Winter Collections 2012

Do Want: Ulta Holiday 2012 Candles

Ulta Holiday Candles

Bath & Body Works current Holiday 2012 Candle Collection isn’t tickling my fancy. I’m looking forward towards November when they will be launching more scents…

But for now I do want to try out the new Ulta Holiday 2012 Candles.

Maybe they’ll be good?

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Laura Mercier Rich Berries Mini Lip Glace Collection Review & Swatches

Laura Mercier Rich Berries Mini Lip Glace Collection

Laura Mercier has introduced two Mini Lip Gace Collections for Holiday 2012. The sets come in nude or rich berry color selections and each set is $48 for give Lip Glaces (0.1 oz in size per gloss).

Mmmm $48 may seem a lot to spend but don’t over look Laura Mercier Lip Glace it’s one of the best opaque lipglosses on the market in my humble opinion.

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Lorac Bejeweled Take Two Eye Shadow Palette Trio Review & Swatches

Lorac Bejeweled Take Two Eye Shadow Palette Trio Set

Lorac Bejeweled Take Two Eye Shadow Palette Trio ($35) is a newly launched trio of eyeshadow palettes for Holiday 2012. This is Lorac’s second take on this trio as they introduced a similar collection for Holiday 2011.

No worries, although these quads look similar they are different enough to purchase should you desire them without the fear of having dupes from Holiday 2011.

I think one of the nicest things about the set is you can easily break it up. Each quad comes packaged in a jeweled compact and with three quads to choose from you can get three gifts from one purchase.

Nice right?

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Revlon Just Add Sparkle for Holiday 2012

Revlon Just Add Sparkle Holiday 2012

Revlon Just Add Sparkle is a limited edition collection for Holiday 2012 popping up in drugstores now. The collection features festive shades of lipgloss, nail polish, and an eye quad for the Holidays.

Take a look!

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MAC Holiday 2012 Collections

MAC Glamour Daze Holiday 2012

Phew we sure had an eventful week with MAC Holiday 2012 didn’t we? I think the collections all have incredible packaging. Much of it has a vintage feel kinda like something you’d find on Dita Von Teese’s vanity. They hit it out of the park with the packaging I just hope the makeup quality is just as good.

Here’s a break down of the collections.

This is MAC’s department store release. Several of the sets are MAC store exclusives with one being a Nordstrom exclusive. The set includes full size products for lips, cheeks, and eyes.

This is a repromote of Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin’s Viva Glam products packaged together in a special edition makeup bag for the holiday.

This is MAC’s traditional brush sets along with their lip and eye sets. MAC used to do lip bags only for the Holidays which included a full size lipglass and a lipstick. But things have evolved and they now do eye bags as well which includes eyeshadow, mascara, etc…

This is a collection of eyeshadow palettes as well as face palettes which include eyeshadows as well bronzer or a face powder and lipstick.

This is MAC’s traditional “fancy” collection. It’s a lot more expensive than anything else MAC offers for the Holidays and features special edition packaging. This is a posher version of what MAC normally releases and focuses on a more elegant, posher packaging.

Glamour Daze is MAC’s color collection for the Holidays. This doesn’t have any palettes or kits or gift sets. It simply focuses on individual makeup pieces just like any other color collection released from MAC with a focus on a variety of looks for the Holidays.

This collection features pigment and lipglass sets. This is another traditional release for MAC where they focus on smaller gift sets featuring a variety of shades in gloss and pigment.

It’s a damn big release with a lot to choose from. Some of it will make an excellent gift for beauty loving friends and I’m sure much of it will want to come home with you. I surely hope that with such a large release that MAC didn’t forget to work on quality control. The potential of quality problems are here due to the larger size of the collection. I’m hopeful all of it will be a raging success but MAC scares me sometimes with a release this big. Sometimes bigger isn’t always better and perhaps focusing on a smaller release with better quality will make for happier customers.

But let’s not count our chickens before they hatch. Perhaps we’ll be very happy with the entire collection and for now let’s bask in the delight of MAC Holiday 2012.

Do share your wish list for these collections in the comment field!

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