Thursday, February 17, 2011

haul & swatches, part one (ysl, revlon, lush, b&bw, urban decay, etc.)

I've been putting off posting this stuff for AGES, and since I did some swatches (even lip swatches! miracle!!), I decided I'd better split it into two separate posts, so it's not just one massive photo explosion on your screen! haha  Obviously this is a collective haul of sorts, from the past month or so.  Enjoy!!

Heartbreaker on DVD (french w/subtitles - I lovelovelove this movie!), Pixi Lip & Line in Pale Petal, Sally Hansen nail art pen (black), OPI Last Friday Night (gift from Mom!), Revlon Peach Petal & Lilac Pastille Super Lustrous lip glosses, Revlon Peony Colorburst lip gloss, Lush It's Raining Men shower gel, Lush The Comforter shower gel (limited edition and only available to my local store, so I was suckered into the large size!), Lush Angel's Delight soap (HUGE piece for 50% off - good deal!)

Pixi Lip & Line in Pale Petal - it's pretty dry - see how flaky my lips look?? (and they weren't dry before applying...) I do like the shade, though.

Top Row: Chanel Rouge Extrait de Gloss in Genie (for comparison), Revlon Papaya, Strawberry, & Peony colorburst lip glosses
Bottom Row: Revlon Peach Petal and Lilac Pastille Super Lustrous lip glosses

YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick #24 Blond Ingenu and Boots Natural Collection lipstick in Apple Blossom - my friend Sam in Edinburgh sent these to me! <3

Anyone who follows me on twitter (I'm @dontcallmejesse if you'd like to!) probably knows I was obsessive in my hunt for this YSL lipstick.  I'm so lucky to have a fab friend who scooped it up and sent it to me, along with the Boots lipstick I'd been lemming for ages.  Even with shipping, it wasn't much more than I would've paid here in the States.  If you're reading this, thanks Sam! 

swatches of the lipsticks: Boots on the left and YSL on the right

 YSL Blond Ingenu on the lips (wearing only that, mascara, pajamas, and 2nd day hair! haha)

YSL Blond Ingenu close-up - see the slight shimmer?

Crabtree & Evelyn Clotted Cream Fudge and Butter Hazelnut Biscuits canisters, product samples (freebies), Vanilla Creme Brulee lip butter

close-up of the Vanilla Creme Brulee lip butter

I practically *never* set foot in Crabtree & Evelyn, but I'm so glad I did that day! The lip butter is so delicious and moisturizing (not at all sticky) and the canisters for the biscuits and fudges are SO ADORABLE. I was definitely suckered in by the packaging - it was an added bonus that they were filled with yummy tea snacks!

Bath & Body Works: Carried Away mini body spray ($2), home fragrance refills in Sandalwood Vanilla, Pomegranate Lemonade, Frosted Cupcake, and Sparkling Mojito (4 for $20 - 20% off total purchase)

I'm using the Frosted Cupcake and Sparkling Mojito right now and they both smell amazing! I prefer these 100 times over the candles.

Urban Decay Sin 24/7 shadow pencil

Basically if it's by Urban Decay and it's called Sin, I must have it.  I love their Sin eyeshadow and Sin primer potion, too (my favorite eyelid primer).

Ignore the lipstick swatch on the left!
Urban Decay Sin 24/7 shadow pencil, UD Sin primer potion, MAC I Get No Kick eye kohl (bottom)

I didn't even think to swatch Sin eyeshadow - oops!

Okay, ladies, I'll be back with part two shortly - hope you're having a great week so far!

<3 Jess


  1. Cool!! You know I'll pick up anything you need here!! :)
    Thank you so much for the presents, you didn't have to, but it really made my day!! :)
    I think I may have to get to C&E and check out the lip butter! :)

  2. I love Lush Angel's Delight soap! Smell so sweet (=

  3. OOh, I like that lipstick at the bottom. Thanks for getting me hooked on that "I Get No Kick" eye pencil and the MAC Peacock collection stuff! And, dammit, I really like YSL lipstick now, too!

  4. Lipsticks + UD Shadow Pencil = Lovelovelove!

    P.S : I tagged you for an award on my blog, so check it out :)

  5. that lippie looks gorg on you!! just followed x

  6. Ughhh. I'm *so* jealous that you were able to get a Blond Ingenu. I think it's ridiculous that the U.K. (and maybe the rest of Western Europe?) has had those released for like..almost two months and we STILL do not have them. It's driving me nutty!! Thanks for posting it! xxx