|MAC Cham Pale Collection|
My mother uttered the fatal words to me today, 'do you want to pop to Canterbury later?' For me, Canterbury is the nearest place with any kind of a selection of beauty counters plus a big Boots, basically a recipe for spending. This was made worse by the realisation as I walked into Fenwicks that they had the MAC Cham Pale Collection in. I truly only went there to find out the release date for the Chanel Spring Collection, 28th January in case you are interested, but I left with a slightly eclectic array of beauty goodies.
To help ease my conscience I am thinking that my whole shopping expedition was down to fate. Firstly, Champale being released and in stock as I had wanted some of this range. Secondly, there was a big sale section with some All About Eve products in at half price and as I resisted the QVC TSV last week, I felt justified in picking up the body butter, body lotion and lipstick. As I was leaving, I passed YSL where they had a small selection of sale products and to my surprise, they had the Manicure Couture Nail Varnish Duos in Belle de Nuit and Belle de Jour. I had been looking for these for ages and given up all hope of ever finding them so to get them in the sale was an opportunity I could not miss. Somehow I also ended up with concealers from Dior and Chanel (spots are multiplying), false eyelashes (which I have never bought in my life), Chanel Imitable Mascara in Purple and a 200ml bottle of Bio Oil (my new weapon in the fight against stretch marks - got through one of these in two weeks). An odd mix.
I felt even worse when I arrived home to see my Zuneta order had arrived with my sale items and my Guerlain Rouge G lipstick from House of Fraser. I think it's like when you gorge yourself on chocolate cake, which seems a good idea at the time, but then about 30 minutes later you feel quite ill. I'm sat with these things littered over my bed just picturing the items in bank notes and I feel a little nauseous (in fairness though I did spend yesterday listing all manner of items on eBay in an attempt to make money, so I guess it balances out in the end).
|Chanel Spring 2011 Collection|
After talking to the sales assistants today though it appears I am not the only one that has been on a spending spree today. The Chanel counter was totally sold out of all its red lipsticks and red nail varnishes because of people getting ready for New Year's Eve parties and Boots was packed with young girls stocking up on false nails, eyelashes and fake tan.
Sadly, my evening consists of watching a re-run of Jonathan Creek, and then the Swedish version of Wallander on iplayer - I've never really been one for going out at New Year. I did Hogmanay once in Edinburgh and although fun, it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I tend to have better nights out when there is less anticipation and more spontaneity.
I decided not to do a best products of 2010, partly because so many others have done it and although I find them a fascinating read, I didn't feel I had too much else to add, and also as I have discovered a lot of great items in the last month and I want a little longer to test them out before recommending them. I do have a handful of brands that I hope to try out in 2011 though and they are:
- Ellis Faas
- Malin & Goetz
- Cle de Peau
- Butter London
|Ellis Faas Eye Lights|