I have always loved Anna Sui but God only knows there is no Anna Sui money around me. There’s a moat of despair but no Anna Sui money. Anyway, Urban Outfitters sells Anna Sui products exclusively online (I believe), and I always online window shop and stare longingly at all the beautiful goodies I’ll never have. But I always wanted one of those Anna Sui handheld mirrors. Like yes please! So I somehow found out that there was a sale on UO for 20% off all beauty products! That’s a major hooray for me because they sell Lime Crime on their site, and Lime Crime at any discount is a yes. Then I remembered Anna Sui, so of course looked her up and her limited edition collection, Tempting Sweets is out. And of course there was a beautiful new hand mirror with my name on it! This was the perfect opportunity for me to own some Anna Sui and finally get the Lime Crime Wicked velvetine. And I am so excited to own these Anna Sui goodies, as small of a start it is to my collection. Plus, I figured it was a great birthday gift to myself 🙂
So you understand how this totally screams Drea right? First of purple, second of all super cute design. I love that it’s a see through plastic type of material. It just makes it so much prettier. The back says Tempting Sweets Anna Sui. I love how the piping is like frosting on a cake, and there are strawberries on it. Those attention to detail make it so cute and girly and whimsical. I really love pieces like this and it was $25, I believe and hello limited edition. I had to snatch this up, cuz I know I would have regretted not getting it.
I had to just try some of her eyeshadows, they are so pretty! I think they were either $12/13, I don’t remember if that was before or after the discount. Even though they are loose pigments, they are still so beautifully packaged and framesd. Embossed in purple, Anna Sui on the front. You can easily take them out of this plastic container, and on the back of the pigments, there’s and adhesive sticker that you can take off. I assume this is for when you have a palette to put these in. I would really love an Anna Sui palette. Even if it is empty save for these two colors.
The first shade is 401, and you know I just had to get a purple shadow. I just lightly swatched these on my arm using my finger. I’m almost afraid to use them because there’s a rose embossed on them and it is just so pretty! I tried to use around the rose. Anyway, I love this purple! It’s a rich dark color. I love really rich purples, and Anna really knows how to do a good purple! The shadows also have a nice fragrance to them. It is very department store but in a good way. Like when you go to beauty of perfume section and everything smells fresh and light, ready for a day of beauty.
The second shade is 208, it’s more of a red orange. I wanted to pick another color that I don’t really have. I don’t have a lot warm colored shades, I am a sucker for cool ones and I drawn to them all the time. But more and more I find that I need a red, yellow, and orange and I am really lacking. I really like this color because it’s bright and it has a great shimmer and dimension to them. The color is almost like a red gold. Really happy with it!
One thing I really love and such a sucker for, is packaging! Her packaging is beyond amazing! First of all, we all know how much I freakin’ love purple, and all her packaging is purple. It makes me fall in love with her stuff even more. (Also one of the many reasons why I love Urban Decay.) She also features a lot of florals, which I am also obsessed with. Omg if I could only put florals on top of florals on top of florals on top of florals….. Oh wait I already did that. (One day I wore my floral vest, with floral socks, and floral Doc Martens, floral bag, that had a floral notebook, with a rose pen :). ) So that just makes me an even bigger fan. And then packaging is every girls dream. Florals, sweet treats, and purple, come on! I just hope Urban Outfitters does another 20% off beauty sale. I really want one her lipsticks (it’s in the shape of a star, COME ON!), but I can’t yet bare to spend $30 on one single lipstick. That’s when that Anna Sui money I don’t have starts kicking in. 😉
Here I used shade 208. It was for one of my birthday looks. I went to Serendipity for the first time that day 🙂 (See, I’m in florals!)
Anyway, I hope you liked and maybe you guys can tell me where I can get cheap Anna Sui makeup, or at least at some discount! Thanks for reading, and you can always find me on Instagram: @thepurpleloba or my #uniquelyaveragebeauty. Stay purple, dolls!