Friday 16 September 2011

ELF Goodies!

So yesterday was doubly exciting. I came home from work to receive not just my Glossybox, but my ELF order too!

I haven't treat myself to any make-up for over 2 months now. For those of you that don't follow me on YT, me and my boyfriend have recently got a mortgage together and only moved in together in July, so I've had to be a little bit careful with money. So regarding my cosmetics, I've been on a bit of a 10-pan project with most things (and actually done quite well, may I add!). However! When I received an Email through from ELF advertising 50% off all products, I thought it would be silly of me to turn the offer away!

For those of you that have never heard of ELF (although I'm sure most of you have by now!) It stands for Eyes Lips & Face, and is a really cheap inexpensive cosmetics brand. They have 2 lines, the normal one, where most products are £1.50-£3.50, then the studio line, where products are £3.50 and above, and are better quality. ELF are always doing really good offers, free P&P, 50% off, free gifts with orders placed etc, so its really worth checking them out if you're on a budget but need to satisfy that cosmetics craving!

Ok... onto my purchases...

I purchased 10 products in total which should have come to approximately £30 but I paid just over £15, (inc P&P).

The last kabuki brush I had I seem to have lost, so I purchased this, in the sale for £1.75, its real soft.. not sure about bristle loss at the minute because I have yet to try it out...

3 make up brushes - the angled foundation brush I purchased from the studio line as I wanted a good quality one, this was in the sale for £1.75, the others were reduced to 75p, bargain!

This is my favourite, retails at £6 but obviously with the sale I got mine for £3. Absolutely love this, so velvety and soft on your skin. Minimises large pores, perfect make up base and defintely keeps your make up on all day, and also reduces shine, perfect for me! Definitely will be repurchasing this!

Matifying transculent powder. First time of trying this. Not impressed with product amount. Does its job however, and packaging is nice and sleek.

Radiance blusher in the shade 'flushed'. Pretty pink however a little chalky as you can see from my swatch. Nice and compact to take on holiday however. This cost me 75p reduced from £1.50.

Nail varnish in the shade 'moonlight'. You have to be really careful with buying varnishes off ELF because the colour is not what it appears on screen. We all have our VDU's at different light quality settings, so bare this in mind when checking out colours. I'm not overly keen on this colour..

Due to all the rusty colours being in this autumn, I thought I'd buy a rusty looking nail varnish! I'm not overly keen on this, its very dull looking, and is neither matte or gloss so probably another varnish that will go to the back of my drawer.

I was a little disappointed with this product. The colour is almost skin tone and not something I would call a bronzing powder at all! It has a hint of a golden glow to it, and would be suitable for that au-natural sun kissed bare faced look in the summer, but I was hoping for something a little darker. Either way, at 75p, I really can't complain, and I'm sure I will find a use for it, as always!

Those that haven't purchased from ELF before, their products really are hit and miss. Some have been called dupes for products from MAC, but then some have had really bad reviews. But for the value, not a great deal is lost if you are sampling :-)

Have you received any parcels through the post this week?

Happy Friday! Have a fab weekend!



  1. Love the ELF primer- really like how soft it feels when you put it on!x

  2. Sadly nothing??

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