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 .

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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

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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.

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

 

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Mya Teal Jeans: articles of society

top: ASTR Ruffle Hem Camisole

blazer: h&m (similar)

savvy girl

Want to know every trendy girls secret spot? It’ll come to no surprise, but I will tell you! As of late, Nordstrom’s Savvy department has been my GO TO spot for the latest trends. If you haven’t jumped on this yet, you must!

Why shop at Savvy?

1. Relevant trends
Nordstrom Savvy has become a fast breeding ground for relevant trends for that modern woman. I’M OBSESSED WITH EVERYTHING!!!

3. FAST and NOW
The merchandise is fresh from the runway with fast moving inventory.

2. Accessible Prices
You won’t leave Nordstrom’s with a empty wallet or leaving depressed that you could not afford that new Alexander Wang shirt! Stop by Savvy and you’ll walk away with head turning pieces for less than $100!

4. That legendary customer service
Ya’ll know about that hassle free return policy. But also, shop with the friendliest and most fashionable people in town! They really do go above and beyonndddd to ensure that you get your best shopping experience and always walk away feeling amazingggg.

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photography by: david wai

Today, I am highlighting these new pieces from Nordstrom’s Savvy department as I blow bubbles around the city. It’s an adorable, but super sleek outfit for my downtown adventures. The baby blue skirt has been one of my favorite purchases. Made from a luxurious faux leather material, it creates a perfect balance of movement and structure. For the top, I kept things simple with a textured white cropped tee. 

Go on, don’t be shy. I know you’ll be obsessed with Savvy as well. Visit your local Nordstrom to see all the latest trends in person or browse through the website though the links below!

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glamorous textured crop top: nordstrom

ASTR faux leather skirt: nordstrom (now $34.98!)

sam edelman ollie t-strap pump: nordstrom

bag: forever 21

 

fresh everyday makeup look

HOW EXCITING! Filmed my VERY FIRST YouTube video this week, and I must say, it’s harder than it looks! Because I am LOVING my everyday face routine, I just wanted to share with you all on what I’ve been using to achieve this look! It’s a very natural look with skin that is luminously healthy. Hope you enjoy! <3


products used in video:
Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base http://amzn.to/1fQLpB7
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Light 04 Deauville http://amzn.to/1nCy93P
Clinique Airbrush Concealer http://amzn.to/1kc8T35
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer Light Golden http://amzn.to/1h80ECk
Nars Deep Throat Blush http://amzn.to/1lPKlzU
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light and Mood Light
Almay Retractable Eyeliner
Physicians Formula Eye Booster2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum
Loreal Telescopic Shocking Extentions Waterproof Mascara http://amzn.to/1crC1mF
Fiberwig Mascara http://amzn.to/1cPNd7q
Anastasia Brow Genius Kit Medium Brown
Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue Coral Crave
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Curviest Caramel

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L to R: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base, Anastasia Brow Genius Kit, Clinique Airbrush Concealer

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Clinique Airbrush Concealer in 04 neutral fair

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Anastasia Brow Genius Kit in medium brown

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Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15

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Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Light 4

Aside from the Clinique Airbrush Concealer, these are all new products to my collection. So excited to let you know my thoughts! Has anyone given these products a whirl before?

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These shoes by Sam Edelman remind me of a certain Valentino shoe. (Girls you know which ones I’m talking about). Since it’s release in 2010, the leather Valentino Rockstud Pumps have certainly become eye candy in the fashion blogosphere. Starting at around $945 a pair, they are not the most budget friendly shoe for most women. But, if you’re a trendy girl who loves a deal on designer inspired pieces, I’ve got the shoe for you! And at $139.95 a pair, these are hard to pass up! I found these shoes on display at work and truth be told, I nearly died when I saw them. And so, without further ado, I introduce to you the Sam Edelman Ollie T-Strap Pump.

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The Sam Edelman’s offer a similar pointed toe silhouette with a three strap buckle closure and a comfortable low heel. There are some minor differences though, but in the end the same look is achieved. The classic Valentino Rockstuds are finished with a high-gloss patent leather, studded with pointed squares and are available in a variety of colors and finishes as well. The Edelman’s are limited to a matte leather in black or ivory/nude and are finished with rounded studs. Differences aside, the Edelman’s are still the best designer inspired shoe I have found. They have become a perfect investment in my own collection and have helped me create a variety of classic and edgy looks dressed up and dressed down.

Sold yet? I think they’re an A+!

Get it here at nordstroms