February 18th 2016 is a day that I will remember, when Westfield Chatswood opened it's doors I made my way in. All it took was a dude standing outside Mecca giving out pink lollypops. Mecca's got it's marketing on point. Not to mention their spin and win giveaway. I'm not usually in Chatswood, but I just happened to be in the area for work that day. It was meant to be.
I still can't believe that I've never shopped at Mecca, receiving my Beauty Loop card was something else. The whole experience was euphoric... and slightly addictive.
I wondered around and wasn't sure what I should get. I was convinced that I'd probably walk out with an Urban Decay Naked palette, or something from Hourglass. That was before I wondered over to Josie Maran's shelf of eco-friendly and naturally based beauty products. I had my eyes on their stick concealer and powder foundation. Unfortunately, none of the stick concealers matched my skin tone so the consultant offered me to look at Bare Minerals Bareskin Concealer ($29) and I was sold.
I did a couple of more laps around the store and ended back at Josie Maran's shelf with Josie Maran's Argan Matchmaker Power Foundation ($44) in my basket. Josie Maran's line is known for her use of natural and organic ingredients so I thought I'd give it a go and take a break from talc and parabens. I am slightly annoyed that Josie's products are cheaper in the US and often has generous discounts - but they don't ship to Australia *cry cry cry*
Tested my luck at the spin and win and picked up my first NARS product, a beautiful Nars Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo. A lot of firsts going on here. A girl won a $250 Mecca gift voucher and there was a lot of screaming!
Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my purchase and wining. It was a bit of a pick-me-up during a crazy busy week. I still need to pop my Sephora cherry, I know, my self control is insane.
What was your last Mecca purchase?