Friday, July 8, 2011

Purchases, Acquisitions, and Upcoming Reviews

Today's post is probably a bit boring, sorry!  I have another freakin exam today.  I'm a bit worried about this, but I *should* be okay (fingers crossed).  This may be my last test for my chemistry class, depending on how well I do.  If I have an A average overall in the class after this test I don't have to take the final exam.  Which I'm really hoping I don't have to take because I've already forgot everything we learned at the beginning!
I haven't been posting a lot of reviews lately just because of the time issue, but that hasn't stopped me from acquiring new pretties!  This is a lot of stuff, but don't think that I bought it all in the past week or anything.  All of this has been over the past 2 months or so and some was bought with various giftcards, discounts, or given to me. I like when people post about their recent purchases or hauls, so I hope you guys like it too.  Be prepared for seeing reviews/swatches of all this in the future!

I'm so excited about this one- I received my first items for review!  Squee!  This is especially cool to me because I don't go seeking brands out trying to get them to send me things; it just feels kinda weird to do that for me.  But Wet n Wild Tweeted that they had some items for review and they were looking for people to send them to.  They asked to send samples of your work.  I figured since they were asking it wouldn't hurt to send them an email.  I sent them an email talking a little bit about my blog and added links to my previous Wet n Wild reviews.  I didn't expect to hear back from them as my blog is still pretty small, but I heard back from them within a few hours saying that they loved my blog and asking for my address.

I have been really impressed with Wet n Wild's PR team.  They respond quickly, never made me feel pressured to give their products good reviews just because they sent them to me for free, and were very nice.  They just asked that when I did review to send them the links.  Even my boyfriend, Mr. Cynical, was impressed.  Of course it's in their best interest to be nice to everyone, but I just feel like they went above and beyond.  Look at the cute little note they sent in my package!

Of course just because I was sent these doesn't mean I won't be honest.  My integrity is VERY important to me personally and I don't like it when people mislead others just to get more free stuff for themselves.  I don't even want to work with a brand that exchanges products for glowing reviews.  I want the companies I support to have integrity also, and take both positive and negative feedback as an opportunity for growth and improvement.

Moving on!  Sorry for the novel!

Here are some discontinued Wet n Wild blushes that I bought on eBay. When I saw this post on Pink Sith I went to eBay to search for it.  The packaging looks different from hers, but the color looks the same.  You may be asking why I need 3 of the same color.  Well, I don't.  This was just the only auction that was up!  Plus it was only like $4 with free shipping for all 3 of these.  I would have gladly paid that for just one.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the other 2, haha.

My Pretty Zombie was on Heartsy (referral link) about 3 weeks ago and of course I had to buy a voucher.  I already have the pink mNg trio (which is incredible and I still need to post about) so I got three eyeshadows and their matching nail polishes. I don't see that she is selling the nail polish anymore, which is a shame because they look gorgeous.

I had a $25 gift certificate for Kiss My Sass Cosmetics for a few months and I finally spent it.  I'm really excited to try the glosses!

I bought a voucher for this comapany from Heartsy on a whim.  It wasn't very much and since I have the VIP thing my voucher was worth even more.  I haven't tried anything yet, but I'll let you guys know what I think.

Milani had a giveaway on Facebook a month ago or so where they were giving  a bunch of people free baked blushed in Terra Sole.  I was lucky enough to be one of them.  I thought this would be too dark for me, but it actually works well if I use a light hand.

I bought all this when Concrete Minerals was on Heartsy as well.  I still haven't tried the eyeshadows yet, but they look pretty in their jars.

Detrivore Cosmetics store is currently on hiatus as they finish moving, but I definitely recommend everyone order from them when they open back up.  This is my second order from them that I received about a month ago and am waiting to swatch until they open their store again.

When I bought the first Tarte 8th World Wonder kit from QVC several months ago I didn't realized that I had accidentally signed up for auto-delivery until I received this in the mail a week or so ago.  Unfortunately QVC doesn't sell these kits unless you signed up for auto-delivery with the first kit.  I guess i should have sent it back but I just couldn't make myself.  Don't tell my boyfriend!

I had a giftcard for QVC that I got from doing surveys so I bought this Tarte set.  This was before the other set came in the mail, so now I have this one and that one!  Luckily this one was paid for with the giftcard so I really only had to pay for the other.  Now that I think about it, let me make sure I didn't sign up for auto-delivery with this one too...

Whew, and that's it!  Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!

Disclosure: The first group of Wet n Wild products were sent to me for review.  Everything else I bought personally or with gift cards.


  1. can't wait for all the reviews! :)

  2. Yay, lots of W&W! That glitter polish looks awesome!

  3. Cant wait for the reviews! Yours are the best and there products look flippin' amazing!

  4. Great haul!! I love Wet n' Wild's Comfort Zone palette.
    I can't wait to see reviews! And good luck on your exam(:


  5. Yay, good for you sweets! WnW is pretty amazing. :D Looks like you have some great goodies there.

  6. Yay for review stuff! that is awesome that WnW sent you a package! Totally cool ;)

  7. I haven't gotten my Glow Your Way to Gorgeous kit yet. Sadness. Can't wait to see what you think about it.

  8. i love everything you got!!!
    great haul!

    sooo jelly! :p

    <3 BB

  9. Woah! definitely a haul you've got there ;) I love it when people post theirs!
    I'm excited to see your MPZ swatches (and sad about the nail polish!), and also Concrete Minerals (have been wanting to try those)

    Good luck on your exam!

  10. AWESOME STUFF! I can't wait to see some reviews and swatches!

  11. Oooh great stuff! God I wish we had Wet n Wild over here, those polishes look amazing!


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