Wed, Mar. 4th, 2009, 01:00 pm John Little's 'No Frills' Sale
Yup, I made it to the sale yesterday. Guess what did I get?
Till this very moment, I still find it unbelievable that I bought each of the palette for 30% OFF its retail price (excluding the 3% rebate for Valueplus members) ! Fasio cosmetics had a further 10% in addition to the storewide 20% including the newly launched collection! I wanted to get all 5 of the gradation palettes that I was lemming for but I settled for 3 and 1 of the Metallic Nuance palette in #5. All these 4 palettes for S$67.61(the 3% rebate's S$2.03, which will bring my total to only S$65.58!!)!
The Gradation Palette's S$24 but after the 10 + 20%, each was S$17.28. The Metallic Nuance palette's S$21.90 but I paid S$15.77 for it. Great deal isn't it?
You girls have no idea how I was stalking the Fasio display while deciding on which palette(s) to get. And yea, I know I know, reviews right? Coming soon! I have tons of reviews to get to.
Anyone else hauled from the sale yet? Share your haul with me!
Oh, after dinner, bestie and myself headed over to the Biotherm counter at Robinson's Centrepoint as she wanted to pick up something. Both of us were hugeeee Biotherm fans 2 years ago (i could chalk up over S$2K worth of products in less than a year back then) but the products stopped working for me so we abandoned Biotherm.
Well, anyway, she wanted to get a jar of her favourite moisturizer, the Aquasource Non-Stop. The SA on duty then was a really nice lady! She was extremely patient and still had a smile when bestie said she'll consider bout the promo pack they had. We checked out other brands and made a detour to the counter to get the product. I was interested in one of the liquid foundation and asked if they had a sample that I could try. Instead of rejecting me, she said she'll go check the stock for her samples and she returned to inform me that she had 2 shades. She then went on to do a shade match for me and she did not give me 1 but 2 sachets of the foundation!
I was also interested in some products as they were the updated formula of what I was a fan to and I asked if she had samples for them too. No, I'm not being el-cheapo! I really wanted to try it! After all, I was an ex-Biotherm fan! Instead of showing me the you-are-damn-cheap-skate-only-scouting-for-samples face, she put on a wideeeee smile and said, YES and asked what other products I am interested to try.
My previous SA that served me was equally as nice and warm that when she switched counters, I followed her. Am I just lucky to have met really nice SA from Biotherm or are all Biotherm SAs as generous?
OH! Guess what happened next? At the check out counter, while she was packing bestie's products into the shopping bag, I casually asked for her name (when I meet nice people, I tend to ask for their name so I can remember them). She told me she's Poh Ching (I hope I got that right?) and whispered, "erm, are you by any chance Kimoko?" YES! Like OMG right?
I asked for her LJ nick but she said she doesnt comment here but she does read this journal faithfully. LOL. Babe, if you're reading this, leave me a comment please! You caught me at my most un-glam yesterday. I had a long day that I have not touched up my makeup after over 12 hours and my hair was in a total mess. I was drained and exhausted that I did not seem chirpy like I usually am. I swear that was my most un-glam me that you've seen! *excuses excuses excuses* I'll look for you the next time we need something from Biotherm!
It sure was an interesting Tuesday night for me!
*I'm sure my face's pretty recognizable by now and I'm positive that there are quite a few of you who have probably seen me around but did not come up to me to say hi. fattybooboo is one of them yes? hehe. If you spot me, do come up and say Hi! I wont bite! I promise! LOL
nice haul! thanks your previous entry about fasio i was damn tempted to try out the new palettes too. the variety of colours are just so tempting!they improved a lot i think. the old fasio palettes (the 3d something one) wasn't good. by the way, is loreal on sale at JL too?
Hi, hope you won't mind me adding you... I bought some eye masks from you a long time back (via sgspree or_spreee, can't rem) and have been reading your journal off and on, i esp love your reviews on beauty pdts =)
I went for the sale yesterday too, at Plaza Sing location. I did check out the Fasio gradation palettes solely because I read your blog and I was like wow, totally on about how pigmented this series is! I was intrigued by the purple, brown, and black ones, but I know that I never use products unless they're in my MAC palettes (so anal huh).
In any case I got:
-L'Oreal Super Liner in Grey Crystals - gorgeous metallic grey, think I'll end up using this a lot -Milani Crystal Gloss in Summer Baby - like MAC Nymphette but lighter, too bad the vanilla smell is quite strong and lasting in this Milani gloss -mini Bourjois Blush Cream in 06 - a very pretty and sheer shimmery peachy-pink, I'm going to keep this at the office for easy touchups -L'Oreal Gentle eye and lip makeup remover (bi-phase) - I love my MAC Gently Off, but I'm the mood for a cheaper option, so far so good, I'll see if it can take off stubborn Japanese mascaras next. -Make Up Shop small eyeshadow brush - A nice stiff-ish brush that I will use for paint pots.
Phew, $55 in damage!
I want to hear what you think of the purple Fasio palette, as that one is still tempting me (I loves me purples)
Wed, Mar. 4th, 2009 09:13 am (UTC) (Anonymous): mini HAUL
If i have known earlier I would have waited till yesterday to buy all my stuff. I got only 2. LA girl Blusher fro $15 to $9++ and a Milani E/s! Nothing can beat that kind of price! :) Im a fan of ur site.
Hey babe. Puay Ching here. Yeah you look so drained and tired, thus a bit stern looking so didn't dare to ask if it was you at first cus you usually look chirpy and bubbly in pictures. Hahas. Nice meeting you irl:)