Monday, 30 May 2011

Introducing: Pepperberry

You've probably already heard of them, because I have not actually opened a glossy magazine without one of their catalogues falling out over the last few weeks, but the team behind the lingerie retailer Bravissimo have come out with a new line of clothing designers for the bigger girl, Pepperberry.

As I, as well as any other girl out there with a slightly more generous chest will know, finding clothes that fit and are not too tight on top, but then don't swamp us everywhere else is a complete nightmare, so I was really excited when I found their catalogue and placed an order. 
Their sizes work so that you order your usual high street size, and then select if you want the bust to be curvy, really curvy or super curvy. 
They have a small range of dresses and fitted tops and shirts, and I hope they expand their range - there were quite a few dresses I saw that I would have totally loved if they'd been available in a different colour most dresses are one colour only. I decided to go for the first blue jewel dress. Everything is quite reasonably priced, it was £55. 
They all come nicely wrapped up in the post in boxes, and considering they offer free exchanges and returns you don't have to rip anything to get into it which would make it harder to wrap back up and send off again if you wanted to. 
I initially ordered it as an evening dress, but has no idea what it would be like. Since placing the order I actually fell in love with another dress for the occasion while I was waiting for it, but decided to open it up anyway and make the decision as it if I'd return it or try to justify keeping it! 
It turns out it did not really suit me and I was not entirely happy with it, but it was a very nice dress, and though the fabric was a bit clingy, it was not bad for the price. I will be ordering from Pepperberry again, because the bust area fit perfectly, and it was a comfortable pleasure to try on. I think they need to work on their collection a bit more, but they really have a good thing going launching this line.

Has anyone else ordered anything from Pepperberry yet?

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Weekly Love - Week 69

+ My Mummy's birthday. I got her these tulips, and my Dad and I took her for a lovely meal at Deeson's British Restaurant.

+ Gala Darling gets a Japanese Calgel manicure. It takes 3 hours, lasts 3 weeks, but is bloody amazing!

+ Amy asks if blogging is just about selling your lifestyle?

+ Amy also has written a fantastic post about surviving your first year at university.

+ Getting my hands on my Superdrug points card. I love loyalty cards - they save so much money in the long run, and this one has a mirrored surface for quick makeup touch ups!

+ Carlinn has posted the most incredibly colourful outfit and makeup post I've ever seen.

+ Playing around with some of the products in the second wave of the new Benefit b.right skincare collection at the Benefit counter.

+ These songs: She Wouldn't Be Gone, Honey Bee
+ Having a full fruit bowl on my desk to snack on. When my Mum saw me she said I'd lost some weight off of my face. Apparently this is good, and eating only fresh fruit and Graze Boxes rather as snacks really works! Though, she did bring me these Hotel Chocolate treats that were lovely!

+ Charlotte Jane has written a really thought provoking post about staying in contact with people.

+ Watching The West Wing in my study breaks.

+ Coco Rocha has Tumblr.

+ Extremely alcoholic chocolates.

+ More from Gala Darling: I love this documentary about her and her blog.

+ Having some lovely conversations with Gem the many times I ran into her this week!

+ Taylor Swift's new music video 'Story of Us' - I went to a school like that!
+ Finishing school for good. Every. No school. Ever, ever again. I can't believe it. Obviously I still have to go back for exams and graduation, but.... wow. We had a wild time on the last day. Yes, that is a first year wrapped in cling film. 

+ Having the last ever day of Saturday school in my life. I've had to go to school on a Saturday since I was 7 years old. That is the last 11 years. The concept of a weekend has been totally alien to me up until now, and it's such a good feeling I'll never have to do that again!

+ Doing jigsaw puzzles with my English teacher's three year old.

+ A history of the red soled shoe.

+ Katy Perry is making a music video for 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)' - it's my favourite song of of the album, so much so I even asked for the O.P.I nail shade named after it for my birthday!

+ 31 ideas for a blog post.

+ Getting my giveaway package in the post from Jess. The parcel disconcerted me for a moment - our handwriting is scarily similar!

What have you guys been enjoying this week?

Thursday, 26 May 2011

What To Do With Laddered Tights

I don't even ladder my tights or get holes in them as much as some people, but as I wear a pair of black tights almost every day, I find I'm always throwing pairs away, and sometimes if I've been unlucky after wearing them only once. No, my tights are at least £2.50 a pair, usually more, and to even get them at this price I have to buy them in big, pricy packs. So, a while back I decided to start playing around with my old tights and see what I could make out of them: and it was then when I struck gold. 
These, as pictured above, is the reason that except for a pair of French ruffle luxe scrunchies, I have not bought any hair ties etc. for the last two years. Once laddered, I put my tights back into the wash and then cut them up into scrunchies. 
Literally all you'll need to do this is your old pairs of tights and a pair of sharp scissors. 
They have brilliant stretch and hold your hair up really well with minimal ridges. Also, if you cut from further up the leg where the tight leg is a bit wider you can make hair hands to keep your hair out of your face when washing or applying makeup. Most of my tights are 40 denier, and these work okay, but I find 60 denier tights make the best, longer lasting bands with more stretch and hold. 
I never really measure the sections I cut, but they need to be this sort of size. You'll get about 3 sections out of each leg, but don't use sections with holes or ladders in, cut around them. 
Once you have your section, just gather it together into a hair tie shape and you're done!

You can also used your old tights to make bath bombs, air fresheners and as scrub cloths. You can take a foot section, cut a sock shape and fill it with dried lavender, oats, grated soap, any mixed to make your bath smell good, tie a knot in the open end and drop it into the hot water. Similarly, put lots of nice smelling things in and pop it in your sock drawer to make everything smell good! I take a clean section of these hair ties and, stretching it over my fingertip dip it in olive oil and use my tight covered finger to gently exfoliate and remove dry skin from my lips. I also do the same on dry skin areas of my face, very gently, while wet and using a foaming cleanser. 

Have you found any fun or useful things to do with an old pair of tights? 

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Product Review: Nars Orgasm Illuminator

In my May GlossyBox I revived a deluxe sample size of Nars' Orgasm Illuminator. I don't use highlighter/ illuminator on a daily basis, but I always add it to an evening look, or when my skin needs a little bit of a pick me up (I don't wear foundation or any form of tinted moisturiser, just cream concealer). 
I'd read good things about this product, so I was very excited to try it. It is much lighter than any other liquid highlighter I've ever used, and goes much further. It has a lovely pinky peach sheen with flecks of gold. 
As I said, a tiny bit goes miles and it is very, very discreet. It does give my skin that healthy glow I love from my other highlighters, but I'm not sure if it is as good as some of them, even though it has a really discreet, barley there apricot smell, it goes on barley there and it does not feel heavy to wear at all, exactly what I look for as I'm not used to having my product covering up my skin.
I think liquid highlighter is the best, though I do like the Topshop powered ones (not pictured) as they're only £8 and go miles, though I do find that the power tends to collect on dry skin patches, and you need a really good brush to apply them properly. I think the Benefit highlighters, High beam and Moon Beam are better than the Nars Orgasm Illuminator, they tend to give skin a more polished look, and the silver pink of High Beam and Golden Pink of Moon Beam caters to the two types of highlighter you could ever want. However, one area where the Nars product is much, much better is that the Benefit highlighters tend to collet on dry patches of skin, and because they are quite think you need to be careful to get an even sheen. Both of these problems are non issues with the Nars highlighter. Also the Nars did have that peachy sheen you don't get with the others which is lovely, and as I don't wear foundation it makes my blusher stay on longer.

After a few days of use I have been won around to it a bit more. I have actually won it every day since I received it, something that has surprised me that it has become part of my routine already. 
left to right: Benefit High Beam, Benefit Moon Beam, Nars Orgasm Illuminator

A full sized bottle of this costs £21.50, which I think is excellent value, if you think about how far it goes and how much you get in the bottle compared to the £18.50 for Benefit highlighters where you get much less product in the bottle (that being said, its not that much of a difference, as Benefit also goes so far that I'm not even halfway through my first ever bottle of High Beam, I got it 3 years ago, and I have another full one in my drawer. I'll never *have* to buy highlighter ever again I don't think!)

Have any of you tried any of the Nars Illuminators? What did you think of them? 

Monday, 23 May 2011

Places To Eat In Canterbury: Deeson's British Resturant

For my mothers birthday yesterday my Dad and I took her to Deeson's British Restaurant on Palace Street, Canterbury. 

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Weekly Love - Week 68

+ Getting my hands on the 'Young Hollywood' issue of NYLON - best issue ever! Also, the new edition of Company. 

+ Watching 'An Education'. It was such an incredible film, that spoke to me in so many different ways. If you've never seen it, watch it.

+ This documentary filmed about Jazzabelle's Diary.

+ Getting sweet, lovely emails from readers. If you have a moment, send a quick tweet or email to your favourite blogger, let her know how much you love her blog and appreciate her posts, and make her day! 
+ Carrot, seed and cream cheese muffins.

+ This week I reviewed Michael McIntyre's autobiography over at Judging Covers - I could not recommend it more!

+ Spending some of my birthday book vouchers on paperbacks I've been wanting to read to take on my two French trips this summer. First: One Day by David Nicholls, Room by Emma Donoghue and American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis. I know, what a combination!

+ Buzznet interviews Taylor Momson about her style, her music and what she'd name her pet unicorn - I've actually started to really like her since I went to a Pretty Reckless gig last year...

+ My Mummy bringing me a bag full of juicy strawberries, grapes, bananas, chocolate and fresh bagels. I love her so much!
+ My GlossyBox arriving on Thursday!

+ Thanks for all of your wonderful suggestions for what do do about my really dry feet on my post about the Lush Fairtrade Foot Cream - I'm gradually working my way through them, and I'll let you know how I get on!

+ Listening to a lot of Blake Shelton.

+ Julliette talks about blogging platforms beyond Blogger. She also mentions me in this post - thank you!

What have you all been enjoying this week?

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Introducing: Glossybox

When I read Jess' post about Glossybox, and after seeing the similar Birchbox on some American and Canadian blogs, I decided to treat myself to the first ever Glossybox. Basically, for £10 a month you get sent a box full of deluxe samples of new products from high end brands.
My box arrived this morning. I literally could not be more excited about opening it up. 
The box is really pretty, and sturdy, and has a lovely inside too. I don't own any myself, but being my mothers daughter I can certify that this box is better quality than a Jimmy Choo shoebox. I will be keeping my GlossyBoxes to store things in! 
When I opened the box the beautiful packaging prevailed. I also got a glimpse of the menu and saw the word 'Nars'. Then got very, very excited. I've been wanting to try their products for absolutely ages! The little white square you can se under the menu is a 20% discount card for one of the products inside. 
Yes more amazing packaging. Think about how much gift boxes like this cost in Paperchase, and you've got your £10 with the packaging, let alone with the product!
I've been wanting to try Nars Orgasm Illuminator for ages, and this sample is absolutely huge! And the full size, about twice the size of this retails at £21.50 - already a bargain for the box! I'm going to post some separate reviews for the products in the box, but I promise this one will be the first up as I'm so excited to try it! *edit* (1/06/11) You can read my review here!
I'm a big lipstick girl so I was also very excited to find this All For Eve bright red lipstick in 'Eve Red'. It looks very fluorescent in this photo (sorry!) but it is actually what looks like a bright true red with a bit of darker under pigment. The photo did not come out very well, but I scribbled a little bit on the back of my hand and the darkness of the red comes out a bit - I can't wait to try this, and hopefully I'll be reviewing it too!
I'm not really a cleanser girl, but I'll give this Bionova Bioactive Cleanser a go because you never know about a product until you've tried it!

*edit* (19/05/11) I tried some of this with water, and it did not foam much but it did leave my skin very, very clean. However, it left it a bit funny smelling (the product itself is funny smelling), and feeling very very dry. My skin still felt dry after my usual Clinique Moisture Surge, so I had to use a heavier moisturiser afterwards. 
I was also very excited about this Caviar Anti-Aging Colour Hold Rapid Repair (hair) Spray from Alterna, as I'm on a constant quest for products that help me maintain my salon finish.  My hair damages easily (I don't eat dairy so I don't think I get enough calcium) and my hair is partially coloured, so this seems like the perfect product!

I tried a bit of this just now, and it smells absolutely incredible. It also makes my hair much glossier and finer, does exactly what it says to do on the bottle - my hair does look instantly revitalised. I could really see why it is for coloured hair; I have partial head highlights, and the coloured sections looked more vibrant and healthier. My only problem is that it appears to come out a bit heavy and clump a bit on my hair, but then again my hair already has had leave in products put in it since I last washed it - I'll be sure to try it again on untreated hair. 
This is the product that comes with the discount code, and I'm always on the hunt for moisturisers and lotions that deal with my dry skin. This one smells very, very strong in the bottle, but nice, which can be a good or a bad thing, we'll see (reminds me a bit of Molton Brown), but I'll let you know how I get on!

*edit* (19/05/11) This moisturiser has a gorgeous, silky and moisturising texture. I really love it. However, the scent is so overpowering, I don't really like this product in spite of its fantastic formula. 

Has anyone else received a GlossyBox? Is anyone going to sign up for the June one? I don't think I'll get one every month, as it will get expensive, but I'm getting one in June and I'm going to save it to open after my last exam as a gift to myself!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Product Review: Lush Fair Trade Foot Lotion

I have real problems with my feet. They are a funny shape, they hate shoes and dry skin is a big problem! I'm still on a hunt for the right foot cream to help with the dryness, so as I'm having a bit of a love affair with Lush products at the moment I decided to pick up a pot of their Fair Trade Foot Lotion in store and give it a go!
You get quite a big tub, but it is still quite expensive at £8.35 a tub. When I opened it I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely pretty pink colour, as well as the lovely minty smell. Some other foot creams and lotions I have tried have been more menthol than minty, and I have always wanted to wash my hands after application because I did not like the smell. However, with this lotion I don't have an urge to wash my hands afterwards because of the smell!
As far a what it has done for my feet, I'm afraid to say, inspire of my official happiness with the product it does not work. It does not moisturize me feet and it leaves them still feeling dry after the first application. After using it for about a week or so I think my feet were worse, more dry and I was more prone to blisters and my skin was peeling. However, I have read some really good reviews of this product, so it might just be up to skin type.  I have dry skin. 

Has anyone else tried this foot lotion? How did you get on? Are there any other foot creams or lotions you'd recommend? 

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Vamoose

Ever since I reviewed their collection for N.E.E.T magazine, I've been head over heels in love with The Vamoose, a UK based jewellery company who craft their pieces out of the finest metals, fabrics and semi precious stones. 
I really want one of their gemstone piece pendants, but I have not found one that is the right length for me yet. 
I also love these simple but stylish bracelets that can be worn on their own or in a stack, for day or for night. 
I'm waiting for there to be some pomp pom necklaces like these in stock, but as bibs rather than pendants, because I just really love how cool and quirky they are! 
I'm also a big fan of their simple pendants - I really want this gold coral piece. They do adorable little acorns too! 

What are your favourite pieces from The Vamoose?

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Weekly Love - Week 67

+ Sitting in the garden, studying in the sunshine with a couscous and falafel salad for Sunday lunch.

+ I've added some more items to my blog store (including goodies from Lush and Benefit), and I've moved it to a new and easier to shop page!

+ I have an idea for doing an exciting little blog project, so I'd really appreciate if any bloggers based in Los Angeles who want to get involved could drop me a quick email

+ This weeks blog of the week: Meredith Noelle!

+ Introducing Amy to Blake Shelton. Apparently I know know more about country music than she does. This fact scares me somewhat...

+ I had a particularly yummy Graze box this week (click here to try one for free!) with Pina Colada (dried mango, pineapple and coconut), pitted greek green halkidiki olives with basil & garlic, Korean chilli rice crackers and Billionaire's Shortbread (belgian milk chocolate, almonds, cranberries and fudge)!
+ Writing motivational phrases on my arms to get me through a bad week.

+ The coaches from NBC's The Voice performing 'Crazy' together at the beginning of the show. Christina, Blake and Cee Lo are all great, but how amazing is Adam Levine?!

+ Making summer plans. 

+ Rocking out to The Pretty Reckless. I love the poster I got at their gig. I could not find one when I went to see Maroon 5, so I have just got one off of eBay!

+ There is a Sims meme Tumblr. My life is complete.

+ Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Best summer drink ever.

+ If you use the code E14972 at the checkout and spend over £15 at Eyeko, you can get a free London Lips Lipgloss, and if you make your purchase on or after the 16th you will get a free pot of their tinted cream for a golden glow!
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+ Becoming increasingly addicted to Fashionlista while waiting for Blogger to start working again.

+ Hayley has posted a brilliant sugar scrub recipe for your lips I'm going to try when I run out of my Lush Sweet Lips sugar scrub!

+ Hellcats. Marti & Julian. That is all.

+ I've reviewed Ruler of the World by Alex Rutherford over at Judging Covers!

+ Listening to country music. What on earth is happening to me?!

+ I need a box of Great Gatsby matches in my life.

+ An epic group Twitter conversation with Zoe, Meriel, Tristan & Lucy - sorry to all my followers for the spam on Thursday night! Its what happens when I'm driven mad by the lack of Blogger!

What have you all been enjoying this week?

Friday, 13 May 2011

How To Save Money On Makeup

After reading Jennie and Alyse's posts about how much their makeup costs, it really made me think about how much I spend every year sustaining my Clinique and Benefit makeup and skincare habits, neither being particularly cheap brands, and both being where almost every single thing in my makeup bag and bathroom cabinet is from. I currently use £389.15 worth of products on a daily basis. This is a figure that needs some serious thinking about. 

I thought about it for a bit, and there is no way I'm going to be giving any of my favourite products up for cheaper options any time soon, but there are some smart shopping tips I can employ to help save a bit of money on what I do buy. 
Bonus Time

If you buy products in Clinique, you can utilise their bonus time feature they run in all of the big department stores where they are stocked. I know Estee Lauder and Lancome run this sort of promotion too. When you buy any two products, you get a free makeup bag filled with lots of Clinique sample sized products. Popular in these are eyeshadows, lipsticks and samples of their cult High Impact mascara. This is the black mascara I use, so it means that I have to buy it less often having so many samples, and I can also always carry one around in my handbag for touch ups when I go out. All of the products and tools int he picture above I have received via bonus time. I have never, ever had to buy a eye tool, I have been using 7 Day Scrub for about 3 years and I've only ever paid for one tube, and I have been using Moisture Surge for about 2 years now and I have only just bought my first ever full sized pot. *edit* (16/05/11) You can find out which stores are running Bonus Time in the next few months on the Clinique website
Promotional Codes

Make sure you sign up to the mailing lists of all your favourite brands so you don't miss out on any of their promotions or money off codes they may be running. I love Benefit, and they hardly ever give out any samples, so I always try to buy my products when I know there is an offer on. On my last order I took advantage of the free shipping throughout April and the 15% off Royal Wedding discount code, both of which I found out about from being on the Benefit mailing list. 
Magazine Samples

Buying magazines just because they happen to have a free gift with them is stupid, and will do nothing to save you money unless you actually want to try the product on offer, but be sure to look out for when your favourite products come as free samples. Even if you don't actually read the magazine, the sample is usually worth more than the actual title. In the picture is a full sized Clinique Superbalm, and the same gloss as a sample I got with Elle magazine. Smaller, but still does the job. The big tube cost £13, and the magazine cost £4.50. I've also had Clinique samples with Glamour magazine in the past, and Glamour only costs £2 - they have some great gifts throughout the year including products from Benefit and full sized Nails Inc. polishes at Christmas. 
Saving Empty Packaging

Above you can see the MAC lipstick I use almost every single day (satin in 'Brave') and the eyeliner I'd almost be lost without. I get through loads of these. You can also see my favourite red MAC lipstick (satin in 'Captive') which I got for free. I did this by collecting 

Lush also do something similar when if you bring back 5 clean Lush pots they'll give you a free Fresh Face mask. 
Duty Free

Though this one is a bit of a no brainer, stock up on your favourite products at duty free where they will be cheaper. Also, many brands do duty free special product bundles where you'll make even more savings. This sample stack of my Clinique Moisture Surge face cream and All About Eyes eye cream, as well as this All About Eyes serum under eye roll on came with my full sized Moisture Surge as a special bundle, and I saved about £30 pounds on product. 
Collecting Samples

They may be small, and you may only be able to use them once, but collecting sample sachets of your favourite products from the makeup counter is also a great way of getting to try new products without having to spend money on them, and to get small amounts of your staples to take with you in your handbag or when you're traveling. 

What are your tips for saving money on high end brands?

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Outfit Post: Maybe She'd Thought It Through

I was not actually planning on putting out a blog post today, but as I sat at my desk studying Faustus I had an overwhelming urge to - so this is what I wore to run errands and study in the garden on Sunday!
Top: H&M, Skirt: Zara, Sandals: Nine West

I think it was my favourite outfit of last week, and I don't think I've worn something I have felt as good in since. The top was a bargain at £7.99 and I fell in love with it the moment I tried it on. I wanted it in sky blue too, but they were already out of stock.

What was the last outfit you really felt good in?

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Book Review: Angel Kiss by Laura Jane Cassidy

I was very, very excited last week to receive an advanced copy of fellow blogger and writer Laura Jane Cassidy's first teen novel, Angel Kiss. While I usually reserve writing book reviews for Judging Covers or for The Guardian's Children's Books website, as this book was so good and it's nice to give a shout out to others in the blogging community, I've decided to review it here as well! 
Jacki King is fifteen and adjusting to her new life in a small village. She's missing Dublin but she's making new friends: artistic Colin, feisty Emily - and Nick, gorgeous yet unavailable. 

But no sooner is Jacki settled than the torturous headaches and nightmares begin - followed by strange visions, voices and signs...

Jacki refuses to believe that something paranormal is happening. But the she hears about the unsolved murder that happened in the village years before...

So, basically, Angel Kiss is a teen novel about a city girl who has been taken to live in a small country village and it not happy about it, but still manages to settle in. There was so much about Jacqi I could relate to: the country city difference (I'm a country girl, but since going to a inner city boarding school I've fallen in love with city life and there is no going back), how she feels in relation to her friends, how she feels when she meets the gorgeous Nick for the first time... Laura has somehow managed to create a teenage girl, a little younger than me, that I and I think every other teenager out there can relate to.

I used to read a lot of supernatural fiction as a kid, as well as a lot of murder mystery. This book is both, and I'm happy to report that I've never read a book before with a protagonist who has the same ghost seeing powers as Jaqui, and I thought I guessed who did it, and I was proven totally, 100% by surprise and I really did not see who there murderer was coming!

A special mention has to go out to a place in the book I wish was real and near me, or near wherever I'm moving to in September: The Cupcake Cafe. Cute, with great smoothies and cupcakes, Mac computers for the internet - bliss? Can Angel Kiss become Harry Potter famous so Cupcake Cafes can open up everywhere please? 

I've never known someone who has published a book for teenagers before, which is exactly what I hope to do. Reading Angel Kiss and realising that if Laura can do it, why can't I? has really spurred me on, and I'm already quite a way into the polished version of the book I have been writing in pieces for years - thank you Laura for giving me the boost and inspiration to get me writing again! 

Everyone, even if Angel Kiss does not really sound like your cup of tea, I urge you to go out and grab yourself a copy - you won't regret it! (You can also order it from Amazon and Waterstones!) This post was more of a more 'thoughts and feelings' type of review, for something a bit more proffesional and book review-ish, be sure to look out for my review of Angel Kiss on The Guardian Childrens Books site!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Product Review: Benefit b.right Skincare Range

When I did my recent Benefit order I decided to pick up the limited edition sample set of some of the products from their new b.right skin care, having already fallen head over heels for the Refined Facial Polish in my review
The set includes a sample size of their It's Potent! eye cream, Foamingly Clean face wash and Triple Performing Facial Emulation. 
I'd already tried some of the eye cream on the back of my hand at the counter and was not too sure about it, but decided to give it a go to see how it held up against my all tome favourite eye cream, Clinique's All About Eyes. It has a creamy texture and a bit of a strong smell, but seemed to do the same job, more creamy that Clinique's offering which is more like a gel. It works, and I'm totally in love with the little glass jar it came in, but I still think I prefer using gel products around my eyes. Also, after a few days my eye area started to feel dry and raw which is what happens when I have an reaction to a product. I usually don't have problems with Benefit products, so I was really surprised at this. 
Next I tried the Foamingly Clean face wash. I really liked how creamy it was, and how well it foamed (it lives up to its name!) It also had a pleasant scent but personally I still prefer the facial polish because I don't like the tight, squeaky clean feeling my face was left with, but that is a personal preference, and this is a really good product and my skin felt much cleaner, clearer and brighter after using it. 
Finally I tried the face lotion: Triple Performing Facial Emulation with SPF 15. Again, this product does its job, smells okay but is not to my personal preference, being just a moisturiser that reminds me of Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion - not buttery or gel like enough for my liking, but still has been holding up as well as any other products I regularly use over the last few days. 

The whole collection claims to leave your skin looking brighter, and all these products do do just that (especially when you use them together). My skin looked better, healthier and brighter and I really loved the effect. I will be replacing my Clinique 7 Day Scrub with the Facial Polish when it runs out, and I've tried the b.right face cream on the back of my hand at the counter, and I think it might be a strong contender for my new face cream, and I'm still not completely happy with the thicker creams I've tried from Clinique to compliment my everyday Moisture Surge routeen. 

Have you tried any of Benefit's new b.right range? What do you think of it?