Happy Year of the Ox! Normally by Chinese New Year, I would’ve had new slippers, a haircut, and maybe some new clothes. However, this year’s Chinese New Year is looking a bit less festive as it used to be, due to no gatherings and all that. I will miss going to Aberdeen Mall with my mom, which is what I usually do every Chinese New Year and buy random fun things from the vendors that put up their stalls. However, a little festive gift did end up in my mailbox – Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex in Large-Size Red Bottle and the Lips in Bloom – Pure Color Envy Lipstick Collection. The red! The gold chrysanthemums!
Last August, Estée Lauder launched a new generation of their best selling Advanced Night Repair serum, and I featured it on my blog here. For Chinese New Year, a limited edition red bottle in the large size is released to celebrate. The price is $245 CAD which is the same as the non limited edition version.
What better way to start the new year with great skin . One of the Chinese New Year greetings we say to each other is 身体健康 – which is wishing you good health. I’d say skin is definitely part of health so be sure of take care of it!
When it comes to wearing red for good luck – red lipstick is always a beautiful choice. Unfortunately we have to cover our face mostly in masks now, but hey, if you got that virtual gathering coming up, put on that red lip! I only have tried out Shade #540 – Immortal, which you can build up from a red tint on the lips to an eye catching shade. The 3 shades of the Pure Color Envy Lipstick in the Lips in Bloom collection are 571 (Independent,) 540 (Immortal,) and 557 (Fragile Ego.)
The limited edition red lipstick cases have a similar design to the red bottle of Advanced Night Repair – with a sharp red background and gold chrysanthemums decorating the front. The lids are magnetic so you hear a satisfying click when you finish using it. These are very hydrating and lasts a while! Even through drinking water and eating dinner, I had it on for 10 hours and my red lips were catching my own attention during my virtual hangout at night.
Wishing you all a Happy Chinese Year with good health and good fortune! 😉
Estée Lauder Lunar New Year Collection can be purchased at Estée Lauder online or at Sephora instore/online.
Disclaimer: Press sample.