For the past few weeks I’ve slowly had my dressing table taken over by a pile of new-in beauty bits, left out on display on purpose so they’ll actually see daylight and my face and boy has it tested my Virgo-like tidiness powers. But it’s all worked out for today I have a selection of freshly picked products that I’m brining in for a session of show and swatch – like what I did there? To jazz it up (yep I just used to word ‘jazz’), I’m throwing them on my face as I do it, so think of this as a review/tutorial/news-y type hybrid video. What do you think? Want more? Though I’m not sure my inner neat freak can deal with it. Maybe I need to think of a better storing system for next time…

P.S) Some of the above snapped products didn’t make the cut for this video, but have no fear because they’ll be featuring in a whole post of their own very soon.

  • Lily

    I really want to try the Benefit balms because I love the idea of them, plus you can’t go wrong with a bit of Benefit x

  • cassandramyee

    Ciate polishes are the cutest! Keen to see what the Benefit balms will be like!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

  • Maddie Jayde ≧∇≦

    I don’t know if you managed to read my tweet but if you’re interested in trying some more Too Faced products I’ve made a post all about Too Faced on my blog ( ! Wonderful video as always! xx

  • Divya

    That TOM Ford Palette drool! <3 I wish I could get some of those Ciate's but they aren't available here! :-(

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  • Aimee Flanigan

    Aah im desperate for a Jo Malone scent! Shame about the price, gonna have to save!

    Aimee – http:/ xo

  • simplynaturale

    The Max Factor CC Colour correctors look interesting, might have to see what they are like in store, always looking for a good under eye corrector. Plus I need to get a Jo Malone perfume in my life! Hope you had a great time watching the Arctic Monkeys, looking forward to the vlog!

    Eloise | simplynaturale

  • thedarlingdee .

    Ah the Benefit Balms look amazing and I need that Laura Mercer palette.

  • Avanti

    Those products look incredible! to.try some of them.


  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Love the idea for this video, so nice to see what everything looks like on rather than just hearing about it! x

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  • flailsandnails

    I was hoping that the benefit balms would be better but I totally understand how the price point doesn’t seem to reflect the actual product (especially now Barry M are joining the whole tinted lip balm party) but I’ve been using the Hypergel top coat for the past few manicures I’ve done and I really like the shine it gives and it’s drying speed but I get a few bubbles on some applications which is a bit disappointing when you’ve spent ages doing nail art but I might stick with it for a wee while. I’m just glad that it doesn’t shrink your manicure like Seche Vite does (and that’s why I don’t use it any more)

  • Gemma Roberts

    Fantastic to have your cheeky narrative of the products whilst seeing them in action! Lovely post. Your skin looked flawless and dewy, and that eye palette is lovely.


  • Millie Robinson

    Love the Ciate polishes, such pretty colours! Thanks for sharing :) x

  • Kate Wilson
  • Joycelyn Steib

    I think you just solved my problem with the Max Factor color sticks. Thanks for sharing this helpful video with us.

  • Ellie Smith

    That Tom Ford palette looks amazing! Loved the video, thanks Anna!


  • Minnie M

    Great video :)
    I want to try Max Factor colour correctors so bad after watching this!
    You look stunning. Have a nice day :)

  • Charlotte // BeautySoup

    I saw the new Bojouris mascaras, they look great and the brushes are so cool! Might be a giaint gimmick though! :-)

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  • quya


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  • Daniella

    the rosie balm might be dissapointing but its gorg!



  • Lauren S

    wow loads of products, i definitely love the ciate knickerbockerglory colour, and CC sticks seem pretty legit !

    Lauren x

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  • Sophie Ballinger

    Ooh, might have to try the CC sticks! I have bad acne, so I reckon the green one might help hide the redness. Love your blog and videos xxx
    Soph |

  • Cassie

    The Too Faced eye palette looks amazing!

  • Trudy

    I want to get the tom ford palette but don’t know if i would use the blue shade :(

  • Jess French

    Lovely video, Anna. You have some great products here, the too faced palette looks amazing.

    Jess x

  • Jessica Whitbread

    Loved this kind of video!

  • Sybil Mae

    Loved this video! I like the idea of applying the products while talking about them, it gives a better idea of how the product actually works! :)

  • Carla Medler

    I found this video so useful Anna! I love reading posts on blogs but it’s so much so useful to see them in action with your thoughts. I love the look of the CC correction sticks too x

  • Grace Cottrell

    The Benefit posie balm would be great for summer!
    -Grace and Charlotte

  • Carina Stewart

    I really loved the format of this video, definitely do more!

    Carina |

  • Mia-Rae Smith

    I’m desperate to try those bene-balms!

    Your blog’s great! Check out mine:
    Mia :-) xxx

  • Megan Roisin

    This was a great idea for a video, would love to see another at some point :)

    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  • Chelsea Leigh

    Loved that you did your video like this! Super helpful!

  • Lindsey

    I love your videos!

  • Monica

    Loved this video! Great way to see new beauty offerings in one go. :)

  • nueyork

    The Benefit balms look amazing, I love the packaging as well!

  • Tarryn B

    The shimmery eyes and flushed cheeks looks so great on you in this video!

  • Maddie

    Lol ‘show and swatch’ VDM is truly queen of all puns QworterLifeCrisis

  • Ailyn Koay

    omg laura Mercier palette looks rad!

  • Zazie Bibi
  • Jennifer Monforton

    So great to see the products in action as you’re reviewing them! That Too Faced eye shadow palette looks especially dreamy :)

  • Sarah Sandiford

    Such a shame that the Benefit lippies don’t live up to the hype, on paper they look amaze x

  • Chrissabella

    Loved this show and swatch video , the blush looks amazing on you.

  • Angela

    Really enjoyed watching your video! The blush/bronzer/illuminator looks great!

  • Ella

    I’ve wanted to try the Benefit balms since the promo email arrived in my inbox! Now I have to choose which one…

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

  • Stephanie

    I LOVED this video! One of your best ones yet!



  • Emma

    Loved this, so much more useful to see the products and not just hear about them!