Is it just me or is anyone else a total sucker for gimmicky/novelty things? Last week I purchased a few items from asos based purely on the novelty factor. One of them being a cheek highlighter in the shape of a cat's head… wearing a cute hat! And the promo picture is just adorable! How was I supposed to say no to this?
I think I laughed for a good few minutes before adding it to my basket. As a cat lover I am a sucker for anything like this. It is just too cute. And all for the price of £21 and I'm afraid to actually use it because it is so beautiful. I'll just have to bite the bullet and do it. I've never tried anything from Paul and Joe before and asos is the only place I know you can buy it so I went ahead and purchased one of their cat eyeshadows too.
While browsing the site I also came across some pixi products and I've been wanting to try some of their products for the longest time but have never gotten round to it. Last week I visited their London store in Soho, it is the cutest shop ever! I reluctantly walked out with nothing. For their spring collection they have collaborated with disney to bring a pixie themed palette featuring Tinkerbell. (Refer back to the comment about novelty things) Being the disney lover I am and knowing I wanted to try their products I also added this to my basket. I thought it was a great idea to have one of the most famous pixie's featured on a pixi palette! The packaging is something that I absolutely love, it looks to me like they may have had a real model pose for this drawing of Tinkerbell as it is far from the traditional tinkerbell images we are used to. The design is much more fluid and sketch-like. The same design is mirrored on the front of the palette itself with the traditional pixi green. The palette itself comes with 5 eyeshadows, 5 lip creams and a 3 colour blush palette. Included is also a blush brush, duo eye applicator and a duo lip applicator. I have only swatched the colours in this palette so far so haven't had a chance to really make a decision of what I think of the products.
I also purchased the lump luxe radiance powder which is beautifully packaged. I am in love with the pixi logo.
And lastly I purchased the nicki minaj nail polish in "save me". I am going through a glitter nail polish phase right now and loved this when I saw it. It's just a shame that O.P.I nail polishes are £10.50. I was going to purchase a few other polishes from asos but at £10.50 each I couldn't justify it. (Yet I can justify £21 for a cat highlighter… !?) I have decided that when I go back to the states in 4 weeks I will try and buy more O.P.I there as I'm sure they are around $7 each?
I will be posting more on my thoughts of these products in individual posts soon. Hope you enjoyed!