Friday, April 17, 2015

Elf Eyebrow Kit

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone.
Today I am going to share with you one of my most favourite product from Eyes Lips Face or E.l.f, the Eyebrow Kit. For those of you who don't know, E.l.f is a makeup brand from US and this brand is popular due to the cheap price and good quality products. I mean their products are sold for $1, $3, $5 etc. Although there are some hits and misses, that is only normal for every other makeup brands. 

Last October, I purchased several E.l.f products from iherb and after using the products for 5 months now, I have found some favourite among them. For today, I am going to talk about, the Eyebrow Kit.

This kit comes in 4 shade (Light, Medium, Dark and Ash). Mine is in the shade Medium. It comes with a mirror,duo brush applicator, wax (the darker shade) and powder. It weight around 3.5g. This kit is from the Studio Line. There are 3 lines from E.l.f; Essential,Studio and Mineral Line. Essential line products are usually retail at $1 while Studio Line is around $3, $5, etc and comes with black packaging. 

Some caption from E.l.f website:
"Create brows that are fuller, thicker, and more defined! The pigmented wax defines and shapes brows and the color complementing setting powder keeps them looking arched and perfected. The doubled sided taklon brush has one side to help arch your brows while the other side aids in filling them in. This duo provides lasting color definition for a naturally beautiful look."

 Picture taken in November 2014

I bought this for $3 which is around RM11 in Malaysian currency. Cheap, yes and it does the job well. The pigmentation is quite good. As you can see in the below swatches.

I usually use the wax to draw and fill my eyebrow and the powder to set the wax.  Which is why I ended up using the wax more than the powder. However these days I opt for a more simpler look so I use the powder side only whenever I go to work or if I wear minimal makeup.

 Picture taken in March 2015 

Oh yeah, I don't use the duo brush applicator in the kit, instead,  I use my Real Techniques Brow Brush to apply the wax and powder. By the way, the E.l.f Maximum Coverage Concealer in the above picture is another one of my favourite. I shall review that later. I can't really compare with other eyebrow kit because I only have this one eyebrow kit, but for RM11. I am very satisfy.

I actually did have plan to re-purchase this, probably in a different shade but since iherb postage cost has increased, I will probably buy from another brand later on.

So, that is all for now. See ya. =)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Introducing IHERB

Hi  everyone and especially people with newly found interest in the makeup world.  =) I have something interesting for you. Have you ever wish to own makeup brushes but never get to buy it because it is so expensive? Or you could not find any decent brushes with affordable price? For people like me who used to and still do shop my makeup products in the drugstore, I find it hard or even impossible to find those stores selling makeup brushes. You can find any other type of makeup but these stores rarely sell makeup tools (brushes).

Months ago, when I started to watch makeup tutorial from beauty gurus, MUAs, etc, I came across these makeup brushes/ makeup brands:

                                                                           Real Techniques


Why people love the brands? They are good quality brushes and most importantly, AFFORDABLE.


Although the word affordable varies to people, what may be affordable for you may not be affordable to me, I would say that everyone will agree if I say you can buy one single brush with S3 / RM10 or S18/RM60 for 4/5 brushes with its own case. And these are brushes with good quality.

So, while browsing the net months ago, I found few blogs posted about this website.



This website sells various natural and organic products but what I love the most about them is, they sell the three brands I mentioned above (Real Techniques, Ecotools and Elf).

Apart from that, below are what I love about it as well:

1.  The prices are not that different with the real prices of the products

Elf products for instance is sell as low as S1.99 in iherb whereas in the Elf official website, S1.00. But for other products in Elf, the price is similar.

2. They provide prices estimation in Ringgit Malaysia and other currency as well.

I always find the currency conversion helpful when I shop. 

3. They accept Debit card and Credit card

Those of you who don't own credit card need not worry because iherb accept debit card as well. Just make sure that your balance is more than the total amount of purchase since currency conversion may not be exactly accurate.

4. The delivery time of the product is fast!!!

I am not sure about other delivery but I always choose DHL Express - International. I noticed that iherb usually process order on Friday. May not be applicable to all but for most of my purchase, the products will be shipped on Friday (Malaysia time). DHL Express - International also provide tracking number so you can track your parcel. Normally my parcel will go to Hong Kong or Korea become coming to Malaysia. 
The fastest delivery I experienced is with my second iherb haul. We ordered on Friday, they processed and shipped the parcel on the same day and on Monday afternoon, we received the parcel.

                                   Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Monday ( fast right?)

But that will depend on the number of the product and its availability.

 The cost for shipping? Few months ago, it was $8 and now S14. A bit expensive but you can always save more by buying more or share with your friends =).

So, below is my haul for the past few months

First iherb Haul

1. Ecotools Mini Essential Set ($5.99 / RM 20.71)

Since I don't have much money in my Debit Card and I was trying to see whether this website is reliable, I purchase only one product and it arrived safely. 

Second iherb Haul

A share haul with my best friend. What we got:


1. Real Techniques Your Eyes/Enhanced Starter Set ($18 / RM 60.61)
2. EcoTools Five Piece Mineral Set (S9.99 / RM 33.64)
3. EcoTools Bamboo Lash & Brow Groomer (S2.99 / RM 10.07)
4. Elf Eyebrow Lifter & Filler in Ivory/Medium (S3 / RM 10.10)

For my friend:

1. Elf Blush in Shy (S2.99 / RM 10.07)

2. Ecotools Mini Essential Set ($5.99 / RM 20.71)

Third iherb Haul

Tools/ Brushes
1. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($6/ RM 20.20) - 2 unit
2. EcoTools Bamboo Foundation Brush ($5.99 / RM 20.17)
3. Elf Concealer Brush ($3/ RM 10.10)
4. Elf Angled Blush Brush ($3/ RM 10.10)
5. Elf Retractable Lip Brush ($3/ RM 10.10)

1. Elf Loose Powder in Sheer ($6/ RM 20.20)
2. Elf Maximum Coverage Concealer in Nude ($3 / RM 10.10)
3. Elf Beach Beauty Palette, Day ($6 / RM 20.20)

1. Elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium ($3/ RM 10.10)
2. Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen ($1.99/ RM 6.96)
3. Elf Eyebrow Stencil Kit ($1.99/ RM 6.96)
4. Elf Mineral Eyeliner in Black ($3/ RM 10.10)

1.Sierra Bees Organic Cocoa Butter Lip Balm ($0.95/ RM 3.32)
2. Elf Studio Conditioning Lip Balm in Blissful Berry and Peaceful Pink ($3/ RM 10.10)
3. Elf Matte Lip Color in Natural ($3/ RM 10.10)
4. Elf Lipstick in Captivating ($1.99 / RM 6.96)

1.  Madre Labs Unscented Hand Cream ($4.95 / RM 17.72)

So, happy reading and happy shopping =)

Friday, November 7, 2014

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