Last weekend, before Calgary was rocked by a giant windstorm, the bestie (Kelsie) and I finally had a Saturday where NEITHER of us had plans so of course I jumped on it and planned a girly day, starting with makeovers at the NARS Counter at our local Holt Renfrew and ending in the best way, with time spent at my house catching up on Kame’s drama Youkai Ningen Bem! Needless to say it was a girly, girly day, and she has only become girlier in the time we’ve spent apart. It’d been about 6 weeks since our schedules had last matched up but it was like picking up where we’d left off…
Except now she wears dresses 😀
The NARS Holiday Colour Collection 🙂
The ‘Modern Kabuki’ collection AKA all the gift sets. These were temporarily living on the large white counter in the opening photo – I think Holt Renfrew Calgary is still figuring out if anything will take the place of the old Benefit counter permanently as the displays there are constantly changing. I’m crossing my fingers (but guarding my wallet) for Tom Ford or Burberry, neither of which are yet available in Calgary!
I took this opportunity to stalk my NARS counter 🙂
Base makeup (And Shauna, who I think is the NARS Alberta rep) behind the counter crazy-busy as usual!
Kelsie browsing the permanent colour line – she ended up going with browns and bronzes since she never wears them (on account that she feels she is too fair for them).
I decided to get my makeup done with the Hanamichi palette which I’d previously purchased during the Personal Shopping event but hadn’t been able to bring myself to even swatch (the pattern was too pretty)! I’m relieved to say that the tester DID look really used though and the embossing was mostly intact. I’m really pleased with how the look turned out 🙂
This is actually much softer than I typically get with a makeover but I asked Kearstin, my lovely MUA to show me how I could wear the Hanamichi palette daily. My darker skintone meant that the red shade looks more like a soft pink on me, which is absolutely perfect!
Shauna did a kick-ass job with Kelsie’s makeup, I think she looks very pin-up girl here!!
Kearstin, who was awesome and answered questions I had about NARS skincare line (I’m a huge fan of the hydrating lotion and Aqua Gel Hydrator) and made the whole afternoon feel like a girl’s afternoon in. I never felt pressured at all 🙂
I just love this display.
Thank you again to Holt Renfrew Calgary and to the NARS Team for a wonderful afternoon!