Benefit Brow Collection | Ka-Brow and Browvo Review

It's no secret that I love Benefit. Truth be told there hasn''t been a product that I have tried and didn't like. Actually, that's a lie. I did not like the Stay Flawless Primer. It just made my skin sticky and did not feel nice at all!
Anywho, their brow products have always been favourites of mine so I was filled with intrigue when I found out that they were releasing a whopping 13 new brow enhancing products. Some are upgrades of well loved existing favourites and others are totally unfamiliar. Exciting.

When I booked myself into a very last minute eyebrow waxing appointment at my local Brow Bar at Boots I had to have a little word with myself.

No, Emma! You do NOT need a new brow product, you are happy with your Gimme Brow, and you will wait until that is finished before buying anything else! OK?!

I didn't listen to myself. I say it every time I get my brows done. I am such an easy customer. Show me a cutely packaged product and I am yours.

The lovely lady at Benefit tamed my unruly brows in no time at all, and of course she tried out one of their new products on me.

Let me introduce to you :Ka-Brow


To get the brush out you just pull it from the lid. You can then pop it back in the opposite way around and off you go. I read that all the products in the collection are perfectly balanced to make it easier for application. No more shaky hands here folks!

So beautiful! I love the chrome/metallic packaging. The bright, retro outer box it came in and the colours are to die for.

This product is extremely build-able so you can create as bold or as subtle a look as you want. Unlike some brow mascaras out there the cream-gel is so light and doesn't feel wet or tack-y. It barely feels like anything is on if you put it on correctly. It's almost chalky but definitely not drying. I wanted something quick, easy and eye catching. This Ka-Brow certainly lives up to it's popping name.

I was lucky to be given a sample of another one of Benefit's new products. The Browvo Conditioning Primer. 
Let me say this: I will definitely be buying this product when I run out! 

Oh my goodness, it is the perfect accompaniment to any brow product - Benefit or otherwise. Your brows don't move or smudge and it lasts all day. As it's a primer it makes the other product go a long way. When I used it with my trusted Gimme Brow it made it much darker, meaning I was able to use less product. Score! 

As you can probably tell from my reviews that these products have been a huge success. I am one of the many Benefit ravers out there just shouting out their love into the inter web. Browvo (see what I did there...) to Benefit for another amazing collection. They take their commitment to better eyebrows very seriously and constantly bring out fantastic products. They do it with class, beauty and they are darn right FUN!

Cannot wait for the next collection.

Have you tried any of the new Brow Collection? What has been your favourite product so far?



Book Review | Room - Emma Donoghue, Our Endless Numbered Days - Claire Fuller

Having recently read both Room and Our Endless Numbered Days in a short period of time I thought I would condense my review into one blog post.

The themes of these books are very similar, with both dealing with the abduction of a young child. Both are utterly compelling, quick and easy reads. I actually read Room and watched the movie version on my flight to America. Then had a few hours to spare too...

Room follows the tumultuous life of 5 year old Jack and his young mum, or Ma as she is known to the reader. At first all is well and happy in Jack's little world, but it soon transpires that all is not as it should be. Jack has spent every day of his short life in one small and dingy room. The room is actually an outbuilding on a property where his mother has been held hostage for a number of years. Ma tries to make the best of the situation, focusing all her energy on protecting her son from her captor but there's only so much you can do! Without giving too much away the story progresses through Ma's elaborate plan to escape, her relationship with her son and the hard task of re-adjusting to the outside world.

Emma Donoghue's work is enthralling, heartwarming, heart wrenching and ultimately hopeful. Basing it on a real life case of child abduction adds another element to the reading. I adored this book and couldn't put it down. Perfect summer/beach reading.


Our Endless Numbered Days is a thrill ride through emotions and keeps you in suspense till the very end. Like Room, the protagonist is a young child. In every chapter we go back and forth between the life pre and post abduction of Peggy and her struggle to understand why her father convinced her that the world had ended and why he forced her to live with him in a remote forest as a survivalist.
Reading the book you become a sort of detective yourself, reading into little bits here and there. Trying to understand why her father did what he did. Of course Peggy is a child, she loved her father, trusted him with her life, so of course she was going to believe him when he had told her everyone she loved had died.
The depth of research and detail that has gone into this book is astounding. Some parts are almost too difficult to read, but that is what makes it so believable. You feel every rock under Peggy's feet and smell every scent.

I loved both Room and Our Endless Numbered Days. Easy, compelling and has you spellbound till the very end. You can relate to the characters, feel their emotions and just want the best for them.
Have you read either of these books? Would love to know what you think!


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