Earliest Inspiration: My Mother’s Mirror Dresser

My mother’s mirror dresser was one of my favourite places growing up.

There were so many pretty things and lovely colours.

I sat there and tried everything on it. I also learnt a lot of new words (brands) including Biotherm.

One of my most intriguing things though was perfume.

From Guerlain.com

And my favourite was my Mum’s bottle of Samsara.

I loved the fragrance and the bottle looked so special. Red and elegant.

Of course, my mum only used it when she was going out and would often send a puff my way if I was there while she got dressed.

Till today, fragrance plays a key role for me when getting dressed and if my 4 year old is there I send a puff her way too.

Unfortunately, now that I’m all grown I don’t fancy Samsara any longer.

My favourite Guerlain fragrance is Champs-Elysees. I also adore Play for Her, Iris Nobile and Escale a Portofino.

However, I still can’t resist the prettiness of Guerlain’s make-up packaging.

Look at my eyeshadow palette.

My Blue Guerlain Eye Palette

Pucci is another brand I really like. They collaborated with Guerlain last Summer to do this gorgeous powdery balls.

I could never wear the powder though as it’s so light but the packaging is lovely.

I love Pucci fragrances too and the vibrant colours that are used by the brand.

From http://www.hotbeautyhealth.com/

From http://www.hotbeautyhealth.com/

What are a few of your favourite make-up items that are reserved for going out?

What things did you do as a little girl that you can ‘officially’ do now which still make you feel special?

Come on, share a bit of your childhood too.

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  1. It’s sweet to heart you speak of fond memories, and now have a new tradition to share with your daughter!

  2. What fun memories. Sadly, I’m allergic to perfumes and colognes. I also gave up make up once my oldest daughter started wearing it more than I did and she took it over. I find that my skin is too sensitive for most brands and the expense of hypoallergenic brands is prohibitive for me. I do enjoy seeing how creative others can be with it.

    • Chocolat A Toi says:

      That’s true – hypoallergenic brands are not cheap. Though you might find deals on group sale sites. Keep an eye out.

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