The title needs no more introduction! I love all things Chanel and everything that Coco made the brand. For me, it is the ultimate in luxury. However although I am lucky enough to have found a few handbags in charity shops (it can be done, I also know people have found them at car boot sales!) I know that for most, it feels like a brand that is just so unobtainable. So this is where make-up comes in. I was challenged a few years ago to buy for a friend who barely wears any make up but it was a big birthday for her. I wanted to buy her a little luxury Chanel so the sales lady recommended the Chanel compact mirror. She loved it as she did always have one with her so replaced it straight away with this little beauty. It went straight on my wish list that year and I was lucky enough to revive one as a gift also. It's been in my handbag every day since.
Then last year I had another friend to buy for who wouldn't use the mirror but I wanted her to have a piece of Chanel. I asked at the Chanel counter for ideas and was told about their lovely lip balm. A lip balm - everyone uses those, it was perfect! Not only that, of course it looked amazing and had that whole luxe Chanel vibe going for it. Naturally it has made it's way (finally) into my life this Mothers Day.
Lastly, a gift given to me that I have used so much and adore, the Chanel no5 hair mist. I love perfume but I am always forgetting to put some on and feel it's wasted on school runs so tend to only wear some when I'm going out. This is a great alternative as it's subtle yet lingers longer as you get wafts from your hair throughout the day. It's the priciest of the three I've shared but it's essentially perfume for your hair so you are paying more for this classic scent.