All posts tagged: chanel

Tom Ford Soleil Collection

I vividly remember my first ever experience with Tom Ford… I was around sixteen, and wanted to treat myself to a lipstick. I was a newb in makeup and had recently invested in a blush, tinted moisturiser, perfume, brushes and an eyeshadow quad, all from Chanel. My makeup bag was pretty small but definitely my pride and joy – even at that point. I was in Manchester one Thursday afternoon, and I found myself truly in awe of the Tom Ford counter… Champagne on ice. Hours later I emerged from Selfridges, feeling somewhat transformed. That was the first time my eyebrows had been drawn on, we went for Violet Fatale lipstick, stick foundation and masses of metallic cream eyeshadow. That was also the day I was introduced to the entire concept of ‘contouring.’ I had never felt so glamorous and naturally, I left with more than just a lipstick… Over four years later, I still shop at that very counter and I will only be assisted by that very wonderful makeup artist. #Loyalty When I got …

My Santorini Makeup Look

I was discussing with my friend the other day about outfit and makeup planning… Something I like to do before I drift off into a deep beauty sleep – why is it called that? I usually wake up with a new spot right in the centre of my forehead and an unsightly kink in my hair… When an occasion pops up, be it a London trip, a family dinner or a summer getaway, my makeup look must be premeditated. Since my collection is forever growing, I like to shop my stash and make use of products or add new ones, when I can and so… I have my Santorini makeup look with hues of turquoise and coral! First up, we have my Chanel Les Beige Tinted Moisturiser. I use the shade 010 however I think I will be picking up 020 when I am tanned. I bought this a few months ago and I have used it everyday since – My ten foundations are feeling neglected, I’m sure! – I adore this product, it has …

A Year of EKD

As I sit in the drawing-room, instagramming and waiting for my headache to subside before returning to my creative writing assignment, I cant help but wonder if ‘May’ hates me. By May, I mean the month… Every year, from lets say the middle of April to the end of June, life always seems to go tits up! I am irrationally blaming May, and sticking to it. Perhaps, it’s because a few years ago during my fitness rampage, I posted a picture on instagram saying ‘MAY IS MY BITCH,’ all for fitness and training purposes, obviously. I regret it now, since my disrespect to said month seems to be coming back to slap me in the face, every. damn. year. I appreciate that I haven’t blogged in months, and my contribution to EKD has been inconsistent at best, however I am in my third year of university and it has been the biggest struggle, more in terms of time-consuming than anything and when I’m not working on essays or reading children’s books for my Lit module, …

I Need You, Arthur

I am no stranger to Chanel lipsticks. I do believe Mademoiselle, 05 Rouge Coco was my first ever high-end lipstick, and one that is still a staple in my collection. I adore Chanel for beauty, a reliable and firm favourite, my go-to when I need to add glamour into my afternoon! Last week I picked up Arthur, 440, the first release from the new Rouge Coco collection, launching on March 15th. I am in love. I have never come across such a pigmented, long-lasting and hydrating lipstick, EVER. This is by far my new obsession, I love it! Arthur is an orangey red shade, perfect for Spring/Summer. I pair it with another new launch from the Chanel Spring collection, Capucine, 92 lip liner. I find using a good lip liner with a bold colour will stop it from bleeding and make it even more long-lasting. I’ve had so many compliments when I’ve been wearing Arthur, which has been non-stop this past week! I like to pair it with Tom Ford Cream colour in Platinum on …

What I Got For Christmas 2014

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and got everything you were hoping for. I always love seeing what others got for Christmas and so I thought I would do a post myself, showing you my highlights!  I was inundated with incredible treats this year, many of which have been on my wishlist for months! Firstly I got a few books. One I’d been thinking of getting for a while now was Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. I’m not a massive fan of ‘rule books’ when it comes to make up however I’ve heard such wonderful things about this and so I was pleased to find it under the tree. I then opened some wonders from Laura Mercier. The Ambre Vanillé Honey Bath, Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Cream, Creme Brûlée Soufflé Body Cream and the Fan Powder makeup brush. I have been using the body soufflés day and night since I got them and I think they’re an amazing moisturizer. Not too thick at all and they sink into the skin beautifully …

November Favourites

I have discovered so many amazing products this month and I’ve been reaching for some much loved old favourites as well! The Christmas Chanel palette is my new obsession, I adore dark smokey eyes and this fits that brief perfectly, with a shimmery twist. With 5 new shades, this is my favourite Chanel palette, all the shadows are pigmented, creamy and blend like a dream. This is also limited edition, which adds to the luxurious element. To blend all this eyeshadow this month I have been finding myself reaching for my Mac 217 constantly. Everyone needs this brush, it is simply the best. On my nails this month I have been wearing this Maybelline Gel Nail Polish in Rose Poudrè.  I find it lasts a good 7 days before any small chips appear. It is also a great subtle colour for work and matches everything, despite not being a very wintery varnish. I am always looking for a pink nude shade! The Tom Ford Lips & Boys collection has been taking the beauty industry by …

Chanel Christmas Collection 2014

The minute November clocks, so does the countdown for the limited edition Chanel Christmas collection. Every year I eagerly scout my favourite counters and quiz them on what is to come. This year was no exception. I glided through John Lewis ready for a preview of the glittery anticipated promise and I was not disappointed. This year, I feel Chanel have stepped up their game. I love everything! From reds to gold to platinum, Chanel have it all this holiday season. I quickly picked the two I knew I simply could not live without and I am tempted to buy back-ups! The first product I reached for was the new red nail varnish in Phenix 687. A berry red, more than perfect for Christmas. I was all ready to grab Vamp but after my eyes viewed the rouge, I knew Phenix was the one and one perfect to add to my ever growing collection. Chanel Le Vernis are my favourite, they last really well on my nails without chipping, they’re glossy and pigmented with two coats …