For the last three weeks or so, I’ve been hit daily by press releases for Christmas 2015. The Beauty industry is certainly in a rush, making the season start earlier and earlier each year. I don’t mind – at all. I’m a hardcore super fan of everything festive and wish the rest of the year could be as intoxicating as it is right now.
To be very honest, there isn’t many collections this year that really makes my heart beat. Chanel (as seen under Desire) have outdone themselves and everyone is patiently waiting for the Quad to hit stores. Laura Mercier, Diptyque, Estée Lauder and Jo Malone; they have all got my attention. I will most certainly splurge and indulge!
And then we have Burberry. With a Festive Collection so smart, it’s simply amazing!
First, one might think that it’s not a very groundbreaking collection: gold, red and sparkle for Christmas. Really?
But oh boy, have Burberry actually put their mind into it! During 2015, the launch of a new fragrance, My Burberry has been the focus of Burberry Beauty. So naturally, my favourite pieces from the Festive Collection is the Gold Glow – fragranced luminising powder and the My Burberry Solid perfume. I mean, come on! How clever to release two products that no other brand have in their lines, infused them with the new signature fragrance and make them limited edition! By the time you hit pan on these, you will love the perfume so much, you’ll need to by the full bottle!
The solid perfume comes in a balm and is perfect to keep in your clutch bag for the Holidays. I’m in love with it.
If you wish to go for the perfume, the Festive collection holds two sizes of limited edition bottles featuring shimmering golden snowflakes and the iconic gabardine knot in gold. Of course you can personalise the bottle by having it engraved. As with the Scarf Bar Burberry are all about customised items.
The collection is small and simple: the Military Red lipstick and Nailpolish is from the permanent line, but now comes in the beautiful gold embossed packaging. It is truly a collectors item. A bit more unusual is the Burberry Kisses lipstick Festive Gold No. 120 and the Festive Gold No. 449 Nailpolish. I really need to try these out! How do I look with golden lips? I’m excited to see if it goes sheer or full coverage on me! Naturally, there are some additional pieces to the collection, as lipgloss and the fluid base, but these products featured above are my absolute must haves! What do you think about the Festive Collection 2015? It is available now at Burberry.com and selected stores over UAE. I for one, will spend tomorrow at the Burberry Flagship Store in MOE, playing with these beauties ♥