We’ve just stepped foot gingerly into November and already we’re seeing Christmas collections popping up everywhere. O.M.G. Can you say overwhelmed?? Can you say TOO EARLY?
Anyway, I have a small confession. I don’t really do the Christmas coffret thing. I mean I like that brands take the trouble to come up with excellent deals in their coffrets but I always find that inevitably there’s one thing in there I don’t like. Also, I don’t do limited edition too well. Bah humbug! What a Grinch! 😛
I will admit however, that coffrets and gift packs are excellent for gifting because it isn’t terribly expensive (for the most part) and they always come nicely packaged. I may not have too many holiday coffrets or collections featured here on the blog, but I hope I have time to feature some or any that I might like particularly. I may feature them on the Facebook page though since its information that moves more quickly.
Last year, MAC took to the Scottish Highlands with their rather gaudy Tartan Tale collection. This year, they went up further to the North Pole, opting for a white glittery collection. Even the packaging of the collection is in white. Know what? I rather like that! Everything in the collection looks a wee bit different than their usual range of products. However, I read also that quality isn’t quite up to par with their regular range of products. I’m not one to say much about that (it being MAC and all) but I will have some pictures from this collection for your viewing pleasure 😉
The collection is a HUGE one. I”m not going to feature everything. There are enough blogs out there already gushing over this. I liked that there was a bright red lipstick that comes in a set. That red, against that white packaging looks quite perfect!
L-R: Love Alert Dazzleglass, Creme de Nude lipstick, Asiatique Nail Lacquer and Kanga Rouge Lipstick
There are a few choices of eyeshadows this time round. You have duos that come in a metallic silver pouch with a mascara, and Technakohl and 275SE brush…
… and you have 6 colour eyeshadow palettes that come in 3 colour combinations.
I found my eye particularly drawn to the Warm palette. I’m not sure why. There’s no way I can see myself pulling off those shades although the colour in the bottom left does call to me. Its a blacked green with glitter and I think it looks amazing! I do have a bit of a problem with the packaging. It looks all lovely and sleek when viewed like this.
But in actual fact, on the cover, is a snow globe. So you get this glitter filled globe thing that protrudes from the cover and that means you can’t stack up your palettes because the globes get in the way. Pretty, but not very functional otherwise.
There are mineralize eyeshadows that come in pale shades, beauty powders, paint pots and false lashes. There are LOADS in this collection. But I’m feeling a bit dizzy thinking about it, so I’ll direct you over to Lipglosseater who has everything MAC on her blog so you can view pictures, and check out the full Glitter & Ice collection there.
I was quite fascinated after the local Glitter & Ice launch last week, to realise that this MAC Holiday 2011 collection launched pretty much simultaneously worldwide. Usually, we are a month behind. This time, everyone everywhere is featuring the MAC Glitter & Ice collection so there’s lots to see on the interweb if you’re into it 🙂
Now, is it me or is Christmas coming way too early this year? Before we know it, everyone’s going to be talking about Spring collections in December and you know what? I think that’ll be a tragedy. We’ll never live in the present! Bummer.