Tuesday, June 28, 2011

a small "pick-me-up"

Today I woke up feeling less than fabulous. The chilly, rainy weather has left me with a nice cold, so I canceled plans I had to go out and opted to stay at home and try to nurse myself back to health with random teas and lemon before the cold gets any worse.
Catch it at the roots, I say!

Anyways, I put some makeup on to make myself feel better haha... and the perfect product to make a pale, sneezing and stuffy-nosed face better was in my hands:
Soleil Tan De Chanel.

I apply it with a MAC 168 angled brush, and I will show how I apply it in an upcoming video since I've gotten a few requests (I find that the key to this product is to slowly build it up, start with very little product and gently buff it in. This will prevent it from getting weird or muddy or patchy.)

It's the perfect "warm up the skin" tone. Slightly warmer than the bronzers I'm used to (NARS Laguna, Benefit Hoola, etc.), this product works well for an overall warming up of the complexton rather than a dramatic contour.

In other words, the perfect pick-me-up!!
Much needed at this time.

Hope your day is better than mine!!


  1. You're looking quite fierce for someone with a cold. I myself have caught something as well and I can honestly say I don't look anywhere as sunkissed or healthy. That Soleil Tan De Chanel is amazing and you look fabulous.

    Feel better soon!

  2. i wish i looked that good when ill haha!! glad makeup helps xx

  3. @holly haha don't be fooled... underneath all that I look like I'm 12

  4. You look pouty but good :) Hope you feel better real soon!

  5. I'm looking forward to your video, still haven't made this product work for me unfortunately. GWS!

  6. oh no! I hope you feel better soon. This was another great post to convince me to get the soleil tan de chanel! thanks :D

  7. Feel better, Sandra!

    I can't wait to get the Chanel bronzer in the mail. I am sure I will love it too.

  8. If you're ill and look healthy and sunkissed like you do in the photo, this product is a must have!


  9. i want this product so bad! it's sold out on the chanel website tough :( i'll have to look around. this seems like it's definitely worth the price

  10. That looks really good on you, thank for sharing.

  11. You look amazing for someone who as a cold, I manage to look like a wreck when I'm ill and no amount of Chanel Bronzer can help.

  12. I'd love to see a tutorial on that, I adore the idea of this product

  13. for someone that feels under the weather, you look phenomenal

  14. This has to be one of my all time favorite products, ever! It's absolutely fabulous, and I use it every day! It looks great on you!
    I hope you feel better soon! =)

    Andrée xx

  15. You look stunning, I would never have guessed you wasn't feeling well. You have a wonderful blog by the way, I will definitly be checking back to read more of what you post. I wish you all of the luck in the world with the blog (although I am sure you don't need it).

    All the best;

  16. This is a new addition to my modest makeup family!
    I needed a learning curve in able to get it to look "right".
    I love it!
    Chanel bronzing base is def a must!

  17. Looks amazing on your cheeks!!! :) Wow, this bronzer is totally lux!


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