Friday, 5 November 2010

NARS Holiday Collection, Project Ten Pan and a little confession

It's a horrible rainy Friday night here, so I thought I do a short post.

I said in my first blog post about Project ten pan, that I will buy something from one Christmas/Holiday collection. Initially I thought I'll want to get something from MAC, but I decided not to buy anything from their A Tartan Tale collection after seeing the products in store. Also I think reading reviews from made me realise that there's not many products that are must haves from that collection.

After a lot of looking at reviews, pictures, checking out products, I decided to get something from NARS, instead of MAC, Chanel, Dior, etc... I don't know what it is about NARS, but it's just so unique and everytime I buy/use NARS products, it makes me feel modern, sophisticated and different.

Anyway, I placed my order yesterday, I have got the Melusine Eyeshadow Duo from the holiday collection, along with a Mini Multiples gift set. I will post swatches, reviews and maybe an EOTD once I receive the products.

Now, a little confession, that is not all the things I got from NARS, last week, I also placed an order, and I thought that was going to be my order for Christmas, but then I saw a really good review for Melusine and just couldn't resist. This is really not good, my P10P is a bit of a failure, but I will stick to it and I will keep going, and I think I have got a good way to control my spending and obsession.

Last night, after I placed the NARS order, I felt really bad, failing at P10P again, and spending so much money in a short period of time. So I decided I'll add up the money I've spent on makeup, I didn't add the prices of all my makeup, but just the ones I purchased from the summer till now, and I can tell you, it's SCARY!!! It really is, I was so shocked, and I don't own anything designer, and I always thought designer bags are too expensive and all that, but the money I've spend on makeup since this summer, could actually cover a nice designer bag, if not more. This really is a wake up call for me, and from now on, everytime if i'm tempted to buy anything, i'll look at my notebook, look at the calculations, and control myself!

I  hope this is a helpful tip for you guys as well, if you want to control your spending, this is quite effective, let me know how much you've spent on makeup recently.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Holiday 2010 Collection! - Avaliable on the UK website now!!

Just a very short post to say that the Tartan Tale collection has finally launched on the UK website.

I'm not quite sure if I will get anything from this collection, since the reviews and swatches have been quite disappointing so far. I'm not a huge fan of the packaging either. Initially, I really wanted the brush sets, since I don't have any MAC brushes, and always wanted to try out the 187. But according to several reviews, the brush sets are not of very good quality... really disappointed.

Anyway, I was just browsing the MAC website, and not really interested in anything but the exclusive mineralized kits. There are 3 in total - The Swining Violets, My Scottish Fling and Glamorous. The each include one paintpot, one mineralized eyeshadow duo, one lipgloss and a mascara. I am most interested in The Swining Violets kit, but still not sure... nothing really jumps out and says I'm a must have...