Friday, February 22, 2013

My First Chanel Blush: Rose Petale

With my first pay check EVER, I purchased myself a Chanel Blush...well, actually my mom paid for $20 of it, but I paid for the rest.  (Her $20 was kind of a "good job" gift for getting 100% on each of my college midterms.)  Anyway, I knew I wanted to try a Chanel Blush, and I finally wouldn't feel so guilty about coughing out  a ridiculous $43 for a single blush, so I hopped in my car and drove myself to the Valley River Center.  I had my eyebrows threaded while I was there, too.  I have to say, I wasn't a huge fan.  It was painful.  That's the only thing I've ever done to my eyebrows. Ever.  No waxing. No tweezing.  Nothing.

I have to say, for being the most "tame" or "every day" blush at the counter, this still packs quite a bit of punch.  I removed the flimsy little brush from the container so it wouldn't fall out all of the time.  Just a warning...this blush has a very heavy rose scent so if perfumes bother you or those that you frequently come into contact with, I'd stray away.

Some close-ish dupes that you may have (close enough to save you $43 for something else, anyway!) are:

  • NARS "Deep Throat"
  • MAC "Dainty" mineralized blush
  • Benefit "Bella Bamba"

As much as I like this blush, I detest the packaging.  I imagined that for $43 that it wouldn't be so cheap and plasticy.  I think that this product would be very prone to shattering if it were to ever be dropped, so cherish it and be careful!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Stunning and Simple eye look!


I just wanted to share a quick update of a discovery I made this morning.  I paired MAC's Paint Pot in "Rubenesque" with their eyeshadow in "Shale."  I can't describe just how beautiful this combination is.  If you have these two products, PLEASE try it out.  I am going to do this so often from here on out.