A New Beauty Experience With Scarlet & Julia | Stila Trust In Love Set | Holidays 2015 - La Belle Sirene

A New Beauty Experience With Scarlet & Julia | Stila Trust In Love Set | Holidays 2015

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Hey Beauties! 

After falling heads over heels for the Stila Eternal Love Liquid Lipstick Trio I couldn't wait to get my hands on another piece from their stunning holiday 2015 collection. Stila's holiday collection is after my own heart with their gorgeous gold packaging inspired by old school love. The main pieces of the collection are designed to look like vintage love letters complete with wax seals (magnetic closures), faded handwriting and purple ink blots. 

The Trust In Love Gift Set retails from $52 CAD / $40 USD and has a $108 USD value. It is made of sturdy thick cardboard and folds out like a letter to reveal all of the romantic makeup essentials you need to take you from day to night. The set features 12 eyeshadows that range from soft neutrals to pops of jewel toned colour that can be combined to create a soft mauve look for a morning coffee date or sultry smokey eyes for date night. 

The Trust In Love Set also features a deluxe size of their Huge Extreme Lash Mascara, Stila's newest best selling mascara, that features a wand similar to the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and gives an awesome dose of lift, volume and length. It also features a deluxe Lip Glaze in the shade Apricot, a classic sticky gloss with a pretty coral tint. 

The eyeshadows come in a mixture of finishes from matte and satin to shimmer and metallic. They are all buttery soft and kick up a bit of powder so they are best used with a tacky base. They are all greatly pigmented and apply evenly to the lid. Stila is known for their gorgeous creamy shadows and this palette is full of them, they all apply and blend out beautifully. 

The 12 shadows are arranged in two rows with more cool toned shades on the left and warm toned shades on the right. The top row features Warm Silver (a silvery taupe), Fog (a matte cool greyish brown), Nude Shimmer (a pinky champagne), Clay (a matte dusty rose), Golden Topaz (a peachy copper metallic) and Plum (a deep plum satin)

The bottom row features Black Pearl (a deep grey with silver micro shimmer), Stone (a light caramel brown satin), Sapphire (a deep royal blue pearl), Metallic Bronze (a deep reddish bronze metallic), Snowflake (a frosty white with pink undertones) and Light Pink (a very light neutral matte pink). Unfortunately none of the shade names are printed on the palette but only on the outer packaging. 

{L-R Top to Bottom} 

Warm Silver, Fog, Nude Shimmer
Black Pearl, Stone, Sapphire

Clay, Golden Topaz, Plum
Metallic Bronze, Snowflake, Light Pink

The Trust In Love Gift Set is a stunning palette with perfectly paired eyeshadows that can create a million different combinations. The pops of jewel tones make it perfect for fun holiday looks but yet wearable for all year round. I think any beauty lover would be thrilled to receive this palette and I got mine from the new online beauty marketplace Scarlet & Julia

Scarlet & Julia is a new Canadian company that aims to revolutionize the online beauty market. S&J states that "beauty is not only an expertise but a passion" and it shows through their unique shopping experience. S&J is unlike any other online store as it features two different shopping options in an easy to navigate platform that offers not only makeup but skincare, fragrance, haircare and bath and body care. 

S&J's La Boutique is your go to, one stop shop for both prestige and niche brands like Stila, Eve Lom, Lipstick Queen, Burberry, Cargo, REN & Nuxe Paris. It is set up like any other online store with simple drop down menus, "what's new" and "best sellers" sections surrounded by unique S&J content including editorials on beauty tips & tricks and tutorials on various looks. They take the concept of an online store and make it a million times more personal and beneficial by adding helpful content and a Beauty Experts Service to help answer any questions you might have. 

The S&J Beauty Outlet is a weekly flash sale section where shoppers can sign up for free and receive up to 70% off. It offers limited sales for some of S&J's best products for exclusive prices. Think Hautelook but exclusively for beauty and with a Canadian home base so shipping is a breeze and much more reasonable. 

The best bit is S&J cares about its customers and its community. Each purchase comes with a cash-back reward with exclusive S&J Credits that can be used for money off another purchase. Shoppers receive 5% back from each purchase and you can receive an additional 100 points for joining their newsletter. They also offer free delivery and samples on orders of $75 or more. Each sale also benefits others as 1% of sales are donated to Look Good Feel Better, an organization that supports women battling cancer. 

I have really fallen in love with Scarlet & Julia, they offer some of my favourite products but have also introduced me to some I have never had the ability to experience. The website is a breeze to use and the shipping is fast, I would absolutely recommend it to you and anyone else that is looking to expand their beauty repertoire. 

The Stila Trust In Love Gift Set is currently out of stock on Scarlet & Julia but they carry the entire Stila range as well as other holiday products including the lipstick trio (on sale!) If you are dying to get your hands on this set you can find it at various Shoppers Drug Marts, Beauty BoutiqueUlta and Murale

*press sample*

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  1. I'm a Stila fan, and I have a number of their LE palettes. The shades in this palette seem to be a nice mix of colors, tones and finishes though the light shades are very light.

  2. I waa pretty inpressed with the selection at S&J. It's nice to have options for online beauty shopping!

  3. I'm a sucker for palettes and this Stila palette is calling my name, hahaha LOL! The color eyeshadows look versatile and so pretty. I've a few LE palettes "In the ... collection by Stila and totally love them. Great review Courtney!

  4. I love these colors! The range is right up my alley and it stinks it's out of stock but it's still going on my Christmas list ;)

  5. I love the design of the box which reminds me of a romantic letter like the Notebook!! Beautiful day to night palette! :)



  6. I was so close to buying this set but I don't think I would use the lippie at all. The shadows are so pretty though!! I also really love S&J - haven't ordered from them yet but do I ever browse there all the time!


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