Helloo!! I hope that your weekend was awesome and that your week is off to an awesome start as well :) My weekend visit to Thousand Islands in Alexandria Bay was super relaxing and fun. Here’s a quick recap :
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There are apparently  actually 1896 islands in Thousand Islands ! The tour around the islands and the visit to Boldt Castle was really fun. It was all so breathtakingly beautiful. Except for this one creepy doll that I found in Boldt Castle!! Seriously…how could a child have ever found this doll to be calming!! Reminded me of the Bride of Chucky..:

 

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BTW how does anyone keep up with the posts that come in via BlogLovin! Away for one weekend and I’ve missed a gagillion posts..I’ll practically have to say goodbye to the ones that I’ll miss when I’m out for 3 weeks next week lol!! Anywho to continue my post about my haul , this is what I got for part 2:

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I got some samples ( shown below – the little pot has  some cream from iQ) and a mini Givenchy lipstick in 202 Rose Dressing (in exchange for 100 points).

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I couldn’t wait to use the Givenchy lipstick and love that it wore really well for just a  lipstick, but when it wore off my lips felt a bit dry .  Boo:(  Very pretty colour tho ( pic below)!

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I’ll be reviewing the other products separately but  I thought I can detail my thoughts on the YSL Kiss& Blush here.

I exchanged my Kiss& Blush in 12 Mocha Garconne for #10 Nude Insolent because although#12 started off pretty:

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It quickly faded even further to an unnatural shade of “dead” on my lips in an hour or so!

The Kiss& Blush stains look so pretty in the bottle:

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Although it looks super dark in the tube, the YSL K&B #10 Nude Insolent looks like a medium pink-brown on me ( excuse the sleepy face).

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It feels super smooth going on ( on both lips and cheeks)  and there is no tugging or cracking whatsoever. I patted it on ever so lightly on my cheeks but the colour can definitely be built up.  I love how natural it looks and how light it feels! However, it might just be this specific shade  or how my skin reacted to it, but the staying power was  quite disappointing for a 45$ product – it barely lasted about 3 hours or so on me (this is after I set it with  my favourite  NARS setting powder) and like #12, this also became a much lighter shade within an hour or so of putting it on :(

Verdict on YSL Kiss&Blush #10 Nude Isolent

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I don’t consider it a DEElight or a must-have at this time:( It’s a really nice product, but nothing exceptional for the price. While they look gorgeous on so many folks ( in recent times I remember Julie & Carolyn when I think of these), personally I find my NARS multiple  in Cadaques and TheBalm  stainiac in Prom Queen  to be much better multi-purpose products in terms of wear.  I like it enough to not want to return it but won’t be buying any more of these.  Their Rouge Pur Couture Gloss Stains however….are another story ( for another day;) )
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