A Funny Thing Happened…

…while celebrating a Birthday.

Hubby completed another year over the weekend, and wanted to celebrate by seeing his favorite comic over-thinker and taking a trip to Frank & Sons (ya’ll don’t know nothin’ ’bout that) for a mini shopping spree.

So we headed out to the Comedy Club to see this guy:

I decided to incorporate one of Hubby’s favorite clothing items into my look for the night:

This one is actually mine (I can’t fit any of his). I got it for a song (read: $20) at M. Fredric. It worked.

Makeup needed to be dressy enough to rock that hat (and Fendi cage heels that I’ve actually had long enough to qualify as vintage), but practical enough to survive the 102 degree heat (yes, really).


Hourglass Mineral Primer

Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation (Amber)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger)

Michael Kors Bronzer (Glow)

Becca Blush (Wild Honey)


Chanel Sable Emouvant:

Gold on inner lid

Brown on outer lid and under waterline

MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder (lashline & waterline)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


Armani Rouge Ecstacy Lipstick in Ambiguous

Tom Ford Lip Gloss in Pink Guilt

We respected the comedy club’s two item minimum and ate absolute garbage for dinner (it was a celebration… so what the heck), including an Apple Pie Pizza that was more pizza than pie. Afterwards we headed home, but dipped by the hood to get some random crap from Walgreens. A Maybach in the parking lot had the store all a dither… apparently Puffy (P. Diddy? Puff Daddy? Who knows what he’s calling himself these days) decided to swing by the hood too.

Maybe he needed a toothbrush.

FOTD: Sable Emouvant

I wanted to do something ‘lighter’ with the new Chanel duo for Summer 2012… so for this look I concentrated on the ‘gold’ portion of the duo. The result was sheer and wearable… and appropriate for all of this Summer-like weather we’ve been having.

Senna Barely Base in Medium
YSL Creme Blush in Praline
Chanel Sable Emouvant Duo:
Gold Eyeshadow on lids
Brown Eyeshadow on lashline and under waterline
Chanel Eye Kohl in Brun Intense on waterline
Chanel Intimitable Mascara
Lipstick Queen Jean Queen

FOTD: Sable Emouvant

I used the new Chanel Duo from Summer 2012…

Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup (4CN1)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (2)
Chanel Blush in Imprevu
Chanel Duo in Sable Emouvant
Brown on the outside lid/crease/under waterline
Gold on the inside lid/crease/under waterline
Chanel Eye Pencil in Brun Intense on waterline
MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon pressed into lashline
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Tom Ford Lip Gloss in Pink Guilt

Chanel: Summer 2012

Okay, all of my final picks for Chanel Summer 2012 are here…

This promo picture did two things for me: made me realize that I did not want the bronzer, and made me realize that I DID want that nail polish.

I got the eyeshadow duo in Sable Emouvant, Glossimer in Calypso, Nail Polishes in Island, Delight, and Holiday, and Eye Pencils in Peche Cuivre and Brun Intense.

Sable Emouvant
Island      Delight        Holiday
Peche Cuivre
Brun Intense
Swatched together:

I am VERY happy with my choices. I swatched the bronzers and found them both to be a bit on the ashy side for me. The Beige version is definitely more of a highlighter, and the rose is like an pink shiny highlighter. Pass on both. I think they are much better suited to fair skinned beauties.
Otherwise, I am REALLY pleased with this collection. I think there’s definitely something for everyone.