Saturday, 31 July 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010
|Elf on the left, Prestige on the right|
Thursday, 29 July 2010
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Saturday, 24 July 2010
I had to get a refund from Topshop for £40 anyway, so I justified the lipstick at £21.50 was actually free - well, that’s my warped logic anyway! £21.50 is a lot to pay for a lipstick, even if it’s free and with Boots points, so I was expecting a lot. I was very pleased with my shopping experience from Chanel in Boots, Cribbs Causeway. The sales assistant wrapped up my lipstick in tissue paper, popped it in bag with the iconic Chanel logo, included a badge and a free sample of their new mascara, and tied it up with ribbon - very chic.
The black and gold packaging is solid and high-quality, whilst screaming style, with the interlinked ‘Cs’ on the lid.
In terms of the colour, I love it! It’s a dark pink on me, which I think suits my skin tone and enhances the natural colour of my lips. I’ve also found it’s a long lasting lipstick which is quite staining on the lips – I put it on as soon as I got in, without blotting or any primers and it lasted well throughout the evening, even after eating. Saying that, I just want to put it on all the time, as I feel so classy to be applying my Chanel!
My lips aren’t in great condition and lipstick is often very drying. I’ve found Mac lipsticks are particularly drying on my lips (despite loving them)! The Rouge Coco is certainly kinder to my lips than Mac, but it does still dry them out eventually, despite its claim to be a “hydrating crème lip colour”. Today I’ve applied it on top of lip balm and it’s definitely less drying, although I certainly wouldn’t describe it as more hydrating.
There are about 30 shades available grouped into pink, brown, beige and red tones. The sales assistant told me (in an excited whisper, like it was a massive secret), that they are planning to release some more colours in the autumn, so there will be even more colours to chose from.
So, I’ve finally lost my Chanel virginity, and so far I love Chanel!
Friday, 23 July 2010
Welcome people to the first post of my new blog - thanks for stopping by!
First, a little about me: I’m in my early 30s and live in Bristol with my family – that’s my boyfriend and our two babies (that’s our cats for normal people).
I spent the whole of my 20s stuck in a beauty rut, with just the odd splurge on a random bit of make-up outside of my ‘normal’ make-up purchases. Every single lipstick I owned had come in a free No. 7 gift when I bought my foundation. I had just one eyeliner pencil, bought from Rimmel, I suspect in the 1990s (and there’s still loads left)! I was using a rubbish 17 concealer which didn’t even work – for over 10 years. Don’t get me wrong, I liked to look nice. But I was totally unadventurous with make-up, I’ve had almost the same hair-cut for years and other than a French manicure, hadn’t worn any coloured nail varnish for a decade.
Now, I remember when I first left home, I splurged quite a bit on beauty and cosmetics and would regularly buy different make-up colours and products (although not premium). I’m not sure what happened, where my love of make-up went, but it went somewhere! I didn’t earn a lot of money in my 20s, coupled with going back to uni as a mature student, and a loathing of debt, killed any make-up urges.
The first piece of proper make-up (aside from Tinkerbell) I ever owned was a brown Dior eyeshadow given to me by a friend of my Mother’s when I was about 8. This was the only premium make-up I ever owned until my sister gave me some unwanted Clinique freebees for my 30th birthday. Somewhere, I’ve still got the little brush that came with it! When I was a child, we were always playing make-up, and I remember a face palette from Boots I got for Christmas when I was 10 – one of my favourite ever presents!
Anyway, earlier this year, I went to a fancy dress party and decided to attempt a complicated hair style for the event. I decided to look on YouTube for some tips...and I’ve not looked back! I discovered the world of beauty gurus and blogs, and I’ve become well and truly addicted to make-up and beauty again! I realised that I can afford to splash out on Chanel, to treat myself to MAC and that I should try different colours and styles, foundations and concealers.
So I thought I would document my deepening spiral into beauty in this new blog. Apologies for rambling on, hopefully you won’t be too bored and will come back to read some of my future posts on all things beauty!