Benefit Cosmetics Top 4 Products!

Over the past couple of days, I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary package, from Benefit Cosmetics Canada and Influenster, to test out their top products. It was definitely a nice 
surprise to receive so many amazing products in the mail, especially since I was just about to head to Sephora to grab a few things I had been running low on. 

Interested in finding out how I enjoyed these products, as well as how you can score free stuff from other awesome brands?! Well, you've come to the right place, because this is the post for you! 

The products came in an adorable pink box, filled with hot pink tissue, and an info card on each product. Two of the items in the package came as full-sized products: ka-BROW! (valued at $32 CAD) and they're Real! (valued at $31 CAD). The other two products came as "Miniature sized", which can actually be purchased in retailers like Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart. The miniatures were: the POREfessional face primer (valued at $16 CAD) and Hoola Matte Bronzer (valued at $20 CAD). 

Now that we've got the product names out of the way, let's get into a brief review shall we?

they're Real! lengthening mascara: This might be a new favourite for me. Although I don't have the longest of lashes, this mascara did a wonderful job of separating each and every lash on my eyes. I also noticed quite the difference in length and curl. My only complaint? There wasn't a major difference in thickness of lashes, however, I'm not a big fan of thickening mascaras, as they can get clumpy over time. This one is a solid 9.5/10.

ka-BROW!: This product is a little power tool for the eyebrows. It comes with a pot of brow gel, and an applicator brush on top. It's great for travel. I barely had to dip into the product to get colour-payoff (compared to other brow pots I've used before). The consistency is very smooth, but has enough tack to it that it won't slide off throughout the day. The colour match was also perfect for my brows (#2 light). Overall, I give this a 10/10.

Hoola Matte Bronzer: The perfect bronzer for that "sun-kissed glow" look. I've been using a slightly more subtle bronzer for the past year, so this was definitely a change for me, however this is just the right shade to give me that warm touch without looking fake. The product itself is so pigmented, so I barely have to dip my brush into the pan to pick up any powder. It blends beautifully. I'll definitely be replacing my old bronzer with this one! 9/10.

the POREfessional face primer: Last, but certainly not least. I'm so glad this product has been introduced into my life. This is a great primer to use specifically on the t-zone. I use one of my more moisturizing primers on the outer areas of my face, and focus this one towards the centre where my pores are more enlarged. I noticed a huge difference in terms of the size of my pores, and smoothness of skin. My makeup looked flawless overtop. This is a definite 10/10. 

Will you be adding any of these products to your Christmas wish-list? I would definitely recommend it! 

Now, how exactly can you earn yourself some complimentary products from companies like this? All you have to do is click the link below, and sign up (totally free), and start reviewing products and earning badges towards amazing rewards! 

**If you sign up before November 30th using this link, $1 will be donated from Influenster towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation**

Have a Tinsel-filled Tuesday,

Tis The Season - Holiday Rice Krispies Recipe

After some very eventful fall outings these past few weeks, we've finally had our first snowfall in my area. For me, that's definitely a sign that winter has arrived. And after Halloween has come and gone, and we've taken the time to respect our veterans, the holidays have finally arrived! 

What better way to kick off the holiday season, than with a super yummy (and super easy) holiday-themed Rice Krispy treat recipe? My family and I grabbed some of the staple ingredients needed for this classic treat, and I got my baking hands ready for action as soon as the time was appropriate. 

Check out the awesome recipe below:

You will need the following ingredients:
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter
  • 5 Cups of Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6-7 Cups of Holiday Edition Rice Krispies Cereal

Step 1: Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a large skillet pan on medium-high heat (lower heat as the butter melts further to avoid burning the butter)

Step 2: Once the butter is almost fully melted, add 5 cups of miniature marshmallows

Step 3: Once the butter and marshmallows are evenly melted, remove the pan from heat and mix in 6-7 cups of the cereal (whichever amount you feel comfortable with)

Step 4: Once all of the above ingredients are evenly mixed, empty everything into a lightly greased casserole dish, and firmly press everything down until it's packed flat into the dish.

Final steps: Place the uncut mixture (in the dish), into a refrigerator to cool down for 2 hours. Once 2 hours has passed, take the dish out and cut into whatever squares or rectangles you desire :) !

Hope you all enjoy the extra sprinkle of holiday cheer!

Have a Snowy Sunday :)