Chanel’s Eyes Have It

February 25, 2014

When Caesar was warned ‘beware the Ides of March’,  I’m not quite sure whether Chanel’s new shades for Spring eyes were exactly in the soothsayer’s mind. Mind you, any woman worth her salt should be warned ‘beware!’ when approaching any Chanel beauty counter as temptation is sometimes just too much. For March ‘14, Chanel have […]

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Chanel’s Focus on Lips – Le Rouge Chanel

January 30, 2014

It’s very hard for a girl to resist the charms of a brand spanking new, gleaming, black shiny, Chanel lipstick. In this little design wonder with the double interlinked ‘C’ logo, we have the ultimate status symbol as well as a variety of textures, shades and depths that’s a key cornerstone of beauty. It’s no […]

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Chanel Wraps Up Christmas

December 19, 2013

2013 was the year I learned to appreciate Chanel No.5. It was the signature fragrance of my late sister and I had always inevitably associated it with her, as countless other women do of their mothers, sisters or aunts. Yet, Chanel. No.5 had never got to me. In my youth, I veered towards YSL’s Opium. […]

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DIORMANIA. Dior’s Glamorous New Beauty Boutique in Covent Garden

November 24, 2013

Popping along to the gorgeous new Dior store in Covent Garden for the first time the other week was quite a revelation. Firstly, and no-one can fail to notice this, it sits right slap bang next to the Chanel beauty store which has held pride of place prior to its Parisienne rival appearing. I did […]

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Chanel No 5 Hair Mist

October 26, 2013

I seem to be all agog with mists these days whether especially for lingerie/clothing (Guerlain’s Petite Robe Noir) or Liz Earle’s Essence Botanical scents which serve a multitude of purposes but mostly ‘just smell really nice’. So it’s with great delight that I see one of the classic favourites has extended their range in time […]

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Guerlain’s Liu– A Ravishing Beauty from Another Age

October 11, 2013

If anyone has the wherewithal to heritage fragrance and ‘exclusive’ collections that are currently very much en vogue and, for the most part, worthy of their exclusive title (step forward Dior Privee and Chanel Exclusifs), then Guerlain, with a heritage as rich as La Belle Epoque, can surely delve into its catalogue that dates back […]

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New Releases from Chanel–Rouge Allure Moiré and Vitalumiere Compact Douceur

October 9, 2013

Chanel have a whole host of product that’s recently been released that’s worth splashing out on from their Rogue Allure Moire (intense lip colour) and Vitalumiere Compact Douceur (lightweight compact make-up) ranges. The latest releases in the Rouge Allure Moire range (£25) includes 8 new colours such as deep brown (farouche), matte pink (suprenante) to […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

August 25, 2013

A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.” LOVING New! 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, […]

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Chanel’s Superstition Autumn Collection 2013

August 5, 2013

“Very Superstitious. Writing’s on the wall…” sings Stevie Wonder. He could have summed up Coco Chanel’s deep belief in the occult, talismans and on symbolism that continues to be an inspiration for the House of Chanel. You only have to look at some of the symbolism in her archive Parisien apartment to see that; the […]

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Le Jour, La Nuit & Le Weekend by Chanel

July 20, 2013

It’s always a good day when the postman arrives with a large parcel and out tumbles a Chanel carrier filled with goodies. This week’s delivery included Chanel’s new skincare system which is simply and accurately named, ‘Le Jour, La Nuit and Le Weekend’. It’s a pretty simple 3 step concept  to understand, based around the […]

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