I have a confession…. I am an online shopping addict and cannot control myself! I feel like there needs to be more support groups for this kind of thing haha!
But my downfall if your good luck as today I am bringing you a haul!
All these goodies were purchased from Beauty Joint which is an amazing online cosmetic retailer that ships internationally. This is where I like to get all my drugstore products like elf/NYX/KleanColor as its so much cheaper than it is in Australia (for NYX) and most of the other products are not even available for purchase here.
So today I thought I would do a one branded makeup look. I picked ELF Cosmetics as I recently picked up a few more products and have enough to do a full face look :) ELF is probably the cheapest makeup brands I have come across that actually have decent products. ELF does have a number of hits and misses and despite the brands misses when ELF hits it hits hard!! A hit from ELF is their amazing eye brow kit which trumps anything I have ever tried. I am also a huge fan of their studio blush in peachy keen which leaves the softest peach glow on your cheeks. I pick up my ELF products from here or here.
In reviewing the ELF products I do have to mention that I am still undecided how I feel about a few of the products as I haven’t used them long enough to form a full opinion on how they work for me. It was my first time using the liquid foundation and powder and I mean for a foundation that cost me $3 I can’t really complain but I found it did give me that sticky sunscreen feeling if that makes any sense (also the bottles pump came broken so that sucks as I had to open up the bottle and swipe it on the back of my hand which isnt very hygienic).. I found the powder did help with the shininess that the foundation left me but it definitely wasn’t a mattifying/full coverage powder. I tried the bronzer from the bronzer and blush duo as well for the first time and I had no idea it would be so pigmented and swept a lot more than I expected onto my face. Don’t you hate that?! I then used the Studio Blush in Peachy Keen which I absolutely adore. This is probably my favourite blush I have ever come across, such a beautiful colour! As usual I used the eyebrow kit and then used the waterproof eyeliner. Now this was interesting to work with as I think mine had dried out so it was a bit of a mission to apply. I finished up with mascara and I had to use my Jordana Extreme Lash Mascara as I didn’t own an ELF mascara (so nearly 100% elf haha).
Anyways, so there it is, did you enjoy this full branded makeup look? If so, what brand should I try next?
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Sorry I have been so M.I.A recently. I have been on a cruise recently and then on boxing day (26 dec for non-aussies) I went to Japan for New Years. My trip was phenomenal. The people were amazing and any preconceived idea I had was just blown out of the water. I will defiantly be heading back and exploring more of Japan as I only got to see Tokyo and a small mart of Nikko.
Just wanted to make an honorable mention to the beauty products that saved my life in Japan. My Lioele triple the solution, Australis fresh and flawless powder, Benefit mascara and the elf eyebrow kit were a god-sent! These four products were all I used for my everyday looks while traveling and they were amazing. Could stand the harsh (freeeezing) weather conditions I experienced and were just an all round gem for the trip. I recommend these products for easy makeup while traveling :)
Here are some pics from my trip and I look forward to blogging about all things beauty, fashion and food in 2014 :)
Just an update, I am now an affiliate for ikatehouse. This is where I buy all my lashes and elf products at a super afforbable price. So make sure you click the link bellow and check them out. You wont regret it :)
To do something different I thought I would do a giveaway. There are only a few small value items but I thought what the heck, who doesn’t love free makeup! So all you have to do to enter is to follow my blog and write a quick comment to me explaining what your Holy Grail makeup product is. Mine would have to be the elf brow kit!
Quick note: this is an international giveaway so anyone is welcome to enter and I will announce the winner next Wednesday the 21st :)
The products up for grabs:
– Elf lipstick
– Elf eyelid primer
– Elf stipling brush
– Elf pumping lip gloss
– Eld brown/black mascara
– NYX round lipstick – Aphrodite
– Rimmel London eyeshadow
– Cherry Blossom lashses
– Wet n Wild lipstick
– The Body Shop – Body lotion in vanilla (LOVEEE THIS!!)