Friday, June 7, 2013

Chanel Summer 2013 Chanel's L'Été Papillon - Nail Polish in Azure and Fresh Effect Eyeshadow in Moon River

I am going to start this post by telling you two things about me, 1. I never thought I would buy another Chanel nail polish. I bought Rouge Noir back in the day but I personally think €22.50 is too ostentatious to spend on a nail polish and sure it's far from Chanel nail polishes I was reared and 2. I hate and am afraid of butterflies - chill out I know they are pretty but it's called an irrational fear for a reason. Come on now, they are still insects, don't be fooled by the pretty wings.

So having learned those two facts what am I doing talking about a Chanel collection which is inspired by the wings of butterflies (Chanel's L'Été Papillon) ? Well it's a woman's right to change her mind on a whim but mostly I was sucked in by the prettiness of the collection.  

Last week I went to Harvey Nichols Dublin Summer Shopping Evening which offered 15% off beauty purchases which is very tempting to beauty addicts such as myself and when I laid eyes on the Chanel summer collection it was so pretty I was sold.  I couldn't work out which colour to pick but the beautiful metallic teal sheen of Azure sold me.   I love teals and this metallic shade which at times looks blue and others green, like a shimmering ocean (I am staying away from all butterfly references, I don't want to freak myself out), the shade is AH-MAZ-ING.  I am justifying the €22.50 price tag by saying I got 15% off don't judge me for being fickle.  Now if you read any beauty blogs you will know that Chanel produce the most amazing nail polish collections, the only thing that lets them down is their lasting power.  One of the reasons I am not a nail polish addict is they don't stay on my nails and unfortunately Azure is no different,  on my right hand the tips wore down and chipped after two days.  I'm not sure how this compares with other Chanel polishes but I was able to top up the nail polish without having to redo all my nails.


It's a stunning shade which deserves my picture over load, I am just about to repaint my nails with Azure which shows how much I love it.  Although the price tag of €22.50 (see I am so shocked I keep repeating the price tag) will probably stop me from developing any kind of Chanel Nail polish addiction - I mean I have bought an actual winter coat for €25.00 - it was a red wool coat on sale and every time it rained I smelled like wet sheep but still it was a whole coat.

I am still having slight palpatations at having paid that much for a nail polish and if you're anything like me you might be looking for a dupe - my good pal Karen from Lovely Girly Bits may have found one, check out her post (here)  - it's pretty close which makes my guilt palpations worsen.

Next up is the Fresh Effect Eyeshadow in Moon River - I swatched this on my hand and the cooling feeling of this make me go ooooo.  My eyes were feeling kinda of puffy and I wanted to put it straight on my lids - and look at this beautiful pewter colour, it's simply stunning.  The girl on the counter had a number of the shades blended together and it looked amazing.  I don't know if I would be able to blend this cream texture as well but I think the simplicity of Moon River on the lids during the summer is stunning.  If you suffer from hay fever I imagine the cooling effect might be soothing on the lids.  The Fresh Effect Shadows costs €28.00 - again very expensive but this is such a classy way to do wear a shimmery shade.


Please excuse my eyebrows that need to be done badly.  I lined my eyes with Lancome's Jade Crush (read our post here).

So I think I lost the run of myself a little bit but it was very easy to get carried away when a makeup collection is so pretty - I am such a sucker for summer makeup collections.  You have also had a little insight into my makeup maths. I don't like to spend money on nail polishes but I seem perfectly fine spending it on other bits of makeup.

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