Monday, February 19, 2018

Mecca Maxima Haul!




Hi guys! Today I have a Mecca Maxima Haul for you. A bit of background; up until October last year, Adelaide didn't have a Mecca Maxima (and we still don't have a Sephora!). In the past I've bought some bits and pieces from Mecca Cosmetica in the city, but their range is very limited. I've also made a point of hauling on every Sydney or Melbourne trip I make. So I was very excited when Adelaide got its very first Mecca Maxima, located right near me at Westfield Marion, no less! But then something very strange started happening and I just had no desire to visit the store or purchase anything beauty-related. I got totally overwhelmed with the amount of makeup and skincare I owned and became focussed on using up my beauty stash. I did a Project Pan at the end of last year and have another one planned starting next month, and put together a Sample Challenge, which I'm currently doing.

On the weekend, however, I finally got excited enough to visit, four months after the store opened! Hubby had taken Mr 10 to see a movie in Gold Class at EVENT Cinemas, and I had no time constraints or pressure to hurry, so it really was the perfect time to check out the Mecca goodness. Here's what I hauled!




Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
Here's how out of the (Beauty) Loop (haha, sweet pun) I am; I went into Mecca Maxima hoping to get the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette, not realising that brand is stocked at Sephora. So then I was all like 'I'm getting a palette today, damn it!'. I was eyeing off the new metallic Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette, which did swatch beautifully, but I started questioning how much wear I'd get out of it on a day to day basis. Which drew me to the pretty Sweet Peach palette. I gave into temptation and bought it! Guys, tell me what you think of this palette below, I know it's been out for a while and I'm keen to get your thoughts!



Mecca Max Pout Pop Lipstick in Mean Girl
I'm such a huge fan of nude lipsticks and after swatching a few different ones, including a similar shade with a sheer finish from the Mecca Max range, I settled on this gorgeous Mean Girl shade with a high-def finish. This is right up my alley and was only $20, so even though it's not a trendy brand, I'm hoping the quality is good and I'll get a lot of use  out of it.




Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea
I've been wanting to try this facial spray for quite a while, because I love my Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. So now I have the pink one and the green one! I love that these little sprays are only $9 each, and in fact my Rosewater one has lasted me forever. Hopefully I like this calming scent just as much!



Kitsch Hair Ties
I'd been wanting to get hair ties like this for ages, so when I saw them for $12 at the Check-Out Aisle Of Doom (lol) I of course picked them up. I wear my hair up a lot, so as long as these pretty, sparkly ties actually work and are comfortable to wear, I should be good to go.




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30 comments:

  1. Yes!!! I love a good haul! I can’t wait to see what you think of the Peach Palette, it looks so beautiful! I also love that Mario badescu mist!!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. I used it today and I'm pretty impressed so far!

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  2. So many amazing purchases! I love Mario Badescu products! But I haven't tried anything from Too Faced and Mecca Max- might need to add to my wishlist.

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    1. I love my TF Chocolate Bar palette, so thought this might be good too!

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  3. I've been wanting to buy hair ties like this for the longest time but I always wonder whether they actually hold your hair up. Please let me know how you find them!

    Ingrid
    http:/www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com,au

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    1. Will do! Only a couple of days til my hair's bad enough I have to put it up yay! Haha

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  4. That Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette looks beautiful! I really want to try the Mario Badescu Facial Spray.

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com/

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    1. They are both lovely and refreshing and only $9 each!

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  5. I haven't picked up anything from Mecca in so long :(((( I'm trying to be good but that Sweet Peach palette is definitely on the wish list, it looks gorgeous.

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  6. I've heard great things about that pallette! I don't really wear eyeshadow though so I have no input on it, haha! I'm using a Charlotte Tilbury one I won in a giveaway on the days I wear makeup to the office and have time to do more than throw foundation on, ha!

    Hope you had a great weekend. The heatwave continued here unfortunately, so it was another fairly quiet and aircon filled weekend for us!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. The heatwaves are getting out of control aren't they! It's ridiculous this year, I'm over it!

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  7. I still have not been either! To be fair, I am on the other side of town and have no other reason to go to Marion. Like you, I haven't had a reason to buy either as I hauled over Christmas in Brisbane. Couple of cute palettes out at the moment though...

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    1. Yes I finally caved after being pretty good for a fair while. Glad I'm not the only one who hadn't been to MM. I felt a bit guilty lol!

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  8. I think I'd love that mist! And I really want to try the Mecca Max lipsticks, they look so good! It's amazing we finally have a Maxima here in ADL hey! Now it's time for Sephora!

    Felicia // www.thebeautyandthegeekau.com

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    1. The lipstick is actually quite good, I'm happy with it so far!

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  9. Aahh the little bits at the counter get me every time! I love both the lipstick & spray! No Mecca of any kind or Sephora in Tas so I'll be eagerly swatching everything when I'm in Sydney this week!
    Ebony x

    www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

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    1. I hope you have the best time in Sydney at the Event and shopping in Sephora and Mecca Maxima! x

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  10. What an amazing haul! I am obsessed with the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette too and everything from the Mario Badescu range is a must!

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    1. It's a lovely palette isn't it! So glad I got it.

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  11. You picked up some goodies! Make sure you check out the mecca skincare range as well! It is absolutely AMAZING!

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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  12. I love the MB rose spray so I neeeed to try the green tea one! I hope the Sweet Peach palette works out for you! Personally, I was a little disappointed in it but I do really like some of the shades in there.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. I've only tried a few of the shades so far, maybe some of the ones I haven't tried will disappoint, but I hope not!

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  13. Nice haul Di! I've been meaning to try a couple of MB products (in particular the facial mists), but there's other things on my wishlist that I really want to try first. I haven't hauled anything of late, aside from some fashion bits & pieces, nail polish strips + a book, that's it.

    P.S. You're not really missing THAT much by not having Sephora in your neck of the woods. ;o) I prefer Mecca tbh.

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. I agree that MM is better than Sephora, or at least that's what I've experienced when in Sydney and Melbourne! The customer service is so much more friendly!

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  14. Those are such amazing picks. The too faced sweet peach palette looks gorgeous, would live to know more about it.

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  15. I have the Sweet Peach palette and I adore it! I use it all the time.

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  16. I have that palette and it is the best for spring time! I LOVE it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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