Thursday, December 11, 2014

First Impression: NARS Matte Velvet Lip Pencil

nars 1 nars 2 This weekend I went into Sephora and picked up two of the Nars Matte Velvet Lip Pencils. I had (kind of) decided I was not going to buy any more makeup before I go home. Makeup addict + moving with limited amount of suitcase space, turns out it is not the best combination. But, it's Nars, so somehow I justified it. I have a habit of doing that. Anyway, packing problems later, now on to the fun stuff...

After long consideration (thank you, lovely girl in Sephora for not getting sick of me) I finally decided on Red Square and Mysterious Red. The first one being the first ever I heard of from the series when it first launched, I cannot tell you how many times I have read or seen it on Hello October and craved it. It was love at first sight.

I have worn both, and love them both equally. Red Square is the more orangey-red of them and, for me, more appropriate for day wear (I'm still getting used to a bold lip, and orange somehow seems less scary). But Mysterious Red is beautiful and I got so many compliments when I wore it at a party.

The lasting power is very good. It lasted all night at a party and all day during office hours (food and drink included, no touch ups). I hate being nervous and constantly being worried about smudged lipstick or lipstick on my teeth, but I did not feel the need to think about it with these lip pencils. It is a matte, red lipstick so naturally it is drying, but it's not as drying as some other products. I could easily get through a full day without feeling like my lips are falling apart.

It's a love story.

Monday, December 8, 2014


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Hello there, and welcome to my new blog.

I've never been one for these introductory posts, I find them quite awkward and generic. But anyway. Hi, I'm Victoria. I am 20 years old and I currently live in Washington, DC, but in two weeks I will move home back to a small town in Sweden. I like lipstick, delicate jewelry and tea. I dislike cold, and yes I do realize how ironic that is considering my home country. (While we are on that subject, no we don't have polar bears on the streets). I have an undying passion for makeup and sparkly things and writing - hence the new blog.

My vision of Hello Hearts is for it to be a place where I can share my rambles about makeup to people who will read it and not be bored (high five to all of the makeup addicts out there!), to keep track of and save all of my favorite products in one place and to let it be a creative outlet. Let's see how it goes, shall we?