29 October 2011

SweetPea & Fay $1 Haul + Eye Shadow Swatches


I love bargain hunting.  Thrift stores, sales, or just a regular inexpensive find...they all get my heart pounding.  Online bargain hunting can be good fun too, which is how I first came across Heartsy.  If you haven't heard of it, Heartsy is a site that offers deals on handmade items from online sellers.  Similar to sites like Groupon, you buy a voucher which can then be redeemed for some percentage more than the actual purchase price.  SweetPea & Fay was on Heartsy over the summer and being a company I was already interested in trying, I decided to pick up a voucher.  Vouchers were $6 for $17 worth of merchandise, or $27 for VIPs.  I got a $5 credit for voting for SweetPea & Fay's deal initially and it happened to fall in the one month when I had already paid for VIP membership, so I ended up paying only $1 for the $27 voucher!  I'm not sure how much sense that story made, but needless to say it ended up being a fairly epic deal!

I wanted to try out SweetPea & Fay's lip glosses, which happened to be out of stock for a couple months while they found new packaging, I believe, so I only ended up spending my voucher a couple weeks ago.  I was able to pick up 3 full size lip glosses and 17 eye shadow samples ... pretty awesome for $1!  I haven't had a chance to do more than swatch these, so this won't be a review, but on first impressions, while a couple colours did go on slightly patchy, for the most part they applied smoothly and without any issues.  I'm going to do a separate post on the lip glosses, so look for that over the next couple days.  For today, here are the eye shadow swatches - apologies that these photos aren't the best quality.  We haven't had much sun lately and you won't be able to see all the lovely shimmer and sparklies in these as a result :(  Swatches are done dry over Detivore's primer.

Top Row (L to R): Kapow, Bulder Dash, Copper Bird, Kangaroo Prints, Courtesan / Bottom Row (L to R): Love Lies Bleeding, Smithereens, Tom Foolery, Suave Gentleman, British Accent

Top Row (L to R): Courtesan, Scalywag, 93 Phobias, Shrooms / Bottom Row (L to R): British Accent, Moe Madio, Numchucks, Fresh Oil, Atropos

(L to R) Suave Gentleman, British Accent, Moe Madio -- Ergh, fall lighting!  These don't all look the same in real life!
 
(L to R) Fresh Oil (black with blue sparkles), Atropos (black with copper sparkles)

Top Row (L to R): Kapow, Bulder Dash, Copper Bird, Kangaroo Prints, Courtesan, Scalywag, 93 Phobias, Shrooms / Bottom Row (L to R): Love Lies Bleeding, Smithereens, Tom Foolery, Suave Gentleman, British Accent, Moe Madio, Numchucks, Fresh Oil, Atropos


        

4 comments:

  1. Wow, nice haul. I would like to see the lip glossess. Until now, I haven't grabbed any heartsy deal. When I read the email about any new great offer, the vouchers were already gone.

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  2. That's happened to me too, with all the vouchers being gone :( Some of them sell out so quickly!

    I should have the lip gloss post up tomorrow :)

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  3. I love when I get a bunch of new colors to play with :D These are pretty!

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  4. Gorgeous swatches! These look like some really nice, sophisticated shades.

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