Recent Beauty Buys………………….Dior and Chanel!

Hi Everyone,
I am still saving to furnish the house so i have been cut throat about buying beauty this year.
This means the blog also takes a hit. I try to post where i can but i don’t want to repeat myself or take the blog off in too much of a different direction. A few high profile bloggers/Youtubers have done that recently, and tbh, i don’t check in with them as much as i used to.

Keeping with the beauty theme, i have bought a couple of items over the past two months that i can now review.
Featured below right, is the free gift i received for buying two products from the Cool Wave collection. Dior have been doing some really great gifts lately). 
Summer is here and i love the high end summer beauty collections. Here’s what i bought recently.
Dior Pump ‘N’ Volume Mascara, 160 Purple Pump.
Dior have released 5 coloured mascaras in their Summer Cool Wave collection. They are blue, pinks and purples. I opted for the warm vibrant purple.
I never normally wear these colourful ones by themselves. (I am not going through a mid-life crisis after all). I do love them as toppers though.
Pump’N’ Volume mascara is a very thickening mascara that gives wow lashes.  If you have very short lashes, this will probably be slightly clumpy for you but long and sparse lashes will benefit. The lift is great too.
I must admit, when i bought the black version, it didn’t last quite as long as i hoped. I do use a lot of mascara though.

Above left, I start with one coat of Diorshow Mascara and Right; I complete with a second coat of Dior Pump N Volume Mascara, Purple Pump. This gives a subtle, warm effect rather than full on purple.
Back to the purple one. It is a gorgeous colour and put on over black mascara, gives the most beautiful warm hint of purple that is great for all eye colours. I like the effect it has on my eyes.
They are limited edition and are a fun way to enhance the eyes.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, Lip Plumper, 011 Pool Blue.
This lip Maximizer is fabulous. I have never been without it since i started buying it a few years ago.

It does moisturize really well, only has a slight tingle that wears off quickly and gives a natural plumping effect. It can be worn on its own or over lipstick. I use it of a night before bed and first thing in morning. This gives the best effect for me.

Above left without Dior Lip Maximizer; middle, after 10 minutes; right, after one hour.
I always use the pink one from Dior; however, Dior released the blue one in this summer collection and i thought i have to give this one a try as well. Not that the colour is significant on the lips. It will be great over warm lip colours to cool the colour off.
Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil, 30 Brun Naturel.
I’m not going to dwell on this one too much. My all time favourite eye pencil. Its so natural i effect and easy to work with.You can create the lightest colour to a dramatic look and its not ashy.
I have purchased numerous times now and no others have beaten it yet.

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lipstick, 432 Cécile.
I decided to buy this when i saw Margot Robbie wearing it at the Golden Globes. Its such a lovely nude with the tiniest hint of pink.

Nudes are hard for me to work with because of my pale skin and i like wearing lipstick. I can’t wear a strong shade in work so this is ideal. A lovely colour with a satin finish. Very moisturizing and has good staying power.

There you have it. Hope everyone’s keeping well and i will try and check in again soon. Take care and i will see you all soon. 😉


  1. June 11, 2018 / 1:05 am

    A great look! Thanks for sharing.

  2. ladyjickyB
    June 12, 2018 / 10:24 am

    I love that colour of the Chanel lipstick! I am pale like you and nudes are hard for me too. I understand you are on a budget for the house but …. have you seen the new Dior Backstage range? Its not here but online it looks so good! I am trying a “low buy” this year but if that Backstage range is lovely I will indulge … plus … I am going to see if that Chanel shade is here too. Hope you are well Mandy and enjoying your summer 🙂

    • June 12, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      I am into the LE Chanel Chance Body Oil Sprays. I have Chance Eau Vive at the moment. Going to get the original next and maybe Eau Fraiche later before they sell out . The original Chance body oil was a permanent line and i used to buy it all the time. Gutted when they disc. it and the shower foam. That was lovely. Let me know what you buy from Dior. I have the purple pump mascara at the moment, which i love and the lip maximizer is always a good buy to p;ump up the lips. Take care hun xxxx

      • June 12, 2018 / 10:08 pm

        As you can see i own Dior products lol. Oh dear i am so tired ha ha

  3. June 13, 2018 / 6:52 am

    OMG. I wish I didn’t just see that lipstick! I totally want it now. It kind of reminds me of Tom Ford Spanish Pink (which I broke this week – tube fell right out on my floor). I fixed my lipstick but it’s not the same. I wonder if I should try this one as my replacement. It’s really gorgeous on you!

    • June 13, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      Seriously, you should see it on Margot Robbie at the Golden Globes. Thats what made me buy it. The makeup artist put a darker lip pencil around her mouth and a touch of this in the middle. Its a lovely shade because there is that hint of pink going on. Very nice. You won’t be disappointed at all. x

          • June 18, 2018 / 2:19 pm

            Absolutely – how could I not!! It’s on it’s way to me now. I ordered it on line. And I also got a similar one from YSL. I can’t wait for them to come!

          • June 18, 2018 / 2:21 pm

            That’s fantastic. I hope u love them both 😁

  4. June 13, 2018 / 6:53 am

    I just looked again. Mmmmmm yeah. I gonna go for it.

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