Thursday, May 16, 2013

NARS Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil

One of the makeup items that I bought during my hiatus was the NARS Satin lip pencil in Luxembourg.  I have to admit, I bought the color solely based on the name.  Luxembourg is named after the Jardin du Luxembourg, an exquisite park I visited last summer while in Paris.  It turns out, I really love the color, go figure.

NARS describes it as a watermelon pink.  I'd say that is pretty accurate.  Besides the color, I LOVE the texture and creaminess of the pencil.  And it is incredibly pigmented.  I barely have to touch it to my lips to get color payoff.  Fair warning though, it stains your lips.  I once wore it two days in a row and after attempting to take it off, had stained lips for another 24 hours.  Another issue, it requires sharpening which wastes product.  For $25, I'd expect this pencil to twist up.

Here it is on my lips:

The next color I'm going to get is Yu, a really pretty bright fuchsia.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I'm Baaaaacccckkkk!

Well sort of...  First let me explain my year plus absence.  I was studying for the CPA exam (which I've since passed!!!).  That was like having a second full time job as I was studying 30-35 hours a week!  Also, I wasn't buying too much makeup. Sure I was buying here and there, but nothing like the past.  I even stopped following MAC releases!

Then suddenly as I was trying on a pair of shoes that I had purchased over the weekend, I got the urge to blog about them.  I'm hoping this reignites my love of blogging and becomes a regular thing.

So this weekend I purchased the Brian Atwood Cassiane gold fringe sandal.  It was love at first sight!  I can't wait to style them with a little black dress or some skinny jeans and blazer.

Brian Atwood Cassiane Sandal  (similar style here)

P.S. My pedicure color is China Glaze 'A Rose Among Thorns' ::swoon::