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October 14, 2012

What's in my Mailbox? #4

As I mentioned in my most recent Want it Wednesday post, I've been talking to Lizzi from  Makeup and Smell the Coffee a lot lately. Well, when I say talking I mean tweeting but, hey, it's the talking of the 21st century. 

Lizzi is a beauty blogger, make up artist and all round beauty lover with an unnatural love for Illamasqua cosmetics. Whenever I say I'm looking for ANYTHING cosmetics related, Lizzi can tell me the Illamasqua equivalent and recommends it. Being from Perth, Western Australia, I don't have access to an Illamasqua counter and, therefore, have never tried anything. I always want to check out colours before buying eyeshadows etc and, as I'm sure everyone does, I want to be colour matched to a foundation before buying it. I swear, whenever I tell her I've never tried Illamasqua I can feel her twitching all the way from Victoria.

Lizzi and I were recently talking about make up brushes and she mentioned that she was wanting to try a selection of brushes from Essence but wasn't able to buy them from the Priceline or Target near her. Given that both my Priceline and Target stock them I decided to pick some up for her and send them. I can't remember the exact names of the brushes I sent but I sent 2 x crease/pencil style brushes and 2 x flat/fluffy shader brushes. If you know the actual names of these brushes, please comment below. I can't find them anywhere on the website..

Anyway, on Tuesday I arrived home to find a package was waiting for me. Who was it from, I hear you asking? Lizzi! Along with a letter written on pink paper (my favourite colour!), she sent me an Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Solstice and a sample of their fragrance, Freak. In her letter she said she wanted me to have something from Illamasqua and thought this beautiful cream eyeshadow would 'jazz up' a neutral eye. Lizzi, you know me too well. 
Both of these products are incredible, Lizzi, and I certainly know what you mean about the perfume now. 

Thank you so much for this, Lizzi! I really, really appreciate it, as I'm sure you can tell. The Liquid Metal is absolutely beautiful and I can't stop looking at the Illamasqua site now. I can't wait to try some other stuff. Here's hoping they bring a counter to Perth sometime soon!

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  1. I can't even tell you the names, I threw out the packs! I'm glad you like the goodies!

  2. Oh, and it's not an unnatural love, it's perfectly natural and made in heaven!

  3. That was so nice of both of you! Love the blogging community. :)


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