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Haul: Dior, Chanel and YSL

I realize that I use the word "decided" quite frequently, and I'm sorry about that. I'll try to mix it up a little from now on. English isn't my mother tongue, but I'm doing my best to maintain some good language skills here. Anyway! I did receive my bag last Wednesday as scheduled, surprisingly enough. It arrived by courier at 8:45 PM or so, and damaged. Yeah, well, my bag was quite alright (thankfully), but the wrapping was ripped on one side. Sometimes I wonder what these couriers do to our mail before delivering it. On that note, courier that is, I'm happy to share that I had a visit from my favorite delivery man; Jimmy. A phone call from Jimmy means I'm getting a package from MyUS, filled to the brim with goodies from the US!

The shipment from last Thursday wasn't too big. I emptied out my MyUS inbox before I had to pay extra for storage, and I didn't have that much waiting for me. Even so it's always nice to have a box of makeup delivered on my doorstep, and here goes sharing with you what I got;

The Haul

First and foremost I've heard a lot about the infamous Diorskin Poudre Shimmer in 002 «Amber Diamond». And when I recently got news it's being discontinued, I started contemplating purchasing it while it was still possible. I don't know how many times I've been on the fence about something, and when I finally decide to get it it's way too late - and my only option is eBay, facing an insane price tag. By that time I'm usually so psyched about getting my hands on the item that I'm willing to pay the price asked. Then I had a conversation with my partner in crime shopping, Renate. She told me how much she loves her «Amber Diamond», and since I'm so easy to convince ..I instantly clicked it safely into my shopping cart. It's without a doubt the crown jewel of this haul!

Dior Diorskin Shimmering Powder: Amber DiamondAmber Diamond

The second thing I had in mind when I went hauling on Nordstrom was a lightweight and illuminating concealer-ish product for the under eye area. I don't really have dark circles or anything like that, but sometimes I feel like I could use a little magic to look more awake. I did some online research, and came up with the YSL 'Touche Éclat' Radiant Touch, which isn't really a concealer at all. I read some reviews, searched for information on how to choose the correct color for my skin tone, and ended up ordering one in 08 «Radiant Silk». Perfect match! Up until now I hadn't really understood all the fuss about the 'Touche Éclat', but after having tried it I kinda had an epiphany. It's subtle, and it truly feels like silk on my skin - I must admit I'm a little amazed.

I love playing with my makeup, coming up with new and exciting combinations, but sometimes it's really nice to be able to pull out one single eyeshadow, use it all over the lid and still look.. well, made up. No hassle! I've seen Chanel Safari mentioned several times as a perfect color for this purpose, and after researching swatches I figured it would be perfect - one can never have enough of these kinds of colors. As I know I've said before I don't have too much experience with Chanel as a brand, or their eyeshadows, but I ended up picking up both «Safari» and «Fauve». The Chanel Ombre Essentielle looks so sophisticated with its sleek black and gold packaging, the white Chanel logo, and the black velvet pouch - but every time I open it I feel somewhat disappointed, maybe even a little cheated. It's so small! Each shade is 0.07 oz or 2 grams, which is a bit ..stingy, but the size of the compact makes it seem even less. I'm might not the biggest Chanel fan, but I'm a sucker for the embossed intertwined 'C's in the Ombre Essentielle. Quite sophisticated.

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch: SafariSafari
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch: FauveFauve

For some very odd reason I haven't been posting much regarding M·A·C lately, and I have no idea why. It's not like I haven't been shopping my M·A·C, because I have, but I haven't felt like promoting them lately. I wrote a little something on my thoughts a while back, and I see the same kinds of thoughts popping up all round the blogosphere. I'm clearly not the only one feeling cheated and let down by what used to be my all-time favorite makeup brand. I might however do a post on some of the items, just don't hold your breath while you're waiting.

Photos © Shamini Thevarajah 2012

Posted by Shamini on June 11, 2012 – 6:54 PM

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  1. Fauve ser magisk ut! Og jeg er så enig med Chanel-produkter, de føles ekslusive og de er jo fantastisk pene å se på! Wink

    • Jeg må innrømme at jeg ble litt skremt når jeg åpna «Fauve», den er rimelig ‘sparkly’ serru. Jeg har ikke prøvd den enda, men håper at det bare ser sånn ut, og at det ikke kommer frem på huden. Hvis det gjør, så havner den nederst i en skuff – evt. må jeg lete etter et nytt hjem til den. Swatchene var jo så fine! Razz

  2. Amber Diamond og Safari er så fine. To skjønnheter i min kolleksjon for å si det sånn. Wink

    Og vil du ikke beholde Fauve, så si i fra, for jeg er interessert!! Wink

    • Dior lager enormt mye fint, og jeg må nok si at jeg er større fan av Dior enn Chanel sånn jevnt over, selv om begge helt klart har sine juveler. At du er interessert i å bli adoptivmor for vesle «Fauve» er herved notert! Wink

  3. Der har du 3 av favorittene mine! Brukte Fauve i dag sammen med Burberry Trench.

  4. Har Fauve jeg også, det er helt klart skimmer i den men partiklene er små og sitter godt på øyelokket. Håper du blir fornøyd, jeg tror nemlig fargen passer veldig godt til deg Smile

    • Jeg har ikke prøvd den enda, ble som sagt litt skremt. Jeg styrer normalt unna alt som har skimmerpartikler eller glitter i seg, så jeg fikk meg en overraskelse når jeg åpna den for å ta bilde. Razz Skal komme med tilbakemelding så fort jeg har prøvd den, og jeg håper du har rett hva fargen angår! Smile

  5. Herre, så nydelig «Amber Diamond» var! Typisk at den blir discontinued.

    • Du får skynde deg å kjøpe den før den forsvinner, jeg regner med at en sånn vil vare ganske lenge. Må innrømme at jeg har litt lyst til å kjøpe ‘søsteren’ «Rose Diamond», men jeg vet ikke helt. Dette er ikke et produkt som er veldig ofte i bruk hos meg, jeg prøver jo å tenke litt fornuftig. Av og til. Grin

  6. De ser superfine ut begge to! Skjønner dog skuffelsen når det gjelder størrelsen, det ser litt…. Kjipt ut. Håper du blir glad i dem!

    • Og med begge to mener jeg selvsagt Chanel-skyggene…… Amber Diamond er jo perfekt, det trenger ikke sies en gang.

    • Jeg har ærlig talt store problemer med å løsrive meg fra denne MUS-romansen jeg har gående, men jeg lover å komme med tilbakemelding så fort jeg har prøvd Chanel-ene. Jeg håper også jeg blir glad i dem! Alle (!) skryter jo hemningsløst av iallfall «Safari», men det trenger jo ikke bety noe med meg – jeg er jo litt sær. Wink

  7. Jeg bruker Dior Amber Diamond nesten hver dag fortiden! Den høyre delen er god som øyenskygge siden jeg liker best den venstre delen til å highlighte kinnbeina. Godt kjøp og den kommer til å vare forever!


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