Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Recent Purchases | Nars, Hourglass, Mac & Anastasia Beverly Hills


I've been majorly slacking with my blog recently and I was even more put off when I found two blogs (here and here) both by the same person, that had completely copied and pasted all of my blog posts, pictures and everything, even down to my blog name. To say I was disheartened would be an understatement. I'm only a small time blogger but it just kind of upset me because I do work hard on the posts that I share, and I don't think people realise the time it takes to create a blog post, so for someone to just rip it all off was just very frustrating. Who has the time to sit there and do that?! There are some weird people in the world. Sighh. 

Anyway, enough of me being a total Debbie Downer, as you can probably tell by the title, I may have been feeling a little bit spendy these past few weeks so I thought I'd share my recent beauty buys!


I've been desperate to try out the new Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation as it sounded like the perfect foundation for me. It claims to give amazing coverage and last all day, whilst still feeling super light on the skin. Although the reviews I'd read for it were completely 50/50, I swatched it in store and was shocked at how far a tiny pump spread and it was that which basically convinced me I needed to try it out. I got the shade Deauville which I think may be a tiny bit too dark for me (the sales assistant wasn't particularly helpful) but I'll see how I get on with it and will definitely write an update about it!

Whilst I was in Space NK swatching every pretty thing in sight (as you do), I saw this Nars Duo Intensity Eyeshadow in the shade Callisto and instantly decided that there was no way I'd be able to leave the shop without it. It's a gorgeous shimmery, champagne, lilac shade and it's so pigmented I can't even tell you!


I also finally took the plunge and picked up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, in the shade Taupe, along with the no. 12 brush to see what all the fuss was about. I've had these two for a few weeks now and can tell you that it really is such a good product, but you do have to be careful to not use too much! I don't always use it though as I find I take a lot longer perfecting my brows, as I have to be really precise with it, than if I was using my usual Soap & Glory Archery which takes me all of two minutes. 


Oh look another Mac lipstick! Anyone would think I have an obsession, (it's healthy I swear...) I'd had my eye on both Mac Please Me or Pink Plaid and it took me ages to decide in store which one to get as they are both practically the same, except Pink Plaid is more blue toned. I eventually went with Please Me as I thought it might be a little easier to pull off. It's such a pretty, rosy pink shade and I can't stop wearing it!

And lastly, the prettiest of them all! I took a major leap and bought the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette, which is probably the most expensive makeup product that I've ever bought but damnn, it's so so gorgeous! I already own Dim Infusion which is my favourite blush ever, the formula is amazing as it seems to just glide across and smooth out the skin, it blends out really well and lasts all day. So I knew that even though this little one was going to make my bank balance weep, it would be so worth it! The shades it contains are Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure and I'm a little bit in love with it already. 

Do you own any of these products?

xoxo


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  1. Chin up lovely! We all love the work that you do <3 You've bought some fab bits! <3 wish I didn't have like 2 wishlists lol otherwise I would of added some of these products <3

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely! Ooh I'm sure you can cram a few more things on there haha my wishlist is never ending! xo

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  2. Oh my god, I love your photos, they're so pretty!
    Also, don't worry too much about the copy cat. These things are always revealed. I realize how painful it must be to see someone reap the benefits of your hard work but it can't last forever. It really can't. :)

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    1. Aw I'm glad you like the pictures and thank you for your support :) xo

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  3. that hourglass palette though.. i'm in love x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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    1. I think it might be my favourite makeup item I own (massive claim I know!) xo

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  4. Pink Plaid looks gorgeous, but the Hourglass palette is on another level x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  5. That is just the strangest thing - I cannot figure out why people do the things they do sometimes.

    Keep your head up! x

    PS: You won't regret that Hourglass purchase - I love mine!

    Melissa | M is for Melissa

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    1. Yeah I thought it was so odd that someone would do that but oh well! Ah I'm loving mine too! xo

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  6. Wow, so weird, why would anyone do that??
    Love the Nars products you picked out, I'm dying to try that foundation!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. I know I have no idea it's really strange! Thanks hun, will deffo do an update :) xo

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  7. Can't believe someone would do that. We all put so much effort into our little blogs it's a shame they can;t do the same. Chin up lovely.

    Also love Please Me by Mac one of my favourites and is definitely so perfect for summer.

    If you have time please check out my review of Kendall and Kylies Topshop Collection now live on my blog!
    Jacksons Cup of Tea

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    1. Thanks lovely, yeah I don't understand that if they want a beauty blog so bad then they should just put some thought into one themselves! I will check it out! :) xo

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  8. That Hourglass palette is just perfection and the MAC lipstick shade is so pretty! The Anastasia DipBrow Pomade is also a favourite of mine x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. They're all so dreamy aren't they! Especially the palette <3 xo

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  9. Don't let it get you down hun! We all appreciate your work! I am dying to try most of these products haha!!
    Starrzbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you doll! Ah you should have a little splurge! xo

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  10. I have the Hourglass Blush Palette and I'm so obsessed with it, the powders are perfect for giving the skin a gorgeous glow. I'm desperate to get my hands on a pot of Dip Brow, so I think I might need to do a little shopping myself, this week!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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    1. I totally agree, they just seem to work wonders across the cheekbones! xo

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about how pathetic some people can be! I hope all things get sorted soon and that the blogs get taken down! Other than that another amazing post from you and I so badly want the same MAC lipstick, it's drop dead gorgeous!

    Leia x | SimplyLeia

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    1. I reported them but it didn't come to anything :/ oh well at least most people will know that this is the real me! Oh you seriously need the Mac lipstick, I'm am obsessed with the colour! xo

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  12. I can't believe someone done that, chin up lovely <3 I really want to try a NARS foundation and every time I go the counter never get one haha!! Xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

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    1. Thank you :) you should ask for a sample! Or at least get them to try it on you in the store, best way to find out if you like it enough to purchase it! xo

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  13. Please Me is such a pretty colour, and I'm so sorry to hear that about your blog!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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    1. Oh it's gorgeous, and I love the formula too which is weird because I usually stray away from matte lipsticks but this one isn't dry or uncomfortable at all! xo

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  14. omg all of these picks are so amazing! they are all definitely on my wishlist x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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    1. Thank you! Oh I don't blame you, you should deffo pick one and buy it haha xo

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  15. I can not believe someone would do such a thing! They definitely need to learn a thing or two. Anyways on to your amazing photography it is just absolutely stunning <3 The Hourglass blush palette looks dead drop gorgeous!
    xxx

    She Will Be

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, and the blush palette is such a dream! So glad I bought it it's perfect xo

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  16. Oh wow I'm so jealous of all your purchases. I went everything you've just bought! Lovely post.

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. Thank you! Aw pop them onto your wishlist! xo

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  18. I always hear about please me, it looks so so lovely x

    www.katinalindaa.com

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    1. It really is lovely! Such a wearable colour too that you can get away with wearing day or night! Love it xo

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    1. It's such a pretty shade and sooo shimmery and pigmented! xo

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  20. Oh gosh can't believe someone would do that - they've literally copied everything its so bizarre! Great purchases though - I'm dying to try out the dip brow pomade so would love to see how you get on with it :)

    Beth x
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    1. Totally bizarre, haha I really don't understand some people! I'm liking it so far but it just takes me longer to do my brows with it so I don't use it all the time! xo

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  21. I love it all, want all of them in my life, random question but where is the tea light holder in the background from?

    Tasha xx sincereblonde.com

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    1. It was a birthday present so I'm not really sure hun as it didn't have a label! xo

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  22. These products look amazing...the way you've photographed them is so pretty.

    Tori | 30 Plus and Beautiful

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    1. Aw thanks so much, glad you think so :) xo

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  23. This seems to be a really lovely and tempting list of products you have mentioned in the post. I too am thinking of getting my hands on some especially the Kylie’s lip lipstick. If you intend to have some aesthetic treatment this month then www.cosmedocs.com is a must to visit website.

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