Dolce Vita, Dolce Vita, Dolce Vita

Well hello again, personal blog! I’ve been absent for almost four months now, mainly relying on Tumblr to satisfy my blogging needs, but I really should get back to you and keep you updated. Now that Christmas is coming up, I should have a ton of lovely things to write about. For now though, here’s a drafted post that I just never got around to publishing:

[Written in August!] Made a quick trip to Shangri-La this morning to do some errands, and I decided it was time to use up the last of my Rustan’s GCs. I was initially thinking of getting Jungle Red, but as you are about to see, I love Dolce Vita so much that I had to purchase three different products in that very same colour!

I have NARS Dolce Vita in three different forms–the blush, the velvet matte lip stick, and the regular lipstick! A lot of people say that Dolce Vita is a universally flattering shade, and I can see how that might be true. It’s a very safe color; it can swing between warm and cool skin tones very easily and it is subtle yet there enough to make its presence known. As much as I love the color, the blush is not my everyday blush. I use it more for the evening and for when I want to have a deep, warm glow just under my cheekbones. Even though the velvet matte lipstick and the lipstick are both lip colors, they do have different effects. The velvet matte lipstick goes on more opaque and (obviously) more matte. It’s great for casual nights out when I want my lips to look healthy. It never competes with eye make-up either. The lipstick (which I just got) is actually quite sheer, but as I’ve said, it’s also very obviously present. This is perfect for day time use!

This past year I seem to have developed a real love for NARS (though Shu Uemura beats it out for overall favourite brand). I also have the Orgasm multiple, which was a Christmas present from my dearest boyfriend, and the cult favourite really does live up to everything that everyone says about it. The one thing I don’t like about NARS is that their lipsticks have quite a small amount of product in the tubes, and they’re not exactly cheap. But for the blushes, I can’t find a reason to complain. They last forever and they are always amazing to apply! This Christmas, I’m eyeing another lippie:

This is Joyous Red! It’s a part of their Christmas collection so it’s limited edition. I hope that doesn’t mean it’s more pricey. Will have to check on that. I do however want to try out some other brands soon, such as Chanel and YSL, so my purchasing this is not all that certain just yet. Joyous Red looks much more appealing than Jungle Red (a part of their permanent range) which I was thinking of getting before. Of course I also have to consider that I don’t wear red lipstick very often because they are so strong… this looks very wearable though, don’t you think?

Gosh, I can just go on and on about make-up, can’t I? It’s an obsession, I tell you! Anyway, I promise to get back with something else very soon. Must focus on school first and foremost!

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