Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Weekend Haul

After spending a few days in NYC, I was able to get my hands on a few beauty must-haves. I was lucky enough to drop by famous London retailer Top Shop (the only one located in the states is in Soho) and picked up powder blush in Pop ($12) and Liquid eyeliner in Rook ($10). Pop is a soft warm coral while Rook is a blue black liquid liner with a fine felt tip. I have been hearing such great things about Top Shop makeup- and the packaging is so cute too! I can't wait to try these out! While in New York, I also dropped by Henri Bendel to grab some Nars lipsticks (among other things!). I picked up the new shade Pago Pago, which was released with their fall 2011 line, and Outsider (both retailing at $24).  Pago Pago is a shimmery and sheer nude pink. Upon first glance, I was not interested in this lipstick. The shimmer looked unappealing in the tube and the color did not look special. With much insisting, I finally tried it on and loved the nude/pink color! Outsider was the perfect color to transition me nicely into fall. The shade is a warm orange that applies sheer. The best way to describe it is that on lips, it appears like a sheer, shiny tangerine. 

When I got home from my trip my BeautyBar.com order had arrived! I ordered Stila Pink Custom Color blush  that came with a free gift, Stila's E!'s Live from Red Carpet palette. The blush is quite the shocking pink in the pan, but adjusts its color to your skintone. I'm not really sure  how it works but it gave me a gorgeous glowy pink/peach after application. The blush is small, but you do not need a lot of product for this to show on your skin. Best of all, it came with Stila's E! Live from the Red Carpet travel palette in Stunning Starlet Palette. This palette retails at $25 (but was free with purchase!) and comes with a travel Stila mascara. I love Stila shadows and the quality of these mostly shimmery eyeshadows are just gorgeous. I can't wait to do a red carpet look with this! Pictured below are my swatches of this weekend haul! What did you pick up this weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments. 


from LtoR: Pago Pago, Outsider, Rook, Pop, Stila Converible blush in Pink and E! Red Carpet Palette  shadows in Paparazzi, Red Carpet, Hollywood, A List, VIP, Backstage and Kitten

15 comments:

  1. Wow! Pretty palette and love the color of the blushers and the NARS lipsticks just look totally awesome...I picked up some brushes from MAC and some products from Chanel this week...

    Can't wait for u to do a look using the palette..great products u picked up!

    xx

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  2. The stila palette looks gorgeous! <3

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  3. if i had the opportunity to have anyones makeup collection it would be you and temptalia haha. you always buy/have amazing makeup!

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  4. I bet those Nars lipsticks are gonna be stunning on you!!!

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  5. I love NYC and I love hauls...especially TopShop

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  6. great beauty shopping darling

    Always following the great work you do on this blog
    The Dolls Factory

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  7. looks like an amazing palette.<3

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  8. Alexis, I love these pallates, they make me think I really need to branch out from using just MAC, especially for eyeshadows. I love when I think a color won't work and then I end up really liking it..good thing you tried it. hehe
    Nice post, I didn't buy anything this weekend except food. :)
    xoDale

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  9. I would have LOVED to have gone to NYC you lucky girl you! It's on my bucket list for sure. Top Shop is great! Have been to them in London .. wish they'd get them up here in Canada, though!

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  10. i cant wait to see the nars lippies on you. i feel like u can pull off any lip color. and i love your new profile pic it looks hot

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  11. Great make up picks ! I loved going to Henri Bendel when I was in NY in July and one of the brands I love and I cannot find in my country - Italy - not even online is Laura Mercier, I wish I bought more stuff ! I also adore Nars and had some blushes and bronzers, now you make me regret not buying also Narsh lippies ! I like your blog, we could follow each other if you want to. Kisses

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  12. Thank you so much for following my blog, I am now following back ! :-) Kisses

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  13. I have just been browsing through your blog (first timer here!) and you have such a knack for make up. I'm very impressed (I'm fairly hopeless and lipstick is my only variation!).

    Perhaps you'll be the one to drive me into trying new things ;)

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