Monday, 24 July 2017

So Susan Lip Love- July 2017 Review

So Susan Lip Love July 2017

About the bag
Every month you will receive a bag filled with beauty items from the brand So Susan (typically 3-5 items). Sometimes these items will be So Susan's other brands, Jelly Pong Pong and Trifle Cosmetics. This bag is sent from the U.S.A. Everything So Susan and it's other brands sell is cruelty free!

$20.95 per month (approx £16.20) with free shipping worldwide. You can buy a one off bag for $45.00 (approx £34.79).

What I got

So Susan Lip Love Makeup Bag

Okay, so first things first, let's talk about this makeup bag. I like the blue and white theme and the art, but that quote. Oh I do not like that. 'Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Boss'? This implies that acting like a 'lady' and thinking like a 'boss' are two things that cannot normally exist together. News flash- there are lots of lady bosses out there, and they are brilliant. Also, I've never taken kindly to being told to 'act like a lady' as normally it's code for 'be quiet, sit down, be meek'. Anyway, rant over, let's look at the contents of the bag!

Nomad Cosmetics Havana Intense Eyeshadow Cachorros

Nomad Cosmetics Havana Intense Eyeshadow Cachorros Swatch

First thing I pulled out of the bag was this curious little eyeshadow compact. The Nomad Cosmetics Havana Intense Eyeshadow in 'Cachorros' (full size, $12.00/approx. £9.21). So Susan have started adding in a product most months by a different brand to their usual in house ones, and I'm really enjoying it as they always choose unique, cruelty free products that I love. This time is no different- Nomad Cosmetics was started by a husband and wife team two years ago and is certified cruelty free and free from chemical nasties. This beautiful soft green eyeshadow comes in a solid, chunky black compact with a little inset mirror. I absolutely love it and can't wait to try it on my human guinea pigs!

Trifle Cosmetics Cream Bar Cake Island

Trifle Cosmetics Cream Bar Cake Island Swatch

Next is the Trifle Cosmetics Cream Bar in 'Cake Island' (full size, $21.00/approx. £16.12). This is a lipstick crayon which goes on as a smooth and fairly creamy formulation but dries down to a matte finish. I found it non-drying, despite the fact that it's a matte lipstick.The swatch does look very pink and bright, but on my lips it actually suited my complexion quite well and I would go as far as to say this is almost a universal pink (almost).

Jelly Pong Pong Coffee and Coconut Lip Scrub

Jelly Pong Pong Coffee and Coconut Lip Scrub

I was kind of sad about this product, as only a couple of months ago did So Susan send another lip scrub out. This is the Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub (full size, $19.00/approx. £14.59). It smells yummy and it works well- my lips felt much smoother after trying it out. You only need a little bit, and you don't need to scrub too hard.

So Susan Concealer Brush

Finally there was a brush, the So Susan Concealer Brush (full size, $21.95/approx. £16.85). I must say I've never seen a concealer brush this big before, but I often don't use brushes for their stated purpose anyway. I love these green and gold So Susan brushes, so I was so happy to receive another one- they are always gratefully received! They're just the right weight, well balanced and the fibres are synthetic and cruelty free.

Final thoughts
Besides the questionable quote on the makeup bag and the appearance of another lip scrub, I actually thought this months offering was pretty awesome. I hope they keep finding amazing brands like Nomad Cosmetics to send as that eyeshadow is so beautiful.

If you want to sign up for So Susan Lip Love, their link is here.


  1. The shade of this lip crayon is so beautiful. Perfect for summer. And the makeup bag is so cute. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  2. I like how you picked out the lady vs boss quote as a negative; women can be whatever they wish to be. Personally, I think the ladies I know are already bossin' it; why demote the title?

  3. That make up bag is cute but totally agree with your rant about the quote!

    Jessica & James | /

  4. The bag is gorgeous although I am not sure about the quote... like lady and boss are not compatible? Love the shade of the crayon xx corinne

  5. The bag is so cute! Love the look of the coconut and coffee scrub x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  6. I am soooo in love with the lip crayon! It looks so vibrant! Shame about the lip scrub - I love a good lip scrub! Especially from lush hehe! Fab post and definitely something I would look in to :)

    Charlene McElhinney

  7. Totally agree with you about the bag quote, that is rather patronising, maybe they didn't realise? But that lipstick crayon looks gorgeous, not too bright and not too pale. Great post x

    Lisa |

  8. Omg coffee and coconut together in a lip scrub sounds amazeeee �� Also, the lipstick looks lovely! Will deffo check these out xo

  9. I love the colour of that lip crayon! It looks so bright and perfect for summer!

    Sian x


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