Monday, October 31, 2011

NARS Arabian Nights Eye Palette Du Jour 10.31.11


When I got wind of the Sephora Friends and Family there was nothing I REALLY needed. I know, that is just a shocking statement from me. However, being the beauty addict that I am I knew I needed to take advantage so I decided to browse (always the beginning to a terrible event for my credit card). I hadn't really had a look at the NARS line since I have had a few disappointments with them as of late( the Easy Lover lipgloss and their eye pencils) so I wansnt hip to the new holiday line.

Well well well, what do you know, I fall in love with the Arabian Nights Eye Palette, such sparkly gorgeousness. But is that enough? Lets see!

As you can see in palette is is just beyond gorgeous! Love at first sight, and if you are a long time reader you KNOW that I love me a good black smokey eye. When I swatched with my fingers, it was beautiful, dark, rich, sparkly pigment. However, when I transfered to my hand for a swatch it fell short.

That kind of dissapointed me, but you can work around this with a good sticky base and a flat brush that you pack on the color with, dont brush or sweep on. Pack, pack, pack!

Overall, I think its a great palette for the holidays, the colors are magnificent but will take a bit of finese!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Laura Mercier Du Jour 10.20.11

I went for lunch today and as I was leaving, Bloomingdales just happen to catch my eye...Shocker! I know! Anyway, my best friend and I decided to just wander through to take a look and NOT BUY ANYTHING. Well we all know how that ol' story turns out.

I happened to stop at the Laura Mercier counter, as you know probably know (if you are a long time reader of this blog) I love the gourmand bath and body products from Laura Mercier. I have been a long time devoted fan of the Creme Brulee Body Souffle. Yum! Anyway, so I was sniffing around and ready to leave when a cute little trio of shadows caught my eye. Ultimate, right up my alley colors, browns... an ivory satin, a creamy buttery shimmer brown and the PERFECT taupe-y neutral brown. GREAT! I picked it up and went to the register. Then I remembered my ultimate dry cure for lips was by Laura Mercier. GREAT! I got a refil of that. Then by the register I saw the perfect nude lipgloss....then the icy steel cream eyeshadow stick. 5 minutes later I bought a full bag of makeup! Make Up Anonymous here I come.

Anyway check out the below pictures and you will see why I just NEEDED that eyeshadow trio and cream eyeshadow stick (ps- those swatches are from over 6 hours ago!)

LipSilk, Bare Naked Lipgloss, Smokey Neutral Eyeshadow Palette, Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Steel

Smokey Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

Smokey Neutrals Eyeshadow holiday palette and STEEL cream eyeshadow stick

Thoughts? Comments? Complaints?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Magnetic Nailpolish?

Whoa... where have I been? I guess under a rock... called work!

Anyway, I wandered into Sephora today and I saw MAGNETIC NAILPOLISH! I didn't pick it up because I wanted to come home and look into it. It looks pretty cool, very interesting concept.

I found this video on Sephora's You-Tube channel. Watch it here and let me know what you think!

Has anyone tried this out yet?