Friday, March 7, 2014

The Untouchables

 

Please tell me I am not the only one who does this??

My name is Stacey and I buy things that are tooooooo pretty to use.

It's such a bad habit, I love beautiful beauty products, buy them but then can't bear to mess them up!!

So this is not a product review, here are 11 items from my beauty collection that are Untouchable.


First up the Chantecaille Wild Horse Palette.  Bought from Space NK in September last year after swatching it in store (so gorgeous) I just can't bring myself to actually use it.  And it was £74 (weeps).  Practically more expensive than gold.  It is limited edition but still available and some of the proceeds of the sale of each palette go to charity.

I'm actually allergic to horsehair so it's not like I even love horses!


These Burberry eye palettes are somewhat more purse friendly than the Chantecaille offering but still definitely high end on the pricing scale.  They're so pretty, just look at that classic Burberry embossing.

I hate to admit it but I also own several of the Burberry lipsticks which I have never used because the pattern is too beaut.


Next up is the Limited Edition Pearlmatte face powder from MACs Archies Girls collection.  I remember sitting in a Japanese restaurant in Cairo last year and seeing a tweet saying these were online at Selfridges and placing my order whilst chowing down on some over priced Sushi.  The reviews weren't even that great but I just loved the cuteness of this compact.


Givenchy do some beautiful make up and this limited edition Xmas palette from a couple of years ago has never even been swatched.  I should do though because the colours just look sumptuous and rich and sparkly.


I made my best friend Danielle hunt this palette down for me last summer and got the last one in Harrods.  Dior's make up sometimes blows my mind for it's prettiness and the pattern on this limited edition 'My Lady' palette is just beautiful.  Admittedly I am not 100% whether this is a highlighter or a finishing powder but hey... The outer packaging of this is also uber luxe and satisfyingly heavy too.


A couple of limited editions from MAC-MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Definitely Defined which was Limited Edition last year (just toooo pretty) and MAC Stereo Rose.  This isn't the recently re-released verion of Stereo Rose but the last version that made a re-appearance early 2013 in the Aprés Chic collection.

I. just. can't. bring. myself. to. use. it.



How beautiful are these limited edition 'Chocolate Box' eyeshadow palettes from Shu Uemura from a couple of years back?  I adore the embossing on the eyeshadows, it's just stunning.  I must try these, especially as the bottom three shades in each palette are practically identical-the Raspberry and Mocha palette is just so yum!


Tarte. Blush.  Need I say more?  Much coveted by UK beauty bloggers, I am lucky enough to own a few of the individual blushes.  I was desperate to snag this limited edition palette of 4 blush and one bronzer that was released at the end of last year, yet six months later this palette is untouched yet very much loved!

Tarte blushes offer amazing pigmentation and lasting power and the colours are beautiful.


I love the combination of colours in these beautiful NARS palettes that were limited edition last year (but still available).  They're just stunning but I know when I use them the gold embossing will disappear and they won't be as pretty!!


Finally, one of my bestest friends Hannah bought me this far far far far far too special Paul and Joe blush stick for my birthday last year.

If you read my blog/follow me on twitter/follow me on instagram you will know I am a massive crazy cat lady with my 3 babies who I prefer much more than most humans!

Look at it-it's a blusher stick, shaped like a freaking cat. With the added bonus that the cat is wearing a hat.  It could not be better.  And he has a bow tie.  Untouchable forever.



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44 comments

  1. smileandsaycheese44 .August 30, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Thanksxx

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  2. You're so right, I need to get dug in!! Sounds like you have an amazing collection too xx

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  3. Haha I know it's so difficult-I should just buy two!! xx

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  4. Am so glad you couldnt use the cat lipstick!! I must try the Wild Hourses-especially as I just bought the Bees palette too xx

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  5. I know....I need too! xxx

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  6. smileandsaycheese44 .August 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Girl I feel your pain. I have alot of the products in your post and I sat with them in my drawer for abit. Then I thought I paid alot for these suckers and christened them over the next week or so. I'm ok with it as I am getting pleasure from using them and my moneys worth.

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  7. Thank you Ash-it's so hard to use them!! x

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  8. The givenchy prism looks amazingg! Especially the top right shade - get your makeup brush in there girl! xx

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  9. I hear you about not wanting to mess up such pretty products! I have the Chantecaille Wild Horses palette and eventually had to dig in. It's lovely! But I'd never be able to use the Paul & Joe cat lipsticks if I got my hands on one :)

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  10. I'm going to *try* and use them :-D xx

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  11. When I was photographing mine I was like 'oh you're so pretty, you know I don't use you because you're too pretty' lol

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  12. Those are some beautiful makeup pieces! I don't think I could bear to touch those either lol!

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  13. ha! i'm totally on the same boat as you. i have a few holiday collections i'm too scared to touch! they just sit there...in my shelf...wondering why no one loves them.

    Jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  14. Oooo look at all the pretties!!! As gorgeous as they are I don't think I would be able to resist, except maybe those Shu chocolate bars. Dior and M.A.C I would surely use. :)

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  15. Ahhh the Narsissist palette is so nice!! I have photographed mine so technically I am 'allowed' to use it now-but I still havent! xxxx

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  16. It's just too special to use!! xx

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  17. Hi Jo! Glad I am not the only one-totally know what you mean about buying two at a time-the thought has crossed my mind before!!!

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  18. I am going to try honestly! xx

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  19. Hi Dannielle! Yes it's like beauty products are artwork! xxx

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  20. Hi Lauren! LOL what are we like? xx

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  21. Everyone is loving the cat in the hat!! xx

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  22. Hopefully when they launch in the UK they'll bring something similar out xx

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  23. I know!! I want to keep it all perfect! x

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  24. Lovely aren't they! xx

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  25. I know Rachel, I need to buy two! xx

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  26. It's so cute isn't it Liss! xx

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  27. On The Dressing TableAugust 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Hi crazy cat lady!
    i really wish i had your self restraint! i got my narsissist palette today and im itching to stick my fingers in it but trying to resist so i can get pictures tomorrow!
    from crazy dog lady :) xx

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  28. Oh Stacey how I know what you mean! I also have a pile of The Untouchables - including Chanel Poudre Signée de Chanel Illuminating Powder which I can't seem bring myself to use (especially because it was limited edition!). I am so glad I am not the only one suffering - sometimes I think I should get things in twos - one to admire and one to use - it's a shame I don't have unlimited amount of money ;) X

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  29. Lol I love the cat in the hat! I have and love cats too so I see your point there! However I love the look of those Burberry shadows and I would have to use them straight away!

    H, xo
    adiamondinthenorth.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I wouldn't want to use any of those products either! I have a couple of products that just look so lovely that I don't want to mess them... you're definitely not the only one :). And really, we're just appreciating the work put into the products in a different way, nothing wrong with that. At least that's what I tell myself haha ;) xx

    D Is For...

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  31. My gosh the cat blush stick is adorable, I feel your pain Stacey these products are just too pretty to touch x

    EmmiHearts

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  32. It really is! Need me some Chantecaille! xx

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  33. They are really beautiful, but how you don't use them I don't know!!

    Vicky x

    Lots of Love, Me.

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  34. Every one of those products is so beautiful. Can't blame you really :)
    Love the tarte palette, wish I could get my hands on it sometime

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  35. I ordered the bloody 'Save The Bees' version the other day-it's so pretty! Can't wait for it to arrive! xx

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  36. I don't blame you for not wanting to even swatch these products. They're all beautiful!

    I'm sadly the opposite, when I get a beautiful new beauty product, I swatch it right away. I can't contain my excitement, but from then on, I'm careful to retrieve product only from that same area I originally tested -- so I don't ruin the pretty design or overlay, of course! ;)



    xx Lauren // http://www.DirtyBlondeAmbition.com

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  37. Such a shame not to use all these products! They look gorgeous :) I do have some blushes that I hate to wear though just because I hate messing up the embossed pattern haha

    Bea x

    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  38. I'm so pleased you like it! xxxxx

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  39. The Dior and Chantecaille palettes are stunning, I'd have a hard time using them too!

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  40. Charlotte MacDonald-GauntAugust 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Love it - they really are all too gorgeous to mess up :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  41. so many gorgeous things!! I can see why you don't want to touch that little Paul & Joe blush!! sooo cute .. and with a hat!! ^^

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  42. Ha I so agree with this post, too pretty to use or swatch x
    www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  43. Ah Stacey, I love you for this post!! It really made me smile. These are gorgeous products so I can see why they're untouchable. That Givenchy quad looks divine. xxx

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  44. So much beauty in one post *insert heart-eyed emojis everywhere*


    I'd give my right arm for that Wild Horse palette, literally x

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