Friday, August 31, 2012

Resolutions Are Made To Be Broken

I have a confession to make. This is a haul post. And everybody knows what that means. 

In my defence, I've wanted Comfort Zone for almost nine months. Purchasing something that costs less than $10 after wanting it for months and months is reasonable, non?




I've wanted to try the infamous Wet 'N Wild Color Icon eyeshadows for about 9 months, after seeing them spark off a huge flurry of beauty Youtuber praise. A couple of trios stood out (Walking on Eggshells, Silent Treatment), as did the brown and gold Vanity 6-pan palette, but the fairest of them all was Comfort Zone, an 8-pan palette containing such a variety of versatile shades (and a couple of MAC dupes) sufficient to create almost any eye makeup look. I had it on my BeautyJoint shopping list for a couple of weeks, but wasn't sure what other items I wanted, putting off placing the order while perusing NYX, Milani, Seche and Revlon. What rocked my happy-browsing boat was the fact that both Comfort Zone and the Revlon Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighten ran out of stock. The former because it was wildly popular and priced at $7.99, and the latter because it was discontinued. I lost all motivation to buy anything from beautyjoint.com and my life resumed normalcy. However, last week I placed the order for these after being made aware via Youtube comment replies that the Comfort Zone palette was back instock on BeautyJoint.com. Customer service was lovely and friendly, and I got a shipping confirmation email a day after placing the order. The parcel arrived, something which my other orders have yet to do, 10 days after my placing the order. Impressive. I was genuinely confused when I saw the parcel, thinking 'What is this? Sigma brushes?'. After having a full out war with the packing tape, I was faced with yet another battle: the bubble wrap. I'd been worried about Comfort Zone handling the journey across the North Pacific Ocean as Wet 'N Wild shadows are known for being incredibly sensitive, but I shouldn't have been: it was swaddled in enough padding to withstand a drop from a two-storey building (yay grade 7 egg drop projects!). I even dropped it whilst peeling off the first layer of bubble wrap and had a mini heart attack, but it survived in mint condition. A huge thumbs-up for BeautyJoint. 



I was a good girl, and only ordered two things. Firstly, the Wet 'N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palette in Comfort Zone. Everyone's heard about this palette one way or another- Wet 'N Wild's eyeshadow formula is renowned for being 'buttery smooth, incredibly pigmented, super soft'. I have nothing original to add- I completely agree. The eight satin/shimmer eyeshadows do not disappoint. I do have to admit that the palette's smaller than I thought it would be, but it's all the more suitable for travelling. Though I'm not entirely sure I'd take it anywhere for fear of something happening to it- it's not exactly the easiest product to replace.


The left side- The right side

I particularly like the left Browbone and Eyelid shades, (*I've experimented with the browbone shade as a cheekbone highlight and the eyelid shade as a cheek colour and they both work nicely), the left brown Crease shade and the right Browbone shade. They definitely come out a lot warmer than they look in the pan. The left Browbone shade especially so (alleged MAC Vex dupe), it's a lot more golden when swatched. The left Eyelid shade reminds me of the olive gold-green shade in the Sleek Original palette. The left Definer shade (alleged MAC Club dupe) looks very pretty and fun to swatch (and boy do I get swatch-happy), but I don't see myself getting a lot of wear out of it. The right Crease shade is by far my least favourite- I like the look of it (reminds me of MAC's Black Tied) but it is so crumbly that one tap of the brush sends a puff of black speckles settling over the surface of the other shadows. 
It comes with a double-ended sponge-tip and brush applicator, but you won't catch me using them when I got an Ecotools eye brush set not long ago. 
This is a great investment of $7.99, and I daresay it was worth breaking the spending ban for it. :)


The only other product I bought was a Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in 415 Pink in the Afternoon (refraining from buying anything else, after all, I AM on that makeup diet *cough*). I own a handful of lipsticks that I don't wear often because I'm more of a lip balm girl, but since the mark-up for Revlon lipsticks is ridiculous (at $21.95 AUD each), I thought it would be worthwhile to throw a wearable pink lipstick into the cart. For $5.99, this yellow-based rose-pink creme lipstick was definitely worth it. For my first pink/Revlon lipstick purchase, I don't think I did too badly. :) (Though MUA and this post did lend a hand. ;))

The entire order cost a little over $20, including shipping- well-spent, I should think!
Since slipping up with this order, I'm back on track with my makeup diet- a lovely 3.5 months left! 
Thanks for reading, take care and God bless! xx

22 comments:

  1. Whhhhhaaaaa? It arrived already?! Wow, I was expecting to wait a century. I wonder if mine is going to be just as speedy. Hopefully! The eyeshadows look lovely and pigmented, and it's good to hear Beautyjoint took care with the packaging given how you were concerned with the fragility of Wet n Wild eyeshadows. I'm sure the lipstick looks really pretty worn as well :) I think your parcel is really moderate so don't feel guilty about breaking your spending ban! Beautiful photos as well.

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  2. Okay...I swear I posted a comment to this post and the post before. But I just went to check the previous post and this one, and my comments have disappeared off the face of the planet :S Did you ever read them?

    If you didn't, basically with the previous post I was saying Priceline has 15% off Real Techniques brushes at the moment, which isn't a huge discount but at least you can get it immediately. And for this post, I was saying how it's surprising that it arrived so quickly as I was expecting mine to not arrive for at least another week. Good to hear Beautyjoint were careful in their packaging. The palette looks lovely and pigmented and worth breaking your spending ban for, especially since you shopped in moderation :)

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  3. lol no one will blame ya for not being able to stick to your makeup diet faithfully - it's a real challenge that we all understand very well ;) And I don't think I'd be able to resist the temptation for the products you bought as well. The lipstick looks very pretty and you definitely need to try more Revlon lipsticks, I'd say they are my favourite drugstore brand for lip products! Your purchase of the wet n' wild palette also makes me very tempted to finally go out and purchase these palettes even though I know I shouldn't lol but they're so pretty! >//<"

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    1. You're so lucky to have Wet 'N Wild available in Canada! And I'd really hoped to stick to this ban :/ I have a long list of Revlon lipsticks to try! :) x

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  4. If something you've wanted for ages comes back on stock, OF COURSE you have to grab it!! Totally understandable ;)
    It looks so nice and so does the lipstick!!!
    'Silent Treatment' is currently in MY beautyjoint cart ;)

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  5. Heh, you did post up about your haul! :P I love beautyjoint.com, it's so relatively easy to buy Wet N Wild products now. I've been wanting the Comfort Zone palette for ages but ever since I bought my Naked palette, that want has sort of died down. It's beautiful though! xx

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    1. I want the Naked palette >_< but I'm quite happy with Comfort Zone for now. :) x

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  6. Okay...I swear I posted a comment to this post and the post before. But I just went to check the previous post and this one, and my comments have disappeared off the face of the planet :S Did you ever read them?

    If you didn't, basically with the previous post I was saying Priceline has 15% off Real Techniques brushes at the moment, which isn't a huge discount but at least you can get it immediately. And for this post, I was saying how it's surprising that it arrived so quickly as I was expecting mine to not arrive for at least another week. Good to hear Beautyjoint were careful in their packaging. The palette looks lovely and pigmented and worth breaking your spending ban for, especially since you shopped in moderation :)

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    1. That's weird- I didn't see the comments at all! I saw the Priceline catalogue too heheh but even with the 15% off they cost more than iHerb+shipping... Sigh. Silly Aussie mark-up. I hope yours arrives this week- haul post haul post haul post! :D x

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    2. Ugh that is soooooo irritating :( I'm going to make sure I save my comments and then revisit your page in case they go missing again!

      I'm hoping the package arrives too. But I'm not sure if I'm going to be lucky. We'll see I suppose!

      I think you need the blush brush, it's just so soft and lovely :p And for my huge face it disperses product really well. But the Ecotools one is perfectly fine, so in the interest of sticking with your ban, I say try to resist the temptation for now :p

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  7. Ah man, I am loving the look of the lipstick 'pink in the afternoon' - I think i'm going to have to get it. I'm such a pink lipstick obsessive.
    - Keyta x

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    1. It's really pretty- you should definitely try it if you like pink lipsticks! :) x

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  8. Really cool review the pallete of the eyeshadow is really geaorgeus...

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    1. Thank you! Going to your blog now! x

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  9. I've had that Wet & Wild palette for a while but I never really used it because the powder was too loose :( Maybe I just got a bad palette? But after reading your post, I think I'll give it another try tomorrow, maybe I'll change my mind!

    Cheers,
    Jenny @ Geeky Posh

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    1. I hope it works out for you when you give it another go! I love the pigmentation and the shade range- they're so pretty! x

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  10. I want that palette but I can't find it in Italy :(

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    1. Maybe you can try getting it from BeautyJoint? We can't get it in Australia either, so I had to order it online! Ooh it's exciting that you're in Italy, perche' parlo italiano! I want to travel back to Europe when I graduate from University in a few years! xx

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  11. Hey Cherie! Thanks for your comments! I do like my Illamasqua blushes - they are extremely pigmented and are some of my most long-lasting ones. Generally, I think they're good quality so you should definitely check them out. :) Only thing is that I haven't been reaching for them often recently because they're both matte and I have a thing for shimmery blushes as of late. Hope that helps! xx

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    1. It does help! Thanks Michelle! I'll definitely scrutinise them again, though makeup diet looms... :S Hehe xx

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  12. the wet&wild palette looks really nice! I love the combination of the earth tone shades, really pretty! Thanks for sharing ^_~

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    1. Thank you! The shades are really pretty. x

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