NARS Matte Velvet Skin Tint (Frustrated) Review

Where do I even begin with this product?

NARS Matte Velvet Skin Tint

I cannot put into a coherent post my thoughts on this odd product. Well to start, I was looking into buying this after having watched this video by one of the most underrated (imho) beauty channels in Youtube - saaammage. If you watch Sam on Youtube, you probably know that she does a straight-to-the-point and superb job on reviewing and trying out foundations. What drew me into watching her was the fact that we agree on most products and use almost the same shades of foundations. It was through her channel that I discovered two of my favorite foundations to date - Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme and Urban Decay Naked Skin. Wanting to try a sheer foundation and being one of my go-to reviewers, I saw her talk about the NARS Matte Velvet Skin Tint and had praises for it. So then I decided to visit this place that triggers my allergy with overpriced consumer items - Rustan's.


Thoughts on the Clarisonic Mia

I'm the type of person who will prioritize skin cleansing over treatments (i.e. applying serums and fancy after-cleanse skincare products). I am a firm believer in the saying "less is more" and this goes the same with makeup.

Since it first launched, it is a no-brainer that the Clarisonic Mia caught my attention. Sadly, I was a struggling college student then. Now that I am working and able to save up for one, I am happy to say that I finally have this ridiculously expensive face brush. What a perfect time because I didn't know that the Clarisonic Mia line has evolved so much that it is now on its third generation, which meant the original Mia's price became more affordable for me, although not too drastic of a change.

Now the question I asked myself was "Do I need the newer version of the Clarisonic Mia?" and after much contemplation I opted to just stick with the original because no matter how you look at it, the three versions of the Mia use the same technology, which is what I was after in the first place. The incorporation of timer and speed options are not necessary in my opinion because really, all you need to do is clean your face using this brush. I do not believe that those add-on's in the newer Mia models have significant bearing. Saves you more money too.


Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

I finished this book in one sitting. I didn't even realize that I was about three more pages away until I finish this book. I did not want it to end because I wanted to know more about what happens to Park and Eleanor (that b*tch!). But when I reached the last page, I just want to throw it in the wall because the ending was the most disappointing ending I have ever read. Don't get me wrong, this is a painfully beautiful book, for someone like me who is very hard to please with contemporary novels, this one is getting on a par with my favorite contemporary, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.