Coco Chanel. The name alone is enough to give me goosebumps-not only is she my fashion icon, but Coco Chanel was a strong and independent woman who was not afraid to speak the truth and say what she believed, which is perhaps why her empire remains at the forefront of our fashion and beauty world today.
One of my all time favorite quotes from Coco (and I have A LOT) is her insistence that:
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
For whatever reason, this particular quote has always struck a chord with me-probably because almost above all else (kindness always reigns supreme), I want to be classy and fabulous! And recently, I have found a little trick to help me feel extra fabulous every day. In fact, I don’t want to leave home without it!!
So…here is the scoop!! I was in NYC for work recently and while I was perusing the beauty department at the Macy’s at Herald Square (which, BTW is the biggest department store in the WORLD!!), I stopped to try to get someone’s attention at the Bobbi Brown counter to perhaps buy a new lip gloss or some eyeshadow. But the two gals working the counter were embroiled in a very dramatic conversation and ignored me just long enough that I decided to move on. And thank goodness I did, because when I turned around, the pretty blonde at the Chanel counter flagged me down and asked if she could try a new gloss on me. I was hesitant, but have a friend who raves about Chanel gloss, so I obliged. And in that moment, I discovered my new secret weapon to feeling fabulous-Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Sweet Beige.
Hands down, this is the BEST gloss I have ever used. It has just enough sparkle and shine, the color is subtle but pretty, it isn’t sticky AT ALL, the application is amazingly smooth, and it lasts an absurdly long time (for a gloss). Plus, I would be lying if I said I didn’t get a little thrill each time I pull this glossy fabulous-ness out of my bag and see those two little intertwined C’s on the top-a little piece of my fashion icon with me every day. 🙂
Colors from left to right: Petite Peche #148, Sunset Gold #64, Sweet Beige #297
Fabulous, practical, and pretty. Don’t you think???? And I know I specifically referenced that it was Sweet Beige that was making me feel fabulous every day (and it is!!!), but since there are three glosses pictured, I have an obvious confession. I have been so enamored with this product that I already bought it in two other colors!!! Thank goodness for my employee discount (but shhhh, don’t tell my hubby-lipgloss is one thing, among many, that he just doesn’t understand).
Wishing you a classy and fabulous weekend!!!!