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Benefit-breakfast-with-a-twist-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell How cool is this breakfast invite from Benefit Cosmetics, for the launch of its new Porefessional skin priming collection? All in my favourite Tiffany blue hue.
Benefit-Cosmetics-UK_Rise-and-prime-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I’m loving all the attention to detail. Look what greeted me as I arrived at the cafe for the breakfast event.
Benefit-porefessional-matt-rescue-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I couldn’t wait to find out about the new Porefessional range.

I was certainly impressed with this life sized version of the Porefessional Matt Rescue at the door. Rise-and-Prime-breakfast-1-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The breakfast was all kinds of wonderful and definitely ‘greasy-less’ as stated on the sign at arrival.

I had a Skinny Buttermilk Pancake served with natural yogurt, blueberries and honey. All washed down with a lovely cup of filtered coffee.

I absolutely adore that blue and white plaid table cloth. Benefit-cosmetics-Rise-and-prime-breakfast-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I loved the event so much, that I decided to reproduce the look at home for my product shoot. Benefit-cosmetics-Porefessional-1-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here you have the new Benefit cosmetics Porefessional range – The Instant Wipeout mask and the Matt rescue gel.
Benefit-cosmetics-2016-photo-by-Geraldine-of-Little-Big-Bell I couldn’t resist adding this bright pink sprinkled donut into the mix. A little harmless change to the healthy skinny pancakes and yogurt above right?

So, let me tell you about The Porefessional Matt rescue gel. I have had an opportunity to try it a few times now.

If you want to smooth over pores, get rid of excess shine or if you have slightly oilier skin, then this lightweight, water-based gel is ideal for you. Apply over your freshly cleansed face and that thin layer of application literally absorbs the excess surface oil. Pores and fine lines become visibly less.

Now for that top secret ingredient. Can you believe it contains Diamond powder?
Benefit-porefessional-instant-wipeout-mask-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell How about Benefit’s instant wipeout mask? It’s great for clearing out the pores. It’s so fun to use too. You have to press on the blue button to automatically release the cleansing fluid onto the wipes.

Place the wipes over pores around the nose, forehead or chin area to draw out those pore clogging impurities. On the other side of the wipe, is a textured fabric which you can use to help you exfoliate and remove the impurities.

The secret ingredient here is a special extract of mushroom. Benefit-Porefessional-Matt-rescue-Little-Big-Bell After treating my pores with the Porefessional range, I’ve noticed that my skin is visibly smoother and make up application, especially after using the matt rescue gel seem to glide on much more easily.

Which one will you Rise and Prime with, or both? Benefit-cosmetics-porefessional-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I usually follow the basic skincare routine of cleanse, tone and then apply a base foundation. But I’m now convinced to start my morning routine of priming my pores before make up. It’s so quick and easy. Benefit-cosmetics-hello-flawless-foundation-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell After the pores routine, I’m now using my new Benefit Hello flawless foundation. A sheer and smooth layer that brightens up the face. You can find your perfect skin tone match, just ask at a Benefit counter. Benefit-breakfast-with-a-twist The excess shine may be gone but the glow of healthy pores will come through.

Apologies for more donut photos but that blue sprinkled one is the perfect colour match don’t you think?

Hope you have enjoyed this beauty themed post filled with pretty shades of blue, and that you have found the information on this new product useful. Do let me know how you find it, if you do try it.

The Porefessional range will be widely available nationwide from January 30th, only a mere few days away.

Next week, I will be back with an interiors related post, where I will show you an unseen corner of my home. Can’t wait to show you. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The Porefessional make up were gifted from Benefit. All opinions are my own.)

Habitat-Birchbox-UK-Little-Big-Bell A few weeks back, I was invited to a wonderful dinner party co-hosted by Birchbox and Habitat. The dinner was catered from Social Pantry.

Usually when I go out to dinners full of new people, I can’t concentrate on eating, as I’m usually busy chatting.

However, the food was so amazing that I actually took note, and ate most of my dinner!

The company that evening was lovely too. I spent quite some time chatting to Jessica Diner, editorial director of Birchbox.

Birchbox is a beauty and lifestyle box that is posted out monthly, allowing one to try out new tester sized products. There is also access to exclusive editorial advice, helping subscribers get the most out of each item they receive.

After trying the tester sizes, full-sized versions can be bought online.

Birchbox-and-Habitat-Little-Big-Bell Each monthly Birchbox has a different design. The March box I received was a special collaboration with Habitat.

Inside was Benefit’s Roller lash, Catherine Malandrino’s style de Paris fragrance, Philip kingsley’s smooth cream, Tan Organic’s self tanning oil and Janjira’s Pomegranate & Acai facial scrub cleanser.

There were also 2 lifestyle elements in the box, a short novel by Penny Vincenzi and a notebook.

This collaboration was done to coincide with Habitat’s Spring Summer launch of their dressing  tables and beauty storage boxes.

Birchbox-UK-@stylewithjj-Little-Big-Bell So, here is Habitat’s beauty storage box. A gorgeous polished grey with an inner citrus orange. The box is layered with compartments.

This is my daughter Jojo’s own beauty collection. She was beyond excited when I brought home the storage box and all those Birchbox products.

Birchbox-UK-1-Little-Big-Bell You can see that J was already a big fan of Benefit’s roller lash mascara, being the proud owner of the full sized version.

Style-with-Jojo-make-up-in-Habitat-box The Birchbox concept is wonderful for her, as not only does she get expert make-up tips, but allows her to try the tester sizes before spending more pocket money.

Benefit-makeup-Birchbox-and-Habitat-Little-Big-Bell That storage box is looking quite full. I think I’ll have to visit Habitat soon to stock up on more.

This April’s Birchbox is a Laura Mercier special.

I’m off to subscribe!

Wishing you all a wonderful  Easter weekend.

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