Thursday, January 8, 2015

NARS and Hourglass Haul & *GIVEAWAY*

Happy New Year Lovelies! 

Lets just start off by stating the obvious, I'm back blogging after an extended break. I never intended to be out of the loop for as long as I was but unfortunately life gets in the way from time to time and towards the end of last 2014 it seemed like one thing after another for me. None the less, after my much needed holiday; I picked myself up, dusted myself off and I'm excited to see what 2015 has in store for me. 
I was feeling quite spendy having discovered Mecca in Australia and thought a haul would be a nice way to ease myself back into the swing of things. Most of these products were purchased purely on the recommendations of some of my favourite Irish Bloggers, the enabling bunch that they are..

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in 'Deauville' - This has been on my lust-have list for the longest time but unfortunately for me we don't have a NARS counter in Cork so I couldn't swatch it and although looking at swatches I had Deauville in mind as my shade but I wasn't willing to risk my €40 by buying online. I've worn it twice since buying it and can safely say, we're going to be great friends!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - Every blogger and their mother have raved about this palette. It took every ounce of my willpower not to splash out on it before now, but I'm so glad I waited as I made a massive saving by buying it in Australia nabbing it for just €51!! 

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in 'Vanilla' - Another cult favourite in the blogging community, it's supposed to hide a multitude of sins. Both me and my jet lag look forward to putting this through its paces.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer & No28 Primer Serum - I couldn't decide between the two of these, they both felt lovely on the skin but couldn't justify buying 2 full size primers instead opting for a travel size off each of them. Having worn both, the primer serum is nudging ahead slightly but we'll see. I might do a comparison post in the future.

NARS 'Laguna' Bronzing Powder - Quite possibly one of the most famous NARS products of all time. If I was starting a NARS collection at all this needed to be in it. I've tried it once so far and it's really natural. I was hoping to use it as a contour shade but it's a little to subtle at the moment, I'll give it a proper test once my tan fades..

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in 'Mood Exposure' - I wanted to get the Blush palette as not only did it contain 'mood exposure' but I thought for the price it would be a great way to try a few different shades as I tend to opt for neutral shades on my cheeks. Unfortunately, it is out of stock everywhere. Having said that, Mood exposure is even more glorious in person and will get loads of wear!

Last and no means least, I managed to get my hands on not one but TWO of the most coveted lip shades of 2014 'Soar' by MAC. I has been sold out everywhere for months and I along with half of the female population have been hunting it down since it was announced that it is what Kylie Jenner uses to create her perfect pout.

I thought it would only be fair to share my luck by giving one of them away to one of my followers.

To win you MUST follow @Give_A_Posy on Instagram AND Regram this picture with #giveaposygiveaway 

The winner will be picked at random and announced next Tuesday on instagram. 

Competition IS open internationally

*Please note that if you're instagram profile is on private it won't be counted as I cannot see the Regram.

Best of luck  x

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