November 2015 - Mommy Life Up North

NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Isolde

Hi loves, today I have a very exciting post on the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Isolde. I have never tried any NARS eyeshadows before, I remembered watching one of Zoella's video's and she had mentioned this duo. I believe she talked about it in her fall makeup look, and I literally fell in love with it. The colors just scream fall and winter. I was always skeptical when it came to NARS eyeshadows mainly because they are pretty pricey. 

The NARS duo eyeshadows retail for $35.00 each and it comes with .14oz of product. Isolde comes with a frosted ginger shade and a shimmering copper shade. I had high hopes for the shadows, and they did not disappoint me one bit. The shades were both very pigmented and had a very nice smooth texture. I liked taking the lighter shade on the inner half of my lid, and the dark shade on outer half of my life, and they look is just beautiful and perfect for the holidays. 

This duo will for sure be in my upcoming favorites video for November because it is all I have been wearing recently. I will be purchasing more duo's by NARS in the future! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite NARS duo is! I would love to check it out!

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Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind Set Review & Swatches

Hi everyone, today I have a very VERY exciting post on the Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind Set which is part of the holiday collection which can be found at . If you follow me on Instagram, you would know I have a slight obsession for Bite Beauty products. They have some of the best lipsticks I have ever tried, and of course I had to get this holiday set. I purchased the one last year, which included 4 of the Bite Beauty high pigment pencils, but this set is all matte. 

With this set it comes with 4 mini matte creme lip crayons. Each lip crayon comes with .031oz and this set retails for $25.00. Not only does it comes with the 4 mini's but it also comes in a cute cash as well which you can store the products in, or just keep the tin to store other items. I still have the one from last year as well. 

The shades that are in this set include:

  • Cafe which is a peachy brown nude
  • Torte which is a brown toned rose
  • Coulis which is a raspberry red
  • Aubergine which is a pretty eggplant color
I love all of the shades in this set. I think they are all perfect for the holidays and the lighter shades are perfect for a everyday wear. This is my first time trying the matte creme lip crayons from Bite Beauty, so I wasn't sure what to expect when it came to the formula. I found that even tho these are matte, they are extremely moisturizing and look really natural on the lips. They are not drying at all. I also loved that this have more of a tip to them, so it makes it really easy when applying them to the lips and making sure not to go over your lip line.

I will for sure be purchasing some full is matte creme lip crayons in the future. I loved the formula, and if you are looking for a great holiday set to give, or to even purchase for your self, I highly recommend this set. 

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Tarte At First Blush Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set

Hey everyone, I thought I would go a head and start reviewing some of the holiday sets I got this year. I didn't pick up too many but the ones that I did pick up, I am in love with. Last year I picked up the Tarte blush set from Ulta, and when I found out they were doing another set this year, I of course had to get it. This is the Tarte At First Blush Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set and retails for $35.00 and can be bought at

This set comes with 4 different blushes. The blushes are slightly smaller than the full size blushes. It comes with .05 oz of product. Which I think is perfect because I have never used up a full blush before. The shades that are included in this set are:

  • Ecstatic which is a matte nude melon
  • Epic which is a matte poppy pink
  • Embellish which is a shimmery plum rose
  • Entertain which is a shimmery rosy pink 
All of the blushes applied very nicely. The only one that I had a problem with was Entertain which was a little stiff to apply. All of the other shades had a very buttery formula and had great pigmentation. I did notice a little fall out so I would just use a light hand with these. 

I am just really impressed with this set. I love all of the colors and I find them to be very wearable and great everyday shades. I think if you were looking to expand your makeup collection, I would highly recommend this set. Also you cannot beat it for the price!