Friday, 27 February 2015

(Another) Chanel Impulse Buy.

I was shopping on the mainland last weekend with a friend (I live on an island...not enough shops!) and I specifically told myself I would only buy some staple clothes for spring. I managed to pick up a few lovely things, which I might haul, and was sticking to my plan until... CHANEL. I innocently wandered past the counter and one of the Coco Rouges caught my eye. It was Pimpante (90) and it's one I've swatched many times but never bought. I asked to try it on as I've never actually had it on my lips, and because, well, I just really don't think a shopping trip is complete without a beauty purchase. It looked lovely on, a gold flecked orange toned coral. After waiting to see how I liked it in various lights (outdoors, other shops etc) I decided I actually LOVED it. It had a satin sheen and lasted really, really well, fading nicely but leaving a tint of peach even after a few hours. So I had to go back and purchase. I had to, ok?! It was £26, which is pricey but it's something I'll get daily use out of. And the packaging is to die for. 
See what I mean? 
It looks slightly more pink in the photos above, due to crappy indoor lighting, but it really is orange toned. You can see the gold flecks in the photos, it's not that awful 80's pearly coral, more of a pout enhancing shimmer. The photos below give a better representation of it on my face 😁
What do you think? Any other shades you love? I would buy more, if only for the packaging! Dreamy. 


  1. Lovely post, I completely understand your purchase, sometimes you just cannot say no to Chanel! I also nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog :) xx

  2. Thank you! That's awesome, I'll do it soon! Thanks for sharing my blog, I'm so grateful :) xxx