Sunday, April 18, 2010

Chanel Paris Shanghai Gold polishes

So this past week, I moseyed to a nearby Chanel boutique and I picked up the Illusion d'Or polish as well as the Gold Lame polish. I loved the pics I've seen of the Illusion d'Or so I knew that was a must have for me. I wasn't going to purchased the Gold Lame polish but I decided I wanted to compare it to the Facettes D'Or Gold Fiction polish that was released in 2008. Facettes was one of my first Chanel polishes and I was curious to see how similar the 2 polishes were.

I always loved the Facettes opaque bottle.

2 coat swatches (l->r): Gold Lame, Gold Fiction and Illusion d'Or

So the Gold Lame is a lighter shade of gold than Gold Fiction and I found it to be a bit streakier as well. Illusion d'Or is a pretty polish that adds a bit of sparkle when layered over other colors-along with the gold sparkles, there are shimmery violet pieces (which my camera did not pick up*sad face*). One of my fave combo right now is the new Chanel Nouvelle Vague polish with the Illusion d'Or. I haven't done a full manicure yet but will post pics soon.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Liberty of London x Mac event

I had hoped I would get this post up before the next Mac collections rolled out but sorry that didn't happen.

I got on line super early so I could be one of the first in and first out at the Liberty of London x Mac event. The Mac store is not that spacious so it gets crowded quick for these events.

The floor had a flowered print laid out.

In the back of the store, there was a guitarist and a model lounging. Behind them was a blow up of the promotional image for this collection.

This event actually had really good refreshments. There were mini jam sandwiches shaped like flowers, something that looked like fish and chips (but I didn't get a chance to try it) and other finger foods. The fruit drink I had was also pretty good.

As for goods, other than the scarf, I ended up with the Blue India polish and 2 lip glosses.

Blue India Polish

(l->r) Frankly Fresh and English Accent lip glosses

*Warning-ranting ahead*
I was going to get the Pearl Shell face powder as well but the MA who rang me up gave me the wrong one and I did not notice till after I left the store. I called and I was told I couldn't exchange till Thursday (event was on a Tuesday) because that would be the official release day. I thought maybe they were bumping up the release date so waiting 2 days was annoying but no biggie. Then I find out my friend who had the same problem was told she could exchange the next day. wtf? I ended up waiting till Thursday anyway and I ended up calling before walking over just in case....I ended up being told I would have to wait till the following week for the official release before I could exchange, even though I had explained what had happened. The MA on the phone said "Well that's what my manager said and they handle the returns. I agree with you and if you threw a stink I'm sure they would do the exchange." Ok I should not have to throw a stink in order to do an exchange that was not my fault to begin with. In the end I return the wrong powder and got some items from the Too fabulous collection-2 lip liners.

I did wear the scarf out a few weeks ago and got lots of compliments on it =) The Mac logo is at the end of the scarf so it's not too noticeable but while shopping, I did try to not stand right next to the Mac counter. I don't normally wear scarfs but it was a good accessory since I was wearing all black.

Hope to get back to more regular posting soon!


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