I went to the mall today on a mission to Sephora where I was planning to drop some cash on Bare Minerals makeup.
However, it seemed that I wore my invisible cloak because NO ONE offered help. Scratch that, no one even uttered a, “hello.”
Anyway, it was a good thing – really – because I marched right out of there after wandering for a good 10 minutes and headed over the Belk to oogle at the Coach purses…when I saw the countless ads for Clinique bonus time!
So, booyah snooty Sephora chicks! For $30, I got:
- Superpowder Double Face Makeup – Matte Medium
- Bottom Lash Mascara – Black
- Long Last Lipstick – Sugared Maple
- Quickliner for Eyes – Dark Chocolate
- Lash Doubling Mascara – Black
- Blushing Blush Powder – Sunset Glow
- Rinse-off Foaming Cleanser
- All About Eyes Serum
- (and of course) the cute pouch!
I was feeling pretty good about my purchase, as I had received personal attention from the helpful Clinique lady AND hello, that’s a lot of great stuff! The last time I bought Clinique was years ago (bonus time back at the WSU Bookie!) and I still have some eyeshadows from then – their sample sizes are no joke!
After that, I strolled about a bit more and eventually ended up at the Gap – where they were offering their GapBodyFit collection for 40 percent off! That sounded like a pretty sweet deal, so I tried on a few items, namely:
Now, at first I was pretty impressed, because even at regular prices, they were pretty reasonable $30 odd something for each piece, give or take, and the quality/construction seemed pretty solid. Check out the whole collection here; there are jackets, long sleeve tops, crops, running tights, etc. – featuring flat seams and, when appropriate, thumb holes (lulu-esque?)
But that’s when the similarities ended.
Trying them on, they just didn’t feel completely – Gap-worthy? I mean, I found a cute cardigan there (additional 30 percent off on top of clearance, holla!) today, but these activewear items were just…meh. The top had kind of a weird style – I mean, it was kinda unique on the rack, but I thought I’d change my mind when it was on…hmm, not really. Maybe if it didn’t have that cotton-y material. And the skirt? Almost. It was wasn’t for that odd ruching…I did like the length, and later when I checked the website I found a ruche-less, but…meh. Total surprise – I thought I’d love the items!!
So, summary – when you have the time – it does go to show that looking closer in some unlikely places can make the difference in a shopping trip!
Have you tried the GapBodyFit collection? OR
What are your recent shopping purchases?