The Pink Powderfuff

Monday, 20 February 2012

My Second Visit To The Benefit Brow Bar!

My regular readers will remember that just prior to Christmas I had my first visit to a Benefit Brow Bar. Whilst I was away I decided I would give them another go and see how my two experiences compared.

On my first visit you will recall that the Benefit team tried to sell me everything but the kitchen sink but the service I received was great. I wish I could say the same this time. Upon walking into the Myer Store the actual assistant that ended up doing my Brow Shape was standing outside smoking. After signing into the brow bar she returned inside the Brow Bar and called out my name. Thankfully she did use some hand disinfectant before commencing my brow shape.

I took my seat and told my service consultant I just wanted a brow tidy. She was very rough with me and I can't remember feeling so much discomfort before during a wax. She was slapping wax on and ripping it off very roughly, not even applying pressure for some relief after taking the wax strips off. Thankfully my ordeal was over in under 7 minutes. We conversed very little. What truly surprised me was that she didn't try to sell me anything. I was a little concerned that she didn't bother to freshen up my makeup or conceal any of the redness which stuck out like nobodies business after she had finished. I didn't care I just wanted out of there!

The next day I had red bumps all around my brows. I have experienced this before on a few occasions but it isn't typical. This settled within a few days and in general I was very happy with how my brows had been shaped. Now a week later they look great. However the unpleasant experience really wasn't worth it.

My general thoughts are that I will not be returning to a Benefit Brow Bar again anytime in the near future. I would much prefer to stick to a Beauty Salon where I am made feel comfortable and welcome. I am really disappointed because I love Benefit as a brand. I think that I will stick to just purchasing their products in the future.

Note: I am not sponsored by Benefit or Benefit Brow Bars. My service was fully paid for by my own money and all opinions are exclusively my own.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Diesel Loverdose

This week I purchased the brand new fragrance offering from Diesel. I was particularly looking forward to the release of this fragrance since I heard the notes in it included Mandarin, Lemon, Star Anise, Gardenia, Jasmine, Licorice, Vanilla, Ambrox, Cedar and Sandalwood. When I had my first sniff of Loverdose I wasn't at all disappointed.

I like sweet fragrances. I always have, although my taste is somewhat maturing as I get older and I now wear fragrances from all fragrance families, the days of smelling like a sickly sweet lolly shop are thankfully behind me. I guess as I approach my mid thirties my life experiences and I like to think a little bit of wisdom is making my taste perhaps a tiny bit more refined than it once was.

Loverdose is still a sweet scent but it is a little more grown up than some of the other sweet scents on the market (Britney Spears I am looking at you). Diesel created this fragrance with the 25-55 age group in mind. I personally think age should not influence scent and that anyone can wear any scent regardless of age.

The bottle is a translucent purple heart with faceted glass which resembles a diamond. It has a black lid and a black sword going through the bottle from the inside (eludes to a sword through the heart one would assume).

This fragrance lasts a long time on my skin and I love wearing it. Best of all at the moment if you buy a 75ml bottle from Myer or The Perfume Connection you get a 30ml bottle for free as a gift with purchase. The 30ml bottle is gorgeous to keep in your handbag. The 75ml costs $110.

I would recommend this fragrance to anyone who likes a sweet scent. It is so feminine and pretty.

Note: I am not sponsored by Diesel, Myer or The Perfume Connection. This fragrance was purchased with my own money and all opinions are entirely my own.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Clean Fragrances

Last weekend I had a little interstate trip and did a little shopping. I went a little crazy on fragrances.

I was wandering around Kit Cosmetics when I came across the Clean Fragrance range. I am currently loving crisp clean scented fragrances so naturally I had to stop and have a sniff.

(Pictured Above Left to Right - Clean Shower Fresh EDP, Warm Cotton EDP and Fresh Laundry EDP)

There are around five different fragrances in the Clean range. I decided to get three of them in the 30ml bottles ($45 each) because I couldn't decide which I liked better. You can also get the fragrances in 60ml bottles for $76.95 each or the cute 10ml roller balls for $24.95 each). As far as I know Clean fragrances are sold exclusively through Kit Cosmetics and Mecca Maxima Stores in Australia.

I have worn each of these fragrances and I still can't decide which one is my favourite. They last a good six to eight hours on my skin so their staying power gets a big thumbs up from me.

When I apply these fragrances they make me feel so fresh and clean (hence the name). The scents evoke feelings of just getting out of the shower and feeling all crisp and clean or perhaps even just getting into fresh white sheets on my bed.

Anyone that knows me personally will tell you that perfume is like my crack. It makes me happy and can transform my mood in an instant. I am digging these Clean fragrances like nobodies business and I am so hooked on them that I am considering ordering the others that I didn't get. Best of all Clean is an eco-conscious collection so no harm is done to the environment with these.

Call me strange but this morning I bathed my two fur babies Banjo and Molly and it suddenly occurred to me that the Clean Fragrances would smell good on them to. Okay so there's nothing worse than the scent of wet doggy, so after their blow dry I spritzed a little Warm Cotton into their coats. I get the impression that Banjo was really feeling it but Molly still prefers her beloved Katy Perry Purrrr. I'll keep that in mind for future reference LOL!!

For anyone who likes clean, crisp, fresh scents I highly recommend checking out the Clean range. The best thing about them is that they aren't common so you will certainly have something unique when wearing them.

Note: I am not sponsored by Clean fragrances or Kit Cosmetics. All products were purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own.

Long Time No See!

Hi Guys,
I am so sorry for my eight week absence. I haven't been well and unfortunately with my health status that means sometimes I will disappear off the face of the earth for a while.

I am sincerely sorry for the lack of posting on my blog recently. I am very much an all or nothing type of person and I didn't want to do posts when I wasn't feeling great and able to give my all to them.

I hope every single one of you are doing well and having a great 2012 so far!

So without further ado I will get started on what we are all here for and get back to posting.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.