#awesomeaugust takeover!

Hi Benebabes! My name’s Kayleigh and I’m a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger over at Couture Girl – I’m just a little bit addicted to all things beauty and enjoy nothing more than sitting down to write about my latest lipstick love or contouring companion! If you want to know more about me and read my latest rambles, you can find my blog here. Today I’ve been given the huge honour of helping one of my favourite brands Benefit (someone pinch me) to dish out some exciting news!!


Benefit are kicking things off in style this month with their latest campaign #awesomeaugust – a celebration of all things fun this Summer! Whether you’re cooking up a storm at a BBQ, enjoying a picnic at the park or living it up at a festival – Benefit want to know all about it! They’ll be tweeting, instagramming and pinteresting all things awesome as well as keeping you up to date with a few things you don’t want to miss. Their perfectly pink and girly pub ‘Gabbi’s Head’ is a makeup lovers’ heaven and still open until the 9th (I can confirm how fabulous it is after an impromptu visit a few weeks ago), their Luna Cinema is showcasing some fab flicks throughout the whole month and their ‘find your perfect road trip partner’ competition is in full swing – you could win the trip of a lifetime AND a car – wowza!

There’s also another super exciting product launch coming your way at the end of this month – Benefit never fail to impress with their product launches so I’m seriously excited! What could it be? As if all of this exciting Bene-news wasn’t enough, they’ll also be on the lookout for your #awesomeaugust updates and sharing their favourites so its time to get creative. I for one can’t wait to get involved – I’m thinking ice cream and trips to the beach are essential!


August is actually a very exciting month for me as I’m upping sticks and moving from Newcastle to Manchester – its all change! My boyfriend and I got ourselves a new penthouse pad over the weekend with some pretty fabulous views over Salford Quays so I’m sure that’ll make for a fantastic #awesomeaugust backdrop. I’m trying to do more fashion posts now I have somewhere to take pretty photos too – yay for balconies! I’ll also be doing lots of blogging throughout the month  and am even considering vlogging after the move to my new place – unless I chicken out at the last minute of course! In terms of makeup, there’ll be a few Benefit essentials brightening up my days including watt’s up highlighter, hoola bronzer and big easy bigger than BB cream – all essentials for achieving that perfect Summer glow!! I’ll also be using my dream screen on sunnier days – it’s the perfect daily sun screen with a gorgeous scent and SPF 45 to ensure those harmful UV rays don’t stand a chance!

watts up

If you like the sound of #awesomeaugust and want to get involved, be sure to get snapping all things summery and posting them to your social media sites with the appropriate hash tag so Benefit can see them! You can also keep up to date with the awesome updates over on Pinterest as Benefit have created an #awesomeaugust board especially for the occasion. Myself and a few other bloggers will be contributing to the board so if you want to see what we’re loving throughout the month, head on over and follow!!

That’s all from me for now Benebabes – a big thank you to Benefit for giving me the chance to write this post and I hope you all have a fantastic August!! I’m looking forward to being inspired by all of your awesome updates!!

Lots of Love,