Those who have watched the recent Netflix hit series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, would be familiar with the term “spark joy” – a concept that the tidying expert advocates in deciding what items are kept and what are tossed.
We’re sure you know how certain products make you feel happy: you smile simply by looking at them.
This Chinese New Year, check out these limited edition collectibles that have beautiful packages that spark so much joy in us and also make us look great. Here’s to a beautiful spring!
1. HERA Limited Edition Golden Pig Collection
There’s no better reason to buy new beauty products than the fact that you have to look your best. Here’s one more reason for you: HERA’s star products are now available in extremely gorgeous (and extremely limited) packaging! These beauty essentials are adorned with blooming peach blossoms, complete with a flying Golden Pig, signifying good fortune, wealth and prosperity.
This is one auspicious-looking collection that you would want to proudly display if you have guests coming over, so you won’t have relatives who keep asking you about the key to your radiant complexion!
HERA Age Reverse Cushion is available at SGD80; Rouge Holic Shine at SGD45; Signia Cream at SGD380; Magic Starter at SGD62. All are available at HERA counters.
2. LANEIGE Chinese New Year Collection
Packing angpaos may be hurting your wallet, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on buying a festive beauty collection this Chinese New Year.
LANEIGE is offering a curated collection of skincare and makeup favourites that are not only clothed in auspicious shades of red and gold, but also at irresistible prices. For example, you can now get the Perfect Renew Set at almost 30% off the original price of SGD407. We surely can’t say no to a deal as good as this!
LANEIGE Perfect Renew Set is available at SGD284; Moisture Set at SGD138; Red Makeup Set at SGD91 – 98; Perfect Renew Regenerator at SGD88; BB Cushion_Anti-Aging at SGD62; Silk Intense Lipstick at SGD36.
3. Lancôme Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Collection
For those who prefer a more subtle take on the lunar new year but don’t want to miss out on the festive mood, check out Lancôme’s Chinese New Year Collection! The brand’s picks are the Advanced Génifique Serum (in 30ml and an exclusive jumbo 100ml size), Absolue Cushion, and L’Absolu Rouge lipstick.
All the limited edition products are dressed in a beautiful red and gold limited edition packaging. They all look so precious that you may feel a slight tinge of heartache when you get around to using the products.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum (100ml) is available at SGD260; Absolue Cushion at SGD140; L’Absolu Rouge at SGD49. All are available at all Lancôme counters. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum (30ml) will be available at SGD130 exclusively at Sephora.
4. Benefit Cosmetics Limited Edition Piggy Banks
This adorable piggy bank will certainly catch your attention, and you will surely be excited by all the different Benefit favourites hidden inside. Now here’s the best part: if the Year of the Pig is your lucky year, you will be screaming for joy when you find a Golden Ticket inside your piggy bank. Why? Because you just won a trip to San Francisco, the home of Benefit!
Now, don’t be disappointed even if you don’t get the ticket. There are 120 other lucky draw prizes up for grabs inside other piggy banks. We definitely recommend buying all three designs in gold, pink, and red – the more the merrier, right?
Benefit Cosmetics Limited Edition Piggy Bank is available at SGD54 at Benefit Cosmetics boutiques and counters, and Sephora.
5. SK-II 2019 New Year Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence
This is one symbolic piece that we want to keep on our vanity table, even after the celebrations are over. SK-II has put a cute twist, literally, on its best-seller this Chinese New Year. The classic Facial Treatment Essence now features a playful swirl around the bright red bottle to symbolise a pig tail.
As with most limited edition products, this is available until stocks run out – which is likely to happen soon, so we recommend that you go get this ASAP!
SK-II 2019 New Year Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence is available at SGD269 at all SK-II counters.
6. L’OCCITANE Chinese New Year Limited-edition Shea Butter Hand Cream
According to the brand, 1 Shea Butter Hand Cream is sold every 3 seconds – we think this limited edition version might sell even faster at 1 every second, when you consider how festive this packaging is! Doesn’t the striking red tube remind you of a firecracker already?
L’OCCITANE Chinese New Year Limited-edition Shea Butter Hand Cream is available at SGD45 (150ml) at all L’OCCITANE stores.
7. Jurlique Activating Water Essence Limited Edition and Rose Body Oil Limited Edition
Chinese New Year is all about reconnecting with people that matter, and refocusing on the important things ahead of you this year. Don’t forget to make good skin a priority for yourself – you surely won’t, not with this oriental take on Jurlique’s most popular botanical skin care products.
The Activating Water Essence and Rose Body Oil are decorated with lucky rose and peony flowers, both of which are symbolic in Chinese culture. We also love how the gold leaf embellishments add an auspicious and elegant touch for an even luckier year ahead.
Jurlique Activating Water Essence Limited Edition is available at SGD93 (150ml), and Rose Body Oil Limited Edition at SGD96 (100ml) at Jurlique counters and Nature’s Spa by Jurlique (Wheelock and Bukit Timah Road).
7. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
This is already a bestseller that many beauty enthusiasts call their holy grail. Why? Its universally flattering powders are designed to give you an airbrushed look. Let’s just say that everyone should have this blush in their stash. To get you CNY-ready, the limited edition Vivid Flush shade is created and it comes in a beautiful gold box with a red pig design on it. Cute!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is available at SGD67 at Sephora.
8. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Year of the Pig
This hot favourite just became extra collectible in celebration of the Year of the Pig. The limited edition product now comes in a dazzling gold compact and a super adorable pig imprint.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Year of the Pig retails at SGD58 and is available at Sephora.
9. Givenchy Prisme Libre Powder – Mousseline Pastel n°1
Givenchy usually has the classiest, prettiest packaging, and its festive edition takes it an extra notch. The festive edition features a cover lid in an exclusive and beautiful red and gold pattern that you’d definitely love to have on your vanity. This loose powder comes in four complementary pastel shades, and we love that it’ll be a great product to bring along to CNY visits to mattify our skin on the go.
Givenchy Prisme Libre Powder – Mousseline Pastel n°1 retails at SGD100 and is available at all Givenchy counters and Sephora.