This has been really hard to date – 2004 is my best guess because there really aren’t many around, which suggests that it came pre-blog popularity and before magazines had on-line versions. If you know the date, please do let me know. Actually, I have a couple of enigmas that I can’t solve so I’ll feature those on Friday and see if anyone can remember (in one case) or see any familiarity that might help me date them.
As you can see, it’s a chunky charm bracelet and unlike the Dior Princess Ring I think IS designed to be worn. It’s not terribly practical (I’ve had a go) because not only is it quite hefty but the ‘charms’ clank together because the chain is too generous making them sort of ‘pool’ together.
Inside each charm is either an eye, cheek or a lip product.
The Y contains a multipurpose highlighter (incredibly ‘low light’ when you see what’s available today), the S is a shiny lipstick in a deep pink shade and the L is a clear shimmery gloss.
There’s a bit of disturbance on the gloss – no idea why because it’s as untouched as the others – so I’ve removed the bit that was on the mirror and swatched it on my hand. It’s more ‘frosty’ than shimmery – certainly by today’s standards it wouldn’t be more than a light shimmer but the twinkles are ultra-fine. It smells very vaguely waxy but not ‘off’. These crop up on eBay (very few – I’ve seen 3) whose sellers never date anything because it’s not an advantage for a buyer to know how old these things are apparently at prices from £30 up to £128.
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Aha… penny drops. I’ve just got it: the YSL + Your Secret Luxury have matching initials! Great stuff. It’s definitely one of those days here. And this is very 1980s too. I love it. xx