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Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick in 52 Casual

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pictured: Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick in 52 Casual / late spring 2019 nail polish / scarf /

One of my favorite lipstick collections is Chanel’s line of Rouge Coco lipsticks. The Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick collection is sheer, and hydrating. They make the perfect daily lip colors! For the spring 2019 season, Chanel has created a new collection of colors in a bridge collection named Chanel Rouge Coco Flash.

I don’t really see any difference between the regular Rouge Coco lipstick collection, and Rouge Coco Flash. They are both collections of hydrating, sheer lip color. I love how smooth this lipstick applies, and how it’s just as hydrating as a lip balm. There are a wide variety of colors to choose from in the new Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick collection. I decided to try out a soft neutral hue named Casual. If you prefer going by numbers, it’s color #52.

This is a really soft hue, which my daughter describes as “the same color as you.” OK, so Chanel Casual is my skin color. I guess that is a an easy way to describe it! haha. Just know, this colors appears more peachy in online stores. In real life, as you can see in my photos, it’s more of a warm beige.

There is a wide variety of colors in this collection. I definitely want to invest in a few more colors for the upcoming spring season. There are some really pretty pinks shades, and neutral hues which have caught my eye. You can see the entire range of colors here. Which color is your favorite?

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What is your favorite sheer lipstick collection? Have you tried Chanel Rouge Coco before?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Chanel Pierres de Lumiere nail polish late spring 2019

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Chanel Pierres de Lumiere nail polish collection review late spring 2019: Chanel Joyau  nail polish / Chanel Perle de Corail nail polish / Chanel Jaspe nail polish / Chanel Eau de Nacre nail polish /

Every year, Chanel releases a second makeup collection in line with Spring Act II. This late spring release is usually a collection with a theme which takes inspiration from the spring season. For the late spring 2019 makeup release, Chanel has created Pierres de Lumiere which is inspired by a paradox of precious stones. The nail polish colors from the collection play with color and transparency of light, creating beautiful alternatives to the classic taupe and neon pink from Chanel’s standard spring 2019 nail polish collection.  

The Chanel Pierres de Lumiere collection offers us two translucent colors, Chanel Eau de Nacre and Chanel Perle de Corail. Eau de Nacre by Chanel is a soft and pretty, translucent white nail polish which is fabulous for the warm weather season. While Perle de Corail by Chanel, is a feminine and light twist on the color of 2019. The other colors, Joyau and Jaspe, are bright, and right in line with spring and summer’s bold color trends. There is definitely a color for a every taste in this late spring 2019 nail polish release!

Chanel Eau de Nacre nail polish

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Chanel Eau de Nacre is a soft and translucent white nail polish. This is the perfect polish for the warm weather season when you are looking for a neutral that isn’t basic. Forms of white nail polish are always fresh and unexpected when it comes to spring or summer nail polish. Eau de Nacre by Chanel is a great alternative to spring 2019’s taupe hues, and it will be easy to wear daily; or great on toes! I love a good white polish on toes. It’s a not-so-basic neutral nail polish hue which doesn’t compete with varying shoe colors, patterns and styles. I plan on using this color for my toes this spring and summer seasons!

Chanel Jaspe nail polish

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Orange you glad Chanel has created a bold orange hue for spring? haha, I am! Chanel Jaspe nail polish is a classic orange hue which is a fun color to wear in late spring, and throughout the summer season. Since shades of orange are a hot color trend for the spring/summer seasons, Jaspe by Chanel is a fabulous nail polish to wear right now in order to rock that color trend. Love!

Chanel Joyau nail polish

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Chanel Joyau is a pretty alternative to Techno Bloom from the spring 2019 nail polish collection. Joyau is a slightly darker, shiny bright pink nail polish which is right on trend for the spring season. While Techno Bloom is neon and matte, Joyau is bright and shiny. There is a bold pink for every taste from Chanel for spring 2019, love that!

Chanel Perle de Corail nail polish

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Well, Chanel Perle de Corail nail polish is my favorite hue from the Chanel Pierres de Lumiere makeup collection for late spring 2019. This is a soft take on the current coral color trend; and it’s translucent nature is both fresh and beautiful. This is an easy color to wear daily; and it is just breathtaking. I will definitely be wearing Perle de Corail by Chanel often this late spring 2019 season!

I tested all four nail polish colors from the Chanel Pierres de Lumiere makeup collection for late spring 2019 with one base coat, and two coats of colors. All four of them applied evenly without streaking. As with all Chanel nail polishes, they offer a chip-resistant formula which is long lasting. I love the color saturation from these four nail polish colors, they are pretty and can all be worn throughout the season.

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What do you think of the four colors in the Chanel Pierres de Lumiere makeup collection? Which color is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

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pictured: Chanel puzzle pieces tote in black patent /

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Karl Lagerfeld passed away on February 19, 2019. Although I never met Karl Lagerfeld in person, I have always been moved by, and admired his work; most notably his work with the house of Chanel.

I am a huge Chanel fan, and Karl Lagerfeld was a creative genius who worked tirelessly to encompass Coco Chanel’s original intent in his designs for her fashion house. While I never purchased his RTW or couture clothing, I have been an avid consumer of his Chanel handbag collection. His RTW and couture collections are clothing lines I have always admired, but have never purchased because I don’t personally spend that much on clothing; I get bored of my clothing after one season.

I have always looked at his clothing designs as inspiration for my own personal style. He always knew how to make something classic also encompass a fashion-forward vibe. Of course, when it comes to handbags, I view them as an investment I can wear for years and eventually pass down to my daughters. This is why I have purchased so many Chanel handbags over the years.

I remember when his personal collection launched at Macy’s with a party inside of the Macy’s on Union Square. I was there reporting for another publication, and as a result, I don’t have any photos, or copy to share with you. I remember loving his collection and wishing I was there to shop rather than work. While his collection only lasted a few seasons, his work with Chanel, Fendi, et al., lives on in the memories of fashion fans everywhere.

This handbag is my favorite of his designs that I own. The “Puzzle Pieces” collection was inspired by Coco Chanel’s own quilting. Karl Lagerfeld was perusing the Chanel archives one day and came across this puzzle quilt. He loved the quilting and wondered why it had been in the archives for so long without being used in her design house. He went to work on a capsule collection for Chanel which celebrated her puzzle quilting. The result was a few handbags and pieces with the puzzle quilting. I purchased the tote, which happens to be a bag I feel is very special in my Chanel collection.

While I don’t wear it often, it holds a special place in my heart as it meant a lot to Karl when he found the quilts. I love that there is a story behind this bag; and the fact that it isn’t just a redo of something the house of Chanel had already done in the past.

Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel in 1983, and since then, he has maintained Coco Chanel’s aesthetic and original intent in her art. His own ventures have been equally genius, and his work with Fendi has also been incredible. The fashion world lost a creative genius this week. I am sure he will guide future designers from Heaven with his selfless love for the art of fashion.

You can read Chanel’s official announcement on their website at Chanel.com.

I would love to hear your Karl Lagerfeld memories in the comments below!

Thank you for stopping by,

Cathy