Chanel Extrait de Gloss in Emoi Made Me Emo in the Best Possible Way

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For the life of me, I could not take a good picture with Chanel Extrait de Gloss in Emoi ($32) this morning, gah! I don’t know what happened… Maybe it was just the Friday crazies, but whatever it was, I looked either shocked or constipated in every single shot.


But I did learn a valuable lesson about Chanel Emoi during this exercise in photographic futility: no matter what else might be happening, when you wear this shimmery berry gloss, at least your lips will look dignified.

Emoi’s one of nine permanent members of the Extrait de Gloss line, a recently released line of non-sticky, unscented and unflavored lipglosses designed for high shine and long wear (about four hours). It’s the third one of the colors I’ve tried, and just like the other two, Insolence and Imaginaire, its pigmentation is off the frickin’ chain!

While Tyra and Tabs may have been disappointed in my inability to WERK IT this morning, I gotta say — it’s so nice to find a berry gloss that looks great no matter what.

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Okay, so maybe I managed to eek out one decent picture today…

PRICE: $32
AVAILABILITY: At Chanel boutiques, counters and

A day with the girls

Happy Friday, boo! It looks like we made it. 🙂 As of today, I am officially WAY behind on my Christmas shopping, LOL!

I’m heading into the city this afternoon to see my very good friend Cindy. It’s her birthday today. Cindy, Jen and I have known each other since the dawn of time (aka childhood), and we’re going to meet at — hold onto your seats! — SF’s Academy of Sciences (you know, where they have exhibits of the planets, dinosaur skeletons and gigantic jungle bio-domes).


Then, after getting our science on, per the birthday girl’s request, we’re heading out to some restaurant across the Bay in Oakland, which Cindy describes as “fried chicken nirvana.” I’m not much into the fried chicken part of that phrase, but the nirvana part sounds great!

Me, Jen and Cindy!

I hope you’re having a great Friday so far. I’ll have my phone with me, of course, so holla at me if you can! Let me know how you’re doing today and what you got goin’ on this weekend. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Radhika says:

    You did get the last pic looking great 🙂 🙂 This is the only Extrait gloss I it..looks lighter on my lips though…need to get some more of these.
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  2. Glosslizard says:

    Beautiful lipgloss!

    I would love to know where to find fried chicken nirvana in Oakland (have fun)!

  3. Cecille Guarino says:

    I’m definitely into fried chicken cuisine…lol. Do share the name of the restaurant. I’d love to try it out,and I’m in Oakland often…have a great weekend Karen. Thx!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cecille,

      The name of the restaurant is Hibiscus in Oakland (see link in Glosslizard’s comment above). The meat eaters in our group loved the fried chicken!

  4. Jellytea says:

    I’m soooo glad /pi git this gloss. It looks so great. I layer it over the Emotive Rouge Allure and I’m sexy! Looks beautiful on you. Ps, hoping my Chanel Spring hits the mailbox this morning. Will be great!

  5. Antonia says:

    It looks great on you, Karen! I think, it’d look nice on me as well;) What beautiful shade<3<3
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  6. Ruchita says:

    What a gorgeous lip gloss! Also, I love your shirt. That is a great color on you!

    Have a great Friday and good luck with the Christmas shopping! I am done, but went the easy route with getting gift cards. Not the most original gift, but everyone seems to appreciate them.

    I will be spending an exciting Friday night cleaning the house or more likely finding ways to procrastinate. 🙂

  7. Nina says:

    yayyy for girls night outs! 🙂 have fun karen!

    i <3 that gloss!!! its so pretty. i dont know if ill use it though LOL.

    ps – i went shoe shopping! 😛

  8. wahh the color is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve really been dying to try out some Chanel lip products, maybe I can let my self-restraint slip over the holidays? I’m also going holiday shopping with my friend this weekend, and then we’re going to see Tron Legacy loll 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends!
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  9. Lucie says:

    Beautiful gloss! I’ll have to pick this one up!

  10. Natalie says:

    Oh my gosh, I love this lipgloss so much, I cannot seem to wear any other gloss! It is so pigmented and lasts through all day for me, without re-touching. I have Confidence, Insolence and Genie, but I would love to be brave and get some darker shades like emoi. It looks fab on you!

  11. Stef says:

    Lady, you crack me up! That second pic looks like my 9th grade class photo. I hope you Jen and Cindy enjoyed that pretty Rose wine 🙂

  12. Tasha says:

    hi hi hi you are hilarious!!! I got one in Genie. Love it! I love the packaging, it felt expensive. And also the texture. Recently, I discover a great lipgloss as well, surprisingly by sephora. It’s their version of dazzleglasses/cremesheen. Love your pics. thanks for the review

  13. Amber says:

    You look better in some of your ‘goofy’ pictures than I look in many of my serious pictures. 😀

    That gloss looks fantastic and I think the space station can probably see the reflection from your teeth, they’re so white!
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  14. SaraJane says:

    Wow, that gloss is gorgeous. Dang it. I already have too many lip glosses. Must… resist… Oh, who am I kidding. I’m so going to get this.

  15. Anina says:

    I love that you can be silly! This cheered me up today!
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  16. marisol says:

    Girl you crack me up! I may have to get this as a Christmas gift to mysel. So pretty!
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  17. The gloss looks tempting! 🙂

    So do your earrings…where did you get them? They are fab!!
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  18. Kim says:

    That *is* a great picture – your bangs look fab! I love, love, love this gloss. I don’t need another gloss, though. And thankfully I’m in “giving” instead of “receiving” mode! 🙂

  19. Sal says:

    This looks SO gorgeous on you! And your teeth look so white! I wish I was tan enough to pull this off… sigh.
    I’ve spent like the past 30 minutes catching up on all the posts I’ve missed over the past week or so! And more than one thing has made it on my wish list, LOL 🙂

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