Friday, 4 February 2011

An Unfortunate Discovery

I have been noticing small bumps (ok...spots) just below my cheekbones for a couple of weeks now and for the life of me, I couldn't work out why it kept happening.  I never normally get spots there so I was a bit confused.  Then after some thought, it finally dawned on me...this only started happening after I switched (on a whim) from the Sleek Contour Palette to Benefit Hoola. 


So Benefit Hoola is quite obviously the culprit! I am really sad about that because I really like the product BUT not enough to let it break me out!  So I wanted to post on this as a little warning to anyone who has been noticing the same thing.  Not cool Hoola, not cool.  You are well and truly in the bad books!

On a more positive note, I was sent an email today by Rise Fashion to notify of their new Spring stock that has just arrived.  Now I am perfectly aware that I have more than enough clothes and to be honest, the clothes rails in my wardrobe have actually started to bend under the weight of all the hangers!  BUT, all I'm saying is...this 'Pixie' dress sprung out at me straight away and I may (or may not but probably will) have to add it to my wishlist!  This style of dress is always really flattering on my figure and I love the beaded detail on the waist and the grecian feel to it.  Come to mama!


I will be staying at my parent's place this weekend so I won't get a chance to blog again until Monday.  I have a girl's night out tomorrow which I am really looking forward to so when I heard this song on my iPod at the gym this morning, it REALLY got me in the mood for the weekend! AND I found out I have lost another 2lbs this week so it's a great start to my weekend! Woo hoo!

10 comments:

  1. awww sorry to hear Hoola gave you bad reactions :( i love benefit's boxes of powders!

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  2. I have heard on some youtube videos that the Benefit blushes make people break out in general, that sucks because Coralista is also a wonderful colour. However, i have a Korres blush similar to it, with more natural ingredients.

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  3. I hate when products react badly with my skin, it usually happens to me when I use a bourjois products. I love that dress, the detail and the colour are gorgeous xx

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  4. That's such a shame about Hoola :( I don't have any problems with it, but I tend not to react to many face products except my eyes, think the double cleanse helps when I have a lot of base on.

    Congrats on the loss, good for you! :) xx

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  5. Congrats on the loss, have a good girly night out, deserve it after all the gymming! Shame about Hoola I have the same problems with random products x x x

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  6. Yay for weight loss! Boo on you breaking out. Hopefully it clears before your night out!

    Don't feel bad about having more clothes...that dress it FAB!

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  7. Hello Laura, I am so sorry for your BeneFit experience! I had a simmilar story with their product - infamous Dandelion blush which ended in many detmatologist visits and unfortuanetaly a premanenet scarring. I hope you will be able to avoid a simmilar fate! I think it might me either of mirysyl misystate or isporpyl palmitate used in that product. I have been avoiding them now in all my make up products (scanning the ingerdients lists carefully) therefore missing quite a lot on Chanel or Dior makeup, however Estee Lauder and Clinique seem to be free of them. But as you have said - I am not ready for a product to destroy my skin. I though it was just my experience with BeneFit but now I see my suspicions were right.
    Thank you for running such a lovely, informative blog!
    A fellow beauty addict from Scotland - Sylwia
    www.theillustriousillustrator.com

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  8. OH i hate when products dont work out for me...at least you realised before it was too late !

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  9. hoola also broke me out in little spots! I never noticed them before but i inspected my face in the mirror properly and i was shocked! a lot of products break my skin which is annoying!

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  10. That dress is gorgeous and I think it would really suit you! Have a lovely weekend - I'm supposed to be heading out for cocktails tonight but its so windy I think I might get blown away! xxx

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