NARS And God Created the Woman

I slutten av februar mottok jeg min siste forsendelse fra MyUS. Denne var innholdsrik, og jeg har bestemt meg for å dele den inn i individuelle innlegg istedet for sånne 'se hva jeg har kjøpt'-innlegg. God plan? La oss gjøre et forsøk.

NARS And God Created the Woman Set var det første jeg dro opp av pakken min. Jeg må innrømme at jeg ble litt overrasket når jeg så paletten, for den var ganske mye mindre av størrelse enn jeg hadde forestilt meg. Settet består av en veldig fin, nøytral palett, en tilhørende short-handle #3 øyenskyggekost og en liten utgave av deres Pro-Prime™ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (ikke la navnet lure deg, dette er en primer). Paletten består av seks øyenskygger, seks små øyenskygger. NARS' single øyenskygger inneholder 0,07 oz, mens disse ikke inneholder mer enn 0,03 oz per farge - noe som burde gi deg et godt inntrykk av hvor liten denne paletten faktisk er. De seks øyenskyggene er «Alhambra», «Bellisima», «Kalahari», «Galapagos», «Coconut Grove» og «Night Clubbing». Dette settet er en såkalt Sephora Exclusive og er i tillegg limited edition.

NARS And God Created the Woman Set

NARS And God Created the Woman SetAnd God Created the Woman · 413 BLKR Shimmer Eyeshadow

Jeg hadde også bestemt meg for å kjøpe to leppestifter fra NARS med det samme, jeg har visst havnet på leppestift-kjøret for alvor, og valget falt på NARS Sheer Lipstick i «Pago Pago» (shimmering pink) og NARS Satin Lipstick i «Dressed to Kill» (fuchsia rose w/ gold shimmer). Jeg hadde et håp om at førstnevnte skulle bli en perfekt 'nude' leppestift til meg, men ble veldig skuffet da jeg oppdaget at den hadde minimalt med effekt på leppene mine.

NARS Lipstick: Dressed to Kill, Pago Pago

Videre er jeg bittelitt usikker på hvorfor den omtales som 'shimmering pink', for for meg ser den egentlig bare beige ut? Uansett, jeg har ikke gitt den opp helt enda.. jeg vil gjerne finne en måte å bruke den på for den kjentes behagelig ut på leppene mine - hvilket er et ukjent fenomen når det er snakk om meg og leppeprodukter på generell basis. Jeg kommer tilbake med en endelig dom etter at jeg har lekt meg litt med disse, jeg har trua!

Photos © Shamini Thevarajah 2013


Organizing Reorganizing

M·A·C Blush Ombre Vintage GrapeI didn't think of my already planned rendezvous with Mr. DHL when I said that I didn't expect much more mail in a while, and I'm sorry about that. I didn't mean to lie to you. He came knocking on Monday, and the shipment he brought me contained items from my latest M·A·C splurge, which I mentioned briefly here. It was mainly a Give Me Liberty of London-haul, but the package also held one Blush Ombre Vintage Grape and the Eye Colour 3 quad (Mink Pink (veluxe), Bruised Plum (veluxe pearl), Black Tulip (frost), Jungle Moon (matte)) from Spring Colour Forecast, Naked lip pencil from Too Fabulous, powder blush pro palette refill pans in Pinch Me (sheertone) and Dollymix (sheertone shimmer), four empty M·A·C palettes, and least but not last my Stila haul.

It also held a few items that I'd agreed to CP for someone else, and I really enjoy making others happy whenever I have the chance. It's also a nice way of saying "thank you" for helping me getting my hands on products I couldn't have gotten elsewhere when someone has done a CP for me a couple of times. I'm happy to help!

Now I'm doing some organizing again, trying to sort out what I have and what I might need. Who am I kidding? I don't need anything. I've decided to reorganize my M·A·C palettes once again, and update my pictures - I have added a few eyeshadows to my collection since the last pictures were shot. When that is done I'm planning to use one palette for the 15 colors I use most frequently, and that way I don't have to bring out three or four different palettes every time I'm doing my makeup. See, I'm smart (I wonder how long it actually took me to realize that that would be a good idea). I'll just leave open spaces in the different color palettes, and this makes it easy to pop them back into the correct palette when I decide to switch them around a little, without having to reorganize everything once again. The problem returns whenever I buy another eyeshadow pot which requires depotting, and therefore also a space in a palette, and I have to rearrange them all to make room. Why do we bring these problems down on ourselves?

My latest lemming is the NARS Sheer Glow in Stromboli, although I'm not completely sure that Stromboli would be the correct color for my skin tone. I'm thinking that I'll check it out when I go to Paris in July, at least I can have it matched instead of ending up buying the wrong color online - and flushing the $42 down the drain. If anyone has something to add, maybe a tip or two on choosing the correct color, please slip me a comment.

Photo © M·A·C Cosmetics


Latest lemmings from M·A·C

If you're a complete and total M·A·C addict like me, you always make sure that you're updated on what's coming and exactly what products you just have to have from all the different upcoming collections. Unfortunately I'm a bit too "stingy" to buy my M·A·C in Norway - our prices being outrageous, as well as the ridiculously high shipping rate - so I usually end up ordering everything from the US either via forums, custom purchase or directly from M·A·C (via MyUS of course). Because of the freight time, the shipping cost, customs and taxes I always build up my storage a little before having everything shipped to me, and everytime Mr. DHL comes knocking I'm having a little birthday-and-Christmas-all-in-one by myself. My next rendezvous with Mr. DHL will be later this month, and I'm really looking forward to receiving another exciting shipment from MyUS. This time I know I'll be making someone else happy as well, and nothing's better than that.

Now I'm going to share my two cents on the currently available collections from M·A·C, namely Spring Colour Forecast, Too Fabulous and Give Me Liberty of London.


Hauling from November through January

Imagine the disappointment when I woke up and discovered that Mr. DHL had tried to call me while I was visiting Nemo in Dreamland? I quickly checked my tracking information, just to discover the message: "address information needed, please contact DHL", so I did. Luckily I'm blessed with a Mr. DHL that now knows my name and where I live, so that wasn't really an issue, but I returned his call too late to get my shipment delivered today. Bummer! But as you all know, I already have the perfect man in my life. He doesn't only bring me roses, chocolates and jewelery - he also brings me packages, and today was no exception. He went out, collected my package from DHL, and made my Monday perfect.