My birthday is next week, and since the Enabler will be out of town and she feels guilty and sad that she won't be around, she gave me an early birthday present!
[You're never too old to get excited about birthday presents!]
When I went to check whether SaSa was carrying this palette, she was with me. It had just been released for Christmas and I had plans to pick it up next week. I cannot express how excited I was when I pulled it out of the bag!
This card is awesome! They sell sheets of it in Borders, and it's all black until you scratch your message into it! All the random scratches at the side were my doing because I was fascinated by it!
Also, Shime = Shopping + Partner in Crime. I don't think there's a better description for our relationship!
Now, for the palette! This is my first birthday present of the year, so it suddenly feels like the festivities are on!
[The Balm's Balm Voyage Palette]
[The Sleeve Matches the Palette!]
[Palette sans Sleeve]
First of all, The Balm has the cutest packaging ever. It's always so terribly adorable. But beyond appearances, their products are of such amazing quality that I don't understand why more people don't wax lyrical about them. It truly is a shame! Without a doubt, The Balm > Urban Decay! Without a doubt!
Now this palette has 2 of the best things ever going for it in terms of palette design. Firstly, the lip products and the eye shadows are separated by different flaps. Secondly, the mirror is encased within the outline of a lady's head. Too awesome!
[3 Pigmented Glosses]
I really hate palettes that don't separate their lip and powder products because it's inevitable that you will get eyeshadow into your lip gloss over time, rendering the gloss useless! The design on this is so well thought out! And look at the names on the glosses! They're truly laid out like the seating arrangement on an airplane!
[Glosses: Second Officer, First Officer, Captain]
Aren't they gorgeous? They are SO pigmented! These were barely swiped over the shades and look!
Now for the shadows. 16!!!
I love that there's a good mix of glitter, shimmer and matte shades in here because it's an extremely well-rounded palette in terms of colour selection. Needless to say, these colours weren't really swatched excessively so the payoff is ridiculously amazing, as with all shadows from The Balm. It's not even just the pigmentation. It's the fact that they shadows are so creamy and buttery that they are a dream to apply and blend. I cannot wait to use this palette!!!
If you'd like to pick one up for yourself (and I strongly suggest that you do), SaSa carries The Balm and this palette retails at RM180.
Thank you Enabler for living up to your label on my blog!