Saturday, April 28, 2012

NARS Blush Douceur Photos, Swatches and Review

NARS blush - Douceur
For me, this blush has been my go-to blush for when I want that extra help of contouring. The shade is neutral, mauvey, brown but it is not as bland as it sounds! This blush magically gives you a nice and natural glow while helping you scrupt your face - which is why I really love this product. I reach for this on days when my face feels slightly swollen and I don't even have to worry about a bronzer and a blush. This is perfect for those who are not super into pink blushes. You can't go wrong with this one.

And like most NARS blushes, this is super pigmented and has subtle shimmer.

XO Nicole

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sephora VIB Event (Urban Decay, Sephora Umbrella) and Crabtree & Evelyn Haul

Sephora Haul
It's another long overdue blog post - this one is for Sephora's V.I.B "Chic Week" (March 29 - April 6) but a haul is a haul right?! The event itself I believe was largely a promo to bring people in to check out some of the new stuff they have for the Sprin season, specifically Sephora + Pantone's collection of their "colour of the year" products. In spirit of it all, Sephora was offering their V.I.B's 15% off their entire purchase in addition to a bag of samples and a Sephora umbrella. I am not going to lie, but I was pretty darn excited for the umbrella - a little bit random choice of a free gift but hey, it rains A LOT where I live so I can really never have too many umbrellas (check out the picture of it below - it's actually so chic - I love the colours!)

I am trying to be good with not spending money on a ton of unnecessary (haa) makeup (ie. blushes, bronzers, eyeshadows..) so I stuck to the most practical things I thought I did need because I needed replacements.

P.S. The Crabtree & Evelyn body lotion (deluxe sample) was not from Sephora but I picked it up on the same day so I thought I'd just include it here as well.

Urban Decay Lush Lash System
Urban Decay Lush Lash System and Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube - Original
Crabtree & Evelyn - Avocado, Olive & Basil Skin Revitalising Body Lotion

Sephora Sample Bag

Sephora Sample

Sephora Umbrella

Sephora Umbrella

Sephora Umbrella Freebie

XO Nicole

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mini Nivea Creme

Nivea Creme
A while back, Nivea was celebrating something (I don't remember) around Feburary and Valentine's Day and they had this little giveaway/contest promo going on. I stumbled on this opportunity on one of those deal blogs and I decided to join in on the celebration so I "liked" their page and filled out the form to win one of the cute babies. I did not know I had won until this came in the mail - it's so small and precious that it fit in the envelope slot just fine. It's one of those cute-things-that-i-just-
wanted-to-share-with-you-all-just-because! Even on it's own - well anything in a mini version is uber cute, but this one is also a limited edition packaging item; check out the adorable couple on the tin!! How cute is that??? I believe you can probably get the ones without this LE tin at drugstores where one usually purchases travel-sized item (don't quote me on this - but I vaguely remember seeing something like this in stores before).

Anyway, I just wanted to show and tell this item! :)

Even though it is LE, I am still going to make use out of it but of course, I'm going to extra careful not to scatch this baby. I've used this Nivea creme product before and I love it for the body. I'll probably use this for my heels or any dry areas in need of moisturizing for when I'm the go since it won't be enough for the body - obvs.

Hope you enjoyed!

Nivea Creme
Nivea Creme

Nivea Creme

XO Nicole