NARS, MAC & YSL Haul!

Hello everyone! I’ve been buying quite a few things online and picked up a couple of things from Mecca Maxima! If you follow me in Instagram you may have already seen a sneak peak!

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The first thing I have is a YSL Glossy Stain, this is in the shade #7 Corail Aquatique! I am not usually a fan if coral shades haha, I’m not sure how this ones gonna go!

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Next I have some of my favourite goodies, NARS! From NARS I have a sharpener, Foundation, Multiple & Cream Blush!

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And lastly some MAC stuff! I got 5 lipsticks and a concealer (not pictured)

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For some swatches you can check out my video! Although I’ll be reviewing all of them over the next few weeks!

xx Amanda

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Benefit Away We Glow Kit, Review & Swatches!

As you may already know from my previous post, I got some new products from Benefit Cosmetics! I have always adored (from a distance) the little kits that Benefit put together so naturally when I placed my order, I had to have one! I had already chosen the other products I was purchasing and I wanted to get a kit with products that I hadn’t tried before and weren’t in my cart. The kit I chose is called ‘Away We Glow!’ and is described as a ‘glitz & glam makeup kit’.

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Away We Glow caught my eye because of the range of products in the kit! The kit contains 5 eye shadows & a mini brush, mini CORALista blush, mini brush, mini Sunbeam & Highbeam, a lip gloss & BADgal lash mascara. This kit would be perfect for travelling!

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The eye shadows are absolutely gorgeous. In the pan you can’t tell but the literally look glowing. I haven’t used peachy pink eye shadows before and I am in love! The shadows are all warm toned with iridescent shimmer. The texture is so soft and velvety, I haven’t tried Benefit eye shadows before and these are a hundred times better than I expected. The ‘glow’ I mentioned is because of the iridescent shimmers!

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I aready have a mini Moonbeam so I was excited to try the super hyped Highbeam and Sunbeam! Im not really into liquid highlighters, I wouldn’t purchase a full size, I think these will be perfect with no foundation.

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CORALista is such a gorgeous product, the colour is a gorgeous pink toned coral and glows golden. The texture is beautifully soft and silky just like the eye shadows; I can imagine CORALista will look beautiful as an eye shadow too. I think this blush may be a little to shimmery for some but would make a gorgeous highlighter! I just can’t get over how smooth and silky CORALista feels on the skin.

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The gloss included is a full sized Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in the shade Life On The A-List. The only difference is the packaging is different to the Ultra Shine glosses bought individually. I can already say I will be buying more of these glosses. The formula is one of the best I’ve ever used; it’s thick but not too thick and so moisturising yet not one bit sticky – at all! The wear time is pretty standard for a gloss, worn alone it wear for about an hour or two. Life On The A-List is a milky light pink with the tiniest shimmers, Benefit describes this gloss as ‘bubble gum pink’.

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I already love the BADgal Lash mascara! I usually wear fake lashes and this mascara I find doesn’t give volume just a bit of length which is exactly what I like! I can’t wait to get more use out of the Away We Glow kit, I absolutely love it, the kit was $36 USD, they all are around that price. Away We Glow is out of stock and I’m not sure if it will be back but there are two other kits very similar, I’m Glam Therefore I Am and She’s So Jetset.

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I am really impressed with my Away We Glow kit and I think this has started my new Benefit Cosmetics addiction!

xx Amanda

Haul & Spending Ban!

Hey everyone, I’ve decided to do a 30 Day Spending Ban! Over my birthday I ordered so many things online and they’re going to take a while to get here, I figured that it would be a great time to do a spending ban! Of course, any excuse for shopping, I picked up a few things tonight before the spending ban starts tomorrow! I also had a $5 voucher from Priceline for my birthday, yay!

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Also, I need glasses, I’m supposed to wear them every time I read, type, watch tv… All the fun stuff! I tried on (for aaaages), chose and paid for my glasses. I called to check what the hold up was and I found out my order was never processed to begin with because “sorry, it was the new guy…” Awesome… My eyes have been red and veiny and sooo sore so naturally I’ve been trying to avoid typing which means less blogging more online shopping… Well that’s what I’ve been doing anyway.

I hope everyone is doing well!

xx Amanda

NARS Orgasm Lip Dupes!

I absolutely love the idea of NARS Orgasm, I just wish it performed better! I have tried to find some lip products the same shade as NARS Orgasm that aren’t as expensive as the NARS gloss!

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Here are my NARS Orgasm Lip Dupes!

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AVON Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick in Pink Pop
A little darker and more pink.

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NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover
Darker and less gold glitter.

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Rimmel Stay Glossy Lipgloss in All Day Seduction
Pretty much the same!

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NYX Round Lipstick in Indian Pink
More of a golden sheen not glitter.

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My lips are really pigmented so before each lip product was applied I used a dab of concealer on them! I think any of these lip products would match Orgasm but I think the Rimmel Stay Glossy Lipgloss is the best dupe!xx Amanda

Face Of The Day!

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I thought I’d do a quick FOTD! My skin has been a bit dry lately so I gave my face a break! I just went with a moisturiser for my skin. I used my E.l.f Eyebrow kit, I could wear nothing but this and be happy! I’m not super sold on the Essence Get Big Mascara, it is super flakey and crumbly after a few hours which sucked.

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I wore my extensions today and If you don’t already know, Snob by MAC is a commonly used lipstick in my life! I used my Revlon Just Bitten Kissale Balm Stain in Darling Cherie to gloss it out and tone it down a bit. This lip combo matched my dip dye which I thought was so cute!

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