Chanel Holiday 2009: The Aqualumiere Glosses Head to the Tropics

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One chilly afternoon, three BFFs came up with a plan to survive the cloudy skies and biting cold of winter.


The three of them — Jacquelyn (pronounced Zhack-LEEN), Celeste and Lana — had known each other for years, having met at a crowded Chanel Master Class in the city.

The classes soon became a yearly ritual. This year, they went hoping to play with the lovely Aqualumiere Glosses.

Surrounded by Chanel, their minds wandered to warmer weather…

“I know!” said Lana, a pile of Glossimers on the desk beside her, “Let’s go to Kauai!” 🙂

So, the three friends booked a week-long tropical getaway together, pledging to leave their cares (and the cold) behind.

They left right away, boarding a plane dressed for success — strappy sandals, bikinis, bright sundresses and, tucked away inside their luggage, the latest Aqualumiere Glosses from Chanel (Holiday 2009, $27 each).

All three shiny and sheer, non-sticky glosses are just the things for a tropical getaway.

Jacquelyn, the outgoing flirt, loved shimmery coral Canari. With it on, she knew no man could resist her charms (or her Brazilian-cut bikini).

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Glossimer in Canari, ($27)

Celeste, the shy bookworm with a wild streak, fell for shimmery pink Hirondelle.

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Glossimer in Hirondelle ($27)

Quick-witted Lana’s penchant for sarcasm often landed her in trouble at bars and baseball games — the only two places she loved more than Disneyland. A fanatic for smokey eyes and nude lips, she opted for sheer beige Colibri.

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Glossimer in Colibri ($27)

As the plane climbed above the gray, damp city below, the friends felt their cares float away…

Raising three champagne-filled plastic cups, they made a toast:

“To the girls who always have my back,” said Celeste.


“To another exciting adventure,” said Jacquelyn.

“And to our three super hot new Aqualumieres!” said Lana. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Chanel just posted a video online of yesterday’s Spring/Summer 2010 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show in Paris. I’m loving the shoes, the pinkish beige lips on the models and the big ol’ bale of haaaay in the middle of the floor.


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  1. tali says:

    Your lips are naturally pigmented such a gorgeous color. Mine are not so these would’nt look so good on me!!
    .-= tali’s last blog post… Jemma Kidd- Haul & Review =-.

  2. pinksoysauce says:

    Such a cute story! Thanks! 🙂

  3. amy says:

    These look a bit sheer and the colours look very similar on the lips. How are the pigmentation for these and are they easily buildable? They look lovely in the tube though. I like Canari.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Medusa’s Makeup Lipgloss Product Pictures, Swatches and Review Part 1 =-.

  4. bianca says:

    hi karen, I just read the news that blogs in the states will have to tell the readers about the payed announces and gifts that turn into a regular post- I wonder what is your take on this one?
    .-= bianca’s last blog post… Perguntas inúteis =-.

  5. Glossimer in Hirondelle is hot!!! very subtle but sexy!
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… Blair’s Love Parcel & LEE HYORI Inspired FOTD! =-.

  6. Catherine says:

    Very interesting shades for a holiday collection, but I’m not complaining! 😀
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… NOTW – Zoya Ginessa + Glitter & Gems =-.

  7. caitlin says:

    That video just brightened up my day. I love Lily Allen! And I want those glosses!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Caitlin,

      Wasn’t that show cool? I wish I could’ve been there in person to see it! I also kinda wish there were some barnyard animals up in the mix, ha ha ha.

  8. Karen says:

    Hi bianca,

    It’s huge news among bloggers, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. The idea is to protect readers from scammers who are really just writing paid posts for companies. It sounds like a good idea to me.

  9. Astrid says:

    I think that the blush used on the models in the SS10 show looks fantastic. It’s in the new spring collection, can’t wait!

  10. Glosslizard says:

    Y’know, it occurs to me that you could probably skip freelancing and make a perfectly decent living writing sassy romance novels… if you were so inclined! 😉

    • Karen says:

      Hi Glosslizard,

      It’s been a minute since I’ve read a heaving bosom novel, LOL! I did enjoy them back in the day…

      Right now I’m slowly plowing my way through another Sookie Stackhouse book. It’s taking FOREVER. I’m starting to lose my momentum.

  11. Alison says:

    I’m loving all of these, and the lippies you posted the other day. I already have an aqualumiere obsession and wear the lippie in waikiki most days topped with the gloss in diamond rose. I just think the formula of these glosses is the best i’ve ever tried, non sticky and moisurising too! I think I will get Colibri, will I be able to resist the other 2?

  12. xtina says:

    They all look the same :/ Just like the lipsticks.

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