I think it’s only right, that in every female’s life, there comes a time when we need that tiny little top up of high end nice-ness. Something I like to call a “Chanel Injection”. We don’t need it daily, or even weekly in order to keep us going…just every now and then, to keep the smiles on our faces & to boost our retail therapy excitedness.

This is what I will continue to tell myself when I start to think “I possibly shouldn’t have spent so much at the Chanel counter this month”. But fear not, I don’t do it often and injections are always beneficial right?

So, My first trip was purely to get a sample of the Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation, of which I ended up walking away with the Soleil De Tan Bronzer and another little sample of some Mascara. The lady was so nice though, and I had wanted it for ages. I’m enjoying using it, although, I do find it leaves me a little patchy at the end of the day as it’s not your typical powder bronzer. Does anyone know how I can combat this? The colour is nice also and it looks pretty sat on my dressing table (please remember ladies, this is NOT a reason you should buy any product, but it is slightly more satisfactory than a boring revlon bronzer). I’ve not yet used the mascara sample, but it is a plastic brush, which aren’t my favourite kind. In fact, I normally avoid all plastic applicators as I find bristles give a better effect in general, but this could change my mind.

Onto the foundation, and the reason for my second Chanel purchase. I used the sample (which was quite generous, you could get at least 3 applications from it) and I instantly fell in love with it and ran out and purchased it. I have however, since using it on a number of different occasions, come to the conclusion, that although it’s a fantastic foundation and has everything I love about a foundation in it (natural coverage, great colour, sinks in fast, looks flawless yet natural, not too dewy, not too matte), I think it may be a bit on the drying side. At first it didn’t seem at all drying, but as the days go on, it seems to cling to any dry patches on my face (just like pro lumiere did), I’m starting to think there is something in Chanel foundations that do this to my face. Is it just me? I find that I need to exfoliate more, and moisturise more, even though at the moment my skin isn’t really all that dry. I still really love this foundation, albeit it a bit more on the pricey side, and slightly drying and i’ll keep using it. Not too sure i’ll repurchase though.

Do you ever have these naughty little splurges? Please reassure me. haha.