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
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.
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.
With whistler so close it makes for the perfect day trip from Vancouver. Even though I have spent the last 2 winters snowboarding Whistler and Blackcomb I have never been up the mountain when its not covered in snow, until now. Continue reading
I forgot I hadn’t shared this hairstyle from the end of summer, so here it is! Yes I know I did a similar one about a year ago but this one has those two cute extra braids at the top.
If I’m trying to stretch out the days between washing my hair that little bit longer then a bun or a braid is my go to, and this hairstyle combines both, its the perfect bad hair day solution.
Living in a rainy city like Vancouver I think its about time I invested in some waterproof footwear. If I could I think I would take one of each, but I guess I will have to choose just one. Which should it be? and what winter boots do you wear?
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.
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.
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.
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.