Chanel Le Vernis 673 Singuliere

Chanel Le Vernis Singuliere

So I think that it’s safe to say that I have the self control of a gnat whenever I pass by the Chanel counter. There’s something about the shiny counters and the black lacquered goodies which have me weak at the knees, and when I saw there were new products out this weekend, I thought it would be silly not to treat myself!

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The new shade 673 Singuliere was too stunning to leave behind! In the bottle the varnish looks like it’s a rich, creamy raspberry, and I don’t have a single polish like it!

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Even though I’ve sometimes struggled with Chanel’s formulas (they’re never the longest lasting) I really do think the brand produce the most wonderful shades. 673 Singuliere is one of two polishes which have been released at part of the 2015 Rouge Allure Collection.

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I’m just in love with the colour of Singuliere, although in the bottle it looks like it would be quite a bright berry shade, on the nail it transforms into a stunning rich wine shade with an almost jelly consistency.

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I used two coats for optimum coverage and to deepen the colour, and I have to say, it’s really stunning! Rather thank looking like a blacked red or plum, Singuliere is a true wine shade which feels perfect to wear right now. Rather than falling straight into my inky polishes, Singuliere offers a wonderful midpoint. It’s dark enough to look sophisticated and seasonal on my nails, but it doesn’t feel too bright or summery! I’ll get a proper swatch up when my new nail wheels arrive, but rest assured – it’s gorgeous!

Chanel Le Vernis 673 Singuliere is priced at £18.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)


Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

When I saw Chanel’s new Les Beiges Collection, I just knew from the outset that the bronzer had to be mine! Yes, I have at least 5 bronzers sitting in my stash, but from the stunning ivory compact to the fun stripes of the powder, I was in love!

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Thankfully, when it came to trying out the Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere, I wasn’t disappointed. As if the compact didn’t feel special enough, tucked inside is a half moon brush made with natural bristles. It’s such a lovely change from the hard foamy applicators that other brands include, and it really adds to the luxury feel of the powder!

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The striped version of the Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere powder comes in two colour ways. One is a mix of sheer pinks which is designed to lift sallow complexions, and give a healthy pink glow, whilst my option gives skin a bit of sun-kissed warmth. The stripes are a nod to Coco’s penchant for breton sweaters, and it’s such a fun, chic touch.

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The formula of Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere is silky perfection. I use my regular bronzer brush to apply a light wash of the powder, and I’m obsessed with the subtle sheen that it leaves on skin. Rather than other bronzers which can leave you looking a little orange or muddy, Chanel’s Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere just warms the complexion, meaning you look like you’ve just returned from vacation – it’s perfect!

Chanel Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere is priced at £44.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Chanel Lumière d’Été Bronzing Powder – Summer 2015

Chanel Lumière d'Été Bronzing Powder - Summer 2015

Ok, confession alert, Chanel’s brand new Lumière d’Été Bronzing Powder is my definition of an impulse purchase. I went into Debenhams three days in a row looking for Guerlain’s newest Natural Blonde bronzer, and it was just not meant to be. They had every shade except the one I was lusting after, and since I had the urge to grab a new bronzer, I couldn’t help myself from wandering over to the Chanel counter.

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I hadn’t actually seen or heard any buzz about Chanel’s new Summer 2015 collection, but the since it had just been popped up onto the counter, I couldn’t resist taking a peek! The colours were gorgeous – think an almost neon red nail varnish, a stunning cool toned purple varnish, and a selection of glossy Rouge Coco Shines.

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The star of the show though, in my opinion is the Lumière d’Été Bronzing Powder. It’s described as an illuminating powder, and it’s really something special! I just adore the little velvet pouch and real hair brush which the compact comes tucked up with!

Lumière d'Été Bronzing Powder - Summer 2015

The powder itself comes pressed into the shape of Chanel’s iconic camellia flower, and the detail on the powder is really beautiful. Each petal is crosshatched for texture, and it almost seems too pretty to use! Thankfully though, the formula is worth disrupting the pattern for!

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Chanel’s Lumière d’Été Bronzing Powder is quite a warm toned powder, so, if like me, you’re quite pale, a light touch is definitely all you need. After applying my base, concealer and a little blush, I sweep the powder over my forehead, nose, cheekbones and chin for a believable wash of colour.

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Since the powder has illuminating qualities, it gives skin a sort of ‘back from the beach’ glow. It’s hard to explain, it’s not sparkly or shiny, but instead it definitely falls into a healthy sheen category. It’s such a gorgeous compact, I think I would have bought it if it was blue!

Chanel’s Lumière d’Été Bronzing Powder is priced at £46.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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