Guess what? I never saw a winery, and our fine dining consisted of room service burgers. I spent the whole time in Yarra Valley at the little aerodrome looking at planes and eating squashed muesli bars I found in the bottom of my handbag. The closest I got to wine was the post-flight beers while they talked macho crap and I died of embarrassment because after the 9 hour flight I was exhausted and looked like I'd been dragged backwards through a hedge.
Ok to be honest I actually had the time of my life ( I love burgers, beer and planes, and I'm not big on wine), but don't tell my fiancé that, because by the time we hit Melbourne on Sunday afternoon I told him he OWED ME! So I made a beeline for Myer and Mecca Cosmetica, determined to buy myself a present!
There's no place like home :)
Behold my new baby, the NARS "Ride Up to the Moon" palette.
From top left, running left to right:
Argentina: Metallic creamy gold (limited edition)
Isolde Duo (left side): shimmery ginger
Night Porter: blackened green shimmer
Biarritz: Matte creamy beige
Fez: Shimmering cocoa
Cordura Duo (right side): shimmery dark chocolate
All of these shadows are stunning to work with. The quality is amazing, soft without being fragile or crumbly, pigmented, smooth, silky and long lasting. The first night I got them I had a play and did a different look on each eye:
Right eye (above): I used Argentina from the top row, Biarritz and Fez from the bottom row.
Left eye (above): for this look I used Argentina on the inner corners and smoked out the rest with Night Porter, adding a little Cordura (darkest brown) just above the crease.
I am completely smitten with this little palette. The size makes it great for travel and the shades are versatile for day to night. The black rubbery packaging feels so awesome - yes it's bound to get smudged and grubby over time but I don't care!
The NARS Ride Up to the Moon palette retails for $65 and is available from Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima.
Are you tempted?