I've become quite attached to HauteLook. Since shopping on there my desire to spend so much on e.l.f. or the cheapie drugstore makeup has gone down, which I really think is saving me money. I think I burnt myself out on the same old products and brands that now my makeup hunger is to try new brands. Interesting how the makeup obsession of mine works, it started with wanting quantity when it came to my purchases. Now my mood is changing to quality and variety. I like it :)
So with order number three from the website (offering a variety of higher end products at discounted prices) I purchased from 3 different brands. The way their shipping works is that each brand you purchase from ships in its own box. I got a package on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. It was kind of fun having a week of packages but at the same time, it was such a waste of materials to ship them all like this, and I don't think my landlord (who lives upstairs and receives all the mail) was too thrilled about playing delivery boy all week bringing my packages. Plus he probably thought I'm some crazy online shopaholic (which I'm not, right? ....Right?!!)
Onto the loot...
I have never heard of this brand before so I decided to only try one thing. The packaging is nice and I like that you can see the color of the blush through the frosted lid. The blush itself is rather small, I was expecting more product. As you can see from the swatch, the color comes off quite rosy peach while in the pan it look bright pink. Worth $6.50? TBD.
Pharmacopia Jasmine and Clary Sage Hand Cream
I bought this simply to try a new brand, the cute packaging, and the low price of $2.45. I had absolutely no clue what clary sage or jasmine smelled like. Had I known... I doubt I would have bought this. It's not necessarily a bad smell... but it's odd, a little different, and not what I was expecting. The formula of the lotion itself is very nice and moisturizing but it isn't too thick or greasy.
Left: It's not closed Right: What it should look like
I realize this is a small issue but I don't want to use this, think it has closed, toss it in my purse, and then have lotion all over everything. I will just have to be conscious of the lid after each use.
I misunderstood the color of this product. I was thinking it was some shade of rosy... from the swatch above you can see it's a sheer brown. I've never worn anything brown on my lips before. Before we get to the pictures of the product on my lips, I will say the packaging is awesome. It's so pretty and dainty but I love the thick sturdy plastic. It almost feels like opening one of the pens that comes in a day planner. I don't know how to describe it but I really like it.
It's not too bad if you ask me. I still prefer a pink but this color is still rather nice. The formula is very smooth, glossy, and moisturizing. At $4.99 I'm very happy with this tinted lip balm.
and the big kahuna
Pixi Essentials set, $11.50
Pixi Essentials set, $11.50
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen
Left: Barely touched the pencil to my skin Right: rubbed the product vigorouslyBefore I go, I just wanted to share a picture of my ever present little helper.
|She's is cute and curious.|