Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chanel Blue Illusion De Chanel 2012

Image taken from Chanel Sg website

I have a confession to make, when I get highly stressed up, I tend to shop a lot. It is bad behavior and I totally do not condone spending beyond your means. But I can't help myself.

I heard about more new Illusion d'Ombres coming out and had to go see them for myself. I had a little bit of free time yesterday so went downtown to check the Chanel and the Guerlain collection out. (Guerlain will be in the next post) I really only wanted to swatch and get Apparition but darn it Destination looked so pretty!

I present to you some of the pictures I took in the store. The lighting isn't the best and I was using my iphone.


Basically the Blue Illusion De Chanel consists of:

2 new Illusion d'Ombres Destination (light blue) and Apparition (dark blue)
Le Crayon Yeux Bleu Aerien
Le Crayon Khol (not sure of the colour but it is the dark blue one)
Le Venis Sky Line




The above came home with me. Make a guess what's inside the other black box!

Anyway, a little something about me. I cannot wear heels for nuts! I only wear them if I have to which is for formal dinners or for special date nights. I envy ladies who wear heels with ease because darn it, it is just so painful.

I love how heels make my legs look but I can't walk gracefully in them. Strange right? Considering I need to dance in heels. Anyway, I live in my Birkis, I don't care if it does not match my outfit. If I wanted to wear fancier shoes, I turn to my sandals. 

I saw this Steve Madden pair and just had to have it. I love the gold studs, so fierce! 

29 comments:

  1. Chanel got to stop launching new collections, we are going broke!! Lol

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  2. I love the sandals! I wear my Birkenstocks all the time as well, the comfort factor is just too important haha. I do a lot of walking and find walking in heels all the time very tiring (and I always end up with blisters), especially since one of my knees is rather weak. The blues look lovely, especially Apparition!

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    1. High five Rachel! I can't bear having blisters, I rather walk barefoot. Do you own FitFlops? Do you find them comfortable?

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    2. Jacq, I have a pair of fitflops and it's quite comfy.

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    3. My Fit flops gave me such a hard time in the beginning. I'm finally able to wear them without getting blisters between my toes.

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  3. I love the light blue shadow! Super pretty. hahahaha Those are really cute Madden shoes! Why can't you wear heals again?

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    1. Hey Popcorn! I'm not used to wearing them so my feet arch feels very strained and uncomfortable after a while.

      Isn't the blue just lovely? I can't wait to wear it.

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  4. I really like the look of Apparition, though I know I wouldn't wear it that much. I want to know whats inside the box!!!!! ;)

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    1. Don't tell anyone... ;) it's a mini perfume. I'll post pictures of it soon.

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    2. Thank you! I'll look forward to the pics x

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  5. oh luckily I don't like blue eyeshadows because I'm so broke:-)) beautiful colors! and I also love these sandals!

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    1. Caise! I'm totally broke now but also very satisfied.

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  6. Unfortunately I am short as anything so I NEED heels. After a day of uncomfortable heel wearing I normally slip into my "home pair" of fitflops (the feeling is insanely good).....thank god i got those on sale! loving both the illusions btw, do you find them too shimmery?

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    1. I'm also quite short, I stand at 1.56 cm tall. Kudos to you for being able to withstand the pain. Wearing your comfies must feel like heaven.
      The illusions are shimmery but somehow I like them, they are not over the top.

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  7. I shop when I'm stressed as well Jacqueline! Love those sandals *____*

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    1. Give me a high five. Is there a specific thing you buy when you are stressed up?

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  8. Hi Jacqueline, I am guessing is the black box is the Chanel Coco Noir Perfume?
    x Rena

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    1. Hey Jac, thanks for the reply. I am a sucker for black bottles, what do you think of it??? It is floral and pretty? I cant wait to purchase it!
      x Rena

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    2. I like the scent but I don't normally wear perfumes. I survive on samples.

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  9. Naughty Jacq!

    I soy a blush in the promo pic, any detail on that?

    My turn next week!

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    1. My dear sorry I don't know what it is. The SA did not bring out the blush, I also checked the Chanel website, it doesn't mention about the blush. :( What are you going to pick up my dear? Quiling will be so happy to see you.

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  10. I read some reviews that apparition is harder to work with (not very blendable, fallout, wears as long) compared to the rest of the illusions... how do you find the quality? also is it layered over the liner in your swatch? thanks!! i am going shopping tomorrow because of this :)

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    1. Hi there, my swatch was made as is, not layered over anything. I tried out my Apparition and Destination combo today. I didn't find it hard to work with. I used my fingers to apply and blend and nope no fall out although it didn't last through a crying session (Psst... I cried at the end of Brave, can you believe it???) Try to go to the Ion store, they are more willing to teach you how to wear the eye shadows and apply them on you. Look for Quiling. :) Happy shopping babe, I would love to hear what you bought.

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    2. I got the destination illusion, troublant rouge allure gloss, skyline nail polish and le crayon khol in marine....I would have gotten apparition but i realised I have a similar colour already and I don't use it much! i don't even know why i bought the eye pencil now, i was thinking "since i am not getting the other illusion i should allow myself to buy something else" crazy right!! but it applied pretty well on my waterline and i could easily get a thin line without tugging on my lid so i guess there is no reason to regret. i also saw the guerlain stuff at sephora omg....had to seriously resist after buying practically everything from the guerlain summer collection. guess i had more self control today then the last time i hauled. i went totally crazy at GA last month with 5 etks and the blush duo compact, now i am so broke...okay end of makeup rant sorry for spamming you lol

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    3. Super duper haul! I totally know what it is like to go makeup crazy. Oh wow 5 EtKs in one haul! I know which blush duo compact you are taking about, the blush/ highlighter right. It took a lot of effort to walk away from it. I think I must ban myself from Sephora, it is sucking up all my money ;)

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  11. The sky blue d'Ombre is similar to the ETK I have so... PASS! But Apparition is so alluring! Noooo!

    I hate wearing flats since I'm short enough... Besides, I walk funny, like a duck, with slippers anyway so heels or wedges all the way!

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    1. Joyce, I walk like a duck when I'm on heels, I don't look elegant and refined when I'm on heels. I'm deeply in love with Apparition but honestly Destination matches Apoarition so well. I tried them together and I simply love the look.

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