NARS Audacious Lipsticks (The Violets): Review and Swatches

Dramatic Depth.
Unstoppable Character.
Presenting to you, the NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection.
About 2 decades ago, iconic makeup artist and photographer, François Nars, launched a product line of 12 lipsticks at Barneys New York. 20 years later, the trendsetting company responsible for cult-classic shades (Orgasm, Deep Throat etc.) celebrates its 20th anniversary as a beauty powerhouse by launching The Audacious Lipstick Collection with impressive 40 new shades of charismatic colour – Modern lipsticks so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture, the sensation is audacious.
The pigment-rich lipsticks boasts of unadulterated luxury and glide on like satin across the lips with a single-stroke coverage. A spectrum of 40 shades for unstoppable impact, ranging from loud pinks, neutral hues, to deep reds and violets. The luxurious texture is also enriched with ingredients (Tamanu oil and mushroom extract) to smooth and nourish lips.
Here are the descriptions of the 40 shades taken from the NARS website. These are named after people who have helped/inspired François Nars along the way.
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Milani Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadows: Review & Swatches

“To get the RAINBOW, you have to put up with the rain.”
This is the quote that I have always been living by and until now, I still believe that if you can persevere and rough it out through the end, you will be rewarded in one way or another. So many things have happened recently and I am blessed to have friends who are sticking with me through it all and of course, the lovely boyfriend who never once left me :’) I believe in time to come, things will fall into place and indeed, time will tell what the future holds and what each and every individual becomes.

In any case, enough of my ramblings, let’s get down to serious (makeup-related) business. It’s time (I know it’s super delayed) for the review and swatches of the Milani Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadows! I have gotten 8 from this collection of 30 amazing and gorgeous hues ranging from Nudes, Browns, Smoky, Purples, Greens, Brights and Lights.

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September 2014 Beauty Empties: Review

Well, today I am proud to show you some empties from my beauty stash! It has been sooooo long since I finished using any products, especially skincare products! Here I have 5 products that I finished using in the month of September.
As my skin has been rather dry underneath, I have been using lots of hydrating products and of course, some topical acne product to cure my breakouts and my all-time favourite makeup primer/base to isolate my skincare and makeup in my everyday routine.
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September 2014 Beauty Favourites: Review

Goodbye September, here comes a new month again! As always, at the end of every month, I love to summarise my beauty favourites for the month because it allows me to share the products that I have been loving for the entire month (well, almost).
Well, for me, September has been experimenting with lots of new products again, due to a swap box I did and many other purchases as well. Basically, I have been loving face finishing products and a variety of colours for different looks. I am also using a little cute red ethnic-looking bowl as a decoration to this spread.
Let’s hop right into my picks for September!
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MAC x The Simpsons Collection: Review, Swatches & FOTD

“Lisa, if I’ve learned anything, it’s that life is just one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead.” – The Simpsons.
Honestly, I have never watched nor read anything from The Simpsons series, but I thought this packaging from MAC is really adorable, hence I had to lay my hands on them! 😀 Heard that the collection was selling out fast at all MAC stores in Singapore so I was really happy to be able to purchase these from the US web itself, all thanks to my dear IG friend Sylvia (@syloft)! Without further ado, let’s look into the items I got!
Just look at the lovely packaging! The palette actually feels heavy, and I mistook it for being metal! Also, I like that the design is printed on, not like a cheap sticker, such quality! I think this may be one of the few collections that I do keep the packaging boxes intact too! 😀
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