Friday, 15 August 2014

Benecos BB Cream

Honest review on the Benecos BB Cream...

Hi my lovelies, hope you are enjoying the summer holidays, I am back with a BB Cream review for you all.
First of all i cant stress enough about how my skin gets me down my skintone is kinda uneven and i suffer really bad with dark circles under my eyes i have done since i was younger so kinda think its genetic as my mum and siblings also suffer with dark circles.

Benecos sent me this product to review for you all after i had loads of requests from you lovely readers to 
review a bb cream so i got onto emailing companies to find one to review for you all.
The BB cream is from pravera website (Benecos) The bb cream colour is (Fair)

So here is my review on the Benecos BB Cream... (Fair)

Before applying benecos bb cream

No make up selfie eeek kinda embarrassing for me
As you can see my dark circles are quite bad they are even worse than this the camera does make them look better than they already are.

Also you can see my skin is not flawless at all with my imperfections freckles a few spots and redness.

But hey imperfections are beauty -marilyn monroe
However i do like looking flawless even though i hardly wear makeup unless i am taking photos for my blog reviews, or going out with friends for the night.

After I applied Benecos BB Cream (Fair)

Has you can see my dark circles look alot better
although you can still see my dark circles they are not as bad.
also my skin tone looks more even than it did before hand.
i wouldnt say its full coverage as you still can see a few imperfections. But i would say this is the best bb cream i have used as other ones i have tried haven't come close to this.

About Benecos BB Cream

The benecos Natural BB Cream 8 in 1 is a tinted face balm that implements eight advantages for your skin.

  • Smooths complexion (reflecting pigments)
  • Evens out teint   (reflecting pigments  
  • Skin smoothing (pomegranate seed extract)
  • Mattifying (absorbing powder)
  • Cares for skin (jojoba oil,shea butter)
  • Contains Antioxidants (acai oil,hyaluronic acid)
  • pleasant skin feeling  (acai oil)
  • locks in moisture ( hyaluronic acid)

Overall Verdict 

I really find this product great not only did it help even out my skintone, it also helped fade the appearance of my dark circles i have under my eyes. i would recommend this product to anyone who is suffering with bad skin, dark circles, blemishes etc. I think the price is not to bad for £9.95 for 30ml considering i have had bb creams before that didn't work and ended up wasting time and money we have all done this before But with benecos BB Cream I am happy paying this price because i know it works better than others i have tried.

The only downside i had with this product it felt a bit sticky on my face after i applied it not sure why that was But after it had dried it felt much better it felt like i was wearing nothing on my face with is a great feeling when your going for the natural look when you don't want to go out with a full face of makeup on.


Evens out skin tone

Helps the appearance of dark circles

Contains antioxidants 

Smooths complexion

I found the BB Cream a bit sticky on the face at first.
(but after it had dried it felt ok)

Questions and answers

Q: Where Can I Buy Benecos BB Cream?

A: You can buy the bb cream from the pravera website here

Q: What Else Do They Sell?
A:  benecos A wide range of products makeup,nails,skincare,gifts.

Q:How Much Is The Benecos BB Cream to buy?
A: Benecos BB Cream is £9.95 for 30ml.

Q: Would you recommend this product?
A: Yes i would recommend this as it made a difference to my skin tone.

Q: Is it worth £9.95?
A: i would say yes as its the best bb cream i have used.

Q: How can i connect with benecos on social media?
A: you can follow them on Twitter and facebook.

Thank you for reading my review on Benecos BB Cream.
Caroline Bartholomew

Caroline Bartholomew

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

My Photo made the paper

Hi guys and girls not a review today but thought id share something with you all.
I entered a competition (embarrassing terrifying photo) to win £50.
Well i didn't win the prize but my photo still made the paper I am not sure if i should hide behind a rock, or should just be very proud that i got some sort of publicity even though it is slightly embarrassing.
a few people shared it on social media including orpington gossip which is a page for my local area on facebook.

However i do hope the photo brings you some joy and laughter because if others are happy then I'm happy
Also kinda makes me happy is this photo has memories of a good night out with my friends, and the same photo which won me my chromebook with google which i used to write my blog posts for you all.

here is the newspaper i am in is the newshopper < click to read>

So thought id ask you all a question and get you all involved.
Have you ever experienced anything like this, have you been embarrassed about a photo put online?
maybe you have done something silly for a competition or dare id love to hear your stories
and comments.

Thank you for reading


Ps : taking autographs now if anyone wants one lol.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Chatterbox walls

Chatterbox walls print!

Chatterbox Walls sent me a personalised print to review,
I choose the words on the print myself choose to do house rules.
( The size I ordered was 297mm x 210mm and it was £14.99 )
Chatterbox walls is a company that sells personalised prints to brighten up your walls,Their prints make lovely little gifts for friends or family as they are the kind of gift most people like.
chatterbox walls do many different designs of prints you can change the wording on most of them.
you can even Change the colour of the background or the colour of the text, Please visit chatterbox website to see designs.

When it arrived I was abit Disappointed how small the small print was and did find it a little expensive for what it was as most people can print these sort of things themselves at home.
However the quality of the print was to an high standard and the wording is crisp and easy to read so thats probably why its a little extra as well as the templates they use to make the prints are nicely designed.
Also there was a choice on the website to add a frame but it costs a bit extra which brings the total to a lot more But because I love budgeting and saving money I don't like how expensive these prints are and how it costs even more to have a frame.
But we are all different and have different views so im guessing there are people out there that wouldn't mind spending more money to add a frame, or spending extra to get a bigger size print.

However the Print is very lovely design and they got the wording i choose spot on.
I didn't take long to arrive at all which was good as i am not one for being patient.
Also their customer service is wonderful they are happy to help with anything you need.

  • Good customer service
  • Prints make good gifts
  • Prints are great quality
  • Company shipped item quickly
  • Wording is crisp and clear
  • printed on high quality paper

  • Frame costs extra
  • Prints are a little expensive for the size you get

So Thats My Review On Chatterbox Walls and Their Prints, I Hope You Have Enjoyed Reading.
All Views Are My Own Please Feel Free To Check Out Chatterbox Walls To See What Kind Of Prints They Sell.
You can also follow chatterbox walls on social media.

Thank you for reading


Tuesday, 5 August 2014


Celebrating Rio2 being released on to dvd and blu ray 

Hey everyone, Rio 2 was released yesterday 4th august 2014 on dvd and blu ray I have my copy do you have yours?
I was invited to london zoo by fox and mumsnet, to celebrate the release of rio 2 on dvd and blu ray so i took along my daughter and hubby, It was an early start for me i had to wake up at 5.30 am to ensure i could get everything ready to get to the zoo by 9.30am on arrival we was greeted by our host Holly and was told to head to the function room for the rio2 event.
I was so excited i paced up them stairs and chloe ran too.
my hubby was trying to keep up with us both.


As we walked through the door it was amazing there was photographers who took photos of everybody at the event, and took photos of the children with the rio birds which we got print outs of the photos.
also some lovely sweet delicious treats laid on the table fresh fruit, croissants, palm tree and bird shape cookies, krispy kreme donuts,Tea,coffee, and fresh juice. it was definitely the sweetest breakfast i have ever had in my whole life

There was some wonderful people who were painting peoples faces,they are very talented the best facepainting i have seen.
chloe had her face painted as jewel from rio which looks fantastic the detail is amazing and chloe was proud to have such a wonderful facepaint on her face.

After chloe had her facepaint we headed to the chairs To settle down to watch The barbatuques so we grabbed another drink and some nibbles to get ready to see the barbatuques perform and to watch rio 2.


The Barbatuques gave us a little performance.
Barbatuques are a brazilian body percussion group featured in the film and on the films soundtrack.
There performance was amazing and everyone seemed to enjoy it they don't use instruments.
They make the sounds with their body ie lips hands etc which i think is very talented.
They showed us how to make music with our mouths n hands too we all enjoyed this part.
Both adults and children got involved with the percussion group towards the end of their performance very interactive.
we was highly entertaining and fun, which warmed us up ready to watch rio 2.

Rio2 sneak peek at the storyline

They first fell in love in the first rio whilst escaping the bird snatchers,Blu and jewel are now married and have 3 little birds of their own.(carla,bia,tiago)
blu's former owner linda and her husband are on an expedition in the amazon and discover a spix macaw
which loses one of his feathers. word then gets out about this on the television and jewel decides they should go to the amazon to help find the blue macaws, but blue is uncertain about going to the amazon but is soon pressured into going along and the kids really can't wait to go they are excited.
Blu brings along  some very useful supplies one very useful one is the gps.
They head to the amazon where they bump into jewels father, (blu's father in law) ...

( thats the sneak peek make sure you get your copy of rio2)

What we thought of RIO2

Rio 2 is fun for all ages some people may think these sort of films are only for kids but let me stop you there I am 23 and my hubby is in his 30's and we both loved the film some parts of the film even made us laugh.
We liked the bit where blu always used the gps as it reminds us of how we live today looking at the gps to reach destinations (we used hubbys gps on his phone to get to london zoo) so definitely a film that adds those little bits you can relate too in some way or another.

chloe really enjoyed the film and is fascinated by the birds i really do think these kind of films are great to get kids interested in wildlife.
Both the Hubby and i see the bigger picture to as why the film was made it highlights the current situation in the amazon jungle, with illegal deforestation and the dangers the animals face include illegal bird smuggling,
bird snatching. These things can really affect our wildlife and us has human beings.

If you have seen the first one you're definitely love rio2, if you haven't seen the first one be sure to see it as well as rio2 because the storyline is great and the films are very enjoyable to watch.

After the we watched the film we headed outside to the zoo and spent the rest of the day there We had lots of fun and by time we got home chloe was very tired, and mine and hubby's feet hurt.
But all in all it was a brilliant day and we loved watching Rio2.

Thanks for reading please feel free to comment below if you have any questions also feel free to let me know what you think rio 2.
speak soon
You can buy rio at this store
(pictures below courtesy of concorde media)
Some well known faces at the rio2 event who also love rio2 film.

Jenni Falconer, tv presenter,radio presenter heart radio.
Image courtesy of concorde media
Darley thompson :
Double Olympic Decathlon Champion
1980 and 1984
Image courtesy of concorde media.

Nikki Zilli:Actress,Model,singer-songwriter
Aldo zilli Aldo Zilli:award-winning celebrity chef
Image courtesy of Concorde media

imogen thomas:model and reality tv star
image courtesy of concorde media

Camilla rutherford:actress and model
image courtesy of concorde media