Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chanel Joues Contraste: Canaille

Simply put: anything from Chanel is amazing. I love their cosmetics and have been wearing Chanel since I was nineteen (when I first began blogging.)
Their skincare, foundations, blush, lipsticks and lipglosses... ALL amazing quality make-up. They truly give you a flawless finish. Yes, the price is a bit steep - but you are paying for designer quality. 

I stopped at Dillard's and visited with my lovely Chanel beauty specialist and she showed me their new collection for Spring 2015. 

See it here:

I left the counter with the Jous Contraste blush in Canaille. (LE)

In the pan, it is a lovely terracotta peach/bronze with a hint of rose pink. It does have shimmer so it will impart a lovely glow. 

On my medium-tan complexion, this is a warm peachy-bronze. It is stunning and gives a beautiful healthy glow. It's very reminiscent of the shades Jennifer Lopez uses on her cheeks. This will be beautiful in the Summer as well. 

What are some of your favorite Chanel products? 

Until next time beauties,
xx Ang 

Small Haul Post

'Tis the season of giving... and I've been giving to myself. 
Spoiled much? Perhaps. But at least it's just a cosmetic addiction. 

The Body Shop: 

They currently have a buy 3, get 3 free promotion and I simply couldn't resist it. 

Products purchased: 
- Olive Creme Exfoliante 
- Brazil Nut Creme Exfoliante (larger beads) 
- Tea Tree Oil body wash
- Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter (mask/treatment)
- Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask (purifies) 
- Almond Body Butter 
(Can't get enough of this. Leaves my skin so soft and glowy.  I actually liked it more than the Kiehls Creme de Corps!) 

(click to enlarge photos) 

Products Purchased:
- Buxom lip creme in 'White Russian'
 (If you don't own this yet - buy it. Trust me.)
- Elizabeth & James 'Nirvana Black' EDP Rollerball 
- BECCA Cosmetics pressed highlighters in 'Moonstone' and 'Champagne Gold' 
(I had been lemming these for SO long. Becca's highlighters are superb!)
Shiseido Eyelash curler

MAC Cosmetics
Products purchased: 

- Veluxe Pearlfusion eyeshadow compact in 'Copper Luxe'
(Five complementary shades that glide on and blend beautifully for infinite day-to-night looks: beige salmon with pearl, pale peach, pale gold with pearl, dark brown, brown black with gold pearl. Matte to highly pearlized finish.)

Too Faced 
Better Than False Lashes mascara 
(nylon fiber mascara to create volume and length) 

Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts? Any lems/hauls yourself? 

♥ Until next time beauties,
xx Angela

Lip Service: Fullips Lip Enhancer


Who doesn't want them? If you're anything like me, you love a plump, juicy pout. Think Angelina Jolie or Adriana Lima. 

I personally love to use any product that will help me achieve the appearance of fuller lips and I've always been a big fan of lip plumpers. I've tried many, many different types: Freeze 24/7, Victoria's Secret, DuWop, Too Faced, Fusion, Sally Hansen, Soap & Glory... I can go on. 

Enter, Fullips Lip Enhancer. 

What is it?
 It's a product that plumps your lips by suctioning them. And you'll be surprised - it really does work and gives you an effect that lip plumpers simply do not. Seriously sexy lips. 

I came about the Fullips Lip Enhancer after my best friend remarked she had seen it on instagram and noted that she wanted to try it. I decided to place an order and the lovely miss Linda Gomez (the founder of Fullips) was kind enough to send me pieces to review. ♥ (Thank you, Linda! *hugs*)

Packaging is so cute!

Round (large), medium, and small sizes. 

Click photos to enlarge
Plumping with the small to create a fuller center. 
My lips with the help of Fullips :) 

- Keep lips moisturized before and after use. You will get better results when you have smooth, hyrdrated lips.

- DRINK WATER. Keep your lips hydrated naturally and they will naturally be plumper. However, it does help when using this product or else you can (like me) might notice wrinkled lips if they're dry.

- Do not apply too much pressure. You can bruise your lips.

- Check out for videos and tutorials on how to use.

Buy according to your lip size/width. If you have a wider mouth, use the Medium piece. If you want more volume in the center, try the size Small. If you want to achieve overall volume, try the Large round. My personal favorite is the small for my cupid's bow and then pumping a few times with the round piece for a very plump pout. 

After pumping. Photos do not do the fullness justice.


I do really enjoy using this product when I desire fuller lips. I use it when I'm going out - in fact, I keep one in my make-up bag (medium size) and the large round in my car for pumping on-the-go. I ended up giving my best friend the size small because she loved it for the center of her lips as well, and she also keeps them in her car. 

Now, the question(s) I always receive: 

Q: Does it work?
A: Yes, they work. However, I am going to advise yet again - start with hydrated lips! You'll only de-flate your lips if they're dry. 

Q: Does it hurt?
A: No, there is no pain. Just be sure to not suction too hard or with too much pressure as to not bruise and cut off the circulation to your lips. 

Q: How long does it last?
A: It's supposed to last a couple of hours. However, here's the only con: it doesn't last me, personally, more than 20-30 minutes. If I want a longer-lasting effect, I top off with a plumping lip gloss or just continue pumping throughout the day. Otherwise, no - it doesn't last long on me. Of course, results may vary on you so do not be discouraged!

Overall, it is a good product and it serves it's purpose to give you much fuller lips. The customer service is absolutely wonderful and they respond promptly to any inquiries or questions.

 Since receiving my pieces, the brand has come out with a new and improved design! Lighter-weight and modern look! Check it out here: SHOP!

Disclaimer: I was sent these for a review, however - I will only provide my truthful personal opinion/review on ANY product, purchased or given for a review.  If you have further questions or comments - please feel free to inquire at: 

♥ Until next time beauties,