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7 Mar 2014

FOTD/make-up chat



This week I finally did it. I bought the NARS NARSissist palette.

I found it on a site called alshop.com, a place I saw referenced on Instagram. I am pretty sure they are not licensed sellers which is why the price was hiked up but they delivered it to my door in 1 day.

I know this has received a bit of negative press on blogs but I have used it for 2 days and I am ready to declare my love for it. Some colours I have used/loved before but others are new to me and are just as amazing - Bali, Coconut Grove, Mekong and Madrague 2 are absolutely beautiful.

I wore this today and loved my makeup...I think it also had something to do with the other items too:



Sleek Matte Me in Petal - the applicator is terrible with a cheap, scratchy feel, but ignore that because the colour and longevity is great. They are a worthy dupe for the Hourglass version. Petal is a pink with a slight mauve undertone. Over the top I put Sleek Pout Polish in Peach Perfection. I will admit that this reeks - a sort of sweet, metallic scent - but it's a beautiful and moisturising product which makes it the perfect partner for Matte Me. It also gets bonus points for not interfering with the Matte Me bond on the lips.

Chantecaille Just Skin - I haven't worn it for a few weeks as I am trying to preserve the little amount I have left. As you know from the 294394334 times I have referenced it, there is nothing else like it. *sigh*

Diorshow Blackout mascara - intense black that transfers onto my brow bone. Will not repurchase.

By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace in Flower Sorbet - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product and this is my favourite shade out of the two I purchased. Right this moment I am seriously considering a back up and here's why...



It gives a glow to the cheeks unlike anything else I have ever tried. We are talking a bright flush that blends seamlessly into the face.

The texture is unusual. It's hard to describe - it's not as thick as a traditional gel, much thinner. You need a teeny amount to get that whole "lit from within" shizz going and you can layer it if you want the product to brighten and make more of a statement.

I apply it and then tap it into my skin with my fingers. And in case you need a demonstration of what that looks like, see below :)



The frosted pot (same as Baume de Rose) is very pretty but slightly annoying:

a) I know that the shelf-life of this is pretty short because of it's maximum air exposure and
b) Finger action is needed to apply it.

However, despite this I cannot recommend it enough. Flower Sorbet is a sort of acid apricot and looks both natural and bright at the same time. It's the sort of product I imagine looking fantastic on sun-kissed skin in the summer months - making you glow in all the right ways.

I got mine at Space NK and you can also get it at Barney's. It's $58 (cue deep inhale of breath) but it is SO beautiful....although I have to say my photos don't do it justice.

*Smize*




Go to the store, swatch it, smell the pretty rose scent and see what you think.

Ooh and before I go I want to show off my new Topshop blazer.




I have really been on an outerwear role! This caught my eye on the website and:

a) It's a blazer
b) It's pastel mint
c) It has scalloped edges

Enough said. I adore it and as a pastel overload wore it with my Topshop pink skirt.



Blazer: Topshop - Link!
Skirt: Topshop - Link!
Blouse: H&M - old and one of my all time favourite H&M pieces
Sunglasses: Westward Leaning
Hair: Messy and in need of a brush
Shoes: Topshop snakeskin ballerinas - Link!

Have you tried the By Terry blushes?

You know I am curious to find out if the Daniel Sandler watercolour blushes are similar in effect. They are ALOT cheaper and I may just use this as a reason to order and find out :)

PS. If you got this far, thanks for reading :)


52 comments

  1. Love the new blog design :)

    I love the Hourglass liquid lipsticks so will need to try Sleeks!

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  2. Love the blazer! Might need to find myself one...

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    1. Definitely hunt it out. The perfect spring/summer piece. Will also look good with jeans. Obsessed with the scalloped edges :)

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  3. Just realised it's similar to mine and by the same designer. Must be why I like it haha!

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  4. Love the new look of the blog! Very happy to hear your thoughts on the By Terry blush - I was super curious about it but hadn't heard that much from bloggers I trust. May need to pick one up asap :)

    Cat x
    consumingbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. I would definitely try and have a play in person. It's a lot of money so always best to swatch beforehand...that's what I did and I was sold! They are just so pretty.

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  5. too bad about the dior mascara as your lashes look fabulous

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Totally putting my hands up and admitting to using 5 eyelure individual false eyelashes on each eye :) heehee

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    1. Thank you so much! It's all the make up :) haha

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  7. Sold! I've been umming and ahhing about picking up the By Terry blush since it launched but convinced myself I really didn't need another coral blush. Having swatched the By Terry version in store I'd say it is far easier to work with than the Daniel Sandler versions - they are so watery and if you don't blend quickly it can go wrong. Very wrong.

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    1. Thank you so much for the information. I have always wondered about the Sandler watercolours...they've been on my "must try" list for years. Maybe I should just be content with the By Terry's :)

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  8. Do you self tan? what kind of self tanning do you use? looks so natural!

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    1. Yes! I just got a new one and its incredible. James Read. I will do a post about it :) I got mine in John Lewis.

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  9. New design is looking good, Laura! And so does that blush :)

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  10. Hi sweety:) Thought I'd pop by and say hi;))

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  11. Ohh, I love the scalloped edge of that blazer!

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  12. oh my goodness you look gorgeous!!! I'm sooo desperate for the NARS palette and the chantecaille just skin! I really need to save some money for a big splurge in House of Fraser!

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  13. Argh Laura you are so god damn beautiful!!!! I am immediately purchasing that blusher-OMG, I don't care it will prob cost more than gold.

    I also AM LOVING this palette-am so glad I bought it!



    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Erm just placed a Space NK order.....

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    2. I like you're style :) I am thinking of placing one tomorrow :)

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  14. Love the new clean chic of you blog :)

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  15. We had so many customers returning the Daniel Sandler. It is very watery and you really have to get it on quickly and exactly were you want it before it dries fast. By Terry is definitely superior.

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  16. The By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace in Flower Sorbet (that's a mouthful) looks incredible on you. If I wasn't so weird about sticking my fingers in make up products I'd snap it up without even thinking but alas, my brain won't allow me.

    Raise The Waves

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  17. You look gorgeous Laura, you skin looks flawless!
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Hi Laura,

    Loving the new blog design! Looks classy and chic, I likey!

    Glad I wasn't the only one having issues with that mascara, I loved the effect (lashes look fab in the piccie by the way!) however got so infuriated when half way through the day I checked my make up only to discover smudgy brown bones, I looked like I had been sweeping chimneys! :D

    Anyway, that lip combo looks gorgeous, I must try, however I know what you mean about the scent of those pout polishes, I have one in another colour and the scent is a bit sickly.

    Interested to hear about those Daniel Sandler watercolour blushes, they just look so damn difficult to work with to me, I may get one just out of curiousness!

    Anyway, rambled a bit! Loving your posts recently, you're a total inspiration for my Spring wardrobe and face so keep the recommendations coming!

    Lx

    www.elisabethrilatt.com

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  19. You have a way of selling products! I'm purchasing the blusher. I was just thinking, I feel like my blushes aren't seamingless enough, I want a lit from within in look. Cue your blog post throwing out all the adjectives I was just craving.

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  20. Love the new blog design, and your FOOTD is sooo pretty. H xx

    www.hopesgone.blogspot.com

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  21. This blush looks so yumi. It was my first mind :)

    polypolinaaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Argh Laura, looking at your blog just makes me poorer as I just want to buy everything! The glaze looks gorgeous on you! Does it sit on top of your skin ok as i find anything remotely sticky sometimes doesn't rub in?

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  23. i've seen posts on the NARS narcissist palette absolutely everywhere and every picture i see of it makes me lust after it more! unfortunately i think i may have missed my chance to get it but i'm still keeping my eyes open in the hope i may spot it! that topshop blazer is adorable and is such a great twist on a classic piece! those by terry blushes look amazing as well! they look so bright (and a little scary) but so so interesting! i'm definitely going to have to go and check those out at some point! X

    http://bethsbias.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Your makeup looks perfect in these photos Laura & ooooh I'm loving that mint blazer!
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  25. Loving that lip combo! Might have to make some sneaky purchases. Your skin looks flawless!

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  26. Been wanting the palette for so long, been slightly sceptical about buying it! Totally going to get it now! Love this! xoxox

    http://emilyann1598.blogspot.com/

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  27. Laura you look so gorgeous in these photos! Also, definitely going to hunt down the Sleek lip products now - I can never resist a great lip combo xx

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  28. So many more products are now on my wishlist! Need to get my hands on some of these...

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

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  29. I love your new blog design! Also I love the scalloped jacket! Super cute.. I'm a sucker for scalloped edges :)

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  30. Your makeup looks so flawless and flattering! :)

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVEMAVIN/BLOG

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  31. i love your nail polish! what brand/shade is it?

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  32. I have been resisting so hard to buy this palette. Between the Naked 1, 2 and a palette full of mac shadows I feel like I'm stocked up for a while.

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  33. I need that By Terry blush in my life asap! The colour is to die for! You look gorgeously glowy. Love the new website too :) xoxox

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  36. Laura you look so gorgeous in these photos! Also, definitely going to hunt down the Sleek lip products now - I can never resist a great lip combo!

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  37. Nice post with nice model :) https://biddi.com/

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  39. you look gorgeous...I like the escalloped edge of that blazer..
    biddi

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