Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My First Chanel Bag: Classic Flap (Medium/Large)

This a well delayed post since it was purchased back in July. This bag was not purchased on a whim. It took several weeks of researching and a couple of visits to the Chanel boutique before I made the final decision that I want this bag. This was one of my "before I'm 30" goal. But Dan was such a sweetheart and got it for me because of the crazy price increases. It has almost doubled in price in the last few years so I can't even imagine how much it would be in the year 2020 when I have finally saved for it. I know I am so spoiled but I am very grateful.  

I chose this bag based on one thought. If I could ever own one Chanel bag which would it be? I was contemplating between the different sizes (mainly the Medium/Large and the Jumbo), the different leathers and the hardware. My final decision was the Black Caviar, Medium/Large with the Gold Hardware. It was purchased at the Chanel Boutique on Castlereagh St, Sydney. This has sentimental value as the old boutique may be closing down due to the opening of the new boutique in the new Westfields Shopping Centre. Personally, I like the overall feel of the old boutique which is why this bag would mean so much more to me. After all my first Chanel item was purchased there (classic CC stud earrings).  

I didn't take these photos until recently so all the pretty packaging (bag and ribbon) are not included since I unpackaged it at Dan's house and he has really poor yellow lighting in his room. 

 The house (box)

 The dustbag

 The beauty

 A closer look at the leather and CC clasp

 Interior lining

 The paperwork

The interior pockets

I've been loving this bag so much and so glad that I got it. I know the price is shocking but its classic, timeless and the quality would mean this bag could be passed down to the next generation and be loved and cherished.


I picked up my SASA package today and was too excited to hold off this post for a few more days. This is just a "sneak peek" of what I got. I'll try and do individual posts on each item later on. Comment below if there is a particular item you'd like to see a review for. 

What did I get?
- Christian Dior Diorsnow UV Shield SPF50 PA+++ (Translucent)
- Laneige Water Sleeping Pack
- Attirer Cotton Pads x 2
- Jill Stuart Blush Blossom (No.3 Lady Amaryllis)
- Koji Eyelash Fix (Black)
- Jealousness 8 Pairs Box False Eyelashes (US-817 and US-806)
- My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Masks (10 Pieces)
- Beautymate Bright Up Nano Eye Mask (7 pairs)
- Nail Clipper (gift) 

Monday, November 21, 2011

NARS Danmari All About Cheek Palette

I've been on the hunt for this cheek palette and was under the impression that it has not yet been released in Australia since I did not see it on display on the counter. Out of curiosity I popped into Mecca Cosmetica (Myer Sydney) and asked about the palette that I have been searching for. At first the SA told me that it has already sold out, I was guttered. I then asked if she knew whether they were going to receive more stock in the upcoming weeks and she asked another SA. To my luck the other SA told us that they DID have a few palettes left and that they are kept hidden away under the drawer. Well, how is it going to sell in there? I asked myself. Anyways, the point of this story is "I GOT IT"! 

NARS is very pricey here in Australia. It was 115AUD but I got it at a 10% discount as I was a staff member of the department store. Now onto the photos and swatches!

Overall, I think the palette is great for travel and the selection of colours is great. You also get a bronzer and highlighter colour. I'm still uncertain on that last colour I swatched and doubtful that I can pull off a look using it but the other colours are great and should compliment my skin tone well. I have "Orgasm" already but I'm nearly out.

I might do some looks showing how I use this palette later on and comment on whether my love for "Orgasm" has remained unchanged or have I fallen in love with another colour in this palette. Who knows it might be the plum shade. Follow me and stay tuned.

Also, I just received my SASA order today but haven't gotten around to taking photos. I will make a post as soon as I can. Maybe tonight if I have time =)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Breakfast at Di Stefano

Enjoyed a scrumptious brekky with Dan today at Di Stefano Coffee Warehouse Cafe and Deli. I ordered the Eggs Benedict with Bacon. The bacon was crispy as I like it and the eggs were poached near to perfection. This plate stood no chance with me and was devoured with no hesitation. Mmm ...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

She's on a spending spree!

I've been very naughty and have placed several orders online which I am very excited to receive in the mail. It's the end of exams for me so I decided to treat myself plus I've been wanting to get some of these items for a while now. My CC is probably smoking up right now! haha

I will post up pictures and what not when I get them in the mail! Here's what's coming up ahead (please follow me/subscribe and stay tuned if you're interested) =)
- SASA haul (Dior, Jill Stuart, Beauty Mate, My Beauty Diary, Laneige and more!)
- Beauty Bay mini haul (Urban Decay and Paul & Joe)
- Sigma (2 brushes and Dry'n Shape) 

I will end with a FOTD ... Simple Smokey Brown Eyes
- MAC E/S in Shroom
- MAC E/S in All That Glitters
- MAC E/S in Twinks
- MAC E/S in Carbon
- Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss
- Stila Smugde Stick Eyeliner in Stingray
- Lancome Hynose Precious Cells Mascara
- Illamasqua Eye Brow Powder in Gaze
- Chanel White Essentiel Compact Powder Foundation in #30
- Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base
- Chanel Highlighting Powder
- MAC Mineralised Blush in Dainty
- YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Peach Passion

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