March 21, 2011

Chanel Wishlist

If you had asked me whether I'd venture into Chanel cosmetics range a year ago, I'd give you a blank look. Simply because I hadn't thought much of it and although I have always been exposed to the brand ever since I was young from my mum's collection, I myself have not truly been able to appreciate its exclusiveness, its elegance, its class, and how it speaks for itself. And now I have. Chanel has called me. Funny how you see and perceive things rather differently as you grow older. I'm starting to rummage through my mum's wardrobe and bags collection to find things to wear. How about that for style? Vintage? I am currently loving this Aigner bag my mum owns even before I was born, perhaps! Oh, I'm growing up! Hahaha...

My point is - the other day I was showing her some products that I hinted as birthday presents. She laughed and said to me, "Oohh my baby daughter who used to want little toys now want lipsticks... Chanel somemore... hahaha". I blushed, realizing that I now look at lipsticks as something I'd wear... not something I'd pass on because I always thought it's what my mum would wear, not me. Oh how wrong am I now? And trust me, my mum has a fair share amount of her high end lipsticks ranging from Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain, Yves Saint Laurent etc.

Anyway, so long of an intro that was... quite a ramble... I thought I'd share my current Chanel wishlist...

1) Chanel Coco Rouge Shine in Boy

(Photos - above, credit to chanel website; below, credit to temptalia)

The name "Boy" has an enchanting effect on me somehow. I like its name and I like the story behind it. Boy is the nickname of Arthur Capel, who was the love of Coco Chanel's life. He was the inspiration, the support, her partner and her guardian angel. Isn't it just fitting for such a universally flattering shade? I thought it would not work on me, but when I tested it on my lips in store the other day - I fell in love. This lipstick made all my other lipstick look bad. Not that they are, but it made me feel that way. Ridiculous, I know. I meant I almost fell off my chair and I could not help but stare at my lips. Those kinds of lips you want to kiss. Hah! The texture is smooth, its pigmentation may be sheer initially but you can build it up and the result is a smooth, healthy looking, 3d lips. It brightens my face too. Ooh la la... kiss kiss** Okay, enough of that. On to the next product...

Edit: (21 March 2011 end of day) I am now also considering the shade Fetiche #52 - gosh it leaves a nice color on my lips. Underrated, understated but oh so Chanel =)

Damage: AUD$50

2) Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

(Photos: above, credit to chanel website; below, credit to temptalia)

Well, what more can I say about this pretty baby. I don't have any of these kinds of colors and I don't have a Chanel eyeshadow palette. I thought this was quite worth it to own one. Definitely the kinds of colors I would use - all of them... housed in such classic packaging that in years to come I can look at it and still be in awe.

Damage: AUD$100

So there we have it.
I'm becoming more specific I suppose... and I doubt this affection and adoration towards Chanel would stop here. And I have to be honest, I am totally digging the grey x 3d anthracite green black x pearl finish Chanel has come up with the Spring 2011 collection. The quad is super duper pretty too but the price is about the same as the palette of 5 (the quad costs AUD$99).

So we'll see... I'll surely let you know once I get my hands on these babies. Have to weigh up my priorities on which items to get first that sort of things... hahaha... us and cosmetics - it's a passion, a fire that still burns.

Oh actually, I'm also interested in Laura Mercier - and been more interested in their products lately, so maybe... we'll see... I heard their eyeshadows are delicious (not that you can eat them), and their mosaic bloc (gorgeous range of shades - can be used as highlighters or eyeshadows or on your cheeks)... many yummy goodies.

It has stopped raining here, after a weekend of full rain. I heard it's been raining over in Malaysia and Singapore too, in US as well! Gosh, wow, it's raining all over the world?

x to the o to the x to o,

(pronounced: chun da na / chan da na)

- origin: Sanskrit
- meaning: Sandalwood Tree


♥PopBlush♥ said...

OOOhhh nice~ I saw their eyeshadow palette and wanted it! Gotta save for it haha

sugar sugar said...

that lipstick looks soooo nice! :) i want their blush and foundation! :3

coffretgorge said...

OMG Dana, i have 4 shades of rouge coco shines on my wishlist and i cant wait til they get here in the philippines! :) i hope we get Boy! :)

the e/s quint is super pretty, but waaay expensive in here! i hope u get your wishlist items soon! :)

pinkribbons said...

Love the rouge coco shines, I can take all of them home. I also have my eye on the quint palette, still deciding whether I want to fork out $100 for it though.

.blushfully. said...

@PopBlush: hehehe yeah it's already sold out in the Brisbane City store, but still available at the suburbs store =)

@sugar: the blush has a lovely texture! and gosh the foundation - i want to try that too hahaha.

@coffretgorge: oh! which 4 are in your wishlist? I'm actually surprised they hit Australia pretty fast this time.

@pinkribbons: hahaha they feel so nice on the lips but some of the colors just won't show up on my lips, i'd say. 'cause my lips are already quite pigmented hehehe. are you eyeing any?

.blushfully. said...

@pinkribbons: i meant to say, are you eyeing anymore? lol! since you have got a few now, right =D lucky girl!! hehehe

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I really like your post - it's so thought out and well written :) I think your mom is so cute to say that about you... once wanting toys and now lipsticks :) It seems she is a nice makeup and hangbag inspiration :D I used to never care for lipsticks and designers like Chanel. I don't obsess over it but I appreciate their exclusiveness too :p It's an age thing I guess?! LOL

Angela said...

That palette is to die for!

cryskay said...

i love chanel's cosmetics! i have yet to try their lipstick but thats next on my list. that palette is gorgeous. xx

.blushfully. said...

@RainyD&L: hehehe I can't help but think it's an age thing. I can appreciate a lot more things now that I'm older.

@Angela: Yeah! they're amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog =)

@cryskay: hahaha I don't have their products YET! hehehe these coco rouge shine is definitely something to look into ;)

♥ Pixie D ♥ said...

Chanel Coco Rouge ♥ But the price here is so expensive =( probably will get it if i go back to hk for holiday =D