Thursday, February 24, 2011

Haulin' & Rantin' plus some FOTDS

I stopped by the Chicago Premium Outlets today so I could check out the CCO there. I haven't been there for quite a bit & figured I'd *hopefully* find some new stuff.

Nope. Same old crap, hahah. Now, while I love saving on makeup & such...I really hate that the women who work there treat you like utter garbage. No "Hello" when you walk in, not even a smile on anybody's face. Like...really...I'm about to give you my money & you can't even acknowledge my existence. Right. So I spent about a good 30-45 minutes in there, checking just about everything MAC. Selection was, like I said, pretty lame. I get everything I want & when I'm ready to check out, am reminded of the "rules"; You can't re-sell this on eBay (um, fuck you? I'll do what I'd like with the items I purchase, thanks) you can't purchase more than 3 of the same TYPE of item (no more than 3 eyeshadows, 3 pigments, 3 lipsticks, etc) and your total can not exceed $300. IMO, that's kind of lame. Even though I don't buy things just to re-sell, especially not for MORE than I paid, I think these limitations are just silly. It's not that I'm unappreciative of CCO's or anything, I just don't really get why they enforce such rules. Then again, my stand point is that I'm purchasing just for my own use & not to make money on eBay or whatever. So that and the shit attitude from everyone who works there just gives me a headache. The store was messy & I ended up purchasing two of the wrong things because they were not placed correctly. It's my fault completely, but I just grabbed the box behind these items & thought the name was correct (it was two Estee Lauder blushes which I am not familiar with in the least) When I brought it to the attention to the cashier (oh yeah, there's NO refunds either) she snatched the items out of my hand, huffed, puffed & blew the house down. I said I'd just buy the one I actually wanted & keep the other one (I kinda wanted it anyway) EITHER WAY. Sorry to rant, but I just HAAAAAATE being watched like a hawk while I shop there.

Anyway. Here's some pics of my overall haul. I stopped by a couple other stores as well XD

 Yep, I totally bought those shoes XD!

I also had quite a splurge at Ulta the other day, too. And with all the stuff I've been buying online, too, there's no excuse for me to not do my makeup :P

Speaking of which! Here are some looks I've done since my last post :D

NYX White eyeshadow base
Urban Decay Electric 24/7 liner
Glamour Doll Eyes Radioactive pigment
Glamour Doll Eyes Immature pigment
Ben Nye White eyeshadow
Glamour Doll Eyes Techno glitter


NYX White eyeshadow base
MAC Red Velvet shadestick
MAC Later. pigment, applied wet
MUFE #92 eyeshadow
MUFE #9 eyeshadow
Ben Nye White eyeshadow

Ugh! I had such a hard time getting this to photograph, especially up close. It was MUUUUCH more blue than it's appearing. BOOO.

NYX White eyeshadow base
Ben Nye Silver lumiere creme colour
MAC Platinum pigment
MAC Cinderfella mineralized eyeshadow
MAC Blue Flame mineralized eyeshadow
MAC Hi-Def Cyan pigment
Ben Nye White eyeshadow

After this week, I want to get back to working on my video game series. I took a break because I didn't want to fill the blog with just video game looks, even though video games rule :P If you have any requests, feel free to email them;! 

Have a great weekend everyone! I feel myself coming down with a cold (I try to stay away from my makeup when I'm sick) so I might not update for a few days :( If I do, it will be the zillions of swatches I've been meaning to post :)


Dainty Darling Digits said...

We don't have CCO's here but don't they basically carry discontinued products? IMO they have no right to say you can't resell something on ebay if they are no longer making said product available, whether it's morally right or wrong.

That first turquoise look is stunning!

sparkle-and-grey said...

I love those shoes! And the eye looks are gorgeous, the purple is my favourite :)

Shadowy Lady said...

great haul! But I esoecially loooove the looks u posted. The third one is ah-mazing!

Arezu said...

Nice haul! I've never been to a CCO but I know what you mean about rude customer service/sales associates staring you down. I work in retail, so I understand, but I always try and be nice and considerate!

I loveeeeeeee the first look you posted, do you remember what you used in that?

Libby said...

love the haul!! I wish we had a CCO in Melbourne. Wanna know something sucky. A MAC eyeshadow in Australia costs $33.. atm $1 Australia is pretty much the same as $1 expensive here.

I love the first look your posted, blues, greens and teals look awesome on you.

Shanna said...

I don't have any CCO's near me either, but I always thought the rule was no more than 3 of the SAME item - like, no more than 3 Push the Edge pigments. That is really freaking lame.

LOVE the second look. I passed on buying Later in a sale, and I'm kicking myself for it.

And, omg, I am so out of practice with colors, it's unbelievable. I tried copying a look you did the other night, and omg. lol. SO BAD. I didn't even finish, I got halfway through and said the hell with it and washed it off. I just don't wear makeup as often anymore :( that saddens me. I'll have to start practicing more again. Seeing all your gorgeous, bright FOTDs is making me really want to. :D

Reen said...

@Dainty Darling Digits; they pretty much carry MAC's overstock, DC'd items & crap from collections that didn't sell very well. they still had heatherette trios & porcelain pink msf's for cryin' out loud. i don't know where it goes after that, though.

@Arezu; i also work in retail & regardless of whatever type of day i'm having, i at least acknowledge my customers. it was just insane how catty these chicks ALWAYS are. i do remember what i used, i'll edit the post :D i didn't realize that i didn't add that in there, oopsie!

@Libby; i've heard before that MAC is insanely expensive in AU...that's crazy. also, i shipped your palette the other day! :D

@Shanna; i thought that was the rule, too. in fact, when i first went to that cco i spent a ton of money & for sure got more than 3 eyeshadows. i'm not sure if it is something recently added to their obnoxious rules, but it's lame. one lady said it was because "you can't buy 3 of the same SKU's" um. oh. okay. hahah. i was surprised with later. i'm a huge fan of grape, but this was a pretty nice pigment.

i was in a makeup rut for 2 years before. i lost my interest and just didn't have time & wow, when i did my first fotd after that it was hideous :P i guess you just gotta get back into your groove after not practicing & such for so long. still, there are things that i'm rusty on because i don't do my makeup that often. i'm starting to pick up though :D

thank you everyone for your comments <3!!

Katie said...

Those are all gorgeous... love the first one especially!

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