review and test: Benefit POREfessional

Benefit Pore Fessional primer review and test

Hands up who hasn’t heard of Benefits POREfessional primer? Yeah thats what I thought, everyone knows it, and if you don’t ‘what planet have you been living on?!’ just kidding. Everyone seems to love it, so I finally purchased the small tube of it. I have had it for about 3 weeks and I’m already getting very worried that I’ll be running out soon!
I actually thought it wasn’t worth the hype the first few times I used it, but then you realize the magic powers this product possesses. 
Well without further ado here are my thoughts on this much coveted product 

Benefit Pore Fessional primer review and test 
Benefit Pore Fessional primer review and test

So on the left you can see that it has really made my skin look much smoother, I also notice that it evens out the colour in my skin just a touch. I have no foundation on in this photo, just my moisturizer which had been applied about an hour beforehand. Under my eye also looks much better in the after shot, but I’m sorry to say that thats no due to the wonders of this product, its just worse on my left side… if someone can recommend a miracle worker that great then please share your secret.

The Product: Benefit POREfessional pore minimizing balm
Price: $37 CAD or $12 for the mini (you don’t save any money buy buying the larger one)
What it claims to do: Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! 
Does it deliver: Mostly. I love applying this, its just so smooth and silky. As you can see from my photos is has visible effects. My foundation goes on so well over it and even though I don’t have a huge problem with oil I did notice that my skin stays quite matte for most the day. My only problem is I feel like I have to use more of this than I do of other products to get great results, So I tend to reserve it for days when my makeup really matters.
Would I buy it again: Yes, but there are so many others out there that are just as good.

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And here is a photo with my makeup finished. Below is a list of the ingredients, I been becoming more fascinated with what each of these long (and usually hard to pronounce) words actually is. So I have given some quick descriptions of the first half of the ingredients. Yes there might be research that suggests some of these ingredients are ones you may want to avoid, but remember, everything in moderation and you can the best of both worlds.
ingredient sheet Benefit Pore Fessional primer review and test

 

Orange Pants & Coffee

orange pants with sage green

scarf: Vince Camuto (similar here) | blouse: CUE (similar here) | belt: Nine West (similar here)

pants: asos (similar here) | shoes: Nine West (similar here) | nails: OPI My dog sled is a hybrid 

coffee at bell cafe in Vancouver coffee at bell cafe in Vancouver

I know this outfit might not seem particularly like fall, but the sun was out and the weather was mild so I took the opportunity to wear these bright orange pants to celebrate the last of this warming sunshine.
Coffee at a favourite spot (Bel Cafe on Georgia St) was the perfect start to a day off. The coffee here is great and the service is always exceptional. Plus who doesn’t love pretty latte art on their coffee and an interior that is like a pretty gift box.
We followed our coffee with some thorough window shopping. So many gorgeous coats that I wish were in my wardrobe. And I wish I could buy this Moncler jacket for Simon, it is amazing, and so perfect on him. Time to keep dreaming.

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Lynn Canyon Park

Lynn Canyon Park, BC, Canada

I adore autumn. The leaves changing colour, the cool breezes that make putting on a knit the most amazing feeling and how good things smell in the crisp air. Plus things are just prettier when the leaves are a rainbow of warm colours. Not that this scenery needs any help in looking amazing!

My mum is visiting from Australia and she arrived just as the leaves started to change colour. So our first stop was a walk at Lynn Canyon Park. If you don’ live to far away then this spot is definitely worth a visit. 

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I’m Back!

blue dress summer on the water outfit
sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent | Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent #17 Red Muse
Dress: David Lawrence | Belt: BCBGmaxazria | Bag: Kate Spade | Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger


If you’re a regular around here then you probably noticed that not much has been happening, sorry about that, but sometimes my “real” job gets in the way. I had so much planned for this little space but then I found myself working on the other side of the country with no internet for 3 weeks. Let me just say that it was quite the crazy adventure, but I’ll save that story for later. Today I am just popping in to say hi to all you lovely readers and also a huge thank you to all my new followers on instagram.

blue dress summer on the water outfit

I’m planning out a few project at the moment but is there anything that you would love to see more of? recipes? reviews? tutorials? I would also love to team up some bloggers out there for some joint projects, if you are interested then let me know. 

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Beauty Product Reviews //1

review for laura mercer tinted moisturiser, baby lips, body shop scrub and l'occotain cherry hand cream
I thought it would be fun to to share my thought on the products I have been using, so welcome to my new monthly review section: My Two Cents. Have you used any of the products above? Do you agree or disagree with how I feel about them? Let me know with a comment, I love to hear from you.

The 10 Best Travel Beauty Sets

best travel makeup beauty kits
1. Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit $80
2. Edward Bess Back to Basics Palette $75
3. Too Faced Brow Envy Shaping & Defining Kit $49
4. Smashbox Try It Kit $19
5. BareMinerals Ready To Go Complexion Perfection Palette $49
6. Buxom Passport Collection The Day Tripper Edition $48
7. Dior Celebration Collection $77
8. Laura Mercier The Flawless Face Book $59
9. Dior All in One Makeup Palette $145
10. Jane Iredale Starter Kit $55