This time I planned ahead, meaning that I had a list of gifts that I had to get for upcoming anniversaries, name days, etc of female friends and family members and I set a budget for every person.
So, at 13:00 I was there, I got the tickets and after just 10' minutes of waiting me and my friends were inside!
And here's the result, lol!
No luck there! I got nothing at all because all I could see were some dark foundations and items in general that I was no interested in buying, even at these very low prices. I was intrigued though to see that there were also some lip products, pigments and nailpolishes from the sailor collection (it was launched in stores 2-3 months ago).
Next stop, Estée Lauder. I saw some pretty pretty blushes and I was immediately drawn to them because:
- I have a soft spot for blushes (more like an addiction)
- I don't have any Estée Lauder products so I was interested to get one
- Two out of the three colors are shades that I don't have anything similar
- Ridiculously pigmented but when applied with a duo fibre brush look lovely and dainty on the cheeks
- The pans are HUGE! (7g)
- They were priced 12€ each (!!!)
After returning home thought I did some online search (to see what opinions were out there for these blushes) and I discovered something very interesting: these shades are from the Summer 2012 launch, limited edition and designed by Tom Pecheux himself!
In case you wonder, Tom Pecheux is the creative makeup director of EL (I didn't know that either until now but I decided to write his name so as to appear a little more savvy, I got you, didn't I!)
Next stop, Bobbi Brown! Very few items, mainly foundations (not any concealers/correctors unfortunately) but I was sooo happy to see that they had pale foundations! I was always interested in a BB foundation but for some reason never got one so far. So I decided to try one and I got the Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation in Warm Ivory 1 and the price tag was 9€!
I haven't opened it and I won't open it for a long time because I must finish the ones I already own but eventually my stash will be consumed, so there's no wrong planning ahead for something so indispensable to me as foundation, especially at this price!
It goes without saying that I got a little something for my mom, but, she doesn't wear anything apart from lipstick, so I got her a shade that I thought she would like, in the shade Pure Color 14 Curvaceous Coral. Price:7,50€!
Have you ever purchased a mascara from the bazaar? Was it ok?
Last items I got on my way to the cashier were the Orzene Frizz Control beer shampoo and conditioner, at 2€ and 1€ each. I already use this brand and I'm quite pleased with it, so I thought to try this variation as well.
I was also impressed by the fact that the shelves were full and there were new boxes stacked up and opened up continuously so I guess there's (and will be) a lot of items still available.
On our way out (about 15:00) there was no waiting line, no tickets and people entered immediately.
So, all in all, I have to say that I am extremely happy that I decided to go because I found great items at incredible prices and all it took was 10' minutes waiting (and a little delicate shoving and pushing in front of the Estée Lauder counter, lol!)
In case you're debating whether you should go or not, I would definitely recommend you to go!
Even If you don't want any beauty items, there are also household products and personal care as well at very low prices.
It will last until Sunday 14/10 and it's open 11:00-20:00 on work days and 11:00-19:00 on weekends.
Update: my mom was so intrigued by the low prices that we made a flash visit there this evening and she got two more lipsticks and some household items.