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?