I wanted to buy a gift for my friend and I ended up at the Chanel beauty counter of Harvey Nichols. I started looking at the colours on nail polish and lipstick and I thought it would be a great idea to buy some beauty items that I knew she could use.

I immediately eliminated the eye shadows because there were all too glittery. No matter what the trend is on eye makeup I never liked any glitter on the eyes and I wasn’t going to buy any for my friend either.  So, I started from the items I usually use from this brand. A true red lipstick and a bright red nail colour. I personally usually go for a nude colour on the nails but when I feel bold I wear this “Dragon” red by Chanel. I also added a very deep red (almost black) colour that I knew she would also love.

The guy helping me with this assemble suggested I add a mascara. I never tried Chanel mascaras and this one I really loved! It creates an immense volume on the lashes that if you apply a few layers you will get those intense thick, wet lashes that are so on trend now.


The perfume was the easiest item to add since it is her signature scent; a sweet floral scent. The powder blush, on the other hand, was the most challenging item to choose. When buying a blush you really have to get the one that looks natural on your skin tone and my skin tone is nothing like hers. She has more of a fair light tone skin and bright blue eyes so there was no way I could try this on me and be able to choose this for her. However, the guy helping me could easily pass as my friend’s brother. He had same tone of skin, hair, colour of eyes. For a moment, I found myself holding the blush brush tempted to put some on his cheek. Ok, don’t worry… I didn’t… But after giving him the description he suggested I get a very pale shade of pink rose.

He was even kind enough to find a Chanel box to fit all the beauty treats we chose.

How about you? Would you like a “lift me up” beauty gift like this? I know I would! But make sure you know well the likes and beauty styles of the person you are buying these items for. Nevertheless, when selecting wisely this is a great gift idea for a friend, girlfriend, wife.

And don’t forget the matching box and ribbon to go with it.

Powder blush 72 Rose Initiale

Luminous intense Lip colour 99 Pirate

Nail colour 18 Rouge Noir

Nail colour 475 Dragon

Mascara Le Volume 10

Perfume CHANCE eau Tendre

All Chanel




  1. Margarita Peppa

    March 31, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Wonderful choice! So elegant! I am sure your friend will be very excited and she will enjoy all the beauty items ultra much!

    My fragrance as well for the last 4 years! I love it!

  2. Deborah

    March 31, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    This wonderful box of treats was actually my birthday present from Kalia. I can’t tell you how excited I was when I got this. The entire presentation was amazing, even the packaging and the gift wrap. But the content of the box was the most exciting part. Everything was fabulous and very thoughtfully put together, all items compliment each other and all the must have essentials were there. Truly a fantastic gift. Thank you Kalia. XXX

  3. stella kazamias

    March 31, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Perfect timing! Was planning for beauty products shopping tomorrow and wanted to try something new! The Mascara sounds like massive volume promising! I will give it a try! Thanks for this! X


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