Last weekend I looked forward to what I assumed would be the awkward and uncomfortable experience of attending my high school reunion. Thankfully, it was actually a pretty good time. I’m not sure if it was due to the fact that my close circle of girlfriends happened to go to the same school as me, so I showed up surrounded by my best friends, the fact that the most embarrassing thing I did all night was forget people’s names (unlike some people who got so wasted that they fell over and knocked tables down, and then got kicked out of the bar later in the evening) or the fact that a guy pretending to be a student from our school was buying my friend and I tequila shots throughout the night but I definitely had fun. Not sure if I will attend the 25 year reunion… Time will have to tell on that one.
One of the more popular makeup lemmings floating around the beauty world at the moment is the NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in the shade Carthage. I first saw this amazing shade worn on the pretty little face of Emma Stone at the Met Gala earlier in the year, and at once decided that I needed it’s fluro pink beauty on my lips ASAP. Then I kind of forgot about it for a little while and remembered it again when placing an order with Kiss and Makeup NY. And now it’s mine, all mine! And it’s gorgeous. See?
Behold, bright pink wonder. It took me a while to get used to the matte formulation (word to the wise: you will need super moisturised lips or this lipstick will look like you smeared cracked crayon on your face) but now I love it. I receive so many compliments when I wear this, though I am yet to brave wearing this colour in the harsh brightness of day. Soon my pretty, soon. The wear is amazing, and I’ve only had to re-apply once or twice during a night out. Having said that, I have worn this both with and without liner and the colour does tend to stain the lips a little regardless of whether you have something underneath it or not. So be warned, you will have faded pink lips the next day. You can purchase the NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage for $25 AUD at Kiss & Makeup NY
Once again I find myself with very few items on my “I NEED THIS OR I WILL DIE” list this month, but of course I was able to rustle up four items that I would certainly be more than happy to own. These are –
01: MAC Blot Powder – For some reason I have been really curious about this lately. I’ve heard great things about MAC’s blot powder and now I’m curious to try it for myself. 02: Seven Wonders Detangling Moisture Spray – My hair has been a knotted wreck lately, and I don’t know why. I don’t have 1 detangling spray in my repetoire and as I am loving the rest of the Seven Wonders range I figured I might as well give their detangling spray a shot!
Biotherm White D-Tox BB Cream – I have been trying this out after being sent a small sample by Adore Beauty
and I have to say, it’s amazing. I can’t wait to buy a full sized tube for myself. 04:
Ultraceuticals Even Skintone Serum – I ran out of this over the weekend and nearly wept. It’s one of my holy grail skin care items and I have a hard time living without it! Must. Replace. Immediately.