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Friday’s Mail

I received several packages in the mail today! The first, and most anticipated package, was from the lovely Nouveau Cheap and it was a bottle of Sally Hansen Hidden treasure that I’d won. I’m really excited by this as I’ve been on the look out for it for a while now!

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The next package was from All Cosmetics Wholesale.

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I picked up:
Urban Decay Deluxe Eye Shadow In Ruthless – pale sandy taupe shimmer
Stars Makeup Haven Showstopper – a matte warm pinked brown
Stars Makeup Haven Teal Tuesday – a matte green-based teal
Stars Makeup Haven Call a Treuse – a matte chartreuse
Stars Makeup Haven Plum Crazy – Blue-based purple with pearl finish

I swatched the shadows for you, along with MAC Copperplate.

MAC Copperplate – muted mid-tone grey(matte2)

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Next was an order I placed with Jacqueline of a Brilliant Brunette with Avon.

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I picked up:
2 dark chocolate and blueberry spf 30 moisturizer
mark calming effect comforting milk cleanser
mark rebel rose quad
mark petite cosmetic bag

I had a slight problem with my order. The bottle of cleanser leaked all over everything else. Miraculously, everything else was fine, so I just placed a simple call to Avon and they’ll be sending out a replacement bottle of cleanser.

I swatched the mark Rebel Rose quad for you, as well.

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I picked up the Rebel Rose quad on clearance for $4.99, so I was pretty happy with that. The jury is still out on the shadows, as I need to wear them to be able to give a useful opinion.

Last but not least, I received some Exuvience from a nice PR rep. I’ll be reviewing that for my blog.

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I’m particularly looking forward to giving the lightning cream a try on my hyperpigmentation.

Have you hauled anything recently? If so, what did you snag? Have you tried Exuvience? What did you think of it?

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    • Integgy

      Ahhh, congrats again on the Nouveau Cheap contest win! I’ve been entering every contest I can find that gives Hidden Treasure away as a prize, since I can’t seem to find it anywhere!

      I’m personally not a fan of Avon eyeshadow. The mark. stuff is a bit better than their normal shadows (more pigmentation), but I’ve always had them crease on me.

      • Phyrra

        Thank you!
        I’ll report back how the mark shadows work for me.The white didn’t seem too pigmented.

        • Integgy

          Oh, they’re still not super pigmented, but that should tell you how ridiculously UN-pigmented Avon’s regular eye shadows are. I’ve been trying them periodically for years, since my mother sells it, but of all that I’ve tried, I’ve just never really liked their shadows.

          Can’t wait to hear your review, though!

      • Phyrra

        I keep looking for it because if I find it, I’ll do a contest with as many bottles as I find!

    • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com/ KittenMittens

      I was all excited finding the All Cosmetics Wholesale site for the uber deals until I went to check out. Many things are cheaper there but if you’re “international” it’s going to cost another $22 on top. OYE! :s When I went through and weeded out the “maybe not now stuff” to just 4 shadow refills, a paint and a cheek stain, still $15.50, in our funds that’s like $17 now :( I tried to slim it further to just a paint and cheek stain and I still get gouged in teh monies with the same shipping.
      The original smh site has 5 singles for about $9 but I couldn’t get the purdy mac paint and cheek stain.
      It’s for the better though, I can view this as the universe’s way of saving me moola :D

      • Phyrra

        Awww it sucks that their shipping is high for you.
        I also noticed the SMH shadows went from $4.95 to $6.

    • http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com Recessionista

      Wow, what a great mail day! :) I am so glad you were excited to get that bottle of HT–I can’t wait to see what you layer it over. And thanks so much for the shout-out. xo

      • Phyrra

        Yep! I’m planning on layering it over a blue teal!

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      Yay Hidden Treasure!

      I was having a look at SMH (for the millionth time) the other day and making a mental wishlist, but it just got out of control haha :D Call A Treuse looks gorgeous.

      The packaging for the Mark quad is cute, but the darker shadows look a bit….chalky? :(