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Monday, May 12, 2014

Jill Stuart My Dear Strawberry Collection

I knew Jill Stuart (US Fashion Designer) designed clothes, but I didn't know she also created bath & body, skincare and cosmetic collections. So curious me, went to Jill Stuart Beauty (online shop) to take a look and everything was written in Chinese/Japanese (Asian)! HaHaHa Her products (for the most part) are sold exclusively in Asia. After a little research, I figured out the collection I wanted to try. It was called, My Dear Strawberry Collection (Limited Edition - Christmas 2013). That was her latest collection (at the time). So I purchased it, through a Hong Kong eBay seller around Christmas. It felt kind of funny talking about this collection during the Winter months, so I decided to save my review for Spring. Jill Stuart Beauty products can be found on eBay, Gilt, Sasa.com, Yes Style, and Cosme-de.com. The inventory and selections can vary, so you'll have to do a search. To me, her collections only slightly vary (packaging) and for the most part look the same. The biggest variances are colors. So here's my review of the My Dear Strawberry Collection.
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
Jill Stuart Ripen Strawberry Nail Lacquer - Sweet
I really like Jill Stuart's nail lacquer. It's easy to apply, it dries SUPER fast and the color is absolutely gorgeous. When I look at the color of this nail polish on me, it looks like a salmon pink or strawberries with cream shade. The color is soft and unique. It lasted about 4 days. The packaging is cute and has some weight to it. It has a rippled base and the top (brush portion) reminds me of a crown (swarovski crystal). It has a medium width brush. In December, this nail lacquer did have a strawberry scent, but now (May) it just smells like nail polish. LOL I still love it and would definitely buy more of Stuart's nail polishes. From THIS collection, this nail lacquer is also offered in whipped cream and argent sugar. Most are still available on YesStyle and eBay.

Jill Stuart Strawberry Cream Cake Eyeshadow - Sweet
Did somebody say CAKE? HaHaHa The eye-shadow's are velvety smooth.The colors are soft. I swatched them for you below. I've been using the pale pink (to me its off white), soft beige & strawberry brown. I'm really not for pink on my eyes, so I've been using it as a blush. Shhh! Don't tell. LOL The case is a heavy "crystal" with faux lace and strawberries on it. It has an inside mirror. All of the cases, will remind you of your childhood. However the makeup is grown-up. No scent.

Jill Stuart Strawberry Powder - Sweet
This is a translucent powder. When opened, it's divided into two-halves with netting. There's a peachy-pink side and pink lavender side. For me, a nice dusting pulls my makeup together. Because of my hue, I don't use a lot. I'll look like a ghost. LOL So anyone darker than me, I wouldn't advise. It would come across ashy. If you're fair, pile it on! LOL This compact has a mirror inside and comes with a powder puff. The powder puff is really soft. This compact has bow, lace and strawberry details. No scent.

Jill Stuart Blooming Curl Lash Strawberry Chocolate - Sweet
This is a DARK BROWN mascara. I really liked it. First of all, no clumps. Second of all, no smudges. Third of all no fall out. Creamy and dreamy. It does a great job with lengthening your lashes. Not so much for volume. This had a great chocolate strawberry dipped scent in December. Now, it just has a scent! HaHaHa So FYI Jill Stuart's scents don't last. This is a great everyday mascara for me because of the color. I love the softness and curvature of the brush.

Jill Stuart Strawberry Syrup Lip Gloss - Not Sweet
There was one BAD BERRY out the bunch! HaHaHa This lip gloss has the perfect name because it feels like HEAVY syrup on my lips. It's heavy, and has a tacky & sticky feeling to it. I didn't like it. It STILL smells like strawberries after all these months. The squeezable applicator is cool. However, it just FEELS artificial and not very moisturizing. So I give it a thumbs down.

All of these products (except the nail lacquer...it must be purchased separately) can be found in the Jill Stuart My Dear Strawberry Collection. The collection comes in a strawberry & lace makeup bag (shown above). Two strawberries unzip to house the collection. It's topped and trimmed with lace. I think they could've done a much better job with the quality of it, however I really like the quality of the collection overall.

Stuart is constantly coming out with collections, so check her website. I wanted to do this review to let you know my thoughts regarding her products. I think later on, I'll test her bath and body collection. I'll review her concealer for you Wednesday! Have A Great Week! Now I get to eat all of these strawberries :)



Anonymous said...

Strawberry scented nail varnish?? Wow wow wow, I could think of nothing better. I hate the smell of nail varnish! Shame it disappears after a while though. That mascara you describe seems perfect. I've never been able to find a perfect mascara - I've just given up and don't use any. Shame none of the other products have the strawberry scent. I love strawberries! Rosemary x


Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I love the packaging! They're so cute. I didn't know that she had a beauty line either. We love strawberries at our house. Thanks for the review; I might give it a try if they pop up on Gilt.

LoveT. said...

Adorable Packaging ♡
Thank you for the beautiful Pictures ,the Eye Candies make my Monday sweeter :)


Unknown said...

Its an incredible stuff doll! Like a dream haha I hate the smell of nail varnich and in love with strawberrys!!! Thans for sharing, like a lot this product
Kisses Kim


Anonymous said...

These products looks really cool, Your nail polish is great I totally love the color!!!
Have a good day sweet ;-)

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hi Kim!! The packaging looks so sweet, I love that!! Shame the lip stuff wasn't so great, I don't like ones that feel like that on my lips either. But, am pleased most of these were good for you. Happy Monday doll, I hope you have a sweet week xx

Mica said...

Such cute packaging! really impressed with the eye shadow, it's very pretty :) Shame that it doesn't all smell like strawberries, and that the scent doesn't last, that would be a great collection! :)

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Stanislava E. said...

Ohh too much sweetness in the first few photos! Thenail lacquer looks awesome on your nails. And how cool it dries fast! At first I thought the powder is a blush, but how beautifully it is packed! I haven't used dark bron mascara for ages! Should buy one, but I am a big fan of blue mascara! I'd skip the lip gloss, usually I don't use. Nice review thought! Too much sweetness, too much... :)


Lilli said...

Morning Kim! Lol, you made me started the day with a huge strawberries craving!:P Btw, I have no idea she makes also make up collections, what a shame they are sold only in Asia, I wanna grab one for sure! The one you picked looks beautiful, so fun it was a limited edition for Xmas since it makes me think only of spring, so ur choice to review now is perfect. Btw, despite the gloss which is bad, Id love to try all the products, especially the palette. You know Kim, Im not too much into pink shades too for eyes and use them on cheeks as well!:) The make up bag is utterly sweet, is so you!:) Have a great week dear, hugs! xo

alexis said...

I've actually had the pleasure of attending Jill Stuart shows during fashion week, where she has given out her beauty products in a gift bag. I have to say--- I LOVED the mascara that I got. It was the Jill Stuart Extra Curl Mascara and it was really great.

Now that I live in Asia, I should really see if I can find it here!

Thank you for the reminder!!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

I love the idea of the scent! I remember Avon once did it, many years ago, it was so lovely. And I adore the packaging! Super sweet! x

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Dear Kim, another great product's review on your blog sweetie! i always enjoy your reviews! Thenail lacquer looks awesome on your nails. And how nice it dries fast! The blush looks so pretty, love the products packaging. I love brown mascara! I'd skip the lip gloss, usually I don't use. Great reviews and pics! Have a great Monday <3

Jackie Harrison said...

I will want the items just for the packaging is so adorable and amazing introduction to the products.

meghan silva said...

I am loving this packaging, its as cute as a button. Really gorgeous.

Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

Unknown said...

How cute! Nver heard of these before. Thanks for sharing
x Sandra


Glamforgood.blogspot.com said...

well frankly speaking dint heard this name before but realy realy like teh containers and packaging..quite attractive ...such containers force you to buy..nail peach paint looks great on yor hand..
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Emmylou said...

I didn't know either that she has a makeup collection out. The mascara sounds good....no smudging=awesome:D Too bad about the gloss, but the whole collection sounds cool. Great review, Kim:)
Happy Monday!

Sam said...

Hi Kim, you always feature the best of cute beauty sets, this is a delight! Love that strawberry powder and the nail shade is so pretty. Thanks for your great comment, May you have a productive week ahead!

Unknown said...

Mmm, I love strawberries! It's too bad the scent doesn't last. I love that nail lacquer! Such a beautiful color!

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I don't like the look of the bottles of the nail polish but the colour of ripened strawberry is actually gorgeous, I would never have picked it up if you didn't review it :)

TheTinyHeart said...

The nail polish is such a pretty shade! Kinda stinks that the strawberry scent didn't last but at least you can still use the polish :)

The Tiny Heart

tr3ndygirl influencer e fashion blogger said...

love always your pics,so sweet and yummyyyyy this review
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Unknown said...

They are so cute...I love the packaging.....xoxoxo....^_^

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a charming little collection! The packaging is so sweet and feminine and the products you picked are just adorable Kim! I would want that mascara just for the scent. Thanks for introducing us to this beauty line :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Unknown said...

Great collection ! Love your style of reviewing products . Lovely collages as well !


Jane said...

what a great review and photos! the products look super sweet kim! :)

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Her packaging is too too cute I have always wondered why she won't sell in the US. Cute review, Kim.

Cee said...

I had no idea Jill Stuart made cosmetics, Kim! The things I learn on your blog. This collection is too cute - I just love the packaging. And that polish! What a beautiful pink.

Sara said...

Oh these all look lovely! I want to try the eye shadow! I am very picky about lip gloss, so I feel ya! Great review Kim!

Rainbow Gatherer said...

how cute ! You always have the sweetest products Kim =)

Unknown said...

OHH I adore <3

jo said...

Hi Kim, I love Jill Stuart cosmetics! I have their eyeshadow palette and I adore it. Everything is so pretty but I stopped buying it because I thought they were a bit expensive. Don't you think? I usually buy them in Hong Kong or Japan. I might check out the other products now that I read your reviews. Btw, Happy Belated Mother's Day to your mommy! Did you guys celebrate? I only received a card. Haha. I had something to do yesterday. Anyway, my boys are always nice to me, so I shouldn't be complaining. Have a lovely week!

xo Jo


Unknown said...

Ha, the second I saw it was Jill Stuart, I thought this must be geared for asia and am glad it's available here too. I love the nail polish color, that watermelon shade (to me that's what it looks like) is one of my favorites for summer. And even the shadow looks good too - I love your review, otherwise I would never have thought to look at these!
xo Mary Jo

Unknown said...

Wow,these products are gorgeous! I love the design of them.

Unknown said...

All that stuff is so cute!! I'm such a sucker for cute packaging lol!

ALLIE NYC said...

Haha not sure if I would want all me makeup to smell like strawberries maybe it is a good thing it doesn't last. That mascara sounds great, all the things I look for in a mascara.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

looks like such an adorable collection. the nail polish color looks lovely =D


Unknown said...

Thank you for the lovely mother's wished for my mom and the mom in law:). you're lovely. Wow, you really working hard to find out how the product was:). I haven't heard of Jill, so now I know, I love the nail's polish sweet and darling color here. Enjoy your evening:). ox


nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Thank you again for the kind words on my blog about my Mom. So much appreciated!
I love these and have never tried this brand before, looks wonderful!
I think I may have to look them up and give them a try with one product first. Great review as always!!!
love, Rosemary


Maggie said...

Such pretty pictures! I love the strawberry theme! :)


Chic Delights said...

Wow Kim, these products look awesome. The packaging are so pretty. Too bad it is only available in Asia.

Mimi said...

Thats amazing! I've actually heard of scented nail polishes as being the new thing...cute idea:)

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Style Sense Moments said...

Love the packaging, it's so cute and girly! Lovely review! xo


Rebeca Muñoz López said...

It really is a lovely collection, packaging design is just beautiful, and thatgood pigmentation have the eye shadows!


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kim, wow you find the neatest beauty products! I love the packaging for the nail polish and the pink color is so pretty for spring. I love your blog! Have a wonderful evening and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Meagan Morrison said...

I didn't realize Jill Stuart did cosmetics either - and how amazing that you nearly gave her all sweet ratings! I just have to thank you for the amazing comment you left on my blog. Concentrate on you, do what you love - those words hit home BIG time and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to read my post and respond in such a touching, encouraging way.

Meag xx

LyddieGal said...

Sounds like a pretty good collection over all, and I love the adorable packaging. The nail color is so pretty on you, creamy and dreamy.
Chic on the Cheap

little luxury list said...

You review the coolest products. i'm going to Taiwan in a few months and really need to check out some cool products there. I'll have to pick your brain then. Thanks for bookmarking my new page - I hope to transition to it soon!

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Unknown said...

the packaging looks very elegant, i almost just want to buy it for that! but im also digging the nail polish you have on, the color looks very nice and sweet!

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Samantha Mariko said...

Jill Stuart cosmetics are really popular in Japan! I've worked with makeup artists here that love the products, especially the blushes. the Strawberry collection is so cute, and I love how you took the photos :)


Mo said...

I love how you set up the products! You definitely make me want to buy them even if I'm not into makeup or nail polish. :-) Very Persuasive!


t said...

I had no idea about this line! Looks pretty cute!

xo T.

Stephanie Loudmouth said...

That nail polish is gorgeous!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm sold! Love that pretty bright polish!

Claire said...

who doesn't love make-up especially with delicious names! that nail color is especially pretty!


Ahleessa said...

I always wanted to try Jill Stuart and I hate to say this, it's mostly because of the packaging. I swear packing always sell me. It didn't fail in this post. Everything is so cute and the added background doesn't help... hehe~ :p


Mikka said...

Your reviews are always spot on. Want all these products, you presented it very well with all those strawberries. Love the packaging of each product, so girly and sweet, its too good to eat hehe. Have a great day Kim!! xo

c said...

so cute, we love it!

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Unknown said...

What a great collection! I have never heard of the cosmetic products of Jill Stuart, but they look awesome. The packaging especially! :)


Unknown said...

I love the shade of the nail polish! Such a beautiful collection.
Great review as always.

Abby Templeton said...

This looks like so much fun! I love the pop of pink!


Unknown said...

Your posts always make me hungry! :) I didn't know about this beauty line and I'm reaaly happy I can find it on ebay becouse I'm really curious to try the strawberry scented nail polish.



The packaging is adorable, and I had no idea Jill Stuart got into manicure/beauty arena. I would love to try the nail colour and eye shadows good hting it's not real strawberries in the product, as I am allergic, lol. Great review Kim.

miss b said...

I haven't heard of this brand but the pink nail polish is such a beautiful shade. You are absolutely right about the cases. As soon as I saw them I immediately thought about playing with make-up as a child. A shame the bag is not better quality.
You do find the most unusual and interesting products, Kim!

Unknown said...

loving the nail polish!

always, koru kate

Hélène Heath said...

That line seriously looks good enough to eat!

xx Hélène

Jessica said...

Cute products! Amazing post! Have a lovely day! =)

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Laura Jones said...

these all look so sweet and it sounds like most of them are really lovely! nice review:-) x

Lucy said...

Oh, lovely items, want them all!!! Love your blog, would you like to follow each other? Kisses, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Missymayification said...

The packaging is everything and those pics are so eye-catching. Great colour with the nails. Great review as always, Kim! :-)


crafty-zone said...

Great products, they look so lovely, I adore sweet colors of its!


Fashion-Bridge said...

Mmmm delicious! I want them all: and make-up products and cupcakes;)




Carmen said...

The pink nail polish is a dream! Really unique color :)

Demi Mist said...

I would like to buy them even for the packaging!


Unknown said...

The packaging is super cute and adorable. Love the feminine girly colors. Hope you have a wonderful evening :)

Heel in Mint

Unknown said...

These are just THE cutest! I had no idea about the beauty products either. The packaging reminds me of when I was a little one and used to get given pretend items. Very fond memories.

Mandi / www.findmeamuse.com

oomph. said...

kinda like marc jacobs - i had no idea he had a makeup line.
i love the packaging here; definitely vanity worthy!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the lovely dropped over, wish you an incredible evening!:).


Darcy said...

I am a sucker for cute packaging so those nail products are so cute to me! I have never heard of Jill Stuart products before.. clearly I need to check them out!

Tina Bradley said...

OMG, I can almost taste this stuff!!! LOL! I am really loving the nail lacquer!!! It's a perfect pink-peach combo!!! Lucky you--getting to try out these products and eat those yummy strawberries, too! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

The packaging of all these products is sooo cute D: I cant pick a favorite, haha! But I guess the nail polish did catch my eyes.

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Lorena said...

The packaging is scrumptious.
I cannot imagine me smelling my nails all day long....
i probably would!

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Coco Colo said...

Oh, These products look so cute :)


Coco said...

All in all it sounds good, except for the lipgloss? So is it an American brand retailing in Asia: why do you think she hadn't so much success in the US? Going straight to the concealer review!
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S said...

i love the cute concept of the products but i feel that it's a little bit too fancy for me!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Unknown said...

These pics are like a treat for the eyes!! Sounds amazing! <3



O, these are really sweet! I don't use much of this stuff, but these are the kinds of thing you buy just for the packaging alone lol

Calicoaster said...

Woww...such droolworthy stuffs.....beautiful pics I must say... :)

Calicoaster said...

Woww...such droolworthy stuffs.....beautiful pics I must say... :)

Anonymous said...

that is so cute !! i really want to try this out :) xx

Charlène Jiho said...

I love your photos, they are always beautiful !

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