This is my beautiful sister Monica (not to be confused with Monica Leitner, the Makeup Bag intern). I like to call her my OLDER, WISER sister, but really she is only 11 months older than me so I guess I am equally as old and wise.
Since I’ve been spending the majority of my time in Hawaii these last few months, my sister has been helping me out by caring for the kids in my absence. This means I get to enjoy frequent text messages from her like this one:
“Your daughters are fighting over the car. Ugh. It’s ugly.”
And this one:
“Have you considered buying stock in polish remover? Bree’s painting her nails for the 4th time in 4 days.”
Or my favorite:
“Is there a hair dryer hiding? Girls burned through theirs and now having fits.”
Thankfully my sister has the patience and ENDURANCE to handle my children and all their drama laundry and I’m grateful to have her in my life.
However, this doesn’t mean that I don’t get ever so slightly annoyed when she receives my deliveries and gets to sample a new CHANEL nail polish before I do:
“I must admit, I have a propensity to sparkle and shine and at 40, it is probably not my best choice.Â Chanel has come up with an answer for me with their Noir Et Or Paris – Shanghai collection.Â The black and gold colors give me just enough shimmer without recalling the sparkle of the 80’s.Â And, considering that my eyelids now like to hang out on my eyelashes, I need to shimmer no matter how much I WANT to sparkle.
The collection includes Ligne et Ombre de Chanel in Jet-Gold for the eyes and Le Vernis Nail Colour in Black Velvet (matte black), Gold LamÃ© (satiny gold) and Illusion d’or (transparent sparkling gold).
There is nothing quite like an eyeshadow that has the right consistency and Chanel doesn’t disappoint.Â This shadow went on smoothly and evenly with none of the fallout I usually associate with shimmery products.”
Chanel Noir Et Or is available in April exclusively at www.chanel.com, Chanel boutiques and CHANEL Makeup Studios.