Any time I can spend my morning shopping, learning and brunching at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour is time well spent ;)
I was invited to the private preview of the Chantecaille makeup line and spend the morning with some other lovely Miami Fashion Bloggers. We learned a lot about this small family run business that features a big eco-friendly vision and a compassionate heart. Omar Lima-Chavez, their Southeast executive, told us the history behind this great line and shared with us their philanthropic works which this year include the “Save the Sharks” palette featuring Spring’s best colors; 5% of the profits from this palette go to the Bloom Association, an organization working hard to preserve and save sharks from extinction.
A beauty company that truly cares…now that is something I can definitely support.
Kristin Clark from Living in Color Print
Maria Tettamanti from The Wordy Girl
Omar Lima-Chavez from Chantecaille
Dee Trillo from Haute Frugalista
Rosa Cordero from Fab Girl
Maria watching a movie regarding the “Save the Sharks” campaign. So many sharks killed senselessly…truly a sad reality. Thankfully there are companies like Chantecaille that are willing to step in and make a difference.
After the introduction and video, we each had a chance to have our makeup done. I couldn’t wait to get into the chair and get my “face” on ;) I had the talented Omar give me a nice, natural look…absolutely perfect for the rest of my day.
To top it all off, Chatecaille also has a deliciously luxurious collection of fragrances. I shamelessly sprayed myself down in the Frangipane scent…it smells amazing. So romantic and feminine.
And of course, since I am not one to leave Saks empty handed, I stopped by the Chantecaille counter on my way out to pick up my very own rosewater. This product is simply perfect. Pure, refreshing, light and soothing. I 100% recommend it…I can see it will become my favorite product very quickly.
I am so happy I had a chance to “meet” this company. This is the first upscale, luxury brand of cosmetics that I know of to focus on a healthy, eco-friendly way of life and a conscious way of being. Hope you guys check them out next time you’re at Saks ;)