Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 2014 Haul - It is either Black or Teal !

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.


July Haul


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 ♥

24 comments:

  1. Wohooooooooooo for the lipstick dear ..
    here sa said she kept one aside for me n when I reached there were no traces ....

    anyways
    m soooo happy u got mystical
    let me call other stores if they have it :)
    waiting for reviews aarthi

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    1. Yaaaayyyy Thank You Rashmi <3 Will review them soon.. Not sure with which one should I start :p

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    2. I would say bobbi brown raspberry :)

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    3. Sure.. Will try to do that soon :)

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  2. I missed the MAC collection. Nothing is in stock here :(
    BTW, where did u got the Maybelline ones? I am yet to spot them. Please review them soon as I need to know if they are worth the hardship I am putting in to find them :D

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    1. Missed ?? Already ?? I think the stock was very limited this time !
      I got the Maybelline ones from H&G stores. It is definitely good Shayoni.. Creamy and super pigmented.. Worth having a couple of them..

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  3. wow nice reading your story... and sephora should really open in chennai too what say? Does chennai gets everything last? after Delhi and Mumbai?? Anyways... loved your haul... waiting for ur reviews :)

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    1. Yaa.. Chennai is always left out Sindhu :(

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    2. we should arrange a blogger meet or something and turn the attention of all the brands towards us :P

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    3. It never worked Sindhu.. Many tried doing it :(

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  4. Wowwwwwwwwwww that was droolworthy haul.Each and every piece goes to my wish list.MAC lippie packaging is to die for.

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    1. Definitely Lakshmi.. I still wish the blushes weren't that expensive.. then I would have definitely picked one of the shades..

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  5. hahaha i can relate to your story
    bcos same drama happened with during Riri collection launch .....:P
    im so glad yu got this shade :)
    and bobbi brown is stellar ;)

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    1. Thanks a lot Krithi <3

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  6. He he he..congrats on finally being able to pick 'mystical' ;) and that's some haul..review these soon, I wanna try those maybelline lippies myself.

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    1. Will do it soon Esha :)

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  7. Omg!! you got the mystical lipstick!!!!!!!! woohooo :) I can understand (and relate) your excitement :) Even I buy things when I come to know that its the last piece in stock lol :) This was the only thing I was eyeing on the entire collection and I am sure I will never get my hands on it :( It seems to be oos everywhere.. btw swatches of BB & Maybelline lipsticks pls :)

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    1. No Reks.. I never knew it was the last one available until I billed it !! So I didn't buy it coz it was the last piece but I really loved the shade and the packaging was drooooooooollllllll worthy :)

      Reviews coming super soon :)

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  8. Looking forward to seeing the Bobbi Brown products. And MAC too ;)
    July has really been a month of non-makeup shopping for me too. And mine happened before the sales started coz I wanted stuff for my anniversary. August is going to be a leave-the-credit-cards-at-home month :(

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    1. Even I didn't plan any makeup shopping this month but it just happened... Next month I am not stepping out of my house :p I hope ;)

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  9. That is some fab shopping! Waiting for your reviews now :)

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    1. Coming soon Swati :)

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