When this collection arrived, I was both very excited by all the pink but also by the invitation which arrived with it. The Clinique Nutcracker Collection* is a new collection, exclusive online, for Christmas. It has been inspired by the Nutcracker ballet, which is quite clear.
The collection consists of two palettes, a face powder and lip tints, which are all beautiful. There's the Nutcracker Palette I and II, which are slightly varied in shades. I've been leaning towards the first palette, as the eyeshadows are a little more wearable and the blush is more of a light dusty rose shade. The pinks aren't for everyone, many people may dismiss it, like the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette when that was released. But by adding a darker shade through the crease and just applying a little pink on the lid and brow bone, it can make your eyes pop. The face powder is by far my favourite product, brightening the skin as you apply it. Anything which is named after a Snowflake is always going to be beautiful, right?
So along with the collection, came an invitation to go see The Nutcracker on the opening night and I jumped at that chance. It has been a dream of mine to see the ballet since a young age so it was amazing seeing it. I'm still amazed at it all and would happily see it all over again, I definitely want to see Swan Lake now too!