They’re real, bombshell

One of the most fun things about sharing a room with Chelsea and Molly last month was getting to see what products everyone obsesses over. A new find I brought with me to the conference was Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. I’d heard lots of hype about this stuff, and after using it for a few weeks, I’m really loving it! At first, I wasn’t sure if I would, because to be honest, the wand bristles are so thick, you have to be careful or otherwise the formula will clump on your lashes. However, after playing around with how I apply it, I’m clump free and notice a huge difference before I apply the mascara versus after. They’re Real is great if you’re looking for thick, voluminous lashes. I like it better than CoverGirl’s Lash Blast, which is what I was using before. $12 more? Well, good point. Ask me in another month or two.

The biggest hit with us girls was Molly’s Bombshell curling iron. You might’ve seen me mention it last week on Liz’s Blogger Crushes post, but let me reiterate: this thing is amazing. I’d only ever used a regular curling iron to add waves to my hair, but after seeing how the Bombshell worked its magic on all of us, I’m saving my pennies for one! I don’t know how it does it — is it the high heat? the fact that it’s ceramic? — but this sucker will give you UNBELIEVABLE curls that will last even after sleeping on them. I curled my hair with it Wednesday night, and even by Thursday evening, still had great waves. Chelsea and Molly both did too! Chelsea and I each looked at our hair and were like, “Wow.” Molly, knowingly, just said, “You’ve been Bombshelled.”

{Image Credits: Cosmopolitan Greece; Gisele Bundchen for Vogue Mexico, 2010. Shot by Nino Muñoz, styled by Sarah Gore-Reeves. Via They Envy}

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29 Comments

  1. Ohhh I really need that curling iron! Thanks for the recommendation!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  2. I need to order that curling iron asap! I saw it on your post over at Liz’s last week and it’s been in my amazon cart ever since. The Benefit mascara looks amazing too! Thanks for sharing. Hope your week is off to a great start!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  3. Now I want that curling iron too!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  4. Alex wrote:

    ah I so want that curling iron – I wish I could try it first!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  5. yes! i love products with a good catchphrase. :) bombshelled!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  6. Lindsey wrote:

    Too funny…I just got both of these products about a month ago and I can’t get over how great they are! I’ve literally never been able to curl my hair with a curling iron and have it hold. I could use my Chi, but it was destroying the ends. I too was a CoverGirl Lash Blast user…and as much as I love the Benefit product, I’m not positive that it’s worth the $12 difference.

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  7. Brynn wrote:

    I just mentioned the benefit mascara on my post today! Too funny :) I just started using it a couple of months ago an LOVE it…just the best, right?! XO brynn

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  8. viv wrote:

    I have both products and LOVE them!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  9. love this post! thanks for sharing. i’m always looking for new items to add to my “lot.”
    xo,
    nancy

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  10. Lara Matos wrote:

    my hair DOES not curl, i repeat – does not curl. its thick and pin straight and usually too heavy too hold a curl but I’ve heard wonders about the sultra bombshell. I need to find someone who owns one so I can give it a try. If you wind up getting one, let me know what you think!!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  11. You sold me on both!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  12. dude. how did you know i was in the market for new mascara? done and done. thanks!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  13. Bettina wrote:

    The sultra bombshell type of curling iron has been intriguing me for over a year now! Is it hard to use, that’s what I’ve been worried about is burning my fingers?

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
    • vmacandcheese wrote:

      It comes with a glove! However, I found I didn’t even need it, since my hair is so thick. Molly swore by it though!

      13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  14. Renee wrote:

    Ohh you make me want one of those curling irons! Saving pennies now too!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  15. Eli wrote:

    Eagerly awaiting to try the Benefit lashes here! Gonna check them out finally on my next stop at Ulta.

    The curling iron looks awesome but dangerous! where do you set it down without burning anything?

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  16. Sounds like I need the bombshell!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  17. Emily wrote:

    LOVE curlers like that, I just recently got one and love it!!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  18. the NOW wrote:

    Ooooh I need a new mascara…I should try this!! xoxo elizabeth

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  19. You just featured two of my favorite products EVER in the universe.

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  20. Um I’m going to need the Bombshell! My hair is so dang heavy, it never holds curl ever.

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  21. Sally wrote:

    Shoot, shoot, shoot! I was JUST in Sephora today and picked up the Real mascara and almost bought it. My co-worker loves it as well. Wishing I had seen your post before I went in there! Probably going to have to go buy the stuff tomorrow now…
    And as for the bombshell, its life changing. Enough said.

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  22. I need a new curling iron BAAAAAAAAAAD, might have to save up for that baby!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  23. Okay. That’s it. I’m gettin’ the curling iron.

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  24. I’ve gotta try that curling iron. They’re real is my favorite, too!!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  25. Taylor O wrote:

    I need that curling iron! I look like a poodle every time I attempt to curl my hair!!!

    13 Feb 2012 · Reply
  26. Sweet Nothings wrote:

    ive been thinking about that mascars. and i cannot for the life of me use those irons. I burn te #%^Y^& out of my hands!

    14 Feb 2012 · Reply
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