Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Guilty. Huge Haul - NARS, STILA & DRUGSTORE

This blogpost is in response to your twitter and facebook responses to my question:
"Would you guys want to see a quick blogpost of my recent Nars & Priceline Drugstore Makeup Haul?" Thanks for your input sweeties.

Hey musers!!

I recently went to Becca Cosmetica and bought a few things.

Just a few.... haha

I've wanted the Nars Sheer Glow for quite some time (years in fact), but I did test it a few times here and there, and whenever I wanted it I always decided $99 was just too much when I was already happy with my holy grail foundations (I'm going to give you guys a few seconds to guess and see if you know what they are!)..



(how well do you know me?) puhaha


... MUFE HD and Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream Foundations. Let me know in the comments if you got them right! Haha

So actually this wasn't a spontaneous shopping trip, but something I planned beforehand. I saved up and made a mental list of things to purchase from Nars (and perhaps Stila). Well, if I'd known earlier that Nars had recently reviewed their prices I would probably have done this earlier!

I was actually trying to decide between Nars SG or the Hourglass foundation, since Rae onni (Raeview) always raves about it! I went for SG in the end.

Here's what I purchased from Becca:

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville (Light 4)
Nars Powder Foundation in Deauville (Light 3)
Nars 'At First Sight' Eye & Cheek Palette
Nars Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer (y'all know I'm in love with primers)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black
Prices below.

Left to Right:
Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte ($38)
Steep price, right? The product is great, but would I pay near $40 for this again?
We'll see..
Nars Powder Foundation in Deauville ($65)
I fell for the silky texture of this powder. It reminded me of my
all-time favourite powder (Korean brand called SEP) which I've run out of
and can't buy again as I purchased it via home-shopping whilst in Korea haha.
Guys, this powder is gold. Will review if requested.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville ($68)
It's already got finger marks on the lid! :/
Can't imagine how gross it will look after a few uses haha.

Nars 'At First Sight' Eye & Cheek Palette ($94)
Includes Deep Throat (blush), Laguna (bronzer) and four eyeshadows.
If you want I will do a full blog review on this limited edition palette!
Leave your requests below.

Nars Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer ($52)
I loved how this went on and dried in a smoothing matte finish.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black ($32)
This is a super long-wear intense liner in the form of a flexible pen
(my favourite liner application type).
Maybe I will do a comparison review video between this
and my two other faves (Dolly Wink & Clio Kill Black).

I also made a really quick trip to Priceline to check out what's new. Oppa had to drop off his guitar somewhere in Alexandria so he ducked out for a few minutes whilst I browsed around. I'm SO glad I did.. because

I discovered theseeee!! Omfj.. Oh my freaking jellybums. Gals, you NEED to check these out.

Sunday's Instagram Post

Rimmel's new Apocalips Lip Lacquers. They are ahmaze. I think these are going to sell out pretty fast so if you like any of these shades (7 altogether), try to get in quick. In Australia they sell for $15 each.

Yup.. Twas good enuff for me to share it on IG, Twitter AND Facebook. I don't do that for just anything!

They are super pigmented, creamy - kinda jelly textured - glide on fast and smooth, and I love the applicator wand. Unlike the typical cylindrical or brush-type gloss wands, which I dislike as the surface area is so limited and you end up sliding the product around your lips (a problem even for me with my tiny lips lol), the applicator is like a cylindrical wand that's been cut diagonally so the surface is an almost flat triangular spatula-like shape. Full review?

The bottom middle one reminded me of two of my old-time favourite nude lip glosses from MAC - Florabundance and Boy Bait. I stopped buying because I didn't like how thick/sticky they were. HOWEVER, this bad boy (ie apocalips lol) isn't sticky. LOVE. Applies wet, and is tame enough to sit nicely and not have tonnes of hairs stick on and make you look like a mad woman. A little bit of transfer (I had to use the pull-out-your-finger technique to make sure it didn't smear on my teeth esp with the brighter shades) but once settled it stayed put on my lips for at least an hour or two. Pretty good right?! Even oppa complimented my lips later. (biiig smiiiiiles ^____^ haha)

If I wanted, I would have purchased more, but no. I'm not that bad hehehe.
I decided on just one - Phenomenon 100 (the nude shade). How surprising of me.

Anyway, enough raving.. check them out guys, if you can, and if you love bright, pigmented lip products. The two right shades (reference my hand swatches) are next in line for me.

UPDATE~!!! 16th October 2013
Guys.. I am sad to say that after wearing my Phenomenon all day today, my lips were peeling pretty bad by the end of the day. I had to keep biting my lips because they were peeling so much. I hardly get this problem but I'm afraid my particular shade in the Apocalips did cause this! =( How sad! I am wondering if this will be the same problem across all the different shades, that is whether it's in the formula or just the nude shade in particular? Let me know if you own another one if this has happened to you. 

So I checked out of Priceline with these products. Pretty self-explanatory I think! :)

The only bummer for my shopping day was that the SA gave me an already-opened and used tube of Phenomenon. I hadn't been able to find a new one so I'd asked her if there were any, and she handed me this one. HOW COULD SHE DOOO THISSS... hahahaha I was actually really sad when I found out later at home T____T Oh well.. it's my fault for not checking properly before buying. (I trusted her~)

Ceebs going back to exchange. Hmm.

Have you guys tried any of the Apocalips Lip Lacquers? What are your fave shades?
Also... have you ever bought an opened makeup item before? Were any of you as lazy (/busy kaka) as me to just use it? lol :(

I hope you enjoyed this 'quick' haul post! loll... What is with me and making my blogposts so long!?

Guys, I will finish on a little personal note. I've only started properly blogging for a few months - and on this blog only 1.5, but I'm noticing none of you really comment! I blog to keep in more personal contact with you than my Youtube - so please... don't be scared/shy.. talk to me~!  :) hehehe

Leave me feedback, requests, comments.. and feel free to ask me questions! I am much more likely to answer here than on my videos, as I don't tend to check all my video comments all the time.

P.S. A few items still left on my Blogsale 1 and Blogsale 2, and for more hauls - oppa and my clothes/shoes shopping haul on our recent visits to Bondi and Bronte Beaches (click to read).

Love you all.

Hugs & kisses