NARS Summer 2013 Collection Pictures and Swatches and Orders From a Demanding Cat

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NARS Summer 2013

NARS Summer 2013 and my new hair!

When I got home from the salon this afternoon (took off about 2 inches and got some layers), Tabs was meowing up a storm.

“Mrrroow!?” Where the heck have you been!?


“MRRRROWWW!” If you don’t preview the new NARS Summer 2013 collection for me, I WILL CUT YOU!

And I believed him (seriously, have you seen that cat’s claws? SHARP!).

Let me know if anything makes you purr… πŸ™‚ Reviews and looks coming soon.

NARS Summer 2013

The brand-spankin’ new NARS Summer 2013 collection, coming April 15 (tax day!) to NARS boutiques, counters and online

NARS Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow, $34

NARS Euphrate Single Eyeshadow

NARS Euphrate Single Eyeshadow, $24

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, $24

NARS Puerto Vallarta Multiple

NARS Puerto Vallarta Multiple, $39

NARS Tolede Lipstick

NARS Tolede Lipstick, $24

NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $25

NARS Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

NARS Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, $26

NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish, $19

NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15

NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $34

NARS Summer 2013 Swatches

NARS Summer 2013 Swatches from the left: Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow, Euphrate Single Eyeshadow, Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, Puerto Vallarta Multiple, Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Tolede Lipstick

NARS Summer 2013

In this pic I’m wearing the Puerto Vallarta Multiple on my cheeks, Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, and Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner on my upper lash line

Now, the hair!

I didn’t have a plan, other than getting my roots done, when I sat my booty in the chair, but my buddy Alis at A Line Salon, whom I always trust with my hair, suggested we take off a few inches, add longer layers, a side sweep and brighter caramel highlights.

Alis also used a flat iron and a smoothing cream from Kerastase called Creme Oleo Relax Slim to turn my wavy hair pin straight.

Yea! πŸ™‚

I like how it turned out, but El Hub made a big fuss about the length when he got home.

You know how men are about women and long hair. At first he smiled and said, “You cut your hair!”

Then he noticed that it was a little shorter than before and totally deflated. “I got you salad [for dinner] and you cut your hair…”


Holy awesome sauce, I’m so glad tomorrow’s Friday! It’s been rainy and gloomy here all week, but not rainy like “The reservoirs are filled!” Rainy like a misty, wet haze that doesn’t really do anyone any good.



So what are we doin’ this weekend?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


See you at the moviesP.S. What a sad day for movie lovers. Did you hear that film critic Roger Ebert passed away? I can’t believe I’ll never get to read another one of Ebert’s reviews for a new movie.

I’m very sad… RIP, Mr. Ebert. I hope they have a great selection of movies to watch where you are now.


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  1. Andie says:

    Seriously. My man sort of freaks out when I say “going to the salon!”
    LOL. And I thought guys never noticed these things!

    Also, RI..P. Ebert.

  2. Phyrra says:

    I love Euphrate, Puerto Vallarta and Paris Follies. Very pretty!

  3. Vanessa says:

    Wahhhh the new NARS stuff is making me drool girl (OwO) <3 <3 <3 <3

    I heard about Mr. Eberts passing as well, RIP, t'is sad indeed.

  4. rashmi says:

    gloss and lipstick for me πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ … thank you soooo much for swatches dear πŸ˜€
    rashmi recently posted … BENEFIT Slant Powder Brush : Review

  5. Darbie says:

    As an owner of Mad, Mad, World you gotta know I love the brights! The new Fashion Rebel has me falling in love all over again with Nars.

  6. Agata says:

    Karen, I LOVE your hair! The layers are beautiful, the color is stunning, your stylist did an awesome job! The Nars collection is looking pretty good too. From the swatches I really like the mint eyeliner and the Multiple. Oh and the lipgloss too!

  7. Fieran says:

    Your hair is gorgeous! Don’t you just love it when your stylist cuts your hair perfectly and understands the texture so well that you can actually sit back, relax, and know that you are going to leave the salon looking good? I met my favourite stylist two years ago and since then I cannot let anybody else cut my hair. She has transformed my hair from dull to classy with an edge πŸ™‚

    NARS Summer looks really good – especially the Madness nail polish and the Puerto Vallarta multiple. What do you think of the staying power of NARS Multiples, Karen?

    I’ve tried the Pro Prime oil free primer before and I liked it, but more in colder weather than warmer weather. The MUA said it was silicone free and I think that is why I liked it.

    It’s Friday here today. Have a good weekend πŸ™‚

  8. Sunny says:

    Love your new hair!

    I think I already own very similar pieces to the ones in this collection that interest me, so I might skip them all. Still, I’d love to see the looks you come up with!
    Sunny recently posted … For a Bright Pop of Green with Some Glitz & Glam, Dive into Dior Aqua Green Diorshow Liner Waterproof!

  9. I love the lilac lip pencil, Tender Night, looks like something I’d love on my lips.
    Marina(Makeup4all) recently posted … Benefit Cosmetics New Colour Line

  10. Alison M says:

    Love the lipstick and gloss! I’ve been growing my hair since fall (forever) and it’s half way to my shoulders. Mr. M would love if I go back to a pixie. He loves extra short hair πŸ˜€
    Alison M recently posted … Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Glitzy Review and Swatch

  11. Danielle says:

    This collection looks great! There are a few things I’m definitely picking up! And I understand the hair thing haha. I recently when from red/auburn to dark brown. I’m going back to red at my next appointment lol. Now that I know what I look like brunette, I’m ready for my old hair again.
    Danielle recently posted … 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils: Relauched & New Shades

  12. Love your hair- just cut mine too!
    Nars- love the summer larger than life gloss and lipstick- just ordered 2 satin lip pencils tho’ and eyeing YU!
    Makeup Remastered recently posted … Estee Lauder Pure Colour Eyeshadows in Cyber Teal and Fire Sapphire

  13. Joyce says:

    I’ve been really into mint lately and loving the NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life eyeliner. Hopefully, they’ll come out with a nail polish similar to that shade. It’ll look so cute for the Summer, especially on my toes with my feet slightly huddled in the sand on the beach. =)
    Joyce recently posted … Swatches: DHC Kakonjuka Collection + DHC Olive Body Butter

    Your hair is gorgeous! Your hubby will get over it. πŸ™‚ I’m lucky mine doesn’t care what I do as long as I’m happy!
    Tracy@Beauty Reflections recently posted … Violets For Spring! Avon Flor Violeta Collection

  15. Kim says:

    I hear you on the menfolk and long hair. Whenever I get mine bobbed, the Hubs tells me I look like the Little Dutch Boy. HAHA! I actually just had mine cut over the weekend (but just a couple inches off and some layering, too).

    Very sad about Roger Ebert. It really is the end of an era for movie reviews (with both RE and Gene Siskel being gone).

    On a makeup note, I’ll be interested to see how you rock the Fashion Rebel duo, particularly that yellow!!!

  16. Jaye Brown says:

    Love your hair! As for the new NARS, I’m coveting that eyeliner, the silver shadow and the gloss.

    And RIP Ebert. My Twitter feed won’t be the same without you.

  17. Monika says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous!!! Love the caramel highlights…..and its still long enough for ponies and such….ehh, guys:)

  18. NeenaJ says:

    What’s a few inches between men and women? πŸ˜‰

  19. shannon says:

    Oooo! I’m loving the lipstick!

  20. Katherine G says:

    We totally got similar things done to our hair – I went to the salon Wednesday and got 2 inches off, touched up the layers and got side swept bangs/chin length layers a la Olivia Wilde or Kristen Kreuk (Lana in Smallville and Cat Chandler in Beauty and the Beast). My fiance totally did the whole, “your hair is shorter!” thing too. I LOVE that new Nars duo – in 2 of my fave colors so will totally have to go splurge on that one for sure.

  21. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE your hair! and I do love this collection. Did the primer really add radiance?
    Jennifer recently posted … Mani Monday: The French Pedi

  22. Kat says:

    I glanced at the first picture in this post and could’ve sworn you were wearing a NARS shirt haha! Which leads me to wonder, if you had a black t-shirt with the NARS logo on the front, would you wear it?
    Love your blog!

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