Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Review: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

This past week, I have finally used up my first tube of NARS' Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base primer. I have had my first tube for at least 2 months now...Believe me when I say that I have scraped the very bottom of the tube (with a nail cuticle stick).

I was very skeptical of trying new eye primers that claim all sorts of things: smudge-proof, waterproof, will not budge, will not crease, etc. However, when I read reviews of this on Sephora and watched rave reviews of it on YouTube, I decided to take the bullet and purchase it. I was also very hesitant to try this because of its hefty price tag (it retails for $24). The very first time I used the eye primer, it happened to be a very particularly hot day where I live. On top of that, I decided to take a long walk during my lunch break at work. I have to say that it was so hot and I felt like my face was boiling and I thought that the primer mostly likely have washed off my lids already. I go to the bathroom and take a look at my eyes and to my surprise, my eyeshadow was intact and matte looking just as I had applied it earlier that morning. Since then I am sold!!!! It's very rare that I find a product that I really like and one that works as well.

I absolutely love this primer. I even just use it on its own without any shadow. It keeps my lids matte and most importantly, it really does keep your shadow in place. It does not smudge or rub off even when it's super hot. It applies smooth- and even if the color is white, it dries clear on the lid. Just apply 2 small dots with the sponge applicator, one over the lid and on the crease. Light application is key.

I must also add that I'm very picky with primers in general (eye or face) because I have very oily skin (lid included) and not every product lives up to what it claims. I am very happy with this purchase that I have gotten myself a second tube. If you haven't tried NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, I highly recommend it.

I purchased mine at Sephora but you can also find NARS products are the following locations:


Or wherever NARS products are sold.

Hope you enjoy this review!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nail of the Day: Chanel 491 Rose Confidentiel

I admit that I have been loving Chanel Nail Lacquers lately. At first I could not get my mind to even try to purchase a nail polish that expensive. Yet, I gave Chanel a try and I've been hooked since (Thank You Paradoxal). I love the quality and the color range. It is expensive. It retails for $23. If it's a limited edition item, sometimes it retails for $27. I will not stop purchasing these nail polishes any time soon. Off to the color below...

I have been looking for that perfect shade of pink. It looks like I have found it! I was cruising the local Chanel counter and spotted this particular shade: Rose Confidentiel. I really love this shade. It's not pale or too dark. It's the right shade in between. It applies opaque so 2 coats will do. I think it's a great shade to wear anywhere, even the office.

I purchased mine at Nordstrom because they had a new shipment that came in. If you can still find it, I highly suggest trying out this color.

How the color looks in the bottle is how it looks on my fingers:)

So, so pretty!

Where Have I Been?

First off, I would like to say that I'm very sorry that I have not posted to my blog and posted videos on my YouTube channel. It has been such a hectic and extremely busy work schedule that I have not had the energy to sit down and write or record a video. On top of that, throughout the month of October, I have had eye infections on and off every week- it seems:( So, I looked awful and felt tired all the time that the last thing I want to do is write or look dead while making a video.
10-12 hour work days= not good:( During this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, I took the time to really rest and believe me it's been very good for my mind and body:) I hope you all understand. Another major set back of why I have not been posting is that my computer was attacked by a very very bad virus. The virus almost completely destroyed my system. But, all is good now and my computer is functioning as if it's brand new again! YAY!!!

With that said, although I have not been posting on my blog or making videos does not mean I have not been SHOPPING!!!! I love the ability to escape, even in the middle of a work day, to shop online. I can't make it to the store physically, but I can be there virtually:)

I have bought a lot of stuff that I want to share with you my thoughts about them....

I definitely LOVE the holidays to shop for all kinds of stuff: makeup, clothes, shoes...whatever a girl hearts desires!

So, expect a lot of posting to come here on my blog. I may not have as much time to do actual videos on YouTube but my blog will get updated a bit faster.

What have you all been lemming for this Holiday season? Please do share!

Anyway, I appreciate all your patience!

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