Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who cares if we're trashed, got a pocket full of cash we can blow

The beginning of this month marked the last Estee Lauder/MAC warehouse sale of the year. The only reason I attend is honestly to check out the skin care, $3 bin, and charity package. I've been dying to try some MAC Face and Body foundation, but it's been sold out every time. ): Fiona was amazing enough to give me some samples to try, and I'm now lusting after a bottle even more!

There were some price increases this time around, and I'm assuming that it's because of the holiday season. However, I'm pretty sure the organizers realized how much more money they could be making, since the sales have gotten insanely more popular.
Eyeshadows - $12 instead of $9
Foundation - $12 instead of $10
Face/Blushes - $15 instead of $12
Lipsticks/Lipglosses - $10 instead of $15 bogo free
$3 bin - $4 bin


First item I picked up is from the $4 bin. It's an eyeshadow pan in 'Li'lilly.' I believe it's a limited edition product because I can't find a picture of it anywhere. No idea what finish it is, but it's a lavender with gorgeous green/silver glitters. The second product is a blushcreme pearl (yet again) in 'Blossoming.' I'm obsessed with these! However, all the colours seem to be really similar.. This one is a muted pink.


The last product I picked up was a slimshine, and for those of you who don't know, they've discontinued these! Out of all the MAC formalas, this one is my favourite. High 90's is a creamy bright orange. The items on the right is the free gift that they were handing out at the exit. It's a package of 6 Christmas cards from MAC's collaboration with 'Kids Helping Kids.' They included a sharpener as well.


Now for the charity package! Cheek & Cheerful is a mineralized blush (more of a bronzer) with really frosty pools of gold. Gingerroot is a pearlglide liner and the infamous Smoke & Diamonds is a starflash finish.

L to R: Li'Lily, Blossoming, High 90s, Gingerroot, Cheek & Cheerful, Smokes & Diamonds

As usual, I picked up some extra charity packages to add to my bag of goodies for future giveaways. If anyone's interested in a swap for a charity bag from another day, send me a message!

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MeiBelle said...

I am so jealous of your MAC sales! Everything looks great but I love Blossoming! =)

Edwina said...

I've heard about the price increases! I'm happy I went last time because the mark up this time is insane! I didn't go this time though cause my mom's friend didn't provide me with tickets :S

Li'lilly looks soooo pretty, $4 is such a steal! Great haul!! :D

Anonymous said...

where are these warehouse sales for mac items? how do u get in?

thanks

crystal said...

hii :)
i went to the mac sale and i was wondering if we can swap charity bags? let me know pls :)

crystal said...

hii :)
i went to the mac sale and i was wondering if we can swap charity bags? let me know pls :)

Anonymous said...

where are these warehouse sales for mac items? how do u get in?

thanks