Benefit Posie Balm – crushed by a toddler

This was my beautiful new lipstick, bought this week as a pick-me-up and a quick fix for a bit of springtime glam. I loved it. I loved it so much I wrote about it. Then my toddler destroyed it. First it was the Vaseline, brought to me in the form of an empty tin and two greasy little hands. Oh no, I laughed, not again! (this was the second Vaseline incident this week). Then, five minutes later, as I cooked dinner I was handed the empty tube of my beloved new shade, the Benefit Posie Balm I’d been raving about a couple of hours earlier. 

This time, the “oh no” was slightly stronger and as I followed my little girl into the lounge, I found lovely pink lip tint smeared on the sofa and cushions. It doesn’t matter, I can replace the lippy no problem, and if it wasn’t for the pink marks on the sofa and on my new trousers it would have been even funnier. I guess I should just remember to keep my bag way out of reach of my inquisitive 20-month-old. If it wasn’t for that beautiful smile… Anyway, here’s what I thought of the Posie Balm. You can see what Florence made of it below!

I’m not a huge fan of lipstick and only wear a bit when I go out, but I love lip balm and anything with a bit of added colour is perfect daywear for me.

The Posie Balm from Benefit is perfect for a tiny hint of colour, but what I love is that you can also layer it up to achieve a stronger shade by using one of the lip tints underneath.

In my 20s, when I went out more and had more disposable income, I used quite a few Benefit products and still love the pretty pastel shades and kitsch packaging. Some of my favourites were the Dandelion blusher andHigh Beam highlighter, which I still use, but for some reason I never bought a bottle of Benetint. I’m not sure why as I was just given a sample of the poppy red lip and cheek stain in John Lewis and it’s fab, really light, non-sticky and natural looking. It’s available in four shades to match the balms – I think I’ll definitely be putting a few of the other colours on my wish list.

X Julia

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    March 8, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Ooooh benetint is one of my favourite products, shame to hear about your new lippy, love how you coped with it though, like you say at least you can replace it x

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    Everything Mummy
    March 8, 2015 at 8:10 am

    oo pretty love the colour i like bit of lippy but your right a tinted balm is alot easier for day time! she sounds like my bella always in my bag!
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    Betty and the Bumps
    March 8, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I would have cried! I have had a very similar incident but it was with bronzer. Tiny tiny bits of a smashed bronzer palette all over my carpet (luckily a carpet I don’t really like!).

    I love Benefit. I’m using their BB cream and mascara at the moment.


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    Sophie @ Mum, M & More
    March 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thankfully M hasn’t touched my make-up yet. That being said, I may have jinxed it!! I love benefit, but haven’t got any of the lip balms, I may have to invest or drop hints for Mothers Day!!! 😉 #sundaystars x
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    Kat | Beau Twins
    March 8, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Sorry but this made me chuckle so much! I saw the vaseline picture the other day and now this? Genius! My two, especially Grace says “Oh no” and I think – Oh dear what the hell has happened now!! #SundayStars xxxx
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      March 8, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      I know, my word she was out with the lypsly today nothing is safe!! Ha xx

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    Caro | The Twinkles Momma
    March 8, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Oh. No. THIS is my worst kind of make-up incident. That and a eyeshadow/blusher/other similar powder smashed to smithereens in the bottom of my bag!! You need a make-up box with a lock on it!! 🙂 #SundayStars

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    March 10, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Ha ha oh no – toddler destruction at it’s best!!! Oh it looked very lovely before though 🙂 I do love Benefit – I hadn’t seen this before so thanks for sharing 🙂 Mim @ #SundayStars
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    March 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Oh no, you live and learn, right? Eventually! I’ve never owned Benefit makeup but that lipstick looks gorgeous! #sharewithme
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    Mrs H
    March 11, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    What a pretty colour. Perfect for Spring. I am so sorry that it went the way of the toddler. Little Miss H destroyed a Laura Mercier eye liner pencil today and managed to get it all over her band new GAP skinny jeans. So I completely understand your pain. Oh well, an excuse to buy more make-up. Thanks for linking up to #SundaysStars. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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    March 13, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I would have cried like a baby. Bless you and that gorgeous lip balm crushed! Sounds like a great product I am more a lip balm than lipstick kinda girl too. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme
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    April 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Oh my word!… I think your little lady is going to be a girly girl xx

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