ELF Summer Haulage (in-depth deets)

Order placed: August 22
Order shipped from ELF: August 29
Order forwarded from US Aramex Mailbox: August 30
Order arrived in Kuwait (undergoing clearance): September 2
Order received: September 9 (it’s a whole song and dance, I tell ya’)

Just like your average, run-of-the-mill, everday addict, I was craving my next hit of inexpensive makeup (hey, it could be worse). As I said in my previous post (here) ELF had come out with 4 new makeup brushes, in addition to a several very interesting new products. Plus, the Free Gift Set (with orders of $25+) actually seemed worthwhile. Plus, I’d racked up enough points from their loyalty program to spend. Plus, they were giving away a full-sized product as a Free Sample.

I had my eye on several of the creamier makeup products, as well as some skincare, but I was worried that they might go bad or melt in the heat. That’s why I decided to wait until the weather cools down in Kuwait before ordering them and also why this particular order consisted mostly of powder products, makeup brushes and tools (products that were relatively unaffected by heat).

That said, I wasn’t sure that Aramex would even deliver some of the skincare items, especially the sprays (due to shipping restrictions) so just to experiment (test the waters), I ordered a full sized 3.38 fl. oz. (100 mL) Cleanser and a full sized 2.70 fl. oz. (80 mL) Setting Mist, both of which actually made their way to me (yay)!

So now I know… and knowing is half the battle (Yo, Joe!)

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Eyes Lips Face (ELF) Summer Haulage

Since my previous order (haulage here), about 4 months ago, ELF had come out with a bunch of new products (including 4 new Makeup Brushes). At the time of this order, they had a promo which included a Free Plump It Up Gift (3pc) with any $25+ order, in addition to a Free Sample with every purchase. I’d accumulated enough points (you get 50 point just for signing up) to pick out a Free Gift of my choice (from select items). I figured it was worth placing an order right then and taking advantage of all the deals and promos and such. Mostly, I just wanted to give those Makeup Brushes a try!

Generally, I try to stick to a budget of around $100 (otherwise it’d be too easy to go overboard without even realizing it). The subtotal for this order was $100 (minus the $8.87 sales tax), which I felt was close enough to my personal target.

Makeup (Eye Stuff, Lip Stuff, Face Stuff, geddit? ELF lawl)

Tools (Makeup Brushes, Sharpener, Tweezers, Lash Curler, etc…)

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Soap & Glory Half Naked Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss

Fasten your seat belts! It’s Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker! With SUPERFILL™ Lip Plumping Spheres – that swell up to TEN TIMES when you apply them – and LIPSWELL™ Volume Boost Technology, Sexy Mother Pucker adds serious plumping power to your pout. Wear on its own for a subtle (but sexy) shine, or layer over your favourite lipstick.

This is the first makeup-y item I’ve ever tried from Soap & Glory but I don’t think it’ll be the last. I believe I purchased it from Drugstore.com/Beauty.com (same shopping cart when you check-out). Their Mother Pucker Gloss come in several different shades and flavors. The main reason I got this particular shade called Half Naked was because it had a buttered popcorn flavor (as we’ve already established, I enjoy novelty products, and anything that tastes or smells like popcorn definitely fits the bill)!

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MAC Quite Cute Collection

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“CUTE!” The most fanciful, fun and flattering compliment and young, modern trendsetter could ever want! Our version is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and butterfly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes! Cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it – and a way of life that says “yes!” to everything adorable!

Come on, get happy, with the multi-culti cutie, from Tokyo to Toronto to Paris with love! Pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer…And due to popular demand, we’re completely cute-ifying three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. Flash! You’ll ♥ the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously, cute!

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They gave out plastic rings, pin buttons/badges, and scratch and win cards. I’m not really sure what the prize was and didn’t think to ask. As far as I was concerned, I’d already gotten my hands on my prize, the lipstick. This as close as we’ve come to experiencing a MAC “event” in Kuwait so kudos.

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Twilight Beauty

Inspired by the Twilight Saga book/movie franchise, the people behind Duwop have created a new cosmetic brand “Twilight Beauty“. The two lines that have debuted appropriately in time for Halloween are “Luna Twilight” aimed at the more mature fans, and the less costly “Volturi” which is geared towards the younger fans (extra emphasis on glitter and such).

Luna

Luna Twilight

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