Friday, July 1, 2011

Chanel Fall 2011 Collection

I know, I know... It is crazy to even talk about Fall because Summer just officially started the 21st, but you know with fashion everything is ahead so that you can catch up on the trends just in time :D

Chanel's Fall Collection have really great metallic colors that are played up over the expectations of their true followers. All the shimmers in this collection are so cleverly put into the product that it doesn't over power it but actually enhances it.

I'll be quiet now so you guys can take a gander at the collection and it will speak for itself :D

Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow $36 each



 Swatches in direct sunlight (true to color)

Three Nail Color Vernis



And now for the most unique yet hardest to capture it's colors....


 Taken in the shades... true colors to inside lighting

Friday, April 22, 2011

Prom on a Budget: How to Makeup & Hair

It's prom season and I'm getting so excited for everyone! It's always fun to have an event to look forward to, especially getting glammed up. I know it has probably been crazy with dress shopping and buying tickets. I don't know about now but when I was in high school (4 years ago)... tickets were almost 200 so I couldn't imagine now! So... I decided to do a Prom on a Budget Hair and Makeup to help you all with some expenses AND you can have some fun doing it.

   I decided to use taupe colors for the eyes because it is really complimenting on any eyecolor AND more importantly for Prom it will compliment any dress color. Taupe is an in- between color of purple and brown so it can really go both cool or warm.

   If you noticed this look is very subtle yet it enhances the eyes. Sometimes less is more and you don't want to have the focus on your eyeshadow... you want the focus on your eyes. This look is only used with budget friendly products you can find at your local drugstores. So... I hope this will help make your Prom Night or any other special event that much more magical!

   A long with a budget friendly makeup look, here is a great hair look too! I always find myself using this look for a night out and I ALWAYS get compliments. Just like a lot of hair styles people always look and wonder how did you create the look. Sometimes it's easier than you think. This look I've created will give you volume and a put together look without paying a cent. You can just do it on yourself! 

    And it's not simply just a one style tip of dilio. You can use this style to create other styles of your own. With different dresses there are many variety of neck lines that can be a factor of how your hair should be. To flatter your dress and the whole look the hair do is very important. That is why I wanted to show you another style u can use with this look. 

  Hope you all found these Prom on a Budget tips helpful and make any night a little more magical! Enjoy your prom or any event you are going to :D

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chanel 2011 SUMMER Collection Review& Swatches

Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means!!! BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT colors!! I'm so excited and to get in the mood Chanel has launched their new Summer Collection. What's a better way to get in the mood of a new season than splurging and then being broke lol. 

    First off I wanted to show you the nail polishes because this is what drawled me to this collection. The yellow or STAR of this collection is called Mimosa! It is just amazing. Chanel introduced to us Black as chic and now Yellow is chic/stylish. I absolutely love this color and here you will see close up of the color on my nails. I do however do not think this shade is complimented on all skintones but I may be wrong. I haven't seen any fair skin gals wear this polish yet to judge. My skin color is NC30-35 and I love this color on me. Even though it is "yellow" the quality of the polish and the layers of dimension it has, it is just so flattering. There is shimmer/pearl effects in the polish but it seems to have a flat/cream finish indoors unless under light. In different angles the color has different effects. I cannot explain as well as the photos below can. So I'll let you all be the judge ;D

    And along with this collection there are two other shades that are also limited edition. The beige color I did not get because it appeared to be very boring and easily duped with other brands. I did however got the pink color in Morning Rose. It has the same gold shimmer as Miami Peach, yet it is a bright and soft pink. I know... how can something be bright AND soft? Well, it can be very bright but the color itself is a soft warmer pink. I haven't tried it on my nails to judge the color, whether I like it or not, nor can I say if the color is a must have. I will change my polish next week and take some detailed pictures of the polish on me for your reference. Here are just the pictures of the bottle in the sun, so that you can see the shimmers. 

    And now for the BEST of the bunch. Yes, Mimosa nail polish was already, in my opinion, the POW! of this collection but there is more. I didn't think much of the Bronzer/Blush from the previews I saw online before the collection was launched, but I tried them in stores and I gotta say they took my breathe away! I might like them better than my HG Rock & Republic Blushes! YUP I SAID IT!! 

    There are two from the collection and I got BOTH!! I loved it that much. One is Bronze Rose and the other is Bronze Corail. I've been reaching for the Rose one more even though my initial breathe was taken away by the Corail. Even though CHANEL calls it bronzers they seem more like a "mosiac" blush to me. The bronze sections give you warmth and depth to your cheeks and the color/blush part gives you that extra pop of color. I think either would look great on all skintones, but the Rose one would definitely look better on fair skin. You're getting 14 g for $50 and I must add you also get a brush with Chanel's logo on it and the packaging is lovely. Same size as the Chanel Double Perfection Foundation Compact, but instead of a white logo on the cover it is gold for Soliel Tan de Chanel. 

 Bronze Corail

True to color
The first swatch is Glossimer in Pensee and the rest is Bronze Corail swatched separatel and blended.

    I did get one out of the three glossimers but I'm not a big fan of them because they are just simply a sheer glitter/shimmer gloss that can only work over lipsticks. I don't like shimmers or glitter so I never really like glossimers. Pensee is a coral/redish gloss with gold shimmers. 

 Bronze Rose

  Of course for more detail on the collection and my thoughts on the products please watch my video!