Treatments (Face) -Chanel -Hydramax + Sérum

on 10/1/2017 10:54:00 AM

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The most expensive serum I have tried $135 USD 1oz. A fresh and smoothing serum, ideal for all skin types, that moisturizes, comforts, protects and boosts overall radiance. Ideal for all skin types. There is so much hydration for evening use. Too much for my daily use. If you have dry skin, I'm sure your skin will soak it up. This would be a special purchase. Thanks for reading!

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Polishes -Chanel -May

on 10/1/2017 8:50:00 AM

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Its a pretty bubblegum pink cream, for me, opaque in two coats and easy to manipulate on the nail. I have a gazillion pinks just like this from other more affordable brands which i also enjoy. But, hey, its a Chanel, its got a nice formula, its a nice timeless pink that you can wear to work or your grandmothers or on those days when you are in the mood for being that woman who wears pink. Its a nice polish, it self levels nicely, no complaints about the colour or formula. I didn't pay full price for this and I wouldn't as its a very generic colour and Chanel polishes cost way too much money to be chasing generic colours.

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Lipstick -Chanel -Rouge Allure Velvet

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I only have one shade of this lipstick, but it is really nice. It has an interesting texture: it feels a little silicone-y, but in a nice way. It's very soft on the lips, and it isn't a dry looking matte but rather a soft, velvety matte (hence the name.) For me it wears pretty well, around 3-4 hours before needing a touchup. I love the packaging, it is very sleek and chic and fun. The line is very expensive so I don't know if I would buy more for myself, but they are lovely if you're in the market for high end, pretty, matte-but-not-dry lipsticks.


Mascara -Chanel -Le Volume De Chanel

on 9/28/2017 9:54:00 PM

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I received a small sample of this mascara, so I don't know if it's different from the full size version, but I didn't like it much. It did make my lashes thicker, but seemed to weight them down and they lost most of their curl immediately... The top of my lashes had thinned out and gotten thicker again, so I had to run a dry wand over to even them out. I wouldn't buy this, but maybe the sample version, being so much smaller made it go on differently.

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Fragrances -Chanel -No.19

on 9/28/2017 1:22:00 PM

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I, like many before me, have read Perfumes: The Guide about twelve times. I make lists, I edit, I find, I try... and No. 19 was on my list forever. It sounded so familiar because I think for many of us older than age 35 this fragrance was probably worn by women around us when we were little. I smelled and it though, well of COURSE, that's Number 19

I would like to be gentle because on one level I like this, a lot. There's the almost painful silvery green opening, which was my absoute favorite , the flowers, the hair of oak moss, and now, at the end, what smells like just a little ylang ylang. But it's the memories that I have attached this to, and I can't even pin the specific person or place to whom this goes (I visited a lot of elderly relatives as a child), but it just smells like nursing home, specifically the personal care products that were provided for residents back in the 80s, but with a faint whiff of bathroom. Knowing that urine and feces share some notes with flowers like lilies, this should come as no shock, but the trace of poop absolutely kills it. It's so likeable until my brain registers those notes. And, this being fragrance, it may smell far different on you - I seem to be in the minority here; heaven knows I wish this smelled better on me, because it's so nostalgic... it's just the wrong kind of nostalgia. The part of an eight year old who never wants to get old, who would like to be outside playing instead of cooped up here with a relative she doesn't know, the part that feels guilty because Grandma clearly does and is so happy to be here and the part that feels like a little jerk for not being a better behaved child.

I mean, don't you kind of want to try it now just to see how it smells on you? It's weird, I'll never put this on again, but I'll feel a great reverence for those who came before me and this perfume for its ability to bring me back.


Fragrances -Chanel -Gabrielle

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I'm soo surprised at these reviews. Yes, its not the longest lasting fragrance but it smells soo good. Not very sweet but a sparkling floral. The bottle is gorgeous, just wish the 1.7oz looked more substantial in size. It looks like a deluxe mini, so jump for the 3.4oz if its a gift.

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Polishes -Chanel -Le Vernis 572 Emblematique

on 9/27/2017 6:31:00 PM

Love this nail polish from Chanel's Spring 2017 collection. I normally wear red on my toes and was looking for a squishy, jelly blood red to wear on tips and toes this fall. Emblematique is it. Some dark red polishes have cream finishes but look flat after drying, so in that sense Emblematique is different because it looks juicy and shiny, even without a top coat. It's dark red but not so dark red that it looks black from a distance. I'm looking forward to wearing this in the Fall and Winter!

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Liquid -Chanel -Perfection Lumiere Velvet

on 9/26/2017 12:40:00 PM

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A beautiful foundation, at least on my mature skin. Does not sit in wrinkles or pores but floats over them, gives light to medium coverage, feels weightless. I love the bottle with its needle nose dispenser and that it is plastic. Easy to squeeze and you can dispense exactly how much you need with no waste. I know people mention a scent but I don't smell much. If there is a scent it is really light.

I found a good match. I'm NC20 in Mac and B20 looks really good on. I have dry, slightly combo skin so I prep my skin well so it doesn't showcase dry areas (I also use retin-A) and have been getting good results with just sunscreen(PC's Resist Skin Restoring Sunscreen Spf 50) under it.

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Mascara -Chanel -Inimitable Intense Mascara

on 9/26/2017 5:41:00 AM

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This is mu HG mascara! I tried almost everything what's on the market and for me this is the optimum.
It has its flaws, but still it is the best I could find.

My main concerns, if it comes to mascara are: staying power, effect on lashes and whether or not it will cause my lashes to fall out and my eyes to water.

With this mascara I can thick all the boxes. IT stays on untill I take it off in the evening, is is very "caring" for my sensitive eyes and the effect is decent - separated, lenghtened lashes.
It is maybe not the drama-turbo lashes, but elegant, subtle, yet visible. and the same whle day - no smudging, no black freckes under my eyes, no disapearing. Really good product.

Another great thing about this mascara is longevity - if it starts to dry, I just add a drop or two of hyal drops (by bausch & lomb) and maskara is usable for the next 2-3 months without any side effects (this trick with diorshow changed the way it smalled and performed so I had to throw it away).

I will buy again, I am sure, but I think I will alternate between this one and Ciglione by Diego Dalla Palma, which is almost as good (or even better is some areas), but about 30% cheaper.


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Fragrances -Chanel -Gabrielle

on 9/26/2017 12:51:00 AM

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Fragrance only lasted a about 2 hours but did like the scent.
This would be a nice spring/summer scent.

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Makeup Brushes -Chanel -Foundation Brush (Synthetic Fibers)

on 9/25/2017 8:47:00 PM

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What. A. Brush! I have a number of foundation brushes, never being completely satisfied with any one. This brush is the first foundation brush that has completely surpassed all of the remaining foundation brushes that I own, including those that cost much more. First, it is a synthetic brush which means that expensive product isn't wasted, unlike my natural-fiber foundation brushes that suck up expensive product. Second, it is very soft, so soft that it does not leave any streaks behind, yet remains extremely precise in its application of product. Third, it is very easy to clean, leaving no fibers behind, and dries quickly.

Chanel, at the time of this writing, has recently revamped their brush line and I cannot comment on the performance of these new brushes. I do know, however, that the brush I have reviewed here is still available on Nordstrom's website, which is where I purchased it. A great brush, definitely worth the money..

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Liquid -Chanel -Perfection Lumiere Velvet

on 9/25/2017 1:50:00 PM

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Luckily, I found a sample of this in one of my magazines. Tried it yesterday, and couldn't believe how great I looked! It was like I had been Photoshopped. Best foundation I have ever tried. I'm running out to buy it today.

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Polishes -Chanel -Le Vernis Nail Color

on 9/24/2017 2:21:00 PM

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What a disappointment, it last one day! Seriously, it chips easily. The colour is definitely amazing but it is too expensive and the
performance so poor. The ingredients aren’t also the healthiest.


Toners -Chanel -Lotion Purete Mattifying Toner

on 9/23/2017 8:28:00 PM

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My skin looks great w Chanel skincare. I use the cleanser, this toner & my Secret for great skin: baby lotion! Skin has never looked better.


Cleansers -Chanel -Blanc Purete Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser

on 9/23/2017 8:24:00 PM

I’ve had this cleanser for a good 6 mos & not even put a dent in it. I use the green toner with it & my super oily skin is being tamed! It cleanses off all the sebum from the night before (I use this in the AM), it controls oil, even complexion out it is $$ but the tube may last me another 6 mos at this rate. =] #winning I’ll rebuy this most def. it cleanses without overstripping.

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