Benefit Brows Debenhams

For me, the best brows are Benefit brows. They are THE brand for all things eyebrows, and I take my brows seriously. They just can’t be beaten – whether you want to go natural, super-defined or full and Cara-esque with your brows, Benefit will have a product to suit. I’ve had my trusted brow routine sorted for years but it is lovely to mix it up from time to time and try new products, so when Debenhams asked me to give more of the Benefit brow range a go, I jumped at the chance!

Precisely My Brow Pencil*

Before this product, I wasn’t a huge fan of brow pencils but Precisely My Brow is one of my stand out makeup items of 2017 – it’s that good! The ultra fine pencil means you can create hair-like strokes and get a full yet defined brow look. If you get a little heavy handed, brushing it out is super simple thanks to the built-in spoolie, and there are six shades to choose from. You get a lot of colour leeway depending on how much pressure you use, so don’t panic if you think you’re between shades. I’ve used all of the brow range now and if I had to pick an overall favourite, it’d be this.

Perfect for: FILLING IN SPARSE BROWS & DEFINITION. The best brow product for ‘gappy’ brows and creating a perfectly defined but not overdone brow.

KaBrow*

I’ve posted about KaBrow on here before and I still love it – it’s a staple in my makeup bag. If you’re looking for defined arches, sleek edges or want to give the ‘insta’ brow a go, this is the product for you. It’s a cream gel consistency that’s totally buildable. As with all brow pomades, a little goes a long way so a pot lasts a long time. The packaging is smart and practical too – there’s a hard angled brow brush in the lid! When this is on my brows, I have total confidence it’s going to last all day without any funny business.

Perfect for: VERSATILITY. If you want the option of natural and dramatic brow looks, you need this in your makeup bag.

Benefit Brows Debenhams

Foolproof Brow Powder*

As the newest product in the Benefit brow range, I was so keen to try this and it didn’t disappoint. I frequently reach for two shades when I do my brows because hair isn’t ever all one colour, so Benefit are on to a total winner with this product. This two-toned powder is designed to make life as easy as possible by showing you exactly where each shade goes – the lighter through the front of the brow towards the arch and the darker from the arch to the tail.

Perfect for: BROW BEGINNERS & NATURAL BROW LOVERS. The perfect kit for advancing your brow skills that’s totally buildable.

3D Browtones*

This is the brow product I didn’t know I needed but now wouldn’t be without. Who knew highlighting your brows could make such a difference? If you’ve got fair brows this will enhance the colour and for darker hair, it softens things up. It’s genius. The wand is well designed too, so it’s actually really hard to use too much product. You can wear 3D Browtones on it’s own or over pencils and powders, so you’ll definitely get good use out of it.

Perfect for: LIVENING UP DULL OR FLAT BROWS. Whatever your hair colour, this is the perfect finishing touch.

Your brows really do transform your face so finding the right product for you is key. If you’re yet to try out the Benefit brow range, you really must give them a go. The full collection is available at Debenhams, both in store and online here.

I’d love to know which Benefit brow items you love or want to try. If you have any brow related questions, please leave them below or message me on Instagram or twitter. I also want to say a big thank you to Debenhams for developing my Benefit brow love even further!

Sincerely, Sarah xx

I went to the Blogosphere Christmas festival yesterday and I had a ball! It was so lovely to meet like-minded people and spend the day talking about all things blogging. The event was beautiful, the panels were insightful and it was just a great day from start to finish. Luckily I vlogged it so you can share in the amazingness too… Enjoy.

If you’re partial to a vlog and fancy checking out my others, you can have a watch here or catch up with all my videos here.

Did you go to the Blogosphere event? I’d love to know what you made of it, and what your fave blogger events are?

Sincerely, Sarah xx

Films Christmas Panasonic

There’s not much better than a cosy night in, especially at Christmas. Settling in for the night with the tree lights on, a candle burning and a good film is heaven, and around Christmas I watch the same films time and time again. Call it my own tradition of sorts… Anyway, I’ve teamed up with Panasonic to celebrate my love of predictable film choices and their Panasonic Oled TV. So without further ado, these are the films I watch every Christmas to get in the festive spirit.

Notting Hill
Who can’t love watching a baby faced Hugh Grant bumbling his way through Notting Hill? I never tire of watching this. Julia Roberts is, and always will be, one of my biggest girl crushes, and I’m pretty sure my love of dinner parties is a direct result of this film. Everything about Notting Hill is perfect, and it’s impossible to go wrong with some comedy genius from Rhys Ifans. Richard Curtis, you’re an absolute legend!
Favourite quote: “I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.”

The Holiday
The core four characters are just fabulous, and don’t get me started on my love of Alfred. I adore Kate Winslet’s character for being one of the most relatable in any modern rom-com. As though that’s not enough, the smaller moments in this film are just as special: Jude Law’s ‘Mr Napkin Head’, the ‘Three Musketeers’ moment, Alfred’s award, Hans Zimmer’s score and Cameron Diaz’s ability to flawlessly wear polo necks…
Favourite quote: “You’re supposed to be the leading lady of your own life…”

Love Actually
Richard Curtis proves his excellence again with Love Actually. The cast is star studded and incredibly smart. The soundtrack is fantastic too and the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you first watch it never fades. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Love Actually and Bill Nighy defacing posters of Blue.
Favourite quote: “Let’s get the shit kicked out of us by love.”

Harry Potter
I love a bit of Hogwarts magic at any time of the year but especially at Christmas. I actually think I love Harry Potter more as I get older, or perhaps my appreciation of JK Rowling’s imagination is the thing that grows. If you’re ever unsure where I am in December, you can probably find me in front of Harry Potter with a hot chocolate and a blanket.
Favourite quote: “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music has been my favourite film for as long as I can remember. I’m pretty sure it’s my Mum’s favourite and was my Nan’s favourite too. Julie Andrews can do no wrong in my eyes, ever. She’s perfection. I can confidently recite every word of the film, all of the songs, and even the ‘So Long Farewell’ dance routine.
Favourite quote: “I can’t seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what’s worse, I can’t seem to stop saying things – anything and everything I think and feel.”

Elf
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of Will Ferrell in an elf costume, would it? It’s an absolute classic. I genuinely think it’s impossible not to smile and laugh your way through this movie, even when Buddy’s Dad has no Christmas cheer. Elf is one of the best festive films of all time and has to be one of the first films I watch at Christmas.
Favourite quote: “I just like to smile, smiling’s my favourite.”

I’d love to know what your go-to films are and whether the films I watch every Christmas are the same as yours? I’m off to watch The Holiday…

Sincerely, Sarah xx