anyway when my trip was finalised i immediately started some online shopping cause shipping within the US was definitely cheaper and for some cases free; when purchases are over certain amount. Details according to purchase chronology.
firstly, coastal scents! rave after rave and all i could admire was the ones i see on you tube...i have a set now!
a set of 88 piece (matte eyeshadows) + 78 piece (for my sister) + 2 sets of brush guard: foundation pack and blush pack + foundation concealer brush + silver duo stippling brush
=$61.74 (free shipping for purchases above $50)
Each eye shadow is about the size of 5cents.
So tempted to get the 88 Warm palette & 88 Shimmer but I have a lot of these in quads and all. So getting the 88 matte was really ENOUGH.
Brushes are huge – sturdy and long. Sadly though, the stippling brush shed like mad even before washing. I think…I’m never gonna use it. The foundation brush is really soft, large – covers a huge area of your face. Application wise is a so-so, not too impressed. =(
Got both the blush pack and foundation pack – variety pack was out of stock at point of purchase. I don’t think smaller eye brushes need that much of guarding tho…only the bigger ones more crucial. This too I wasn’t that impressed; expected it to be on the softer side but its quite hard and has sharp, rough edges. I still use them nevertheless; extra gently to keep the brushes in shape after washing.
Second, Egyptian Magic Cream. Very dodgy; first time I heard it I was like ??? but due to reviews I knew I just had to try out of curiosity. Very bravely purchased big bottle straight and they gave 2 little samples (I didn’t take pics of the sample!). I HAVE NO REGRETS on EMC!!! Within the first week it lighten up my pimple scars; soften my skin…amazing stuff. It is oily, Vaseline like, but good stuff!
Thirdly, lots and lots of NYX products from www.cherryculture.com! No explanation needed. Very happy with all the lippies including them jumbo lip pencils!
Stuff from Sonia Kashuk
Sweet nothings indeed and immediately picked it up coz it has eye shadow base.
Absolutely love these swabs. So convenient!
Best cleanser I’ve ever tried. Two thumbs up! No tight feeling; washes off every trace of make-up; good stuff!
Seriously; the brush IS professional!
That’s all! Not too bad after listing them all down. But I’m sad that I didn’t manage to get hold of any ELF products. I was so sure, I would spend like $100 there. And get 100 stuffs!!! That didn’t happen.
Thanks for putting up; quite a messy post. Have a blessed day!