I’m not the world’s biggest fan of rose scents but I cannot deny that the delicate scent of fresh rose blooms uplifts the spirit and makes me feel girly and happy. Rose water is also popular for use as a face mist, to hydrate skin, set makeup or just refresh yourself when it’s hot.

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I happen to be quite a fan of the Melvita Damask Rose Floral Water of which I’ve already gone through about 2 bottles thus far, from the days when it came in a lovely glass bottle, till it’s current packaging in a plastic bottle. I like how soothing and comfortable it is on my skin and I use it primarily as a post-cleanse facial treat.

But you know what? As lovely as it is, I found it pricey. I recently tried a new brand on a bit of a whim and to my surprise, I like it, and it’s very kind to my wallet. So here we have it – a Save and Splurge post for rose floral waters. I haven’t done one of these for a long time have I? icon biggrin Save & Splurge: Coming up Roses   The Rose Floral Water Facial Mists Edition

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Online shopping is now something most of us are accustomed to and I’m sure every single one of you reading this has, at one point or another, bought something online. But a relatively recent phenomenon I’ve noticed, is the selling of products via Facebook or increasingly, Instagram. I don’t know if it’s just a local phenomenon or if it’s something that’s also happening elsewhere in the world so it’ll be interesting to hear your views.

I realise these 2 platforms have a low cost entry (free) with no need to own a domain or host a website or have an estore template. A lot of the time, from what I observe, you email, leave a comment, or more popularly, send a private message or text by Whatsapp to the seller to purchase the items you are interested in.

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I do notice that a lot of luxury product resellers use this medium of sale, as do sellers of imported cosmetics or people who run “sprees” for hard to get products or cosmetics. I’d watched and observed this for a while and while I note that some very popular Facebook pages or Instagram accounts seem to do a roaring trade, which does boost their credibility, I’d always been hesitant because I’m a bit of a traditionalist.

I prefer shopping from a proper online store and I stick to the big ones unless I’m looking for a very niche item. I basically want someone I can hold accountable if something goes wrong. But I recently dipped my toes into this grey world of Facebook/Instagram shopping and I have to say that it has left me feeling wanting.

I’m curious if any of you do buy things or shop on Facebook pages or through Instagram accounts, or if you are a seller, if you find it to be an effective or successful medium icon smile Your Say: Do you buy things or shop on Facebook or Instagram?

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If you’re a fan of lipsticks and particularly of NARS, or even if you aren’t, you wouldn’t have missed the buzz that has been going around regarding a new and promising lipstick in town. Officially launched last week, during the NARS 20th Anniversary celebrations, Francois Nars has taken his lipsticks and given them a whole new lease of life, injecting into them strong pigment, smooth creaminess and and opacity so seductive, it’s Audacious icon wink After 20 years NARS launches lip colours so bold and pigmented, theyre simply Audacious!

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The NARS Audacious lipsticks come in square cases with a magnetic base, so the cap stays on with a magnetic hold. The body of the lipstick is a smooth, cool, matte metal that is a nice departure from the usual rubbery texture we’ve come to associate with NARS products, but as you can see from the picture, it does and will mark from the oils of your fingers. I tried to clean it as best I could but I thought it was best to show you how you can expect it to look like after a while.

The brand name and logo is spelt out around the lipstick base, picked out in glossy text, and if you have 4 lipsticks, you can spell out the name… except I couldn’t quite get it right, because the N kept repelling itself against the A. You could say therefore, that they are poles apart! LOL! icon biggrin After 20 years NARS launches lip colours so bold and pigmented, theyre simply Audacious!

Now, I’m not the biggest fan of NARS lipsticks, I’ll tell you so right now. I’ve owned a few (Niagara was so dry and drying, Manhunt was ok, as was Gypsy but not memorable) and some disappointed, some were ok but they weren’t particularly products I’d reach out for. Well, the Audacious lipsticks, which have received raving reviews worldwide might change my mind. Or maybe it won’t. Let me show you some swatches and a whole bunch of photos icon smile After 20 years NARS launches lip colours so bold and pigmented, theyre simply Audacious!

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Fans of By Terry Baume de Rose, rejoice! For in the Rose Infernale Fall 2014 collection, By Terry has taken her iconic rose lip balm and infused it with colour, so you get a tint of colour on lips while treating them to the luxurious lip pampering formula that By Terry is known for.

byterry baume rose colour Preview: By Terry Rose Infernale Fall 2014 Makeup Collection

The By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri Couleur (RM199) comes in 6 brand new shades – No. 1 Rosy Babe (light pink), No. 2 Mandrina Pulp (Orange), No. 3 Cherry Bomb (Red), No. 4 Bloom Berry (Berry), No. 5 Fig Fiction (Plum) and No. 6 Toffee Cream (Nude) in addition to the existing transparent Baume de Rose pot. They feature translucent tints of colour, just enough to tint lips, but not so opaque as to be deemed a lipstick. Pretty and definitely luxurious. I suggest using a lip brush for best application. If you use fingers, it’ll get messy.

While these colour pots are permanent, there is however another very pretty item that isn’t – the Terrybly Rose de Rose powder.

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