Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bday NYX Haul

My fantastic older sister sent me a huge NYX haul from cherry culture for my upcoming birthday on the 14th. I think she got me more than I asked for... Yay for lovely sisters! :D


From L to R:
NYX Girls Special Glitter Nail Polish in 229 and 251
NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Team Spirit
NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Paradise
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Pots and Pans, Oyster, and Cottage Cheese
Free Cherry Culture lip gloss
NYX Single Eyeshadows in:
-lime juice
-Algae
-Mermaid Green
-Space
-Morocco
-Cherry
-Hot Pink (matte)
-Plum
-Golden Dune
-Herb
NYX Round Lipstick in Circe


Here are the shadows with flash:



Swatches were taken with NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Cottage Cheese as a base, without and with flash. Aren't plum and morocco gorgeous with flash?



Mosaic blush in Paradise and Jumbo eyeshadow pencils in cottage cheese, oyster, and pots and pans. These all have more sheen than the photo shows, and Paradise is redder.



Team Spirit Eyeshadow trio without and with base. I love these colors!



I really love some of the colors I got this time, especially the eyeshadows. There are some great shades for the holidays like plum and mermaid green. Lime juice is this amazing acid yellow-green color that I wore as a highlighter today on a green look, which turned out really cool. Morocco is also a surprise as it looks blue in the pot but turns a beautiful, indigo purple when swatched.

All were smooth and highly pigmented as usual, although Golden Dune was a bit crumbly with its shimmer. Luster in my last haul was similarly crumbly and Herb is the smoother and more pigmented cousin of Luster. They look almost the same in the pot but SO different in real life. I'll have to do comparison swatches of my olives, browns, and greens soon.

Anyway, just wanted to leave you all with my salute. This is the real Jen! Wonky eyebrows and all. ;)





11 comments:

  1. Wow! Your sister rocks! I loove your handwriting too. (: Oooh I love the shades. ESPECIALLY the Jumbo Pencil! I'm going to look for that at the store. (:

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  2. Wow, your sister is awesome! Those are all such awesome shades!

    What wonky eyebrows? They look perfect to me. And eek, sorry about the faker issue.

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  3. Aww, lucky you. Love the look!

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  4. awesome sister!! my sister recently got me a bunch of stuff from mac and sasa on her recent trip to hk so YAY for lovely sisters =))

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  5. I don't have a cool sister unfortunately LOL I had to go and buy all that stuff from cherryculture myself (they had a huge sale...an additional 10% off everything)! lol I am still awaiting my package. I bought 15 eyeshadows in all and I see that I got most of what your sister got you! Thanks so much for the swatches, I am excited about getting mine now :)

    No wonky anything, gorgeous as always!

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  6. Morocco looks SO GORGEOUS. i want it O__O lol

    and yay to the real Jen! gotta hate the fakers. I still can't believe that girl used real pics of herself and hid her face, and then stole yours to replace hers. I guess she must be self-conscious >.>....

    anyhoodle, nice haul=) very sweet of your sister. and thank you for the swatches!!

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  7. i love your haul!.. what do you think about those 3 jumbo sticks?

    and it's so smart of you for adding that sign on your picture =P

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  8. Tiffany: I like the shadow sticks because they give great pigmentation to colors (more than UDPP alone) when used as a base, but they are so creamy that I would probably use UDPP as a base under the shadow stick if I wore it on my eyes. Overall, fun and easy to use. :)

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  9. I've enjoyed reading your blog, it made me feel very feminine.

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  10. HI Jen! After reading your post I actually decided to be a good older sister myself and just ordered quite a bunch of stuff from cherryculture for my younger sister and myself :-) I also got a trio of eye NYX shadows, can't wait to try it and then like 5 or 6 one color pots including the hot pink and sunset - can't wait to see how they will look in person :-) thanks so much, I am really happy I discovered such a nice makeup site ;-) I am sure my sis will appreciate as well, hehe

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  11. how wish NYX can ship to malaysia.... love the colour so much... thanks for sharing... Love u Jen... ^___^

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