Monday, 12 March 2012

(061) New New New - 600th Post and 600D!

Bye Bye Nikon D3000..

It was fun. We saw the world - Quite LITERALLY! 

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I have captured some of the most amazing moments of my life over the last few years with my Nikon but it was time to up my game. So therefore my newest purchase was totally justified. An investment, a new partner in crime.. It really is time to SHINE! 

Hello Canon 600D! 

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I know every blogger and their mum has this camera but it really is such an amazing machine. I had the best time playing with Shirley's at LFW and I knew an upgrade was upon me. I also enjoyed filming whilst in Marrakech (For those who haven't seen my awfully filmed vlogs you can see them HERE) and I wanted to have the option to film. As much as I love blogging, I mean I will always be a BLOGGER it's still quite nice to film and talk at times rather than type.. So who knows what the future holds! 

I took these pictures on Saturday night which was the first time I'd had a chance to play with my new 600D, I already love it and can't wait to take it with me on life's adventures. 

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Carrying on with all things NEW.. I decided to try a few NEW products! 

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NARS 'Gaiety' blusher 

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This was a gift from my friend Anushka, she knew how much I had fell in love with the campaign shot from NARS' current collection and so kindly got me the blusher.

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Image from Google.. (How hot is she!? FACT: This model is NARS' first mixed race woman used in a campaign)

I haven't worn pink blusher in ages, I tend to stay with the peaches and corals as I think they suit my complexion the best. However 'Gaiety' was such a pleasant surprise, at first I didn't think it would work for me but it's just such a pretty, girly colour and I do love that pop of PINK! 

'Gaiety' available HERE

Elizabeth Arden 'Rose Illumination' 

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This gorgeous rose gold highlighter is from the new 'Rose Aurora' Spring 2012 collection by Elizabeth Arden, I received this in a goody bag from LFWE. This highlighter gives the skin such a healthy warm glow without being overly shimmery.  I absolutely adore this highlighter and it worked really well with NARS 'Gaiety' blusher. All these soft pinks and golden tones are really getting me in the mood for summer! 

'Rose Illumination' available HERE

Benefit 'They're Real!' Mascara 

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This is another product I was sent a while back, but I'm being strict with myself! I have to finish one mascara before using a new one. I've only been using this for a few days so I'm still not sure about what I think of it. I found this mascara to be more defining and lengthening as opposed to volumising. I think the comb like brush really separates the lashes and allows you to get maximum lift. I was really impressed with how long my lashes were after two coats but as my lashes are naturally long I tend to prefer a mascara that gives my lashes more volume nevertheless I will keep you posted. 

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They're Real avaialble HERE

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Face 
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC44 
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW35 
MAC Prep and Prime Translucent Powder 

Contour 
NARS 'Casino' 

Blush 
NARS 'Gaiety' 

Highlighter 
Elizabeth Arden 'Rose Illumination' 


Eyes 
MAC 'Tempting' e/s on the lid 
MAC 'Concrete' e/s in the crease 
MAC 'Carbon' e/s in the crease 
MAC 'Passionate' e/s above the crease gently buffed in 
MAC Bootblack Liquid Liner 
Benefit They're Real Mascara

Lips 
MAC 'Soar' Lipliner
MAC 'Faux' Lipstick 
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That felt like such a long post, but I haven't done a long one in a while. How are you all? What new products have you been trying? Any recommendations? 

Lots of Love 



Zara
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11 comments :

  1. U look gorgeous as usual,love e new camera&pictures. Also love ur new purchases<3

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  2. luv everything about the highlighter!!

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  4. Wooooo, welcome to the 600d club! xoxo

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  5. Love your look.. especially the lip colour!.. x

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  6. Love the lipstick and the rose gold highlighter - I'm SO jealous of your eyelashes!!

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  7. I've watched all your vlogs and honestly loved them. I think you have a lovely voice and you're a natural at vlogging. Please do more?!(really tried to not sound sycophantic just think if someone is good at something they should be told) Oh and I will definitely be picking up Gaiety as I'm loving pink blushers at the mo - Spring an' all :) x x

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  9. Love that first picture of you :)

    That rose illuminator looks so pretty!

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  10. You look gorgeous and that blush colour is lovely on you. I adore your long posts a lot. <3

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