Monday, 30 November 2015

Two Limited Edition palettes/possible gift ideas!

NARS The Balm limited edition palettes 2015

Hi everyone, I have two recent additions to my makeup collection to share with you today that came about as a result of me treating myself after landing a new job and a birthday present from my mum!

NARS One Shocking Moment palette close up

The first one I got was the NARS One Shocking Moment palette and not having a huge amount of their face products apart from an older palette I bought in a blog sale, I thought I would treat myself to this one which is exclusive to Space NK in the UK!

NARS One Shocking Moment  palette swatches
l-r Paloma, Laguna, Robotic, Blasphemy, Luster, Dolce Vita
I was expecting this to be dearer but at £45 I decided to take the plunge and try it out and I’m so glad I did. I haven’t used Laguna much as I don’t bronze my face for the daytime but I love the Paloma contour duo (and the fact it has a matte highlight!) and it actually reminds me a little of the SEVENTEEN contour kit with the SEVENTEEN coming off a tad warmer when I swatched them, anyone else? The blushers are gorgeous, from left to right we have Robotic, Blasphemy, Luster and Dolce Vita which are all good sized pans and have lovely pigmentation. As I don’t have any single pan NARS blushers I can’t tell if there are any differences in pigmentation but I know sometimes people mention that the quality isn’t the same.

The Balm In the Balm of your Hand palette close up

Next up we have the Balm’s In the Balm of Your Hand palette featuring some of their most loved cheek eye and lip products! I’m a huge fan of the Balm, especially their blushers Frat Boy and Down Boy so when I started to see pictures of this palette floating about I knew it would be top of my wish list!

In the Balm of your Hand blush swatches
l-r Hot Mama, Instain in Argyle, Cabana Boy, Bahama Mama
The only duplicate I have in the palette is the Bahama Mama bronzer which I really like and also use for contouring! I’m loving Hot Mama and the Instain blush especially but need to find a softer brush to use with Cabana Boy as it’s so pigmented I put a little too much on and had to spend a little extra time blending it out! 

In the Balm of your Hand lip swatches
l-r Mia Moore, Caramel
I was more impressed than I expected to be with the lip products, I thought they would be sticky and hard to apply smoothly and it was only when I put How About them Apples in Caramel on my lips with my finger that I was won over by the gorgeous colour, easy application, no stickiness and comfortable feel! I haven’t tried it on my cheeks yet and probably won’t bother as I’m not a huge fan of cream blushers!

In the Balm of your Hand eyeshadow swatches
l-r Insane Jane, Mischevious Marissa, Sexy, Lead Zeppelin, Mary Lou Manizer
I’m enjoying using the much hyped Mary Lou Manizer (I don’t highlight often so a full size would be wasted on me) and with a light hand it’s easy to add a subtle sheen to my face.  The eyeshadows Sexy and Lead Zeppelin are unlike anything I have in my collection at the minute and although not normally shades I would go for on a day to day basis, the pigmentation is amazing and I can’t wait to wear them over Christmas! Mischievous Marissa is a lovely warm toned shimmer shade and Insane Jane is another shade that is more in my comfort zone.

I got my palette from Cloud10 beauty a few weeks ago (then gave it to my mum to wrap up for my birthday!). It was my first time ordering from the site but they had a 15% off offer on, great samples and the delivery was super quick! I've also seen it on asos.com for a lot cheaper but it’s out of stock at the minute and Debenhams have it too!

Overall, I’m super happy with both palettes and will get loads of wear out of them! They are definitely great for beauty lovers or for people wanting to try a few different things from a brand! Have you tried either of these palettes or anything from NARS or The Balm?

P.S. Sorry about the horrific state of my tan in these photos! I took these pictures just before I scrubbed it off!

Danielle xx
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  1. the balm palette looks amazing! Perfect to try these products out!!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Such a good selection of products to try! Xx

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  2. I've not seen anyone else blog about these so thank you for sharing!!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  3. wow the Nars one is so pretty! the packaging and the shades look so gorgeous!
    Amanda | amanda-speroni

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    1. Super pretty! great for people who haven't tried much from the brand before! Xx

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  4. I'd actually love to get the Nars palette for christmas, it looks amazing!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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    1. I've been loving it! The blushes are so long lasting! Xx

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  5. I have the Nars palette on my Christmas wish list, together with some other pretty things and can't wait to see what "Santa" will get for me :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  6. I have read so much about this Nars palette! The more I read the more I need it! X
    http://christbelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Congratulations on your new job! Both palettes look lovely, I especially love the look of the Balm palette, the eyeshadow shapes are very beautiful and unique like you mentioned :)

    Velvet Blush | Beauty Giveaway

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    1. Thank you so much! The Balm palette is gorgeous! Xx

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  8. Wow both of these look amazing, the NARS palette is at the top of my Christmas wishlist as I've always wanted to try their blushes and it seems like a palette might be the best way. I didn't really see much about this palette from theBalm but now I'm intrigued and will definitely check it out x

    Beauty with charm | AVENE GIVEAWAY

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    1. Definitely check it out of it comes back in stock on ASOS, they had it way cheaper than anywhere else! I'm loving it! Xx

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  9. I think I love just about anything that The Balm puts out. Isn't the Mary Loumanizer incredible??

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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    1. It's so nice! I would never get through a full size so I'm glad I've got a mini in this palette! I love the Balm too, their blushers are my faves! Xx

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  10. Those are such pigmented colors. I love the fall colors.
    Diana | http://www.dianavilic.com/

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    1. So pretty! Sexy and Lead Zeppelin are perfect for this time of year! Xx

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  11. I haven't tried any of the Balm cheek products; love all the shades in the palette. So wearable! I think I'd go for that one ..since it's more affordable than nars ahah! Love nars though!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. You need to! Their blushers are lovely! I can't pick between the two! Xx

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  12. I have fallen in love with the palette from theBalm after reading this post I need to get my hands on it!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  13. The NARS palette looks so gorgeous! So many great colors ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. I'm loving it! I have Sheer Glow and some lip pencils so it's nice to have more cheek options from them! Xx

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  14. I'd love to get my hands on In the Balm of Your Hand! I haven't tried much from the Balm so it'd be a fab little sampler :) I probably won't end up with the Nars palette as I've realised the shade Dolce Vita was the one that stood out to me most and I already have it haha xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. It's perfect for sampling! The blush pans are smaller than I thought but still fit my blush brush fine, I'd imagine Cabana Boy would look great on you! Xx

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  15. Nars palette is on my wishlist and if Santa doesn't bring it to me, I should get it for myself as a birthday gift :) theBalm palette seems to have their favourite products,, I also want that now :) xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. I hope Santa brings you the NARS and that you treat yourself to the Balm :P xx

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  16. Omg I want that Nars palette so badly, it's gorgeous, but I can't seem to find an excuse to get my hands on it haha.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    1. I love it! Put it on your Christmas list :D xx

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  17. Congratulations on getting your new job hun! Also both of them palettes look amazing! I think the Steven Klein one is so unique. I also love theBalm palette, as it literally has some of their best shades all in one palette.

    – http://www.veebzboo.com
    – http://www.youtube.com/veebzboo – Fashion Haul

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    1. Thank you! They both have everything you need for a perfect face of makeup! Xx

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  18. I love both brands as both generally have good products. The only thing that is holding me back with the Steven Klein palette is that I have a few shades in the palette already. Xx

    eLLa
    every LiTTLE thing07

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    1. A few people have mentioned that! I only had a small version of Laguna in a palette I bought in a blog sale so I didn't feel too bad for doubling up on it! Xx

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  19. I really want that balm palette it's so useful!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. It's such a gorgeous palette, I love it! Xx

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  20. Both Gorgeous palettes. I haven't tried anything from theBalm yet! xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. You need to Emma, it's such a lovley brand with great products, I love the pigmentation! Xx

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  21. Such lovely palettes, I love Nars Laguna, it's my favourite bronzer!! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  22. Wow those palettes look so pretty.

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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  23. I love the balm. if you like we could follow each other through gfc. leave me a comment spare

    http://bellodiesseredonna.blogspot.it/

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  24. Wow these palettes are so stunning!!! *-*
    I love the colors!
    HAve a nice day! :*
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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  25. I saw the first picture and my eyes couldn't have been wider haha ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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