'Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?'Through a trickle of pictures I've been seeing pop up online, I found out that Walgreens [a US based drugstore] has now released an exclusive Disney's Ariel, the little Mermaid, line. The products come from multiple and well known brands to create a full set of beautiful and magical products for summer.
There are hair care, perfume, makeup, bags and accessories available in store. [website link]
Happily, I went straight to my local Walgreens, but products weren't available in store yet... SO, I journeyed to four other shops to fill up my treasure trove. Most stores I visited just had their shipment arrive in this morning, so I was able to see all the products available in bulk since they took out what they had in the stock room for me to peruse... I'm happy to say, I was able to find all the items in the collection I wanted to get my hands on!
Disney Ariel Lash Kit, by Ardell
This kit is the piece that drew my attention to this series! The packaging is AMAZING, like I'm in love with the shell shape it's in, plus, it seems like it can be reusable since it can fit Ardell's standard lash stands.. It's actually pretty sturdy and plastic, so I know I'll be using this as my travel lash case.
The kit comes with two Ardell lashes, the case and some glue. There are three different kits available, all of them come with one pair of Ardell's 'Demi Wispies' and a pair of their 'Double Up' lashes... I believe I purchased kit #1 and #2, that come with lashes 203 and 204~ For in store and online, kit #3 looks like it has lash number 205, but I can't confirm that;;
Above, the colours in order:
High Tide, Blueberry
Sea Breeze, Cherry
For Shore, Vanilla
Surf's Up, Strawberry
Tropical Wave, Grape
e.l.f Disney Ariel Lip Stain and Super Glossy Lip Shine Set.
The packaging is very cute, with the monogram 'A' and shell that goes with the theme of all the products. It's very classy and looks really pretty. The colour of the stain is Petal Pink and the glosses are Sunrise and Sunset~ Both are the same colour but one is sheer, and the other opaque with gold shimmer bits.
e.l.f Disney Ariel Eye Collection set.
In the kit, it comes with a waterproof black eyeliner and two eyeshadow duos. The teal/gold set is called 'High Tide', while the pearly muave/bronze duo is titled 'Coral Reef'~ both duos are different colours from the other shadow kit in the series. I really like all the colours except the muave shade, so it was a bit anti climactic. On another point, I was pleasantly shocked at how nice the liquid liner in this kit is! It's smudge proof and pretty darn opaque for the price..
It comes with 9 eye shadows, two blushes, a lip gloss and two brushes~
Sand Dollar~ a light cream shadow with a very fine dusting of shimmer, it could almost be matte.
Coral Reef~ a frosty light lemon shade
Tropical Wave~ shimmery aqua
North Star~ shimmering light grey
For Shore~ frosted gold
Siren Song~ metallic copper
Seaweed~ pearlecent green
Seashell~ electric purple with a light dusting of shimmer, which is more on the matte end
Brilliant sea~ shimmery blue
Conch Shell~ Dark tan blush
Tan Lines~ Golden blush
Go on and Kiss the Girl~ baby pink lip gloss
I'm not so impressed with the eyeshadows because all the shimmer and pearl is a bit too much for me~ But I absolutely love Sand Dollar and Siren Song. They are so pretty blended with the Conch Shell blush used as an eyeshadow~
I really like both the blushes, and they make a pretty decent contour if you can get past the shimmer. They both blend amazingly too so it made the purchase of the booklet worth it!
The book comes with an instruction/guide on how to create a day and night look using the palette, and both looks are very pretty and the advice can be used as an outline for beginners with eyeshadow because the guide is quite easy to follow.
e.l.f Disney Ariel Bronzer and Kabuki Brush set
Hands down my favourite purchase from the collection! I adore the packaging and the bronzer makes a beautiful contour shade!!! Wow, I'm in love~ The only downside is there's a LOT of fall out if you use the provided kabuki brush~ The brush might be a bit too stiff for the product I think, so it was a big mess until I switched to my normal contour brush..
I bought this out of curiosity on how e.l.f brushes fare in my kit.. Also I lost my blending brush on vacation;; The brushes are pretty decent and look quite pretty~ So it's all good. I really like the travel pouch it comes in, it'll be great for trips and bringing in my makeup kit.
Conair Disney Ariel Wrapped Headband
It's such a pretty headband! When I wear it, it looks like I've donned a tiara! Like, a crown fit for a mermaid princess~ It's really subtle.
I love the Disney Ariel collection, and it was my day and money well spent scouring the seas for~ Haha, or along the 605 freeway at least...