Second week of July, like clockwork, Nabla released their Summer 2017 collection and we all went crazy for it. After all the heat from the winter Goldust collection, this summer release is all mermaids, unicorns and cool tones. In this post I share my thoughts on the collection as well as swatch comparisons of all the bits I purchased. Here’s Nabla Freedomination swatches and review.
Freedomination is a poem you wrote and which you are hearing for the first time
I haven’t been this excited by a makeup collection in a while. The new Nabla Goldust collection has made my heart beat a bit faster since the press release at the end of November. A collection inspired by the Golden Age, or Belle Epoque, those years of art, music and parties just before the First World War. Think of Paris at night, reflections of gold and copper, flowing chiffon dresses and the art of Klimt. Well all of this excites me a lot when combined with new formulations of eyeshadows and a new finish for lipsticks. After stalking this collection on the blogosphere thanks to the work of colleague bloggers (Marta from Caffelatte for Breakfast, Elsa from Like a Candyshop, Stefania from Nude Powder, Chia of La Vie en Cosmetique, just to name a few), I decided to pick up a selection of products that I knew I would get a lot of use from and would give me an idea of the novelties introduced with the Nabla Goldust collection.
After spending some time playing with the products and off the record, I think I can safely report here my opinions and experiences on the Nabla Goldust collection.
Welcome back! Ok, maybe I should welcome myself back to the blog. It is a really busy time, with work, the gym, makeup, calligraphy, personal life all trying to compete in a 24 hour day. Somehow the blog has been suffering for it and I apologize for it. Anyhow, I’m back for another makeup stash post and today we’re talking about the Blossom Blush and Shade and Glow lines the Nabla Cosmetics released this summer. The addition of six blushes, three contour and three highlight powders to their makeup line was a big extension that got everyone very excited. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Nabla Cosmetics makes some of my favorite eyeshadows (review and swatches here). Let’s take a look at these beauties.
After my Makeup Stash posts on my Makeup Geek eyeshadows (here and here), I want to introduce my other favorite makeup brand Nabla Cosmetics. Nabla is an independent Italian brand that is certified cruelty free and makes mostly vegan products, with exception of those containing bee wax. Created by makeup artist Mr. Daniel Makeup, collections are released every year in July and December and new product lines have been added recently of which I’ll talk about in further posts. For now, I want to show you the eyeshadows, which are in my opinion the thing they do best.
Holiday season is my favorite time of the year to dress up and amp up my makeup for parties. This time I want to go with a new very colorful look and the stars here are Cattleya eyeshadow from Nabla Cosmetics and Rebel by MAC. I’ve been wanting to use Cattleya since I bought it this summer, but all my warm red tones always called me more, so I finally decided to make it the center piece and boy isn’t is absolutely stunning!!!
I just came back from holidays and can’t wait to share all the bits and pieces I got in Italy!
First things first, I spent an amazing 2 weeks showing my better half the city I grew up in and all the things that make it special to me and let me tell you, all is even more special when you rediscover your hometown as a tourist! We weren’t blessed with the best of weather all the time but still enjoyed every minute of it! We stayed at my parent’s house and were utterly spoiled by amazing lunch and dinners from my mom. No use in saying I came back with a few kilos too many but after all who wants to be on a diet while on holiday in Italy!? I don’t! So amazing food, beautiful places, lots of love from those who mean the most to me, the perfect holiday!
Of course while I was there I made sure to pick up some beauty related bits that I cannot get in The Netherlands and got to the check in at the airport on the way back terrorized I might have to leave something behind (which didn’t happen hihi)!
I seized the moment and had made an order over at Nabla Cosmetics for some of their new eyeshadows and them delivered at my parents’ to save on shipping costs.