Thursday, 27 December 2012


I realize I haven't actually done much 'beauty blogging' recently, I suppose it's because I hadn't come across anything that I really liked all that much, and I wasn't very inspired by anything I tried. 

That is, until now...
Meet my new love, Coapacabana illuminator by NARS.
I've had my eye on this for a while now, I had an inkling it would be a gem.

This highlighter, or illuminator (whatever you wanna’ call it) has a lovely light consistency, and light reflecting shimmery particles. It’s such a lovely pink tone. You only need a small amount, and I just dab this onto my skin with my fingertips, applying on my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose, and a teeny bit on top of my upper lip. It’s so creamy, it blends beautifully.
Shall I let you in on a little trick I’ve been using? Oh, go on then!
I’ve been mixing a tiny bit of illuminator in with my tinted moisturizer (you can mix it in with foundation too) and applying as normal all over my face. This helps achieve a very gentle, healthy glow, which we all strive towards.
I feel like it makes my skin look really refreshed and healthy, and helps me out when I’m looking dull & tired.

I don't know why I thought this was around the £30 mark, so I was very pleasantly surprised when it was actually only £22. That's a reasonable price to pay in my opinion, I love it so much already it's been totally justified.

I have to say, NARS is fast becoming my new favourite beauty brand.

Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas?
I was spoiled rotten by Stef, he surprised me a with macbook air, wowee. It's going to be great for blogging, no excuses for not posting everyday now hey :)

Have you tried Nars illuminators before?


  1. I've never tried this but it looks pretty. I like using Strobe cream with my foundation, similar effect. Your pictures are lovely and if I could I would buy this one too. It sounds great!

    Lucky girl getting a MacBook Air!! Hope you had a lovely Christmas :)


  2. Nars is my favorite brand...havent tried this out yet, looks really pretty!

  3. omg it is just gorgeous!! i have nothing from nars - but with christmas money maybe ill have to get something! everyone raves about them!!

  4. Looks amazing! I haven't tried anything from Nars yet but I'd love to. I'm however using Soap&Glory's illuminator I think it's called Hocus Focus which I mix in with my foundation as well :) xxx