Amped up lashes: I discovered the Benefit They’re Real! Tinted Lash Primer 

benefit_theyreal_lash_primer_review - 2There is something about Benefit I canto quite gauge. I love their packaging, adore the name and the concept behind their products, see thousands of people who swear by them but nothing I tried seemed to quite work for me.
Until now. To my surprise, at the uber generous QVC SS16 press preview bag, there was a Benefit They’re Real! Tinted Lash Primer.
Let’s start with the brush. It’s a plastic, with super thin and flexible bristles in varied lengths that will get right in there, on to every little lash. It also has a spiky end, which is fabulous for lower lashes.
benefit_theyreal_lash_primer_review - 1 (1)The formula is gel, in a watery brown colour, which is great and can be used on its own for a lighter, feathery and super defined look.
But as a primer it truly shines. It separates and defines, conditions and gives a little bit of lift and volume.
benefit_theyreal_lash_primer_review - 1Mascara application (admittedly, my new found love from Charlotte Tilbury), is somehow smoother, lashes go that extra mile in terms of length and separation.
Am I about to start a love affair with Benefit?! Not yet, but I am not dismissing it. At all.
benefit_theyreal_lash_primer_review The Benefit They’re Real! Tinted Primer costs a brilliant £14.55, plus £2.95 p&p from QVC. You can also get it in shops nationwide, as well as online.
Beauty at QVC is something I have rediscovered recently. Apart from having an extensive range of amazing big known and boutique brands and great prices, they will also carry exclusives and special packs which usually carry a very special price tag too. Well worth checking for all you beauty needs!
This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Scrubbing it off: the Alpha H Micro Cleanse Exfoliator

alpha_h_micro_cleanse_exfoliator_review - 1This time of the year is tough on my skin. I usually keep a small arsenal of gentle exfoliating products, from peels and exfoliating toners to microdermabrasion devices but the extra dryness of my skin in the winter rules most of them out.

When I got my hands on the Alpha H Micro Cleanse Exfoliator scrub I was excited and worried in equal measures.

Would it be too strong?! It is a scrub and acid after all.

On the other hand, all the flakiness and dryness left my skin begging for a good exfoliation. I noticed my complexion was duller and makeup wasn’t performing.

The scrub has a medium grittiness to it, not being to harsh on the skin. I applied with soft circular moves, paying special attention to forehead, chin and nose.

I left it a minute after massaging in so the acid could get some extra action in the skin. There was a very mild tingling, like peppermint oil, and no redness.

alpha_h_micro_cleanse_exfoliator_review - 2I applied the soothing Dr. Jackson face oil immediately afterwards, followed by a serum.

I don’t think my face has ever felt that soft after a scrub. After only one application, the softness lasted and when I woke up in the morning, it was even better.

Skin looked clearer, more radiant and overall with better texture. Makeup sits well and the radiance seeps through.

I am now using it weekly, sometimes more often and I love it.

This scrub contains 12% glycolic acid, jojoba beads (which are eco-friendly), caffeine extract, cucumber extract and peppermint oil.

Acid scrub in the winter for this problem skin?! Yes. I can have my cake and eat it.

The Alpha H Micro Cleanse Exfoliator cost £26.50 and can be purchased from QVC.


This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.