Lately my insomnia has reared her ugly head. I go to bed yawning and ready for sleep, but at 4 a.m. on the dot I’m wide awake. I know I’m only getting 5-6 hours and for me that is not enough. I try to will myself to go back to sleep, but 30 minutes later I know sleep is not coming. I normally get up, hit my yoga mat, breathe, and stretch out the kinks. I know a few things are missing from my usual routine – a hot bath, mindful and relaxing reads, and lavender essential oil on my temples. Baths are very necessary to well-being. It seems the nights I don’t take them – I’m screwed with lack of sleep.
I need to replenish the wellness well and get back on the bath bandwagon. I plan to do so with CHANEL No. 5 Intense Bath Oil. I’m a huge fan of CHANEL No. 5 perfume. I always have a stash because it reminds me of my grandmother. I’m normally an Epsom salt, almond oil, and bubble bath type of girl. I’m deciding for this holiday season and in celebration of my birth month I’m going big or go home. This will do the trick.
As with all beauty things, CHANEL never ceases to amaze me. I’m a lifelong fan of CHANEL No. 5, but I think Coco Noir will be creeping up to take the CHANEL beauty throne. The scent officially launches on Friday, August 17. I will tell you to go ahead and pre-order this divine elixir. Call my girl, Ms. Juanita at Neiman Marcus Houston Galleria (713.621.7100) to get on the list. Coco Noir was created by the legendary Jacques Polge with notes of grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot, Indonesian Patchouli, Bourbon Vanilla, absolutes of rose and jasmine, and much more.
I have sniffed a sample and it took my breath away. I wanted to jump in the bottle and swim so deep in Coco Noir you would think my name was Michaela Phelps (Olympic fever still has me).
Get this in your fragrance arsenal for fall and for a lifetime. You won’t be disappointed.
To celebrate the reopening of the CHANEL Boutique
in SoHo, CHANEL Global Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips has created
a limited edition collection that echoes the spirit of SoHo. “For me,
SoHo is a place where Bohemian ideals meet the toughness of the city…
I love the tension and energy this creates.” says Peter Philips.
The SOHO STORY Collection is a study in extreme
contrasts, partnering feminine pinks and roses with strong, industrial
metallics. From pretty cheekbones to anthracite nails, tender creams and
flashes of metal simultaneously reflect and contradict each other. “I
had a specific girl in mind who is both hard and soft. A girl who discovers
a new city, a new life.” adds Peter Philips. “This is a very special
kind of New York woman. She is innocent, but she has a steely determination
that fuels the city.”
The collection’s SOHO DE CHANEL Exclusive
Creation reflects a Pop Art influence. Stamped with the four letters
of SoHo, this silky powder comes in a delicate palette of shades and, when
dusted across the face, creates a subtle, natural glow.
- Soho de Chanel
- Quadra Eye Shadow in Stupendous
- Rouge Coco in Stunning
- Rouge Allure Laque in Stun
- Glossimer in Star
- Le Vernis in Steel
- Le Vernis in Strong