On Wednesday I went to Doncaster Shoppingtown for some shopping (obviously). I met up with my friend Steph who travelled out from the city on a couple of buses - yay, pretty awesome of her! In May when I headed to Chadstone, I ended up so overwhelmed with the variety of shops that I didn't go everywhere I had planned to. This time I made a list so I couldn't forget anything. :)
I had been eyeing off some of the items from the Heavenly Creatures collection on the MAC website. I was glad I wanted til a visit to the counter. What I had thought I wanted to buy once looking at it I didn't - it was way too glittery. So I picked up:
- Mineralize Skin Finish in Star Wonder
- Lustre Lipstick in Cut a Caper
No shopping trip is complete without a visit to a Chanel counter. I had been eyeing off two lipsticks. One which I used the Myer gift card Steph had given me for my birthday to purchase (yay). I also fell in love with the new foundation. I also found out that there is two new Illusion D'Ombres released. Sadly they were both sold out at Doncaster, I picked up one at another Myer though. Is it bad when the woman working the counter recognises you from when you have shopped at another Myer? My Mum thinks it is, she said I must be buying too much Chanel. I do not agree. I purchased:
- Vitalumiere Aqua Cream Compact in 22 Beige Rose
- Illusion D'Ombre in 88 Abstraction
- Rouge Coco Shine in 447 En Vogue
- Rouge Coco in 117 Magnolia
My first time shopping at Kit. It's a nice shop with a good variety of products but I wish they had more staff on. I had to wait quite some time to be served. I purchased:
- Kit: Futuristic Fever Nail Polish (4 Mini Polishes)
- Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker
I used to really love candles but whilst at University (living on Res) I could not burn candles so I lost interest. These smell amazing. Everyone in my house loves this candle.
- Bordeaux - Vanilla Noir
I only picked up one polish from the Vintage Minnie Mouse collection. I hate the Australian retail price - it is so high. This polish has pink glitter hearts - so cute.
- Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It
I have been eyeing off these Laura Mercier products since the price reduction earlier this year. I didn't find a counter at Chadstone (as I said earlier I was overwhelmed) so it made my list for Doncaster. No one was working the counter so I had to get the woman at the Bobbi Brown counter to serve me. It would be an understatement to say she wasn't pleased about it.
- Foundation Primer - Hydrating
- Tinted Moisturiser SPF20 in Porcelain
- Silk Creme Foundation in Rose Ivory
My friend and I were disgusted by the service at Bobbi Brown in David Jones. The woman ignored us and fiddled with paperwork for around 10 minutes until I interrupted her to purchase the lipstick. She really did not want to be bothered to do it though.
- Creamy Lip Color in 32 Coral Pink
I had originally intended to purchase Aesop as my new skincare but then the woman (whose name I cannot remember) who served me at Mecca Cosmetica was so helpful I decided to buy my skincare there. REN skincare has bio extracts, does not test on animals or have any of those nasty ingredients like petrochemicals, parabens or sulphates among some. My new skincare is:
- Ultra Moisture Cleansing Milk
- Tonic Moisture Mist'
- Max Moisture Concentrate
- Ultra Moisture Day Cream
I really love shopping at Mecca, both times I have had exceptional service. So much so that I ended up spending more than I intended both times. I recommend shopping at Mecca, it is always such a pleasant experience. I also wanted a nude eyeliner but sadly it was out of stock. :(
- Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera
- Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna
- Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto
- Nars Lipstick in Niagara
Gosh, Lush smells amazing! I have been wanting to go to a store for ages, I forgot to go at Chadstone and almost did again but didn't thanks to my list. I only picked up a few things - I wasn't sure what to try.
- It's Raining Men Shower Gel
- Whoosh Jelly
- Mint Julips Lip Scrub
- Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
- Oatfix Face Mask
Priceline & Chemist Warehouse:
The whole time I was in Melbourne I was on the hunt for the five Maybelline Color Tattoos that I wanted. It took around 6 stores before I managed to get them all. I was committed to my task. I also picked up a couple of other things including some Baby Lips that adjust color to your lips and a lipstick sealer.
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in
- 05 Too Cool
- 15 Audacious Asphalt
- 25 Bad to the Bronze
- 35 Tough as Taupe
- 45 Bold Gold
- Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 01 Coppy Right
- Lipcote Lipstick Sealer
- Baby Lips Pink Glow Mixed Berry Lip Balm in
- Baby Pink
- Pink Blast
So there is my haul! I really need to start behaving myself with my spending on cosmetics. My current makeup storage is full and my overflow box is overflowing. I had a heap of fun though especially shopping with a friend, much better than by myself. This haul also crosses a lot of things off my wish list.
What have you purchased lately?
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