Cuckoo for Coco!

Coco Chanel that is… not the Puffs (though they are pretty enjoyable in their own right)!

I don’t know if it’s in our DNA as females, but just seeing that double “C” logo can make a perfectly sane person go ‘loco for coco!’

Their trademark quilted bags leave us week in the knees, their tweed suits are coveted by millions, their camellia designed jewelry is always breathtaking and affordable only to those who don’t have to ask “how much?”

*(FYI, when a magazine states “price upon request” what they’re saying is:  “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it”)!

Today that all changes, Chanel has recently launched a new trio of skin care products that are designed to help restore your skin to its optimal state and are actually priced competitively, which means you can ask how much and purchase accordingly.

Chanel Resynchronizing Skincare is their newest skin care innovation. Three different treatments whose sole purpose is to undo the damage done to your skin by lack of sleep, travel and all of life’s daily stresses.  What is amazing about these 3 items is that they really do work.

Chanel has used the week to structure their skin care line. Le Jour de Chanel ($85), is your week-day serum to be applied after cleansing and before your moisturizer. You will see a reduction in pore size (something many products claim to do and don’t deliver on) and a radiance to your skin that is unbelievable. Le Nuit de Chanel ($85), is your one-step, night-time face care, however if you have very dry skin you can add a moisturizer on top but I find it as yet unnecessary (maybe winter time that will change). What you will wake up to is well rested, supple, smooth skin that is awe-inspiring. Rounding up this ‘trilogy’  is Le Weekend de Chanel ($115), to be used both morning and evening on the weekends. Infused with rose-water (to calm) and glycolic acid (to exfoliate) your skin is hydrated and luminous. Of the three, I notice the biggest difference when I use this one. There is a glow to my skin that up until now has been unprecedented! I can leave my house on the weekends with this on my face and just some sunscreen and c’est tout!  If you must choose one, Le Weekend would be my choice though all three are worth the investment.

For a limited time, as an introductory offer, many department stores are offering all 3 in a boxed set for a slightly discounted price.  If you can get your hands on one go for it.  Chanel is never discounted or on sale!

This is one of those times when I get so excited about a product that I feel my words don’t do it justice. Regardless, I had to let you in on my new favorite skin care obsession. The concept (the week), the results (flawless skin) and the ritual of once again taking the time to do something kind for yourself.  This is a win-win-win item for me.

Hope your week is exceptional!

xo Elisa



TRUTHisBEAUT-E’s 1st Annual Top 10 List…

You gotta start somewhere!

Tis the season to stuff stockings!  Making this TisB’s first Top 10 list!  Well actually,  since we’re a very multi-cultural blog here, our top 10 will really be our top 8.  Eight nights of Hanukkah, eight stockings to stuff, whatever you chose to do with these items someone is going to be getting some good loot this holiday season.  Let’s begin!

1.  Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy.  Winter time = chapped hands, this hand cream is the perfect stocking stuffer.  It comes in 3 sizes (all of which are stocking approved) and ranges from $7-$19.  It’s deeply moisturizing and not at all greasy.  My personal favorite is the Citron, Honey and Coriander.  I keep it in my purse at all times and it smells delicious, like a Lemon Grove in Italy.  Bellissimo!  citron_hand_therapy_25g

2.  Clinique Chubby Intense.  We all know I love a good chubby (and from feedback I’ve gotten, so do you all).  Clinique has recently introduced the Chubby Intense, same great formula, slightly deeper shades, same great price.  Not so sheer, definitely not opaque but truly beautiful.  ($19 wherever Clinique is sold).   Clinique-Chubby-Sticks-Intense

3.  Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip Conditioner.  Hands down the best lip balm there is out there.  I’ve been using it for the last 5 years at least and it cannot be beat, plus you can’t be smooching under the mistletoe with chapped lips. ($25 at neiman marcus, bloomingdales and jo malone boutiques throughout the world).  jm_L0LA01_lrg

4.  CHANEL Coco Noir.  For the scent lover this holiday season.  CHANEL’s newest fragrance doesn’t offer Brad Pitt as it’s spokesmen, but what it does do is reinvent the oriental fragrance with a modern twist.  Top notes of bergamot, Indonesian patchouli and sandalwood, will warm up this holiday season for the recipient and the gift giver.  ($98 – $130 at CHANEL cosmetic counters around the world).



5. YSL Pure Chromatics Eye Palette.  If you want to dazzle someone this holiday (yourself included) do it with YSL Pure Chromatics Eye Palette.  Of all the eye palettes available out there this one has the most staying power, the richest hues and is packaged ever so beautifully.  It can be used wet or dry and is quite simply spectacular.  ($55 in the U.S and $74 in Canada at or Holt Renfrew).  YSL-Summer-2012-Pure-Chromatics-Eyshadow-Palette

6.  Tom Ford Lipstick  For a truly beautiful stocking stuffer inside and out, this lipstick is unbeatable.  Smooth texture, intense color and a hint of vanilla all presented in a beautiful gold and brown tube.  I’m partial to the Casablanca color, it’s a neutral color perfect for day or night, but if you’re looking for a radiant red to ring in the New Year, Cherry Lush is the way to go. ($48 at Neiman Marcus).  tom-ford-

7.  CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour  There is no better nail polish out there, believe me I’ve tried.  CHANEL has always been the trendsetter in the nail department.  Each season they come out with a color that everyone tries to duplicate.  They seem to dictate the “it” color of the moment.  For the Trendsetter on your gift list, this is the “IT” gift.  ($25-$26 wherever CHANEL cosmetics are sold)  chanel-particuliere-nail-vernis

8.   Lancome Absolue L’Extrait  If you really want to say “Happy” Holidays to someone this year, do it with Lancome’s Absolue L’Extrait.  This is the decadent gift of the list, at $350 it’s not cheap, but I assure you it’s worth every penny.  It’s a moisturizer that is powered with over 2 million cells from the Lancome rose which helps to regenerate the skin.  Skin looks firmer, more elastic and absolutely radiant.  This blog was started because I wanted women to take the time in the day to do something nice for themselves.  THIS IS that nice thing.  Each morning while I apply it I am transported to a European Rose Garden far, far away from my daily grind and THAT my friends, is priceless!  img-thing

So happy holidays to you and yours.  Whatever holiday you celebrate, may you do so in health and surrounded by much love….and hopefully fabulous products!  😉

xo Elisa

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