Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jelly Pong Pong + 150 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!!!

Not too long ago I made an order to Jelly Pong Pong.  The name sounds kind of funny, right? According to the founder it's meant to invoke the eccentricity that is innate in all of us.

The product is based in the UK, although the products are formulated in Italy. Susan Chyi, the founder is also the chemist, therefore the products are created in their own lab. One of the most important thing to all of us is that cosmetics are cruelty free and they do not test on animals. Of interest, they also do not use sulfates, pthalates, triclosan, ammonia, alcohol or any animal by-products.  The manufacturing plants that they use are both environmentally conscious and cruelty free.

Founder Susan Chyi has a blog HERE.

Now, on to the really fun stuff!  This is what I ordered!  My total order was GBP 45 and shipping was about  GBP 5.  The actual shipping was GBP 7.20. Value marked at GBP 20. I ordered 3 different beauty edit sets for GBP 15 each, which is a super deal considering the individual products cost quite a bit more!  The lovely thing is I will have a couple things from this line to give away to one lucky reader! Yay! I am going to convert all prices to Canadian dollars for all of our sake! :)

Nude and Improved - Bare (soft tan) - $34.42.

Ok, so I have tried this product and I'm TOTALLY in love with it.  It's pretty much amazing!  It's soft and creamy and it blends into the skin perfectly.  It is supposed to be an eye shadow base but I used it as a concealer and - wow! Totally minimized under eye circles! I will try it as an eye shadow base at some point! Now, I do have a *huge* beef with this product and I'll explain in the next picture!

As you can see the colour here is very close to my skin tone!  Now, the beef I have with this product is that the pencil is all goopy!  As you can see it looks like pieces of the wood were chipped off or melted into the grooved lid.  That isn't as annoying as the stickyness...you can kind of see that non smooth area to the right of my thumb moving towards the tip of the crayon.  I haven't tried to wash it off and I'm not even sure I will attempt to for fear of making it worse.  Perhaps some alcohol pads, but I'll have to be prepared for the purple to come off!  It's not that warm in Winnipeg yet, not sure what the weather is like in London...but this was rather disappointing, especially for such a pricey product!

All is forgiven, however! The product itself is seriously amazing.  You can see in my picture how creamy it is and how it matched up with my skin tone.  I'm not that white in real life, the picture is a bit washed out.  I blended it out and couldn't even take a photo for you because there was nothing to see!  The product didn't even bleed into the wrinkles of my skin!

2 in 1 Eyeliner and Shadow - Black and Plum - $16.43 each.

I haven't opened these so I can't give you too much details yet. It's a pencil that can be used as a thick eyeliner or as a perfectly blended eye shadow.  They say that the combination of exclusive products allows you to build up the colour, smudge or create bold lines quickly and easily. I think I'll probably wind up using them just as a liner as it would be a bit dark for me to use as a shadow. ;)

The packaging does say that the product needs to be stored in a fresh and dry environment at a temperature below 25 degrees and humidity below 65%.

The lip blush is referred to as a moisturizing lip stain that tints your lips with just the right amount of colour and hydrates like a balm.  I'm having a really difficult time describing how this feels on the lips.  I wouldn't describe it as a lip stain because that stuff is pretty much like a marker.  This is like other lip crayons and it does feel like a heavy chapstick on the lips.  That said, it does feel really light, non drying and it has an insane amount of colour.  This red is totally up my alley and suits my skin tone VERY well! :D  I pretty much love it!

I didn't love that it came with colour smooshed to the lid.  I can only imagine that this happened due to heat. The products had shrink plastic around it.

Fairy Lashes Mascara - $23.47.

I haven't opened the mascara yet, because I have a lot of others in cue. The mascara comes in a box but it doesn't come in shrink wrap. It's formulated to make eyelashes flutter..  It's water resistant thus making lashes thicker and curvier while allowing them to be soft and light.

If I can get through a couple of opened mascaras, I will definitely get back to this one to try it out!

Mineral Foundation (SPF 15) - Medium (cool porcelain) - $23.47.

This mineral foundation is talc free to give optimal coverage as well as moisture. The final result claims it's matte and not cakey. I'm really looking forward to trying this product!

At first glance, it appears it will be the right shade for me.

The top has a sifter.  Not my favourite, but not many choices when it comes to mineral makeup!

Nicola Roberts Dainty Doll - Concealer (fair) - Price ?

I can't find this item on the website, so I don't know how much it originally cost.  Is the packaging not adorable, though? This is infused with grape seed oil which is a great moisturizing agent!

This is how it looks on the inside.  It looks like it may have had some condensation.   But, it's a nice size pot!  I can't wait to try it!  It says on the box that it's a strong concealer for a flawless finish.  I'm not quite sure what they mean by strong...perhaps heavy duty?  Anyways, I can't live life without concealers!

Nicola Roberts Dainty Doll - Foundation (white) - Price ?

This is another item that isn't listed on the website.  It's a white foundation.  The texture of this is described as a silky mousse.  I'm not really sure if I can use a pure white foundation without looking pale.  I'm going to try it and see what happens.  But, I think what it will come in handy for is mixing foundations that are too dark!

This is what it looks like inside.

Nicola Roberts Dainty Doll - Shadow & Base (apricot) - Price ?

This is a base and shadow duo.  The cream is the base and the pressed powder the shadow.  This is a nice concept.  The gold base is said to add dimension to any eye shadow and ensuring that the colours are crease proof and last longer.

Here is a view of what the base and the shadow look like.

Wide Awake Palette - $23.47

This palette contains 3 different items.  The first is an illuminating cream for under eye circles. The second is a highlighting cream for accentuating brow bones and cheeks and finally an eyebrow sculptor for brow groomer.  It includes tweezers and brow brush.  Cute, touch! Isn't the packaging really cute too?

This is how it looks inside. You can see it has a mirror and it's fancy inside as well. :)

Here is a closeup.

Cherry Pie Palette - $18.78

This is a eye shadow quartet in crust bronze, deep berry, light cherry pink and cinnamon.  It includes an eye shadow base.  It says that it is cherry pie scented.  I'm not so sure about that...there is a faint smell but if I wasn't told on the package, I wouldn't even realize it.  I did a quick swatch and the shadows feel very smooth and creamy.  I'm super excited to try this little palette!

The palette itself is tucked away in the box like so.

I just love the uniqueness of this palette.  I love the vintage feel.

This is what the colours look like.

Now that you've seen all that goodness!!!

How about winning some of your own Jelly Pong Pong!!?

 Leave a comment below telling me what your favourite international brand is!  This giveaway is open internationally and is hosted by myself with products I purchased.  1 winner will receive a Fairy Lashes Mascara and the Nude & Improved that just may be one of my new favourite products!  You must be a subscriber of my blog!  If you were one of the first 151 you get two tickets into the draw! If you refer a new subscriber to my blog and they become a follower make sure they mention your name and you'll receive another entry for each person that follows! PHEW! Hope that all makes sense!

I will draw on the 15th of May!

Thank you for being my loyal followers even in my absence!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Did you miss me?

I've been taking a break...sometimes you just need to step back for a moment. :)  I am working on a post as we speak.  But, as we near summer the posts won't be as often as they were over winter.

I've reached over 150 followers so the next post will include a giveaway! Yay!  Stay tuned!