Now, the sensible part of me (I can tell this apart as, in my head, it sounds exactly like my mother) thought," Put it away in the bank... save it for a rainy day... don't spend it as soon as you've got it..."
Then, the beauty buff part of me saw the NARS And God Created the Woman set... so long savings.
I've wanted a selection of neutral matte and shimmery eyeshadows for quite a while now, and was recommended the Urban Decay Naked palette. Whilst I liked the look of it, I could see myself falling into the trap of using a select few of the shadows on offer rather than the whole shebang.
As soon as I saw the aforementioned (and, might I add, limited edition) NARS palette, I knew it was exactly the sort of thing I wanted - but, just my luck, the day I went to buy it, it was sold out... which, naturally, only made me want it more!
I waited patiently until it finally came back in stock, and got my hands on it earlier this week:
The shadows left to right, starting from the top (complete with NARS colour description) are : Allahambra ("golden champagne"), Bellisima ("matte grey brown"), Kalahari ("sugared cocoa"), Galapagos ("bitter chocolate infused with shimmer"), Coconut Grove ("deep brown infused with reflections") and Night Clubbing ("black with pearls").
I'm not normally crazy for the NARS limited edition palettes, as I've previously found the selection of colours to be a little disappointing, but I can safely say I'll be using every single one of these shadows. They've been carefully picked, so there's a few neutral shades that can be worn together for a day-time look, with the addition of a few slightly dramatic shades (particularly when built up and blended) for night-time.
It set me back £40.50, which sounds like a lot, but when you consider how much each of these shadows costs as a single (around the £20.00 mark), and the fact the set also comes with a mini NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (the full-size costs £19.00) and a NARS Eye Shader Brush (£40.00), it's a pretty sweet deal.
And, cherry on the cake here, I like to think I didn't really pay for it - that cheque from HM Revenue & Customs covered it nicely (why thank you, kind sir).
Do you need it? Well, if you already own a Naked palette, then I'd say you probably don't, as I'm sure there are pretty similar shadows within the Urban Decay selection.
Do you still want it? Oh, I betcha do.
The NARS And God Created the Woman Palette is available exclusively in-store and online at Space NK.