Saturday, July 23, 2011

Swap Haul! Nars, MAC and Bobbi Brown.

Natalie Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hey Everyone,

If you didn't know by now, I'm a complete swap-a-holic. I love swapping and browsing blog sales for great deals and hard to find items. It's a great way to try new products when you're on a budget. If you don't know what swapping is, click here to view Makeupalley's Swap FAQ page.

(Sorry, MAC Hottest Pink Glitter Vial is hiding behind the Nars Multiple)

NARS South Beach Multiple (Mini)
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Stone
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow
MAC Hangin' Loose Nail Lacquer
MAC Hottest Pink Glitter Vial
MAC Jardin Aires Pigment Vial

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MAC Hangin' Loose Nail Lacquer
MAC Hangin' Loose Nail Lacquer is warm, peach/pink nude nail polish from MAC's recent Surf Baby Collection (it's actually still available on the MAC website). I haven't had the chance to swatch it yet, but it looks exactly like the type of shade I've been looking for. I'm really excited to try it out.

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick is a creamy and opaque, light neutral beige. I wasn't really excited about either of the Viva Glam Gaga shades - the first one was too cool toned for my skin tone and the second looked too pale for my skin tone. Although I am all-for nude lips, the whole nude lip doesn't suit me that well. I mainly got it because I came across a recent FOTD (can't remember which blogger) who was wearing Viva Glam Gaga 2, and it looked amazing on her. I haven't tried it yet, but hopefully I can make it work.

MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow
MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow is a black eyeshadow with silver shimmer. Surprised I didn't own this? After my recent MAC Carbon incident, I doomed MAC Carbon to hell (harsh, huh?). I believe it was my fourth Carbon I owned that shattered before I even formed a dip or hit pan. I have a ruined carpet and ruined purses to show for it. So, I decided to try my luck with Black Tied. 

Left: MAC Jardin Aires Pigment Vial, Right: MAC Hottest Pink Glitter Vial
MAC Jardin Aires Pigment is a peachy tan/champagne shimmer. Most pigments irritate my eyes, so I'm really hoping this one won't. I think it's a really pretty all over lid color or highlight shade. If it does in fact irritate my eyes, it's a pretty versitile color that I can use on my cheeks or mixed in with lotions and self tanners for an extra glow.

MAC Hottest Pink Glitter is a fine neon pink glitter with purple reflects. Need I say more? Besides it being pretty to look at, I thought it would be awesome mixed in with some of my lip glosses.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero
NARS Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is a muted, vibrant pinked cantaloupe with a matte finish. I've been lusting this pencil after seeing Temptalia's review (HERE) in April (despite her lips being dry in her photos, the shade is gorgeous). It reminds me a lot of what I'd get from mixing OCC Lip Tars in Divine and Cha Cha together.

NARS South Beach Multiple (Mini)
NARS South Beach Multiple is a shimmery bronze apricot cream multi-purpose cream stick. I've never tried any of the multiples despite the rave reviews, so I can't wait to try this one out and see if it lives up to the hype.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Stone
Bobbi Brown Stone Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow is a dusty brown cream eye shadow. I've been recently exploring the world of cream shadows, and this color was really appealing to me. If it works out well, I think it'd be a great neutral shade for a soft, daytime look.

I'll be posting individual reviews with swatches for these products soon. Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

Hope you're having a good weekend!

21 comments :

  1. Awesome swap. I agree with the Gaga comments, especially regarding Gaga 2. I look like a lipless zombie with it on. Can't get it to work on me at all.

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  2. great swap! ESP. the lippies products!

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  3. Great items. I love swapping as well. I'm currently doing a swap and it's so much fun to buy makeup for someone else. :)

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  4. Nice swap! It seems like you're a huge fan of neutrals.

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  5. I've tried black tied, but I think the glitter in Inglot's black eye shadow shows up more.

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  6. I can't wait to read your reviews - you got such great stuff!

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  7. I love Black Tied, I don't have Carbon but everyone swears by it. I have to hear the story! The pigments also look like something I need as well. That pink is a stunner!

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  8. I would love to see Bolero on you! It looks like a gorgeous color and something I've been wanting myself.

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  9. You got some great goodies from the swap

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  10. Jealous<3 You got lots of goodies, I own gaga 2 lipstick, and it's gorgeous! I'm pretty light and I've made it work:) Great swap!

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  11. I absolutely love Jardin Aires so I hope so much that all goes well and I've had that same issue with Carbon! Oh and that Nars Lip Pencil is amazing! I want.

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  12. I LOVE Viva Glam 2 it is def. one of my favorites...I like it with 'whirl' lipliner or something similar. And I am wearing 'Hang Loose' right now, lol!

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  14. Can't wait for the reviews :)

    xx

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  15. The MAC nail lacquer looks interesting - will look forward to seeing a nail post on that. Great swap items. And thank you very much for including me on your blog roll hun :) xx

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  16. Would love to see how you wear Gaga 2. On me it looked terrible. :/ Great swap! I miss it loads...should definitely log back onto makeupalley

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  17. How does Nars Bolero compare to Mac Ever Hip? Swatches :)

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  18. You got so many good things from your swap! I've swapped a few times but I've never pulled in a haul like that. I think it must be the items you have...nobody wants Avon makeup in exchange for a rare MAC item! I think you should write a post on swapping tips.

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  19. The Jardin Aires pigment looks gorgeous! And I'd love to see how Hottest Pink Glitter looks with a lipgloss!

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  20. Want somebody swap from Czech republic? (o:

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