BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHANEL

29th Mar 2017 - Beauty, Places

A couple of weeks back, I was lucky enough to be asked by Chanel (yes, THE Chanel), to attend a once in a lifetime trip to Paris with two of my blogger baes, Amelia and Victoria. Chanel invited us along on an adventure to check out their stunning Beauty Boutique and take us on the most amazing tour around Coco Chanel’s apartment (OMG!!) I also had the chance to get my makeup done by one of the Chanel makeup artists (she does Kirsten Stewart’s makeup *fangirls*) who made me look like a totally different human with a daring dark pink look which I adored! (You can check out the finished results here!)

While sitting here writing this post, I’ve realised that I’m actually lost for words when it comes to trying to sum up just how amazing Coco Chanel’s apartment really is. Walking up the beautiful spiral stairs and through the front door into the apartment was one of the most surreal moments of my life! I really tried to imagine her walking through the space and entertaining inside. Every room was the epitome of chic; every corner adorned with the most beautiful and ornate gold accessories. Amelia, Victoria and I were pretty much speechless throughout the entire tour, we were just desperate to try and take as much in as we could and store it in our memory banks for the rest of our lives!

Although I found it hard to contain my excitement throughout the entire tour, arguably my favourite part of the experience was getting to immerse myself into Coco’s office space. What I loved about this room is that it was filled with tonnes of beautiful deep red toned books which reflected an iconic shade of Chanel lipstick that she created. I also discovered that Coco was a fellow Leo which was represented by the beautiful gold lions in almost every room. I’m making it my personal mission to leo-ify my house (what a Leo thing to do!). It was incredible to see such an intimate insight into one of the world’s most notorious designers in history!

As you might have guessed from my collection, Chanel is one of my favourite beauty brands. Personally, nothing makes me feel quite as special as finishing off makeup look with a slick of Chanel lipstick. My favourite shade is ‘Boy’ which is a nude that makes me feel like a million dollars and I’m confident that I’m not the only makeup lover that feels this way. There’s something about the Chanel collection that feels so luxurious, as if it should be saved for special occasions to add to that extra special feeling even more.

I’m a huge fangirl of anything Chanel but lately I’ve been super into the new Rouge Coco Glosses, which we were introduced to on the trip. I’m such a ‘gloss’ kinda girl, but only if they’re non-sticky! I can assure you that these glosses are going to be an all-time favourite for me. They feel like a silky, moisturising balm and they come in the most gorgeous shades. 714 ‘Caresse’ is my ultimate though, it’s a beautiful terracotta nude shade which is right up my street. I’m also a massive fan of the Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs which are a collection of easy-to-apply lip crayons that come in THE most gorgeous selection of shades ever!

Of course I’m a fan of pretty much everything from the Chanel makeup collection and as a self-confessed hoarder of fragrances, the classic Chanel perfumes are some of my most treasured in my stash. The infamous No 5 L’eau is of course one of my go-to’s thanks to its fresh, floral scent which sums up everything I look for in a fragrance. It’s a lot younger than the original and definitely more wearable for me.

You might also have heard me mention the Chanel Blue Serum once or twice and that’s because it has been a permanent fixture in my skincare collection for quite some time. As someone who suffers with dry, sensitive skin, the soothing and hydrating properties of the Blue Serum make this stuff my skin’s saviour. I religiously apply a pea sized amount of this serum to my skin every morning and night after cleansing.

I hope you enjoyed reading all about my amazing trip to Paris with Chanel, as well as learning a little more about my favourite Chanel makeup and skincare products. Huge thanks to the wonderful team and Chanel for bringing me along on this adventure and making so many special memories!

  • Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss

  • Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick

  • Chanel Le Rouge Crayon De Couleur

  • Chanel No5

  • Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte

  • Chanel No22

  • Chanel Les 4 Ombres

  • Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel

  • Chanel Blue Serum

  • Chanel Coco Code

HERE’S WHAT I WORE:

  • Ganni Cherry Bomb Tee

  • Ganni Pinstripe Pants

  • Common Projects Sneakers

  • M.I.H Frayed Jeans

  • Lucy Williams x Missoma Necklace