Monday, November 30, 2009

Haul : ELF Mineral Eyeshadows, Blushes and a Bronzer

I've been a bit behind on the mineral eyeshadow business - I can't really give a good enough reason as to why but I really handnt experimented too much with them.

That all changed about a month or so ago when I was on ELF's website and they were having a 50% off mineral makeup sale. I remember seeing one of Lolliipop26's videos where she mentioned buying all of the mineral shadows - and that is exactly what I did folks.

I have to first state that their shipping is still horrible - I ordered something online a few days after placing this order- and recieved a few days before my ELF order came in. That is really annoying - BUT the eye shadows are absolutely lovely !!
I purchased 18 shadows - the entire line for $1.50 each :)


Enlarge to See the shadows - they are from Left to Right

Top: Natural, Trendy, Royal, Partier, Seductive and Mysterious
Middle: Sweet, Girly, Temptress, Caffeinated, Sassy, and Socialite
Bottom: Celebrity, Golden, Earthy, Confetti, Glamorous and Wild


The Elf Bronzer / Blush Duo


L to R: Peach Keen, Blushing Rose and Candid Coral


My Thoughts: I haven't been able to play with all of the eyeshadows (no surprise there) but I really like Natural and Royal. The neutral and shimmery purple go so well together. Overall the quality is really nice and very very fine - so even a novice can work with them without too much effort.

The downfall - of course is the packaging. It's really hard to work with sifters - you get a lot of product and it's always a hassle. But for the price and the color payoff - I think these are amazing.

As far as the blushes, they give great color pay off - but are OK. nothing really to rave or rant about. This may be biased b/c I just rediscovered my Nars blushes and well... you know how that is :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

DIY: Unique Art Piece

I HEART DIY PROJECTS



When I mean love - I mean I see something I always think - OMG I need I can make and so I pick things up to make stuff and then it sits idle. But then I come across stuff that I may not make at the moment but are still drool worthy. I saw this amazing art piece on DesignSponge.com a few days ago. I know it's meant for valentine's day but I just loved loved loved the concept behind this - and well you can always switch it around and maybe make a lovely X-mas gift?



Here is a detailed picture of the art piece

What she used

1. one sheet of watercolor paper, any size you want (this is 11×15)
2. vintage jewelry pieces, knick-knacks, keys, buttons, etc.
3. paper punch (i used a butterfly punch from the martha stewart craft collection) (optional)
4. colored paper
5. hot glue gun
6. paint (i recommend spray paint)
7. frame

For Instructions on the Project go HERE

So tell me, do you do DIY projects? If so please link up to some of your favorite ones!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Give and Get

I have been getting a few e-mails recently regarding promos and sales, etc. etc. I'm sure you all get your own daily mash up, but I came across two this week that I thought I would share.

The first is a coupon for The Gap Group. From Thursday November 12th, to Sunday November 15th you receive 30% off your order at any of the Gap stores (see below) with 5% benefiting Teach for America. (How amazing is that)




The Second is for a Global Goddess. A makeup line launched by Make-up Artist Shalini Vadhera. The coupon code is for 20% off the Entire Site and is Valid till the END of the year. So if you're interested in trying out a few of their products - this might help :)
The code is #GGBAB. Just use it at Checkout like most checkout codes.

Hope these come in handy for a few of you (you will def find me making my wish list.)


Happy Friday Everyone!

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