A Beauty Affair


I want to start off this post by saying two things:
1. If you don't already know, then you will find out, that I have an obsession with all things Chanel (for the purposes of this blog- the cosmetics)
2. The past year (or couple years) the beauty industry has been really focused on creating products that benefit the skin instead of products that only try to hide skin imperfections. This, in my opinion, is revolutionizing skincare and beauty, by making it a more cohesive industry. This is really exciting to me, since it's exactly the kind of industry I want to be involved with. 

A few days ago, I went to a Beauty Gala, hosted by The Bay [A Canadian department store]. This wasn't really what you'd think of a Beauty Gala, it was just a period of time that the store held promotions with purchases. As in, with a purchase you could get a discount or free gifts, etc. My friend and I bought tickets and we got a small snack and a few dollars off one purchase. I don't think it was really worth getting a ticket (you didn't really need one), it was nice to pick a particular date where I knew I'd spoil myself with makeup. ;)

A couple of shots of the Bay stocked with an incredible amount of products! 

Now, for the good stuff, the spoils of the evening: 

I had really wanted to purchase one of Les Beiges ever since I tried it at the Chanel store last weekend. I haven't been able to really test it out yet, but when I do stay tuned for a full review. Les Beiges de Chanel is a permanent and long-awaited line. With that purchase, I also received a bunch of goodies: a mini Rouge Coco Lipstick in Mademoiselle (a pity since I already have the full size), a mini of the new Inimitable Mascara in Noir (black), a sample (5ml) of the Hydra Beauty Creme, and four little sample of the Rouge Coco lip products line. Amazing goodies if you ask me, I can't wait to try and see what I like.
I also stopped by Origins, since I'm near running out of my GinZing eye cream, and grabbed another. I was intending on purchasing the "Out of Trouble" mask but the SA informed me that since I only get a few pimples and don't have a lot of acne I should go with the Clear Improvement mask since it's deep cleansing for combination skin, like mine. I can't wait to try this out, I'm happy I finally have a mask that doesn't expire like my Lush masks! With those two items, I was gifted the "Ginger Rush" body lotion, an "intensely hydrating" lotion. I mean, can a gal have too much lotion? [oh yes she can, I definitely do, but more never hurts!]

Les Beige de Chanel, Belle Mine is #30. 

 Origins: Ginger Rush body lotion and Clear Improvement mask
Sample of Rouge Coco Lipstick Mademoiselle and my Origins GinZing eye cream. 

Sample of the Hydra Beauty Creme

Three sample of the Rouge Coco Shine lip products [top to bottom: Fiction, Saga and Monte Carlo] and one sample of the Rouge Coco Lipstick in Le Baiser

One sample of the Inimitable Mascara in Noir (black)

Every Belle Mine powder comes with the half moon brush that sits on a little plastic container on top of the powder

 Number 30, Les Beiges de Chanel

I just adore the packaging for Chanel, gorgeous and classic.

The beauty gala was a great time, and I cannot wait to try all the products I purchased. I definitely have been finding myself gravitating towards products that are more skin enhancing than skin covering lately, like the ever growing beauty trend, even though full coverage products still exist and are still being made. Honestly, I want youthful and healthy looking skin for as long as I can have it!

What do you ladies think upon this beauty trend? Have you been trying out "healthy glow" type products or any great skin-enhancing skincare products lately?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle