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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Treats from MAC and NARS and this weeks make up looks


Hello lovelies, so i've being quite ill today but before work I decided to treat myself to some make up, in order to make me feel happier, they say that retail therapy is good for you - unfortunately it didn't make me feel less poorly, but it did cheer my face up. If you read my blog you'll be aware that i've never even used anything from NARS before, I was hoping that I could write about how amazing the service was and how I bought so many products, but that would be lying. Okay, so I didn't have loads of time but the sales assistant in Harvey Nichols was very rude, she asked if I wanted any help and I said yes please and asked her about the laguna bronzer and the orgasm blusher... she told me that I'd have to buy both separately as they no longer do duos, this confused me as they do sell duos online, but  she didn't seem to care or offer me any alternatives she just walked off. I then asked her which one she would recommend and she didn't even look at my complexion, she just said 'yea go for orgasm' and didn't even look at me when she was speaking to me, her mind was clearly elsewhere throughout our whole conversation and I felt like I was a nuisance to her. I was ready to purchase pretty much the whole shop, i've made a wishlist of items that I want from Nars and was going to treat myself today but her un-attentive attitude put me off Nars immediately. It's such a shame because I really expected her to at least try and sell me the products. I next asked her about the highlighting sticks, to which she hardly responded. It seemed that I knew more about the products than she did, when she did put my items through the till, she rushed me through as if she had better things to do. Unfortunately, this horrific service meant that I only bought one item, when I wanted to buy at least 3 or 4 things. Basically, she didn't want to talk to me about make up, which I guess is a basic part of her job role?


Nars Blusher in Orgasm. So, the one thing I did buy was this baby. Due to the terrible customer service, I don't even know if it will suit me, particularly because I don't really wear blusher, but people swear by it so I decided to just go for it. The colour is incredible, I can see why so many people love it. Apparently it's a worldwide favourite. It was £21.00 which is expensive, but not too expensive. I probably wont wear it much and blusher never really gets used up, so I hope to have this item for a very long time. I love NARS packaging. Watch this space for a full review of the product including me wearing it.



Mac Cosmetics mineralize powder in 'soft and gentle', I currently wear this powder in medium/dark but this is more of a highlighter. The make up artist showed me how to apply it, and she put it at the top of my cheek bones and down my nose to highlight. It just gives a lovely little reflection in the light and is quite sparkly. I did originally ask for the 'Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Skinfinish powder' which is apparently 'a liquid powder highlighter with prismatic reflections that sculpts highlights and models the face' this sounds very Kim Kardashiany and like a new exciting product, the only reason I didn't get it today is because it was sold out boo. So instead, the make up artist recommended the 'soft and gentle' mineralize powder and said it is pretty much the same, so I went for it. This was £21.50 so not that bad considering you do get a lot and these always last.


Last but not least, I topped up on mascara by treating myself to Mac's Zoom Lash, it's just a fantastic mascara for definition but also it makes the lashes really black. I tend to use loads of mascaras but always let them dry up, so this was much needed. I have used this for years. I usually use Clarins Wonder perfect but it's around £20.00, which is expensive for mascara, especially when on a student budget, so I will have to put that on my Christmas list. I also got myself a Mac concealer just because my skin is horrible this week and I have come to the end of my previous Mac concealer, it's really thick and good for bad skin days so this is an essential item for my make up bag.

Below you can see a few photos of me this week, to get an idea of what outfits i've worn and how i've done my make up and hair.


Above I am wearing a backless leotard from American Apparel, I adore AA but it is SO expensive, however, this was only £22.00 which I think is very cheap for them. Well, it's not when you consider that this is just a plain leotard, but it is gorgeous, it's just fully backless. My hair extensions are from ClipHairLimited and I suggest you check them out, @cliphairlimited as they do really thick extensions which are great quality, I will be reviewing these sometime next week for you. It feels so good to have thick long hair again.


Above I am wearing the same leotard but in white, I actually think I prefer it in white. Then again, I am quite boring and do always wear just black and white. Here I am wearing Mac Cosmetics studio fix foundation in NC30, Mineralize powder in medium/dark and their Myth Lipstick. I am wearing their Plush Lash mascara. As you can see, I swear by Mac Cosmetics. My favourite lipstick is Myth by Mac, and I don't think that will ever change, as you can see, it's just nice and nude.



I hope you liked this post, have you ever used Mac Cosmetics or Nars? What are your favourite items?



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42 comments:

  1. Shame about the sales girl, They really can ruin a shopping day out. There are some who help loads and others act like they're working for free. Love the orgasm blusher and MAC soft and gentle xx

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    1. I know it really was a shame. Yeah theyre beautiful products:) xxx

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  2. You bought great stuff. Orgasm is a classic and Soft & Gentle is gorgeous xx

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  3. Nice stuff and thank you for sharing!! I use this shades Y

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    1. Aaahh another lover of orgasm! yay glad you like xxx

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  4. The service at Nars sounds shocking :| i would be so annoyed! I had an experience like this at Mac a few months ago and i havent been back to the store since - i order online now. It's completely killed the shopping experience for me. It puts me off high end counters sometimes.. yet i went to Chanel's last week and the girl was lovely. Its such a shame that snooty assistants let the lovely people down.

    I loveee Nars Orgasm though - dont let her put you off. I really REALLY recommend their eyeshadows too - i recently bought one in 'Mekong' and its incredible. xxx

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    1. Yeah it really was, I get so annoyed about bad service. i've had it at MAC before, it was the worst thing ever. I feel it seems more expensive when i order online, just beause the prices arent displayed in store so when i order online im like omg that is expensive! Yeah, high end counters scare me! Ohh I will have a look thank you so much xxx

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  5. I bought Orgasm a few months ago and mine has gone weird and bumpy. I took it back to the counter but the girl said I should ring customer services and gave me the number but I haven't managed to get through to them yet :( I was really hoping it would be the best blusher ever for that price! x

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    1. Oh nooooo, you should ring, that's soo weird I hope mine doesnt go like that! xxx

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  6. You've been after Orgasm for ages (weird writing that), you'll like it. It suits most skins.
    I love soft and gentle too. Such a nice highlighter.
    Xx

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    1. hahaha! I know but you're right, I have... yay i will let you know :) thanks xx

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  7. I used to have the NARS laguna bronzer, but sometimes i felt it made my complexion look dirty? Don't know if you've tried it before, but I recently swapped to the Estee Lauder soft matte bronzer and love it! xx

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    1. Aahh, I've had this problem with a lot of bronzers so maybe i'll stay clear of this one. Thanks, i'll have a look at Estee lauders! xxxx

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  8. You look gorgeous in those leotards!! I think £22 for such a staple item isn't too bad, considering how much wear you'll get out of them as well seen as they're in basic colours :) i'm SO tempted to get MAC mineralize skin finish in soft and gentle, it looks so gorgeous!
    xxx


    www.TheBeautyBelle.co.uk

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    1. Aw thankyou, I think i'm a tiny bit obsessed with them. Yeah you're right I suppose! Yesss get it it's beaaaautiful! xxxx

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  9. That totally sucks about the customer service. Especially when you were feeling poorly! The thing I miss when shopping online is getting advice on which products to get and having a sales assistant focus on helping you and making you enjoy it. Such a shame when you actually go in store and don't get this :( At least the products are just as lovely! xx

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    1. I know, really irritating! Yeah i dont think i could ever buy beauty products online, i have to check for blog reviews first! Yeah at least the products are gorgeeeous! xxxxx

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  10. Oh my word, I can't believe you had such terrible service from the NARS counter, how rude. But I've also heard amazing things but have yet to try it, we don't have NARS in SA :/

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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    1. I know, i hope to try some more products though as its the products that matter!! xxxxx

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  11. That's such a shame about the service you received! I really want to try the Orgasm blush though, I've heard such good things about it! xxx

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    1. I know, so annoooyyingggg:( I cant wait to review the blush:) xxxx

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  12. I really want to try that NARS blush, it's meant to be really good! Great blog btw, now following :) x

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  13. Pet hate of mine is bad customer service! Think some staff forget that its you being the paying customer which means they even have a job. I'd only shop online if it wasn't for swatching and getting advice cos I do find so many sales assistants rude now! xxx

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I really hate sales assistants like that, i'm a sales assistant and would never leave a customer feeling like this!

    I'm having a giveaway over on my blog to celebrate opening my online bracelet store, check it out!

    Kayleigh
    http://geekinthepinkdress.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. I know, I feel exactly the same and im one too! ooooo thanks i love it will enter now thankyou! xxxx

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  15. The last picture of you is goooorgeous. Just so you know :D And that's too bad you had a crappy sales person. NARS has an amazing product line.

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    1. aw thankyou soo much you're too kind! hehe making me blush. Yeah the more I look at their products, it's like ahhh i WANT THEM ALL! xxxxx

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  16. NARS is actually my favorite brand of cosmetics! I love love love their blushes, bronzers, everything! You should def. give them another chance and not let the sales person effect you :) But I do agree, there is nothing worse than a crappy sales person!

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    1. I'm happy to have some stuff from their i'm gonna make my collection bigger, everything seems so nice but surprisingly seems good for the skin too! Im gonna give it another go, thank youuuu lovely xxx

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  17. Thank you for following me! Now I'm following you! :)

    stylebean.blogspot.com

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  18. I have that same highlighter from MAC, and I love it. I use it on my cheekbones, expecially on days when I wake up late. It helps with giving my face a little lift. ;)

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  19. Hi just came across your blog from my sister's blog! Haha know what you mean about customer service, some can be so bad it's annoying! The mac skin finish is divine, my best friend has it and I'm always using it ;-)!

    I'm new to blogging and would appreciate the support, so maybe have a look at my blog and if you enjoy follow?
    :-) X x

    www.jaded-youth.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thats cool that your sister has a blog. Haha my best friends have been using mine! Of course:) xxxx

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  20. You're so beautiful! Loving the make-up shame about the girl :/
    I am a new blogger and would appreciate if you looked at my blog and maybe followed :)

    skinandroses.blogspot.com

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    1. awww bless you thanks! Of course I will xxxx

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