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Friday, August 28, 2009

Since starting my new job a month ago I have managed to ignore the fact that Space NK is a 30 second walk away from my workplace. Every morning I get off the bus and it's right in front of me but I ignore it and walk the short distance to work. I'd walked past it at lunchtime day after day without so much as looking through the window ...until Wednesaday.

I popped in and had a play at the NARS display and noticed a blush that I'd pretty much ignored every time I'd been at a NARS counter ..Gina.

Excuse the crap pic - I'll try and replace it tomorrow.

Gina is a true matte peach shade and I ummed and ahhed about buying her for a full 48 hours until I succumbed today at lunchtime and I have no regrets. I don't own a matte peach shade and it's luuurvely! I was so impressed by the swatch on my hand in store that as soon as I got back to work I put it on. Luckily I was wearing MAC Eversun blush today so it complimented it perfectly. Although it's a matte finish, it's not dull, in fact there's an obvious sheen to it that I can see when it's swatched on my hand to give you a "glow" which I love. The finish isn't chalky like some matte blushes can be.


Ok, if I had looked hard enough then I may have been able to find a cheaper alternative but my general feeling with Nars blushes is you get what you pay for in terms of quality, the size of the blush pan is adequate enough and they last all day without wearing off ..so erm, yeah that's my justification for my 2nd NARS blush purchase in 2 weeks!

Gina will be joining her siblings so she won't be lonely :-)

18 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Now that's what you call willpower ;). The Nars Blush looks lovely hun, compliments your skintone :) xx

Rai said...

NARS blushes are gorgeous!
This looks nice. :D

Jenny9119999 said...

Well done for resisting Space NK until now. You are now on the slippery slope of revisiting lol!! Can't wait to see what other purchases you make from there. I love the blusher. It's gorgeous:)

Helen said...

That is one gorgeous blush! <3 Do you think it would suit someone of my skin tone?

Another great buy and what amazing willpower you have :P

VexInTheCity said...

@ Sadie - Thanks hon

@ Rai - Aren't they just? You'd love this one.

@Jenny911999 - LOL Funnily enough there really wasn't anything else in there that caught my eye. I don't think that store will be burning too big a hole in my pocket.

@ Helen - Yep it'll def suit you, it's really universal.

Lisa said...

Wow that's gorgeous, really suits your skintone. I've yet to find a peachy blush that doesn't look orange on me but may have to test this one x

em said...

Gina is gorgeous. I ove the NARS matte blushes, they manage to gove that glow from within look. I can't believe you resisted the shop for so long lol! I think I'm lucjy I work somewhere away from shops or I'd be in trouble hehe

xoladiihoneyxo said...

gorgeous

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

Yay for Gina! I've had this on wish list for a while. I just got Madly though so Gina will have to wait for a little while.

Great 'talking' to you today Yinka!

Michelle
xx

bubblegarm said...

nope - u did the right thing to buy gina, i love gina :) - its my first ever nars blush. it looks so cool on darker skintones. xx

Mama Jen said...

That is such a beautiful color. I have never tried NARS blushes. But they seem to always get rave reviews.

Grace London said...

NARS blushes are brilliant - packed with pigment and not chalky. I find they last well through the day too. An essential purchase ;)

Doma-Nikki said...

Thats a really nice shade! Never purchased from NARS though :)

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Naomi said...

I've never seen that blush colour before. It's so pretty. I'll be adding that to my wish list.

Deborah Jones said...

very pretty colour. Never tried the Matte Nars blushes. Might check it out sometime.

Imo said...

I love this colour...its gorgeous! I love peachy blushes

Parisa said...

Omg, that blush looks stunning!
Peach looks like such a flattering colour as well, especially for darker skintones. I think a purchase for Gina is coming along (:
xxx

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