Have you ever hidden a makeup purchase from your boyfriend or partner?
I have....a few times. Like today for example, because it was my birthday yesterday Allan got a me a gift card to Sephora (even though we JUST had to buy a brand new washer/dryer....sigh) and Sephora was having a 15% off everything sale SO I went shopping right after work. I spent WAY too much money on some amazing things (more on this purchase later) and since Allan is out for dinner with clients at the moment, I hid my beautiful new items under my vanity table.
Take my recent ELF purchase for example. Allan knew I was ordering a couple things and he knew how much I was spending. However, I had know idea that all of my products from ELF would be individually wrapped in a big box, thus making it look like I bought their entire warehouse. As you can probably tell, this is my first time ordering ELF. I'd heard so much about this product line from all the other blogs I follow that I thought it was time to test a few items myself.
Here is the box of doom. I know it doesn't look that big but it's filled to brim with tons of different items and it's been extremely difficult hiding this box from Allan.
Oh look! Everything is packed separately which I like very much but it's going to be very difficult sneaking this garbage out the door...
ELF Duo Smoky Eye Kit - Loved this product because it came with all four eye shadow duos and a brush. I am really liking the purple/shimmery black duo.
ELF Studio Mini Makeup Collection - This product was the reason I placed my ELF order to begin with. However, when I went to pick my order up originally, this product was missing so they re-sent it out and I got it two weeks later. Aside from that, I love the shimmery eye shadow colors and even the lip glosses. Such a great buy at only $14 USD.
ELF Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder - Liked this product because of the blush color. It's a gorgeous shimmery peach and I can not wait to wear it in the summer.
ELF Studio Complexion Perfection - I am so wearing this tomorrow morning! It's a pressed powder that blends all four complexion perfecting colors in one. I'll let you know how this product fairs for sure.
ELF Studio Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter - What a brilliant combination! Now, I don't really suffer from under eye bags but I still use a highlighter under my eyes most days. I'm eager to see the consistency of the concealer on the opposite end as well.
ELF Studio Shimmering Facial Whip - You know, this product, and in particular the color on the bottom right, has won many "best of" awards in quite a few beauty magazines. I purchased (from top left) Camilla, a nude shimmer, Pink Lemonade, a beautiful rosy shimmer, and the heavily awarded Toasted, a bronze shimmer.
ELF Mineral Lipsticks in Runway Pink, Party Pink and Nicely Nude. Are you catching a trend in my lipstick choices?
Swatches from left to right: Runway Pink, Party Pink and Nicely Nude. Sigh, they're all gorgeous.
And, since this post is getting verrryyyy long, here are the last few items in a group shot. From left to right: ELF Eyelid Primer, ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 in Watermelon, Malt Shake, Pink Kiss and Goddess, ELF Brightening Eye Color in Butternut (my free gift), ELF Duo Powder Eyeshadow in Mocha Swirl, ELF Natural Radiance Blusher in Shy and Innocence and last but not least the ELF Studio Shimmering Palette.
Whew, quite a haul. BUT, I would like to say that all this only cost me $55 including shipping. Not too much at all. Have any of you ever tried any of these products? What did you think of them?