Friday, 29 October 2010

The Best of the Christmas Collections 2010!

It's that time of year again, when you get bombarded by an influx of Christmas cosmetics collections two months before Christmas. Anyone getting a little tired of 100 Christmas collection posts on each blog?

Well, I've picked out my faves from across the board so you've only got to read one post from me!

First and foremost, from NARS...

I have to say I was initially taken in my the 'Crazy Heart' lipgloss collection, but reading the description of each I was disappointed to see all but one were 'Sheer' i.e hardly show up and not worth owning all 5 when they will set you back £35!

I do however, think the 'Sweet Disposition' Multiple collection is worth a look. A full size multiple will last you forever, so buying minis is a great option. They've included Orgasm, Luxor and Malibu for £32. A great deal when you consider one full size is priced at £27!

As for single items from the holiday collection, the only thing that really stood out to me was the beautiful 'Downtown' lip gloss.

On to MAC's Christmas offerings... I was really disappointed with the collection this year, a Scottish-themed affair named 'Tartan Tale' which looks fabulous all together in the promo images with the varying types of tartan packaging, but individually I'm just not blown away! I would consider picking up the Lip Set in 'Vain and Glorious' (more of a gift idea than for myself) and the Dazzleglass Creme in Gone Romancin' is pretty, but I'd rather spend my carefully saved Christmas funds elsewhere I think...

Available 11th November in stores, counters and online.

As for the fabulous L'Oreal 'All I Want for Christmas' advent calender... A new deluxe sample every single day?! I'm in love! Just a shame you're meant to get this before Christmas and I can't put it on my wishlist!

One of my favourite collections out this year is actually OPI's Burlesque collection. My pick of the bunch has to be 'The Show Must Go On', a beautiful deep pink/gold shimmer that I featured on here a few months back.

£9.95 available from

Dior's festive offerings can't go without mention in this post, with their beautiful Minaudiere clutch palettes each featuring three eyeshadows and two lip colours. They're pricey at £60 but I'd be delighted to find either (It comes in 'Pink Golds' or 'Grey Golds') in my stocking this year (hint, hint Santa!)

The last Christmas release worth a mention comes from Boots of course! Always the best place to stock up on stocking fillers, this year they have collaborated with Fearne Cotton to release her very own make up line. I can't wait to get my hands on the 'Are You Giving Me The Eyes?' kit, a cute compact with four eyeshadows, mascara, liner, eye crayon and a little brush. The whole line has gorgeous packaging and is reasonably priced.

£18 Available now from Boots (and currently included in their 3 for 2 offer!)

What's top of your Christmas wish list?

Fleur xx


  1. I love that advent calander and the Dior palette looks gorgeous :):)


  2. Most of the holiday sets I've seen so far are cute! I'm really not feeling Tartan Tale though. :\

  3. I'll probably buy the Mac stuff just because I love cute packaging!

  4. I'm LOVING the NARS holiday collection! They have a gorgeous gold eyeshadow that I'm desperately lusting for. I'm basically skipping the Tartan Tale collection, with the exception of the Sir Teddy bear for my daughter (it's a cute stocking stuffer and it goes towards a fabulous cause!). I also want the set of pigments, but those aren't being released until Nov. 4th (in the US).

  5. The Mac 'Tartan Tale' has caught my eye, I think I will have to get this myself, never mind waiting for christmas hehe :) xx

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  6. That advent calender is actually amazing... I might have to mention it to my boyfriend haha! With the excuse that its healthier then chocolate ;) xo

  7. i like the advent calender... but i would miss my daily choccies too much so i would probs stick with the chocolate advent calender!! x :)

  8. Gonna have to pick up the lip set from MAC I think, their packaging is so cute!

  9. I really like the nars lipgloss set even though it's sheer! I really like what benefit has released this year especially her name was glowla as I really want to try some benefit :) x

  10. Loreal's advent calendar is the most amazing idea ever! I would really love to buy it. If only we had it in my couuntry... :(

  11. I am so ready for Christmas now!!

  12. love love love that nail colour!!


  13. that opi nail colour is gorgeous!

  14. Great post lady. I am writing my desperate for list now :)

  15. this is a super list, great picks, great taste!
    Thank u! xxx

  16. Do selfridges do something similar to the 'all i want for christmas' calender every year? I missed out last year but im determined for xmas 2011 ;) x


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