Yes, I’m a little Nars fan. Most of my stash is Nars…What can I say? Nars is decently priced (yes they are expensive but it’s a bit more reasonable than Chanel) and have intriguing colors!
My recent item that is added to my Nars family is Eyeshadow Duo Nars Rajasthan. It is from the Fall 2010 collection. Apparently… it is limited edition but rumor has it that it might become permanent.
Note: My sis bought it for me from her Seattle trip. 😀 Cheaper to buy it in USA than in Canada! Thanks sis!!
People think that it is a weird combination. I have to disagree. I don’t see how it is. The first time I looked at like “wow gorgeous combo!” Obviously, can I say it’s one of a kind? Sadly no, I realized after having it in possession that I have eyeshadows that can easily achieve the same effects. It may not look 100% the same, but within a distance (assuming people will not stare at your eyes for 5 minutes a few millimeters away from your face), people cannot exactly see the difference.
Despite of its lack of uniqueness if I may say, I still love it very dearly. Its less than 10% of difference makes it that much special. Haha. Somehow, it emits some kind of attraction.
The quality of the eyeshadow is constant of what Nars usually offers. This means good pigmentation and stands true to the color it appears on the pan. Like all other duos, this will last a very loooooooong time. I still can’t figure out how people can hit pan! I long for the day I do!
One thing I did notice is that the packaging is different! What? It is the exact packaging! Nope. I can guarantee that. It may look the same but the touch of the packaging is different. It is much sleeker than the old packaging. As you all may know, many complaints about the Nars packaging is that the rubber feel attracts lots of dust/dirt. Well, with this new material, it is slightly less rubber feel and hence, will not get dirty as quickly. What I’m trying to say is that the surface of the packaging feels much more smoother.
So after a good 6 months of usage of Dior Show Black Out, I can finally give a honest review on it. Ok some people throw their mascara away like 3 months after. But the indication on the mascara says it’s good for 6 months. So of course, I’ve used it to the limit shelf life! I mean it did cost a lot right?
It was everything I wanted in a mascara. Lengthening and volumizing.It makes my barely existent lashes to be more noticeable. If I add an extra layer, it gives that much more definition. It’s a very true black. If you have long lashes, I think this mascara may be a bit too dramatic for office wear.
The only thing that I really hate about it, it’s so hard to remove the mascara! I have to scrub for so long with my cleansing oil. This only reassures that it’s really waterproof. I mean many mascaras have this problem too…
In the end, is it really worth that price tag? Hmm…I just recently tried Oreal Voluminous mascara, after hearing it’s a dupe of Dior Show. And I have to admit that it’s very good also. Plus, it’s much more easier to remove. So i guess…I can find something just as good at a much cheaper price. But I feel so much more happy and appreciate it that much more when I use my Dior Show. haha. It’s like a luxurious thing.
Well…I gotta say goodbye to my diorshow….So sad. Maybe i’ll just keep it just for a bit more. LOL.
It’s about time I write a beauty related post. Hahaha 😀
Most people have already reviewed Dolly Wink products. It’s from these reviews that I have come to acknowledge them.I wanted to try out them pretty badly a few months ago…but thought I should wait until my trip to LA to buy so I could save on shipping fees obviously.
I went crazy and went ahead to buy the eyeliner, eyelash glue and eyelashes. They cost me about 75$? Yes, I’ve told myself no more makeup products unless I really need them. This is an exception cuz I can’t get them in Montreal (in a physical store or brick-and-mortar the business people would say)!
Dolly wink products are simply amazing!
The easiest eyelash glue to use. It’s mess free! Makes things 100x easier for noobs like me. Cough, mind my geeky side. I mean it makes life easier for those who haven’t excelled with other eyelash glue. It sticks so well! My fake eyelashes never come off with this glue, even again after a night at the club! The applicator is so good! There’s no way you apply “not enough” or “way too much” glue on the eyelash. It lets you to set the exact right amount on the eyelash 😀 Perfect application! The only downside to this product is the smell. It smells pretty horrible. Just make sure you don’t put your nose close to it or HOLD YOUR BREATH.
I also bought one of the eyelash set from Dolly Wink. I think they are slightly overpriced. Yes, they do have nice styles and all. But I don’t think it’s overly amazing compared to the 2 other products i just reviewed!
Please adopt some of the dolly wink products to your house if you haven’t 🙂
<3 <3 <3 Zuuchini
I’m not a daily lipstick user. I tend to always forget to wear it. But i like to experiment and try out colors. Since I was checking out cherryculture.com for lashes and needed 40$ for free shipping, I wander off to the lipstick section. I didn’t wanna buy 10 pairs and more of eyelashes!! Plus, the lipsticks were like 2$. What a bargain. Best way to experiment.
So i got a total of 7 lipsticks through some swatches from google. That’s the down side of shopping makeup online. Unless you go to a store in person to check out the color, there is no way of telling how the swatches are accurate. So, I just kinda trust the swatches (plus the skin tone makes a huge difference too!) and my instinct as well too. hahaha. Oh and sorry, NYX isn’t available around my area. If they are, it’s a TINY display.
Like i said, I’m not a big lipstick wearer so I may not be a total expert here. These lipsticks are very smooth and moisturizing. They don’t dry out your lips. They tend to be oily…when i first opened them, they all had this oily shine on the actual lipsticks. Like literally, they had a tiny layer of oil as least that’s how they looked like to me. But once applied on the lips, this oily shine doesn’t appear. They are well pigmented. When I swatched it on my arm, I can’t even remove the stains with soap. hmmm, surely will budge with makeup remover. And of course, when i eat, it doesn’t stay on the lips! Which lipsticks do anyways? (yeah those crazy “permanent” lipsticks, that last for 7 hours or so). Personally, I prefer a lipstick that doesn’t last that long. Plus, it’s very unlikely that I’ll finish it, so applying frequently will help.
Just before i end this post, i wanna share my stupidity. I bought Misha BB cream a while ago and even blogged how it broke me out. Well, i was jealous how other girls could wear it and achieve amazing results. Plus i didn’t want to waste my tube. Don’t want to buy it for nothing! How bad could it be right? I mean my skin probably got used to the product after that. So i retried…..and omg….REGRETS!! My clear skin quickly became bumpy skin!! My skin even itched the day i applied it after 2 hours. And the next few days, all the reaction was shown on my face….
Thanks for all the comments <3