Thursday, 1 July 2010

Lou's Reviews- Bella Sugar Cosmetics 18 Colour Palette

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Sorry I have been a bit lax on the bloggeypops front, I have had one heck of a week. I went to London on Tuesday and was meant to stay and go back into the London office on Wednesday but Mattmoo was rushed to hospital in an ambulance after collapsing so I had to come home and cut my trip short. It was all a little manic but this morning he was discharged and is on the mend- phewy! I won't go on about it because it was all quite upsetting and this is a place of joy and sparkles.

So moving on, last week I had a luurrvvveeelly package sent through the post- my BELLA SUGAR COSMETICS  order!! Woop!! I had taken full advantage of her rather generous 50% sale last month and wowee I'm glad I did.

It had taken a little longer than usual because I customised some colours myself and Patricia had to order in the glitter especially- what other company would do this for you?! None that I know of.

I had ordered the 18 shadow palette, and I think it's love. Seriously, love. I feel like I'm cheating on MAC and Urban Decay but my Bella Sugar lust has over ridden. Before I show you the pictures, let me just give you a slight testimony to this palette: When I went to London, I took only this. Usually I would take at least one UD Book of Colour and maybe a couple of glitters for choice, but oh no, I just took my BSC's gem. Also, it's my hen weekend this in 2 days in Liverpool, and I will ONLY be taking this!! Woah.

So here it is in all it's splendor:





So here are some things I love about my new baby:

1. Patricia remembered that my last palette was in a pink floral theme and she gave me the same one this time. Now, I know if I had asked then she would have given me another, but I just think it's cracking customer service that she remembered. I feel like I have been really thought of and cared for.

2. I got to choose all the colours myself, so I know I will love every single one. Sometimes when I buy a palette I love a few, like a few and one or two I will never use, but this is 100% love.

3. I custom designed 3 of the colours myself and named them LouLou (me- how conceited eh), Tiyana (my little sister and bridesmaid) and Charlotte (my best bud and also my other bridesmaid). More on these later.

4. I have moved the bottom shadows a bit and you can see that there is a little 'name map' of which shadows are which. There was already one on top, but this could be easily lost, so I was pleased there was another for my reference.

5. Just like MAC, all the shadows are magnetised, so if you wished, you could change them around or if you finished one very quickly, you could replace it without having to replace the whole palette- very economical.

6. You can't see it but under the loose colour map there is a sizable mirror, perfect for application on the go.

7. I threw this in my handbag on the tube and the magnets were strong enough to keep it closed so as not to get shadow all over my bag insides. ('funny' story about my tube adventure at end-cringe!).

8. This is by far the best point- THE PIGMENT IS SENSATIONAL. I had to apply this with my fingers the other morning (I stayed at my chum Ian's, and he gave me about 20 nanoseconds to get ready so it was a quick finger swipe and go!), and even without a brush or primer, the colours looked amazing. I can do swatches if you like, but Patricia already has them on her blog which is linked above.

9. There are a variety of textures and finishes- duochromes, satin, matte, sparkly, shimmer. *drools*.

10. All the prices for BSC products are incredibly reasonable. I'm starting to think that for eyeshadows, maybe MAC is not the way...


These pictures don't do the colours justice so puurrlleeaassse have a look on her blog for more images.


I also ordered a single of Tiyana and Charlotte to give to them as a thank you after the wedding. Look closely at the pot...Patricia put confetti sparkles in it!!! Hehehehe!


I was also kindly sent a sample of BSC Golden Glimmer Lip Balm. I have used it a few times and would compare it to the LUSH Lip Balms but with less scent. I like this because I'm not much of a lipbalm gal because I often find the smell a little overpowering. This has the balance just right. I'm not sure if this is the sample packaging or actually packaging but I really like it, it's so dinky you can slot it into your coin purse and jobs-a-goodun!

If you would like anymore info, just give me a shout. For links to BSC Website and ETSY Shop, have a looksie at Bella Sugar's blog and treat yourself to something lovely :)

Have you tried anything from Bella Sugar Cosmetics? What did you think?

Toodlepip!

xx

9 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about Matt! I'm glad that he is back home where he belongs and I'm sending my best wishes for a speedy recovery xxx

    I've never heard of BSC before but I'm DEFINITELY going to check out the website.

    Your palette looks lovely! Like you I end up sticking to a few favourites from a palette and the other colours end up with very little love. A custom made palette sounds ideal for repurchasing colours etc and I love that you can move the pans about too... oh, this blog malarkey is baaad for the old bank balance!

    I love that you custom designed and named colours after you and your bridesmaids, I know I'd be over the moon if someone did that for me :)

    Take care my lovely xxxxx

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  2. I love everything about the Bella Sugar pallette! It's lovely outside and in - great colour selection!
    Kat x Click&Make-Up!

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  3. After your first review I went and bought an 18 colour palette and I am SOOOO IN LOVE with it!! absolutely amazing quality!! my post: http://confessionsofanaussieshoeaholic.blogspot.com/2010/06/bella-sugar-cosmetics-uh-may-zing.html

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  4. I wondered where you were! get well soon Matt! ;0)

    x hel x

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  5. Love all the stuff! Hope Matt is back on his feet before we know it! I also have an award for you on my blog...

    alluringbathandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. WOWW, this looks gorgeous! :) xx

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  7. Great review Lou! How fun that you created 3 shades yourself...I especially love Tiyana! I ordered 2 of the 9color eyeshadow palettes and I love them as well...the colors are just gorgeous, aren't they? As for the gold glimmer lip balm, I also received one but I don't think it was a sample because it came in the usual lip balm type of tube that you would expect. And I really like the moisture it provides but I'm the opposite of you when it comes to the scent...I wish it had more! lol

    xxx

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  8. WOW that palette looks GREAT!!!!! I WANT IT! lol

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  9. Would you be interested in selling this palette?
    My email is jyotipurbawfg@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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Sprinkleofglitter xxx

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