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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  1. 2.13.12

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

  2. 2.13.12

    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!

  3. 2.13.12

    Now I want that curling iron too!

  4. 2.13.12
    Alex said:

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

  5. 2.13.12

    yes! i love products with a good catchphrase. :) bombshelled!

  6. 2.13.12
    Lindsey said:

    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.

  7. 2.13.12
    Brynn said:

    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

  8. 2.13.12
    viv said:

    I have both products and LOVE them!

  9. 2.13.12

    love this post! thanks for sharing. i’m always looking for new items to add to my “lot.”

  10. 2.13.12

    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!!

  11. 2.13.12

    You sold me on both!

  12. 2.13.12

    dude. how did you know i was in the market for new mascara? done and done. thanks!

  13. 2.13.12
    Bettina said:

    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?

    • 2.13.12
      vmacandcheese said:

      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!

  14. 2.13.12
    Renee said:

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

  15. 2.13.12
    Eli said:

    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?

  16. 2.13.12

    Sounds like I need the bombshell!

  17. 2.13.12
    Emily said:

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

  18. 2.13.12
    the NOW said:

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

  19. 2.13.12

    You just featured two of my favorite products EVER in the universe.

  20. 2.13.12

    Um I’m going to need the Bombshell! My hair is so dang heavy, it never holds curl ever.

  21. 2.13.12
    Sally said:

    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.

  22. 2.13.12

    I need a new curling iron BAAAAAAAAAAD, might have to save up for that baby!

  23. 2.13.12

    Okay. That’s it. I’m gettin’ the curling iron.

  24. 2.13.12

    I’ve gotta try that curling iron. They’re real is my favorite, too!!

  25. 2.13.12
    Taylor O said:

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

  26. 2.14.12
    Sweet Nothings said:

    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!