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NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer

NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer
NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer

NARS Summer 2011: Kismet Nail Lacquer

NARS Kismet Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic sunflower.” It’s a very deep marigold kind of color–warm, yellow, orange, and gold all wrapped into one. It has a slightly metallic finish, so there are some brush strokes in the final result. I was able to get nearly opaque color in two coats (which is what is shown in the swatches). I usually get a week of wear out of NARS’ lacquer formula, and Kismet is a thicker polish, but it applies evenly.

NARS Nail Polish Kismet
Kismet

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NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer

NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer
NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer

NARS Summer 2011: Ecume Nail Lacquer

NARS Ecume Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as an “opaque white.” The description is dead-on–this is a pure snow white polish that’s opaque in three coats. It’s streaky with just one, and to even it all out, I felt a full three were needed. It dries to a semi-glossy finish, though the swatches are with a top coat (Zoya Armor). I typically get a week of wear with NARS’ polish, and despite NARS’ formula being on the thicker side, this one seemed normal and not thick at all.

NARS Nail Polish Ecume
Ecume

5 Great Orange Eyeshadows

5 Great Orange Eyeshadows

Here are five of my favorite orange eyeshadows! 🙂 I wanted to feature really orange shades — no melon or peaches here!

What are your favorite orange eyeshadows?

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Earn Cash Back on Purchases with Ebates


Earn Cash Back on Purchases with Ebates

Over the past week, I’ve had quite a few emails/comments from readers asking about Ebates, which is an online program that allows you to earn cash back for online purchases through a variety of retailers, and the entire program is free. You’ll also find various coupons/discounts active for the retailer. The percentage of cash back varies from store to store and sometimes increases during certain periods for a retailer.  As you can see, the list of stores Ebates offers cash back on is quite robust!

For instance, retailers like Beauty.com and Sephora currently offer 12% cash back, which means when you click through Ebates and purchase, you’ll receive 12% cash back for that purchase.  Every three months, Ebates will send you a payment (assuming you have earned $5.01+) via check or PayPal.  It’s saving money every time you shop through one of Ebates’ merchants, because you’ll get paid in cash (not credits, gift cards, etc.)–and if you do a lot of shopping, the cash back can add up!

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NARS Exotic Dance Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Exotic Dance Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Exotic Dance Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Summer 2011:  Exotic Dance Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Exotic Dance Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “metallic white silver sheen and metallic gold.” It’s a duo of a bright snow white with a metallic sheen that’s not quite 100% opaque and a darkened, metallic bronzed gold, which applies smoothly and has nice color payoff. It’s kind of like a cooler-toned version of Key Largo. The white seems similar in color to the white from the Cleo duo, but the one in Exotic Dance has a more metallic finish.

The texture of the darker shade is lovely–very smooth, soft, and applies evenly.  The lighter white shade has a few sheerer patches when applied and needs to be patted on for more even application.  NARS’ eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing and crease-resistant.  When I wear them alone, I tend to get around seven to eight hours of wear before there is a faint amount of creasing, so it’s pretty good and isn’t a huge mess, but I’d recommend a primer for all-day wear (especially for those with oilier lids).   As far as NARS eyeshadows go, their duos are your best bang for your buck. Most individual eyeshadows from high-end brands are 0.05 oz. on average, while these almost equal out to three of those for $33.

NARS Exotic Dance Eyeshadow Duo

B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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