Monday, 6 February 2012

Blush Horizon de Chanel. Because it's beautiful.

It was always going to be my reward for completing a full 10,000 words of my thesis, because it launched the day after I was handing my work in. I think a Blush Horizon de Chanel for an eighth of my thesis completed, and a week of my house being a slob-hovel*, is a fair trade.


I was a bit worried I wouldn't love it as much as I wanted to. Or that I wouldn't be able to bring myself to use it and mess up the little stripes. Fears aside, however, you'd better believe that I went straight out on launch day and snapped it up. The sales lady gave me a knowing smile as I made away with my purchases, as though we had a tacit understanding, one blush addict to another. Oh, if only she knew the contents of my blush box…

Using it for the first time was sort of terrifying, because I can't just go on autopilot and swirl my brush around unconcernedly. This blush needs to be stroked, not swirled, which sounds ever so slightly rude, but there's no room for prudishness here.


The finished result is something I completely adore. It sort of reminds me of MAC's Marine Life from a year or so ago, but with more chic stripes and fewer tacky gold seahorses. The wear on this is lovely, the pigmentation is beautiful and smooth and it satisfies my increasing craving since the end of December for a little way out of all the deep pink and plum hues.  Oh, but isn't the brush kind of... CRAP? Oh Chanel, you are such a game of two halves.

It's a sunny pinky peach, bright and happy and maybe it's not the most unique colour in the world, but when Chanel do something already done millions of times before, by golly do they do it prettier, with more finesse, and most importantly, better.

Did any Spring collections this year take your fancy? Oh, the stories I have to tell you about my little run-in with NARS...

*The term 'slob-hovel' is now coming to an Urban Dictionary near you.

44 comments:

  1. I love it so much and am still kicking myself for not purchasing in duty free last month. It's beautiful on you, as is the colour on your lips - what it is?

    Nic @Strawbry_Blonde

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    1. It's a discontinued drugstore lipstick from Catrice called Spicy Coral :( I will mourn it when it's gone...

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  2. Haha, I always feel like treating myself to something fancy when I've studied so hard! You deserve it, huni ;) Also, maybe you could wear it in your next vid? Whenever it's to come?

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    1. I happen to agree with you! I will try to remember to wear it for a future video if I haven't already! Sorry for forgetting ;)

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  3. This is, simply put, perfection in blush form. If I had money I would run out and buy it, despite owning more blushes than is healthy for any one person.

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    1. I know, isn't it?! It's just so so gorgeous. Far from unique but the design is so lovely.

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  4. Awesome reward. So so pretty, I could stare it all day. Or several minutes at least. Very pretty on your fizzog, looks gorgeous with that lipstick! xx

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    1. I still can't believe I paid £46 for a blush without even blinking! I've worn it a lot so I know this wasn't just a fancy purchase though :)

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  5. You have no idea how much I want this blush. It is a thing of beauty but I just couldn't justify the £47 price tag on one blush :( gutted x

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    1. Oh I know. I shudder to think of the price tag now! D:

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  6. too good to be called blush! horizon is the perfect name for it! :)

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    1. It is! It is deserving of its fancy name :)

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  7. I thought I had rid myself of any lemmings for this blush but now they are back! I had a little browse at both Chanel and NARS spring collections and came away with Gaiety which I am very pleased with- now I am tempted to go back for this blush too! Blush addicts of the world unite xx

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    1. See, Gaiety for me was kind of a meh. I don't know - maybe it's just because I like pink and it didn't quite measure up? I feel like I need some more bonding time with Gaiety... xx

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  8. Damn that is beautiful...I am going to be £46 worse off tomorrow now :)

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    1. I hope you love it as much as I do! It's so swoonworthy!

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  9. I gave in and bought this today - managed to get the last one instore near me so I was rather chuffed about that :) I almost don't want to ruin the beauty of it by using it ... I will of course though tomorrow!

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    1. Haha I can imagine how victorious you must've felt! I would have made off with my purchase very sharply indeed :)

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  10. It gives a beautiful colour and glow =)

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    1. It's just gorgeous all over *deep sigh* :)

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  11. *swoons*

    Hope the thesis continues to go well, my dear! :o)

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    1. *swoons and then flails* It's going - I wouldn't necessarily say 'well', but it's going nonetheless ;)

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  12. That is some kind of gorgeous pink on you! So lovely on you!

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  13. This colour looks stunning on you and I already decided that I'm not going to get it but now I'm not so sure anymore. x

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    1. Haha, whoops, sorry! It was worth it, even if the price still makes me gulp...

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  14. This looks beautiful! I need some Chanel in my life!

    @hollie_gardner
    x

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    1. I think you do! This one's just gorgeous ;) x

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  15. Well deserved reward! The blush looks beautiful on you :) x

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  16. O cami what are you doing to me. I now need this in my life. I have the same skin tone and hair colour as you as it looks fab-u-lus!!! Thankyou for all of the time you give to writing your blogs and making your videos. P.s what colour lipstick are you wearing in the picture?? x

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    1. hahaha I am sorry! It's so pretty I couldn't resist blogging about it though! The lipstick I'm wearing is Catrice Spicy Coral, which is sadly discontinued :( I will be so sad when mine's all gone! x

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  17. so beautiful, i adore this. It looks like a "summer holiday in a pan" this is going on my wish list... x x x

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    1. Completely agree! It's so sunny and bright and happy :) xxx

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  18. It's so gorgeous in the pan and on the skin! I was looking at the chanel blushes today but theyre so expensive :(

    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/
    xo

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    1. I know - this blush is most definitely very overpriced - especially as it comes with a brush which is pretty bad quality. But... it's so pretty! Oh the blogger's dilemma! Expensive and pretty or less expensive but less pretty?! xx

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  19. This looks lovely and really suits you, do spill about Nars! xx

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  20. This looks lovely on you and would look fab on a dressing table too - the stripes are so pretty :)

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    1. I know! If I had the house of my dreams, this would totally be something I'd accidentally-on-purpose leave lying around, it's just so lovely...

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  21. You have really made me a blush girl. I remember when I did not even think blushes were useful, but when I saw you apply and wear them I said to myself, "wow they really do enhance ones beauty." I love watching your favorite videos and how you break down every aspect of your review on a product. All of your recommendations are useful and accurate. I must get my hands on the MAC Vex and Nars Lhasa combo you recommended. Keep doing what your doing.
    Thank,
    Gabrielle

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    1. Well that makes me happy that you said that! I adore blush, there's just something lovely about it :) Thank you for such a lovely comment :)

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