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Celebrating Chinese New Year

On January 28th, we’ll welcome the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Those born under the rooster sign are said to be observant, hardworking, confident, courageous, talented and honest. Lucky colours include: gold, brown and yellow. The flower of luck is the gladioli. Lucky numbers include 5, 7 and 8. What started out for many years to be a Chinese celebration has translated into a holiday that everyone can enjoy. The red and gold displays in Chinese cultural centres and stores are beautiful and elaborate. And beauty companies have embraced the occasion with more and more limited edition packages, products and counter displays. Many offer sets of lucky red envelopes used to give money to loved ones. Here are some of my favourite items this year.

guerlain rouge G chinese new year editionGuerlain Chinese New Year Rouge G #28 Genna, $60

Giorgio Armani Chinese New Year compactgiorgio Armani chinese new year illuminating paletteGiorgio Armani Chinese New Year Illuminating Palette, $108

YSL Chinese New Year Collector paletteYSL Chinese New Year Collector Palette, $68

shiseido chinese new year setShiseido Lunar New Year Set, $115 (value of $168)

ferragamo signorina limited editionFerragamo Si in Rosso Limited Edition, $105

estee lauder ANR limited edition red bottleEstee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Limited Edition Red Bottle, 50 ml, $118

dior rouge dior in 999 matte

Rouge Dior in 999 Matte Red, $43

bobbi brown lipstick in redBobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colour in Imperial Red, $41Purchase

elizabeth arden chinese new year envelopesElizabeth Arden’s SuperStart at any Hudson’s Bay and receive a set of 8 Chinese New Year envelopes.

clarins chinese new year gwpClarins Chinese New Year Gift-With-Purchase Offer

(Make a Clarins skin care purchase at select Hudson’s Bay stores & thebay.com & receive this chic red bag with Shaping Facial Lift 10 ml & Total Eye Concentrate 7 ml.)

These items are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


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  • Regina cocco
    January 5, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Whoww so gorgeous everything!

  • Linda L
    January 5, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Red! Red! Red! So vibrant for packaging and products of lux cosmetics and fragrances. How appropriate for celebrating the Chinese New Year and the year of the rooster! HNY! @linlett60

  • Marty
    January 5, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Year of the Rooster! Another new year coming up another chance to start something new!
    &Smarty10

  • Deb Hanes
    January 5, 2017 at 2:41 am

    I’ve never seen the color red more gloriously exhibited! The Gorgio Armani Illuminating palette, YSL Chinese New Year Collector’s palette, the Estee Lauder night serum, the list is amazing! What a chic, luxurious and elegant way to celebrate the year of the rooster!!

    Debih617

  • Ginger Henderson
    January 4, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    These are all so lovely. Very beautiful for the Chinese New Year. @ghenderson1013

  • Heather
    January 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Love the lipsticks!

  • LUZVIMINDA GUNTER-SMITH
    January 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I am born in Year of the Rooster and I will definitely agree with what you say about it!

    I LOVE RED COLOR AND MY LUCKY NUMBER IS 8.

    HUH, I WOULD LOVE OF COURSE TO OWN ANY ONE OF THIS ITEM FEATURED.

    @LGUNTERSMITH

  • Dimitra Kasmeridou
    January 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Great colors… Great product … I would love to try… I adore the color red…. Thank you very much… 💕💝💖💋😘💋🎉👍👏❤⭐🌠
    @dimitra_kas

  • Nafeeza Karim
    January 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Love the colors,red and Gold are my two favorite colors

  • Christine Cole
    January 4, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Spectacular picks for the Chinese New Year!

  • Helto
    January 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Love the designs on Guerlain Chinese new Year Rouge G #28 Genna & YSL Chinese New Year Collector Palette .

    • Helton
      January 4, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Helton @helton_hh twitter

  • Doulgere
    January 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Beatyfull red items @doulgere

  • Denise
    January 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    such beautiful colors and products

    @momof3boysj

  • Cat Forsley
    January 4, 2017 at 11:58 am

    All so beautiful
    Chinese New Year is such a powerful time of the year !
    Cat x

  • Nancy Webb
    January 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I love all of this beautiful packaging!

  • Trisha
    January 4, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Amazing! The packaging alone makes you want to have it!!! Thanks and good luck folks! @Triped67

  • wendy
    January 4, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Isn’t this wonderful, I love that this is a new year, and the year of the rooster.

  • Gonny Aarts
    January 4, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Good year to wear red lipstick! !!

  • Fatima
    January 4, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Packaging looks beautiful as well awesome stuff @Fatimaforu

  • Elizabeth Friesen
    January 4, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Oh my goodness! I love red! I’m so happy to see it showing up everywhere!!! ♥

  • Christine Northrop
    January 4, 2017 at 8:36 am

    the Signorina perfume sounds fab and so does the Shiseido Lunar New Year Set,

  • Louise H
    January 4, 2017 at 7:45 am

    The Matte Red 999 looks so rich!!

  • Vanessa Christiane
    January 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Oh Wow – all of those REDS, just awesome, picked up on it in your 50th Anniversary Issue earlier! Awesomeness what a won! Whoop whoop 😗 ❤ ❤ 😗 Beyond Stunning! Good luck to all entrants! This is a beauty haul I would LOVE love ❤

  • Marianna Karkela
    January 4, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Oh Dave they are all amazing! Thank you for all those information you’re sharing with us, your twitter frends!

  • Shelley N
    January 4, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I always enjoy seeing the special Chinese new year items -love red and they are very nice.

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