I have a pretty big review on Hello Waffle Cosmetics for you today :) This isn't my first time ordering from this company; I'd ordered when they first opened and they only had tinted lip balms in their store. The store owner, Christine, is a wonderful person and I had a great time ordering. Since then, HW has released blushes and eyeshadows, both of which have been extremely well received in the indie community. When she announced the release of a collection inspired by musicians, I knew it was time to try the eyeshadows. There was also a free shipping deal going on and it really helps since the company is based in Canada so shipping can get a bit pricey.
I ended up ordering the Blogger Pack which was $25 (now $30 - price raised to include blushes) and includes one full-size lip balm, two sample size lip balms, two full-size eyeshadows, and ten sample sized eyeshadows. When I made my order, she was also having a free gift with purchase (GWP) if you spent over a certain amount. I actually forgot to let her know which GWP I wanted so I emailed her and told her my choice. I also asked if it was possible to include samples of Rose Champagne or Whale Hello There (CotMs) as my free samples. She emailed back, said no problem and that she'd include both!
|She taped the bubble mailer with this adorable penguin tape!|
How sweet is this note?! I was so happy that she actually remembered me :) I opened my package to realize that she's touched me with her extreme generosity yet again. Instead of giving me samples of Rose Champagne or Whale Hello There, she actually gave me FULL-SIZE jars of both! And she included extra free samples on top of that! I was absolutely floored and so appreciative of that as they are both beautiful colors.
|Ethereal Voice swatch|
|Rose Champagne swatch|
|Whale Hello There|
|Whale Hello There swatch|
|Daylight: Ethereal Voice, Fey, Rose Champagne, Whale Hello There, Rainforest|
|Flash: Ethereal Voice, Fey, Rose Champagne, Whale Hello There, Rainforest|
|Daylight: Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart|
|Flash: Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart|
|Daylight: Schubert, Einaudi, Debussy, Chopin, Vivaldi|
|Flash: Schubert, Einaudi, Debussy, Chopin, Vivaldi|
|Roses of the Vale|
|Roses of the Vale|
|Daylight: Ginger Kitties, Polyp, Roses of the Vale|
|Flash: Ginger Kitties, Polyp, Roses of the Vale|
|Pachelbel (inner corner and browbone highlight), Mendelssohn (lid), Rachmaninoff (outer v)|
|Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff on eyes & Polyp on lips|
I am extremely impressed with Hello Waffle's eyeshadows. I'm so glad I chose the Musicians Collection to dip my toes in. The standout shade for me has to be Pachelbel, not because it's a completely unique shade, but because of how insanely pigmented it is. Look how it shines in my inner corner! As usual, I enjoy their lip balms as I did the last time I ordered. I think the best thing about HW is their stellar customer service. With such amazing products, it really says a lot when her customer service is even better. Every single review I've seen of this company raves about Christine's CS and generosity. She had another flash sale recently but I had to skip it since I had the collection that I really wanted. I was super tempted to get the Fringe-inspired CotM 'Walternate' and another GWP 'Corgi Butts'. I'm regretting not getting them as I'm typing right now... Okay, time to end this review before I ruin my wallet again!
Thanks for reading and please support Hello Waffle! :)
- Jolie ♥