Beauty Pie really is such a clever service that taps into my beauty-loving desire to grab myself a bargain. Having said that, is it really a bargain? I’m committed to at least three months of spending around £40 a month on make-up – £10 membership, plus £20 – £25 on the make-up itself, then around £7 shipping – which isn’t actually that cheap, is it? Having said that, I do really, really like the products – they continually impress, they look and feel expensive and I can happily state that they’re every bit as good as my other, full-price luxury buys. So I guess it depends on what you’re looking for – getting a lovely box of luxury goodies that you pick yourself for around £40 a month is definitely worth it if you can afford it.
The Month #2 order was quite practical, starting with the Double-Sided Organic Cleansing & Exfoliating Cloths which came as a pack of three. You may remember how obsessed I was with the Pestle and Mortar versions, so I wanted to give these a go and see if they were any good. I used the first one last night and it is fab – the exfoliating side is soft but packs a good punch, whilst the flannel side feels really well made and lovely to use.
I had to get a palette this month, and I may work my way through my favourites until I’ve got a little collection, as they do have very pretty palettes. I went for The Ten Best Neutral Eyeshadow Shades and first impressions are very good – I’d say this actually looks better in person than the pictures suggest. I like the idea of both the matte palette and the smoky palette, so I’ll probably go for one of those next month. I’m toying with upping my spending limit for a month or two so I might get both!
Nudestix have completely converted me to a cream shadow fan, so I thought I’d give the Wondercolour Longwear Cream Shadow Sticks a go and see how they perform, especially as they look a lot like the Bobbi Brown ones. The shades I went for are Brazillionaire, which appears to be a shimmery brown, and Wild Violet, which is described as a “deep violet bronze” so the description alone got me needing it. Finally, I also went for Wondergloss Lip Oil in Nude Nectar (the only shade currently available, I believe) because it looked and sounded good. Head to Beauty Pie here – link – to find out more. I’ll post again in a few weeks to let you know how I get on with the products.