Thursday, 22 September 2011

ELF 50% off Haul

I resisted buying from the first couple 50% off hauls as a lot of the time with E.L.F I'm always left a little disappointed, whether that's due to it taking ages for my order to arrive or just being left underwhelmed by products. I decided however when I received an email informing me that this would be the last ever 50% off sale  that I would pick up a couple of things I've wanted to try for a while. I didn't go crazy, I only bought a couple of things - surprisingly I've been showing quite a lot of restraint recently.
I bought a Kabuki brush to replace the crappy one I purchased from Topshop (click here to see the post) and although I've not yet used it I'm impressed at just how soft it is. 
I also bought the much loved, much hyped powder brush, which again is very soft and feels lovely I was shocked however at just how small this was.
And finally I bought the Stipple brush, I've read both good and bad reviews about this brush but I bought this to apply cream blush, it's the perfect size too!
Again I've heard both good and bad things about this HD powder but it's something I've never tried before due to being prone to dry skin - since changing up my skincare routine my skin has improved enabling me to wear powder so I'm quite excited to see if this is worth the hype!
I've also heard great things about this blush/bronzer duo - I've heard that it's extremely similar to Nars Orgasm and Laguna, from appearance alone I can say the blush is nothing like Orgasm! I only really bought this in order to reach the £25 needed to qualify for 50% off - now I've seen it I'm actually really happy that I chose to order this because it's extremely pretty.
Finally I bought the Complexion Perfection powder compact, which (although I've heard doesn't really do much and is a little pointless) I was so excited to try as I've wanted this for quite some time! I'll definitely review this and let you know what I think of this product!
Please let me know if you'd like me to review any of the other products featured! Have you tried these products, what do you make of them? What products do you recommend from ELF? 


  1. I love the look of the blush duo :) xxx

  2. This looks like a rather fun haul!
    I've always wanted to try ELF but have been put off by the fact its UK online only.
    I always want to swatch or test things before I buy them!
    Can't wait to read what you hink of them :)

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  3. @Amy: It's really pretty in real life, I wasn't sure about it at first but I really like far I've not used it yet! xxx
    @Lucy: I know what you mean about wanting to swatch and test things out before buying but if I buy something off the internet without seeing it in real life first I tend to look up reviews and swatches to give myself a better idea of the product xxx

  4. My powder brush looks bigger than yours :S! I have most of these and love them :) I'm a big elf fan! Charli... x

  5. Hmm, maybe it is I have heard that ELF is quite inconsistent so it's possible! I'm liking what I bought so far xxx

  6. I love Elf, such a huge fan off their products. Great haul :) Im a new follower :)

    Love Christine ♥

  7. lovely purchases. I took advantage of the 50% off too, but i ended up going a little crazy... lol


  8. I've only ever bought Elf nail polish & was put off the brand because they weren't very good at all & I needed 3/4 coats! I do like the look of the things you bought though and have seen lots of good reviews on Elf products so might buy some other things one day soon :) xxxx

  9. I have an ELF nail polish and find that it's actually quite good but then I do have another that takes more coats.
    I'm often disappointed when I order from elf but the brushes are great quality xxxx

  10. Agreed on the brushes, the slightly more expensive £3.50 range is fairly good I've found. I bought the HD powder a while back but find that it's so fine I can't get it from brush to skin! Just bought Bare Minerals Veil, which reminds me of the HD powder, but is working for me better. Interested to see how you get on.x

  11. I've not really used the HD powder, but I'll start using it and pop up a review/post asap! From what I have used I've found that it's so bloody messy! I have to open it with as little movement as possible! x

  12. Yep that's what I found! Good good, will keep my eyes peeled.x