Chanel Coups de Minuit

I’m a complete sucker for Holiday collections, and when I caught sight of Chanel’s Rouge Noir offerings, I pretty much fell in love with everything. I’ve been wearing Rouge Noir nail polish since I was about 15, so I didn’t need another bottle, and as pretty as it was, I wasn’t sure I could pull off a rouge noir eye shadow.

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What I didn’t have though, was a perfectly natural looking highlighter, and when I clapped eyes on the Coups de Minuit Joues Contraste Lumiere, I couldn’t stop myself!

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Packaged in one of the brand’s signature black compacts, the highlighter looks a lot like the Chanel blushers. Beside the dome of product there is a little hair brush which is perfect for on-the-go touch ups.

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The product itself is absolutely beautiful. On the skin it gives a real, soft luminosity. It’s an incredibly natural looking, subtle glow, but I’ve been loving it as a finishing touch to my daily makeup.

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The Coups de Minuit is perfect for giving a really soft glow to skin, without looking too shiny or sparkly. It’s a must-have from the collection, and I’m already considering buying a backup for my stash!

Chanel Joues Contraste Lumiere Coups de Minuit is priced at £31 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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The moment that there is a chill in the air, and nights get longer, I always seem to reach for dark polishes. There’s just something about dark, shiny, short nails which is just so chic and is so easy to wear. Whether it’s with an oversize cashmere sweater, or a sparkly party dress dark nails just work. View Post

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This weekend might be the entirety of the British Summer, so I thought I would share my favourite sunglasses – Chanel’s 2013 pearl offerings. View Post

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I am, what someone could fairly describe as a sunglasses snob. There is really nothing like a good pair to jazz up an outfit or make a rough day at least look better. View Post

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I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to post my review of 10 Over 10 salon which I visited when I was most recently in New York.

I had been aching to head down to Tribeca and try the salon for ever! It’s a perennial favourite of the who’s who of the fashion industry, and I had heard only good things about the place. Located between Duane and Reade Street, you have to look out for a cute little neon sign, and then head up the stairs. Even though I didn’t have an appointment, I was accommodated for a mani pedi, and I got to work choosing my colours, whilst sipping on green tea.

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The sheer choice of colours available was beyond impressive. As well as having every Essie shade I could think of, as well as many, many more, I could choose from Chanel, Nars and 10 Over 10 own brand polishes – I was in heaven. I’m so picky when it comes to polish, and I really appreciated not having to tote my own along with me. I went for Chanel Fracas for hands and toes, and looked forward to the treatment.

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When it was time for my pedi, I got shown to a comfy little chair and invited to relax whilst my technician got to work. The view is incredible – as warm light shone in I had the perfect people-watching spot for the entire duration. It was bliss. My feet were silky smooth afterwards, and I was super impressed with techniques used. This might sound a little odd, but the shape which my nails were filed into were perfect.

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Following my pedi, I was shown to the manicure bar, where my fingers were suitably pampered – the service was blissful, and the technician didn’t blink an eye when I asked for an extra dose of acetone before polishing since my nails chip ridiculously easy. Unlike regular nail salons, there is no UV light which dries the polish, instead 10 Over 10 has developed their own special oil which dries polish quickly without bubbling or any other negative consequences. The mani lasted for around 4 days on me (a marathon by all accounts) and the pedi a week, and the whole experience was blissful. The salon is such a perfect little hideaway if city life is getting too much!

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