Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Purchase of the week

Hello possums :)

Recently I was debating ordering a MAC Pro Palette so I could start ordering things in pan form and hopefully save space. 

However, Lily of Beauty's Bad Habit mentioned that there was a seller on Etsy who was selling custom made palettes. 10 minutes later, and I had ordered one! I went for a purple toned palette as my room has a purple theme to it :)

Behold this beauty

I bought this from Another Soul and you can find the listing here, however they have so many designs for sale! Well worth checking out if you're in the market for a palette.

Now, you may be wondering is it worth ordering? Well my friends, I say yes. The Etsy palette is incredibly well made and absolutely beautiful. But not only that, I have some interesting facts and figures for you!

A MAC Pro Palette holds 15 MAC shadow pans. They retail for £11.50 + £2.99 from the MAC website making that a total of £14.49 (if you order it online of course).

The customised Etsy palette holds 20 MAC shadow pans. They retail for £8.18 at time of writing + £5.04 shipping to the UK (mine arrived 7 days after it was shipped) making that a total of £13.22. 

There's a full breakdown of the types and sizes of pans that will fit, including brands mentioned on the Etsy listings.

So not only do you get a bigger, prettier, palette, you save a bit of cash too. Win!

What do you think? Are you a fan of palettes? What's the best thing you've ever bought on Etsy?

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  1. Ooh I do like this, and it does look wonderfully made :D

  2. I'm so excited to order myself one of these (eventually!) So glad they're crackin' quality :)

  3. This is so nice! I think it looks a lot better than the MAC palette as well! xx

  4. I have just saved the website so i can have a closer look later when i have more time.These look so good.The quality looks amazing.I own the z-palette and to be honest i really wouldn't purchase another.The price for these are fab too.Thanks so much for this post. :)

  5. Wow, that really is beautiful. Definitely will be thinking about getting one of these.
    Also, I love the word possum! <3

  6. I've been wanting such a palette since ages and this seems just perfect!

  7. Enigma - It's beautiful! It really is :) xx

    Lily - Can't wait to see which one you get xx

    Lisa - Same here! xx

    Paula - Incredible quality for the price! I wasn't keen on the Z palettes tbh. You're welcome xx

    Jess - I know right? So gorgeous! And there are so many to choose from! Hehe, it's a great word! xx

    Shifa - If you get one, I hope we get to see it :D xx

  8. Oooh I love the look of this!!
    I posted your products today hun, so should be with you soon :-)
    x x

  9. It's so pretty :) Thank you Jen xx