Nice Surprises Come When You Least Expect.

11 November 2011

Surprises are always fun. Today was a good day because it was Friday and let's face it, it's hard for Friday not to be a good day!

I had an extra special Friday today though because my work gave me a gift for no reason apart from to show their appreciation for my hard work. I was right in the middle of a very typical Friday, tired, counting down the hours until freedom and then they presented me my surprise gift. It's the last place I ever really expect to be surprised so I was pretty taken aback. It was so nice of them, don't you think?!

What was even nicer is they'd actually taken the time to get a gift I'd love. Chanel lip gloss. Yes, happy recipient :)

When you see Chanel packaging you know you're on to a winner. Anything in there's bound to be good!
Chanel Intense Radiance Lip gloss {Glossimer} - '152 Blossom'
Such  a pretty shade - Chanel lip gloss '152 Blossom'.

It's a lovely medium pink shade with lots of sparkle to it. The micro-glitters twinkle blue, silver, rose and pink. It goes on quite sheer but is very glossy and enhances the pink in my lips nicely. The sparkles are clearly visible but in the right way, they don't look over the top and the texture is completely smooth. It's actually very similar to my favorite Dior lip gloss, Ultra Gloss in Empire Pink 557. I'm really happy with it.

The silver, blue, rose and pink micro-glitters up close and personal.
I haven't yet worked out how to photograph a close up of my lips without it looking odd. Does anyone else have that problem or is it just me and my odd mouth?! Hmmm...

So, instead here is a swatch on the back of my hand. It's taken indoors without flash on the left and with flash on the right.

Swatch 'Chanel 152 Blossom' - Left: no flash. Right: with flash.
All in all it was a lovely gift, totally perfect for me and I was really touched by their gesture.It's such a lovely feeling to be appreciated and I won't lie, it's even nicer when someone gives you a gift to show it!

~Have any of your employers ever bought you a gift and if so what was it?
~What kind of thing would you most like to receive as a token gift from your bosses?


Talking about showing appreciation, I'd like to say thank you so much to everyone who has commented and those who have followed me and shown support! It means a lot to me. My first giveaway is finishing this Sunday so make sure you've entered here!

I actually planned on doing another small giveaway when I reached 100 followers but I had no idea that would come so quickly, before the first giveaway was even done. As it is, I'm planning a giveaway when I reach 200 followers. Hoping it will happen shortly thanks to all of you lovely readers :) Have a great weekend!!


  1. Hi Love,
    Thanks for following me and I also followed back! =) You're gorgeous as well as your blog! That's so thoughtful of them to put the time to give you a wonderful gift! I wished I work where I get gifts like that! =)

  2. wow what a great gift from your employer! beautiful lipgloss

    yes i have received gifts from past employers, when i worked for my city largest school district i received the best gifts

  3. You got a very pretty gift!!
    That lipgloss is so so pretty.
    New follower!!

  4. This is amazing! I defo want to work for your company! ha ha xx

  5. What a lovely gift.

    One of my bosses gives fabulous Xmas pressies - I've had Jo Malone Perfume, Fortnum & Mason choccies and a Banana Republic Candle - he just knows what to pick! x

  6. aww what a lucky girl
    the color looks amazing
    i hope you can get the
    picture of the close up
    to see how it looks on ya!


  7. Awesome! I think the best gifts are unexpected :) This is so pretty. I just got a dazzleglass sphere from MAC and one of the colors of gloss looks a lot like this with the gorgeous microglitters. Actually, I chose that one based on the gloss that looks like this! I've gotten birthday and xmas gifts from my work but nothing random... I feel like it's a gift I have a job ^.^;;

  8. Aww how lovely is that! I have never gotten anything from my work so I'm a bit jealous! haha. x

  9. What a wonderful & thoughtful gift. Perfect way to start your weekend. I love Chanel lipgloss.

  10. Following you back, dear! thank you xx Joice

  11. Hello, I'm from England too :D Korea is a good place to get cosmetics isn't it?

  12. Wow, how lovely of your work, and the colour is gorgeous :)

  13. Wow, so sweet!
    It's always nice to know that you are valued member of team:)
    Happy weekend dear!
    Best wishes:)

  14. That gloss looks sooo pretty!! I want it too!

  15. Hello Ugly Duckling who is just so pretty!

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
    Lucky gal! The nicest thing my boss ever did for me was he remembered my one year anniversary of my working for him and treated me and several colleagues to lunch. THat's so thoughtful, don't you think!

    LeeAnne, Style N Season

  16. :) so lovely of them to do this for you! ahhh i like the color

  17. Wow fantastic gift i'm so jealous
    / twitter: @opinionslave

  18. I'm so pleased some of you have nice bosses too who give you gifts, that's awesome.

    Everyone should get to feel extra special and like your really valued sometimes!

    Wore it this weekend, it looks so good on.

    Thanks for the comment everyone, sorry I've been a bit MIA this weekend, was out and about a lot.

    Hope you all had a great weekend!


  19. So nice of them !! And the lipgloss looks amazing =) !!!

    My boss offered me and my colleagues a drink last friday at my manager's leaving party ... Does that count? =D !

    xxx Vee


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