Designer Makeup LookAlike: CHANEL

CHANEL Rouge Coco Ad MademoiselleQui qu'a vu

I've been obsessing over this lipstick for months. So much that during my last trip to Macy's I couldn't resist the urge any longer and asked the lady at the CHANEL cosmetics counter if I could try Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.

Although the shade looks slightly different on me than it does on the picture (even though the model and I have basically the same skin, hair and eye color), I absolutely loved it and was ready to make a purchase. Unfortunately for my whims and fortunately for my wallet, they were sold out!

Given that I was recently, let's say, "let go of my day job for financial and corporate restructuring reasons" and this lipstick goes for $30, I was determined to find a more affordable option CHANEL's latest moisturizing lipstick shade.

Let's face it, although I often splurge on CHANEL makeup, at this point in my life life $30 translates to a week's worth of groceries, gas money, or money to pay those two parking meter violations I've gotten while interviewing for new jobs over the past two months.

I think Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel would have done the same...

So off I went to my neighborhood's drugstore where I looked through various brands and shades of lipstick until I found two choices that matched the hydrating and color qualities of CHANEL's Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.

Et voilà...

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Tender Pink

Revlon Colorburst in Soft Rose
Revlon Colorburst in Soft Rose, approx. $8.99 at drugstores

Try them out and let me know what you think!

Happy Shopping :)


Spring is in the Air

Spring has finally come and with it pours the rain.

I've been doing a bit of traveling lately and it seems like wherever I go it pours incessantly, which has forced me to pack my rain boots over and over again. Although practical, comfortable and easy to wear on a rainy day, I've grown tired of my chunky, rubber rain boots.

And of course, it wasn't until I was in NYC last week, running in high heels under the rain and trying to make it to an important meeting with decent hair that I decided perhaps a "cute" alternative to rain boots was needed.

Whether under the rain or for a day at the beach these "jellies" are perfectly cute for splash-prone adventures this spring. They're comfortable and easy to wash!

Nina Duffy in Clear, $34 at Lori's Shoes

Designer Lookalike - Jimmy Choo Jill Jelly Sandals, $235 at Shirise

Ragg Women's Gemstone Naomi Wedge Jelly Sandal in Black , $34.46 at Endless.com
Steven Jellys in Yellow, $66 at Lori's Shoes

HARBOUR Gladiator Jellies in Jade, $24 at TOPSHOP

Happy Shopping :)