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On Wednesday, I took a bit of an extended break from packing my life up into boxes and tote bags (oh to be a blogger!) and hopped on a train to Bournemouth with Corrie for a seaside escapade with Benefit Cosmetics. My Benefit story began when I was 15 or so: my Mum took me for my yearly birthday - obviously yearly...! - shopping trip, and let me choose four products from the Benefit counter as part of my present. For a 16 year old, you can only imagine the excitement when presented with such adorable, quirky packaging and quality goodies inside.

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Wednesday evening saw Corrie and I, along with Kia, Lauren and Jemima see Benefit's latest products being demonstrated by the head of make-up and trend artistry, Lisa, and celebrate the launch of Sunbeam, which is released on Monday! It was a very intimate affair, held at their newly opened Benefit Boutique which is situated inside Debenhams in the Bournemouth town centre.

One of the 'perks' of being a blogger is that, once in a while, you are invited to preview products to share with your loyal readers, and I can honestly say this was one of my all-time favourites. We were treated to afternoon tea at The Print Room, and chatted away about make-up, vintage ballgowns, wedding planning ideas, careers, Craig David (yep!) and, of course, blogging, over tea, scones, Victoria sponge and finger sandwiches. A bloggers' heaven? I think so.

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Sunbeam is the newest addition to the Benefit collection, and is described as liquid sunshine in a bottle. It's the bronzer version of Highbeam and Moonbeam, which I also own, yet Sunbeam is my favourite of the three. I've worn it twice since receiving it on Wednesday underneath a Missha BB cream (although a light/sheer foundation is also recommended if you're not a fan) and it gives the loveliest summer glow to your skin. I use it very sparingly on the cheekbones, browbones and dotted on my forehead, for a subtle bronze shimmer underneath your base of choice, and Corrie has popped up a tutorial video using hers!

At the Sunbeam launch, I was also kindly given They're Real mascara and the Porefessional with their new packaging, as well as an It's Potent eye cream, all of which I'll be giving a proper test run now that all of my belongings are in one place again! A huge thank you to Lisa and Jasmine for having me at such a well thought out event, it was the perfect surprise and so nice to see a brand who truly understands their market. 

27 comments

  1. So jealous!!! i'd love to have moe of Benefit but it's so expensive :(
    Please take a look at my blog

    xxx Peaches xxx

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  2. Looks like this has been a lovely event! The pictures are so pretty! I wanna try the They're Real mascara - i've heard many good things about it. Have you tried it yet?
    Have a lovely day and maybe take a little tour on my blog, i finally posted a new entry after some days/weeks of quietness :)
    xoxo

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  3. I love Benefit! Sunbeam sounds great, I can't wait to try it out :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  4. Benefit is one of my favourite make up brands, I've never tried a product of theirs and not been impressed. They're Real is my latest purchase and has now become one of my favourite mascaras.. it's so good!
    I'll be keeping an eye out (excuse the pun ha) for your it's potent review as I've been intrigued by their skincare! xx

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  5. I adore benefit!! The bad gal mascara has been part of my make up bag for the past 8 years. And your right, as a 16 year old girl the packaging is wonderful. But its just as brilliant for a 24 year old. I love having a super cute feel in my bathroom cabinet.

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  6. i had a great time, was lovely to meet you! Really enjoying Sun Beam & the They're Real mascara! x

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  7. The porefession and bad gal mascara are amazing products!

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  8. That seriously does sound like heaven! xx

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  9. I got a sample of the Porefessional and really enjoyed using it. I would consider getting it.

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  10. Ooh, you're so lucky! I can't wait to try Sun Beam, it looks so nice! x

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  11. I saw this on Anna's blog too and I think this is my perfect product! I've never properly delved into bronzers and things like that but I love highlighters and I think this is a nice cross between the two! My face could definitely do with a hint of summer too - I'm pale (& proud)! (: xxx

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  12. I love Benefit, but I can't afford anything :'(

    - Olivia xx
    http://that-is-my-style.blogspot.com

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  13. I think I'll always have a bit of a soft spot for Benefit, they were the first 'high end' brand I ever tried and I still love their packaging. This sounds like such a lovely day, I'm jealous! x

    www.a-place-for-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Sounds like such a lovely event! I love these photos!

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  15. This looks like a fab event :) I love Benefit! I don't own much from them yet but have loads wishlisted! I'm intrigued by Sun Beam.
    xx

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  16. Benefit has got the most gorgeous packaging/theme for their products. I don't own anything from them, though, the closest I've been to that is getting my brows done at their brow bar as a treat occassionally! Sounds like you had a lovely time, that afternoon tea sounds amazing.

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  17. I'm such a fan of the mascara, looks like a fab day!

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  18. I've such a Benefit junkie, and I've been really looking forward to Sun Beam! Unfortunately the counter was so busy the other day I have not tried it yet...

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  19. It looks like you had a great time! I bought The Porefessional a few weeks ago and love it!
    x

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  20. so jealous, sounds amazing! I'm desperate for that mascara, just trying to justify the price in my current unemployed and skint state

    http://amyelizabethmartin.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Looks eventful! The packaging from benefit is always so cute, I've always wanted to try some of their products! Love the photos :)

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  22. All looks so fabulous :) I love Benefit products xx

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  23. I can never quite afford Benefit products, but I hear nothing but good from everyone who uses them. I like the sound of Sunbeam, maybe it's time to invest xoxo

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  24. Looks amazing, only ever tried one thing from Benefit, but the packaging looks to die for, so fun!

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Lucky bloggers, always attending such cool events!
    I love Benefit's packaging. It's so unique and I think it's a huge part of their brand. I definitely want to try out Sunbeam. I don't use many bronzing products, but I do love Benefit, so I think I'm going to try this one for that summer, bronzed glow :)

    M.

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  26. I can't wait to get Sunbeam, it looks gorgeous x

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  27. I'm literally so jealous of you for getting to go to this! The girls at my local counters laugh at me when I tell them all the products I have from Benefit and resort to asking me what I don't have instead!
    x

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