10/03/2011

Apothica Haul: Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette, Too Faced Papa Don't Peach blush, Estee Lauder Peach Nuance blush

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Hello everyone! I'd like to share with you my first haul from Apothica.com. I have been eyeing that Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette for a while, and once it showed up at Apothica.com, I knew it was time to use my gift vouchers! So these are what I picked up: Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette, Too Faced Papa Don't Peach blush and Estee Lauder Peach Nuance blush. Keep reading for my reviews and swatches! ♥



To begin with, I am well impressed by Apothica.com's fast shipping! Although international shipping is quite pricey, I only did my order on Sunday, and by Thursday, the items arrived safe and sound at my doorstep. Again, very very impressed! Because I'm really impressed, I'd like to share this with you: If you're interested in purchasing from them, here's a 20%-OFF discount code that was given to me in the package: APCAT20 - I wish I had known it before my order! I could have saved some voucher money! (or bought more things!)

Now on to the items..

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Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette. This definitely does not disappoint. The first time I laid my eyes on it, it took my breath away! The packaging is so pretty, sweet and definitely romantic. The eyeshadows themselves have such great quality: amazing pigmentation and buttery soft textures, no fall out. Its composed of neutrals, purples and greys; I love this palette! Definitely a must for spring 2011! ♥


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Too Faced Papa Don't Peach blush. I have been eye-ing this at my local Boots for a few months now, swatching it every time I'm at store, but I just never purchased it. I thought to use my voucher to get this one. Its a shimmery peach, again great pigmentation, easy to blend.


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Estee Lauder Peach Nuance blush. This has been said to be a dupe for MAC Ripe Peach, which is another one of those limited edition MAC products that have been highly sought after. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to pick it up when it was released. But never mind, I have so many other blushes lol. I received the same blush Peach Nuance in a swap, but in its older packaging. Since I had a voucher anyway, I wanted to get the new one to compare the two. The verdict? The colour is exactly the same, but the new packaging has a larger dark peach/orange bit and you are able to use that part more.

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Well I hope this review was useful!

What do you think? ♥

*Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review. ♥


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On another note, how is your life treating you?

Mine is literally killing me. My life's so much busier now that I'm through 75% my 5th year of Med school. Almost every minute I have something to do, work to revise, and I need to catch my breath sometimes! Even sleeping feels like a chore now; sometimes I wish I didn't need to, to save time! And on those times I barely get any shut eye, I rely on coffee to keep awake, which in turn upsets my stomach, and then I self medicate with just Gaviscon. I hardly ever find time to wear makeup now - maybe only on weekends or for special dinners during the week - and that is rare!

Sometimes I wish my life was simpler, but then I realise the purpose of my entering med school - to be a medic and help people in the future - and then I am reminded that all this work will be worthwhile. ~

But then again, I need a break!! :'(

I really miss blogging, and I'm sorry for the lack of more frequent posts. :(


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17 comments

  1. wow girl i love everythink you brought!! im so gnna have to go check that website out cos of you lol


    aww im sorry your finding it hard at med school! i hope it'll get easyer for you soon! n dont worry bout blogging so much were here behide ya as always here for you :)

    x x x

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  2. @Sammiebbz *- Aww thanks hun. You don't know how amazing your comment just made me feel xx

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  3. amazing haul!! I love everything u got... talk about quality over quantity.. =) I'm curious about the Estee blush... it looks nice!

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  4. aww good glad it did! ya a lovely pretty girl out there dont want ya too be stressed out! grab some choccie and pong out on the sofa its what i do lol x x x

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  5. Love the Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette. ^^

    You take it easy. It's amazing how you still get to update this blog despite of being busy in Med. school. Don't worry, it'll pass. Just take it one day at a time. Good luck! :)

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  6. I really really like the blush! The gradient colour has that 3d effect. I think have just convinced me to get my hands on this!

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  7. I really want that EL blush!! Do you know if it's available in the UK? (haven't had the chance to go to a EL counter)

    xxx

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  8. @Caeyo - Thank you hun. =)

    @♥Mishi à la mode♥- I'm sure you'll love it!

    @Vanity-Fashionista- Its available in the UK :) x

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  9. Heya hun, was lovely meeting ya, albeit breifly at the NBBE :) Sorry to hear your having a tough old time at med school! I can deffo relate hun :( such gorguz purchases by the way! Love it all, want it all ;)lol! the 'honeymoon' & 'ever after shadows are gorguz!

    Love Aysh xoxo

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  10. Nice haul, Livia! Thanks for the swatches.:D

    I'm sorry that you are having a hard time with Med school, like what you've said, it will all be worth it. We understand that school is more important than blogging.:D

    Good luck!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  11. Great purchases! I'm loving that palette~ the shadows are definitely romantic looking. ^^

    Aw, good luck with your schooling! I know how you feel...and it can be really exhausting both mentally and physically. Hang in there dear~ it'll all be worth it in the end. <3 Stay strong.

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  12. Lovely haul! Loving all the products you got. I want to try that Estee Lauder Blusher now.

    and take it easy girl! You'll be done soon and it will be worth it :)

    Shifa
    xoxo

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  13. i just love that retro casing of the blusher, so cute:)

    xx

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  14. Hi girl! I'm sure that you would be a great medic ;) I love the packaging of your purchases. And i didn't know your Estée Lauder's blush, i will try to find it on Internet. Kisses from Spain.

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  15. love ur blog!


    http://oppositelipstick.blogspot.com/

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  16. I ordered from Apothica like 2 weeks ago, but my Too Faced natural palette was backordered. I got my other product that ordered with them, but I still haven't gotten my Too Faced and I already paid for it. Other from that I gotten my previous order from them quickly. I'm sorry if I sounded mean, but I'm just a little peeved

    But your haul looks awesome :)

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  17. @krispytincan - im sorry to hear that! Have you contacted them? What did they say?..

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