CHECKED BLAZERS, FEELING BODY (UN)CONFIDENT & MENTAL HEALTH

Leather A Line High Waisted Skirt velvet s t shirt grey checked checkered jacket blazer outfit post
Black leather a line skirt velvet pink t shirt checked checkered jacket blazer outfit post


Well it's been a long time since I've posted any form of outfit photo, mainly because I've been feeling uncomfortable (and just meh) about my body, and partly because I've been too skint to purchase new clothes. But I went on a jaunt to Rushden Lakes a couple of weeks ago where I went crazy and ventured out of my comfort zone with this leather A-Line skirt and checked (checkered?) blazer. Not sure if I'm feeling the outfit as a whole, maybe once I'm feeling a bit more confident I'll embrace it. For now I'll just inwardly grimmace whenever I see myself.

On a completely unrelated note and a bit more of a "lets get down and personal" one, you may have seen me tweeting incessantly, or at least a bit more often than not, about mental health recently. As someone who suffers with my own personal mental health issues, it's something I've previously shied away from talking about because I've either been so completely overwhelmed by it, or I've embraced the stigma and became sort of embarrassed. Which is ridiculous and I want that to change. Asap ideally.

So recently I've had a bit of an epiphany and wanted to open up about mental health in general, speak about my diagnosis, and reach out to others who are going through similar sort of stuff. Soooo I bit the bullet and made a mental health youtube channel and I'm thinking of maybe incorporating the subject into my blog, which would mean after eight whole years of blogging I might finally get a bit more thought provoking - who knows.

BENEFIT KA-BROW! EYEBROW CREAM-GEL

benefit ka-brow ebebyo cream gel review
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Benefit cosmetics kabrow eyebrow gel cream blog review beauty


So I visited my local Benefit counter the other week when they had a pretty darn good offer on, it was 3 for 2 with an extra 10% off. I’d planned on buying something for my unruly brows anyway but the offer drew me in and I ended up with ALL the brow products. 

Rather than plague you with products I thought I’d do a single review for each, in the order that they go onto the brows. Sooooo the first thing in this somewhat of a brow mini series is Ka-BROW, a cream/gel that claims to sculpt and define brows. I was matched up with the shade 03 as I like my arches to be quite dark and off I trotted home eager to try out my new purchase. 

2 weeks on and I’m pretty pleased with the results this has on my face. Previously I’d been using the High Impact powder, so I thought making the move over to a gel product would take some getting used to. It didn’t. My wavy brows become instantly tamed and it gives such a great shape. It’s also waterproof too which is a win if you’re a lucky duck off on holiday. The gel formula isn’t too sticky at all and it doesn’t clump in the brows like I feared it would. 

Overall this is a definite win, the only downside is the brush it comes with, I found it a little bit flimsy and a tad too soft – instead I’ve been using my Real Techniques Brow brush and it works a treat.

I haven’t ever used any other brow pomade so I can’t compare this with the likes of NYX or the Anastasia brow products. But as a newby to brow gels I’m super pleased with the results and I’m now waving goodbye to my trusty ol’ powder.   

What are your favourite Benefit products?
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