Benefit cosmetics

What We Do – Workshops

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Each month we organise a different workshop

Vera Stewart is our Workshops Champion and her remit is to come up with a varied calendar of workshops, promote them to families in treatment (and in the 2 years after treatment), deal with the venue and co-ordinate the events.

This year she has surpassed herself with some pretty amazing ideas. Thanks too must go to Brenda Duncan too for two fantastic ideas for workshops – a chocolate making workshop and the circus skills workshop.

We have also had arts and crafts and a sushi making workshop, build a bear, Benefit make up,

Pictures say a thousand words – have a look at our gallery of workshops. (these are only a small selection!)

30th wedding anniversary gifts

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You know how I like to be different.

I don’t want wedding anniversary gifts – or perhaps I should say WE don’t want wedding anniversary gifts!  Though, for sure, I think being happily married to your best mate for 30 years is worth celebrating.  My ways of celebrating are going to be very It’s Good 2 Give.

I want to benefit our charity.  Not necessarily financially (though as I have said before, if you want to write me a nice fat cheque I will accept!) but in ways that in the long run will benefit us financially.

Here’s the plan.  I have 30 small (actually in there are some not so small) gifts to give away.

What’s that I hear you say?  You want to know what some of them are?

Ok, then.

There you go then – a selection of what I plan to give away.

What do you have to do to ‘win’ something?    Easy, really.

Talk about us, tweet us, facebook us. Send us photos of you fundraising – or training for a physical challenge be it Kilimanjaro or Pedal for Paul or next year’s marathon.

Plenty of chances this week and weekend – anyone going to Blingo tomorrow night could post a photo or tweet it to be in with a chance or if you are on a training walk for Kili or a training cycle for Pedal for Paul.  Or perhaps you are zipping over the Clyde on Saturday (and oh how I hope you are after all the disappointments of previous dates for this gig!!).  Maybe you are part of Team Duns – taking part in the Jim Clark weekend and being with us in Duns main square with the It’s Good 2 Give house.  Then there is the ceilidh that three of the trekkers are hosting on Saturday night (tix still available – email if you want some).

Share our facebook page and our twitter feed and help us get numbers up.

I will choose ‘winners’ at random from photos submitted, new likers on Facebook, new followers on Twitter and from our regulars too.

Here’s the goal – to increase our twitter feed to 2000 followers and our Facebook followers to 1500 by end July.

You can help me do that.  And I will take great pleasure in giving away my little anniversary gifts to you.

Happy anniversary to us. (it’s not till July by the way so our little giveaway will go from now till end July – that’s 3 gifts a week I will give away)

NEW EVENT – limited numbers

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What?: An Audience with Claire McKinley, Benefit Cosmetics

When?   Wednesday 22 May 2013

Where?  Tigerlily, George Street, Edinburgh

Time?  7-8.30pm

Cost?  £15 per person and that includes a cocktail and some nibbles.

A lovely hour and a half with the vivacious, fun and knowledgable Claire from Benefit Cosmetics.

Claire will do a mini makeover on one guest and answer your make up questions, tell you about Benefit’s latest products and how to use them.  Simple tips from Claire make a huge difference!

We are really pleased to be able to hold this event in the Georgian Lounge area of Tigerlily in George Street.

Numbers are very limited – only 15 guests.

To reserve your place for this  event email us now.

Payment is by cheque, BACS or credit card (over the phone or in person only)

Benefit event at Hard Rock Cafe

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What a treat for us – Susan and I got an invite to a Benefit bloggers event at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh  tonight.

They are launching a new product – Fine One One.   And wonderfully it was right here in Edinburgh it got its first outing.

The Benefit gals are quite remarkable women and make a perfect team with Lesley from Hard Rock Cafe – you could be forgiven for thinking they had been at the sugar jar all afternoon such is their energy!

Guests were spoilt with a Hard Rock Cafe cocktail (or if you are me and Susan – a soft drink! ), little baby burgers – cheese, plain or veggie, bite sized brownies or  key lime pie!  Tasty, tasty very very tasty……

We were shown some eyebrow shaping – a new service they are providing at John Lewis and then (drum roll please) they showed us the new sheer brightening colour.  Looks easy enough even for me to use.

It was a lovely evening – and they even did a wee quiz at the end with some super prizes.  Sadly we didn’t win but we were lucky enough to leave with our very own Fine One One – I have tried it out and especially at this time of year look healthier already.

Thanks, Hard Rock and Benefit for inviting us along and for all your wonderful support of our fundraising!IMG_0527 IMG_0528 IMG_0529 IMG_0530

Benefit Cosmetics event

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What?             Benefit cosmetics event

When?            Thursday 20 October 2011    6-8pm

Where?           Jenners, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Cost?               £10 per person

We’re showcasing Benefit cosmetic’s latest products – before they are launched for Christmas.

Claire McKinley, one of Benefit’s make up artists will give one lucky person in the audience a makeover and there will plenty of opportunity to try out the latest products.

There will be complimentary refreshments – sparkling wine or soft drink and nibbles too.

To reserve your space for this event please email or call Lynne on 07901 555 352.

Quirky, cute and 100% gorgeous. Benefit Cosmetics is like a sweetie shop for grown up girlies!

Claire has this to say about Benefits:

“Founded in San Francisco in the 1970s, Benefit has made a name for itself by creating high quality products that offer simple answers to everyday beauty dilemmas. We love the kitsch, Americana-style packaging and cheeky, feel good product names that add a much needed sense of humour to the world of cosmetics. Our favourites include; Hoola, our Barbados in a box face powder, Some Kinda Gorgeous the invisible finish foundation faker, and the much loved BADgal family of mascaras, because we know that’s what our fans adore.

With award winning, cult products such as High Beam, Benetint and Dr Feelgood; Benefit is the princess of prettiness, creating easy to use ‘fix its’ to combat all sorts of beauty boo boos, and our famous ‘fake its’ offer hassle-free tips and tricks to leave you looking good and feeling fabulous. Benefit Cosmetics as a brand remains committed to providing customers with the best possible experience. New product concepts and ideas are constantly being developed by our co-creators, twins Jean and Jane Ford, and Jean’s daughters Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson. And long may they continue to provide unique solutions to all those cosmetics cravings. And for beauty-phobes and fans alike our expert Benebabes are always on hand with hassle-free tips and tricks that will have you primped, pretty and ready to go in no time! Benefit is the one stop shop for glamorous gals and divine darlings!

Laughter is the best cosmetic…grin and wear it”