Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Favourites

I hope you all had a nice Easter break. I certainly did! I have been pretty busy in the past few weeks with uni and the like but I still managed to accumulate a lot of products in my box of favourites :)


The Beauty Favourites


First up I have to mention Nars Eye Shadow Duos in Kalahari and Alhambra. These are fantastic! These were my first experience with Nars eye shadow formula, and I have to say that I am impressed. I would liken the formula to Mac shadows, they are pigmented and smooth but they are a dryer powder formula than something creamy feeling like Urban Decays' shadows. The only colour I have had problems with is the olive gold brown colour on the left of the Kalahari Duo, as the glitter it contained did fall out a little under my eyes. However I have never come across a shadow with glitter than didn't do this on me!


Nars Eye Shadow Duos in Kalahari and Alhambra


Secondly I have literally only been wearing these four lip colours this month. Three of them are Mac Lipsticks, in the colours Lustering, Party Parrot and Hue. Lustering is a warm berry pink in the lustre formula, so you can see your natural lips through the colour. Party Parrot is an amazing hot pink, the only annoying thing is that it's a matte finish, so it can be a little dry. Hue is a lovely nude that suits my skintone well, something I have been searching for for a long time. The last is the Loreal Shine Stain in the colour Romy. This is such a beautiful colour and the product lasts amazingly, as I mentioned in my full review here.


Mac Lustering, Mac Party Parrot, Mac Hue, Loreal Shine Stain in Romy


The next item is the fantastic blush that my lovely friend Cate got me for my birthday. Even though I only got this on the 22nd, I have been using it ever single day since. It's the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush, and it is pure bliss! As I have mentioned in the past, I have always found blush application difficult. However this is another blush that makes blush easy! I can apply it with a heavy hand and it never looks overdone. It creates a beautiful flushed cheek with just a little bit of sheen, which is just how I like it! Just a warning, I don't think this would be fantastic for darker skintones, as it isn't super pigmented :( sorry!


Colours swatched together and then separately


Last of the beauty items, I have to give a mention to a couple of brushes from Furless. I purchased the Must Have Professional Makeup Brush Set about a month back now, and I will be posting up a full review of the set very soon. However as a bit of a sneak peak, these are my two favourite brushes from the set. The Pro4F brush is basically a flat top kabuki, but oh my goodness. What wizardry is this brush? It blends like a mofo, my foundation is done in like two seconds. I can't even. This brush has made me love Nars Sheer Glow 100% more, because I can apply it super quickly now. The second one is the Pro1F brush, which I have been using for blending out my concealer. I would traditionally use a smaller brush but this brush just gets the job done. This also works amazingly for foundation, and this is coming from someone who doesn't enjoy using traditional foundation brushes.


A couple of non beauty favourites, first up my Kindle. I love this thing! I have already read six books on it since I got it. If you are thinking about getting one, do it, you won't regret it. The books I read on there were the first two books in the Divergent series, which I loved, and cannot wait for the movie/third book! The other books that I read were the Three Doors Series which brings me onto my next favourite.

Did any of you read Deltora Quest as a kid? Oh my goodness, it was my favourite series ever. Well besides Harry Potter, but seriously, I was obsessed. So I found out this month that Emily Rodda (Jennifer Rowe) wrote a second series called the Three Doors so I decided to read them on my kindle and what I didn't realise that it was set in the same universe as Deltora Quest so that was really awesome and unexpected! Then I decided to pick up the anime of Deltora Quest and I am currently watching it. It's so nostalgic for me. Yes the books and the anime are meant for young teenagers, but I don't care because they're really fun!

I will now shut up and get back to catching up on all of your lovely posts I have missed in the last busy, busy week!

Mishelle

41 comments:

  1. Ahhh so many beautiful favourites!
    But I say anything else though, I loved Deltora Quest! I actually met Emily Rodda, and she was so lovely! I need to read her new stuff!

    I love the Furless brushes as well! They're beautiful! And I NEED Mac Party Parrot! :)
    xx

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    1. Haha omg that's so cool cause you're a Jasmine too ;D ahh it's such a lovely lipstick!

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    2. Haha yep ;)
      Update! I used the Furless brush Pro4F for my foundation (hadn't tried that before) and as per your suggestion, it was AMAZING!

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  2. Kalahari is such a beautiful duo! I'd really wear those two shades very well! And that blush looks sooo good, I love the whole thing, the shape, the shades! I would love to try that!

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  3. Alhambra and Kalahari are gorgeous!
    all the MAC lipsticks look amazing as well, too bad I am not a fan of MAC lipsticks, I would love to like their formula as the shades are beautiful! Party Parrot looks so bright! xD

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  4. So glad you like the two nars duos. I loved them but had so many dupes! Party Parrot looks so beautiful!

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  5. I need this Loreal stain in my life! I want the same shade:))


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    I can send you more of them if you want to!:))

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    1. Thanks lovely you're too kind, I will let you know when I'm getting close to running out :)

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    2. don't hestitate:) they are really cheap in Poland! (which is very rarely though:D)

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    3. I also forgot to mention that I really need this heart shaped blush in my life:D even though I have a lot of blushes but it looks so cute:D

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  6. Ahhh your favourites are pretty much everything on my wishlist at the moment! I've been eyeing out NARS eyeshadows lately and I think I've settled on Kalahari. Lustering and Party Parrot look amazing as well!

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    1. You won't regret it, I use it all the time :)

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  7. This makes me think I should wear Party Parrot more! I think I'll pull it out this month...

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful makeup! So jealous of Party Parrot xx

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  9. Oh god... I want everything :(

    x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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  10. All your favourites are amazing. I really like the look of the too face blush :)

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  11. reading your favourites makes me want to go shopping! I love your list xx

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  12. Oh I totally forgot about Deltora Quest! I used to love the books so much :P

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  13. Lustre ring is my fave MAC lippy, I love how its subtle bu still gives a nice pop of colour. I really want that Kalahari Duo now, did you purchase it from Mecca or online? :)

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  14. Lovely faves! That blush is so pretty

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  15. That Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush looks so gorgeous. Just the packaging alone is divine!

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  16. What are the Divergent books like? Are they adult enough for us? I did enjoy the Hunger Games, so if it is similar to that.....

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    1. Yeah it's very very similar to the hunger games. If you liked that, you'll love these. Plus the main character Tris is less annoying than Katnis!

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  17. Lustering is one of my favourite pink lipsticks! I can imagine it would look great with your complexion too :) xx

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    1. I bought it because I saw it on your blog :)

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  18. Wow those shadows are gorgeous! And the lipsticks would look great on you :D

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  19. PLEASE CHECK OUT MY BLOG, DOING A MAC GIVEAWAY WHEN I GET TOO 200 FOLLOWERS :)

    XOXO http://rorolovesbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  20. The NARS shadows look incredible! I invested in NARS "And God Created The Woman" palette and it is so impressive... the shadows are so buttery and pigmented. Love your random favorites too ;)

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Yeah I wanted that too but because two of the colours from that are from these two duos I left it for now!

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  21. Love your faourites. Kalahari is stunning (I need it!) and that Too Faced blush is super cute.

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  22. I love those eye shadow duos, alhambra looks gorgeous!!! xx

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  23. Really lovely faves! The NARS Duo's look so nice, especially the first one, and fall out is such a pain but sometimes we have to put up with it :P But mannn that blush is way too pretty!! I think I'd have to get it based on the packaging alone lol.xx

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  24. I really want to try NARS eyeshadows but can't bring myself to fork out for them, especially since their duos are just as expensive as certain eyeshadow palettes. But hopefully one day when they go on sale or something :p LOVE all the MAC lippies - wish I were back in the US so I could grab them for $15 each!

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  25. Love NARS eyeshadows! I have a couplr of single ones and i love them. I want to get the duos too! I have heard so much about the furless brushes i know i need to try them soon :)

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  26. I need to pick up some more NARS shadows. Yay for purchasing from blog sales too! :)

    I also love my Kindle, they are so good.

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  27. I love reading all your posts. You such great photos girl! I have been meaning to swatch Nars eyeshadow. Ooo I wanna try Hue on too!

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