I was lucky enough to win Karleigh’s NARS giveaway a couple of weeks ago and I adore the prizes! Where else can you do something as simple as write ‘enter me’ in a comment and win something pretty? Not many places, that's for sure! We’ve got a nice little community here and the good shouldn’t be overtaken by the bad! I received a trio of mini lip glosses which I seem to have forgotten to photograph (but I will at some point because I really like them & they’re not the typical shades you hear about a lot!) because I’m silly, a powder eye shadow in the shade Etrusque & a powder blusher in Douceur.
Entrusque is a really beautiful gold shadow and my photograph here really doesn’t do it any justice at all. I’m so happy to have this because I don’t think I would ever spend lots of pennies on an eyeshadow so it seems super luxurious to me! Is that silly? I don’t know. There’s something about NARS & its packaging that makes me smile so I’m always super envious of those of you with extensive NARS collections!
Douceur is a shade I would never have picked out for myself because I’m always drawn to the bright pink or peach shades, but I’d say it’s already in my top 5 favourite blushers and I haven’t had it for that long. It’s a rosey pink with brown undertones that manages to instantly brighten my complexion and make me look super healthy. I also think this is the perfect colour to reach for when you’re not sure what to wear because it’ll go with any look. I think I’d also really like NARS Madly and that’s jumped up a few places on my products I’d like to own list!
I also recently won Leanne’s giveaway but my prizes are STILL sitting at the post office because I haven’t had a chance to pick them up yet! I’ve been super busy the last few weeks and I’ve discovered post office opening times are really inconvenient especially when parcels are never left at my local branch. I'm so sorry Leanne, I hope I'll be able to go and pick it up before the weekend!
A few weeks ago I tweeted that I’d really like to try Face & Body foundation from MAC but I was reluctant to purchase a full sized bottle without being able to test it first because it’s quite pricey. The beautiful Lucy said she had a bottle that she wasn’t using any more and offered to send it to me, how lovely is that?! I know I’ve said this a lot in this post but there are some truly beautiful ladies with blogs that I’m so thankful to have had the pleasure of getting to know! This is in the shade C1 which I think is the lightest shade. To be honest MAC shades confuse me. Does anyone know how C1 would compare to N1? I’d love to know what the difference is and I’m sure you guys are much more knowledgeable than I am!
Base: Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation & Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer.
Blush: Illamasqua Promise & NARS Douceur dusted lightly over Promise.
Eyes: MAC Vintage Selection Paint Pot, Urban Decay Virgin eye shadow & NARS Etrusque eye shadow.
Mascara: Collection 2000 Big Fake.
Lips: MAC Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick & Eyes Lips Face Daring mineral lipgloss.
Finally, as if this post hasn’t been long enough already, I thought I’d pop in a quick face of the day. A few people asked to see a swatch of the Daring mineral lipgloss from Eyes Lips Face so the above photograph is what it looks like applied on its own and in the image below you can see what it looks like applied on top of a tiny bit of Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick from MAC. Alone it gives a sheer wash of pinky red colour that I love. It looks like you’ve just eaten some strawberries, super cute! When applied on top of a pinky-red lipstick it’s the perfect red lip look for those who, like me, are scared of red lips and this is my favourite lip combination at the moment!
Did ya miss me? Whaa, no? Why not? *sad face* I’m only kidding! I know, I was only gone for a few days. I bet you didn’t even notice! Have I missed anything? What’s your favourite lip combination at the moment? Don’t forget to let me know about the Face & Body shades if you know. Oh & I’d love it if you checked out Leanne, Karleigh & Lucy’s blogs. They’re all lovely ladies with wonderful blogs! ♥