On Friday I went along to the new Benefit Boutique in Carnaby Street to have a nosey round - it is great! Not only can you purchase all the Benefit goodies you'd like, they also have a Shellac nail bar, Vita Liberata tanning room, and a little hair styling salon where you can choose from a list of hair styles to have done. To celebrate their opening they are offering a free hair styling sesh every time you purchase a product (for a limited time only so if you have anything you want to buy and you're in the area, get there quick to take advantage!)
While we were there we got to have a look at the new Christmas collections coming out. This year the sets come in tins, which I love! They all feature a graphic print on them and stack on top of each other if you were to get more than one. They are perfect for re-using on your dressing table.
I took home the 'It's a love fest' tin which contains a full sized The Porefessional Primer and They're Real Mascara, and mini Sun Beam highlighter, and Coralista lipgloss. It retails at £39.50 and would make a fab gift for a makeup lover.
The other set I really loved the look of at the event was the Little Love Potions - a great way to try out lots of Benefit products and super sizes for if you travel a lot. This set is £29.50 and will definitely be going on my Christmas list!
Other new products joining the Benefit shelves is under my spell Noelle perfume, and Bathina body oil.
The perfume comes in the Benefit perfume trademark cute cocktail shaker style bottle. It's a sweet but grown-up smell, with top notes of cardamom, black pepper and lingonberry. Middle notes of wild orchid, jasmine petals, vanilla flower, fresh rose and soft violet. Bottom notes of patchouli, accord oud, black amber, vanilla beans, benzoin resin and raspberry. They make a gorgeous wintery woody fragrance. Noelle is on sale now and retails at £29.50 for 30ml.
Bathina takes it back to the old-school with the original Benefit scent. If you remember Benefit from long ago, you will remember this smell - and it still smells gorgeous. Lightly floral and clean smelling, this body oil is great - the spray mists it on to your skin, and it dries as soon as you rub it in - so no feeling like a grease-bomb. It's lightweight and hydrating and leaves the skin lovely and soft with a delicate smell left behind. It goes on sale on 26th October priced at £26.50 for 75ml.
Crescent Row is the new limited edition perfume set - with miniature 10ml bottles of Benefit favourite perfumes - the new under my spell Noelle, laugh with me LeeLee, ring my Bella and my place or yours Gina and is priced at £29.50
All of the Christmas sets launched on Friday, so if you're near a Benefit counter, be sure to pop in and check them out, or you can have a look on the Benefit website.
The other thing to set a reminder for in your diary is the launch of the advent calendar, 'Countdown to Love' - it's priced at £50 and filled with mini Benefit products. It goes on sale on 2nd November but each store will only be getting around 15 calendars each, so if you want one you need to be quick!