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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Worth the Hype? #2


Been as though my last one of these posts went down so well with all of you lovely people, I've decided to do another. So here are five more items, that have got that blogger buzz around them.


MAC Mineralize Skinfinsish in Soft and Gentle
I think this is the bloggers world go to highlighter. I love a good highlight, and when shopping in MAC, I swatched it, liked it, but thought, no I'll be good, then found myself asking for it when at the till, and I'm so glad I did. It is a very pale golden frosty highlight, that catches the light perfectly. I can see it being universally flattering and really brings to life your cheekbones, and I love using it as a highlight in my tear duct too. So yes, I think this is worth the hype. Yes £21 is a lot, but you get a hell of a lot of product with it. And it's just so pretty.


Moroccan Oil
Now if you've read my blog for a while, you will know I absolutely adore this product. However, as I said in this post, I was unsure on whether I could fork out the price when it wasn't actually doing any benefit. Later consideration has made me realise, that the way this makes my hair feel is so good, regardless that it's just coating, not benefiting. So dependent on what you want, something to make your hair feel gorgeous, yes this product is great. Something to nourish your hair, probably not no.


Benefit Hoola Bronzer
I got this in my Tan About Town set, and I love it. I think it is the perfect contour shade and really flatters my skin tone. So yes, this gets my 100% worth the hype! I also love the way that it is a smaller size, as I think most things should come in this size so you can pay less to see if you really love it, then you can purchase the full size. So much better!


Benefit the Porefessional
Another Benefit product, but this time, it isn't a positive I'm afraid. So many people rave about this, and when the woman in the shop used it on me, I was impressed too, but she used a lot of product and I can't afford to do that. I just think it's way to expensive for what it is. The woman in the shop mixed it with moisturiser too, and it did look good, but when using it at home, I've gotta say no. BUT I have found a cheaper alternative, which I should be posting about  very soon, so keep an eye out! 


Real Techniques Brushes
OK so these are not all of my RT brushes, I have the core collection (minus Buffing Brush, as it sadly passed away, RIP) the eye starter kit, the stippling brush, the blush brush and the Expert face brush (to replace the buffing.) In case, the quantity of my brushes doesn't give it away, I freakin' love these brushes. I think they are amazing, super soft, easy to work with and makes your make-up look so good. They aren't overly expensive at all, and I love them. Now my Buffing Brush, I think water got at the base, and the hairs started to fall out in massive clumps, but I've replaced it with the Expert Face brush, which I think is only available online, but is just as good as the buffing brush.

And a little extra one:


Zara Messenger Bag
I think every blogger has this bag, in either the balk of pale grey colour! I opted for the black as I didn't own a black bag! I had to add an extra hole on the straps to make it the right length for me, but I do love how it gives a nice slouchy look and fits into the nook of your hip and feels lovely. For £19.99 I think it's worth the hype.

So that's another Worth the Hype Post. I hope you enjoyed it again, and there may be another one soon.

Do you agree with me?

Laura xoxo













46 comments:

  1. I love my RT brushes!! And I really want that bag, will have to pop to Zara later. I love these sorts of posts, keep them coming :)

    http://ldnsquirrelbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much :)
      They are brilliant, and I hope you find it :)
      xoxo

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  2. I wanted to purchase the Benefit Pore-Fessional so much, but I guess it's not something that I will be doing anytime soon hahaha
    Great blog! I followed you, hope you do the same :)
    xoxoxo,
    Alon

    Fashion Freshman

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  3. I'm so glad I'm not the only person who was disappointed by the Pore-Fessional! I really don't get the hype and I feel like it was a waste of money! I'm excited to see the new product you post about, I'm still on the lookout for a good primer!
    You've also convinced me to get the Real Techniques Core Collection, I've been unsure about it for a little while! xx

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one haha! I think they the post should be up sometime soon :)
      Yay, you should get it :) It's really good :)

      xoxo

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  4. fantastic post! just got my first real techniques brush the other day and love it!

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    1. Thank you :)
      They're rather brilliant aren't they :)

      xoxo

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  5. Poor buffing brush, RIP old friend!
    You will probably never hit the [an of soft and gentle! It lasts forever! I'm sad you didn't get on with porefessional but I'm excited to see this new product and if you porefessional needs a new home you know where it can go ;)
    xx

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    1. I know :( Expert Face brush is well good though :)
      YAY :) I thought that haha!
      Haha, I don't dislike it enough to re locate it, but I just don't think it's worth the money :)

      xoxo

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  6. I really want to purchase the Benefit Pore-Fessional and MAC Mineralize Skinfinsish! I really loveee that bag from Zara but they don't sell it in the Zara shop near my house :'( so I'm probably the only blogger that doesn't have that bag! haha

    xoxo, Laura

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    1. Definitely get the Skinfinish :D
      Do they do it online?? You could order it :)

      xoxo

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  7. Hi lovely thank you for following me, now following you! :)

    Great blog, love your pictures!

    Looking forward to your next post! :)

    xoxoxo

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  8. Love your blog!!FOllowing you!!
    I'd love it if you check out mine out and tell me what you think!!

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  9. I have to agree about the Zara bag! I bought it online without seeing it in person so it was an awful big risk! But I absolutely love it, has just replaced my old Michael Kors bag!

    http://thoughtfulsunday.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Wow, that is good standard :)

      xoxo

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  10. Nice!
    PS: Does you already participated in the giveaway on my blog: http://www.beautybloglaura.com/2012/05/winactie-2-goodiebags-van-elf.html

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  11. Great post..im Dying to read your post on the alternative for porefessional as i was just about to buy it..i wont bother now

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    1. Thank you :)
      I'm thinking of getting it done for tomorrow :)

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  12. Good haul, lovely post and blog a always.

    Nafisah xo

    http://bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Love this type of post! Also I saw someone with the bag today and wonded where they got it from. Now I know, Thank You! x

    http://selfconfesionssofabeautyaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you :)
      Aw glad I've helped :)

      xoxo

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  14. such a great idea for a post! LV x

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  15. i dont like morocon oil range..is def not worth the hype!xx

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    1. Guess we've got ti agree to disagree?

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  16. This post was so helpful! I love moroccon oil and the RT brushes :) xx

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    1. Thank you :)
      I think they're rather awesome :)

      xoxo

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  17. aw no what happened to the buffing brush? I've always wanted to try Moroccan oil, and as you know I love RT brushes!!! xxx

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  18. ive always wanted to try maroccon oil.
    As you know I love RT brushes, what happened to the buffing brush??
    xx

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    1. It just started shedding, and then all the hairs fell out!
      I really love it for making my hair feel soft :)

      xoxo

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  19. Great post! Such a clever idea! I agree about the Hoola bronzer- by far one of my favorites!

    xx Louise

    A Little Beauty Luxury

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    1. Thank you :)
      Yes, I love it :)

      xoxo

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  20. I am desperate to get my hands on the grey version of that Zara messenger bag, I wish I lived in the UK :( I couldn't find it at the local Zara store or online. Sigh. I love RT brushes, received the Expert Face Brush recently and planning to do a review later on :) That's too bad about your Buffing Brush though, makes me a tad paranoid mine is going to eventually suffer the same fate :S

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    1. Oh no, that's a shame :(
      Yay, I think it's really good, I love it as much as the Buffing Brush! I think I got water in mine? I don't know :/

      xoxo

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  21. I love that Zara bag, so tempted to get one!
    I will save up for the RT brushes one day haha xxxx

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    1. It's rather lovely :)
      You must ;)

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  22. i love these posts! :)

    thebeautiful-days.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I really like this type of post! I have been on the fence about getting the soft and gentle but now I am convinced that I have to have it!

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    1. Thank you :)
      You should definitely get it :)

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  24. haha i was so nervous to read the part about the real techniques brushes because i love them! so happy to know you are obsessed as well! i have never heard a bad review about them!

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    1. Oh no, it's love haha, me too :)

      xoxo

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  25. Moroccan Oil is great, but I personally prefer my Mythic Oil by L'Oreal which is half the price (wahoo!). I think the woody, earthy smell of Moroccan Oil puts me off slightly, but the thick formula is really nourishing x

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    1. I think I'm going to try that next tbh, I really want to compare them now haha!

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