Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sephora Haul and some swatches? lol

Hey everyone, I wanted to take advantage of the FF 20% dsct that began or ended (I forget) on 10/20/09 for Sephora, so I put in my order on 10/20/09 and received all my items on 10/22/09 :) Go Sephora for shipping it uber fast!

Here are the items I got, hopefully I can post the looks I get out of them!

First, the birthday gift from Sephora! These glosses aren't so bad, they are fruity scented but fade pretty quick...

NARS Orgasm/Laguna Blush Bronzer Duo and Orgasm Nail Polish Set ($53 Value) (Original Price $49) $35 Sale price
What it is:
A best-selling blush and bronzer duo paired with a nail polish.
What it does:
NARS Orgasm/Laguna Blush Bronzer Duo and Orgasm Nail Polish Set pairs the best-selling blush and bronzer duo with an Orgasm nail polish—the newest edition to the cult-favorite shade's empire. Get the 'oh-my!' glow for both your cheeks and nails with this sunkissed set.
This set contains:
- 0.34 oz Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo in Orgasm/Laguna
- 0.5 oz Nail Polish in Orgasm 
I already own the NARS Orgasm Multiple stick, I got it as a bday gift from my sis Kelly like 3 years ago and I still have it...suffice to say I never use it b/c I just can't get the consistency right, I either put too little and it's no noticeable or I put too much and I look like a, I decided to try the powder blush instead and since it was on sale, I had to get it. I haven't heard the best reviews on the nail polish, see for yourself, here's a swatch!


Here's a pic at my girl Lilian's 25th Bday party using the nars blush/bronzer set AND my new Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow kit (kit listed below), solely used the left half side. I can say you def need good brushes and primer for this eyeshadow, without the primer it doesn't blend well. Tell me what you think of the results of both the palette and blush/bronzer set!

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Metal Orchestra $34
What it is:
A palette of eight eyeshadow colors from tattoo artist Kat Von D.
What it does:
A smoky eye adds an instant air of mystery—create your own with the Metal Orchestra Eyeshadow Palette. Designed by reality television star Kat Von D especially for Sephora, this artistic spectrum of shades brings an edgy-glam creativity to your makeup. The sleek black eyeshadow palette is stenciled with silver roses and arrives packaged in a silk-screened black and silver box that is itself a work of art—and inspired by Kat's favorite tattoo.
What else you need to know:
The Metal Orchestra Palette includes an octet of shades:
- First Class
- Techno
- Thrasher
- Dagger
- Lucifer
- Glock
- Razor Gray
- Slayer cream shadow <--- Not so fond's so hard to get some off and blend, had to tug my eyelids!
- Along with two double-ended applicator brushes 

Here's a look at the palette

Here's the exterior of the palette

Here's the cool packaging for the palette

Laura Geller: Femme Fatale Baked Smoky Eyeshadow Trio
What it is:
A baked eyeshadow trio featuring complementary shades that can be worn alone or together for seductively high-impact looks.
What it does:
Each shimmery shade in this compact trio glides on effortlessly, blends easily, stays put, and looks fresh for hours. Each shade was specifically chosen to complement the others in creating a smoldering eye look: Black Magic (black with silver micro glitter), Silver Screen (smoky silver shimmer), and White Hot (icy white shimmer). Housed in a chic and stylish compact, a double-ended applicator is also included—so you can create a striking sculpted eye on the go!
What else you need to know:
The darker shades can be used wet for more dramatic payoff. The deepest shade also works beautifully as eyeliner. 
I LOVE the lace all over the compact :)

$36 Peter Thomas Roth: Gentle Complexion Correction Pads
Exclusively formulated to cleanse skin, clear up blackheads, refine pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Each potent pad contains alpha hydroxy acid (glycolic acid 10 %), beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid 0.5 %), and alcohol (23 %) in an advanced botanical formulation creating a unique clarifying, synergistic action to cleanse the skin, clear up active acne blemishes, minimize pore size, eliminate the formation of new blackheads and blemishes, and regulate healthy cell turnover as it delivers proven anti-aging benefits that help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

I specifically ordered these Correction Pads for blackheads and discoloration (George will be getting half, I want to see if it works on his blackheads too!) I already tried it last night, it smells like "Peach Bellini" and leaves my skin really taut/dry and a bit sticky (how can it be sticky and dry at the same time...ask my complicated skin!), to relieve that I put on some night cream and went to bed. (Bear in mind, these are the GENTLE pads...glad I didn't go for Max Strength...

Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls $24
These portable pots provide a sheer, subtle color for naturally glossy lips.
I heart heart heart heart this gloss!!! I love how pale it is!! (only downside is the stickyness)


Miss P said...

Love the NARS Orgasm blush on you!! I've been wanting that same color! Putting it on my X-mas list! You actually got a great deal on it!

Janine said...

Thanks, Miss P! I think it's worth it b/c it's so pigmented, you don't need to pick up more than maybe two taps on the blush! :) I really hope you get it for xmas :)


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