Nars Contouring Blush: Paloma

So here’s my gripe on bronzers:
1. Many bronzers end up looking too orange on the skin.
2. I don’t want to bronze my face!

I know that sounds weird. Why buy a bronzer if you don’t want to bronze your face?

 It’s a rough life for us round faced girls. I can’t complain much though, roundness gives a youthful, playful appearance — which I totally take full advantage of. But you know, sometimes a chiseled jaw line and defined cheekbones is a nice look as well. For some reason, finding a product that creates natural shadows around the face, rather than a large streak of oompa orange is hard to come by. After years of searching, I think I’ve found it!

Let me introduce you all to NARS’ Contour Blush .


Nars Contouring Blush in Paloma
L: Highlight R: Contour

Introduced in 2014, these Contouring blushes have become a new addition to Nars’ permanent collection. These blushes come as a duo powder — a light highlight and a darker contour. This range is available in three shades, the lightest Olympia (Ivory/Rose), medium Paloma (Pink Beige/Deep Rose) and the darkest Gienha (Honey/Amber).

I am roughly an NC 25-30, depending on the season. Usually, I consider myself pretty light so I was going to hit up that lightest shade, but the woman at the Nars counter advised me to get the medium shade Paloma (which turned out perfect).

Both the highlight and contouring shades have a sheer matte finish, which is great for giving allusion of shadows. The powder does lean more on the sheer side, but it is buildable. What I love most is the gorgeous rosy tint this contour has. Let’s all say goodbye to orange! It creates such a natural finish, which I am absolutely down for!

Heavily swatched

nars paloma contouring blush

contour shade applied to cheekbones, jawline and temples

So what do you think? Give this blush a try for that natural sculpted finish! Available here at Nordstrom.


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Today I am wearing this jasper green maxi dress which is so perfect for the new warmer weathers! It’s such a great dress for that simple and minimalistic look. I didn’t feel the need to belt it, instead I let the dress drape like a long straight line. The material just hangs nicely over the body and shows a little bit of leg with the middle slit in the front. Perfect!

wearing (product links highlighted)

dress: Leith Front Slit Maxi Dress

head wrap: Tildon Metallic Leaf Head Wrap

bracelets: Alex and Ani ‘Compass’ Expandable Wire Bangle Gold
Alex and Ani ‘Initial’ Adjustable Wire Bangle
Alex and Ani ‘Cross Wrap’ Expandable Wire Bangle Gold

light wash


photography by: david wai

So excited to share this amazing shirt dress with you all! It’s a sleeveless striped dress by JOA with an interesting tie front detail that keeps things casual and fun. While I was looking for items to match the dress, there was a grand opening of a new Nordstrom Rack location, and I went a little crazy. I got this Paige acid washed denim jacket and these Burberry shoes both at a discounted price! The Rebecca Minkoff bag was also from the rack at a different point in time. Love me a great deal :]

wearing (product links highlighted)

dress: JOA Tie Front Back Cutout Stripe Shirtdress

jacket: paige

bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘MAC Clutch’ Crossbody Bag

shoes: burberry (nordstrom rack stores)

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5 days of aos: simpleechic

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photography by: david wai

So excited to kick off day one of #5daysofAOS! I have recently partnered up with Articles of Society to bring you 5 days of incredible styling featuring these AOS Mya Teal Skinny Jeans.

Those who are not new to my blog know that I love to dabble in a little color. How fun is this amazing shade of teal? If you’re in the mood for an affordable jean to update your spring wardrobe, this would be the one! For me, I styled these jeans colorfully but kept it soft and feminine with softer pastels on top. OBSESSED? Try on a colorful jean this spring to achieve that standout style!

To view more looks featuring the Mya Teal, head over to the following blogs for the remainder days of #5daysofAOS!  sensible stylista, Fashionably Kay, Ambiguously Me, Instant Milk


wearing (product links highlighted)

Mya Teal Jeans: articles of society

top: ASTR Ruffle Hem Camisole

blazer: h&m (similar)

holy gym shorts


photography by: david wai

HOLY GYM SHORTS! I cannot get over how amazing these short by Greylin are. Who would have thought that a metallic finish could make gym shorts look so glamorous? I’m not gonna lie, I did channel a bit of MC Hammer as inspiration pairing the metallic shorts with a silky black blouse and a gold chained head band. It’s slightly funky, but absolutely fabulous! I’m obsessed. You’re obsessed. Done.

Order them now through Rowe Boutique!
Visit in store @718 North High Street — Columbus, OH 43215 (next to Jeni’s Ice Cream on High St.)
Call to order: 614-299-7693

wearing (product links highlighted)

 top: trouve (now marked down!)

shorts: rowe boutique

head wrap: Tildon

shoes: sam edelman (view my review here!)