I finally received everything I'd ordered from elf a while back. I'm not gonna thoroughly review everything - some of it I just received today, so yeah..
So far I'm not really liking the mineral lipsticks. They're super soft, yes - but if your lips are just the slightest dry, especially the Natural Nymph will look absolutely horrible. Also they crease a lot and the colors do NOT match the swatches on the website (big news, lol). You can't really massage the products into your lips, like you usually do after applying lipstick - you kinda have to just tap your lips against each-other (I know it sounds weird, but the product will be super creasing and all over the place if you're not very gentle). Generally none of these colors suit me that well and I think it's incredibly annoying how NONE of elf's online swatches match the real life colors just a TINY bit. I mean, come on? How hard can it be to put decent swatches online?
Another thing is the nail polishes. I bought these for my giveaway, as the website pretty much indicated that they'd be rather purple-ish. They're obviously not, but let me know if I should add them to the giveaway anyway.. You guys are the ones I'm giving it to, after all.
elf Complexion Perfection, Revlon Active in 004 Nude
elf HD finishing powder, mineral blush in Joy
Too Faced Shadow Insurance, elf eyeshadow duo in 'Mocha Swirl'
elf studio cream eyeliner in Black, elf mineral lipstick in 'Nicely Nude'
Revlon Lustrous Lipgloss in 'Pink Whisper', Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara
My FOTD is generally consisting of elf-products only. As you can tell here, the finishing HD powder makes my skin look VERY white. It's supposed to be translucent though, lol. But I kinda look as if I'm sick AND powdered my nose with flour. The eye shadow duo is AWESOME though, I really like it! It's soft almost silky to apply, it doesn't crease on top of my primer and the colors are super pretty. The cream liner seemed a bit dry for my liking, but I've never used cream or gel liner before - so what do I even know? lol. The lipstick looked horrible and not 'nicely nude' at all! Lol. So I put my beloved Revlon gloss over it.
All in all the products are decent for the price. The crease brush (studio line) is a bit too dense and tight to blend with, so yeah.. I love the powder brush tho, as it's super soft and would be pretty nice with mineral makeup! Oh.. and the hypershine lip gloss in 'Bubble Gum' is pretty much... horrible. lol. The color is pretty, but the container is just so BAD. It doesn't really release the product nicely into the brush applicator - it kinda just leaks out from the side of the applicator, so I had to apply it somehow sideways. It was very strange.. >_<" the color is cute on though. A soft, milky strawberry pink. I'm not gonna repurchase though.. However, if you're fine with the rather weird applicator, then it's a nice product.
Oh.. and for all you Saya-fans out there.
I snapped this photo of her yesterday..
She's calming down a lot, I had her out for a little petting today and she didn't seem nervous or anything. When I put her back in the cage she just chilled, and I could still pet her on her nose. Haha, it's funny how bunnies love to be petted on the bridge of the nose. Anyway, she's really starting to get used to it here, so I'm very pleased with that : D