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Chanel - Holiday 2009 - Cage Doree

November 11, 2009

Inspired by Coco Chanel's fascination with exotic birds.

Exclusive Creation: Les Tissages Shimmering Tweed Highlighter ($60)
-Lames de Chanel- Woven shades of gold, bronze and copper.

Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow ($56)
-Bird Of Paradise: Aqua, yellow, green-gold and copper.

La Ligne de Chanel Professional Eyeliner Duo ($45)
-Celadon-Lame- Rich green black

<p>Aqualumiere Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15 ($28.50)
-Galapagos- Lustrous Coral
-Tasmania- Exquisite pink
-Grenada- Soft subdued fuchsia
-Malvides- Warm peach

Aqualumiere Gloss High Shine Concentrate
-Colibri- Shimmering pearl
-Hirondelle- Vibrant pink
-Canari- Bright citrusy coral

Le Vernis Nail Colour
-Trapeze- Radiant silver-beige
-Mica Rose- Tender pink
-Orange Fizz- Vivid coral

Chanel - Celestial Lights - Spring 2009

June 09, 2009

Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes ($27)
* Nebula - Parma pink sparkling with blue, white and violet pearlizers
* Venus - Vivid pink with gold and pink mica
* Silex - Coral busrting with coppery and rosy reflectors
* Météore - Rosy copper
* Cosmos - Red-brown sprinkled with gold
* Mica - Tender, sweet and opalescent pink
* Mirage - Starry dark violet
* Jupiter - Red boosted with matching pearlizers

Le Vernis ($23)
* Cosmic Violine - Plum to match the lips
* Mica Rose - Tender pink

<p>I generally tend to steer away from Chanel, just because of the $$! But I will admit that the Glossimers and the Eyeshadow Quads draw me in. Do you like Chanel? What are your favorite products?

New Collection: Les Noirs De Chanel

February 12, 2009
Lips and Nails make a seductive statement with a collection of trend defining shades inspired by Mademoiselle Chanel's love of the colour black.

This limited edition collection includes (left to right):

Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($23)
-Rouge Noir

<p>Vendetta looks amazing!

New Collection: Chanel Holiday 2008

October 27, 2008

Chanel Holiday 2008
<div style="text-align: left;"> <blockquote>"A new romantic beauty reveals itself this holiday season amidst a wealth of gently shimmering shades. Eyes are positively heart-melting, accented with soft, warm tones of chocolate brown and beige, while lips glisten with a dark glimmering richness. Keeping it all in balance: a subtle, natural, candlelit glow on cheeks. The effect is nothing less than enchanting."

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(Photo: Temptalia.com)
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow ($56)
-Beiges de Chanel: Cream, Taupe, Gold and Brown (limited edition)
Ombre D’Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow ($32)
-Riviera: Pale Gold (limited edition)
Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer ($27.50)
-Noir Scintillant: Soft Black with Gold Shimmer (limited edition)
La Ligne De Chanel Professional Eyeliner Duo ($45)
-Brun-Lamé: Dark Brown and Soft Brown Sparkle (limited edition)

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer ($28)
-Rouge: True Red
Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour Lipstick ($30)
-Nude: Pale Nude
-Exaltation: Coral Red (limited edition)
Aqualumiere Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15 ($26)
-Cancun: Soft Beige
Creme Gloss Lumiere Brush-On Creme Lip Colour ($32)
-Praline Rose: Pink Bronze (limited edition)
-Canelé: Warm Bronze
Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($26)
-Red Shine: Red with Shimmer
-Gold Shine: Pink-Gold with Shimmer (limited edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($20)
-Perle Rosée: Warm Beige-Pink (limited edition)
-Haute Chocolat: Chic Chocolate Gold (limited edition)

Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen ($38)
-Beige Rosé: Highlighter with Pink Undertone
Gold Highlighting Powder (limited edition, $75)

I saw the Beiges de Chanel E/S Quad and had to have it. It was my very first Chanel Quad, and it didn't disappoint. I was worried that the white shade would appear too chalky on my medium skin, but it didn't. All the shadows are soft and creamy and blend like a dream. My favorites however are the other 3. The pale gold shade looks lovely as a base. I use the medium brown/gold shade in my crease area and then use the dark brown shade as a liner color. It's a great quad to have because the colors are so versatile and classic. You really can't go wrong here. Though I used a gift card to buy this, I still think it was $ well spent. It's a luxury, but I love "basic" luxury items. This is something I'll use (almost) everyday. Perfect for work.

<p>Face Candy Grade: A

Chanel Fall 2007

September 24, 2007

This (right) is the new Chanel Palette and... frankly, I really want to drop $85 on it right now. But no, I need to be good. It contains 4 eye shadows, 1 blush, 2 lipsticks and 2 glosses.

<p>The other new Chanel Palette is called Les 4 Camelias de Chanel. It's way too pretty to ever use in my opinion. Gorgeous to look at... Would you buy either of these?

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