I haven’t written in a while but all that is about to change! Today turned out to be a Victoria’s Secret inspired day – purely because I was showered with not one, but TWO, gorgeous gift bags with even cooler gifts! This post relates to the first Victoria’s Secret gift I received today.
The bag itself was a gift on it’s own. I colours of pink, white and black, being the brand’s signature, add to the excitement of having Victoria’s Secret products, even before you look inside.
The gift box was pink with silver stars thrown all over. The out part of the box on the right and left was wrapped in red bows which was great so I was thrilled about that.
The gift box had none other than the Temptation fragrance mist and the Temptation fragrance lotion. I test tried them and they smell great. It’s a perfect size to buy as a gift and if you look closely, it’s set in a pink shimmery box which is the cherry on top for those of you who, like me, like things pink and shimmery!
Then, of course, when you look closely into the gift bag, in pink, the classic ‘love, Victoria’ is written followed by a pink heart.
My sister and I decided to try to be vegan for the better part of a week. My sister, the resilient person that she is, followed through for a full 5 days. I, on the other hand, managed for several hours, but soldiered on for a day or two more while adding butter here and there. I’m a weakling of sorts.
Below is a rye roll with poppy and other delicious seeds. Topped with purple cabbage, watercress leaves, baby snap peas and topped with a vegan honey-mustard salad dressing.
Next, I had the same roll, except this time my toppings altered slightly. I’ve added purple cabbage, watercress and chick peas topped with the vegan honey-mustard salad dressing. I also had a side of baby carrots. To drink, I had a glass of ice water, as well as a mug of green tea.
I then attempted a vegan Bhudda bowl. I boiled some pasta, drizzled olive oil over it to avoid it was from sticking together. I added some sweet corn, watercress, purple cabbage and baby carrots. I then added some crushed chilli flakes for a spicier effect. This was delicious! I could eat it any day!
Over the years I’ve used a variety of different products in my beauty regimen when getting ready to go out, yet none of those compare to the Chanel products I’ve recently grown to adore. One of the best things about using Chanel products is the French aspect to it. The names of the products tend to have a French touch which is oh-so-glamourous!
Coco Chanel once said that “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
I began with a beauty basic – a lip balm called the rouge coco baume – hydrating conditioning lip-balm by Chanel. It comes in a lipstick tube as well as a tub. I first bought the tube and, once that had finished, the tub of lip balm. I much prefer the tube as that was less sticky than that of the tub of lip balm. The good aspect about the tub of lip balm, however, is that it lasts really long. Sometimes lipstick can be applied, and then some of the lipgloss after in order to give it a more glossy, finished look.
I have also tried the Chanel lipstick – particularly the Rouge Coco Téhéran (56). This lipstick is pretty good and tends to last long. It is a pink-orange colour with accents of sparkle which truly adds to the evening charm. There is no need to add any type of lip-gloss over this lipstick shade as it is perfection on its own.
The next Chanel product I quite enjoy is the Joues Contraste powder blush. It comes in a neat little package, and is further enclosed in a velvet case. In that velvet case is the compact box with the powder blush. The colour I have is Reflex (82) and it works wonders on my skin tone. The colour can be described as a dusty pink with a glittery essence that also adds to the blush on the whole. The actual compact box contains a clear-as-day mirror and a Chanel blush brush to aid in the application of the blush. All-in-all it is a convenient fully equipped blush kit which is ideal to pop in your purse for a touch up later on in the day!
I also have the Les Pinceaux de Chanel brush. This is a 2-in-1 foundation brush that works for both, fluid and powder based make-up. This works really well when I want to apply strobe cream as a highlighter, or simply for blending make-up that requires it. This brush comes in a velvet case as well, thus making it easier to carry around when packing in a make-up bag or simply popping into a suitcase. It is as soft as cotton candy and is great to clean. I generally use the silicone make-up brush cleaner with some liquid soap and warm water. Within a few minutes it is as good as new, and as soft as ever!
Au revoir mon chéri!