have a browse and leave a comment (including your email address)/Tweet me (@carlybennett)/email me (carlybennett@hotmail.com) to reserve any items and let me know if you have any queries!

Thanks guys!x 

Mini Benetint, Posietint, Moon Beam, High Beam. Unused. £3 each SOLD
Benefit mini Erase Paste (Medium) and Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner (RSVP).  Both swatched once. £4 each
Benefit Gilded (highlight) and Benefit It Stick (concealer). Swatched once. £5
Benefit Miss Popularity. Used twice.  £5
Benefit Silky Powder Eye Shadow in Blushing Bride. Swatched once. £5
Benefit Silky Powder Eye Shadow in Shallow and Getaway. Swatched once. £4 each
Benefit Show Offs! in Miss Moon. Used twice. £5. Benefit Stay Don't Stray (mini). Unused.  £3
Urban Decay Single Eye Shadows in Heist (usage shown) and Electric (swatched once). Heist = £6. Electric = £7
Urban Decay Pigment in Baked. Used twice. £4
DuWop Shadowlift (Cream eye shadow and primer) in Sun. 1/3 used. £5 
MAC Pigment (old packaging). Golden Olive. Swatched once. £8
No 7 Define & Shimmer Eye Palette. Each shade swatched once. £6
No 7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse in Plum. Used twice. £4
Hard Candy Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine in Heartbreaker. Used once. £3
17 Lip Crayon Set (two pencils swatched once, two unused).  £7
The Body Shop Eye Colour in 44. Swatched once. £4
Elizabeth Arden 4 High Shine Lip Gloss set (only three available). All unused/used once. £12.50
Sephora Lipstick in Maniac. Used twice. £4
Sephora Eye Pencil  in 509. Sharpened once. £3
Pop Cosmetics Glitter Sticks (Navy and Moss). Moss sharpened twice, Navy sharpened once. £2.50
Maybelline Pure Blush Mineral in Opal Rose. Used once. £3 
Maybelline Superstay Powergloss in Beaming Blush. Unused. £2. Maybelline Lip Gloss in 402. Unused. £1.50 
Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow Quads in Aspiring Ambers (Usage shown.  £1.50) and Night Star (Unused. £2)
Bourjois Blush Pot (Cendre de Rose Brune). Unused.  £3.50
Bourjois Ombre Stretch. All unused. £2
Avon True Colour Palette in Tiger's Eye. Usage shown. £3
Color Trend Lip and Cheek Balm in Powder Pink. Used twice. £1.50
Avon 8 in 1 Eye Palette. Usage shown. £4
Avon Glimmerstick Luxe Eye Liner in Copper. Usage shown. £1.50 // Avon  Professional Multi Pencil in Twice the Spice. Usage shown. £2 // Avon Arabian Glow in Burnished Bronze. Usage shown. £1.50
Avon True Colour Eye Shadow in Chestnut. Usage shown. £1
Colour Trend Cream Palette in Shimmering Ice. Blue shade swatched once, all other colours unused. £3
Colour Trend Lipstick in Kiss Me. Usage shown. £1.50
Cover Girl Professional Eye Enhancer in Classic Navy. Left: Usage shown. Right - Unopened. Left: £1.50. Right: £2
Accessorize Lip Gloss in Rock Star/Celebrity and Red Carpet. Both swatched once. £2 each
Accessorize Merged Eye Shadow in Molten Copper. Unused. £2.50
Primark Nail Polishes. Unopened. £1.50 per set.
ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour. Usage shown. £2.50 each.
ELF Brightening Eye Colour Quads in Luxe and Punk Funk. Usage shown. £1 each
ELF Powder Bronzer in Sunkissed. Swatched once. £1
ELF Eyebrow Stencil Kit. Unused. £1
ELF Nail Varnishes in Nude and Dark Navy. Both used once. Nude - £1. Dark Navy - £1.25
ELF Elements Single Eye Colour. Unused. £1
Rimmel Nail Polishes in Forest, Black Cherries and Exotica. Unused.  £1 each
Rimmel Powder Blush in Santa Rose. Swatched once. £2
Rimmel Lipsticks in Burning Desire, Crush and Gold Digger. Usage shown. £1.50 each.
Rimmel Solo Eye Shadows in Acoustic, Glam Rock, Glitzed, Urban Green, Tempted and Bronzed. Usage shown. £2 each
Revlon Satin Eye Shadows in Peacock Lustre and Shimmering Sienna. Both unopened. £2 each
Revlon Vital Radiance Lip Sticks. Usage shown. £1.50 each
NYX Fake Lashes (inc. lash adhesive). Unused. £2
NYX Glitter Creme Palette. Unused but far right shade swatched. £4
Laval Lipsticks. Various shades. Usage shown. £1 each
MUA Nail Varnish in Bright Plum. Unused. 75p. MUA Angled Shadow Liner in Smoked Plum. Unused. £1.50
MUA Lip Boom in Doin' Good. Swatched once. £2. MUA Out There Gloss in Buff. Used once. £1
MUA Eye Dust in Shades 4, 5 and 1. All swatched once. 75p each
MUA Single Eye Shadows in Shades 6, 8, 3, 14, 15, 4 and 13.  Usage shown (13 still sealed). 75p each
Next Glamour Palette. Swatched once. £2
Next Party Palette. Swatched once. £2
 And that's all for now! Hope a few things catch your eye and do leave a comment (including your email address) or drop me an email for a full quote inc. postage. Thanks!