Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mini Haul from Nordstrom Rack!

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Long time no see, blog! I've been super extra busy with work and handing out my job applications that time just flew by, but do not worry, that only means I have more exciting stuff to share, as my makeup buying habits have remained the same.. so without further ado, I present to you my mini Nordstrom Rack haul!

Nars Eye & Cheek Palette and Lorac The Stylist! Click for larger image.

I wanted to pick up the Stila Countless Color Pigments in Lyric and Finale at Nordstrom Rack today (missed them at the Stila 80% off sale), but I couldn't find them anywhere, but I did manage to scoop up a Nars Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi, Ce Soir? Eye and Cheek Palette and the Lorac The Stylist Palette that I was lusting over on Hautelook for a bargain price. The Nars palette was marked down from $59 to a managable $39.97, a small price to pay considering that it was a limited edition Nordstrom Exclusive, which contained 4 eyeshadows and 2 beautiful blushes. The Lorac Stylist Palette was only $15, and it's the same one from Hautelook, but without the exorbitant shipping. From what I see, the Nordstrom Rack location near me has also taken to providing testers, and it's definitely made me want to go there to purchase more!

Unboxed! Click for larger image.
The Nars Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi, Ce Soir? Eye and Cheek Palette consisted of the blushes Deep Throat and Dolce Vita, and the shades Molokai, Antananarivo, Lhasa, and Ragoun. Deep Throat is a slightly darker version of Nars Orgasm, and Dolce Vita is a dustier rose with very slight shimmer, which would probably look really pretty as an autumn blush. Molokai is your standard brow/inner corner kind of more silvery-champagne, Antananarivo is a soft brown, Lhasa is a really pretty cool taupe that's slightly shimmery, and Ragoun is a darker brown. Overall, it's a palette with very usable colors, and blushes that I could contour with, so I'm very, very excited about possibly using it for a FOTD sometime.

L-R T-B, Deep Throat, Molokai, Antananarivo, Llhasa, Ragoan, Dolce Vita. Click for larger image.
The Lorac The Stylist Palette consisted of 10 shadows, 2 of which are larger highlighter shades, one matte and one shimmery. The palette itself has more shimmery shades than matte, which I don't really prefer, since I feel like shimmery shades make my monolids look more pronounced and a teensy bit puffier, but to each their own, as it is a personal preference. The palette is definitely a steal at $15 though, as most full sized Lorac Shadows retail for $19 for .06 oz. This palette has a beautiful darker plummy color that would be perfect for fall, which was really the breaking point for me.

Lorac The Stylist opened, click for larger image.
Hope you liked my haul! I'll post pictures of the swatches and a photo of the day soon! Thanks for joining me~
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