Loving Right Now

A few things I’m loving right now:

  • Flawless coverage: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska ($42) – This is not your typical tinted moisturizer. It’s so much better! It has smooth medium natural coverage that gives a well covered flawless look. It has a pleasant smell and lasts quite long on the skin. I found that my local Nordstrom counters had sample packets when this launched. I highly recommend you go and check it out. I am normally shade 3 or 4 in most lines, with this one I was the second lightest shade.
  • Layerable Neutrals: Burberry and Le Métier de Beauté make gorgeous neutrals that are layerable. I like to use them as a first layering base and add more color on top for a softer look. Right now I’m smitten with Burberry Midnight Brown, Pale Barley and Le Métier Corinthian and Jojo.
  • Hydrated Hands: L’Occitane makes my favorite hand creams. They are moisturizing without being too heavy, sticky or thick. I love their limited edition scents. Their newest is the Amande (Almond, green tube). I’m smitten with their Honey (mainly because of the packaging design). These make great gifts as well.
  • Thick Defined Lashes: I have stubby short lashes and need all the help I can get. These days I’m loving the Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara by NARS ($25).
  • Bright Nail Polishes: Chanel May (here), Dior Lucky (here) and Chanel Distraction (here). Perfect for spring to summer.
  • Soft Refreshing Scents: I’m completely in love with L’Artisan L’Été en Douce (reviewed here). It’s light and fresh and perfect for everyday.

Other reads and videos I’m loving right now:

  • Garance Doré – Pardon My French/Paris Episode 4 features snippets from Paris Fashion Week
  • Nathan Branch gives us a preview of a new Serge Lutens in L’Eau Froide (he makes everything look so dreamy)
  • Café Makeup shows us the latest Joues Contraste in Malice, Tumulte and Pink Explosion from Chanel
  • Makeup Magpie swatched the new Laura Mercier Smoky Effects set at Nordstrom
  • Messy Wands has the latest kaleidoscopes from Le Métier de Beauté: Northern Lights and Cherry Blossom
  • The Non-Blonde shared Karl Lagerfield’s bathroom from Harper’s Bazaar
  • Into the Gloss hosted an adorable play date get together (filled with NARS, MAC and Aesop goodies)
  • Dior has an Asia-Exclusive release called Icy Halos, AudreyEleven makes me want the Icy Dew and Glacier Nail Polishes! Polish Police also has some photos here (ahhh, to want what I cannot have)


  1. March 26, 2012 / 4:02 am

    I love Burberry Midnight Brown – actually your blog was one of the reasons I bought it after seeing the swatches, it's just gorgeous !!

    • March 28, 2012 / 1:52 am

      Thank you for stopping by Sue! Midnight Brown is a true stunner. I really love the quality of Burberry's line!

  2. March 26, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Great post. I have similar skin tone so I would love to see your review and maybe a look with Nars Tinted moisturizer. Thanks

  3. March 26, 2012 / 4:48 am

    Ahh Sabrina.. how I've missed your "loving right now" posts!! I was actually thinking of sending a tweet request for one! 🙂 I also miss your "looks I'm loving right now"..sometimes I swear I go back through your archives just to see all the pretty things lined up next to each other, great as inspiration too! Hope you have a good week! 🙂

    • March 28, 2012 / 2:05 am

      Thank you Lakshmi, this was really sweet of you to say 🙂 Hope your week is going well!

  4. March 26, 2012 / 4:51 am

    Great products, especially the layerable neutrals, the hand cremes and the bright nail polishes! 🙂

  5. March 26, 2012 / 8:48 am

    great post – i have been meaning to *treat* my hands to some nice cream – will definitely check out the l'Occitaine hand creams. my tired hands surely deserve it.

  6. March 26, 2012 / 1:38 pm

    Great favorites, and I love your layout 🙂 I am using a lot of Coral & Pinks right now for nails – so pretty! Thanks for the mention 🙂

  7. March 26, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    After seeing your swatches of the Chanel May and Distraction polishes, I knew they were the next must haves on my list. I am in love with both. I have my toes in the Distraction and my hands in May right now!

  8. March 26, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Great products pick. I need to check out the Burberry eyeshadows, the colors are amazing. Love the Chanel polish picks.

  9. March 26, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    I need to try that Nars TM! Looks amazing.

  10. March 26, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    I am really loving the new tinted NARS moisturizer, as well. I am just so happy that out of 9 shades, I found one that is perfect for me.

    That rarely happens! Oh and I've been discovering many fantastic L'Artisan fragrances – I scored a great one from ebay for $40 less of what I would have paid at Barneys.

    • March 28, 2012 / 2:06 am

      Double score!!!

  11. March 26, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    I love the l'occitane hands creams!

  12. March 26, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    i picked up Lucky yesterday… once I swatched it I couldn't resist it

  13. March 27, 2012 / 1:56 am

    Those 4 eyeshadows are on the top of my wish list! Coincidence? Or mutually great taste? tee hee!

  14. Anonymous
    March 27, 2012 / 8:42 am

    Have you tried Laura Mercier's oil-free tinted moisturizer before? How does it compare with the Nars in terms of finding a shade that's close to your skintone? thanks… milktea

    • March 28, 2012 / 2:07 am

      Hi Milktea, I haven't used Laura Mercier's in years so I can't recall exactly. I found a good match with NARS but found it very limited with the lighter shades. There is only 1 shade lighter than the one I use Alaska, all the others are darker. Tan girls will love this line b/c it has more options. Fairer skinned girls with pinkish tones might not be able to find a good match.

  15. March 27, 2012 / 4:57 pm

    Love seeing what you are enjoying currently! Just ordered the NARS Tinted Moisturizer – excited to see how it compares to my Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer!

  16. Anonymous
    March 31, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    I have been reading your blog for a couple months. In that short time, I have acquired quite a collection of new cosmetics that I love. I'm totally hooked on the Burberry eyeshadows, Edward Bess Back to Basics palette, and Koh Gen Do Aqua foundation and powder. Thanks to your fabulously informative reviews and swatches, I bought everything sight unseen (except for the KGD). Thank you so much! Last night my boyfriend even commented on how beautiful my eyes looked (in their new Burberry colors), so I'm doing something right! — Louisa