How I came to own this travel brush set is amusing, as I actually bought it on my return journey after I spent a month abroad. I did not get to enjoy the Les Mini de Chanel Travel Brush Set while travelling, but as soon as I saw it on that airport shop I knew that it was a pretty nice set to add to my collection and that it would be really useful in the future.
The first thing that I noticed was that some of the brushes had shapes that one does not see that often in travel sets and that they would nicely complement my Laura Mercier Travel set. I also noticed that these brushes are really small, even for travel brushes, and that they have really soft bristles.
The set has five brushes, of which two are face brushes and three are eye brushes. It came in a a round mesh black toiletries bag which also contained a round mirror (both not pictured here).
I really loved the theme of the Chanel Holiday 2015 Rouge Noir collection: sparkly, gold and vampy. It was a slight twist on the usual red and gold theme that comes back every Christmas, and I couldn’t be more happy to have been able to browse it.
I was so tempted that I bought a few items, which are pictured above: the three nail polishes and the pencil liner. I was also very tempted by the cream eyeshadow and the lipsticks, but in the end I tried to be a good girl and not pillage the shop like a viking looking for bounty!
Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Or Saffron is quite a mouthfull for what is basically a gold eye liner.
When it was announced that MAC would be getting onto the liquid lipstick trend that has been going strong now for a while, I was really excited. The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours promised to be some fun products to play with.
So, when they were launched I descended on my local store looking for a couple pretties to get back home. They launched 15 shades that go from nude to bold, but I grabbed a classic red and a bold purple; they are permanentafterall!
I really like the packaging; it has a classical looking cap, but a clear bottom in order to see the shade you are reaching for. The applicator is also nice, a felt tip that is soft and firm and it comes to a point which is really handy in order to get a clean application.
As I have said before, one of my favourite products by Kiko is their eyeshadow sticks. They have a great selection of shades in their permanent range, but they also like to launch new shades in their limited edition collections. Let me introduce you to the new two members of our family.
As you can imagine, I was ever so happy when they launched the Daring Game collection and it included some new goodies, named the Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows.
I picked a few shades and continued to drool over the other ones. They say that patience is rewarded, and they might be right as I kept waiting for the collection to hit the discounted zone as new ones were launched. And yeah, I already took advantage of this as I showed you in this post here. But when I saw the prices go even lower, I could not resist them and I picked up these two beauties.
This collection had a casino theme and many of the Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows were in shades reminiscent of gems, and these two are exactly that.
Curling your lashes seems to be a not so secret trick among the beauty bloggers. Chances are that you have read a post or two where the author comments on how curling your lashes will “open your eyes”.
Until recently I only owned a drugstore lash curler and honestly I could not see that much of a difference.
So when in a recent trip to the Mac store I found myself checking out their lash curler, I thought to myself “why not?”
I took advantage of a recent sale at Kiko to purchase these three nail polishes. All nail polishes were on sale for 1€ each so I simply did not think about it much.
I’ve been in a teal-aqua-blue loving phase so I ended picking two gorgeous shimmery shades and a basic black.
Each nail polish bottle contains 11mL so I couldn’t be happier with the price-quality ratio. On my nails these nail polishes last up to 4 or 5 days whithout chipping (with a coat of Seche Vite as I always do).
It is very easy to be weak and pick up one of these inexpensive nail polishes, specially when the range of shades is so big that you will always find something that will look nice for that do or event.
Here is a product that I had been coveting since it was launched this winter and that I finally succumbed to.
Not only is the Chanel Camélia de Plumes Highlighting Powder a gorgeous thing to look at, but it also was an unusual highlighting shade for me as I tend to go for the more golden tones, so I simply welcomed it into my stash.
The compact comes in a velvet pouch and that also contains a slanted brush. The compact is your traditional black background with the Chanel logo in white.
The embossed motif is really beautiful and detailed and it works very well with the name of the powder.
Having drooled over the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize and the Tom Ford Creme Color for Eyes, I knew that I had some cream eye shadow pots of my own that had a similar look and that I could play with while I moaned over the unfairness of life, inaccessible brands and how expensive they are.
So, when I went through my stash I found two of the Kiko Colour Shock Long Lasting Eyeshadows from the Boulevard rock collection of 2014.
I also found a highlighter in a similar packaging. It was the Exotic Highlighterin Taupe from the Lavish Oriental collection of 2012.