Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NARS Alhambra Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow features a "metallic rose mist" and "golden champagne" and retails $39 for 0.14 oz.  Both shades read warm, and translates into a warm glow once applied.  This, in my opinion is the perfect duo to start out with if you're just starting to venture out in high end eyeshadows, as it is extremely versatile.  I often use the rose on my browbones and the champagne all over the lid alone or as a base.

Colour payoff is sheer, but can be built up with layering.  There is shimmer present in both shades.  I didn't notice any fallout with this duo, and with the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, it lasts me around 8 hours.  After that, I noticed creasing on the inner corner of the lids and fading along the edges. 

NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow definitely makes my list of must haves, and I highly recommend it!  

Alhambra was actually my very first high end eyeshadow.  It was really the quality of this product that made me venture out into the world of high end makeup.  Thank you NARS!

Onto my second one now since I shattered my first one!

Picture from narscosmetics.com

Wearing NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow

On cheeks: NARS Luster blush
On lips: Dior Addict lipstick in Model

With love,



Saturday, November 23, 2013

About Me & Beginnings with Makeup


Here's to my very first blog post!

What motivated me to start this blog is because I want to share my love of makeup.  Personally, I will always read reviews before I buy a product, and I have to thank them for saving me a ton of time and effort in trying to find something that will work for me.  Reading what others have to say about it gives me a certain confidence that I will be investing in the right product, and here I hope to provide the same insight that I have gotten from other beauty blogs.  

I have to give a very big THANK YOU to Christine from Temptalia and Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog for being my main source of inspiration when it comes to starting a beauty blog.  I have long since lost the number of times I have searched a review of products on their blogs before making the purchase, and they have been nothing but objective and extremely helpful.  

Please feel free to comment or ask any questions, and I will be glad to answer to the best of my ability!  

With love,