26 May 2014

Chanel Summer Beauty Essentials: Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Cheeky, Hydra Beauty, Le Volume and Les Beiges

If you hadn't already picked up on it, a quick peek at my holiday beauty bag would quickly confirm Chanel as one of my favourite brands. If you're planning a summer getaway, these are the bits and pieces I would highly recommend.

First up, Les Beiges All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid with SPF 15, €40, launched right before we headed off. Frillseeker has my full review, but this next-gen tinted moisturiser is divine - not only did it give my sunkissed skin a gorgeous glow, but it's helped me fake the look since I got back. The hyaluronic acid in the formula is also great for dehydrated skin. 

From the summer collection, a press sample of the June-launching Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Cheeky, €34.50, was also in my case. This rose-tinged neutral bronze is perfection with a tan - I didn't touch another blush throughout the trip. 

It's limited edition and I predict it will sell out fast - so if you want it (and who could blame you), you'd best be quick.  Here it is in action with Les Beiges fluid and Rouge Coco Shine in Satisfaction on my lips.

Le Volume Waterproof mascara, €31 (also worn above), is a holiday staple for it's big, bold, budge-proof  ways, so I picked up another tube in duty-free. I also lavished lips with Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care - starting from the moment I stepped on to the plane!

Enriched with camellia oil and other emollients and waxes, this beautiful balm repairs and protects dry lips. At €36 it's definitely a splurge, but it's lovely to use -  it smells delicious and melts into the lips to leave them feeling plumped up, protected and repaired. 

Hydra Beauty Essence Mist, €55, was another poolside pleasure. A cross between a refreshing water spray and a serum, this is full of skincare goodies - from antioxodants like blue ginger, to hyaluronic acid and vitamins C&E. Regular spritzing felt absolutely divine and kept me looking and feeling fresh as the temperatures soared. The only downside? Mr Fluff was equally smitten and I was plagued with demands for a spray!

Have you tried any of this little lot - or would you like to?

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