Monday, March 30, 2009

Jill Stuart Blush Palette + Majolica Majorca Lash Expander

So I finally got my ebay package in the mail today from Japan!
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:

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 :)
Here are some pics of the actual blush itself! The two pics on the left (top & bottom) I took with my Olympus DSLR E520 that I've been trying to use. It's a little difficult to figure out.. maybe I'm just a noob -_-;
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.


beeyoutiful7 said...

They are sooo beautiful!
I love Jill stuart's packaging.
sooo purrrdy <3

The HK Bows have clips on the back..i think. LOL. Im pretty sure it's not a velcro. I dunno exactly what these are called but clip does sound right. LOL
I should've taken a picture of the back! I will do that JUST FOR YOU on my next post =)


Aradani said...

I'm receiving my Jill Stuart mix compact blush later today in the mail! I saw your post in Fuz's site and after seeing the pretty pics, I'm so excited to get mine! I ordered Coral glow which should be similar to the apricot one, I believe.
that's so nice of the seller to give you extra stuff. and you make me wish I paid extra for faster shipping. I've waited about 2 weeks for mine from, so i think i'll definitely order from your seller next time.

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

yup i loooove jill stuart hee

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

nice haul! i have tip on straight lash/or mascara not holdng curls, use a primer :) Shiseido mascara base works really well for me. mine used to dropped really quick, but it stays up all day when im working! xD

fuzkittie said...

Yayy so pretty!! Thanks for sharing the ebay link, hehe.

DSKNguyen said...

you must be rich!! jill stuart!!

Diane said...

I'm guessing you live in MA!? I used to. I have a good friend who goes to Amherst. I'm not sure if you're familiar but I attended a private school called Applewild in MA. I am in love with your Jill Stuart blush! All the lovely shades for ladies with warm undertones.

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

Mika, thanks for msging me :) I used to Clinique one too. Once youve tried shiseido one i dont think youll be going back ;) i know i havent! I read a review in a japanese magazine that KATE is the most effective and popular one for drugstore brands too.

Ladyfei♡ said...

Envyyy! I always wanted JillStuart stuff =(

Thank you! I must thank her then.. hehehe =)

Blair said...

I don't use a curler cos I'm too lazy haha. I use Kate's mascara base and it works so well that I don't need a curler haha.