Monday, 21 May 2012

Cherry Culture/NYX haul

Hi everybody!

Is there any better way to start the week than with a box of goodies from your postman? I think not! I was so delighted to finally get my hands on the Cherry Culture order I made about three weeks ago now, and finally, today was the day! I was a little worried about customs charges because I spent about $58 in all but I got away with it, which made it all the sweeter. 

It was my first ever order with Cherry Culture and I must say, it was a pleasant and easy transaction. I have been stalking the CC website loads for ages now, but it was only when the lovely Nina Carry informed me that they were having a 40% off NYX sale, I couldn't contain myself! I am a huge fan of NYX Cosmetics- definitely one of my favourite brands, so I picked up a few bits and pieces I had been wanting to try out.

What I got and initial impressions:

NYX Liquid Make-up in Shade 01- Pale- I swatched this on my hand and it seems to be a really good match colour wise- coverage wise I don't think it will be too heavy but I have yet to try it out on my face. Very optimistic though! I had wanted to get the palest HD foundation but that was sold out, so I went for this one instead. Also I am loving that it has SPF 15.

NYX Rouge Cream Blush in 05 Glow- this is a beautiful colour, a little darker than I expected but still totally workable I think. This colour would also be perfect for lips I would say, just a really rosy glow off it- perfect for a fresh flush.

NYX Mosaic Powder in 06 Rosey- Five different shades of pink, can be worn individually but I think I will wear these together. Not Barbie pink- I'll have alot of fun with this.

NYX Powder Blush in 27 Summer Peach- this is one of the newer colours out- I have Peach by NYX already and it's one of my favourites so I said I would try their new peach- first impressions- it is packed with really fine gold glitter and it quite a dark shade of peach so will need to be applied with a light hand for sure.

NYX Single Eyeshadows in 84A Toffee Shimmer and 140A Snow Candy- believe it or not, these are the first two NYX Single Eyeshadows that I own, I have loads of NYX palettes but I never actually purchased any of their single eyeshadows before so I was definitely excited about these. I didn't go for very adventurous colours, instead picking what I think would work for me on a daily basis. I love Snow Candy- to me, it's kind of a middle ground between MAC Electra and MAC Crystal Avalanche- in that I think if you mixed those two MAC shadows, you would get something like Snow Candy. Toffee Shimmer is a little disappointing, I swatched it on my hand and it barely showed up, even hard to pick up on my finger. I was hoping for something more Champagne-esque but alas this was not the case. I guess I will probably layer it over another eyeshadow. Time will tell how I get on with that one. I adore the packaging though- they feel nice and sturdy.

NYX Lipgloss in 159 Smokey Look- I have seen and loved so many swatches of this and it's been on my wishlist for an age- I wore this today- just love it, definitely lived up to the hype!

NYX Matte Nail Polishes in 06 Sky Blue and 15 Baby Pink- again, these have been on my wishlist for ages, I wanted a really good light colour for the summer. I was hoping to get the white one but it was out of stock at the time (go figure!) so I picked up these two instead. I've tried the blue one already and i love it, I might do a NOTD later.

NYX Duo Pencil Sharpener- I have a tonne of NYX Jumbo Pencils that need to be pared now and I am too afraid to use an ordinary sharpener, when I was putting in the order at all, I said I would pick up one of these.

Cherry Culture Lip Balm in Strawberry- this was free with my order- CC allows you to pick whatever flavour you want so it was a no brainer for me! Feels nice on the lips, not too scented.

So that's it, looking forward to using these properly now and I will report back my findings once I have given everything a bash! I'll definitely use Cherry Culture again because I wasn't charged any customs duties or anything, and I would recommend them. 

Thanks for reading

1 comment

  1. I also want to order from Cherry Culture but I am always thinking at customs charges :( and what you got is so nice that it makes me want to order even more :D

    Btw, I have a little giveaway on my blog :)


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