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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

crazy on colour ❤ nyx haul & goodie bag ❤

I'm not one for colours, at least when it comes to make-up, as you may have noticed from all the photos I've posted on this blog.

But it's all likely to change, very soon. All it will take, I suspect, is another trip to NYX Cosmetics which has just opened in Sliema, Malta.

soft matte lip creams
 I had heard of the brand from other bloggers' posts and I've been meaning to getting my paws on some products to test them out myself.  I can now safely say that all those bloggers raving about NYX were very right indeed!
great range of anything you may wish to make you picture perfect
Having missed the bloggers event last week, I made it a point to pop over some time this week and have a little look myself.  Kida at NYX greeted me warmly and showed me round the shop.  She even gave me a little one-to-one consultation on the various products available, what's best for my skin in terms of substance, texture and colour.  After a few moments of guarded observation of the various shimmery and glittery powders and creams, I must admit that I started melting in front of glossy shades of pinks and metallic liquid eyeliners.  By the end of my visit, I was walking around in luscious plum coloured lips ... while mentally taking note of the various palettes I should get on my next trip.
lovely nail polishes which just need one coat to apply!
on my 'to buy list' ... the spring palette!
If you haven't been to NYX as yet, I truly recommend it.  The street level is immaculately laid out and packed with all sorts of lip colours, glosses, butters and balms which also smell absolutely edible! There's tonnes of powders, blushes, eye shadows, liners, mascaras ... you name it, it's there!  There's also a good range of brushes and other make-up accessories which are always needed, whether you already have them or not.
one of the make-up stations
On the lower level, a number of make-up stations are set up for make-up sessions as well as other beauty treatments like brow threading and tinting to make you picture perfect.
the haul!
swatched with love
While I was there, I made sure to buy The Curve felt tip eye-liner which I had read so much about. The felt-tip liner is shaped in an ergonomic curve which fits the arch your hand makes when applying liquid eyeliner.  Being a huge fan of the flicked-lined-eyelid, this will definitely come in handy in giving me a sturdier hand when applying my cats' eye look.  I also bought La Amoureux individual curl mascara from the Boudoir collection to complement the liner, and the plum coloured lip colour I got to try.  The lip colour is from the Black Label Lipstick range and the shade is called Midnight Dinner. I paired this with No. 16 Plum retractable lip liner which is also waterproof and will therefore make the lippy go further.

and here i am in my plum-lipped glory!
I was very gladly surprised when the lovely people at NYX gave me the goodie bag I missed out on last week.  I was chuffed to find the amount of items I got for free and the shades they came in - all golden and bronzy tones which I'm sure to wear over and over again! I promise to shoot a video with the haul and goodie bag to show you the products better once worn, promise! 
my goodie bag contents ... perfect for that 'golden goddess' look
If you want to find out more on the local NYX store, I suggest you log onto their Facebook page and keep an eye out for in-store promotions and loyalty programmes in the pipeline!

N.B. all opinions expressed in this review are the my genuine thoughts and have not been motivated by sponsors, affiliations or payment of any kind. 

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