Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Paul & Joe Ornamental Holiday Collection Launch

The Paul & Joe counter at Isetan Scotts just put out the Ornamental holiday collection testers this afternoon. The collection will be officially launched this Saturday.

The Self Select Eye Colors (S$23 each; S$15 for the case) come prettily packaged in boxes that can double up as Christmas Tree ornaments.

Like most of Paul & Joe's eyeshadows, these swatched slightly sheer and had a smooth velvety texture with a soft sheen.

The Ornamental Pressed Powder 001 All I Want For Christmas (S$67) is a translucent face powder. The two light pink pearlish strips turned out to be very subtle. The jacquard clutch is S$79, if I recall correctly.

The two Ornamental Makeup Collection sets are S$89 each, which seems quite expensive considering that each set contains only a lip lacquer and an eye gloss. Both the silver and gold eye glosses are extremely shiny and metallic while the lipglosses contain gold glitter, which is particularly obvious in the deep red gloss in 002 Noel. I don't fancy the green pouch and the glitter in the lipglosses so I'll be passing on these sets even though I like the eye glosses.

Of the two Body Fragrance Collection sets (S$92 each), I preferred 004 Mistletoe which has notes of rose, jasmine, muguent, greens and pink pepper, over 003 Toyland which has a strong vanilla scent. Each set contains a solid parfum (8g), a fragrant body cream (174g) and a hand cream (60g) .

Nail Enamel Hallejuah! (S$22) with chunky leaf green glitter was the most striking of the five nail polishes.

Nail Enamel in 020 Home For Christmas (S$22)

Nail Enamel 022 O, Holy Night

Nail Enamel 023 Merrily On High

Nail Enamel 024 Rockin' Around

The gift with purchase of S$80 is a notebook.

If you spend S$160, you will also receive an inflatable travel neck pillow, a drawstring pouch, a mascara and an eyeshadow. I was disappointed by the muddy brown neck pillow, which does not look as interesting as previous gift pouches and cases.

The collection is already available on BeautyBay.com, which is based in the UK and ships internationally.


Jamilla Camel said...

Quite Drool-worthy!

Moni said...

the polishes really got my attention.
but the shadows are currently a pass

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! Did you notice if the polishes had the signature Paul & Joe scent?

Haru said...

I didn't really take notice of the scent. I have one coat of the green nail polish on right now and it seems to have a bit of scent, not detectable unless I sniff closely.