Thursday, June 7, 2012

Haul, Review and Swatches from Summertime de Chanel Summer 2012 Make-Up Collection

Hi everyone!! I am excited to share some recent purchases from Chanel. To start with I knew what I wanted when I first saw Chanel's summer 2012 collection. Lately I have been obsessed with corals. Be it clothes or make-up. Coral, orange, tangerine things tend to attract me. So these two beauties are no exception! :)

Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer # 337 Calypso

What can I tell about this tropical beauty.. I am in love with this! This is an absolutely gorgeous orange/coral hued gloss.  I generally don't like lip glosses. I can't handle the stickiness though I love the look they give to your lips. But I really like the formula of this one. It's neither thick, overly slippery or too tacky. It's not that pigmented as it looks in the tube but it leaves nice veil of color when applied. It has tiniest glistening shimmer in gold, orange and pink. I think this will suit all skin tones. It stays for around 3 hours on my lips and it won't settle into any lines like I have observed with many other glosses. When it fades it leaves the faintest touch of delicate sparkles behind. Calypso is also very moisturising and nourishing. Overall I am loving this gloss in conjunction with Rouge Coco Shine # 447 En Vogue, another lip product from Chanel Summer 2012 collection.Though also light, En Vogue will help to make Calypso a bit deeper and wear more flawlessly. Too bad Calypso is a limited edition product.

Rouge Coco Shine # 447 En Vogue

I love Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks. The most moisturising and nourishing lipsticks I have ever used so far. Though pigmentation is the issue I still love them for their glossy finish and moisturising quality. These are the perfect combination of lipstick, lip gloss and lip stain and I warn you they are pretty addictive! At first glance En Vogue looks like a brighter,warmer orange but after applying it looks more like a neutral pinkish coral. I absolutely love how it applies. The overall feel and lightness of it makes lips look fuller, glossy and nourished. I have been reaching for this every single day since I got it. It stays on my lips for about three casual hours, two if I am just sipping a tea or coffee. However, it usually won't make it through a meal. It leaves a beautiful matte stain when it fades away. Again, I think it's a shade that should flatter most skin tones. Like Calypso it is a limited edition product too.

Overall only negative about Calypso and En vogue is the price and wear time. If I have to choose only one between these two I ll choose Calypso as it is more pigmented than En Vogue. Otherwise I absolutely recommend these if you are looking for  summer perfect, not too bold wearable  corals! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fashion Trend - Ethnic

I have always been a fan of Indian Ethnic wear. I love sarees and lehngaas on women and jodhpuris and sherwanis on men. I like to watch the detailed work on these clothing pieces as it always depicts the brilliant combination of imagination, creativity and art work. You look well and feel so royal and elegant in these cloths. They are being part of our lives for so long and in so many special occasions that we connect with them emotionally. I bet your Mum still has her wedding saree stored carefully in her closet and I bet that it must be beautiful too! :)

Though we love our heavy, designer Indian ethnic clothes it’s not practical to wear them every day, they are special and made for special occasions, right? But wait! How come we forget our beloved kurtis, tops and long skirts? I remember when I was in college my go to combination was my favorite kurtis with jeans, some jewelry (preferably ethnic) and stoles and I was good to go. So casual yet fashionable. I do love the heavy use of cotton in these cloths, perfect for Indian weather. 

Ethnic jewelry and accessories can completely transform any look. They are so elegant. You can go for very simple jewelry to heavy ‘Jadau’ ethnic jewelry and you are guaranteed to look good. Accessories like dupattas, shawls and stoles can instantly work like magic for your simple outfits and add pop of color to them. For handbags you have variety of options ranging from clutches to sling tote bags. We find ethnic influence on our home accessories too. Seriously!  What else you need? 

I so love ethnic/tribal fashion that it’s never enough for me. My favorite shopping destination for ethnic fashion in India is Fabindia. I shop like crazy when I enter that store. I also like Colaba Causeway for some fun shopping (As Mumbai is my hometown). So if you haven’t been there or you are a tourist in India please check out Fabindia and Colaba causeway if you visit Mumbai :)

We all know that ethnic fashion has heavy influence on Indian fashion industry since long. But it is making its impact on western world too. In fact, for spring/summer 2012 tribal/ethnic fashion is very ‘in trend’. It’s all about patterns this season. We can already see Bohemian print being quite popular. So it’s sure that we are going to see a lot of prints and weaves this spring/summer.

I personally like both Eastern and Western trends and when East meets West, I could not be happier!! :)

Disclaimer: I don't own images included in these collages. I have collected these images from the Internet according to my taste and organised them in a presentable manner. All pictures featured in this blog belong to their respective owners.I don't claim ownership of any of these images. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

SUMMERTIME DE CHANEL - Summer 2012 Makeup Collection

Hey All!! Chanel Summer 2012 makeup collection named  Summertime de Chanel Collection for Summer 2012 is out and I am excited to share the products in this collection with you. Chanel describes this collection as  a luminous palette inspired by the warmth of the sun, discovering  the perfect harmony of bronze and intense coral on tanned skin in the sunlight.

So lets see the products included in this collection...

Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow:
- #37 Sable Emouvant

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