Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on August 25, 2013

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A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.”


cocnoirNew! Coco Noir Moisturising Body Lotion & Foaming Shower Gel (200ml) – Funny,  I always assumed that these beauties already existed since Coco Noir is one of Chanel’s sultriest perfumes and fragrance layering seems a no-brainer.  Well, now they do. Coco Noir devotees take heed. Released this weekend, Chanel Coco Noir Moisturising Body Lotion, £42, and Foaming Shower Gel, £36 are available from selected stores (including Harrods).

Archbishop Welby’s Crusade Against Money Lenders – Already this man has done more to re-new people’s faith in the Church than any zealot redeemers. His stance against the barrage of payday moneylenders such as who target the poorest sectors of society with criminally high-interest rates, is to be commended. His promotion of non-profit credit-unions to take on these blood-suckers is inspired. Great to see the Church lead as an example of social good counteracting social evil.


Zara – New season Zara means a rush of adrenalin worthy of a work-out and a new mental shopping-list. Bang on target yet again, Zara retains it’s King of Fashion-Forward crown.

‘Under The Dome’ (Channel 5) – Just the sort of late-night, vacant, nonsensical American rubbish TV you want on a Monday night. And no, I’m not being sarcastic.

Body Shop’s NEW Honeymania Body Care line – Released in September (so not long to wait), Body Shop, right on ethical cue, help to sustain bee-keepers in the Ethiopian Sheka rainforest. The line includes shower gel, body scrub, soap, lip balm, an EDT, body-butter and, my favourite, a wonderful rich, runny bath-melt that’s worthy of a luxury brand. Sweet.

Penhaligon’s as the Official Scent of LFW – Pairing the greatest, innovative fashion capital of the world  with an old traditional British perfume house with inspired new creative direction. Great work BFC and Penhaligons. We look forward to smelling Quercus everywhere.


Thameen Fragrance – Can’t wait to find out more about my latest perfume find that I hit on wandering through Selfridges. Released only last week, the perfumes are rich, heady and delicious with names such as Carved Oud, Moon of Baroda and Peacock Throne. Dandyliscious.

Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5) – I knew I’d get suckered-punched into following this with the  mad line-up of celebs.


The X Factor (ITV) – Talking of reality TV, can I handle another impending mountain of over-eager, more-ego-than-talent wannabees with hard-luck stories? I’m not doing it this time. I’m just not. *fast-forward a few weeks to bored Saturday nights and watch me squirm*

Smug Dad’ism – Typified by Simon Cowell’s impending fatherhood (Go Simon! You hit an egg!) and Prince William’s restrained gushing. Almost as dull as the slew of baby pics on Facebook from ‘normals’.


Cheryl Cole’s Tats – Those roses will turn out to be the thorn on your (back)side, missy. Like big red & purple ugly bruises. Nasty. Just nasty.

The End of Summer – Bank Holidays, rain, boredom and lack of inspiration. Roll on September.

Meerkats – So over.

Badger Culls – Just wrong. Poor the badgers.



A level exam results – blah blah blah.  Pic of blonde girls hugging. Again. Bored. When was passing exams such a monumental thing? ‘Back then’, we just did it and got on with it.

Lily Collins – Sour faced and out-there wearing a borrowed dress.

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