Thursday, April 17, 2014

BLOG SALE!!!!

Hello my lovelies!!  As I'm sure you've already guessed from the title of this post...I'm having a blog sale! Included in this sale are items from my collection that just don't receive the love they deserve! All items (except for one) are gently used and are in excellent condition. There are high end and drugstore items for sale. There are "lots" of more than one item and also single items. ALL MAKEUP HAS BEEN PROPERLY SANITIZED!!! (I would never sell you guys dirty stuff!) In this post are more detailed pictures and descriptions than what you'll find on Instagram. This sale is open to the U.S. and Canada. All prices are including shipping for the U.S. only.  If you are buying and live in Canada, you will need to pay the shipping. Please contact me for a quote.

Payment is via PayPal only. First come first serve. I will only hold an item for 24 hours, so serious buyers only please.

If you are interested in an item, you can either comment below or send me a direct message on Instagram @reneebruch. All items will be posted on IG, but it will most likely be a different photo taken with my phone. (I am aware that these photographs do not "fit" on my blog template, but I wanted to put the largest possible photos for you to see the details.)

JILL STUART LIPSTICK & BLUSH:  $85.00 shipped

These items are very rare in the U.S. and I had to purchase them from outside the U.S. I am asking only $85.00 for both items. Both are BNIB (brand new in box) and have been swatched ONLY.  The lipstick is called a "Lip Blossom" and the color is "Amaryllis Poetry" which is a high shine pink with a slight rosy tone which makes it very wearable. The "Layer Blush Compact" is in the shade "03 Relaxed Smile". This is a shimmery highlighting blush which can be built up or used over top of a matte shade to add a lovely pinky/champagne glow. And can we all agree the packaging is STUNNING???!!!! The top of the lipstick has a flower shape that flips open to reveal a tiny mirror and the blush has a soft retractable brush with its own cover which is attached by a chain. Both of the items have a silver finish and the actual blush compact is a strong acrylic type material.

bareMinerals loose mineral eyeshadow trio in "Meet the Browns":  

I have several bareMinerals brand loose shadows and I love the formula! They are highly pigmented, easy to work with and blend and last forever!  I am letting these go only because they didn't receive much use. I was attached to my Smashbox shadows. Now with all of my blogging, I've gotten so many neutrals that I wanted these babies to have a new loving home! (I do believe that this is a discontinued item.)

SMASHBOX Lipstick Palette:  $12.00 shipped
 This is a great palette for MUA's! I only used the matte red shade once with the lip brush. I just have so many similar colors in my collection! It comes with a lip brush and has 8 shades on 2 different levels so it is a very sleek compact. This will easily fit into your drawer, makeup bag or purse. The formula is lovely and as to staying power, I can only speak to the matte red, but it lasted a good 8 hours without much fading. You can mix and match these colors to achieve any type of look you're after!

BLUSH LOT:  $8.00 shipped

This is a drugstore "blush lot". You get all 5 blushes for only $8.00! There are 3 cream blushes and 2 powder blushes. The NYX and Flower Beauty cream blushes are fantastic! They don't remain sticky and are all highly pigmented. I used a small stippling brush when using cream products to pick up the product and swirl it onto my cheeks. (I prefer the elf small stipple brush because it never disturbs my foundation). The elf and Covergirl blushes are nicely pigmented and, depending on your skintone and personal preference, can easily be built up for more intensity. I have used all of these products only once each. I just am a blush junkie! If you think you don't like cream blushes, try these...you'll be a convert! I was!

DIOR 5 COULEURS Eyeshadow palette:  $50.00 shipped
This palette has a lovely cream shade, a taupe, a light pink, a lighter plum and a dark plum. This was my very first "REALLY" high end beauty purchase. Unfortunately, I chose colors that I wouldn't use often. :(  So, because of that I've only used this palette about 3 or 4 times in less than a year. It comes with ALL of the original packaging, including the leaflet insert Dior includes with their quints! (In this photo I hadn't cleaned the sponge tips yet.) You will love this formula if you haven't tried Dior eyeshadows yet. They're buttery, easy to blend and have good color payoff. I highly recommend Dior's eyeshadows in general.

theBalm "Rockstar Palette - Balm Jovi":   $25.00 shipped

Now is the time to try eyeshadows from theBalm! They are amazeballs! And with this palette, you get a little bit of everything. The packaging is so cute and when you open the palette there is a large mirror, a great color and finish mix of shadows with a highlight and blush (which is "Mary Lou-Manizer" and "Frat Boy" that they renamed to fit the theme of the palette.) There is a magnetic flap that closes over the cream products at the bottom. They even give you a little guide of how to create certain looks! This is a great palette for travel. It's sturdy, has plenty of variety, not to mention blush, highlight and lipstick (or blush...however you choose to use the cream products is up to you!) I used this several times. I even created an entire look for a blog post on this palette. The post is called "SLiC Look by theBalm" and you find it in my archives.

EYE LOT:     $18.00 shipped
A mix of drugstore and high end! This lot includes a limited edition Wet 'n Wild palette in "A Great Glistener", 2 of Too Faced's Shadow Insurance eye primers, "Original" and "Candlelight", 2 pairs of Red Cherry lashes in #217 and the coolest eyeliner I've ever seen. Sigma's Extended Wear eyeliner in "Focus" which is a green/brown duochrome. It shifts colors from a shimmery brown to a shimmery green depending on angles and lighting. It would also look fabulous all over the lid as an unexpected smokey eye. (Just use a tiny amount of a very finely milled translucent setting powder to prevent creasing.)

theBalm "Balm Voyage" palette:   $28.00 shipped

This palette from theBalm is much larger than the "Balm Jovi" palette and it contains more eyeshadow shades and more product in each. It also has 3 cream shades for use on the cheeks or lips. This also has a mirror and a magnetic closure to protect the cream products. The colors are very beautiful but I find I've only reached for this palette on those occasions when I wanted to use the purple. So, for me to keep it for one shade doesn't make sense. All of the shadows have been swatched, but I did not swatch the cream products at all.

So that is everything (so far!) that I have ready for sale! I hope to be hearing from some of my lovelies. All of these items are in excellent condition, properly sanitized for immediate use when you get it at your door!

Let the fun begin! Thank you all very much!