Merry Christmas everyone!
I wish you lots of joy and love this Christmas. And good food. And warmth. And fun. And everything wonderful for the season :D
Oh and lovely presents too ;) I’m only meeting friends in a week’s time so I’m taking my own sweet time to package their presents, and as I don’t celebrate Christmas per se, I’m taking the opportunity to wind down for the year… and maybe get myself sorted with a new computer while everyone’s still comatose from their Christmas feasts ;)
Speaking of presents (and really, to make this post be more than just a “Merry Christmas” post) I received a surprise gift just before Christmas, which had me looking a bit like this –> 8O It was the RMK x Kate Spade collection for Christmas, and if I’m to be honest, I really wanted that gold Kate Spade pouch because well, its about the most affordable Kate Spade item I could get! :P It was sold out everywhere however, so I thought “Ah fergettit! It ain’t meant to be mine”
Thing is, the universe works in many wonderful ways and one day, voila! The RMK x Kate Spade face set dropped into my lap as a gift! :D
RMK collaborated with Kate Spade for their Christmas collection this year where you get a Kate Spade pouch filled with RMK goodies. Absolutely perfect, if you can find it anywhere at all. I promise you!
To be honest, I’m not a fan of multi-use palettes but this particular RMK palette made me go “Hmm.. I could get some use out of that” because if you notice, there is no cream product in there! What you get in a compact case are 3 eyeshadow duos, a blush and in a slide out drawer, a Pressed Powder N in pink for brightening.
The mini Separate Curl Mascara and lip gloss is packaged separately which I personally think is sheer genius because :-
- cream products spoil more quickly
- powder can mess up cream products
- cream products in palettes look messy when used
The colours are generally wearable but bearing in mind that this is RMK and thus, colors will tend to be a little sheer on the eyes. Still, I can see this working very well on a holiday or business trip. And everything fits beautifully into the case (which is what I was primarily keen on) Yes, I’m a bagaholic and proud of it :P
The pouch itself is a metallic golden faux snakeskin that is compact and fits the palette, mascara and lipgloss, and can still fit a lipstick and some short handled brushes. The size is compact and if you don’t want to use it as a makeup pouch (I personally think it a waste of a perfectly pretty pouch) you can use it as a wristlet too!
I think it would be nice to keep an eye out for similar collaborations in the future. You don’t end up with a regulation makeup pouch, but something much prettier at a much smaller price than you would pay for it at the fashion brand boutique :)
For me, a beautyholic and bagaholic, I think this the perfect gift :)
Did you get any good Christmas gifts this year that you particularly love? Beauty gifts aside, I think a gift I would have been looking forward to receive would be a fruit juicer or food processor. Unfortunately I think Santa missed that memo :P
RMK Christmas x Kate Spade makeup palette and pouch Price: RM299 Availability: RMK counters but is already out of stock unless you can still find it online or if you’re lucky Limited Edition: Yes