My "you only live once" mini haul
November 11, 2013
I have been very good and I haven't been shopping lately because I have been doing a full time unpaid traineeship, so the only pay I get is from the one day I work on the weekend each week (yes I have been working 6 days a week - blerg!). I was in Myer today looking for a friends birthday present, and I ended up picking two presents for myself. These are definitely splurge products... but hey, I have been lusting after them for a while.
So I wanted to see if Mecca Cosmetica had the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in stock (slightly hoping that they had sold out so I wouldn't have to fork over the cash), they did have it in stock and the lady informed me that they were selling fast and wouldn't have any left in a few days. I initially walked away from this palette but had to come back and get it! This was not cheap, it cost $95 for the palette and the mini Veil Mineral Primer. I am a bit of a thifty person and I would prefer just to buy one of the large Ambient Lighting powders because it is more cost efficient, but I really wasn't sure which shade I would want so I thought this was a great way to test out a range and if I hit pan on one shade I will buy the full size of that shade down the track.
I then went to MAC and I saw that the Stroke Of Midnight Eye Bag in Nude was in stock. I generally don't buy limited edition packs because there is always something in it that I won't use. I was interested in this pack because I love Fluidlines, I love Paint Pots, and I need a new mascara! I also loved the shades - the Fluidline is in the shade Past Twilight (limited edition) which is a matte blackened plum and the Paint Pot is in the shade Utterly Becoming (limited edition) which is a matte creamy beige. When I looked at these I knew that they would be shades that I could wear every day. Even though this is not cheap ($89), the value of the mascara, paint pot, and fluidline alone cost $109 and then you get a double sided brush and a really nice makeup bag! Usually I don't like the look of most makeup bags that you get in these types of sets, but I really love this almost Great Gatsby inspired black, white and gold bag.
So that was my makeup splurge, and I will review both of these with more detail and swatches later this week after I have tried these products out!
Are there any holiday sets that you are excited about buying?