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Dec 30, 2008

Ghosts of Christmas Past Collections

"Are you the Spirit, sir, whose coming was foretold to me?" asked the Muse.

"I am!"

The voice was soft and gentle. Singularly low, as if instead of being so close beside her, it were at a distance.

"Who, and what are you?" the Muse demanded.

"I am the Ghost of Christmas Collections Past."

The Muse is quite fond of rehashing her past and remembering collections that caught her fancy over the years. Take a step back in time with her and remember Holiday Collections from 2007 that brought joy and excitement to us all!

The Muse has always had a special fondness for Aube Shower Jewelry Eyes, just the name along has been an endless source of joy and amusement for this Muse and she did so love and adore the Aube Shower Jewelry Eyes Holiday Palette in EX02. Cool shimmering shades of light blue, white, and brown topped with a grayish liner created the perfect sophisticated holiday eye! With the release of the palette Aube also gifted us with two loose shimmering powders which came in a lovely little glass bottle! Truly a Holiday Collection that excited this Muse!

Step into my past and check out the Aube Holiday Collection 2007 Review

On the heels of Aube's release came Majolica Majorica's Holiday Collection which granted our Christmas wishes and brought to us two shimmering Majolook Palettes that would later become my very favorite shades when brought together with my other MJ palettes. Keeping in the theme of sparkling colors MJ also released a shimmering silver mascara overcoat and a sparkling white face, eye, and body powder! This collection has since topped the Muse's list as a favorite collection released from Majorca Majolica!

Follow the path to a review of Majorca Majolica Holiday Collection 2007

Jill Stuart always keeps a special place in my heart even though many releases are quite repetitious of colors past. This year I didn't feel the need to indulge in the Holiday Coffret but last year I did get tempted by all the sparkling, light hues of the Christmas palette!

Remember Jill Stuart's Christmas Coffret 2007

Although the Muse sometimes gets a bit ranty and disappointed over Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks she's almost always on the bandwagon to purchase a new one, especially limited edition ones, as soon as they release. Last year she dove fully into her purchase of the Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick and although she never truly made proper use of it she still looks at it fondly and is happy it graces her collection.

A glowing ranting review on Bobbi Brown Pink Quart Shimmer Brick

This year the Muse liked but didn't love the Bare Escentuals Ruby Collection but last year she fondly recalls loving each and every release that Bare Escentuals graced us with! The Holiday Collections from BE last year were something that the Muse still can't forget!

The crisp coolness of the Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection thrilled the Muse to bits and she still gets hyper each time she whips out her BE Diamond Gossamer powder!
A tale and a review of Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection

Following closely behind Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection was the QVC release of Bare Minerals bareGold Luxury Color Collection and soon after the Nordstrom release of Bare Escentuals Pure Platinum Collection!

The amount of gossamer powder that the Muse ended up hauling with each gift set should last her well into the years to come!

Read on about Gold!

Read further about Platinum!

The Muse let the holiday get away from her this year and in doing so she forgot a few small pieces here and there she wanted to pick up! The NARS Holiday Palette this year was on this Muse's list but never quite made it into her cart (maybe soon) but she does so remember getting her NARS Night Series Palette last year and holding it in her greedy, sweaty palms as she gleefully smiled down at it!

Drool over a review on the NARS Night Series Palette

Thinking back on the Lavshuca Winter Make Collection the Muse recalls her excitement however she does feel kinda let down that the cardboard palettes from this collection didn't fair well into 2008! But it doesn't keep her from recalling how truly lovely and brilliant she thought they were when she first laid eyes on them.

Recall beautiful things with the Lavshuca Winter Make Holiday Collection 2007

To this day the mystery behind Stila's "Asia" Only palettes amuses this Muse...Asia only? What? Huh? Confuddled am I! Even though the mystery remains the Muse still loving caresses each of those palettes as they brought back her beloved Stila girls! The packaging was too delightful to resist and the Muse pleads with Stila please more Stila girls! Some of us, after all, miss them crazily!

Enjoy a review on the release of Stila "Asia" Only Palettes from last Holiday Season!

Disappointment sometimes reigns supreme with MAC Holiday if you're an old school collector but the Muse does still give thanks and praise for the release of the MAC Royal Assets Metallic Eyes Palette!

MAC Royal Assets Holiday 2007

It wasn't too much of a problem falling deeply in love with a few items from MAC's Antiquitease Color Collection. The Muse was particularly thrilled to bits and maybe pieces too by Red Romp Lipglass, Queen's Sin Lipstick, and Uppity Fluidline! The Muse sends blessings to MAC each day for introducing to red lippie items that actually work well for this Muse!

Jump ahead to a review on MAC's Holiday Color Collection from 2007

Fall in love with Red Romp and Queen's Sin!

Is there any ever doubt that perfection and luxury is housed in all Guerlain compacts? Purple was the order of business for Guerlain Holiday 2008 but last year reigned supreme over Guerlain Holiday 2007!

Learn about all good things gold by reading my review on Guerlain Holiday 2007

Diamonds were a girl's best friend this year and they happened to be just as friendly last year when the Muse got her claws into the Givenchy Diamantismme Holiday Collection! To this day the Givenchy Prisme Solitaire All Over Diamond Powder holds a special place of honor on my vanity!

Learn what true love is all about by visiting my review on Givenchy's Holiday Collection 2007

The Muse hopes you enjoyed her trip through Christmas Past! Check out last year's Christmas Past post and read up on all good things the Muse loved from 2005 and 2006!

Don't forget to share what collections you absolutely loved from past holiday releases! The Muse is dying to hear all about it!

Can't get enough of Holiday '07? That's ok neither can the Muse! Check out all good things under the Holiday 2007 category! TAG! You're it!

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Anonymous jackieg02 said...

I wish I would have jumped on that NARS Night Series Palette....sigh.

December 30, 2008 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Thank you so much for this post!
I was thinking it would be interesting to see the christmas collections from previous years compared to this year's.

The nars night series palette is beautiful.
I LOVE those colors.

I'm still in love with MAC's Glitz Gloss, though I can't remember what collection that came from. I'm pretty sure it was a Christmas collection. I love my Foreign Intrigue and Embellish!

December 30, 2008 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Dao said...

Love that BB brick of yours, it looks gorgeous! Somehow last year's holiday collection from MAC was really awesome to me!

December 31, 2008 at 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Nell said...

Love your writing style, so funny. I also like to remember these beautiful collections, the Givenchy diamond powder looks to die for, drool...

December 31, 2008 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger wen said...

hey musey!

merry xmas and happy 2009!
take care and enjoy urself =D

December 31, 2008 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jackie

tried ebay or mua? maybe you can get lucky lovie!

December 31, 2008 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

my pleasure dd :)

I really adored the night series palette last year :) I wish I got on board for this year's palette but I was waiting to see it in store and just never got the chance to have a look :P

oh yay I remember Glitz Gloss! It was so glittery and shimmering :)

wasn't it released as part of an idol collection?

We all have favs from seasons past that's for sure :)

December 31, 2008 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dao!

I never really used it as much as I thought I sb's aren't always a fav of mine :)

I must admit that I really liked some of the color collection from last year compared to this year ;)

This year was a tiny bit of a snore!

December 31, 2008 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw thanks nell hehe :)

aw lord the givenchy powder still makes me salivate :)

I loved that collection SO much!

December 31, 2008 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey wen!!!!!!!

Miss ya around these parts :)

Happy Belated Christmas hun! And happiest new year!


December 31, 2008 at 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Laura R said...

have been enjoying your site hugely, as i'm a n00b. this review of reviews was truly luxe and goregeous- i especially like your photography! using that book was a great idea. happy new year and long live the Muse.

December 31, 2008 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much! I'm so pleased you're enjoying my silly babblings! *hugs*

I'm so pleased you enjoyed the post :) I did a similar one last year that wasn't nearly as fun as this one.

Thanks so much for making my day brighter with your kind comment!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

December 31, 2008 at 10:17 AM  
Anonymous gio said...

That Givenchy powder looks gorgeous. Happy New Year!!

December 31, 2008 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

Happy new Year muse :)

December 31, 2008 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Vichaya said...

Ah... that's such a lovely year. :)

Happy New Year,my muse!

January 1, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Kara said...

Great post!
You need to tell me, have you read Breaking Dawn yet?

January 1, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi gio!

It's the prize of my givenchy collection :)

Happy new year girl!

January 2, 2009 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

happy new year nikki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 2, 2009 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kara ;)

I go caught up with the new NG book and haven't picked it up :) I'm still reading book 3 and will soon be cutting into breaking dawn ;)

January 2, 2009 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi vichaya :)

agreed :)

Happiest New Year hun!

January 2, 2009 at 6:54 PM  

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