Friday 15 November 2013

..Another ELF Haul | 50% Off Sale (Again!)

Last week, to celebrate reaching 20,000 followers on Twitter, the fab brand ELF - Eyes Lips Face - held a huge 50% off sale across their entire stock. They were on countdown to it and it was very well promoted, so because I knew it was coming I had my online basket filled up a couple of days in advance (talk about being well prepared!). So when they finally reached their milestone and launched the discount code all I had to do was click click click my way through the checkout with everything that I wanted already in place in my basket and ready to go!

I'm very familar with the brand ELF and have a fair few of their make up items already - I use their brow kit daily and their mineral lipsticks are fantastic, but as always, there was a few more bits and pieces that I wanted to try. I got a handful of new brushes, plus a few make up bits and bobs.

Here's what I got:

Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Dark (link) £3.75

After being unimpressed with Maybelline's Brow Drama and not wanting to shell out on Mac's Brow Set, and with my current £1 clear mascara looking a bit worse for wear.. I thought I'd give ELF's brow gel / 'Treat and Tame' a go. Afterall, I do use their eyebrow kit (powder and wax) religiously and it's one of the most used/loved make up items that I own, so it made sense to stay loyal to ELF's brow products. The treat side is supposed to be mineral enriched to stimulate sparse brows to re-grow, while the tame adds a subtle tint and hold to maintain all of your eyebrow needs. (I got dark and there is one shade darker than this called deep).

Lip Exfoliator (link) £3.75

A winter essential with dry, chapped lips on the way! I've got the Lush Lip Scrub, but the Bubblegum scent is a bit sickly sweet for me and it's messy to stick your finger in a tub and dig out some oily sugar grains, so a stick/bullet form solves all these issues. Basically the same principle as general lip scrubs - all the good stuff like jojoba oil and shea butter to condition, plus sugar grains to exfoliate. I used this today and it felt like quite a gritty but nourishing lip balm and definitely left my lips very soft and prepped for lipstick. If I was to recommend one thing from this haul, it would be this lip exfoliator. Amazing!

HD Powder in Translucent (link) £6.00

With Hourglass' various finishing powders making the rounds (no, I will not spend nearly £40 on a powder), it seemed the right time to get my own budget high defintion powder. This loose powder is intended to create a 'soft focus' effect on the skin and minimise fine lines and imperfections, and basically further perfect your complexion after make up. I've not had the chance to try this yet ..but I was curious about it for a long time so I'll be sure to share my thoughts in a review soon, so any of you reading who have also been curious can finally see what it's all about. (Also available in corrective yellow or shimmer).

Essentials Blending Eye Brush (link) £1.50
Essentials Eye Shadow Brush (link) £1.50
Essentials Fan Brush (link) £1.50
Studio Fan Brush (link) £3.75

Their make up tools cost literally pennies, so when I couldn't decide whether to go super budget, or average budget with my fan brush choice, I made the ingenious final decision of 'just get both'. The 'essentials' fan brush (the £1.50, white handled one) is slightly more dense with slightly courser bristles, whereas the 'studio' brush (£3.75) is super super soft. Both have their uses and I'm quite satisfied with them both. 

The prices that I've listed are the current, full retail prices for all of the items, but of course I got them for half of that price ..I mean, make up brushes for 75p each?? That are actually good?! There's something unmissable about that! The 50% discount isn't running at the present moment, but just the other day they were running 30% off and codes crop up quite frequently - so keep your eyes peeled to make a saving!

Full reviews of the HD powder and the lip exfoliator will follow shortly (maybe the brow gel too) ..and I've got a post in the pipeworks for 'recommended make up brushes' - all of which will be budget brands, so if these brushes end up being recommendation-worthy, they'll be in that post!

See my last 50% off sale haul here: link 

View the ELF site here:

What would / did you buy??

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  1. Ohh i'm watching for the HD Powder review - i've been looking at that for a while! I love the eyebrow treat and tame - use it everyday!

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

  2. Ooo the lip exfoliator looks really good, I would buy it. I'm not really a huge ELF fan. x

  3. I haven't tried anything from elf unbelievably but I'm so tempted to get some of the brushes!

  4. Oh man, I can't believe I missed all the discounts been seeing such amazing hauls! xx

  5. I can't believe I didn't see that they had a sale! I really want more of their blushes and I have been dying to try their brushes for ages. Think I will definitely have to follow them on twitter

    Lauren |

  6. I'm waiting on my order comming too, I missed the 50% off but I got 30% off, and even at that it's unbelievable what I got!

    id love to see a full review on the HD powder

    Kirsty x Rockit Style

  7. Why would you use the fan brushes? What are they useful for? Great post x

  8. Fab buys! I love the HD powder & their brushes are lovely - not the highest quality but they do the job well! Thanks for sharing :) xx

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  9. After your post I went on their site and ordered too! never tried their products but prices were tempting :d cant wait to try :D

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  11. I'm waiting for my order as I made one the other day! Wish I'd gotten the lip exfoliator, it looks and sounds really good.

    Kathryn x


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