Monday, 30 July 2012

Serious haul!

In spite of my apparent interest into makeup I hadn't so far tried the high end brands, solely due to pricing. There was of course an exception or two, like my - still going strong - infatuation on the YSL Glossy stains, or the Clarins liquid blushes that I love.

So, last Saturday, Gallery de Beaute had an one day only 40% sale at some high end brands and I thought I wouldn't find a better occasion to try a few popular items without having to give and arm and a leg!

Without further ado, here's a pretttty picturrrre!

First counter: Chanel!
The coveted item was the Bronze Universel but, alas, it was out of stock! So, while I stood fuming over the testers, I had an enlightenment and asked to see the Emerveille cream eyeshadow. I was in love with the color, it's a peachy champaign with a very pretty shine. I think it will be beautiful on, with a couple of coats of mascara.

Then, a blush (unheard of, lol!) caught my attention and as soon as I swatched it I knew it was mine! The shade is In Love #55 and it is a silky soft gorgeous peach with fine golden shimmer, blends like a dream!

Before leaving the counter I decided to take a look at the famous glossimers and I was immediately drawn to a transparent warm pink with gold shimmer in the shade Bonbon. It looks very pretty in the tube, almost duo chrome. It doesn't deliver color on the lips but it looks stunning under sunlight, even worn alone.

In Love, Emerveille, Bonbon (LE)

Next stop, Dior!
I was set on getting the Aurora LE palette and a lip product.
I swatched the palette and it was exactly what I was expecting it to be but when the SA said that she had to check if there was any left, I started fuming once more. After a couple of minutes of suspence, she told me that she found the last one and I started the happy dance on the spot!
Palette secured, I started browsing the lip products but I decided not to get any (I'm considering a mission to the YSL counter next month to get a couple of fall appropriate Glossy Stains...)
Before leaving I saw a very cute pink tube and asked the SA what it was. It was a lip balm and after swatching the shades #2 looked lovely. I was contemplating it for a couple of minutes, but, taking in consideration the 40%, it was now or never for me. So I chose now!
I think I will be sporting this a lot, there are many combinations in this palette.
Last counter I planned on visiting was the YSL one but there was not one...bummer! I don't know why there is no YSL counter in this store....
On my way to the cashier I passed by the Clarins counter and I remembered a two toned bronzer (I'm turning into a bronzer "collector" BTW!) I had my eye on some time ago. It is the Bronzing Powder Duo SPF 15 in the light shade and the price after the 40% off was unbeattable, so I got it.

The funny thing is that after taking a closer look at all the items back home, I realized that all the shades are complimentary to each other and also that I will get a lot of use no matter the season since the colors are very versatile.
That's my haul, and, although I do buy a couple of items now and then, last time I splurged like this was last October (Mac Make Me Over collection). I have to admit it felt good..
Hope you're all well and thriving!


  1. Με'γειες!! Μπράβο σου που εκμεταλλεύτηκες την προσφορά!!! Εγώ δεν πρόλαβαααα! πφφφφ.. =)

    1. Ευχαριστώ! Εγώ στο παρά πέντε την είδα!

  2. oi fotogragies pou bgazeis einai uperoxes....

    1. Σ'ευχαριστω! Είπα να τις κάνω λίγο πιο ενδιαφέρουσες.

  3. lovely haul, pity about the YSL stand in general this is my first stop when shopping high end brands.
    I shopped my fair share of high end during the sales too (especially the -50% of all lipglosses on Sephora was quite a bargain)

    1. Mine too, hopefully there will be more sales ( other than the standard 25% off)!

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