Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chanel Noir et Or


You all know I covet limited edition, highly-exclusive products. Hence, I HAD to purchase all 4 pieces in the Chanel Noir et Or collection, which I had sent to me from a NY Chanel Boutique. I know there are two but I forget which.

The Chanel sales associate that rung me up, however, charged me a whopping $25 [the cost of ONE varnish, pre-tax!!!] for Fed-Ex 2-day shipping. I was further annoyed when my package actually took 3 days to arrive and on top of that, I had to drive 30 minutes to the most obscure Fed-Ex location to pick it up when there's a perfectly good Fed-Ex right down the street. Okay, that's my little rant for now but I am in LOVE with all four products.

These are my first 3 Chanel nail varnishes. And I'm not quite sure why but I've really been loving nail varnishes these days. It's strange. I'll update this post with photos of the colors on my fingernails soon because I'm going to get a manicure to celebrate my birthday on SUNDAY! And yes, I am finally turning 21 =)

The cake liner and gold shadow duo is out of this world. I love yellow gold and this Chanel shadow is so smooth. I won't say that it's the best shadow I've ever used but the color is to die for and that cake liner, wow! It's so rich and pigmented. It dries to a velvet finish and I'm absolutely obsessed. I wish I had purchased the Limited Edition Brun Cake Liner duo when I had a chance. Maybe I'll get lucky and snatch up the last one at a counter somewhere hehe

Anyway, these pictures are quite awful since I snapped them at night but they're definitely worth a look if you want to pick them up before they're gone! Once I get my nails done, I'll be sure to take pictures in natural light so you can see how beautiful the colors truly are.

P.S. I realize I've been neglecting this blog but believe me, I'll do my best to update it as much as possible from now on!





14 comments:

  1. Hi, I absolutely love (anything) Chanel as well. There's just something about the packaging... I don't know if I'll get anything from this collection, though. I look forward to hearing about the cake liner.

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  2. i'm glad to know that there are other Chanel fanatics out there. I feel like I'm the only one who adores this brand :P

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  3. There are always die-hard Chanel fans. You just have to find them ;)

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  4. I just got into Chanel varnishes recently (I regret not getting Jade) and I picked up Black Velvet and Illusion D'or. They are so lovely! I picked them up at the Chanel Boutique in Soho. Next time you should ask if any of your subscribers who live in the NY area could pick up exclusives for you. $25 shipping is ridiculous!

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  5. I bought Gold Lame Wednesday and I am planning to buy Illusion D'or since Chanel's site is offering complimentary shipping.

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  6. DeeDee: If I had known these would be available on Chanel's site, I would not have called the boutique. I ordered them even before the products arrived on-site..sigh, next time I shall wait!

    Pauline: I regret not picking up Jade, too. And I would have loved to do that but I feel that's too generous a favor to ask =) But seriously, I when I saw my account statement, my immediate reaction was 0.o!!!!!!! LOL

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  7. lol, if you want you can always ask me next time :)

    Have you tried the Chanel summer collection yet? I'm thinking of getting Super and Darling RAs but Super looks soo bright!

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  8. I only got Illusion D'or from this collection b/c I'm not really into gold. But Illusion D'or is sooo gorgeous! I purchased directly from their website :-) I personally like Les Pop Up collection's nail polishes better. If you can post a NOTD photo of this collection, it will be great! xoxo

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  9. I just made an order on chanel.com for the Illusion D'or nail varnish and I am so excited!! I had to stop myself from buying more than one! I'm still indecisive on their Summer collecion polishes but I have my eye on Nouvelle Vogue =)

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  10. Damn...just read this post!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN LATE!! So sorry for didn't know!! Lol!! Bye sweety Hope you had have a great birthday!! Sorry for my bad english it isn't my first language so..

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  11. I found allcosmeticswholesale have Brun Cake Liner duo for sale. and it is 10% sale right now...go check it out..hope u like it..:)

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  12. Hello!
    Do you have the pic for those Vanishes? I have been thinking about getting those and REALLY want to see how they look=]
    PS.
    After watching your youtube channel and reading your blog, I am obsessed with make up all over again...

    Thanks RAE

    J

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  13. OOPS* I meant do you hav pics for how the varnishes look on your nails?

    Wish all is well,
    J

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  14. Chanel will be doing an exclusive launch for their LE nail polish for Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Casino in Sept. Heard that it will only be available there. Not sure of the colors yet.

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