Monday, May 14, 2012

Chanel Summer 2012 - Calypso & Holiday

Leave it to Chanel to put a little spring in my step today!

I made a completely random and unexpected trip to the Chanel counter while on lunch break from work the other day (these hour long lunches can prove to be quite dangerous with the mall in close proximity) and in less than a minute I walked out with these two beauties -


I got the Chanel Glossimer in "Calypso" and the nail polish in "Holiday", both from the Summer 2012 collection.


Calypso now becomes my first ever Chanel Glossimer, believe it or not. I've always been tempted by them but the colour and subtle shimmer of this gloss had me hooked. No brand does lipgloss shimmer as beautiful as Chanel. The shimmer isn't chunky - it's multidimensional and subtle. It only really can be spotted shimmering in the sunlight (like a Cullen! ha)


So perfect for summer! The nail polish in "Holiday" isn't a remarkable colour by any means but the formula is great (which isn't always the case with Chanel polishes) and the colour was unique to my collection... a warm burnt orange perfect to go with the gloss!

Here's the gloss by itself on my lips. The formula is wonderful. It's not super opaque but it's buildable enough to wear by itself. Not sticky, feels hydrating and has nice lasting power on the lips. 


If all Chanel Glossimers behave like this then I might be in some trouble :)

Hope your week is off to a great start.

PS: how good am I at being on a makeup buying ban? Epic fail.

32 comments:

  1. That lipgloss is gorgeous and looks fantastic on you! There's so much I want from this collection!

    Gem x
    www.feminine-edge.com

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  2. The gloss is gorgeous! x

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  3. awh I want that lipgloss too x

    http://agirlwithsmile.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. haha when I saw your post I immediately thought, beauty ban fail! I'm restraining from purchasing any makeup for the next couple months but it is so difficult with all the summer collections coming out :S

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  5. Gorgeous. That gloss really packs a punch colour-wise. It looks fabulous on you!

    Lx

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  6. The glossimer looks beautiful on you! Well worth the splurge ;)

    xx Louise
    http://alittlebeautylux.blogspot.com/2012/05/mac-immortal-flower.html

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  7. That gloss is so beautiful on you!

    xx,
    Jordana

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  8. Wow I love that colour on you! What a gorgeous Summer shade.

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  9. Wow this glossimer was definitely made for you Sandra, it looks gorgeous on you!!! Love both of your picks, I may need to visit my Chanel counter soon after reading this post!

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  10. Lipgloss is gorgeous! I would not think from the tube it would look so nice!

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  11. These products look amazing!! The make-up buying ban can't possibly run smoothly without a few incentives here and there. You're totally allowed :D

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  12. wow! The gloss looks so pretty and suits you well!

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  13. The lipgloss looks lovely on you!

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  14. Hi Sandra
    wow great lipgloss and thanks bec i have learn so many things from your blog posts
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  15. Looks gorgeous on you! I haven't tried any of Chanel's lipgloss' yet and I really want to :) xx

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  16. Glossimers are great! You really have to try the colors because in the tube they may look intimidating but when you put them on, they are gorgeous. That is a great color on you!

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  17. This lipgloss on you...<3 I love it!
    I'll probably try it on next time I'm in Sephora;)

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  18. That Glossimer looks amazing on you! What a perfect shade.

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  19. You are as good as me on a buy ban. ;) lol. I am not usually a lipgloss fan but this looks gorgeous. xx

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  20. Until NOW I could resist. Until now.
    I think I have to visit immediately the next Chanel counter before heading home.
    And yes, you are guilty (;

    Greetings from Germany, Jule.

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  21. Gorgeous lip gloss! I have been searching for the past month for a colour like that...its the ideal summer gloss!

    xo

    Courtney from <a href="http://www.strawberreeswing.blogspot.com>Strawberree Swing</a>

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  22. This looks great on you! I've never tried anything from chanel, but it must be good, right? :D

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  23. I really want Holiday nail polish, I don't know when it's going to be released in the UK though.

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  24. that is a GORGEOUS orangey coral lip!!

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  25. Bright colors always remind me of summer. The gloss looks beautiful on you.

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  26. Calypso looks beautiful on you and me LOL, I bought almost everything of this
    collection and love it all. I always love the summercollection from Chanel so chic and elegant. Thanks for posting.

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  27. Love the look. The orange lip looks gorgeous on your skin tone. Not really sure I could pull that off. Great nail polish too!

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  28. Beautiful! I got the duo eyeshadow sable from the summer collection but didnt purchase calypso gloss(sold out).I did find a dupe , its same color but minus The shimmer. Cargo gloss in rio.

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  29. Classic Chanel always giving the best! Beuatiful red lipgloss, now I want to try it ;)

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