Friday, 18 January 2013

Mini NARS haul

So these goodies come from a impulse online shopping session. 
I love NARS and I think it is (wait for it...) my favourite makeup brand ever. 
I have never been disappointed with any products I have brought from them.


So I managed to retrain myself and order 3 things. 
Now technically it was only 2 items as my NARS Luguna Bronzer was a repurchase as I have nearly used mine up and can't imagine life without it (I went there...)
When I order expensive things I always do a lot of research for swatches and product pay off and the two eyeshadow duos that I had heard a lot about and wanted to try were "Kalahari" and "All About Eve"


 NARS Kalahari composes of two bronze shades, left reminding me off Woodwinked from MAC and the right a cool toned taupe. I won't ramble on about the soft consistency of the NARS eyeshadows and how pigmented they always are, but by jove they've done it again. Both eyeshadows being metallic with frost finishes if your looking for a matt eyeshadow then these arn't for you but personally I love frosted eyeshadows.


Next Duo that I ordered was All about Eve.When I looked at them in the pan I wasn't over the moon but then I stuck my grubby mitts in (irony, my friends will know hands have to be freshly washed before touching my makeup.) Anyway these are both very light subtle colours that are again, frost finished but I think these are perfect day time eyeshadows and will be perfect in summer with a tan and little makeup on. 

Left: Old NARS Laguna, Right: New NARS Laguna

My love hate relationship with NARS packaging.... 
There buttery soft cases look stunning and give them a iconic feature, however, chuck them in your makeup bag and show a bit to much love for a product and it will change colour and all dirt/makeup will cling to it. Which isn't ideal.
Other than that I do love NARS. 

With NARS not being on the cheapest of Makeup brands I only splash out on their products occasionally but I will defiantly be picking some more up as I haven't tried a single thing that has disappointed me.

NARS can be brought from SpaceNK shops or online: 
NARS laguna Bronzer: £25 (link)
NARS "All About Eve" Duo: £24  (link)
NARS "Kalahari" Duo: £24 (link)

Whats your favourite NARS product?

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Review: Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

So I picked this up about 2 months ago after reading so much about how brilliant Chantecaille is. I actually went in thinking of picking up the Chantecaille "Just skin" but got swayed towards "Future Skin."
Future Skin foundation in nude
So this foundation is the most luxurious make up piece I own, and for this reason I don't use it every day. Only for special days or when my skin needs a bit of cheering up. 
The formulation of this foundation is a "oil free gel" which means that is works really well for oily skin however I think it could work for all skin types. The finish of the foundation is a healthy dewy look, but it doesn't make you look shiny or oily. I use a powder when I wear it just to set it and make it last longer.  Future Skin foundation contains Aloe, Chamomile and Arnica which means that it is very soothing on the skin and makes it suitable for sensitive skin.
The best way I found to apply this foundation is using a real technique buffing brush or a Sigma F82 brush. This way it can be really buffed into skin and it will look like your hardly wearing any foundation.
Now not only is this my must luxurious foundation is it also the most money I have ever spent on one item before in my life. For a pricey £58 this is no cheapy foundation and I guess that is why Chantecaille is associated with celebrity's like Millie Mackintosh. I picked mine up from Space NK and luckily I had £10 off with my N.dulge points to make this purchase a little easier on the bank balance. However I do think it is worth it and I really do want to try more products from Chantecaille (Maybe when I win the lottery though?) 

Have you tried anything from Chantecaille before? What did you think?

You can pick up Chantecaille "Future Skin" from SpaceNK stores or online for £58 (link)


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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Best of 2012 #2 - Skincare, Hair care & Body care

So this is going to be part 2 of the best products of 2012, in this post will be skincare, hair care and body care.
Lets get crackalacking 

Best Cleanser: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial wash
Best Toner: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
Best Make up remover: Bioderma Crealine H20
Best Spot Treatment: Origins Super Spot Remover
Best Exfoliator: Origins Modern friction
Best face Mask: Origins Clear Improvement 
Best Moisturiser: Origins VitaZing SPF 15


Best Shampoo: John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo
Best conditioner: John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner
Best Hair Mask: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Hair conditioning Treatment
Best Clarifying Shampoo: Fekkai Apple Cider 
Best finishing, styling, vavavoom product: Bumble and bumble Texture
Best Hair oil: L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil



Best Body Wash: I love... Coconut & Cream (available from Superdrug)
Best body Lotion: The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter
Best Body Exfoliator: Lush Rub Rub Rub
Best Perfume: Paul Smith Rose
Best Hand Cream: Any of the Laura Mercier Hand Creme - Favourite being Almond and Coconut.

If you haven't read part 1 of the best of 2012 then click here

I hope you all had a great year and tell me what your favourite skincare/haircare/bodycare products are?

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