Saturday, February 20, 2016


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?


  1. I was all set to pick up an Origins Ginzing eye cream last week but apparently they only have that at Mecca Maxima not Mecca Cosmetica (no Maxima in SA!). Congrats on the Spin win, how exciting!

    1. Thanks Di :) Aww :( that sucks!!! I'll have to start compiling a list of brands from cosmetic and maxima

  2. Eep!! I didn't know you haven't shopped at a Mecca Maxima yet? Lol, hope it was a nice experience for you! My last Mecca purchase was a Smashbox BB cream and Ciate nail polishes.

    xo Kat @ Katness

  3. I remember lining up at Mecca super early for their reopening near my place. The first 100 people received a Nars Lipstick and I was number #99 hahaha. I got the shade Claudia. Looking forward to hear your thoughts on those goodies you got! :)
    Yours Truly, NY

  4. I can't believe you're so good! I started spending at Mecca about 14 months ago, and I've been going strong! Great win, by the way!

  5. I felt the same way going into Sephora for the first time . . . wish we had a Maxima here in ADL. Although . . . maybe it's better for my budget that we don't . . . !

  6. Your self control is indeed amazing! Congratulations on your first Mecca haul :D That lollipop is too adorable xD

  7. I adore the lippie you got, such a stunning shade! I'll never forget my first trip to Mecca. I purchased a Too Faced palette but they were having dramas with their eftpos, so I had to leave and come back with cash. When I did, the lady who was assisting me was so lovely she popped in a bunch of samples. Great service! xx

    Jasmine //

  8. Great haul! I've been avoiding Mecca until I start a new job. It's far too tempting haha. That lipstick was a great win too!

    Kate |

  9. Nice one hon - haven't made it either Mecca or Sephora yet! No, I'm not ill, just haven't had time lol xxx

  10. What an amazing haul!! that pink Nars lippie looks gorgeous!


  11. That NARS lipstick looks absolutely stunning! Reminds me of how I should go check out more of Mecca :)

  12. Dude. Sephora is the shiz. Do it!

  13. Nice little haul there - that NARS lipstick is beautiful! I've only discovered the wonders of Mecca Maxima in the last year & every single time I've walked in there I've always been greeted warmly, which is really nice. I'm not that fussed on Sephora here - I'd much rather go to the US stores than spend a cent at ours.

  14. Nice haul! Adore that lippy! it's been ages since my last haul unfortunately. I remember buying Urban Decay eyeshadow in Riff, the Urban Decay primer, my faithful Nars Laguna and Stila Stay All Day (not a fan!). I can't wait until my next haul now lol

  15. Lucky you, I love your NARS lipstick, it is an expensive Lipstick.

  16. Congratulations on winning the NARS lippie. It looks like a gorgeous shade!

  17. Congrats on your first Mecca shopping experience!! and get ready to be addicted!!!


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