This is Strike A Pose and the reason why I have been drawn to it was because it is like a jazzed up neutral palette. There’s a couple of splashes of color and I feel like I can create so many different looks with this palette. I understand why people love them, but I don’t particularly care for large sized palettes. I love the NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palettes because it’s the right size compact and the right amount of colors to choose from. That’s just me…I’d rather have several small eyeshadow palettes than a few huge palettes. I just received these items the other day so I haven’t really had a chance to play with them. I swatched a few colors and played with a couple of combinations. The colors of course are so very pigmented and I’m excited about creating some looks.
Now this is my special purchase!!! It’s been awhile since I’ve browsed the NYX website so while I was adding the Strike A Pose to my cart I noticed a few new additions to the inventory. I fell in love with all of the sparkly colors in the Haute Model palette. I mean the colors are just absolutely stunning! I think this would be a wonderful palette to use to create a pretty party look for New Year’s Eve!
I couldn’t have completed my mini haul without a blush purchase. What annoyed me is how many times I’ve mulled over which blushes to get and this is the purchase I really needed my list for. I knew that I’ve always wanted the Mocha blush from the beginning so I figured it was a safe purchase. The color is nothing like the name. It’s a rosy berry pink and is very pigmented!!! So have a light hand. The night I got my package I used my Sigma angled blush brush and when I came out of the bathroom, my husband was like…what were you just in there doing? lol He said it looked like I just had an orgasm! lol Too bad I don’t have the real Nars Orgasm blush to do a little comparison with him! haha The next day I applied it with my Sigma 187 Duo-Fibre brush and the color looked much prettier on me. It made me look like I had a natural flush of color and he complimented me on my look that day too 🙂 He said I looked like I had a glow. Now that’s what a blush is supposed to do!
I did have another purchase not pictured…it is the NYX concealer stick in tan. I figured now was a good time to try a concealer from them and I knew on my list was the concealer stick and the concealer wand so I just chose one. I don’t know how I like it yet…I need to try it some more. I really wanted to get a lipstick but even at half off, I didn’t want to waste my money on something that I hadn’t already decided I wanted. So maybe next time on the lipstick haul. I’m so happy that I was able to get these items at a great deal! Be sure to check out www.nyxcosmetics.com they have soooo many great things it’s crazy great deals!