Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mecca Cosmetica Mini Haul & Beauty Loop Bonus


I swear for me, (and for many other gals on here I'm sure) there is nothing better than a lil beauty haul. Nothing is as satisfying as finally buying a product that you've had your eye on for ages, and I mean nothing. If you're trying to think of something better, don't even go there. Is there really, truly something better than the thrill of opening a package or going in store to get your hands on that one product (whatever it may be) that you have been coveting? No, no there isn't.

I'm kidding guys, but seriously you cannot be a beauty lover/addict/devotee/aficionado if you don't enjoy buying the stuff (don't even deny it!)

Dramatics aside, I do really love a good old haul and my recent little haul was from Mecca Cosmetica. I guess Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima would be the Australian equivalent of Sephora, and when they call themselves mecca, it is truly a mecca for make up and skincare - I could spend hours in there alone not gonna lie. However, I decided to buy some bits and pieces I have been meaning to get on their online store instead of actually going in. I had received an email about their exclusive gift with purchase for being apart of the 'beauty loop' - their version of a loyalty program, and thought to myself, what better reason to go shopping than to receive some more goodies in the process. So naturally, off I went.

I am apparently a Level 2 Beauty Devote on the Beauty Loop program, I think you need to spend more than $600 a year to get there (that's a lot of money when you add it up like that... I may have a problem guys). But I think it's a nice way to accumulate points and be rewarded with a sample box. My two packages arrived within 2 days of my ordering, which is always great. It also came quite nicely packaged, and I must say I am a sucker for neat packaging (anyone with me?) I ordered the Origins Out of Trouble 10 minute mask to rescue problem skin, Origins GinZing eye cream, Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo, and Clinique Anti-blemish solutions liquid foundation - so expect some reviews on them in the near future.

I was actually quite pleased with the sample box as it include some things that I have been wanting to try out, as well some other things that looked quite good as well. The Beauty Loop box included a decent size sample of Clinique Even Better dark spot correcter which I have been meaning to try out with my acne prone skin history and all, Bare Minerals Stroke of Light eye brightener, NARS Light Optimizing Primer, and Lancome CILS Booster XL Mascara. I'm quite excited to try these all out, if you would like to see a review drop me a line! And to top it off I also received the usual samples that come with a Mecca purchase, some Stila Colour Balm lipstick samples and the infamous By Terry Baume de Rose (I've been dying to try this but I just can't justify $84 on a lip balm!!?)

Have any of you Aussies been to Mecca Cosmetica? Or have you tried any of these products? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Chantalle X

*note: I was not endorsed for this post, it is simply my own thoughts on their brand, products and their reward/loyalty system

12 comments:

  1. awesome stuff ! thanks for the follow dear !! i am following you on Bloglovin . for some reason you GFC widget won't let me follow you ... its giving me error . If you like you can change your settings and let me know ... and I will follow you right back at GFC bebe :) xx
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    1. Thank you! Oh thank you for pointing that out as well, must get on that and fix it!

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  2. Oh man, I did not realise that Mecca had a loyalty system. This could be very, very dangerous. And your sample box is SO good, too!

    I've been really interested in the B&B Sunday Shampoo so quite excited for your review. Same goes for the Origins mask, because I love that brand so much! I recently trialled their eye cream and I'm definitely going to purchase the full size, it's so lovely :)

    Ahhh, you just make me want to go to Mecca so badly, haha!

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    1. It is quite good right?! Well defs have a review coming soon!
      Go ahead! Splurge a lil' ;)

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  3. These are such lovely products! So happy to have found your blog, by the way! You take incredible photos and I look forward to reading more posts from you. :)
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    1. Thank you so much! I love your blog too

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  4. that sample box definitely was not chintzy! and i feel you on finally getting something you've wanted. I've been dying to get sangria lipstick and now that i have it i can't stoop wearing it :)

    xo marlen
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  5. Looks like you got some great samples. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the origins products! x

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  6. This is such a great beauty haul! I does make you feel amazing after having a spending spree :)

    Hollie
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    1. It sure does, such a great excuse to shop also ;)

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