Summer 2015 Luxury Beauty Picks From Chanel + Dior


I was going to put together a comprehensive review on my Summer 2015 luxury beauty picks but in the interest of time (or lack thereof), you should just trust me when I say I’m very happy with all of these purchases and would recommend each and every single one! Sometimes it’s easy to be swayed by the idea of limited edition collections, but this season I restricted myself from buying any lip products (I have more than enough for the moment), and focused on mostly face/cheek products that are perfect for bronzed summer beauty looks.

From Chanel’s COLLECTION MÉDITERRANÉE, the LUMIÈRE D’ÉTÉ Illuminating Powder is gorgeous with its camellia blossom design and imparts just the right amount of sun-kissed radiance. From the LES BEIGES collection, I am a big fan of the Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (in Mariniere 02) as well as the Healthy Glow Sheer Color Sticks (in No. 20 and No. 21, though No. 22 looks pretty as well). They are easy to use, swipe-and-go creamy color sticks that are sheer enough to be goof-proof but have buildable color.


Dior’s tie dye collection is perfect for summer but the standouts are definitely the Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Blushes. I picked up the darker of the two (No. 2 Coral Sunset) and this photo does not do it justice! I’m trying so hard not to ruin the pretty tie dye pattern. I also picked up the Dior Tie Dye 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette (in 746 Ambre Nuit) – it’s not really a must-have but it’s a perfect everyday palette for neutral lovers! Did you purchase anything from the summer beauty collections? I also picked up THIS BEAUTY from Tom Ford but I’m pretty sure it’s sold out everywhere!

I’m signing off for the long weekend, but in case you haven’t heard, here are a few can’t miss sales that have already started for Memorial Day:

ASOS: 20% off sitewide with code LONGWKND – I love this little white dress, these embellished sandals and this fun off the shoulder number!

YUMI KIM: 20% off sitewide with code BBQ20 – So many great printed dress for summer but my favorites are this, this and this.

AMAZON: 20% off the fashion department (includes clothing, shoes, jewelry + more!) with code FUN20SUN – Amazon has so many different brands it’s kind of overwhelming but a ton of great picks in the shoe department in particular… I love these espadrilles, these fringe heels and these sparkly sandals!



It’s been a quite a week. My allergies are out of control and have been making me feel pretty miserable. Combined with lots of events for Mochi / Bitches’ Guide to NYC (have I mentioned I’m actually allergic to dogs too?!) – I’m definitely ready for a little relaxation. I feel like I should be thankful it finally feels like spring in NYC, but while part of me wants to get out and enjoy the weather, a larger part of me wants to stay inside and watch netflix because #somuchpollen.

Anyway, I’m currently SHOPPING for neutral, embellished flats. I love this pair from Jeffrey Campbell (now on sale!) but am still on the hunt… I also like these and these. I’ve also been CRAVING the chicken from Barbutto which I’m pretty sure is the best chicken in the city. I don’t eat meat except for chicken (ok, and more recently bacon too), so I’m basically a chicken connoisseur. Seriously, go try it – and get the potatoes too. I’ve been LOVING having fresh flowers around to brighten up our apartment (and my instagram, obviously), but sadly had to throw these pretty pink peonies out after we snapped a few shots because, as I mentioned, the ALLERGIES. Ugh.

Cheers to the weekend!