MECCA HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASES – MY CHRISTMAS BEAUTY PICKS
I cannot believe that Christmas is only weeks away! To get you in the holiday spirit, MECCA are launching their holiday collection tomorrow (be quick and snap up your favourites – there are some amazing launches that will surely sell out).
For me, the holiday season is all about treating yourself a little (or a lot!) for all the hard work you’ve done throughout the year. Here are my top picks from the MECCA Holiday 2016 Collection that I was lucky enough to view in person a few months ago, featuring BY TERRY, NARS, Urban Decay, Diptyque, MECCA Cosmetica and more!
BY TERRY OMBRE BLACKSTAR SET – $200
Beautifully pigmented, creamy and long lasting, BY TERRY have created a coffret with 5 of the bestselling Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow shades! It comes packaged in a gorgeous silver and copper box.
FORNASETTI BACCIO CANDLE – 300G $247, NEW 1KG $387 & 1.9KG $715
Every time I see a Fornasetti Profumi candle, I’m just in awe of how stunning the illustrated ceramic cases are. This Christmas, the brand has launched a holiday only 1KG version of their famous Baccio candle, with notes of thyme, lavender, cedarwood and birch.
MECCA COSMETICA (EM)POWER POUT TINTED LIP DE LUSCIOUS TRIO – $45
From one of their own brands, MECCA Cosmetica have beautifully packaged their best selling limited edition Tinted Lip de Luscious SPF 25 into a trio with 100% of proceeds directly benefiting The Hunger Project, who work to educate and empower women in rural areas. Such a great way to indulge in a little TLC for your lips whilst supporting a great cause!
SMASHBOX LIGHT IT UP PALETTE SET – $66
One of Smashbox’s offering this holiday, the Light It Up Palette Set features 3 palettes of best sellers – their Mini Contour Palette, Mini Be Legendary Lipstick Palette (in Cognac, Pretty Social, Inspiration, First Time Matte, Jam On It Matte & Bing Matte) and Mini Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette (in Vanilla, Flamingo, Russet, Totally Nude, Amethyst & Dark Cocoa) in neon cases.
NARS NON-FICTION TOUCH UP KIT – $94
A must see this holiday, NARS have some amazing releases this Christmas, including this set, which features a palette of 3 (2 Dual-Intensity Blushes in Noctum and Vu and 1 Light Reflecting Setting Powder), plus a Chelsea Girls Mini Lip Gloss and Black Moon Mini Audacious Mascara.
KIT COSMETICS BRUSHING BEAUTY SET OF 5 MUST HAVE BRUSHES – $52
A brush set that has all you need to create the perfect makeup look, this Kit Cosmetics set includes 5x Kit Makeup Brushes (Angled Eyeliner Brush, All Over Eyeshadow Brush, Tapered Blending Brush, Foundation Brush, Powder Brush), packaged in a fun and festive glittery beauty bag!
TOCCA MEET THE GIRLS FRAGRANCE SET 10 X 4.5ML – $90
Mini sets are a favourite purchase of mine during the holiday season as it’s an inexpensive way to try wide range of products. With 10 scents, this set is the perfect way to try out TOCCA’s scents.
GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD KIT – $98
One of the most iconic skincare brands at the present, this GlamGlow kit features their best selling YouthMud Jar 50g, SuperMud Tube 30g and ThirstyMud Tube 30g to get your skin party ready this season.
EVE LOM RADIANT RITUAL TRAVEL SET – $95
For a bit of luxe, the EVE LOM travel set is the perfect treatment to add hydration and glow to your skin. Beautifully packaged, the set includes their Cleanser 50ml, Full Size Cloth, Kiss Mix 7ml, Brightening Cream 10ml and Rescue Mask 15ml. It’s perfect to take with you if you’re travelling these holidays.
BELLA FREUD FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK CANDLE – $92
There’s just something so whimsical and enchanting about the packaging of this candle but it contrasts with its inspiration – the song Fairytale of New York, written by Shane MacGowan. Scented with Blood Orange, Oud, Myrrh resins and Mimosa, this would be a perfect ‘treat yourself’ gift.
SOAP AND GLORY SOAPER SPA SET – $38
A great value set, this Soap and Glory offering is full of the brand’s award winning products (that smell amazing!), ranging from the Clean On Me Shower Gel 500ml to the Hand Food Hand Cream 50ml and The Righteous Butter Body Butter 200ml.
URBAN DECAY VICE LIPSTICK VAULT- $530
The ultimate gift for a lipstick lover, Urban Decay offers their limited edition Vice Lipstick Vault that features 30 shades in 6 different finishes (Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer and Sheer Shimmer), to take you from day to night, for any occasion. If you do end up being one of the lucky ones, you’ll probably never need to by another lipstick ever again!
HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING EDIT SURREAL LIGHT – $116
Hourglass has a soft spot in my heart because I love their products and this year, they’ve one upped the 2015 holiday offering by using Marble packaging! This year, their holiday Surreal Light Lighting Edit features all brand new shades. I’m trying really hard to resist this one!
NARS GET REAL AUDACIOUS EYE AND LIP SET – $70
Another offering from NARS, the collaboration with photographer Sarah Moon has produced this stunning keepsake box that holds 2 Mini Audacious Lipsticks, in the shades Leslie and Bette Black Moon and an Audacious Mascara.
DIPTYQUE 12 MINI CANDLE HOLIDAY COLLECTION 12 X 35G $262
A stunning set that I’ll admire from afar is the Diptyque 12 Candle Holiday Collection which features the following scents, packaged stunningly: Mimosa, Baies, Rose, Figuier, Jasmin, Cyprès, Noisetier, Ambre, Tubéreuse, Feu de Bois, Pomander, Benjoin. A must have on your wish list!
OMOROVICZA MOOR MUD SET – $88
The famed European skincare brand have created a set that includes their iconic Hungarian Moor Mud Collection – Thermal Cleansing Balm (50ml), Deep Cleansing Mask (15ml) and Refining Facial Polisher (30ml) and Mini Mitt. This set will get your skin clear and glowing for all the parties and gatherings ahead.
TOO FACED LET IT GLOW KIT $37
Too Faced always have such cute releases and this mini set is no different. Focussed on some of the hottest beauty trends at the moment, this set includes ‘a deluxe Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo, deluxe Love Flush 16-Hour Blush in Love Hangover, deluxe Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer, and an oh-so-cute, heart-shaped atbuki brush.’
CIATE SNOW GLOBE – $41
To get your nails festively ready, the Ciate Snow Globe features 6 mini nail polishes that come packaged in limited edition starry-night caps, displayed in a snow globe.
MECCA COSMETICA GOOD KARMA – $85
Packaged in this year’s holiday packaged created in collaboration with Pip & Pop, the Good Karma Hand and Home Collection features the Jasmine Happy Hands Hand Cream 50ml, White Flower 365 Hydrating Hand Wash 200ml and Gardenia Limited Edition Candle 150g – a perfect way to scent your home or a friends!
JOSIE MARAN NOURISHING COLLECTION – $71
Another for the skincare lovers who are looking for hydration and glow, this Argan Oil focused range features a 3-in-1 Argan Cleansing Oil, Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment, Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter and a bottle of 100% Pure Argan Oil. Not only will this set give you that holiday glow, it’ll also help protect and repair your skin.
What’s on your Christmas collection shopping list?