Chanel, Fake Lashes and some New Year's presents!

This New Year's Eve was one of the most relaxing ones I've had in the past few years; definitely not as exciting or adventurous as previous ones, but surely equally, if not even more important, since I got the chance to spend it with my family.

But, not going out certainly doesn't mean that we can look unpolished, right? It is NYE after all and the way it finds you sticks with you for the whole year (or so they say)! So, I thought I should put a bit of an effort:


Starting off with the eyes, I kinda went all out and added even more drama to the sparkling look, with some fake lashes (scary eye closeup to follow):


The eyeshadow I used was Chanel Epatant, one of my most prized makeup possessions.
Epatant is a beautiful shimmery silver khaki with flecks of silver and micro rainbow glitter and, as the rest of the Illusion D' Ombre eyeshadows comes in a spongey whipped texture, that doesn't crease or budge (nor should it at its pricepoint).


I didn't want to spoil the look by adding a crease shade or darkening it with a smokey eye, so I just opted for some eyeliner and some fake lashes.

The ones I used where the A166 by the Korean brand ES. These were definitely more dramatic than what I've previously tried, but I really enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone.


The A166's are ideal for adding volume and major length to your lashes, and they still don't look extremely over the top (call me #towie). This time the band was black and thicker instead of the clear one I'm used to from ES lashes, but still bendable and easy to work with. The look is quite natural too, despite the drama (you know how I hate glossy, black, plastic looking lashes).


On my nails, I applied 3 coats of Chanel Quartz, a light metallic taupe shade, shot with the tiniest multicoloured glitter. The colour itself is lovely and elegant, but it really required 3 coats to show properly in all its glory. Nevertheless, it was worth it, and it's still going strong as I'm typing this, 4 days later.

That was it for the makeup portion of the post.
Next up are some of the presents I got for New Year's (here in Greece, we exchange presents on New Year's day, but our family tradition is to open them right after we ring in the new year):


A faux fur vest (that I'd been wanting for a while now) by More&More, and a wonderful piece of fine jewellery: a dainty sun-shaped pendant necklace. I'm gonna try and wear the vest soon and hopefully make an OOTD of it too! ;)

I didn't receive as many presents as I had in the past few years (austerity and all) and certainly nothing like the extravagant christmas haul videos on YT, but I'm honestly happier than I ever was, because this time they were more thoughtful and personal.

Kudos if you made it this far!

So, what makeup did you have on on NYE? Any presents you were extremely happy to receive this holiday season?

Disclaimer: the ES A166 lashes were sent to me for consideration of review. My thoughts and opinions on them are an honest reflection of my experience.

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31 comments:

  1. Happy to hear that you've enjoyed your NY! x

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    1. Thank you Marina! Hope you had a lovely time as well! :) xxx

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  2. happy new year gorgeous!! it's lovely to hear that i'm not the only one whos spend her holidays quitely. I did go out on the NY but it didn't come close to complaring with other years' outings! LOVE everything you showed, LOVE the chanel nail polish, but i cannot stop comparing it to hnm' nail polish in Wawawoom! It looks identical! :) xx

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    1. Sometimes a little relaxation is all we need!!! Happy you enjoyed my post and thanks for the dupe alert!!! xoxo

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  3. Καλη κ δημιουργικη χρονια ευχομαι!!Το 2012 να φερει υγεια κ ευτυχια κ να συνεχισεις να ομορφαινεις τη ζωη μας με τα υπεροχα posts σου:-)

    Τελεια δωρακια!Τελεια ομως!
    Τη Chanel Epatant τη ΛΑΤΡΕΥΩ!!Καθε φορα που τη φοραω με ρωτανε ποια ειναι.
    Chanel Quartz...ουαου!!εχω τα αλλα δυο της σειρας αλλα επρεπε να εχω αφησει το peridot και να εχω παρει το Quartz..πολυ πολυ ωραιο κ πολυ πιο κομψο!
    Και οι βλεφαριδες μ'αρεσουν!Το τολμησα κ εγω φετος;-)

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    1. Eπισης γλυκεια μου, χαρουμενο κ δημιουργικο το 2012, εστω κ λιγακι καθυστερημενα!!!
      Χαιρομαι που σου αρεσε το post μου και σε ευχαριστω γενικα για τα καλα σου λογια!
      Ναι, το Peridot κ το Graphite ειναι μεν unique, αλλα βρηκα το Quartz το πιο ευκολοφορετο απ τα 3!
      Χx

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  4. Happy new year! I really like your dramatic eyelook. Gorgeous eyeshadow. I want to try false lashes sometime I always say I will and I never seem to come around

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    1. Thank you dear!!! With lashes, it's the same as eyeliner: practice makes perfect (not saying I'm close to that, but you should have seen me abt a yr ago - not a good sight!)!!! x

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  5. Kali xronia! :-) I have been playing with fake lashes as well, and i am HOOKED! I profited from MAC's sale and i got myself 2 pairs which i adore! I cannot buy myself nail polishes anymore since i am so hooked on shellac:P

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    1. You made an excellent choice shopping lashes from MAC - their band is such a pleasure to work with!!!
      Yay, another shellac fan!!! To be honest, I've lately not gone for a shellac manicure, I'm trying to finish up my huge n/p collection! But I really want to check out the new CND shades...! xx

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  6. amazing post, and an amazing eye look as well! do you think that the chanel illusion d'Ombre is worth the hype and price? I love Mirifique and Emerveille and I am considering getting them :)

    xx R.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply girl!
      Thank you for your comment, now in regards to what you're asking me: personally I do enjoy Epatant a lot and I would have picked up Illusoire too if it wasn't sold out, but they are, of course, splurge/luxury items!
      Now, Mirifique and Emerveille are shades that in theory could be easily duped - perhaps try and see if you can find similar ones from the L'oreal Infallible line or the new Maybelline color tattoos (that are out in the US, hopefully you can buy those online) and save some $! They might not be as pigmented (at least I think Mirifique comes out very black), but with a base underneath I'm sure you can achieve the same effect! ;) xx

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  7. Whoah!!! You got Epatant? Lucky girl! Enjoy wearing it, honey! I'm still a virging on fake lashes but I'll get there, one thing at a time! I'm currently working on the "outer V" technique, hehe

    xx

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    1. That V technique, as well as the uber-blended crease technique are giving me a hard time toooo!!! At this point, I really find lashes to be easier, LOL! xxx

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  8. Happy New Year! Im toying with the idea of getting one of the illusion ombre's, i cant decide between this shade or the other really shimmery silver one. The nail polish looks gorgeous too, may have to add that to my Chanel wishlist also!

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    1. Belated happy new year girl, hope you're well!!!
      You can't go wrong with Chanel imo (you should see my wishlist, hahaha)!!!

      xxx

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  9. Nice items there. I've been looking for a faux fur vest for a while now.

    Xo

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    1. Thank you dear! I was so lucky to be given one for New Years, I was looking for one for a long time too and couldn't find anything I liked online!!!

      xx

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  10. Love the lashes! Cannot go wrong with them :)
    Also, i love the nail varnish. Hope the staying power is good as I now want it!!!
    Happy New Year doll x

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    1. Hey girl! :)
      Quartz did stay on my nails for quite a long time if I can recall, though I did use a top coat and a glittery top coat as well a few days later! It's a 3 coater, but worth it imo!
      xx

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  11. Hi Tina! Yay you're wearing more dramatic false lashes :) I love love love false lashes and the A166's look great on you - they'd look great with a neutral/light eye like you did for NYE or you can double them up for more volume if you go really smokey and dark.
    I love the Chanel nail polish colour you had on!
    Awww, that's so sweet that your family got you a faux fur vest and a beautiful necklace. I didn't know it was tradition in Greece to open presents on NY Day.
    As I get older (like in the last few years), I find that there's less and less that I want at Christmas. When my sisters asked me what I wanted, I couldn't even come up with three things...I guess that's because I get things myself throughout the year when I want them...and the items I really want are huge (house, car etc) so I wouldn't ever ask for that. And I get more joy out of seeing what everyone bought for someone else in the family and seeing the joy that presents bring to others rather than caring what I got - it use to be the other way around when I was a kid though of course! Like yourself though, I just love spending the Holidays with family :)

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    1. Hi hunni!!!
      Yes, seee, I'm finally trying the more dramatic lash styles! It took me only abt a yr, but oh well! Hahahaha!!!
      I know exactly what you mean regarding the presents thing!!! This year I didn't really want that much stuff for myself either, I focused more on shopping for family and let me tell you, the joy I received from gifting the presents and seeing my parents' happy faces were an even bigger present than everything else!!! ;) xxx

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    2. Awww, you said it best and I couldn't agree with you more the joy of gift giving to loved ones :) I hope you're having a great start to your week Tina! x

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  12. How much more glamorous can you be doll??Just asking!Love all the items in this post!And really want the Chanel nail varnish!!eeek!!lol

    xxxx

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    1. Awwww, thank you doll!!! Well, it was NYE after all, it would be bad luck to ring in the new year in my... pyjamas, right? Haha! xoxo

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  13. Η σκιά και οι βλεφαρίδες δείχνουν τέλειες! Εγώ δεν έχω δοκιμάσει να βάλω ποτέ! Ίσως το αποτολμήσω κάποια στιγμή! Και το βερνίκι όμως είναι εκθαμβωτικό! =) Καλή Χρονιά Τίνα!!!

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    1. Σ'ευχαριστω κοριτσι, χαιρομαι που σου αρεσε το post!
      Kι εγω με τις βλεφαριδες ετσι ημουν πριν κανα χρονο, ε, σταδιακα εφτασα να βαλω κι αυτες τις πιο...φανταχτερες! Χιχι!!! :P Xxx

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  14. Oi blefarides einai teleies !!Exeis kai wraio mati!online??apo poy??
    :)

    http://5glamclub.blogspot.com/

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    1. Σ'ευχαριστω πολυ! Οι βλεφαριδες ειναι απ το kkcenterhk, εχω βαλει το link στο σημειο οπου τις αναφερω! Ελπιζω συντομα να εχω και coupon code για το store, θα ενημερωσω οταν ειναι! x

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  15. ilove all the products! fake lashes chanel and glamorous metallic shadows!!! <3

    xx
    fashionsugarbubbles.blogspot.com

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