Since I had time to kill before a waxing appointment the other day, I did some beauty-related window-shopping. I stopped at the Chanel counter to admire the nail polishes – and swatched some favourites on my nails (excuse the sloppy application – I only did one coat – didn’t think the Sales Associate would approve of me performing a mini-manicure at her station!). I still can’t decide which shade to put on my wish list – current favourites are Rose Confidentiel, Jade Rose and Ming.
When I got home – I compared the Chanel Rose Insolent to my Rimmel English Rose. I wouldn’t say that the Rimmel polish is a dupe for Rose Insolent – but they are definitely in the same colour family – though the Rose Insolent is pinker, while the Rimmel polish has watermelon undertones. The Rimmel polish is more opaque and applies like a dream – I’ll definitely use it for my next manicure. It has one of those lovely wide brushes that make it easy to apply polish neatly.
After my appointment, I went to the Body Shop – I was curious to try their Vanilla Perfume after reading this post by Listen to Lena. Apparently men are irresistibly drawn to this particular scent. I’m happily married and not looking to attract any extra attention – but who doesn’t want to smell as good as possible? I tried on the perfume oil – and loved it. It does NOT smell like baked goods – just has a softly sweet smell. My hubby likes it, my son says I smell yummy, and my daughter says I smell like a teddy bear (?!?) – what more could you ask for?
I also purchased a Body Shop Raspberry Born Lippy balm – I love the rosy, glossy colour and the super moisturizing effect – and it reminds me of my school days. I had some store credit at the health food store, so I picked up Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap in Rose. I need a new body wash, and was curious to try this brand after reading Tali’s glowing reviews. I just finished my Fruits & Passion’s Rose body wash – I didn’t *love* it – so I look forward to trying this alternative.
Finally – here’s a pic of what we had for dinner tonight: Beef Galbi and salad. Galbi is a Korean dish made with marinated ribs. I used ready-made marinade – all I had to do was wash the ribs, soak it in the sauce overnight, and grill it for 20 minutes. It tasted AMAZING – hubby loved it. I found it a bit heavy and fatty – but that didn’t stop me from eating my portion. I would cook this again – but it is definitely a “once-in-a-while” treat.
Do you like the smell of Vanilla perfume? Which is your favourite Chanel polish? Have you ever tried Galbi? I’d love to read about it in the comments.
(By the way – just found out Body Shop is offering 50% off their fragrances this weekend – valid in US, Canada and Mexico – full details are here).