Review: Chanel Rouge Double Intensité Ultra Wear Lip Colour In Soft Rose (48)

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you already know my obsession with Chanel’s beauty products. Even though it’s super expensive (goodbye early retirement), Chanel’s beauty line is probably one of the nicest luxury beauty lines out there. When I heard that they were releasing a lip duo, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!

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What is it: This long-wearing doubled ended lip product has a liquid lipstick on one end and a lip gloss on the other. They can be used individually or together, depending on what lip look you are going for. The shade I picked up is called Soft Rose, which is a dusty rose/mauve with a hint of shimmer. It’s a satin finish when worn alone. The packaging is really pretty. The black pot holds the gloss and the coloured part holds the liquid lipstick (duh lolz). The applicator’s base is gold. The liquid lip applicator is your typical liquid lipstick applicator and the gloss applicator is a brush (which I love!).

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The Good: UHM. When Chanel says they’re giving you a long wearing lipstick/gloss duo, they definitely mean it times a million. My lip look did not budge or smudge or do anything other than stay on perfectly well. I tried using the liquid lipstick alone and even on its own, the lipstick did not fade at all. I also wore the gloss on its own and the same thing. NOTHING MOVED. I loved how easy it was to wear and can we take a moment and appreciate the smell of this product? I’m assuming if Chanel ever decided to sell chocolates, this is what it would smell like. The opacity of the liquid lipstick was really good. You can build up the intensity or you can wear it as a stain alone. The lip gloss is not sticky and just perfect. The lip shades look great on its own or with the gloss. Like I mentioned, this lip product stayed on for a lot longer than I thought and because I was super curious to see if it would last all night long…I ended up going to bed with this product on and there was no transfer on my bedding or pillow. Also, did I mention this DOES NOT MOVE OR BUDGE? I had to use warm water and makeup remover to remove it!

The Bad: I will say that the price point might be the biggest drawback. If you’re looking to invest in a GOOD lip product, then this is definitely it. You truly are going to get your money’s worth with this one. Remember, you’re getting a liquid lipstick and a gloss in one! So totes worth it!

Where you can get it: I picked up mine from the Chanel counter at The Hudson’s Bay (hello points!) for $45 (CDN).

Rating: 10/10

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Favourite Fragrances

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  1. Clinique Happy (This literally makes me happy whenever I smell it lol)
  2. Prada Infusion D’Iris (I love how feminine and classy this fragrance is)
  3. Dolce & Gabbana The One (This one has been my go to this season for special events)
  4. Vera Wang Princess (Girly, sweet and makes you feel like your inner princess is out!)
  5. Victoria’s Secret Bombshell (This one is my go-to for work because it’s light and airy)
  6. Ralph Lauren Romance (This one is perfect for date night)
  7. Dior Miss Dior (I love this one for weddings and big events! The staying power is insane!)
  8. Chanel Coco Madamoiselle (Classic & Elegant. Totally Chanel)
  9. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (This one is another all time fav of mine)
  10. Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche (Every time I wear this, I get asked what I’m wearing!)

Favourite Spring Perfumes

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With April approaching and spring time just around the corner, why not change up your fragrance? I love buying different fragrances and find myself investing in new ones every time a season rolls around (which I should stop doing because it clearly affects the cashflow…). After going spicy and woodsy in the winter, I tend to go floraly and fresh in the spring. Here are my top 5 Spring Time Fragrance Picks (you can buy them any place that sells fragrances):

  1. Viktor Rolf Flower Bomb: This is one of my favourites. I sometimes sneak this fragrance during other seasons because it’s so beautiful. It’s flowery enough to be sweet. This is a very classy scent that will leave you and everyone around you happy!
  2. Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue: I cannot live without this fragrance during the spring and summertime. It’s citrusy, It’s fresh…It smells like you just stepped out of a D&G shower.  This is also very addictive for you and everyone around you ;).
  3. Marc Jacobs Daisy: The name and the bottle scream spring time! The best way to describe this fragrance is the cool wind that breezes through when you’re lying on the grass. I love this scent for Spring. It lingers on and it smells flowery without smelling flowery (like that makes any sense?).
  4. Victoria’s Secret Bombshell: This fragrance makes you feel like a bombshell! It’s light, fruity, flowery with a tiny hint of vanilla. I love this fragrance, especially for work, because it’s not overpowering. It’s enough to get you noticed without making the person beside you cough.
  5. Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche: This is a must have in any fragrance collection.  This is the perfect spring scent. Like it’s name…it’s fresh, flowery, and very chanel. I’ve had numerous people come upto me and ask me what I’m wearing and where they can buy it..whenever I have this on.

Remember: When testing fragrances, especially for spring, spray on skin (preferably your wrist) to see if the fragrance suits you. In order to have your own signature spring fragrance, you have to be comfy with it…which means don’t buy it unless you LOVE it! 

Happy Fragrance Shopping Dolls! x

Fashion Diaries: Best Dressed Celebrities at the Met Gala 2015

This is prom night for celebrities and it is the most awaited day in  every fashionista’s life. The infamous Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala, which raises money for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. Every year there is a theme that coincides with the featured exhibit at the museum. This year the theme was China: Through the Looking Glass. This year’s gala chairs were the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, Jennifer Lawrence, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer, and Wendi Murdoch. They were responsible for the benefit committee and the guest list (this is like the ultimate A list party you want to be invited to). Did you know that Anna Wintour personally approves every attendee’s outfit? Everyone tries to bring their A game to this party. Some do a great job, others fumble but below you will find my favourite looks from the Met Gala this year (in no particular order of course)!

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These two always look the cutest at any event they attend together. As always, Josh looked handsome, as always. I love that he went with a navy blue and black combination tux. Plus, he has such a cute bow tie on! Diane looked pretty in her ensemble. I love that red was her accent colour and the flowers in her hair compliments her flower printed trousers. Both of them looked adorable on the carpet.

slide_423096_5432108_freeReese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Reese looks incredibly elegant in this red strapless fitted gown. I love that she kept her ensemble in one colour, which made her gorgeous Tiffany & co. jewels stand out even more. The slit on this dress is done in a classy manner. Her shoes are gorgeous as well. Despite it being simple, Reese kept it super classy!

CEMmqb8UUAAWzc7Gabrielle Union in Zac Posen

I love what Gabrielle wore. The deep berry purple long-sleeved gown looks amazing on her. The detailed work on the top half of the dress elevates this simple gown’s look. I love how she accessorized this whole ensemble. The purse, the rings, the hair and makeup were completely on point. Gabrielle looked great!

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This has to be one of my favourite Michael Kors dresses ever. Candice looked astonishing in this whole ensemble. The nude lace body hugging dress is beautiful. I love the embellished cuff! Everything from the accessories to the hair and makeup are pure perfection. Nothing is overdone and everything looks polished.

enhanced-14808-1430794166-1 Dianna Agron in Tory Burch

Dianna looked gorgeous in this flowy one shouldered gown. I love the angular bird print at the bottom of her dress. The colour of the dress is also very pretty. This elegant ensemble is accessorized really well. Her emerald cocktail ring is gorgeous. I love that her hair and makeup give off a soft finish to this pretty look.

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Can Queen B ever do wrong? Seriously, she was the last to arrive at the gala and she definitely made a statement with her barely there dress. Since, you can get away with pretty much anything at this particular event, Beyonce hits the mark with this whole ensemble. The embellishments are gorgeous and strategically put in the right places on this gown. The best part about this outfit has to be her sky-high ponytail. She looked incredible!

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Rihanna slayed the red carpet. This golden-yellow coat-dress was the talk of the Met gala. Everything from her head-piece to the length of the train is perfect. The detailed work on this coat is amazing and exquisitely executed. Actually, I cannot find anything wrong with this whole ensemble and for me, this was the best thing to grace the red carpet.

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Zendaya is going to be the next fashionista on the block. This young starlet has been killing it at every red carpet appearance lately and this is nothing short of amazing. The red, black, gold and white combination of this costume gown is stunning! Everything is perfect about this look, from the hair to shoes (& that marvellous head-piece).

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Claire looks grungy chic in this hunter green dress. The wide black belt detailing and the semi sheerness of this gown is gorgeous. I love that she went for this edgy look. The side swept hair and the dark lips are very in. The minimal accessories are also on point and Claire looks super rocker chic while looking elegant! Valentino did a great job with this dress.

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How handsome does Robert look? Seriously, this old school Dior classic black and white tux looked great on him. The best part about this outfit has to be the offset untied bow tie. It’s artistic, it’s stylish and it’s very Met Gala. The swishy hair and smolder is very effortless chic!

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Kate Mara killed it on the red carpet in this elegant yet artistic ensemble. This white DVF gown with a Chinese collar, deep V cut and high slit looked unbelievably stylish. The black cherry blossom print is very pretty. I love that Kate went with a slicked back hair look and super minimal makeup, making this gorgeous dress the focal point of the ensemble!

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Miguel looked handsome and very dapper in this siren red and black suit. MK did a great job with this ensemble. I love that Miguel took a risk wearing such a bold colour on the red carpet, which paid off. The colour blocking between red and black was beautiful. The gelled hair and smolder finish up this look.

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Let’s just say the Met gala belonged to Michael Kors. Almost every celebrity he dressed looked amazing (& also made this list). Kate looked amazing in this gold sequins embellished column gown. This fit her like a glove and the high neck looked great. I love her hair and makeup with this ensemble, which she kept simple yet stylish! Also, how pretty is the head piece?

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How adorable do these two look in their matching Valentino outfits? Hannah Bagshawe is definitely a fashionista in the making. This whole year she has brought the it factor to every red carpet and event, including this one. This black and white gown with cutouts on the side looked amazing on her. I love the single printed flower in the middle, it really brings the whole dress together. Eddie, on the other hand, looked handsome as always and we all know I love anyone in a bow tie! He kept it classic and looked stylish!

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Have a great day dolls! x

 

Life Diaries: January Favourites

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On this snowy Monday, I bring you a list of my favourite things from the past month! Hope you enjoy! Also, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest for updates on this blog and all things Daff. Also, it’s been a year since I’ve started this blog and I want to thank you all for reading! I appreciate it SO much. Big Virtual Hug and I love you like XO! 🙂

  1. Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream (My hands are so much softer this winter because of this!)
  2. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy (Such a pretty nude with a hint of shimmer!)
  3. Aveeno Fresh Essentials Hydrating Night Cream (My skin is grateful for this product this winter)
  4. Kat Von D’s Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi (I’m all about the bold lips now a days and this is a shocking pink that looks great)
  5. Michael Kors Nail Lacquer in Sensation (I feel ultra glam whenever I have this painted on my nails)
  6. Estee Lauder Take it Away Total Makeup Remover (Perfect for lazy nights when I don’t feel like washing my face, I can just use this to take the makeup off)
  7. MAC Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapid Black (Since I’m rocking a bold lip, I love pairing that with a stroke of black liquid liner)
  8. Make Up Forever Professional Lip Line Perfector (Your lip colour will not feather with this at all!)
  9. Bath and Body Works’ Sea Island Cotton Triple Moisture Body Cream (I slather this on every night before bed. It smells great and keeps my skin moisturized)
  10. Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo (This keeps making my monthly favourites, but it’s just THAT good)
  11. MAC’s Lipstick in Angel (Kim Kardashian wears this. Enough said)
  12. NARS Laguna Bronzer (The best way to beat winter blues is to dab on the perfect bronzer)
  13. Pizzelle Italian Vanilla Cookies (These addictive cookies are like a drug. They taste delicious and are a perfect snack while I’m at work, you can get them at Costco)
  14. Victoria’s Secret Pink Lounge Hoodie (I’ve been living in this for the past few weeks when I’m lounging at home. It’s comfy, cute and snuggly)

My top 5 most played songs on my iTunes:

  1. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  2. Restart – Sam Smith
  3. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  4. La La La – Naughty boy ft. Sam Smith
  5. Elastic Heart – Sia

 Have A Great Monday Dolls! x

Life Diaries: December Favourites

Happy New Year Dolls! Thank you for reading, subscribing, commenting, sharing, etc.! I appreciate it! Hope you guys had an awesome New Year’s Eve. Here are some things I was completely obsessing over in the past month!

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  1. Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Paradis (Even though it’s winter, you can never go wrong with a coral pink lip!)
  2. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Boy (One of the best moisturizing nude lipsticks I have tried)
  3. The Naked Basics Palette (My everyday go-to eye palette!)
  4. Clinique’s High Impact Mascara in Black (Separates your lashes so wonderfully)
  5. Maybelline’s Clear Lash Mascara (I’ve been using this to set and shape my brows on a daily basis)
  6. Benefit’s High Beam (It’s a model in a bottle, enough said!)
  7. Bollywood Movies (I’ve been binge watching some of my old favourites)
  8. MAC’s Eye Kohl in Smolder (The best black kohl liner for a smoldering eye)
  9. Aquamarine ring (This was a gift from my parents when I was 16 and it’s also my birthstone)
  10. Bumble and Bumble’s Invisible Hair Oil (This is just plain old awesome!)
  11. Beyonce’s self titled CD (…because she’s awesome)
  12. Keeping Up With Kardashians (Thanks to E!’s marathon, I’ve been watching the old seasons obsessively)
  13. Bath and Body Works 3 wick candle in Merry Cookie (It smells deliciously Christmasy)
  14. Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Body Lotion (It smells great and keeps my skin super moisturized)
  15. Tarte’s Eye Lash Curler (This curler has made my lashes look gorgeous)

Top 5 most played songs on my playlist:

  1. Chandelier – Sia
  2. Night Changes – One Direction
  3. Style – Taylor Swift
  4. I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith
  5. High For This – The Weeknd

Have an awesome first day of the new year dolls! x

Review: Chanel’s Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colour in Paradis

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Chanel’s beauty products are a huge weakness point for me. I often find myself purchasing beauty products from this luxurious brand, even if I don’t need them (the life of a makeup addict). This well-known brand has been around for decades and with each product they release, the quality only gets better. With that being said, I was introduced to Chanel’s Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip colour when I was browsing through People’s Stylewatch magazine. It had Vanessa Paradis as its brand ambassador and the lip colour she had on was gorgeous, so I had to go in and swatch it for myself. The shade is called Paradis (which I believe is an ode to Vanessa). The shade is described as a pink coral and the finish is semi-opaque, almost like a frost with shimmer and sheen. According to Chanel, these lippies were created to pay an homage to the luxurious lifestyle of Coco Chanel. It’s a lightweight lip colour meant to hydrate, soften, soothe and condition your lips. Also, its formula has been created in a way that it boosts your lip’s ability to hold in moisture for a plumper, smoother and healthier looking appearance.

 My Verdict?

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This is my most used, most loved, and most cherished lipstick in my makeup drawer. Firstly, the colour is incredible for my skin tone. Even though it’s a pink coral, the colour is not too bright for me. It’s semi-opaque, that is probably the reason why this colour works on my skin tone. It’s got a little bit of shimmer and sheen but nothing too overbearing. If you see the swatches, the pigmentation is pretty decent. I find that I do have to swipe it across my lips twice to get the right amount of colour on there but either way it’s a beautiful colour. Secondly, the formula is incredible! The lipstick glides on like butter on toast for the easiest application ever. The claims are true. You get extremely moisturized lips and over the course of time you do feel like your lips’ condition is improving. Thirdly, it’s very lightweight and smells like Chanel. My lips didn’t feel heavy at all and it layers perfectly with a lip liner. Lastly, the longevity is something I wish that was a little bit better. It isn’t enough for me, personally, to write off this product. I don’t mind reapplying lipstick throughout the day/event. This product’s longevity was okay, you do have to reapply after a few hours, even if you have a lip liner on. Also, this is a luxurious brand, which means that the price is quite high for a lipstick ($39 CDN). All in all, I love this product. I haven’t found a colour like this in a long time. Also, the incredible formula is enough for me to keep repurchasing it! Buy this if you are on the look out for a nice pink coral hydrating lip colour! Think of it as an investment. You can purchase this at any Chanel counters or online (I purchased mine from the Hudson’s Bay).

 Happy Shopping Dolls! x

Pros:

  • Great colour, shimmery/sheeny but not overbearing, semi opaque
  • Hydrates lips, keeps them smooth, soft and conditions them
  • Lightweight, smells like Chanel

Cons:

  • Price
  • Longevity (I had to re-apply a few times)

Rating: 8/10 (This is one of my favourite lipsticks because of the colour. Purchase this if you want a pretty pink coral lippie and for its hydrating benefits)

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