I bid on the Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact on Ebay last week for $49.99 USD after some lemming over Japanese magazine reviews and pictures ^^; Here is the seller: http://bringblingjp.blogspot.com/
The seller offered custom order so I decided to order the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander ($13.00) after I heard rave reviews from Fuz and Japanese magazines like CUTIE and MINI. I haven't tried it yet but I'll post up pics soon. Most mascaras that I buy in the US don't hold the lash curl. I have long lashes and they curl with my shu uemura eyelash curler but unfortunately they never hold the curl for more than an hour! I guess I have really straight lashes. T_T
Anyway, I was so excited I started snapping pics to show you guys what the blush looks like! I'm sure many of you know the Jill Stuart blush palette, it's been very popular within the beauty blogging community. I got the one in Apricot 06. The seller included many extra samples within the package! I might save them for future swaps if I ever do one... :) I asked for EMS shipping which cost $12.00 and it arrived in NY on Saturday after being sent out on Thursday in Japan.
The samples came in a little cute plastic pouch with a ribbon! Also the seller included some informational packets about the Jill Stuart cosmetic line :)
The blush came with the cute little goathair brush which is SO SOFT. I was sort of surprised at the size of the blush, it looked so big in people's pictures. But it'll probably take a long time to ever finish something like this so it's a nice size :D
I'll try to post up swatch pics of the blush and pics of the mascara on my eyes later this week. I'm so busy because next wk is spring break for me... I'm going to Boston and Amherst for some college visiting hahaha. I'm going to see Amherst, Boston College, Boston U, Brandeis, etc.