Nabla Goldust collection review and swatches

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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.

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Nabla Goldust Collection look 3 – Klimt gold

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We are talking Nabla Cosmetics Goldust collection again on this blog (see look 1 and look 2). This third look using the new holiday collection was a bit less spontaneous and more out of my comfort zone. The focus of the look is meant to be the gorgeous Nabla Dazzleliner Klimt, the only limited edition piece of the Goldust collection. This is such a unique gold liner with a very strong red undertone like I have never seen before. I understand when a lot of people tell me they don’t know whether they would ever use it, but to me it inspires richness and lines like nothing else. Can you tell I’m in love with this collection?

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Nabla Goldust collection look 1 – Ludwig

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The new Nabla Cosmetics Goldust collection took the (Italian) makeup scene by surprise and boy as is a wonderful surprise! I have been drooling all over it since the press release (here). I purchased a part of the collection and will be reviewing and showing you swatches of all i got, but not here. To properly understand the products, I am testing them and want to share with you some looks I have created with the collection. You can take them as inspiration, or just to see how the products perform on the face. So let’s get into this Nabla Goldust colletction look 1 centered around the eyeshadow Ludwig.

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September Beauty Favorites 2016

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October is here, which means my birthday is close and it is time for my September Beauty Favorites. This month has been quite an intense one with the move overseas and finding an apartment and some sort of normality out here. Nevertheless new experiences, friendships and beauty discoveries were made, so let’s take a look at the makeup I have been loving this month.

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Makeup Stash: Nabla Blossom Blush and Shade & Glow swatches and review

 

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.

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June 2016 Most Played and Favorites

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Happy July everyone!
We’re officially into summer, even though we haven’t really noticed it here. Anyway, it is time for June monthly favorites and Most Played products. This month I have been discovering color analysis thanks to the lovely ladies at Rossetto e Merletto. I have been analyzed as Deep Autumn and have put an effort to try makeup looks that fit my season’s colors and I even purchased a few bits that have quickly become obsessions. To see some of the looks, I post my makeup of the day on Facebook and Instagram almost every day.
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Makeup Stash: Nabla Cosmetics eyeshadow collection review and swatches

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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.

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Italian Beauty Christmas Wishlist and Gift Guide 2015 Part 1: Makeup

You always yearn for what you cannot have. 
Getting to know the italian beauty blogger community better thanks to Fran of Being Cute is not a Crime brought new wishes from brands that are only available in Italy (or have ridiculous shipping costs to NL). Luckily for me, I travel to Italy to visit my family at least once a year, and that time has now come thanks to the Christmas holidays! I wrote this whole blog post just before Black Friday and the launch of new collections right after that, so a few of these bits are already on their way to me or already arrived..oops! 

Starting from one of my favorite makeup brands, my Nabla Cosmetics wishlist is always open and includes new launches and a few older products. Let’s start from the elefant in the room, the new Artika collection. I want it all, i want it all, I want it all, and I want it now! I placed an order for a few bits of it and can’t wait to play! The newly released cream shadows have received raving reviews from multiple sources, and of the six available colors, the yellow-base nude Underpainting and the cranberry red Supreme have caught my eye. From their eyeshadow refills I would like to grow my collection (we’re at 21 now) with Liliac Wonder and Extravirgin. Finally I’d like to try their Diva Crime lipsticks in the shades Balkis (a hazelnut color) and Domina (the most gorgeous dark red ever!).
Other makeup desires are from different brands. I have been into duochrome shadows of late (you can see my first attempt here), and the Neve Cosmetics Duochrome Palette called me incessantly. The shadows in the palette are gorgeous (courtesy of Fede Makeup & Beauty on Youtube) and the palette is decently priced for 10 huge pans. Neve Cosmetics is also knows for their incredible mineral makeup and the new ArtCircus collection features a gorgeous golden shimmer called Ticket that I’d really love to try. Great news is that in occasion of the release of their new brushes, Neve is having a 15% off sale valid until 22/12/15 and I have picked up these little bits with affordable shipping to The Netherlands as well. The next makeup wish is 100% enabled by the glorious reviews of many italian bloggers (here, here, here, and here). I am talking about the PuroBio Cipria Indissolubile, a mattifying powder that seems to resist even the hottest Italian summers. 
Finally for makeup, I am definitely going to step into the Wycon Cosmetics shop in my hometown to check out their Longlasting Liquid Lipsticks which I have heard such great things about (here and here). The swatches by Sabina of 10 ways to wear makeup are absolutely stunning and make me want them all. I have already placed a small order for Mandorla, Mattone and Sangria since they were extremely popular when released and they ended up being sold out in just a few days. I can’t wait to pick them up at my parent’s house!
So here are my makeup wishes for my visit to Italy over the holidays. I will see whether I’ll actually pick up all of these goodies, but a few for sure!
Do you see anything you like?
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PS. Part 2 on my skincare wishlist is coming next week! Keep an eye for some natural skincare product recommendations!

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