I feel so blessed to have received another PR package. Today’s post is just an unboxing of the products I received from the Betty online store. I’ll have a detailed review up in a few weeks.
I decided to combine my decade of experience in the beauty industry, as a skin care therapist and salon owner, with a few of my favourite pastimes…online shopping, makeup, social media and basically all things aesthetically pleasing.
In 2011 I sadly bid farewell to my clients to follow my other love, let’s call him Mr Betty, from the bright city lights of Jozi to the warm sun, sand and sea of KZN. Shortly after the big move, we were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of our first baby girl, which prompted us to make the huge decision of putting my career on hold, which was initially meant to be just for a couple of years, so I could dive head-first into the crazy-beautiful-sleep-deprived world of being a stay-at-home mom. Well….a couple of years turned into 7, and the Durban move turned into a few more moves around the country and 2 more babies thrown into the mix. The fact that I survived multiple house moves, multiple newborn babies (often all at the same time!), and everything that goes with it is astounding!
What doesn’t surprise me however, is that the urge to get back on the entrepreneurial bicycle was still burning strong. As was my desire to prove to myself (and to other moms out there) that not only is it possible to get back into the workforce, but with determination and plenty of hard work, to take that workforce by the horns while realizing ones dreams.
And so, cut to 2018…with the boom (and my new-found interests) in social media and e-commerce, combined with my original passion of beauty and skin care, many late nights and anxiety-ridden mornings, I am ready to “birth” my fourth “baby”, so to speak….her name is Betty…she is a beauty…she is a beast….she is whatever the hell she wants to be.
I love Mel’s story and I just get such authentic energy from her. If you’re not following the store on Instagram then be sure to do so. She posts hilarious beauty related posts that, at times, leave me in stitches. Firstly, thank you for this beautiful package, Mel. I wish you could’ve seen my reaction the minute I opened the box. My husband is my witness, lol. I was like a little girl.
Included in this PR package
Colourpop New Theory Butterfly collection
The New Theory lippie stix set was part of the 2018 butterfly collection. This whole collection was so damn pretty. The packaging, the colour selection of the lippies as well as the supershock shadows just screamed out Spring (which happens to be my favourite season). I’ve had my eye on the lippie stix set since the release, so you can only imagine how excited I was to have received this.
There’s 6 lippie stix included in this set.
- Ink blot-warm neutral beige(matte)
- Sike-deep dirty peach/terracotta(matte)
- Little things-mid-tone mauve pink(créme)
- Lullaby-orangey red(matte x)
- Fly-Fi-red terracotta(matte x)
My favourite formula in the lippie stix has to be the matte x. These matte x lippies apply with ease, feel velvety on the lips and are super long wearing. Some of the matte formulae have a slight sheen to it but if you blot the lips ever so slightly, that sheen disappears. The créme feels amazing on the lips, definitely great for those with really dry lips. They’re also really pigmented. All the lippies stix fade gradually so you won’t end up with a strange inner lip.
Dose of colors in Sassy Siennas
This is my very first Dose of colors product. I’ve been eyeing their eyeshadows for the longest time because I’ve only read good reviews. The fact that I finally have this product in my collection is beyond real. Can one really get this excited about makeup? I think Yes, lol. I know many of you can relate.
Sassy Siennas is a 5 Pan Matte Eyeshadow Palette, with a mixture if peaches, siennas and rusty hues. This palette is the perfect dose of warm earth tones with a pop of peachy goodness.
- Bossy: Bold Burnt Orange
- Oh So Sassy: Plump Peach
- Foxy: Burnt Sienna
- Brassy: Warm Copper
- Stay Sassy: Warm Cocoa Brown
I’ve played around with the shadows and I’m really impressed. Will share more details in a future post but this warm tone palette has me in my feels.
I’ve been loving playing around with these products and so excited to create more looks.
Be sure to check out the Betty online store. They have a great selection of makeup, skincare, mostly pixi beauty skincare as well as baby clothing under the lil Betty’s section. I can’t fault their services, their products are 100% authentic, so you won’t have any issues with making your purchase and receiving your parcels.
Let me know if you’ve checked out the online store and what you have your eye on?