This July haul would always be very special to me for various reasons. I picked up some amazing stuff this month which I never thought will become a part of my collection ! Yes, I am talking about Bobbi Brown. I got a couple of Bobbi Brown products and not just that I got a lipstick from MAC's Alluring Aquatic collection. There is a little story behind how I got hold of this pretty lipstick and I highly recommend you to read the story [just for fun]. Now's lets see what I picked up this month.
The Nivea shower gel was in my wish list ever since the product was launched. There was a coconut version too but I couldn't spot it so I just got the frangipani & oil version. This came with a free loofah and it was sold for Rs.185. Right now I am using the TBS Strawberry shower gel and there is a Blueberry one waiting in the queue. Don't know when I'll open this bottle !
Followed by Maybelline Color Show nail enamels the brand launched Color Show lipsticks too. The staying power is something that will make you get more than a couple of these !! There were some bright reds, fuchsias and pretty pinks and browns too. I always incline towards pinkish nudes and thus bought just one in the shade Choco Latte. The creaminess adds more beauty to the shade. I am just loving it and these are sold for Rs.299 each.
Now comes the special addition [not edition] Bobbi Brown products. My cousin went on a short trip to Delhi and I asked her to get some products from Bobbi Brown. She got the the Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in the shade Raspberry for Rs.2030 and Sheer Lip Color in Pink Blossom for Rs.1670. I got them just yesterday and I am yet to try these. Can't wait....
Here is the little STORY that I had to share with you all. I was dreaming all about the MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection and when I knew the products reached Chennai last week I couldn't wait to rush to the stores. I was a bit held up, so meanwhile I browsed all day about the products and zeroed down to get just one lipstick as the eye shadows and blushes were really expensive. Not that the lipstick was cheap but I had to have at least one product for just the packaging. I visited 1 out the 3 MAC outlets in Chennai on Monday and the shade I wanted [Mystical] was not even kept in the tester stand. When I enquired the SA said that the shade was never launched in Chennai. I was so disappointed and pushed my friend in Bangalore to get the shade for me and courier it later to me. Meanwhile I called the other branches to check out and the one near my place had them in stock initially but was sold out in a couple of days. The last branch is the smallest of all the three so without any hopes I called them and guess what...... Yes.... they had it in stock !!!!! But... only limited pieces were available. I wanted to be there the next morning but again some important work came my way and I reached the store only by evening. I had to control all my excitement, curiosity and pretended to be calm and normal. I tried the other shades from the collection for a while and then finally I asked the SA for 'Mystical' and you know what I was the one who got the last piece available in the whole of Chennai !!!!!! I controlled myself from 'jumping' out of joy ! I felt super lucky :D You might have heard similar stories before but this is the first time I have been dying to buy something and got the last piece available. So bear with all the drama ;)
Sorry for the long [not little :(] story and I tell you the shade is just mind blowing. I was glad that not just the packaging but even the shade it self stole my heart. The cremesheen lipstick in 'Mystical' was sold for Rs.1350. So let me go to this month's account directly.
This Month -
Total Amount Spent - Rs.5534
Total Amount Saved - 0
Best Buys - You know what :D
I did some non-makeup shopping during the sale and saved a lot too. Will try to do a post on it and here is a sneak peek - a pic from my instagram.
Happy Shopping :)
♥ Aarthi ♥