Monday, 2 February 2015

Illamasqua Sale Purchases

I'm so happy I managed to get my hands on these beauties! Not only are they packaged beautifully and products I'll get a lot of use out of, but they were a complete bargain.

The Illamasqua Embellished Eye Trio caught my eye before Christmas, with its Precision Brow Gel in Strike, Vintage Metallix Cream Eyeshadow in Embellish, and Precision Gel Liner in Infinity. At £49, though, I couldn't justify buying it. Then it went down to £24.50, but for some reason I still didn't order. Then it went down to £14.70 last week, which was insane. The Precision Brow Gel, Strike, is the only shade available at the moment, and could possibly be too dark for me. However, with a light hand, I think I can make it work.

I decided to add the Intense Lipgloss in Mistress to my basket last minute for £6.60 (down from £16.50). It's described as a bright, coral orange, which is one of my favourite shades. I've also been loving pigmented, liquid lip products recently, so I can see this being used a great deal.

I love all the Illamasqua products I own, especially because most were bought at great prices in their sale.

What's your favourite Illamasqua product?

Sunday, 1 February 2015

New Blog Name!

Hello! Welcome to Freckled Elle, formerly known as Affordable Treats. I changed the name a couple days ago, after having Affordable Treats for 5 1/2 years. It'd become like my second name, but it had its limitations. I'm now earning more money, and while most of my purchases are still affordable, I want to be able to blog about more expensive things if I buy them, without feeling like I'm going against my word. The name also focused on products, and I want to be able to blog about other hobbies and lifestyle topics from time to time. It was sometimes confused with dog treats, too! 

Thinking of a new name was incredibly difficult. I actually decided on three before this, but they were all taken. Freckled Elle is super simple; I have freckles and my name begins with 'l/elle'. That's all there is to it!

Unfortunately, with this name change, my previous posts aren't showing up on Bloglovin, and I've lost most of my traffic. My images on Google all link to my old URL, which has now been removed, and I don't know how to redirect them, if I can at all (the custom redirects in settings doesn't work).

I'm going to try and make my blogging a little more organised and have set times and days for planned posts. I'm thinking Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Hopefully I can think of enough ideas to keep this going! If not, it'll be twice a week instead!

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