Holiday Collections 2007
Choices, choices, choices! It all comes down to choices this Holiday season
Antiquitease is up and available at MAC for your purchasing pleasure and will be at your local MAC counter on October 11th.
The Muse hasn’t yet purchased her Alexander McQueen as of yet due to the fact that with so many MAC collections up and coming it’s difficult to decide on what to purchase and what to skip!
Have I mentioned I hate deciding and making a choice? I just want it all, NOW! But realistically I need to decide what I really want as opposed to the inner demon that demands me to get it all!
Soon after Antiquitease Color the rest of the line up will be releasing through October and into November which includes the brush kits, palettes, and lip sets.
So it all comes down to choosing what I really need and leaving what I know I won’t use
Antiquitease Color consists of all of the following yummie goodies:
Mineralized Eyeshadow Duo
Fibre Rich Lash
We already established the Muse is mad with want for it all So what are you getting ?
Might the Muse direct you to her favorite source for all good things MAC! Have a visit with Janice and check out all the news on this collection and upcoming collections at Specktra Blog!
I do indeed like the look of the new Pop Day to Play Palette!
Count the Muse as possibly adding this to her wish list!
This new limited edition palette has 24 eyeshadows that range from eye popping to soft and subdued!
Lots of room for play in this palette and the colors are good enough for venturing from work to play, day to evening in a snap!
$42 nabs you this wallet full of fun but sadly it’s out of stock at Sephora! Keep checking back to see if it pops back soon!
I’m not entirely sure about the price tag at this point but I do already own one of the Pop wallet palettes which I really like so this could possibly be worth the high price tag We shall see!
Pop Day to Play Palette
Alright girls. Fest up! Who stole the Stila Asian Exclusives right from under my little nose before I had a chance to purchase
Come clean! Who got them?
20% off is still ongoing at Stila and someone snatched up all the brand new Asian Exclusive palettes that are now available right here stateside!
The Muse counts herself depressed!
To cheer herself up I’ll post the gorgeous details of what’s available (if they ever come back in stock).
Eyeshadow Trio Cool
Eyeshadow Trio Warm
Belle of the Ball
If you choose to confess now and hand all your Stila goodies over to me I won’t tell Santa what a naughty little chick you’ve been!
If you fail to hand over the goodies A plague o’ all your houses (a little Shakespeare never hurt anyone)!
You may remember my post in August when Cherriflip updated it’s website with the Halloween goodies for our baths and showers! Click here if you missed the post and read about the yummie tricks and treats they have available for sale!
Now Christmas has arrived early and a new batch of goodies are up and available for purchase at my favorite bath shop!
Our little mate Rudolph is making his cheery holiday appearance at Cherriflip with a bubble bar all his own entitled “Red Nose”. Red Nose smells of sweet christmas ribbon candy with an underlay of light flowers! Yum!
Frosted Star is another intriguing little bath bar to make your bathing experience a seasonal joy! This bubble bar slice smells of blackberries warmed by musk with an little twist of basil! Hm! Count the Muse as being curious about this interesting bar!
Finally, a most favorite scent, Snowbelle! Snowbelle is wrapped up in a bubble bar this season and the Muse couldn’t be happier as she adores the sweet minty fresh scent of Snowbelle! Snowbelle smells of sweet, juicy berries swirled with Christmas peppermint! It’s the perfect blend of cool and sweet!
Each bubble bar slice is $5.95 and shipping is free on orders of $80 or more! The sales and specials don’t stop there so keep your eyes on Cherriflip’s site to see what sort of sale they are having from week to week so you can nab yourself a deal
Bubble bar slices are a solid form of bubble bath which can be crumbled under running water to create mounds and mounds of luxurious scented bubbles in your tub!
I’ve been waiting for this to pop up somewhere and it finally has.
QVC has bundled the Limited Edition Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick together with a Brush for $73.
I have two shimmer bricks which I’m in a love-hate relationship with at the moment and I’m kinda wanting the Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick too now.
I’m debating how much I need this with the price set at $73 plus shipping and handling and tax I’m wondering if I need a Shimmer Brick that is going to cost me nearly $100 bucks to get.
They normally bundle the brush with it in duty free shops in the UK and it’s nice to see the brush with it as a set but I’m still in high debate if I absolutely need this especially since I am not even sure if I love or hate shimmer bricks.
Available now at QVC, Item Number A77760.
Talk to the Muse.
The Muse didn’t have too much time this weekend to get the Weekend Steals and Deals up and available for you!
However, she comes bearing early Christmas gifts to make up for not posting the Steals and Deals of the week!
Head on over to your local Bath and Body Works shop or hop onto the website and you can purchase one of the Muse’s favorite Holiday items for $3!
Bath and Body Works is offering the 4oz size of Twisted
Peppermint Three in One Shower Gel for $3!
Snatch some up for yourself or to stuff stockings with!
Two new Bath and Body Works Temptation items have popped up on the website! The first of which is entitled Vanilla Ice Cream and it’s not a three in one shower gel this time It’s a body spray! This is the first time we are seeing any of the Temptation line in the body spray format. This could be good news for the Temptation line!
Reviews on the site are saying that this surprising little body spray isn’t all about Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s is, however, about the entire sundae! Chocolate sauce, ice cream, nuts, cherry, and more await in you in this yummie spray!
If that wasn’t enough you can also slather on some of the new Whipped Delight Shimmer Body Mousse to complete the entire decadent desert sensation!
Both items are up and available at Bath and Body Works site but I am unsure when they’ll be sold in stores. Keep your eyes peeled I imagine it won’t be long before you’ll see these popping up in stores.
Vanilla Ice Cream Body Spray is $8 and Whipped Delight Shimmer Mousse is $12.
The Muse wants to spray herself with Vanilla Ice Cream and top it all off with some Whipped Delight! She’ll most definately be ordering both for her very own!
Sometimes it’s really difficult to firgure out what to get a special friend in your life or family member and during those hard times I normally reach for a gift card for them!
I think gift cards are brilliant gifts especially when you’re finding it really hard to pick something out that you’ll think they’ll love!
This year Bath and Body Works offers a Twisted Peppermint Scented Gift Card for purchase!
How cool is this?
Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Scented Gift Card
Head into the shop (or online) grab one of these sweet smelling cards and you’ll be all set to make your friend’s (or family member’s) Bath and Body wishes come true!
The Muse is loving the idea of a scented gift card Especially one that smells like gorgeous Twisted Peppermint!
I have to say that it’s been a long while in between collections that have wow’ed me.
As much as I adore cosmetics I can’t honestly say any collections from the past few Holiday seasons have really knocked me back. Last year Givenchy’s Christmas collection was gorgeous but nothing that I got insanely excited over. MAC’s collection last year was lovely as well (and this year) but again nothing to make me bounce off the walls! Of course I always look forward to the Holiday season to see what will be released and this year there is no exception.
Two collections have not failed to wow me this year and I’m pleased with both and can highly recommend them to you.
If you’re on a tight budget this year or just not looking to spend a whole lot on cosmetics my personal picks of the season would have to be from Guerlain and Givenchy’s line up. They have truly out done themselves. You can see the Givenchy Holiday Collection by clicking here.
On to the good stuff
Givenchy brings us Diamonds but Guerlain went for a completely opposite effect. Guerlain brought us the gold.
My collection arrived in the mail today and to say I’m excited would be an understatement. The collection is beautiful and this is truly something you’re going to want to add to your cosmetic stash if you’re serious (and have a passion) about owning some seriously posh makeup items.
The star of the show is Forever Gold of course. A radiant shimmering gold powder for your face and body housed in a gorgeous vintage style perfume bottle. The powder is amazingly soft, silky and just pure perfection. I was slightly discouraged after hearing there was only .35oz in the bottle but it didn’t prevent me from wanting this. Of course seeing pictures that look larger than life probably have you skeptical about its size or at least I was worried about it. I purchased this quite blindfolded without seeing it in person but really its a spray bottle full of gold shimmering powder how much more do I need to know before saying I WANT THAT! I expected to be disappointed and even set myself up for disappointment. I had convinced myself that it would arrive and be the size of a nail polish bottle or smaller! I was shockingly delighted to see that it’s much larger. It’s about 1.7oz in size (50ML) which is fantastic because you can sit it on your vanity and convince yourself that 1.7oz’s of the most gorgeous shimmering powder awaits you (when in reality you’re only getting about .35oz or less of powder).
Would I recommend this?
Of course. No question about it. If you have the money to spend on it I’d highly recommend nabbing it. I haven’t even sprayed the bottle yet and I know how gorgeous it is. I can only review this from the stand point of ripping off the protective label on the sprayer. The label had a quite a large bit of powder on it. I’m, of course, on protective mode so the general idea of spraying this and wasting any is a big no no right now. However, I took the label and rubbed it on my arm and the shimmer is outstanding on this. I’m not entirely sure I can get away with actually spraying it on my face but it’s going to make my eyes pop and my cleavage will thankfully be shimmering gold in color this Holiday Season!
I’m worried that the sprayer will clog up but aside from that the entire package is just beautiful and if you want to spoil yourself this holiday season do consider grabbing this!
The second item I got is the Ombre Eclat Duo and Liner. The compact is a heavy gold with pretty white snowflakes on the cover. It comes encased in a velvet bag and of course is a magnet for fingerprints. The two shadows you’ll receive are a light shimmering white gold color and a deeper gold color. Both appear very pigmented but I can’t say for sure yet. The liner seems slightly out of place as it’s a bronze brownish color but I believe it could work well with the two eyeshadows. If you’re a serious collector you’re going to want to add this to your stash for sure. It’s very pretty. The compact is just gorgeous and of course the makeup that lays within is equally outstanding!
What would a Guerlain collection be without Meteorites? For the Holiday Collection and keeping with the gold theme, Guerlain gives us Gold Temptation Meteorites. The box is gold with an identical snowflake image as the Ombre Exclat Duo and Liner compact. For some odd reasons the meteorites appear just a bit smaller in this box than the normal size ones but that’s ok it makes for easier application in my opinion. They are highly shimmering beads of a beige gold color. Again, perfection.
Lastly I ended up with the Gold Lash Top Coat Mascara which is a golden coat to apply over your mascara. Again, fitting with the theme, the casing matches perfectly with all of the pieces in the collection and is gold in color with the snowflake emblem. The applicator is brushless so you’ll be slipping this across your lashes after mascara application to add a shimmering shade of gold to your lashes! Very, Very nice!
Some items I didn’t get were the lipsticks and gold gloss all of which were lovely but not something I absolutely had to HAVE. One item I also couldn’t even begin to think about affording was the pressed meteorites powder. At $155 the price tag screamed at me to say absolutely NOT! However, my lovely friend and reader, Betsy, pointed out that it is refillable so it’s not entirely a bad deal but still sometimes the Muse has to know her limits and a $155 palette is a limit she can’t reach even if she wants it badly!
Overall, it’s very difficult for the Muse to pick out one or two must haves from this collection because they are all simply stunning. As much as I adore the Givenchy Collection I’m loving (and possibly favoring) the Guerlain Collection.
If you’re on a budget I’d highly recommend removing yourself from any department stores that may contain a Guerlain counter. Because you’ll see all of this in person and most definately have a hard time saying NO!
The Muse strongly recommends selling off a kidney, a child, or a soul on E-bay (you know I’m kidding of course!) to nab yourself this glamorous collection!
Wait a second….
The Muse decided to get the keys to her beauty vault and pull out her Dior D’Trick palette to compare it to the new “I Love Dior” Deluxe Holiday Palette. Upon originally seeing the deluxe holiday palette I was racing around in circles in excitement but today I wandered onto Nordstrom to see a close up picture of it and to my shock it appears that the “I Love Dior” palette is the Dior D’Trick palette in new clothes!
Hey stop the train I wanna get off!
This is so not right! How could they crush my desire for this so easily?
What the hell?
Everything looks exactly the same right down to the lipgloss!!!!!!!
I purchased my Dior D’Trick palette from the YesAsia beauty section one year ago sometime in July or August.
Granted stateside we get none of the special bits that Asia and Europe get. I guess I shouldn’t be all that surprised that the palette is identical to the D’Trick.
I have to say I actually like the D’Trick’s pretty pink packaging better anyway!
I believe I paid $72 for the D’Trick and I’m curious to see what the “I Love Dior” will cost.
I also have one other palette similar in style that was purchased in a UK airport at a Duty Free shop. That has entirely different colors than these two thankfully.
Maybe I’m wrong but it appears these are one and the same. Which is good news because I have a few dollars extra to add to my growing MAC wish list but it’s also crushingly disappointing as I adore Dior.
Count the Muse heartbroken!
Back to the vault to stow away the D’Trick palette!
“I Love Dior” Deluxe Holiday Palette as seen on Nordstrom
Dior D’Trick Palette
Well it’s quite dark out and quite cold (38 degrees) and the Muse thinks that Friday night is best spent home in her warm, cozy bed with her powerbook tucked safely on her lap and Torchwood playing on her telly (God Bless the man that made Tivo otherwise the Muse would be unable to rewind and hit pause on scenes that contain John Barrowman in all his glory).
While the Muse catches up on episodes she missed what better way to spend some of her time then blogging about her favorite topic…..Cosmetics
I had mentioned I ordered the Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette for a friend this week and it arrived just today tucked safely in a Sephora box with a bright red ribbon tied around it!
Many of you asked after this palette and wondered if it was worth purchasing and if I was going to purchase it, etc…
This is not on my wish list and I won’t be purchasing it however I can give you my first impression from viewing my friend’s palette and let you know if I think you should or should not get it.
First of all obviously if you’re a Tarte fan this is of course on your wish list and by default you’re in want mode. If you’re not a Tarte fan or never purchased Tarte prior to this I’d say here’s your really big chance to nab something that Tarte is virtually giving away for free (it’s that cheap! In price not quality!).
There is ALOT of hype around this palette and if you happen to spend every waking moment (or some waking moments) on MUA you know how crazed people are about this. It’s gathering a cult following and it’s reaching Sephora Blockbuster Palette heights (you remember that drama last year don’t you?! No? E-mail I’ll happily provide you with the delightful details).
Now the hype is there for obvious reasons and that would be price, quality, quantity, and of course obsessive compulsive cosmetic collector’s NEED (I have this disease).
First of all price. The palette is $52 and with that amount you get yourself quite a stash of delightful goodies to play with. Let’s discuss quantity and what you’re getting for your $52 bucks.
Here’s what’s inside the palette:
16 brand-new eyeshadows (Full Size)
16 brand-new lipglosses
4 gel eyeliners
4 cheek stains
3 24/7 lip sheers
Eyeshadow & eyelining brushes
Now if you take 16 and you multiply it by $17 each per a shadow you come out with the grand old total of $272. Tarte is basically giving you $272 worth of shadows in this palette. They want to be nice to you this holiday season it seems. The colors aren’t particularly eye popping but they are soft and shimmering shades that can create a perfectly elegant look. So you’re getting 16 eyeshadows plus they decided to throw in a buncha of other awesome stuff.
Ok so the thing that caught my eye was the lipglosses they are perfectly wearable and quite gorgeous shades. Can you count to 16? That’s what they slapped in here. 16 glosses to go with those 16 shadows I just mentioned!
The rest my friends is just bonus material. Cheek Stains, Eye Liners, and more await you in this palette.
I’d say you can create quite a nice group of looks just using the one palette all year long! I have tried Tarte shadows and I can report they are pigmented, I’ve tried their glosses as well and can say those too are of high quality. I’ve tried many Tarte products and all are good solid products so the quality is there in this palette for sure!
Overall this is a sweet palette however it does have it’s faults. I’m not loving how it opens.
It slides open on a slant and folds back. And I think this has the potential to make a major mess sadly. All I can say is if you get it use caution when opening and closing it.
The design of the case is pretty gorgeous. It’s quilted and deep, dark purple in color. Beautiful really. I’m duly impressed at the small size and all that’s tucked inside of it.
One tiny stupid pet peeve would be that they only included one sponge applicator for the eyeshadows. Sheesh couldn’t they throw in like 6? 3 on either side or something? What the heck can you do with one?
I also picked up the We Wish You Happiness Mini Cheek Stain Kit with this (Again, not mine for a friend) and I’m so chuffed at the cute box these come in. It’s purple and quilted too and goes fantastic with the We Wish You Wealth palette! It has a gold snap, large mirror, and will be a perfect little case for carrying around makeup and other bits! This is the best case they have done with the minis! I’m really loving this guy.
Overall, I’d say this is a perfect gift for someone or for yourself. It’s ALOT of bang for your buck and well worth a purchase.
I’m personally not getting one because it’s not something I’ll make proper use of. My eyeshadow tastes run to the more extreme and as much as I am loving the glosses it’s not worth the price for me to just use the glosses! If you’re a great lover of highly shimmering shades of color than this isn’t for you. The eyeshadows do contain some shimmer but not enough to make me want them!
If you’re wanting this I highly suggest nabbing it now because if the hype continues I imagine you’ll wake up sometime at the end of the month or middle of November and see it out of stock, never to make a reappearance! Gone, disappeared, finished. And you’ll sadly hang your head and cry that you have to fulfill your need by purchasing it on E-bay for triple the price! Personally everyone is going to be reaching for this during the Sephora Friends and Family discount or at least a majority of the masses will be so don’t expect to wait till then to get it. If you’re REALLY wanting it, get it now before it’s too late.
The Muse most definately recommends it for purchase!
Enjoy the pics (apologies but I kept the protective film on the palette as this isn’t mine and I need to take special care of it for the special person I ordered it for!)
Tarte’s We Wish You Wealth Palette and We Wish You Happiness Mini Cheek Stain Set
16 Full Size Eyeshadows
16 Luscious Lipglosses (My Favorite Part of the Palette)
4 gel eyeliners, 4 cheek stains, 3 24/7 lip sheers, Eyelid primer, Luminizer, and eyeshadow & eyelining brushes
Palette Fully Opened
Tarte’s We Wish You Happiness Mini Cheek Stain Collection
Santa cutie, fill my stocking with a duplex and cheques! Sign your ‘x’ on the line! Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight!
Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations bought at Tif-fa-ny! I really do believe in you, lets see if you believe in me!
Oh my I got a bit carried away there! I was feeling the Christmas spirit as I ripped (and bit) through the fedex box that arrived on my doorstep from Saks today!
Inside was Givenchy’s Diamantisimme holiday collection! Oh my the very my! Just the pick me up I needed today!
I ended up getting all of the collection aside from the nail varnishes.
First off, which I’m sure you’re all dying to hear about, would be the Prisme Solitaire Precious Diamond All Over Powder.
What’s to say really?
It’s perfection. The box is too cute for words! It’s in the shape of an engagement ring box(could possibly be more exciting than a ring lol) and inside is the most precious, glittering, shimmering powder I’ve ever had the pleasure of laying my eyes on.
It’s perfectly fantastic that it’s multitasking as both a face, body, and eye powder. I love multitasking products and this is no exception to the rule.
The powder is slightly grainy in texture and that, my friends, does not bother me one bit.
I think I can safely say this may not make it onto my face! Bit to discoball in effect but my eyes and cleavage will thank Givenchy for such a perfect powder full of gorgeous bits of silver and white shimmer!
The powder is of course pigmented so it’s not going to take a whole lot to make you look gorgeous!
The only difference with this palette is there is no where to store the brush it comes with. Givenchy palettes and powders always have that nifty little bottom chamber to tuck your brush under but this sadly lacks that. The brush comes in a velvet carrying case but can’t be stored in the palette or on top of the powder. I don’t really mind because the cute ring box is adorable and totally makes up for the fact that you can’t store the brush inside it.
Next up the Crystal Pop Gloss which is equally gorgeous as the powder and full of lovely shimmering bits and pieces to keep me delighted all holiday season long! Two colors are available which would be Pure Diamond and Fancy Diamond. I’m loving the Fancy Diamond the best of the two. it’s a lovely shimmering pink shade. The Pure Diamond is a clear gloss with silver, white, and tiny specks of pink shimmer!
Beautiful just beautiful!
According to my MA at Saks the Captiv’ Eyes Mascara is a hot seller and only three were left! It looks like an amazing mascara. It’s black with tiny specks of silver shimmer in it. Whether or not the silver will show upon application remains to be seen but it sure does look pretty!
I purchased the Rogue Interdit in Rose Desire as well but this purchase was a bit blind folded. I’ve only seen photos of the collection and this item looked the least appealing! But at the risk of missing out on something major I told my MA stick that in the bag too please. I should have waited and seen it in store because it appears it’s a bit too “mod” pink for me. It’s a matte pink color and it has that weird “mod” look to me. A la Twiggy. Anyone know what I mean? I’m in high debate whether to try it or return it. If you’re ordering online don’t bother with this until you’ve seen it in store to determine if it’s the right shade for you.
Last but never least would be the Lash Sparkles! Ok I’ve seen images of this as well and wasn’t sure about the application on it but assumed it would be like the Dior Lash Pearls from Christmas ’05 (Believe it was 2005 correct me if I’m wrong) and even thought I knew what to expect I’m still a tiny little bit disappointed. Application is a brush wand (instead of the plastic applicator like the Dior Lash Pearls) where you twist up and the product disperses on the brush. I always, always find these difficult to work with because too much product pushes into the brush and causes a major mess (and waste). I haven’t twisted it up so I can’t tell you how these are yet. I’m sorta at that stage where I’m being maternal towards the collection and whispering to it how pretty it is while stroking it lovingly. I don’t yet have the nerve to twist because I’m worried about product waste! As soon as I go to wear these, you my friends, will be the first to know and see what the product looks like!
The Lash Sparkles can be used two ways which would be brushing them on to encrust your lashes with sparkle OR applying from the brush onto the tips of your lashes to create a beaded look. This is a nice option as the Dior Lash Pearls only gave you an option to create a beaded look due to the applicator which is to say that the Givenchy Lash Pearls from last year allowed you to do both, brushing and beading!
Dior’s Lash Pearls (This too makes for tricky application! But I think that the Givenchy Brush could save me waste as compared to the Dior Lash Pearls because once it’s twisted the product has no where to go! At least with the Lash Sparkles it can be disputed on the brush and sort of saved!)
Givenchy Lash Pearls Holiday ’06 (These are by far the easiest to use and I loved this entire package! I wish the new lash sparkles came the same way!)
Overall this collection is stupendous and just gorgeous!
If you’re on a budget I’d grab at least the powder, mascara, and lash sparkles. If you’re not I’d say grab it all!
Does anyone have the collection? What are your thoughts!? Comment box open and at the ready!
I dare do say that I spy with my little eye on the Stila site the new holiday palettes.
The Muse isn’t thrilled with these, but who knows I may be upon actually seeing them in person, at the moment they really aren’t anything I am writing home about.
I know at least one other Stila Fan that probably won’t think much of these either.
The palettes are $34 each and available for purchase right now on the Stila site! If you’re yearning these it’s possible the 20% off coupon is still working! Click here to get the details about the coupon!
Each palette contains three eyeshadows, one blush, and a lipgloss.
Stila Guinevere’s Deluxe Palette
Stila Scarlett’s Deluxe Palette
Stila’s also added up a few holiday sets which can be seen by clicking here.
An interesting, but boring, Holiday collection for Stila. I’m pretty happy, this saves me money when I am yearning many, many, many other things at the moment!
Quickie Post…I know I know but I’m not yet off the Guerlain topic! How sick!
Wanted to update you on the size of the Forever Gold which is 0.35oz for $72!
Kinda small..do we need two?
The Muse finds it difficult to practice control when forever and gold are in the same sentence….!
Logically speaking I’m curvy and round so I can’t dust myself with 0.35oz of gold in one go. I may need 10 of these to cover my entire body!
If you happen to be in the Muse’s gorgeous city head on over to Saks and have a look at the collection its now available for your purchasing pleasure!
Here’s a quickie compiled list of the prices for the Guerlain Holiday Collection.
I was curious how much Forever Gold was going to be and had nightmares about it being $175 or something obscene.
I’m happy to report that the collection is affordable. If you’re an avid collection you’ll consider this not bad for the price range. I really expected much worst.
Here’s a look (all prices USD)
Forever Gold $72
Meteorites Gold Temptation Pearls $49
Golden Lash Topcoat Mascara $30
Ombre Eclat Euo & Liner $50
I didn’t get the prices for the gloss or the lipsticks but they are normally in the $26-30 range.
The only thing that is far above my price range is the pressed meteorites powder which is a whopping $155 per compact. I figured as much since the pressed compacts are normally obscene amounts at Neiman’s.
I was hopeful that the compact would be somewhere in the $99 range but ado we can’t have everything in life and sometimes we have to know our own limits.
The good news is for about $200 (plus tax) you can nab a majority of the important pieces in the collection and make them your very own!
What are you getting?
Love this collection?
Talk to me!
Comment box at the ready!