09/4/13

Nars – Bronzing Powder Laguna

Hey guys,

Before I start reviewing this amazing product, kindly notice that I have made a few changes on this blog. Not only design wise but even an easier way for you to follow me either on wordpress or by email and even to access my Facebook page. I hope you like it and would appreciate any further comments.

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Now back to my review, as you already know I won 2 products by Nars from the lovely blogger Flora, on her giveaway. I tried this bronzing powder and was simply impressed by how it applies and it’s silk-like pigmentation. It has a slightly yellow bronze undertone which looks devine. However the texture of this bronzer isn’t completely matte but it also doesn’t have shimmer or glitter. It has what I would call a natural finish and looks like skin when applied. I think some matte bronzers are overly matte and look more fake than anything. Laguna is perfect for most skin tones. I thing this will do for both Summer and fall, however if you get really darkly tanned in summer or have a deep skin tone, NARS has another bronzer called Casino which is also reviewed very well.

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Laguna blends nicely, it goes on a little sheer but I don’t mind as it allows more control of how dramatic of a look you are going for. Did I mention how gorgeous their packaging is? It is so sleek and black with a big NARS written on it, but at the same time it has this soft texture which make it fit nicely in my hands. Due it’s texture it can get quite dirty easily but it can be easily removed with a wipe. The only cons about this product is that it is quite pricey for a single bronzing, I checked on the website and it costs about €36. However you are paying for what you get, the quality is impeccable and the casing is quite big so you get a good amount of product.

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Well I hope you like my review, if you have any further questions about this product or if you tried this product and want to share your opinion, feel free  to share in the comment section below.

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

08/21/13

Won a Nars Giveaway :D

Hey guys,
So last Monday I was contacted by the lovely Laura from Flora and she told me that I won her giveaway. I was so happy first of all because I don’t have anything from NARS and they are one of the best Make-up brands out there and because I never won a single thing hehe. I was jumping with joy 😀

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I received them later on this week and here is a sneak peak of the products. Btw do check Laura’s Blog Flora, I love her taste in make-up and reviews :).

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I will post a review on these 2 products further on, so far I have swatcheD them and they are very pigmented but light at the same time, not chalky. I am very grateful of this giveaway which is why I cant wait to give back and host my own giveaway, however I would love to get 100 followers first. I already have some ideas of what to give, but would be open for suggestions from you guys.

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

06/13/13

MUA £1 Lipsticks – Review

Hey guys,

I hope you are all having a great week so far. Recently I was going trough my lipstick collection and realized that I haven’t reviewed and of the Make-up Academy Lipstick I bought last time. The thing that sold me immediately about these lipsticks is the price. I mean £1 for a lipstick is just ridiculous so of course I bought some from their range. I honestly didn’t expect for these lipsticks to be of good quality but to my surprise they actually are.

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I am gonna be honest, not all of them were to my liking but I truly loved most of them. Some of the colours are really gorgeous and you are getting the quality similar to that of a drugstore brand.The consistency is pretty creamy and the finish is glossy. Some of the shades have got a rather chunky glitter in them, some of the shades are just pure pigment. I find that pigmentation varies from shade to shade, usually lighter shades are very sheer, but buildable and darker shades stain my lips in one sweep!

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The lasting power is not the greatest, but for the price, you just keep reapplying.They don’t fade in chunks or bits, they don’t dry my lips out too much, as you’d expect for a pound, and I actually find them rather moisturizing and that does not happen too often. I do recommend that you use lip balm or a lip salve after you a day of wearing these, as they sometimes tend to have a strange ‘post-wear’ effect on my lips, when the edges of my lips go a tad flakey, but as long as I slap on some effective lip balm, it’s all good. The scent of these lipsticks is like a strong vanilla, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it.

Overall, I have to say, I’m in love with these. I understand that for some of you they might be more or less drying, you might not be the biggest fan of the lasting power, but they are worth giving a shot, as you just might be as lucky as I am and get on with them like I do. I definitely recommend these lipsticks and might actually buy some more next time.

Have you ever tried these lipstick? What do you think?

xoxo

Sarah-Jane