Showing posts with label Chanel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chanel. Show all posts

Monday, June 30, 2008

How to Spot Fake Chanel Sunglasses

picture of Chanel sunglassesI lost my cell phone a couple of days ago, and the last place I saw it was in the kitchen. I emptied every cabinet and drawer, but to my dismay, the cell phone didn't surface.

But I did find some interesting and entertaining items:

  • Old dog bones that looked more like prehistoric bones.
  • My historical passport, dated 1987, that left me hysterical.
  • The long-lost Orka silicone oven mitt that my husband swore I pitched in the trash.
  • A pair of ancient fake white Chanel sunglasses.

picture of fake white Chanel sunglasses

Yes, fake sunglasses. Counterfeit sunglasses.

When I purchased the sham shades, I didn't knowingly purchase fakes, even though there were many clues.

Caveat Emptor: My first suspicion was the low, low price. The odor emanating from the faux leather case that made me gag was the second clue. The Chinese characters on the return label -- 电 车公 共 汽 车 --should have been a big tip-off. But I was so smitten with my new eyeware, I was blinded to the telltale signs.

What's the difference between fake sunglasses and replica sunglasses

Glasses which are designed in a similar style to designer glasses but without attempting to pass the product off as genuine are perfectly legal. Fake glasses are illegal.

picture of fake white Chanel sunglasses
Some counterfeit sunglasses are so skillfully crafted, they can be difficult to spot. If you are planning on buying the real McCoy's, you should be aware of the following subtleties:

  • Poor Workmanship.

  • Chanel glasses are made of high quality materials; fakes are not.

  • You should not be able to see any flaws in genuine Chanel's.

  • There should not be any missing or misspelled logos. (Tipoff: Made in Chian! Some counterfeiters can't even spell.)

  • Chanel glasses should have two interlinking C's on the side.

  • Counterfeiters will sometimes intentionally misspell the logo or use a name similar to the real brand name: "Channel."

  • Poor packaging.

  • A genuine pair of Chanel's should come with a case with "Chanel" embossed on it, a box, and tags. Also look for certificate of authenticity.

By the way, the phone still is missing in action.

Would you knowingly buy fake sunglasses?

Quote du jour: "I think monkeys at the zoo should have to wear sunglasses so they can't hypnotize you."
-Jack Handy

Related articles: Tips for Spotting a Fake Dooney and Bourke

Images: Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog and hi Sunglasses

Have a great Monday,

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Friday, January 25, 2008

You Don't Have To Be A Mind Reader To Pick The Best Foundation

Elizabeth Arden Intervene FoundationAccording to Newsweek Magazine, mind reading is now possible. A computer can now tell with 78 percent accuracy when someone is thinking about another man and not, say, The Hubster. Does that mean the Chanel Counter Woman will now be able to read my mind and know that I am cheating on her with the Clinique Counter Woman? Will the Clinique Counter Woman now be able to read my mind and know that I am flirting with the Elizabeth Arden Counter Woman? Well, I don't know about that, but, no, you don't have to be a mind reader to pick the best foundation. You just need to be gutsy enough to ask for a complimentary sample.

My hunt for the perfect foundation -- hydrating, lightweight, medium coverage, a face that looks like J-Lo's -- has me courting every product line and counter woman/man on the market. After my public liaison with said Counter Girl/Man, I take my coveted samples to the privacy of my home and experiment with them on a daily basis.

Yesterday I played around with Clinique's Supermoisture Foundation. Today I will have a fling with Elizabeth Arden's Intervene . Tomorrow, I will romance Chanel's Naturally Luminous Fluid Makeup . I also have sample's of La Mer 's Treatment Creame Foundation in my sample collection.

Although the jury is still out on the perfect foundation for dry skin, mind reading may change the complexion of jury selection in the future. Ooooh, and what about those teeny, tiny, white lies I've told the Hubster? I promise you, Hub, I loved that gift.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How To Get Acrylic Nails Without The Expense

Sally Hansen nail polishSally Hansen's new nail polish is the perfect solution for women who want strong and beautiful nails but don't have the time or money to spend in a nail salon. I have tried nail salon acrylics and failed. The acrylic application truly hurt my little phalanges. One time Nail Man drilled right through my nail#&#^%!

I found the Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Hard Hard as Wraps to be the next best thing to the
nail salon acrylic wraps. Just onecoat of this polish gave my nails strength and lasted a whole
week. At $4.99, that is a substantial savings of time and money...and pain.

According to Cortorture, "the new accent color in beauty is blue." I am thinking, Chanel's new
blue satin would look very sexy on my tootsies.

(Images from Sally Hansen and Chanel.)

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