Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HUGE Chanel GIveaway (international)

I am doing a huge giveaway on my instagram along with my friend @thefabclassychic. It ends Friday. I wanted to let everyone who reads my blog to know so you guys have a chance to enter.
This is an instagram giveaway. It is open internationally.
1. You must follow @sandynoemy  (me) and @TheFabClassyChic
2. You must repost the above shot ^ on your IG and hashtag #SummerofChanelGiveaway
3.You must "like" photo.   (on my page use the original giveaway announcement post. the one with all the rules)
4. Your profile must be public during the giveaway until the winner is announced
5. Giveaway accounts are excluded
6. Must be 18 years old or have parents permission  
7.You may only enter once. If you enter more than once you will be disqualified.
8. If you follow just to unfollow after the giveaway you will be excluded from future giveaways
THE PRIZES: (the good stuff)
A Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 87 Emotion
A Blush Creme De Chanel Blush in 79 Cheeky
A Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour in N2
A Le Volume De Chanel in 10 Noir
A Rouge Allure Intense Long Wear Lipstick in in 93 Exaltee
Two Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in 164 Plaisir and 172 Rose Sauvage
 Two Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss in 51 Insouciance and 57 Insolence
A Le Vernis Nail Polish in 619 Pink Tonic
A Travel Makeup Palette

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Chanel 2014 Summer Collection - Illusion D'Ombre New Moon & Utopia

Hello guys, long time no blog. I know. My Spring semester is over and Summer semester is a week in. Time to get back on track.
As an end of the Spring semester treat to myself, I picked up a few things from the Chanel Summer Collection. There was no palette in this collection, but they had 3 Illusion D'Ombres. Mirage, Utopia, and New Moon. Utopia and New Moon are limited edition, so you know I had to get those. I only have one other shadow in this formula and it's really nice, Chanel did not disappoint.

First New Moon, A few months back Lisa Eldridge used this shadow in a tutorial saying that this was a new color that we would see in the summer. Since then this color has been so anticipated and was selling out quickly.  I was able to snag the last one from my Macys.

I was really sad to see, but not surprised that my shadow was separated from the jar. I few other bloggers had the same issue. A few instagram friends let me know that it was normal with the Illusion D'Ombres to sometimes separate.

After taking a few pictures, I pressed the product into the jar so that I didn't have to worry about the shadow falling out of the jar.

This color is gorgeous, I haven't seen a picture (including mine) that does this shadow justice. People will say is really glittery but you won't get it until you actually see it in person. I was so happy when I swatched this color, I was scared at first since I prefer matte colors but this one is just too beautiful. The glitters in this shadow are very tiny and not too gritty at all. The purple iridescent glitters I think look beautiful on brown eyes. I love this color and would suggest you try to get your hands on one before its gone.
Next, Utopia. I was lucky that this one came perfect out of the box. This color is perfect to start wearing now in the spring. Its a lilac color that's a bit iridescent. Beautiful for all over the lid as an every day color. Another color that's great for brown eyes. It pairs beautifully with New Moon. Another limited edition color that you shouldn't sleep on. This color is more shimmery rather than glittery so it more appealing to most people and great for day time. These Illusion D'Ombre shadows  can be worn alone without having to worry about creasing. I'm so glad I pick up both of these colors. If you have the chance go to your local Chanel counter and test them out.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

UK/US Swap Product Swatches pt. 2

Here is part to with picture of products I received in a UK/US Swap I did with Katrina from Mountain Beauty.  This time I bring you Soap & Glory, Sleek, Catrice and Top Shop.
I was really excited to test out Sleek products, I've heard so many good things about this brand. They did not disappoint, they are so pigmented! I receive a mix of both simmer and matte shadows. These things are awesome. I would highly recommend trying out they Sleek shadows.

Soap & Glory is a brand that we have here in the states at Sephora, but when I think of the brand I only think of body scrubs and hand food lotion. I'm not sure how many people know about their beauty products. Sephora only carries the lip glosses and one mascara from the beauty line. The shadows are nice and buttery, and these colors could be used for a simple spring look. The shimmer on the lid and brown in the crease and a pop of color to make it stand out.

Back to Sleek. I've seen trios like this from elf, trying to mimic the NARS laguna and orgasm, BUT I don't think any of the elf contour, highlight, blush trios can compare to this one. That blush is insane. It changed colors depending how the light hits it, I tried to show that in the swatch.
  I wouldn't get this for the bronzer or highlight, they seemed underwhelming to me, but for the blush alone its worth it.

 P2 seems to be a German brand. These blushes are very creamy and nice, but too sheer for my complexion. These would just look like Vaseline on my cheeks. On a lighter skin tone they might look a lot better.

Now, these shadows are SICK! I mean I swatched these dry with no primer and they look so nice. The metallic shine these have is so cool. I seriously have to figure out a way to use these colors. The neutral colors would be great for a one color shadow look, they have so much dimension.
If you ever are in Germany please try to pick some of these up.