NARS Review and Giveaway

Happy New Year Ladies! I fully intended to get this NARS Review and Giveaway post out by Christmas, but I needed a bit of time out. So, even though Christmas is over, let’s continue with the Christmas cheer, shall we? I will be sharing my thoughts on a few NARS products I have tried out, AND I  have a NARS x Man Ray Love Triangle Blush/Lipstick Set in Hot Sand/ Rita to give away to one lucky reader!

NARS Review and Giveaway

Swatches from Top-Bottom:

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella- Such a lovely creamy formula, I am loving the colour and pigmentation!

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy- Amazing formula, and a happy bright pink!

Velvet Lip Glide in Bound- Less pigmented and long-lasting than I expected, but a nice nude gloss.

NARSissist Cheek Kit Highlighting Blush in Devotee- My favourite from this palette, such a pretty highlighter!

NARSissist Cheek Kit Blush in Orgasm- The more I use this the less I get the appeal, it is quite shimmery, and although the colour is pretty, the shimmer puts me off a bit.

NARSissist Cheek Kit Bronzer in Laguna- This is a nice bronzer, but in this palette it is a bit more warm toned than the stand alone.

Blush in Goulue- One of my favourite blush shades! I cannot get enough of this smooth, pretty shade.

Bronzer in Laguna- I like the bronzer and use it quite often, but I don’t think it is a holy grail bronzer.

NARS Review and Giveaway

And now for the Giveaway! You can win this cute little  NARS x Man Ray Limited Edition Love Triangle Blush/Lipstick Set. The set contains a Mini Highlighting Blush in Hot Sand (peach champagne) and a Mini Audacious Lipstick in Rita (scarlet).

NARS South Africa Giveaway

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The Giveaway ends on the 31st of January at midnight, and a winner will be chosen shortly after that.


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This Post Has 87 Comments

  1. Cathy Badenhorst

    Mine was getting some much needed R&R with my bestie with a trip to the Drakensberg for 4 days. What an amazing time we had relaxing without distractions and day-to-day stresses of being single parents.

  2. Daniela

    finishing my 3rd year at Varsity in Civil Engineering and looking forward to finishing my 1 year internship this year before completing my final year and obtaining my degree

  3. Thabang Serumola

    I love nars products so much I watch YouTube reviews on them all the time so this is the perfect giveaway for me.
    My favorite 2017 moment was breaking a tradition of spending Christmas at home but actually traveling with my best friend to Namibia. After months of saving we funder ourselves & had the best moments of 2017.

  4. Nicole.W

    This is such a stunning giveaway!! my fav NARS product definitely has to be the Laguna Bronzer – Life right there! Also my fav moment of 2017 was finding out that my husband and I are pregnant with our 2nd baby girl due mid April 2018 ❤

  5. Definitely adopting my rotti puppy Indie, finding meds for my restless legs (i am serious lol) and taking leave after christmas for the first time since 2014.

  6. Carla M VD Westhuizen

    My favourite moment of 2017 was when my little boy finally walked for the first time! He was 17 months old so I was getting very worried. We were in a pub and he just stood up and walked over to the waitress! I was such a proud mama that day!

  7. Saabirah

    My favourite moment of 2017 was completing my honors degree!

  8. Ronnae Elliott

    My best moment in 2017 was the birth of my first born daughter.

  9. Emizer Vinkhumbo

    Happy New Year. My favourite moment of 2017 was when i discovered you as my blogger. You are such a great writer and you have a wonderful blog which i enjoy to read and I’ve been following you ever since i discovered you. I love reading a lot and I like reading blogs of any topic or niche as long as they’re relatable!

  10. Sherri

    Fav part of 2017. Sitting at work on a Friday at 10pm on a deadline and realising that no matter how hard things get…I will always rise to the challenge!

  11. Sophia

    This looks so amazing. Never tried Nars before but only heard great things about this brand. Favorite moment was when I said good bye to 2017! Too many sad things has happened. Loss of a loved one (stepdad), nephew was knocked by taxi, Mom had a heart attack and I finally broke free from my in-law who treated me like a maid. ( yeah I know its personal lol but truth be said right. )

  12. Tracy Jacobs

    Wow! How beautiful are these NAR products? Love them!

  13. rehana seedat

    My favourite moment for 2017 was enjoying my holiday trip to Cape Town with my son

  14. Keesha

    My Favourite part of 2017 was getting promoted. Nothing is better than succeeding in a field you’re passionate about.
    Your Giveaway is beautiful.

  15. Jade abbott

    my favourite moment of 2017 was when my relationship was really tested for 3 months and we overcame it which solidified our love for each and how strong our relationship is that i can without a doubt say that this is that man Im going to spend the rest of my life with.

  16. Lindsey

    My favourite moment was ziplining in Grabouw with my boyfriend. An awesome adventure!

  17. Lucinda Singh

    Gorgeous swatches Azraa, I haven’t tried any of these but I love the Blush in Goulue, so pretty. The highlight of 2017 for me was finding out I was pregnant with a baby girl 🙂

    1. admin

      Thank you and to you too! Me too, 2018 goals!

  18. Tarryn B

    Hot sands looks amazing! My favourite part of 2017 was the wind down at the end of the year 😂 it’s been crazy busy so it was nice to just chill and see my friends and family!

  19. Jacinda Mahepath

    Favourite moment if 2017 was completing my postgraduate diploma😊

  20. Yasmina

    This is such a lovely giveaway! I’ve heard the NARS blush and highlighters are to die for 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

    1. admin

      The blush is absolutely amazing!

  21. Riétte

    Visiting Gondwana Game Reserve was the highlight of 2017. It was a tough year though..happy to welcome 2018!

  22. Chulu Marele

    My favourite part of 2017 was definitely the end of it when I got to go to Afropunk. It was AMAZING!

  23. Pravina

    Favourite moment of 2017 was being recovering and being given a second chance in life.

  24. Samantha.M

    My favourite part of 2017 was getting married to my best friend💚 It’s been the most wonderful journey.

  25. shelley

    this looks really great! loving the Christmas style photos

    1. admin

      Thanks Shelley! I fully intended on getting it out during Christmas time, haha!

  26. Nicola Meyer

    My favourite part of 2017 was visiting the Madikwe Game Reserve with my husband.

  27. Sherry De Ponte

    Stunning collection. My fav moment of 2017 was buying our first home….took years of saving!

  28. Tiana

    NARS! Eeeeeeeek!

  29. Megan Hartwig

    Some of my top moments are having adopted a cat, moving back into our house after a fire!

  30. Siobhan Yeatman

    My favourite moment was by far my wedding day on 1 July!

    As far as I remember, there are two versions of the Orgasm blush, and one is extra shimmery. Perhaps that’s the one you got?

  31. adrienne

    Happy New Year! I’m such a NARS fiend too so whoever wins will be one lucky person!x

    1. admin

      Thank you and you too! I really want to try more from them this year!

    1. admin

      Me too Heather, I definitely want to try more!

  32. Cleooo

    Oops! My fave moment of 2017 was honestly when the year ended. ‘Twas way too exhausting. Really excited for 2018, though.

  33. Cleooo

    This is so exciting! I’ve beeeen wanting Nars products!

  34. Emma

    What a brilliant giveaway!! I love the look of NARS products! They are so pretty x

    1. admin

      Thank you Emma. Me too, I love them!

  35. Robyn

    Amazing giveaway! This stuff looks amazing!

  36. R Fourie

    Happy New Year, Azraa☺

    1. admin

      Thanks, you too Reonette!

  37. bekylou

    Aww I love roundup posts like this! Especially when I’m looking for reassurance on buying a product! xx

    1. admin

      I hope this post helped 🙂

  38. Sharleen

    Awesome product
    Best part of 2017 was been able to look after my grandson for his first year

  39. Gemma

    I absolutely LOVE nars this is a dream haul and giveaway!! Xx

  40. tobyn eagles

    What a fab giveaway! I’m sure the person who wins this will be super pleased. Mars products are amazing. x

    1. admin

      Thank you! I really want to try more from them this year!

  41. Lady Writes

    Wow this is absolutely amazing and I’m keeping everything crossed for the comp! x

  42. Caroline

    Love the look of that cheek palette, NARS are always coming out with such amazing products xx

    1. admin

      The palette is a perfect face palette, I just wish the blush wasn’t so shimmery!

  43. Cirsten Van Den Heuvel

    Gosh this looks amazing , never tried this brand before. My favorite moment of 2017 is moving into our new home that has a bigger garden for the kids.

  44. Megan McCoig

    Ah I just love Nars. A brand that never fails me. This is an amazing giveaway lovely x

    1. admin

      Me too, I definitely want to try more from them!

  45. Issy Belle Fox

    This is such a good giveaway, I really need to try more Nars products x

  46. Maisie

    LOvely giveaway!! I want to try all of these bits now haha!

    1. admin

      Haha, start with the pencils!

  47. Rosie

    Wow wow wow what a giveaway!! I love love love Nars and all of your picks are beautiful! Swatch goals girl!

  48. Sarah

    what a fantastic give away! have defiantly entered!

  49. Samantha Pearce

    My fav moment of 2017 was purchasing my first vehicle!

  50. Zakiyah Ebrahim

    My favourite moment from 2017 was the day I graduated and finally said goodbye to an institution that had become my home for six years (I studied right through, from my undergrad to my postgrad/Masters). But I will forever cherish that moment as it reminded me that in spite of financial difficulty, with hard work and being self-disciplined, education is certainly possible.

  51. Tania

    How did I miss that cheek palette when the collection launched!? Such gorgeous shades. I own them all in different palettes and they’re so pretty! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    1. admin

      The palette is pretty old, although they always launch similiar ones!

  52. Akielah Isaacs

    Happy New Year 👸🏻👸🏻

    Firstly, I am a sucker for a gorgeous blush and highlight and those NARSissist cheek kit highlighting blush & blush look sooo pretty 😍.

    My favorite moment of 2017? I have so many moments that I can’t choose one. I think that ONE of my favorite moments was celebrating my 21st birthday in September with my love, my closest friends and my family 🎉.

    here’s to many more amazing memories in 2018. May it be an amazing one for all 🎉🎉. Let’s slay our makeup game, let’s smash all our goals, let’s be better & kinder 💕.

  53. Jasmine

    My favourite moment of 2017…. moving back to Cape Town, quit the job I dont like, and do things I enjoy!

  54. Thank you for this awesome post and stunning giveaway. I’ve managed to get my hands on 2 Nars products and I’m totally in love. I’ve been dying to try the Laguna bronzer as well as rhein Audacious lipsticks.

    Also my favourite part of 2017 is getting engaged to the love of my life

  55. Erin

    I really want to try Laguna Bronzer, it looks stunning! I want to try more from Nars definitely this year, they are so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. admin

      Laguna is really nice, the lip pencils are stunning!

  56. Zakeeyak

    My favourite moment of 2017…. That’s a hard one. I’m going to say when I heard I passed my exam to get a higher qualification, even though I was sure I messed up the practical… I’d put a lot of work into that exam and the elation of getting it is something that will stay with me for a long time.

  57. Tanusta Jainarain

    Hi my fav part of 2017 was going shopping for new clothes (after losing 15kg)

  58. Nicole

    Wow what a cool giveaway. I’ve been dying to try Hot Sand. My favourite part of 2017 was getting to go on 3 mini getaways with my husbands. He works crazy hours and we don’t get to see each other that often. So it was a special year with him having more time off. Happy New Year Hun. Keep up the great content. Xx

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