Thursday, 2 December 2010

Eyes Lips Face Loot.


After a bit of a palaver, many trips to my post office & a few emails to ELF customer services I finally received the order I placed over a month ago! I wasn’t very impressed, but to be fair, nothing like that has ever happened with any of my previous orders so I guess it’s just one of those things. I still can't help but feel a little annoyed though!

I use my studio powder brush every single day that I wear make up to put on my foundation and cream blush so I figured that having two would be more practical. This is probably my absolute favourite brush because it applies products so flawlessly and the last thing I want in the mornings is streaky foundation! I also find it quite easy to keep clean, after every use I give it a quick spot clean with my ELF brush cleanser and then once or twice a week I’ll deep clean it properly. I must admit I’m a bit of an obsessive brush cleaner!

I needed a new mascara & I’ve had the waterproof, lengthening and volumising one before and I quite liked it. It’s nothing amazing but I do think it does a great job of lengthening my lashes, which I always need, and it’s only £3.50. It’s perfect for those lazy days when I wear minimal make up.

Lip balms in winter are one of my must needed products! I’ve had the blackberry crème before which I really liked, but my boyfriend absolutely hates, apparently it reminds him of cough medicine. This time I opted for the orange crème which I don’t like as much, but it’s okay. I really like the feeling of these balms on my lips and they’re only £1.50. I just wish I'd got the vanilla one instead! 

After seeing pictures of the new nail polish shades I knew I had to have a couple & I picked out the shades Twinkle & Golden Goddess. They’re both glitter polishes so I know they’re going to be a pain to remove but I’m a sucker for a bit of glitter, especially at Christmas time. I’m not sure how good they’re going to be but I’m excited to use these over my favourite polishes to make them glittery and pretty!

The mineral lipsticks are among my favourite lipsticks of all time. I have three other shades and I think they’re amazing value for money and great quality. This time I picked up the shade Pouty Petal which looks really natural on my lips but makes them look a little prettier. Lovely! For £3.50 that’s a bargain!

Finally, this pretty little palette was the whole reason I made this order in the first place. As soon as I saw pictures I knew I had to have it & for £3.50 I figured I couldn’t really go wrong. I must say, going on first impressions alone, I’m very impressed. All the shadows are quite shimmery which I personally don’t mind and for the most part they’re decently pigmented.

I can’t seem to find these palettes on the website so I’m not sure if you can get them anymore, if you get the opportunity though, I’d say go for it! I also like the packaging; it’s simple and sleek & also comes with a particularly useless looking teeny tiny brush!

Have you tried any of these products before? What do you think of them?
xoxo

35 comments:

  1. I use that brush everyday too, cannot rave about it enough :). I was window shopping on the site earlier and never came across those palettes, it looks pretty perfect for this time of year. I shall keep my eyes peeled.
    Nice haul :).
    X

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  2. I think at the moment if you place an order over £10 they give you that eye palette free! You should have got it free for having to wait so long for your order! The colours look really pretty though :) x

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  3. So glad you finally got it, the eyeshadows and lipstick look beautiful. Never used any of these, will give them a go xxx

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  4. @Charlotte - It's a fab brush! :)
    @Lauren - Ahh really?! In that case I'm definitely not impressed with ELF customer services. It's put me off ordering from them big time!
    @Gem - Ahh finally, yep! Love the lipsticks a lot, they're such good value :)

    xoxo

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  5. Another powder brush fan here! I got the palette free this weekend too, not had a chance to try it out properly yet but it looks good!

    x

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  6. aaaw I'm so glad these finally came for you after all your tweets! And I'm glad you like them. I used to love getting sparkly makeup for Xmas :) xx

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  7. ive heard so much about elf make up,think im going to buy some after this post very helpful :)

    Lovely Blog

    www.katethisiswhatido.blogspot.com

    kate
    xx

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  8. i love that nail polish!
    somehow-someday.blogspot.com
    x

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  9. Is it wrong that I like the sound of a cough medicine flavour lip balm? Mmmm, Venos...

    That palette is really lovely! Do the lipsticks last well, and do you find them drying at all?

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  10. I love the two glitter polishes! Let us know how that works out! I hate removing glitter nail polishes too, but they're just so fun to wear :)

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  11. I have never tried anything from elf, every time I look on the site I dont have a clue what to get :( that pallete is lovely though! and what a bargain. thats good to know they do brush cleanser too, what do you use to deep clean? my foundation brush really needs cleaned every second day... I cant help it! glad to know someone else feels a bit ocd over brush cleaning :p xx

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  12. @Rachel - Love the powder brush!
    @Beth - Christmas is a time for sparkle!
    @This is what I do - Thank you :)
    @Sarah - They're super pretty!
    @Konni - Haha I like it too, I love cough medicine! The lipsticks last a decent amount of time & I don't find the drying at all :)
    @Amaris - I will do :)

    xoxo

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  13. @Ayden - It's a very overwhelming website, I agree hehe. For deep cleaning I either use baby shampoo or a gentle hand wash :) Gotta have clean brushes! xoxo

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  14. OMG If I could order on ELF, my order would be identical to yours! sooo frreeaakkkkyyy!! xxxxxxxxx

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  15. I have the grey version of the palette. SO impressed!

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  16. I got an email from them today to say my order has been dispatched :)....Shame most of it is a secret santa pressie!

    http://teacupsandbuttondrops.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh my word, what a great amount of loot! I have a few things from ELF (brushes, bronzer, HD powder) and I've found them to be great bargains. So much bang for your buck! I don't like how much shipping is, thought. It's $7-8 over here and that's sort of annoying.

    I keep meaning to comment on your posts, but I've been so busy lately. Sowwwwyyyy

    xx

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  18. Nice products! I haven't tried them yet but I probably will. :D

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  19. I ordered that powder brush last week Jen, wasn't impressed using it on my pressed powder, but if you think it works for foundation I might give it a whirl?
    xxxx.
    www.the-details-in-the-fabric.blogspot.com

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  20. another make up brand i neeed to try!
    thanks for sharing :)

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  21. @Phoebs - hehee
    @Laura - Ooh that one looked lovely too!
    @Amey Jane - Aww!
    @ALyse - That's okay sweets :)
    @Shopperita - You should!
    @Lauren - Absolutely love it for foundation!
    @T.Rose - <3

    xoxo

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  22. GREAT POST!
    i haven;t tried any of these just yet, but looks like now i've seen your post, i'll be adding a couple to my christmas list :D
    i'm 100% following you!

    http://courtzmelv.blogspot.com
    xx

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  23. i love that brush :) use it almost everyday! those nailvarnishes are so pretty... i'm quite tempted to place an order now haha xx

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  24. I love Elf, actually just placed another order (:
    xx

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  25. great products! the eyeshadows are such beautiful colors.
    x

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  26. That eyeshadow palette looks so pretty and wearable! Love your blog =)

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  27. Good haul :) I've used Twinkle and I had no problems removing it. It doesn't appear to be a pain like other glitters.
    xx

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  28. The nail varnishes are amazing!!!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  29. i got two of the powder brushes too, i use one for foundation and the other for blush! i love love love them.

    the lip conditioners - the first one i got is strawberry and i absolutely love it. it's the most moisturising lip product i've ever used. and it tastes amazing. my boyfriend wanted one for himself so i got the orange one for him, but it tastes a bit like washing up liquid! so now he steals my strawberry one. the cheek! :P

    also got pouty petal and that palette - love them both. elf are doing well!
    (:

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  30. amazing shades<3


    http://inablondeworld.blogspot.com/ appreciate it if you check my blog out:)x

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  31. you just totally introduced me to a new brand, they are so cheap as well! i have already ordered the mineral lipstick, and two of their nail varnishes are on the way, thanks for the tip!

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  32. The nailpolish looks very nice!
    I'm totally obsessed with shimmering and glittering things lately...

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  33. Oh by the way, could you please tell me what camera you have used?
    The pictures are very sharp and good looking!

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  34. The nailpolish is really good, I got them myself. And there are not hard at all to get of. :-)

    Jonna, jonnaboe.blogspot.com

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