I picked up an eyeshadow in Ginger Snap for $7.99, a pressed powder and a bronzer for $12.99 each. The eyeshadow is a lovely metallic copper, very pigmented and soft. The powder and bronzer are velvety and very finely milled. All three items were made in Italy, testimony to the quality. I didn't experience any fallout with the eyeshadow which impressed me a lot. I do find that there is a real difference between the H & M makeup products that are made in Italy versus another country. I tried a palette that was made in China and the highlighter was gritty and the eyeshadows not very pigmented and felt quite coarse to the touch. So, word to wise, check where it was made. Obviously, for these prices, there won't be a luxe feel to the packaging. I have experienced lids snapping of compacts. However, I do think that, considering the pricepoint and the quality of the product(s) it is good value for one's money. Bonus points that it is cruelty free. I think H & M's makeup definitely flies under the radar in the beauty world and I, for one, will be legging it back to pick up a few more of the eyeshadows.
Stocking up for back to school means a proper backpack to lug around a laptop and everything else a student needs for campus life.
The great thing about these backpacks from Muzmm is that they are convertible so they can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag or duffel bag.
I picked a couple more pieces to add to my Perch by Urbio wall organization system.
I love that it's modular so you can customize it according to your needs. The compartments are held to the backplate with magnets. The backplates can be attached to the wall using Command strips or screws. If you are a student, sending your child off to college or living in a rental, the Command strips are a fantastic solution for putting up a super stylish wall organizing system without damaging the walls. My old dorm room had cinder block walls (very jail like) and I wouldn't have been able to get any nails or screws into the walls even if I had been allowed. Now, in my own home, I still opt for the Command strips as it is just so much easier to install. Plus, inevitably, I end up wrecking the wall every time I attempt to drill a hole. I get the Perch system from Staples. If you are in the Stayes, I think you can get them at the Container Store as well.
Bring on the last month of summer. I intend to savour every moment of it!