Over the weekend, I was willing to try out something new….
Imma tell you about what my mates deem a culinary delight, that’d be chocolate covered bacon. My friend Libs is here visiting from London to celebrate our best friend’s birthday and she brought chocolate covered bacon along with her for the trip. Damn you British people are strange folk (kiddin’).
I’m not much for bacon so dipping it into chocolate isn’t going to really win me over here. Seriously, chocolate covered bacon is all kinds of disgusting, no matter how much Libby will preach the bible about it to ya. Of course, she won over everyone but me with it…*shrug*
If you absolutely need to try it for yourself, you can get the non-British variety at Marini’s Candies who sells it in a gift box for $12.95 because pieces of fried pig fat look fancier when it’s in a gold gift box and covered with chocolate. Yay!
In the spirit of trying new things I picked up Pur Minerals Natural Knockout Set, ya know, because I needed to wash the taste of chocolate bacon out of my mouth….
This friendly little set from Pur Minerals is $28 and features two full size products, two mini ones, a brush, and a makeup bag (like I need another bloody makeup bag). At $28, it’s a nice little value in my humblest however some of the pieces proved a little meh so the price tag doesn’t quite even out.
- Pur Minerals Pout Plumping Lip Gloss in Pearl Dust
- Pur Minerals Mineral Eye Pencil in Hidden Treasure
- Pur Minerals Spice Marble Powder
- Pur Minerals Impact + Mascara
- Mini Kabuku Brush
- Mini Makeup Bag Wristlet
I wasn’t particular partial to the patent leather makeup bag wristlet myself so it ended up getting tossed into the obscenely large FMBWP (free makeup bags with purchase) pile. What you? You know you SO have the same type of pile!
Personally the kit may we worth a pick up for what I considered the two stars in the bag which were the gloss and marble powder. The Point Plumping Lip Gloss doesn’t really plump but the Pearl Dust shade is a gorgeous natural gold peach that gives lips a subtle kiss of pretty golden peach. I loved this color and thought it worked fabulously with shades like NARS Orgasm Blush. The other item that really stood out was the Marble Face Powder in Space. This was a enticing little mix of dark peach, lighter peach, and bronze-y peach. The shade gives cheeks a dose of warm, rich color that looks like you just stepped in from a sunny day…no worries, it’s not a bronze look at all but more of a blushing peach that looks very natural and pretty.
The downside of the collection was the rather badly performing Mineral Eye Pencil which had a hard time deciding whether it was black or a shade of khaki (it swatches khaki but it applies a muddy brown black). This is a retractable eyeliner sans a sharpener (ugh it’s my pet peeve when these don’t have sharpeners) with a formula that skips and tugs rather badly. I didn’t get a smooth line from this since the formula proved rather dry and it was near impossible to apply on my waterline as it refused to yield color. Secondly, the kabuki brush is very cheap…it sheds, has a scratchy feel, and just the overall presentation was rather poorly done in my opinion. And lastly the Impact + Mascara, well, let’s just say it left no impact on me.
After checking out the glosses from Pur Minerals I noticed this particularly shade wasn’t available, otherwise, I might consider a purchase of the gloss and powder alone.
In the end, I don’t think the kit is worth the price since much of what was inside was a little bit of bust for me. Pur Minerals should consider lowering the price and maybe pairing up the gloss, blush, a nice eyeshadow, and a makeup bag and leave out the kabuki, eyeliner, and mascara….
This one was as good as chocolate covered bacon with some minor redeeming qualities.
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