In the midst of searching for photos for fragrance sets for my 2010 Holiday Gift Sets – Fragrances, I came across a whole bunch of beauty brush sets. I never realised that there were so many limited edition Holiday Brush sets available. Have a look at the various brush sets available this Christmas…
I haven’t written much about the 2010 Summer collection because I couldn’t find anything in any of the brands that made me want to part with my moolah…I thought it was the heat that was making me strange…how is it possible that nothing caught my eye??
So the title of this post is 2010 Summer Blues because of my lack of lemmings, which did make me feel ‘blue’… and because I felt that the predominant colour for the majority of the collections was blue.
For Summer 2010, most of the brands featured at least one product in a shade of blue. It was mostly blue eyes with a couple of blue nail polishes ..the other colours that were featured was hot pink and coral… but somehow ’2010 Summer Blues and Coral’ didn’t have that much of a punch. Off course, some brands decided to be different and went with neutral shades instead…thereby completely messing with my title too… read on for my take on Summer 2010…
Looks like July is going to be a busy month!! Read on for the tons of events being held!
A very quick summary of Spring 2010 from the various beauty brands – Motifs! There are loads of motifs this year for the Spring collections either on the packaging or the actual product itself. Have a look at my quick round up of the collections for Spring 2010…
First on the list is Paul and Joe’s Spring 2010 Disney Collection! This collection is simply too cute and for once I can understand why bloggers would describe something as TDF! This collection is TDF…in a cutesy way. If you like cute and whimsical packaging, this collection is definitely for you!
The other collection with motifs on their packaging would be Shu Uemura’s Spring 2010 Collection. There are swirly lines over their eyeshadow tubes. Quite understated.
I guess the beauty brand that best fits the theme of this post would be Dior’s Spring 2010 – Lace Collection. It is ultra gorgeous with all the lace patterns on the product! A delicate pretty lace pattern decorates the eyeshadow palettes and highlighters.
Guerlain’s Spring 2010 – Cherry Blossom is another gorgeous collection that is heavily decorated. An absolute gorgeous collection and one of my favourites for this Spring! There are heavy swirls of contrasting shades on the eyeshadows and blushers which are meant to invoke the Cherry Blossom season. These motifs which are not only pleasing to the eye actually do give an added dimension to the actual product – the shades are actually deeper when mixed with the motifs.
I previously mention Paul and Joe’s Disney Collection but Paul and Joe always creates a collection of eyeshadows and lipsticks with their special seasonal prints. They are called Collection Sparkles and the prints are usually from that same season’s clothing collections. The collection this year is a little unique from previous years. Usually each collection would have the cardboard eyeshadow container imprinted with the seasonal motif and there will be matching lipsticks in their matching containers too. This year, instead of the matching lipsticks, there are matching lipglosses in little cute tubs. Very kawaii!!
Clarins too has one item which has motifs in it and might I say, sometimes one is enough. Have a look at the very delicate flowers in this product that seem to come alive in this compact… Absolutedly Gorgeous!
Lancome’s O My Rose Spring 2010 collection has a flower motif too. But unlike Clarins, their flower motif is quite small and very discreet. You probably cant see it in this lousy picture of mine but there’s a rose motif smack right about the lower left hand of the palette.
Finally, the other really really cute motif design for Spring 2010 is Chantecaille’s Les Dauphins Collection which features Dolphins as their motifs! Chantecaille releases palettes that highlight the plight of endangered species. This Spring 2010 collection highlights the plight of the dolphins.
Spring 2010 seems to be filled with motifs. Although there were lace patterns from Dior and Shu Uemura, and a really cute cartoon inspired collection by Paul and Joe, it was predominately flowers – Guerlain, Clarins , Paul and Joe – very fitting for Spring when flowers blossom isnt it?
I am super duper tempted to purchase Paul and Joe’s Disney collection, Chantecaille’s Les Dauphins palette and Guerlain’s Spring Collection. So which collection(s) have you set your eye on? Do you have any favourites or dislikes? Please do share!
SHU UEMURA’s holiday collection for 2009 is created by Tsumori Chiatso and called “Wish Upon a Star’. Roll on for my thoughts on this cute collection!
How are you? I hope all is well at the North Pole…
I am pretty sure you must be busy answering people’s letters…so I have made my letter a short one. Might I just say I have been a really really good gal this year too!! Things haven’t been going well in my life too, so a little pick me up would be really great!!
First on my list…
#1 Yukihana – Suqqu Holiday 2009
As much as I love Suqqu – please view my blog post on All Things Suqqu - and am a big fan of theirs, I wont be purchasing their Christmas set because the eyeshadow palette looks remarkable like eyeshadow quad #10 which I already have. Oh and while I would dearly love to have their limited edition mascara and eyeliner in their Christmas set but I already own their eyelash curler as well.
Since we are on the topic of giving gifts…I sure wouldn’t mine a couple of their brushes…the Face brush and Cheek Brush are what I am seriously lemming for but since I am such a nice gal… if I really have to choose one, the Face Brush is the one item that I really really really really want! ohhh…and if you could somehow conjure up their Spring edition 2009 limited edition Face Polish Omowa which was sold out before I could even play with the tester, I would be eternally grateful…
Might I just say that their 2009 Imperial Holiday Collection is to die for this year. Lots of gorgeous gorgeous packaged items!!! Since I am being a really good gal, I wont ask for the entire collection, I will be purchasing the eyeshadow palette and the meteorites…so I would totally appreciate if you could send me the meteorites compact, the sparkling radiant powder and their limited edition mascara too.
#3 Stardrop Purification – Lunasol 2009
I would dearly love to have eyeshadow palettes in #02, #03, #05. As an example of what a nice gal i have been, I have so far managed not to start on a Lunasol addiction, so I do believe I really deserve to have some of their eyeshadows especially since they are super-duper gorgeous this year!! And being such a nice gal, I wont request for the entire Lunasol Stardrop Purification collection…just those 3 palettes which I deem to be must buys!
#4 Lancome Holiday 2009 L’Absolu Rouge Soiree
Since I was too slow at purchasing Suqqu’s 2009 Spring edition of Face Polish Powder, I would love to have Lancome’s highlighting powder called – Sparkling Cherub Sheer Warming Illuminating Powder. It has gorgeous subtle shimmery effect without any noticeable shimmer particles…its just perfect for me!
#5 Jo Malone The Kohdo Wood Collection
Another wish list is Jo Malone’s fragrances …I have heard good things about her fragrances and am dying to try out the Dark Amber fragrance from this collection since I love incense scents. But once again, I was a little too slow to venture into the departmental store to test drive this…apparently its once again sold out.
#6 Hermes Hermessence Range of Fragrances
Apparently very exclusive Hermes scents and so exclusive that I have not been able to find any to test drive…am not asking much Mr. Santa…it would be really great if I could somehow get sniffs of these…they don’t even have to be full bottles!!!
#7 Serge Lutens Non-Export Fragrances
Another range of exclusive fragrances that are only available in Paris…once again, a little sniff would be good…
This holiday collection is filled with whimsical accessories!! Very kawaii. I personally feel that their accessories are the hits in this collection…their lovely padded makeup case would help store my huge collection of makeup!! Am not that fond of their color palettes…well…okay…maybe except for their highlighter…
I would like to request for the Limited Edition Eyeliner in green!.
Dior’s holiday collection was gorgeous this year. I would like to wish for the gorgeous lipgloss in the to die for packaging and their nail polishes which once again am told are sold out!
Thanks Santa! Hope your holidays are great too!!
I don’t know about you but I have always been fascinated by false lashes…probably cos I was born with crappy non-existent wimpy permanent pointed southwards stumpy short lashes that defy curling from lash curlers. But since I am visually challenge…I cant see without my glasses…I haven’t dared to venture into applying false lashes…imagine all those scenarios that can occur?? especially when there’s glue involved??
If anyone is interested in creating unbelievable lashes, do check out this video. Ricebunny’s video also gives step by step instruction on applying false lashes. Might I also add that Ricebunny is hotness personified!!
In case you are still skirmish about applying false lashes yourself…have you heard of Shu Uemura’s Tokyo Lash Bar?? All you do is purchase one of the false lashes and the trained Shu Uemura staff will apply them for you. The staff are trained to help pick out suitable false eyelashes, followed by showing one how to apply them so as to fully bring out one’s eyes. Furthermore, the lengths can be customized to suit your eye shape and length.
The Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Bar boasts a huge collection of different false lashes ranging from the lashes that look natural and sexy to lashes studded with crystals and sequins. For the more adventurous, check out the lashes that look similar to butterfly wings or funky coloured ones that come in blue and yellow.
For this Christmas, crystals, feathers and lace are trendy now. So might I suggest the:
- False Eyelashes Illumi-Décor -covered by iridescent small pieces of sequins
- False Eyelashes Premium Black Gown – made with black lace
- Premium Velvet Feather false lashes - made of soft feathered premium eyelashes in dark green and black
- Accent Lashes – Mini Crystal False Eyelashes - lashes in alternating lengths set with black crystals
If anyone’s interested from the 4th of December to 31st December, Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Bar will be available at Selfridges Oxford Street store. I think the Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Bar is also available at Harvey Nicols.
Check out Karen’s post – Accessible Luxury: Shu Uemura knows lashes inside and out - on her experience of having false lashes attached at a Shu Uemura Lash Bar.
Have fun with your falsies!