Dainty Alice

A pretty little LUSH, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

Benefit Cosmetics #AbracadaBROW Blogger Event

Yesterday I was insanely lucky enough to be invited to the Benefit #AbracadaBROW blogger's event at John Lewis in Sheffield. Two hours dedicated solely to brows? Yes please!

My eyebrows have always been something I've pretty much ignored during my beauty routine, so it was absolutely amazing to be taught how to define them properly into signature Benefit WOW Brows.

Why I Buy From Lime Crime, Despite All The Controversy

After a question I received from a friend about yesterday's review, I decided to write this post. Reading through my blog, you'll know that Lime Crime is my favourite brand. It's pretty obvious via my posts and my Instagram feed that I basically worship their products.

However,  I am aware that Lime Crime is a controversial company for many reasons, and I would like to explain my reasons why I still choose to buy from them.

Review: Lime Crime Venus Palette

*SCREAMS* Look what arrived! I have been wanting to get my hands on this palette for so long, and I finally took the plunge last weekend and ordered both the Venus and the Venus II palette from the Lime Crime website. I am so insanely glad that I did, because - spoiler alert -  it is probably the best palette I have ever bought, which is coming from the girl who owns a Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly palette...

How I Gained THOUSANDS Of Page Views In Just One Month

Before I start this post, let me throw some numbers at you...

In December 2015, I managed a total of 600 monthly page views. 
However in January 2016, I had 6,500 monthly views.

That was more than ten times the views of the previous month. Crazy right? So what's my secret?

How To Keep Your Brushes Clean And Fluffy

A few years ago, when I was 16, I wondered why I kept getting spots even though I kept my skin really clean. The culprit? My absolutely filthy makeup brushes. All my careful cleansing was being wasted from using dirty brushes on my skin. Yeah. Ew. 

Since then I have been pretty vigilant with keeping my brushes clean, especially since I invested in some gorgeous Spectrum brushes a couple of months ago.

Review: Too Faced 'Justify My Love' Love Flush Blush

When I first hit pan on my Benefit Dandelion powder, I was devastated. But I quickly cheered up when I realised it meant I had no choice but to purchase another blusher, cue my excitement at buying the gorgeous Justify My Love Love Flush blush from Too Faced.

These beautiful blushes have been an Instagram favourite since about July last year, sweetening up flat-lays with a pretty pop of pink. The colour I went for was Justify My Love, a bright bubblegum pink with gold sparkle.

Review: Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

I'm a stickler for a good deal, so when I got an email from Benefit detailing how their new Goof Proof brow pencil was available as a free gift with this month's ELLE magazine, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on it.

Goof Proof is part of Benefit's fabulous new brows range which is in store from the 24th of this month, so it felt pretty cool to be able to try it early.

Review: Lime Crime Teddy Bear Velvetine

I am obsessed with Melanie Martinez. I own her album, a set of pin badges and have two huge posters hanging in my room. Her music is constantly on whenever I'm in the car and I ache to be as adorable and delicate as her.

I am also totally obsessed with Lime Crime, so imagine how excited I was when I saw Lime Crime were collaborating with her for a limited edition Velvetine, based on her song 'Teddy Bear.'

Lime Crime 2 Moods Duo Review & Swatches

If you're following me on Twitter you'll know I have eagerly been awaiting the arrival of my latest beauty buy - the Lime Crime 2 Moods Velvetine duo. The duo is a combination of two gorgeous colours, a pretty pink, and a sultry dark purple, perfectly suited to me and my best friend.

Well yesterday it arrived and I could not be more excited to write this post!