The Clothes Swap in Part Three was full on and fabulous, talk about a bonding experience! That night if felt like I only closed my eyes for a moment before we were up and at ’em again for a brand new day. Suger jumped into the kitchen as everyone else was still waking up and getting ready and make THE most delicious pancakes I’d ever had… like ever.
I really wanted the girls to feel at home so I also stocked up on breads, fruit, muesli, cereal, yogurt and even Pop Tarts. It was a full on breakfast buffet and everyone was catered for.
I had delicious pancakes with cream, lemon and sugar.
Then we all got dressed and headed out to the Benefit Boutique in Paddington again so the rest of the girls could have their brows and make up done. It was so much fun sharing something I love with my friends, some had never even tried Benefit products before!
They were taught how to tame and maintain their brows: where to wax, where to pluck, more importantly where not to pluck and how dark to tint. Everyone I talked to said they really got a lot out of it.
Some were nervous but all of them loved the end result.
Amanda has amazing brows and they hardly needed any work at all.
Once the waxing and pluck was over the ladies then headed over to the make up counter to play with all the new stock and a few cult favourites. Gisela became totally converted to lip and cheek stains, she couldn’t get enough.
Ashley getting some finishing touches.
Benetint – changing one girls life at a time.
I wished the ladies weren’t scattered all over Australia and that we could do this sort of thing more regularly. Once a year seems way too long in between and I’m not sure I can commit to organising PSFWA again, not without generous sponsors and a team to help me. Major brands, if you have a budget, are completely supportive of the plus size bloggers and the industry in Australia, we should talk.
Once again, our time with the lovely ladies was over and we were spoiled yet again with generous gift bags. I can’t begin to thank Benefit Cosmetics Australia enough for their support and friendship. I’ve been a Bene-Babe for years now and it’s great to share that love with my friends. Originally I asked for a gift voucher for a brow wax to be put in the main event gift bags but they insisted on giving us the works, I felt so lucky to work with a brand that just gets me and is always willing to help.
Photo by @sugercoatit
Oh you know you want to see what was in the bags! A full sized tube of They’re Real, my all time favourite mascara. A luxury sized sample of Porefessional which will last the girls ages and leave them with a flawless primed base for foundation. Last but not least, a luxury sized sample kit featuring the B.Right Skincare line. I know, totally spoilt!
We had an amazing time in the boutique and we all left felling pretty and polished, so it was time to head back to the apartment to get ready for the designer showcase. If you’d like a little pampering you can find Benefit Brow Bars and Cosmetic Counters in MYER across the country (click here to find your local one) or you can go to 94 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW to visit the special Boutique like we did.
Up Next: Part Five