Monday, October 22, 2007

what i want today: benefit's "justine case"

i knew i liked benefit cosmetics - really, they're kitschy, fun, clever...what's not to like? but it wasn't until they helped me drop 3 lbs. in 30 seconds that i really, really fell in love.

i recently got a chance to check out their new justine case (which i admit i prefer to think of as "just in case"...since i know no one named justine). most of the "best of the best" product packages you get these days are really only about 75% of the best, and 25% of stuff you didn't actually want or need, but end up toting around anyway, because they fit in the package. so, imagine how thrilled i was to realize that each and every item in the kit is actually something i'll use every single day! there's a trusty mini-bottle of the classic benetint for lips and cheeks, a minty fresh clear lip gloss, a concealer that actually isn't cakey and manages to work with my skin tone, and a little tube of eyecon, for those days when you need a little extra help with the eye puff issue.

so, how'd i drop all that weight i mentioned? i dumped all of the zillion containers of lip stuff, compacts, and various other products out of my handbag, and replaced them with this kit and a pack of bobbi brown blotting sheets. my chiropractor would be so proud! plus, there's an outside chance i can actually carry a clutch without constantly panicking that i've left something behind.