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Thursday, July 19, 2012

◄ MA*RS replicas and e.l.f haul/mini reviews ►

Hello everyone! This post is wayyyy overdue so I'm just going to hop right into it. I bought 2 MA*RS replica pieces from a girl in Italy almost a month ago and they finally arrived in the mail (pictures not mine):

This actually comes with some pink fur that
goes around the collar ~
Next my long awaited e.l.f haul came in. They were having a birthday event and there was a coupon code you could enter for a mystery bag to come with your order valued at $25 and a handful of lucky people would also get a gift card inside their bag. Needless to say I didn't get the gift card but hey, they sure packed me a lot of goodies! ◕3◕
Everything in the top part of the photo is what I paid for, and everything below was part of the mystery bag. From left to right, here are the things I got (I'll give you mini-reviews on things that I've tried out):

Stipple Brush - Studio Line
The bristles are super soft; I used this brush for applying BB cream. I don't love it yet. The bristle are kind of longer than I expected and not as dense as other stipple brushes I've seen. You don't get quite as much control because of this but overall it's still a good brush ♥♥♥♥♡

Nail Polishes
Next I got 3 nail polishes in Lilac, Bubblegum Pink, and I also wanted to try their Matte Finisher. I haven't used these polishes yet so I can't give you a rating, but I love the colors!

Dramatic Lash Kit
I haven't used these yet either but I've taken them out of the box to have a look. The band is very very flimsy. As a result the lashes are super fragile and I think they're cut in that fanning "U" shape too harshly. It looks really unnatural when I laid them over my eyes.

Baked Bronzer in Maui
This is a really light and sheer bronzer. I'm not sure about contouring because it's not that dark but it gives a very nice healthy golden glow. ♥♥♥♥♡

Eyebrow Kit in Light
I got this kit because the last kit I got was too light for me. This one is much better ♥♥♥♥

Angled Contour Brush - Studio Line
I love this brush!!! It's the perfect size for contouring around your nose. The bristles are nice and soft, and you get very good control with this brush. ♥♥♥♥
The next items are the ones included in the mystery bag. I haven't used most of these products but I've heard things about certain products so I'll let you know what other people have said about these things.

32 Piece Palette - Cool Eye Shadows
I swatched these and the pigmentation is pretty good, especially the darker colors. The lighter colors not so much but for a $5 palette it's actually not that bad. ♥♥♥♥♡

Nail Polish - Metal Madness
I haven't used this yet. I'm not really sure if this is my color tbh lol.

All Over Color Stick - Golden Peach
I used this as a cream blush/blush base. The color is a really golden, metallic peach. It's super pretty and although I was never a fan of cream/stick blushes, this is actually pretty good♥♥♥♥

Lotion Wipes - Vanilla & Coconut
I haven't used these but Emily of Beauty Broadcast just did a video reviewing these and she didn't like them much at all.

Cream Eyeliner in Ivory
I HATE THIS SO MUCH. I don't know if it was just mine because I've heard that some people actually like this product, but when I opened mine it was cracked and dried out. I tried to warm it up with my fingers but no matter what I tried I couldn't get this product to work at all. I ended up throwing it away (* ̄m ̄) 

Hypershine Lipgloss in Blossom
I've used this product before and I've always loved it! This was one of my favorite shades in all the hypershine lipglosses I've ever gotten so I was pretty happy to get a backup of it (^▽^)  ♥♥♥♥

Contour Brush - Mineral Line
The bristles on this brush were super soft just like any other e.l.f brush. I haven't used this but I can see it good for contouring, blending, and getting the colors right into your crease.
That was everything! I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope the reviews were helpful. Also you may have noticed the Pinkyparadise banners around my page. Feel free to use the coupon code xxpinkie to snag yourself a cool mystery gift and animal case!(^v^)

Thank you again for reading! See you later 
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