Sunday, 3 July 2016


Last weekend I was invited to the launch of the news NYX stand in the Boots at Queensgate Peterborough as well as the chance to play with Benefit's new brow collection! If you haven't heard of either NYX or Benefit Brows, frankly you've been living under a rock my friend! But no worries, as I'm here to tell you all about it. 

We'll start with the brand new Benefit Brow Collection which launched officially in Boots on the 24th of June. Ever since seeing the products online, I've been excited to have a play with them. I've only recently starting dipping my toe into the world of brows and the vast amount of options from Benefit means that even a novice like me can find the perfect product. While I'm not going to go into detail about all the products, the collection includes:

  • gimme brow volumizing eyebrow gel
  • ka-BROW! eyebrow cream-gel colour
  • goof proof eyeshadow pencil
  • BROWVO! conditioning eyebrow primer
  • brow zings eyebrow shaping kit
  • precisely, my brow eyebrow pencil
  • high brow eyebrow pencil
  • high brow glow brow highlighting pencil
  • 3D BROWtones eyebrow enhancer
  • ready, set, BROW! clear brow gel
I'm sure your first thought was the same as mine. That's a lot! And it is. But the important thing to remember is that you don't use all of the products. You just evaluate your needs and what you want from your brows. And that's why having a consultation at a Benefit counter is so useful, as I found out for myself.

I hate myself for not remembering her name, but upon arriving at my consultation, the lovely lady from Benefit whipped out a colour match chart and rather than deciding for me straight away, she let me look in the mirror with the chart against my eyebrows and we discussed what we both thought was a good match. This then allowed us to know exactly what colour we would need in the products for my brows, I ended up shade number 4 (there are six shades). 

Ka-BROW is a cream-gel colour which helps to fill, sculpt and define your brows. You simply remove the cap and pull out the really helpful built in brush. It's hard-angled too which helps a lot with application. This is probably my favourite looking packaging of all, I really think it would look great on any dressing table!

Brow Zings will be known by a lot of you already but it's now new and improved with matching packaging to the rest of the collection. you get a powder and wax duo as well as a dual-sided extendable applicator and mini tweezers. This is such a brilliant, handbag friendly compact which is something I always really enjoy in a product. The wax is really soft and lovely to work with while I love having the setting powder to finish off the job. I left the Benefit counter a whole lot more educated on my brows and actually excited about how I could make them look. 

Oh NYX. You have firmly settled yourself as a blogger favourite thanks to your high quality products and brilliantly low prices. And I adore you. Except, you didn't half make it difficult to get hold of did you? But now I need not worry as a brand new stand has made it's way into my local Boots at Queensgate Peterborough and it's a seriously good one. You only had to take a look at social media to work out how excited everyone in Peterborough was about there finally being a NYX to spend lots of money at. 

As you can see, the stand is gorgeous! I think it's really impressive considering we're only in Peterborough, not in London! It's definitely going to be one of the most popular stands in Boots!

I thought it would be nice to show you what I purchased from NYX. I'm really impressed with the prices from NYX, myself and the other QBlogger girls picked up quite a lot for not very much money and these are products that would have potentially be priced at higher prices, should they be under another brand. I picked up Round lipstick in Milan and Paparazzi. I have to say there are so many shades in this range, there is literally a handful of options for everyone which I really like as there is nothing worse when you have about six colour options! I was surprised by the sheerness of it at first but then this allows you the choice of building up. Of course, I couldn't leave without picking up a couple of  the popular Soft Matte lip creams in San Paulo and Prague. These are definitely worth the fuss! Neither a lip gloss or a lipstick, these sit nicely in the middle and while they apply glossy, they set quickly to a beautiful matte. They don't dry out your lips and last a long time so I've found myself constantly reaching for these on a work day. 

(L-R Round Lipstick in Milan and Paparazzi)                            
(L-R Soft Matte lip cream in San Paulo and Prague)

I hope you've enjoyed this weeks post, what are your favourite NYX products? Have you tried out the new Benefit Brow products? What do I need to buy next? Let me know in the comments below!

Emily x



  1. Such lovely opportunities! I haven't yet dipped into the endless world of brow products, but Benefit's new range seems to pack something for everyone - novices to experts. I recently bought my first NYX product (the Nyx Lingerie in Lace Detail), and now a NYX store has opened up near me, I can see I'll be taking a few more trips there!

    Mind checking out my latest - it's all about my recent adventures in Poland!

    Alice x

  2. Love to try out Benefit brows! I love NYX lip products and want to try out more of them :) Their soft matte lipsticks are the best ones so far!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  3. Both new launches look amazing! I really wanna try the new NYX lip products
    Rita x

  4. That sounds like such a cool even I'd love to of gone to something like that it sounds awesome ! I love benefit ( especially their eyeshadows ) but I've yet to try their brow products but they sound brilliant, I love that you don't need everything you just get what's necessary to you ! Plus those NYX lip product are gorgoues ! So pigmented :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

  5. Love your selection! I'm always on the loop to find new makeup and products. I have a couple NYX gloss and they are my favorites! I will definitely try Benefit brows. It looks like a very good product! thanks for sharing :)

    Vanessa, xo!

  6. wow great blog post ! love posts like this.. keep up the good work :)

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  7. This post made me realise how crazy my brows are at the moment - I've just booked an appointment to get them sorted!!!

    Erin xx

  8. Those new NYX launches look stunning! I've tried the goof proof from benefit and I'm obsessed so I might invest in some of the other new releases from benefit too. Great post <3
    FloralsAndCoralsx//Our Blog

  9. Benefit released so many brow products, I was overwhelmed! LOL Things seem to be settling down now, and they're explaining each one. So that will help. Love the consultation you received regarding your brows. It's so important, because every person is different and has different needs. I love NYX lippies! I have a couple of colors you purchased. They always have a big selection at great prices. Wonderful post :D

  10. I love NYX so much I'm so glad they're becoming more accessible in the UK, also the new Benefit brow range looks great, I need to try some of they're new products!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  11. Ohhhhhh how fab, the NYX Stand is so pretty, my local one is not as huge as yours! You're so lucky :D! I love that boots have included the brand in their stores :D!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  12. Ohhhhhh how fab, the NYX Stand is so pretty, my local one is not as huge as yours! You're so lucky :D! I love that boots have included the brand in their stores :D!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  13. You some great opportunities! There are a tonne of NYX stores here in TO, and I have yet to step into one.
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  14. Both launches look great. I'll keep an eye out for the brow kit.

  15. I would love to try out the brow products. I've been watching loads of tutorials about brows recently and now is the time to try it myself.

    Laura x x x

  16. All looks and sounds great! I am really looking forward to the Benefit's Brow range it all looks so so good!!!

    Nicole xx |

  17. I've tried one Benefit brow product from the new line, and I can't wait to try more!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  18. Wow, amazing, and i love your share


  19. I used to swear by Benefit's Gimme Brow and Browzings so it's nice to see they've updated their range and revamped the packaging. Also I've been crazy about NYX since they opened their Boots counters, though I can barely get any of the ones near me - they're always so busy! X

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  20. Benefits packaging is always the cutest! I am so impressed by the sheer AMOUNT of their eyebrow products :O. But, can we just talk about that NYX counter, All their lip products, oh my gosh.


  21. Good products, I wish I had them

  22. What a great opportunity to check out the NYX stand - you picked up some really gorgeous products, especially the matte lip creams; those pink shades are SO gorgeous!!

  23. I'm obsessed with brow products simply because I can never get my brows to comply with me, thus I keep purchasing new things! NYX has to be my favorite brand when it comes to purchasing lip products. I can never stop myself from purchasing a new lipstick from them whenever I pass by the section. Those soft matte lip cream colors look amazing <3

  24. That NYX stand has me drooling... I really need to discover Benefit- I've only heard great things about it. Brows are perhaps the hardest of all for me :( thanks for sharing xX shade 4 is beautiful!

  25. These all look like complete goals. Want want want!!

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  26. Sounds like you had a really good time trying out all the products! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  27. I already read 2 reviews on benefit today!! I love the packaging!

  28. I hear a lot of good reviews about this product, I can not wait to try them for myself.

    Sending love your way!


  29. i really want to try the new benefit products! love your header btw :)

    danielle | avec danielle

  30. I know I'm in the minority but I'm not a fan of the new packaging which is very cartoony for me. That said, the reviews have been amazing on the products and I'm itching to pick up the eyebrow gel.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  31. I've heard so much about the new benefit brow collection but yet to see it in person. Your post is super informative hun! xx

  32. Wow hun, I'm so excited for you having the opportunity to attend such an awesome event!! It must have been so exciting. :) <3 That NYX stand got me like *_*!!! So many amazing products! I've seen a few reviews of the Benefit brows, I'd deffo like to check that range out because it sounds amazing! x Thanks for sharing darling. :)


  33. Such a great store, and one of my goals is working on my brow game, hehe! So this is perfect, products look awesome.


  34. I love all of benefits products! This is such a lovely post, i really enjoyed reading it!

    Darriyan xx

  35. I love benefit brows - I think they have really got it right and I wouldn't go anywhere else for my brows! Great post!

    Charlotte xx

  36. These look amazing,I really like the round lipstick in Milan and Paparazzi.

    Hugs from Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

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