Saturday, 23 June 2012

ELF products

Its come to the end. I finally sat my last A-level exam,last week. I've never really experienced such happiness to finish exams, probably because every other time, I know I have to go back to college and learn new things, and take yet more exams. However, these were the very last ones.
I've spent the whole morning cleaning, and re-arranging my bedroom, exams take over the simplest of tasks.

Last weekend, I found myself pondering on the ELF website (Eyes Lips Face) I've never actually bought anything from them before, purely because I like to get a feel for the make-up and brush quality in person, however I had heard excellent things about some products, so I thought for the cheap prices, I was going to give it a go. I took advantage of their free delivery that weekend as well. Do be sure to sign up to their mailing list, as they send out regular offers on products.


It arrived!! With careful packaging, so not to damage any of the products

I have never been happier with products that are so cheap, I often associate cheap products with the not so good products, but I cannot apply that to ELF, in fact I could not be happier, especially with the brushes.


 This is the eyeshadow brush, from ELFS studio range, which you can find here. You are able to use this on either wet or dry products aswell, its Taklon bristles so its very soft and gentle on your eyes. This is a cruelty free product aswell, only costing £3.75, I mean what an absolute bargain.


 I have absolutely fallen in love with this brush. (if that's at all possible) Again the blending brush is cruelty free and Taklon bristles, its super soft. Online I got the impression the bristles wouldn't be particularly soft,I'm unsure why, but perhaps because it was only online you can't get a true perception of how it will be. This brush is from ELF's mineral range, and comes in again at such a cheap price of only £5.50.
The blending brush is specifically designed in order to blend harsh eyeshadow lines out, to create a softer look, but also for that perfect 'smokey eye' I genuinely don't know how I have coped without this brush, its amazing.



Next, as I ordered during a weekend of free delivery, there was a promotion for a free eyeshadow, unfortunately you couldn't select the colour, however I was so happy to see it was a really subtle neutral colour, as I have been after one for a while now, and even better it was free.  This colour is Wild Wheat, which I have been using as a base. I like this product, I wish it was slightly more pigmented though. I was impressed it came with a cute little mirror though. This eye shadow is from the studio range, you can find here , where you can also choose from a range of other colours as well.




Last of all (not for long probably), is the Elf Eye Brightener this claims to 'perk up tired eyes and diminish those dark shadows' If you didn't know already I hate my dark circles under my eyes, and I'm forever being drawn into products that claim to help reduce them, in most instances they never really work. However this actually helps so much, I apply it lightly with my bamboo elf blending brush in the outer and inner corners of my eyes. I feel confident enough to not apply much concealer afterwards. I actually love this product, although its hard to get out, because its a loose mineral, a little goes a long way, and you end up getting too much on your brush, well I certainly do anyway. I have even used it to cover up any redness I get around my nose, which does the trick perfectly, especially when you want a very natural look, as its so light on your skin, you wouldn't notice there are even any products on there.

It feels so good to finally be able to write a blog post, now exams are over.
What do you think of the ELF products, or have you tried any of the products featured in this post?

35 comments:

  1. I do love some of ELF's Studio Line brushes, they're very soft and such a bargain! I like the sound of the Eye Brightener x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I haven't used any ELF's products before but I have had a look-just not ordered, I'm not sure why??? I may just go and have another look and bite the bullet and order :) Great post I like the sound of the eye brightner too

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I haven't had an ELF haul in far toooo long.

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  4. I got those bamboo make up brushes and love them!

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  5. Elf products are such good value for money, I love the complexion perfector. Wasn't so keen on it at first but now I love it. I'm a new follower xx

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  6. I would really like to try some ELF products, I always hear great things about them.

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  7. I've never tried any Elf products, definitely want to though!
    x

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  8. Elf product seems to be real good and I cannot what to own something from Elf too! :)

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  9. I really want to try Elf products! Almost everything is vegan, and such a great price. Am even more tempted now!

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  10. Spent ages on the site afterwards and wow I want so many things off it! I tried to find it in Superdrug today but they didn't do it (or at least not in the Trafford Centre one!) I love your blog Jess I always find your posts so interesting! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Eva, that means alot! XX

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  11. you are making me want and NEED new brushes x

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  12. I love elf, and I'm glad target has it so I don't have to order online. I love seeing what other people get, it gives me so many ideas. I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can get all the details on my blog http://thelittlethingsinlifemeanthemost.blogspot.com/.

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    1. Thank you so much, thats so lovely of you X

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  13. ooh I need to try out some elf goodies! the brushes look lovely! x

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  14. I love elf although I find some of their stuff is a bit hit and miss xx

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  15. I'm riding on a little cloud of post-exam happiness because i just finished my exams, too! Haha. I've tried a few ELF products, but not any of the single eyeshadows and I think I might just order some, now :)

    www.lifeasadaydreamer.blogspot.com

    -Emily.

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  16. I have two of their brushes from their regular line - the eyeshadow and blending brush which were a whopping £1.50 each! Quality is okay, but after reading your entry I think I will upgrade to the blending brush you've posted about here x

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  17. Jess you're done!! Congrats, that must be such a good feeling. Does this mean you can Skype with me now!? :) haha no pressure, I do really want to do it sometime though.
    So you're completely done with school for forever then? Man I am SO jealous. You are so young! Did you finish early or is that just how things work in England? Either way I'm jealous, I still have 3+ years. :(

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    1. no, I will now go on to University which will be another 3 years. I'll message you now. :)

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  18. I have the brushes and I absolutely love them.

    Haute Inhabit

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  19. Favorite Elf Products:
    - Blush in Candid Coral
    - Matte Lip Sticks (in the long tube)
    - Their color corrector quad thing! ;)

    blog.andrealamo.de

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  20. Shall definitely have to try their brushes, like you I usually like to feel them first but you have given me confidence to take the plunge!
    xx

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  21. The brushes were all amazing. We love it!:)

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  22. The eye brightener looks amazing

    http://georgia-n.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. i've never tried elf products but have always been tempted!
    <3
    Caroline

    www.girlygirlvsworld.com

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  24. I might try some of these brushes!
    Great post xx

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  25. Congrats on finishing your last A level exam, I hope they've gone well for you :)

    Just discovered your blog and love it!
    I've never tried any elf products before but I'm definitely tempted to now, especially the eye brightner!

    Are you planning to go onto University? What do you want to study if so?

    Hollie (cremedeletoile.blogspot.com)
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much, I hope so aswell.
      I do plan to go to Uni, but what I study and when I go is very undecided, I have a place this September, but im having second thoughts about it.
      I love my eye brightener, its a must have :)

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  26. love ELF brushes, they are such a good quality at a good price!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  27. Great Post !!

    The brushes look really good :)

    Just stopped by your blog!
    Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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    1. thank you so much, I will definitely check yours out.

      X

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  28. many people recommend elf ... im tempted to try.. great review thannks :) #loveit

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  29. I've never tried elf make up even though so many has told its great (for its price). Maybe I should think about ordering some. :)

    http://nnotforsale.blogspot.fi/

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