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I've been ooohing and ahhhhing at all the Holiday 2010 collections (well, I oooh and ahhh the whole year round!) but Holiday Collections are something I think we all look forward to - both packaging and products are often more decadent and luxe and there's always something that gets everyone all excited. I decided I'll put up a little (ok, not so little) wishlist of all the stuff I've been excited by, including some other regular products that have been on my mind for sometime.  How nice if I got my mitts on EVERYTHING in the wishlist? Not likely but here's the list anyways!




I first saw the YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE on YUMMY MUMMY'S BEAUTY BLOG - Holly had picked up a nude and a plum shade and pointed out how wonderful the texture of these lippies were.  There are a total of 18 shades under this new range and are said to be rather long-wearing, yet moisturising.  Karla Sugar has clear swatches of the entire range HERE, where I zeroed in on a couple like #4 ROUGE VERMILLION, #9 ROSE STILETTO, #13 LE ORANGE and #17 ROSE DAHLIA.  The last time I checked, DFS Scotts did not have this range in yet.




Well, its not like I don't have a purple, gold or black eyeshadow so putting the Velours d'Or Eyeshadow Quad on this wishlist is a little ridiculous but I really like how it looks! :D And of course, Karla Sugar's swatches don't make it any better! However, I would definitely very much like to get hold of the Meteorites Perles d'Or - I have the Meteorites from the previous Midnight Butterfly Collection (which was twice the size of the regular Meteorites tub). Rather than as a must-have product, I'll admit the Meteorites are really more of an indulgence - but I really like how a final dusting with a big fluffy brush adds that soft radiance to the complexion.  Plus, it makes me happy! LOL! .

Karla Sugar has real nice swatches of the Guerlain Holiday 2010 collection HERE




Ok, I think this is the first time, everything in the entire collection totally appeals to me! (ok, maybe I'm a little afraid of that lipstick which looks like a deep burgundyish shade?)

I have a couple of Clarins single eyeshadows and pigmentation / application wise, they are superb (I haven't used them in a bit - I should!).  Hopefully the lipstick and palette in this collection are like the Rouge Prodige lipsticks and palette I tried out earlier this year.  I haven't seen any other images of this collection so I'm not sure if there is more than one lipstick colour or more than one eyeshadow palette option - if I remember correctly, about 2 years ago, Clarins had 2 different eyeshadow palettes in its Holiday Collection.  I don't recall seeing a finishing/dusting powder from Clarins before and I'm excited to see what its like (they look like little gold nuggets in the promotional visuals!)




Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog has some really great close-up shots and swatches of this collection and has even done a look with the products HERE. Of all the products, I really like ETRUSQUE single eyeshadow (antique gold; limited edition) the most.  I am intrigued by MELUSINE eyeshadow duo (pale taupe-lilac and deep purple) (MELUSINE incidentally refers to the double-tailed mermaid we see in Starbucks' logo).  As for the lip products, PETIT MONSTRE lipstick (a brick colour?) and DOWNTOWN lipgloss (metallic pinky lavender) look great also!

ETRUSQUE Single Eyeshadow (shot courtesy of Makeup and Beauty Blog)




(Shots courtesy of The Glamorous Gleam)


This is the SLEEK BAD GIRL Palette! Woohoo! Its a lovely smokey, dark palette and makes up for the fact that I missed out on getting my hands on Sleek's GRAPHITE Palette which was Limited Edition.  I've seen swatches of this on The Glamorous Gleam blog but for some reason, the page's not loading up the last few times I tried.  From what I remember, these eyeshadows are rather pigmented with a highly pearlised finish.





These are the CLARISONIC sets on Sephora's (US) website - both feature the Clarisonic PLUS (I initially didn't realise there were a few others such as the PRO and CLASSIC - I thought it was either MIA or PLUS).  Anyways, both the tools and cradle are in pink (part of the Breast Cancer Awareness project) - the first set you see has the words "CLEANSE FOR HOPE" engraved on the tool itself.  According to the Sephora Clarisonic webpage, "Clarisonic is proud to support Look Good…Feel Better®, a national public service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence".  Now, that sounds really great! 

Both the sets come with either a set of Clarisonic products or Ole Henriksen / Dr Brandt / Peter Thomas Roth / Perricone products.  There is yet another set that comes with an extra brush head (a NORMAL head) and a set of Philosophy products.  But I'll likely just have to make do with the Clarisonic set that's available at our local Sephoras :)




This serum has Hibiscus, Brown Algae and Agrimony to reduce PUFFINESS and DARK CIRCLES for "CLEAR LUMINOUS EYES AS IF TIME HAD NO EFFECT ON THEM".  Need anything else be said? I'm totally sold on this!




When I went to swatch some of the COSME DECORTE lipsticks with Mag (Makeupstash) the previous week, the BA gave us some product brochures to look at and this caught my eye.  Kojic Acid (and arbutin) has been long lauded for its brightening properties and I stopped in my tracks when I saw this.  I suffer from a bit of uneven skintone (especially around the sides of my nose and around the mouth and I would like to have a more even skintone overall. 





Apart from the SERGE LUTENS NUIT DE CELLOPHANE fragrance I've been thinking about for the longest time, there's a new fragrance on my lem-list: MISS DIOR CHERIE Eau de Parfum.  It smells a little like the sweet fragrance in the Soap & Glory Scrubs only abt 1000 times more concentrated.  I've tried the tester on my inner wrists a couple of times when I was out and I like how it settles on me even after long hours



And finally - this is really ridiculous, but after seeing this ad in SWEET Magazine, I really want to check MARRY ME! by Lanvin out! Sucker!

According to online reviews (The Scented Salamander) MARRY ME! has notes of "white peach, bitter orange essence, freesias, white cedar, amber, musk veil, magnolia, jasmine sambac, rose petals".  Sounds great!



And that's all for this modest, little wishlist of mine! :P

What's on your wishlist for this Holiday?

Is there anything you've been wanting for a long time?



DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated to any of the product brands mentioned.  All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.

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MISS DIOR CHERIE is on my wish list too! for the 100 ml, i found it going for about $130 @ Beauty Language, which seems to be one of the lowest prices already. Most stores sell it for $160-180. I love the girly floral scent and will definitely be getting it!

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I totally want that Guerlain palette too & all the Nars(almost but I am weak for anything Nars LOL). I happen to check on the day they launch on the site & trigger happy added them to my cart but then I was thinking I should really check them out in person(or should I not?). The Clarins Barocco looks really good.

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The Sleek Bad Girl Eyeshadow Palette is NAISE! ;)

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Im skipping all holiday collections! None has caught my eye so far, even for NARS!

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the NARS collection looks soooo LOVELY!

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sleek & i'm going to smell the dior's fragance, i love the promo photo of it but funnily, never thought of checking the perfume out. haha.

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I've been aiming for tge bad girl palette since news was released abt it n thanks to u im lemming for the gold nars eyeshadow too... Yikes!!!! Heee

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i'm curious to smell the Lanvin fragrance. wonder how "Marry Me!" would smell like. would a guy propose once he smells that? lol!

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Beadsandends: Issit? I think it was $191 at Metro - I remember cos after 20% disc, it came up to abt $150ish.

Priscilla: LOL! How the promotional image affects us right? Even the name of the fragrance - in my case, Marry Me! just stopped me in my tracks and I immediately went to google the fragrance notes! Tsk tsk ...

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Sha: I'm curious too! I wonder if Robinsons has it out yet (I know Robinsons carries Lanvin fragrances - does Tangs too?). If I manage to track it down and sniff-test it out, will report!

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Mya and Linn: The Sleek palette will only be out end-Oct i think. looks like a smokier version of Graphite. Have you seen the Good Girl Palette? Its all PINK! For pink eyeshadow lovers, that will be wowza! Looked like a blush palette to me! :D

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Amy and Linn: :D Karla Sugar has swatches (which will either kill or fuel lemmings!)

Michelle: Really? The collection is nice, but I really am only interested in Etrusque - the lippies, lipgloss all look pretty (as they always do) but my attention is all diverted to the eyeshadow :D

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