Beauty notes for Spring

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chanel vernis ysl parisienne clinique chubby stick

I’ve never been one of those girls who manages to accumulate drawers and drawers of beauty products, always opting for the most minimal approach possible. There’s something satisfying in knowing that your make-up routine takes less than five minutes to apply, and can easily be cut down to the basics of bronzer and mascara when time is too tight.

For Spring, I like to dial it down a notch, and this year I envision myself playing up the lips a little with just a slick of mascara on my lashes. I’ll be keeping my nails fairly subtle, with a few neutrals and the quintessential reds being my varnishes of choice, and my scent, as always, YSL Parisienne.

PS. If you’re living an Auckland, keep an eye out for my post tomorrow. You won’t regret it!


  1. Paula shoe fiend August 26, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    I think less is more when it comes to beauty products – plus unlike necklaces they have a shelf life so it pays to not have too much on hand – except nail polish, I fail miserably at that,
    speaking of, I’m loving the Chanel lacquers, that red is quite something.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  2. Sue August 26, 2013 / 9:46 pm

    I’m having a thing about the Chanel Elixir varnish at the moment. I tried it on last week and it’s been haunting me since. Strange given that I usually go for dark shades (grey) that I have suddenly become besotted with a pink. Wonders will never cease. Part of me thinks it’s the backlash against all the blues and greys soon to infiltrate my wardrobe.

  3. rachel August 26, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    minimal makeup is the best approach IMO. love the look of bright lips with just a bit of mascara in summer, I’ll definitely be doing the same x

  4. Grazziella August 27, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    I got the red one, pretty awesome !
    Nice blog girl

    Bisous from FRANCE

  5. Maria August 28, 2013 / 12:19 am

    Oh I love the pink/berry tones here, you are making me crave some Chanel polishes!

    Maria xxx

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