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Designer Mini Bags!!

Today I am coming at you with an informative post about 3 of my (designer) mini bags! Mini bags have been very popular over the last few years and it is easy to understand why. They are easy and lightweight to carry around and you do not end up bringing the kitchen sink with you. Now don’t get me wrong – every now and then I love a big bag you can just throw everything into and not worry about space. Mini bags can sometimes be like Tetris. Every item must be put in and placed a certain way.

Today I wanted to talk about 3 mini bags that I have in my collection. I wanted to give you my thoughts on each. What I think their pros and cons are.

Drew // Gucci // Chanel

First up…The Chloe Drew bag in the size mini.

This is a very small bag so you really have to be ruthless when choosing what to take with you. I love the colour of this bag and think the gold hardware complements it perfectly. Some may say that the chain can get uncomfortable but I have not found that. I think that because you cannot fit a lot in there it keeps the chain from digging in like it would if the bag was a bit bigger.

I like the chain length on this bag. It is perfect to wear cross body and/or on the shoulder. The clasp has 3 parts (for lack of a better word for it) to it. It is magnetic with a twist lock that further locks with a little pin. I have heard some people talk about the hardware scratching. I have not yet had that happen to my bag but I think it is somewhat inevitable over time. Also, I sometimes find that the clasp can be a little fiddley, especially if I am in a hurry.

I love wearing this bag in the spring and summer because I find that the chain gives it that summer festival vibe (sort of what Chloe is known for) and the light colour is perfect for the warmer months. I have not experienced and colour transfer (knock on wood) but it is something I am weary about. For me the pros far outweigh the (very few) cons and I enjoy using this little bag.

Second up is the Gucci Soho Disco Bag.

I love the shape and size of this bag! It is a small bag that surprisingly carries quite a lot of stuff. What initially attracted me to this bag was the simplicity of it and the adjustable strap length. You can adjust this bag depending on where you want it and your height. I have it on the longest strap and it makes it the perfect length for wearing it cross body. It is so comfortable and easy to wear that you almost forget you are wearing a bag.

When I said I loved the simplicity of this bag, I think partly what lends its self to this is the logo. I like that it is just stiches on the bag. It is not too in your face. Also, the tassel on the bag is great (if you like tassels) because it makes the bag that bit easier to open. It also adds a nice extra feature to the bag while still keeping it classic.

Lastly, this bag retails for under $1000 (and comes in lots of colours). It is still a crazy amount for a bag but when it comes to designer bags that is a great price point.

Lastly, the Chanel Square mini in Caviar leather with silver Hardware.

To me the only downside of this bag is the price. Chanel prices are outrageous and constantly increasing. The plus side to this is if you pick a classic piece and look after it you should be able to get your money back and more if you ever want to sell it.

I love the caviar leather on this piece as well as the simple turn piece clasp. It is all just so elegant to me. This bag is so easily dressed up and down. I love that it can be worn for a Sunday brunch or an evening event.

As I mentioned with the Drew bag; you do have to be very selective with what you carry because the bag is so small.

The chain length of this bag is good. It could be a tad bit longer if you (are tall and) like to wear the bag cross body. You can definitely wear this bag cross body it just hits a little bit higher – some people may like that, others may not.

The Chanel mini is one of my favourite bags. It is classic that you cannot go wrong with!

Please let me know if you have any questions on these bags. I would be happy to answer them.

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Wish List – Bags and More Bags

Wish List - Bags

Peek-a-Boo // Speedy // Alma bb

Double Flap // Tote

Keepall // Boy // Backpack

It has been a while since I did a ‘Wish list’ and I do not think I have ever done one specifically for bags! Here are just a few bags I have my eye on. The Boy Bag and Double Flap (M/Lg) are 2 classic bags that I do not think you can go wrong with. The keepall I think would be great for short get aways or even as a carry on bag. However, I can’t decide on what size would be the best. What size do you think is best? This backpack looks great for everyday use and I love all the pockets on it. I just became away of this Chanel tote and think it would make a great everyday bag – something you can just throw everything into and go.

What bags do you have your eye on?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Current Wish List

It’s been a little while since I have done a fashion post. I have some planned for later posts but in the meantime here is some fashion inspiration. I am loving blue and white right now. I think it is perfect for the warmer months! Check out a few items on my current wishlist (definitely a wish list since many of these things are investment pieces $$).

Wish List

Blue Dress // Off the shoulder Dress (similar) // Blazer (Saks off 5th has it 60% off) // Romper/Playsuit // Gold Pumps // Black Flats // Stud Bag // Chanel Mini Flap Bag // Louis Vuitton Alma BB Bag // Bracelet (in white and gold)
What do you guys have on your wish lists?
Lots of Love,
Buffy xx

Laura Mercier Foundation Review

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 Candle // Brush // Brush // Foundation // Powder

Bangles // Book 1 // Book 2 // Book 3

The foundation in question is the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation.

Yes top of page

I have had this foundation a little less than 2 months and have been using at least a couple of days a week so that I can get a good grasp on what I think about it. I was very excited when I got it because I have read many good things about it. Lets start with what Laura Mercier says about it:

  • Long wear
  • Bi-phase formula
  • Oil Free
  • Buildable coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Blurs imperfections
  • Lightweight
  • Perfect for all ages, skin-tones and skin-type

Foundation no box

Makeup Bag (Similar) // Lipstick // Gloss // Liner

Back of box

Ingredients

Let me start by saying this is a thin foundation (I find it similar to the Chanel Vitalumiére Aqua foundation – Review HERE)  which I really like. You have to shake it really well and open the lid facing down otherwise I find that it comes out watery. I definitely agree that this is a medium buildable matte foundation and one that is long wearing. It is not as long wearing as Estee Lauder’s Double Wear line but it has staying power.

Colour of foundation

I make sure that I moisturize my face well before I apply this foundation and have not had any problems with it sticking to any dry patch I may have. The box recommends that you use either your fingers or a sponge to apply this foundation but I stick with my favorite foundation brush the Sigma F84. I find that this buffs the foundation in really well and gives me a streak free finish. I also make sure to set my foundation with a powder after. This really helps me get the long wear out of the foundation.

Swatch1 Swatch2

I do have one complaint about this foundation and that is the lid! I find that it is awful. It leaks if you store it downwards which is the only way it will stand up. I have ended up storing it top up in the box still so that no more of the product will be wasted.

Messy top

Apart from the lid I would definitely recommend this foundation especially, if like me, you like the Chanel Vitalumiére Aqua foundation or the Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet foundation (review HERE). Additionally, I like that they have a rather large selection of colours.

What are some foundations you guys recommend? I’m already on the hunt to try a new one!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

New Fragrance?

Hi Everybody

In the past I was not one to really branch out from the fragrances that I already had (I have a couple) however, I did try the COCO Mademoiselle the other day and LOVED it! I decided to get the Twist and Spray Eau de Parfum because I thought it would be nice for carrying around in my bag and for when I travel. I also noticed that for an extra $2 you got 10ml more than if you bought it in the regular bottle (last years prices – i think they went up in 2014)!

Mademoiselle on its own

A couple weeks after buying the fragrance I went back and got the Velvet body oil to layer with it. This just helps with the lasting power and feels really good on the skin.

Mademoiselle

This shows the extra cylinders you get.

Mademoiselle w:cyclinders

Have you guys tried this perfume? What do you think? I also like their newest one, COCO Noir. Have any of you smelt it?

Lots of love,

Buffy xx