Here's what I got from e.l.f.!
Nail polishes: Red Velvet and Black- I love Red Velvet, it's a shimmery cranberry red shade and very Christmassy (I actually wore it on Christmas day, but forgot to take a picture, sorry!) and black is great for nail art- nice and opaque :) I think my old black was the first polish I've ever used up fully!
Some lip products:
- Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose- I've worn this a couple of times and I love it- it applies nicely (a bit easier than a lipstick as it pencil-like tip is smaller and more precise) and wears well. Despite it being called matte I don't think it's totally matte- there is a very slight sheen so it doesn't look dull. I have a feeling it will suffer with the same packaging problem as the e.l.f lipsticks as the product doesn't twist all the way down...
- Regular line Lipstick in Charming- another lovely lipstick shade, a dark dusky pinky red shade- not quite like any other lipstick I have :)
- Therapeutic Conditioning Lip Balm in Blackberry Creme- I love the Strawberry Creme flavour (I reviewed it!) and knowing that Dyna loves the Blackberry one so much that she bought 10- I decided that 40% off was the perfect time to try it! And I'm glad I did, I love the scent :) But I've used it about 4 times and it's already broken... darn twisty mechanism... I'll depot it very soon!
|Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose |
and Lipstick in Charming
Another Cream Eyeshadow: I love my Dawn shade, and when the new shades were released I was excited to try Pewter :) It's a great shade; a greyish taupe with a hint of golden shimmer (there's no glitter like there is in Dawn which I'm rather pleased about) I can't wait to wear it!
A Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Gunmetal: I have Blissful Blush (a pale- almost peachy- gold shade) and I thought I'd like a darker one so that I could use it as a regular liner (I used Blush as an inner corner shade mostly) gunmetal reminds me of a pencil lead :)
|Cream Eyeshadow in Pewter, and|
Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Gunmetal
A Studio Cream Blush in Seductress: when I heard these were coming out I was rather excited, but at £6.50 (though you get 15g!) I thought it was a bit much for something I couldn't test out before purchasing- however with the 40% off it was only £3.90- much more reasonable :) I haven't tried this on my face yet, but swatching on my hand tells me that it's really pigmented but quite easily blended- it's a very dark pink/slightly redish shade, but blended out it does give a kind of 'natural flush' look, I'm really looking forward to trying this out too!
My sister and I also did a (tiny) bit of sales shopping and I got a belated Christmas present from Amy- a lovely Boots Extracts set (a 50ml body wash and 50ml body butter) in the cranberry scent, it smells amazing and I'm sure they will both be great (I've used a few of their Brazil nut scented things before) This was a Christmas gift set, reduced from £6 to £3 :)
And whilst I was in Boots I got another £5 off No7 voucher... and I *accidentally* bought another nail polish; this one is Poolside Blue- a beautiful dark but bright blue, surprisingly (considering how many blue polishes I have) I don't have one at all like it- all my other blues seem either very pale or very dark!
Did you take advantage of the e.l.f. 40% offer? Have bought anything nice in the sales?