Sunday, March 30, 2014

Meet my new friends Mekong & Gina

I read a lot of blogs. That means I see at least 20 things every day that I simply MUST buy.

Most of them I don't and soon I will forget about it. But once in a while there is a gem that gets stuck in my mind. When Simone posted a photo of Mekong eyeshadow by Nars on her Instagram I literally gasped and rushed to look at some swatches online. I mean it was brown and it has golden specks and it was just sooo beautiful..

The teeeny tiny problem remained. Nars is not sold in Dubai. Until by accident I found out that you can order some of Nars products on Glambox.me site. I could not believe this information had passed me and I decided to remedy the situation. First into the basket went Mekong of course.


 Mekong is described as an “Espresso infused with gold” on the NARS website, and I have to say thats exactly what it is. Its a dirty brown but also has deep black undertone. And we are talking pigmented like nobodies business. I did do some googling before ordering it as I was worried the gold specks will look like glitter on my eyelids. In reality they don’t translate to the eyes as much as they appear in the pan. I have used it smudged into the lash line for day time but really cant wait to play around with it for a smokey eye look.

Now I had added Mekong to the shopping basket and should have called it a night but the uncontrollable shopping addiction kicked in. I felt like..well I cant just order one tiny eyeshadow if I'm already ordering. That would just be wrong wouldn't it. Specially as I have just found a way to have Nars delivered home to me. I knew I wanted a peach toned blush however felt totally overwhelmed having the choose without testing it in real life. When facing a problem like that there is only one solution. I texted my make up guru "i-know-every-shade-of-every-brand-ever" genius friend Laura who helped me narrow it down to Gina.


Me and Gina will become close friends in the next few months. She is ever so lovely! The color is not vibrate or intense but a pretty muted butter soft orange/peach tone. I love that it has no glitter or sheen, I didnt own anything like that in my blush collection. It also has no pink undertones. What you see in the pan translate to the skin pretty accurately.


Oh yeah and Zulu is becoming a regular beauty expert as well! That Gina will bring out her green eyes just perfectly dont you think..

9 comments:

  1. Haha amazing picture of Zulu! I may need that Gina blush now... dammit!

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    1. Gina is a beauty! I really love that its so matte but not chalky etc..

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  2. Gina is a beautiful Nars blush :) xx

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    1. Hi Liss! Thanks for stopping by :) I really really love Gina. I didnt have any of the peach toned Nars blushes..so happy with it. xx

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  3. Beautiful photos, Laura!! Gina is one of my all-time favorite NARS blushes. And omg, MEKONG looks delectable! So glad I picked up the NARSISSIST palette, which Mekong is a part of!

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    1. Thanks so much! Im slowly learning to use my new camera.

      Ahh I was actually hoping to buy the NARSissist palette but that website didnt stock it. Do you like it? Its on my shopping list for next trip to Nars selling country.

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  4. Love your posts Laura and thanks for sending me over to the glambox site to look at more stuff I don't need to buy because I found they stock Origins, you have literally made my day! Oh and maybe that nars eyeshadow fell into my basket as well, these things happen!

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    1. haha..I totally understand these things do happen!

      and thank you so much stopping by! So I wasnt the only one not knowing about the Glambox online options. I love Origins and was gonna order a few things until I saw the also stock REN and Aesop so went for that.. Whats your fav Origins products? You know for market research purposes :))

      Hope you love Mekong as much as I do!

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    2. I would say my 2 favourite Origins products would be the modern friction face scrub and the drink up intensive overnight face mask, definitely been saving my skin in the melting heat/intense air con cycle we have here in Dubai :)

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