Woooots, first haul of 2013 & yes I had to hit the Chanel counter, especially after I’ve seen the promo pictures & swatches from other bloggers! If you read my blog for some time, you would know I usually don’t rant but rant alert!!!!
So I usually get my high end makeup from Tangs, since I am able to get rebates there (money saved = more to spend for makeup.lol!). As usual Gf & I headed down to the Chanel counter to check out the new collection after which we told the MA we will look around, popped by Dior & Laura Mercier then headed back to Chanel. I decided that I wanted to try the illuminating powder before buying it, I mean I kinda knew 90% I would get it, unless it looked terrible on my face then of course I won’t get it.
When we first got to the counter the MA refused to serve us which fine because maybe she wanted to just let us browse. Finally after waiting, I decided to go ahead & ask her if she could try it on me & this is where I got super annoyed. She took a blusher brush & said to me ‘You try it yourself, I have to serve my customer.‘ Like woah, so now because you think I might not buy, I am not entitled to be your customer? Also her ‘customer’ was just browsing & didn’t appear to be needing her help too! Besides, she could have asked me if I could wait or ask her ‘customer’ if she could be excused for awhile. The fact that I asked if you could try it on me means I might not know how to use the product. If I want someone to just shove a brush in my face then I don’t think Chanel needs to hire MAs, it’s just a waste of their money.
This is a Chanel counter, I don’t feel such lousy service is to be tolerated. I would think that Chanel would have a more stringent selection process, but it seems like any Tom, Dick, Harry will get hired there. We decided to leave the counter because I am just not going to purchase from someone who is so rude & tackless, especially so when it is a high end departmental store. I refuse to pay $100 & allow her to earn the commission (if they still do) and would rather go to somewhere else, where I might not be able to get the rebates but I get great service & I feel happy walking out.
*RANT OVER* On to the awesome stuff ^^
My first haul of 2013! Chanel has an awesome Spring 2013 collection! Initially I went in to take a look at Poudre Signêe de Chanel the illuminating powder but of course I didn’t leave with just that. lol.
The pouch is really pretty & it has a band around the pouch so you won’t accidentally drop it out of the velvet case.
I got ittttttt!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 Poudre Signêe de Chanel!
It has a pretty cool black plastic cover to protect your product, at the same time I was pretty paranoid that the plastic will scratch my product. LOL!
Poudre Signêe de Chanel comes with a super super adorable fat flat sponge thingy to apply the illuminating powder!
I’m warning you, I am going to be spamming some pictures of the illuminating because, wait do I even have to explain? It’s just soooooo GORGEOUS!
I wish I could buy 1 just to frame up & stare at it, yes I’m that obsessed. It feels SOOOOOO soft, the product is just sooo finely milled!
Le sigh, why are you so prettttyyyy!
Heavy & light swatch. It doesn’t leave you looking like a glitter ball because of how finely milled the product is!
Thought i might see if I can find any dupes in my collection! Swatched some of my favourite highlighting products & yes I think it’s different enough from the rest of my highlighting products to justify the purchase. Honestly I think I would even get it if it looked the same as anything I own, it’s so pretty just itself justifies the purchase! hehe!
I don’t know why I have never seen this in Chanel, HOW CAN I NOT HAVE!? It’s just a colour totally up my alley! It screams meeeeee & it is Chanel Tentation, which GF ended up getting too because I had her swatch it on her nails & she fell in love too. <3
Finally I grabbed Sweet Beige Glossimer!! This purchase is thanks to GF because she swatched it on me & it pushed me off the edge. I have been eye-ing it for awhile & finally got it!
So yes, my first haul of 2013 & I am pleased with myself if I may say so myself (: I also popped by The Body Shop to grab the LYCHEE gloss. Yes Lychee <3