Who doesn’t love a limited edition? And when it’s a limited edition around holiday season, then you’ve got no excuse not to be the best gift giver (to your friends, family and especially to yourself)!
I love limited editions, in fact I get so attached to them, that I don’t want to use them (because it’s a once off and you’re likely never to find it again), but as I’ve grown older, I’ve started to learn to appreciate things rather than keep them aside for a “special day” or “special occasion”.
Here’s a round up of some beautiful limited editions to have and to hold. But remember, you better be quick if you want to nab any of these goodies…
Kiehl’s x Jeremyville
Kiehl’s fans get excited as the new Kiehl’s Holiday Limited Collection for 2016 has arrived, and this years’ featured artist is Brooklyn based, JeremyVille.
In case you are not aware, every year, for the holidays, Kiehl’s partners up with a talented artist and the two collaborate to “wrap up” some of Kiehl’s iconic products (such as Creme de Corps and Ultra Facial Cream) in very special, very limited and always cute packaging as a treat for the holidays.
It’s a winter wonderland with packaging that speaks to those of your wishing for a white Christmas. I know I’d love to enjoy a white Christmas (at least once in my lifetime) and since in SA our Christmas’ are anything but white, this collection is the next best thing for me.
The KiehlsXJeremyville collection is available at Kiehl’s stores right now!
Starbucks Christmas Drinks
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Starbucks, Limited Edition Festive Drinks for the holiday season! Every year, Starbucks introduce some yummy flavours to their menu to get you feeling -and tasting- the festive cheer!
Although I had tasted Starbucks coffee overseas before it came to SA (can I get a hooo-rah!) this is my very first taste of their Christmas coffees and I am in love!
I tried out the Gingerbread Latte, which comes in one of the limited edition, seasonal #RedCups and oh my, it was insane!!! Talk about a festive cheer of pure yumminess on my tastebuds!
I need to head back to Starbucks and try out the other Christmas flavours too. Have you gals tried any of them? Which one should I go for next?
I Heart Eight Hour
The iconic Eight Hour Cream by Elizabeth Arden is always a beautiful gift to receive. I can’t think of a single woman (or man who has used it for that matter) who hasn’t loved it!
With so many uses, this “little miracle” cream helps treat chapped lips, flaking skin, minor burns, abrasions and windburn. It also helps soften and soothe cuticles and even shape your brows.
It’s a gem of a product and with such cute packaging who could resist?
This one is not technically for the holiday season, as you may have noticed that it already launched in October 2016, but nonetheless, a fabulous little Limited Edition gift to give to your special ladies for the holidays.
I’ve spotted it at Woolies and Red Square recently, so make sure you get your hands on it and soon.
Urban Decay Vice Blackmail Lipstick Palette
I don’t know about you gals, but I for one always have a selection of lipstick in my handbag at any given time. You never know when you’ll want to go from a natural nude to a perky pink to a seductive red!
When I travel, it’s always a toss up with which lippie to bring, but no more thanks to this glorious, god-send of a lipstick palette from Urban Decay!
It hits South Africa this Friday (check it out at the Sandton City store or the new Eastgate store that opens on Black Friday- which is this week)! You don’t want to miss out on this one! Trust me!
Inside, it features 12 beautiful hits from the massive Urban Decay selection and you can play with pretty pinks to natural nudes, to more daring colours like black mail and big bang! And the best part… the entire palette, packaged in a convenient little box (with a screen that flips out to prevent lipstick meltdown on your mirror) for only R700!
Ah ha! R700 for 12 lipsticks! That works out to less than R60 per shade!
And did I mention it comes with a very handy little lipstick applicator brush? With all my Urban Decay palettes, I must be honest in saying that the brushes are always kick ass, and this palette is no exception! Fantastic product that comes with fantastic tools! Who could resist that?
Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette
CHANEL’s Holiday collections are always something to look forward to as a little end of year treat!
From the SYNTHETIC DE CHANEL collection, the eyeshadow palette, ARCHITECTONIC (R1025) is absolutely breathtaking!
The entire collection is inspired by cityscapes and urban materials. Think glass, metal and rubber that transform into unusual shades and textures.
This eyeshadow palette is a perfect re-interpretation of just that!
It features five beautiful shades, including metallic and matte finish textures to create bold holiday ready eyes! I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect navy shadow, and this one that comes in the palette is it! I can’t wait to dig into this selection and play!
FYI the CHANEL HOLIDAY 2016 collection launched a few days ago (on the 14th November) so make sure you check it out! You won’t be disappointed! I’ll have more piccies of the other goodies I got to play with up soon, but this eyeshadow palette is amazing!
Armani Sì Night Light Editions
The Armani Sì fragrance franchise is such a huge success that people just can’t get enough of it (myself included)! If you’re in the same boat, then you’re in for a treat this festive season!
To celebrate the holidays and the light-filled-end-of-year, Giorgio Armani fragrances have launched two limited editions of the already beautiful Sì Eau de Parfum and Sì Eau de Parfum Intense.
The same gorgeous scent in a new, limited edition bottle, with a new, dazzling ribbon logo in gold letters.
It’s the perfect holiday gift, not only because of the beautiful, sparkling bottle, but these Limited Editions will retail at 20% less than the “classic” versions of the scent!
GIORGIO ARMANI SÌ Eau de Parfum (EDP) – R1,190 for 50ml or R1,650 for 100ml and GIORGIO ARMANI SÌ EDP Intense – R1,270 for 50mls.
Disaronno wears ETRO
Now onto something completely different, yet equally special and very fashion forward!
The delicious, Amaretto-flavoured Italian liquor dresses up for a limited edition bottle design by Italian fashion designer, ETRO, known for their iconic paisley print.
Previous design collaborations have included “bottle dresses” by well known Italian greats such as; Moschino, Versace and Cavalli, and this year’s collaboration with ETRO marks the fourth ICON design for DISARONNO.
The DISARONNO wears ETRO limited edition also comes with six delightfully adorable miniature bottles, each one wearing it’s own ETRO creation! Totally cute, these are the perfect little stocking stuffer for friends who appreciate the finer things in life!
Besides the cute packaging, and being a limited edition collectable, the DISARONNO ICON project supports the charity of Fashion for Development. This year, part of the proceeds of sales from the DISARONNO wear ETRO collection will be going towards the development of numerous humanitarian efforts in Africa.
Whew! So many pretty products! Which one are you craving at the moment?