First Ever Elf Purchase

After a failed attempt at collecting this yesterday (why are post offices only open for half a day on a Wednesday?) I was finally handed my first elf experience by a very polite post office lady this afternoon.

It sounds so snobby but I've always strayed away from elf due to the packaging, is it just me or does it look like something your mum would have leftover from the 80s? Or something from the 80s still gracing the shelves of poundstretcher....hmm enough 80s. The only reason I moseyed over to the website was to buy the eyebrow kit but I saw the 50% off and ended up filling my boots.
I haven't really had chance to try anything properly yet but I was quite surprised at how small the kabuki brush was

I thought the box was empty to begin with, they'd squeezed it into a tiny compartment at the bottom which is a little odd - why not just make the box smaller? It does feel soft though.

Ugh I had my work course today which was trying to teach us how to make an effective phonecall. As a "roleplay" we had to phone each other infront of everyone to show how we'd react in a difficult situation, worse still the calls were recorded...My reaction? Get incredibly flustered, blush beetroot, and hang up. Cringe.

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  1. eugh, I have just started a knew job, and my boss has made me do about 6089849 hours of "role play" phone calls this weeks, its horrible! x

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  2. Haha i did the same thing with the kabuki brush! I was also shocked! its nice and soft though and has easily become my favourite brush! I also got the HD powder and was just tweeting someone saying it makes me look like a crusty ghost! I look forward to seeing what you think of the stuff! x

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  3. Oooh Elf goodies! I'm excited! Could you make a separate post on what you got? Sadly I was down with the flu when the 50% was on, so missed that :(

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  4. Ahh the hearing 'roleplay' sends a shiver down my spine, it's always so awkward! I know what you mean about elf, I was a little put off at first but I love everything that I've bought from them :) xo

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  5. I take it I am the only one who on reading the title thought this had something to do with elves... Some kind of elf-like purchase perhaps? No.
    Work assessments always make me stresssed. I always work better when there is no boss around because I feel more confident, but then they don't see me like that...

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  6. ahhh no cringe at the roleplay thing! Ive had to do that before!! lol

    btw I just googled 'stamp lettering' and found the text for my blog.. sorry i cant remember the exact website!! lol

    pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com
    xx

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  7. I've never used elf, is it good? I know it's cheap, so that's why I'm wondering.

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  8. I'll be very interested to hear what you think of ELF, I haven't used it, but I'm always hearing bloggers chatting about it. Wondering if I should take the plunge and invest!

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  9. I've never tried Elf cosmetics, let us know how you get on!

    Leia

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  10. Role play at work is the worst! I am dreading de-fib and cpr training!

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  11. I hate talking on the phone, but it's even worse when people are monitoring you! :(

    Maria xxx

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  12. Looks great!

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  13. Elf is .... ok, I suppose. I don't like buying the cheap $1.00 items anymore because the studio line is much, much better. However, it still doesn't compare to drugstore makeup, which can be cheap too. The kabuki brush, though, im surprised is very soft and effective!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  14. Ooh, I've enver bought anything from E.L.F, I keep meaning to though!
    Sirens and Bells

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  15. I got a lot from e.l.f. - including the waterproof eyeliner pen I sneakily see you have! The packaging is so crappy but actually the products are pretty good - I'm impressed!

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  16. Ahah I feel the same about the packaging but I adore their brushes. x hivenn

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  17. Haven't tried elf yet either, mainly because I mostly use mineral make up, but have decided to give their matte lip colour a try and maybe some brushes.

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  18. Ive heard a lot of good things about that brush! :)

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  19. Never tried Elf before...I'd love to hear your opinion about it since many bloggers and youtubers seem to use it quite a lot :)

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  20. I love getting Elf packages through the post :D oh and just to let you know they have a 50% off deal when you spend £25 or more :)

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  21. I hadn't tried elf and I know what you mean about the packaging lol. But I've heard its quite hit and miss somethings can be really good whilst others aren't. But I think when they next have an offer on I might try some things.

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  22. Haha i thought exact thing about the last brush, and I was worried but it was inside the box. You got awesome things. xx

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