Friday, 10 April 2009

John Little Sale: Bourjois haul

John Little is having another 20% storewide sale so I took the chance to finally haul the Bourjois purple butterfly-themed spring collection that I'd been lusting after, thanks to the promo visual :-)

I got the So Laque! nail polishes in #32 Mysterious Blue and #31 Blue Violet (S$9.70 each), the Ombres a paupieres eyeshadow #12 Blue Magnetique (S$20.40) and the Khol & Contour eyeliner pencil #19 Bleu Surprenant (Blue Surprise) (S$13.30).

Isn't this just so gorgeous?

I also got a dual pack of the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (S$19.90) and Deep Clean Foaming Pads (13.20) which are to be used with the vibrating Wave power cleanser. I picked up the Wave cleanser from Watsons last week for S$24 and it works surprisingly well in leaving my skin super soft and smooth. The pad actually does not foam up very well, unlike the pics in the ad and on the box, and it takes quite a bit of effort to see any foaming action. So sometimes I apply another foaming cleanser to my face and then use the Wave to massage it in.

Total damage: S$68.95
Total savings: $17.24

At least I managed to "save" by refraining from buying the new MAC MSFs from the Sugarsweet collection and the Bobbi Brown Runway Collection set. I just could not bring myself to pay S$150 for the BB palette which is super tiny, barely 10cm in width. The MSFs add hardly any color and are more for highlighting, which I do not need. So as tempting as they had looked in the promo pics, I safely passed on them. The BB counter at Robinsons Centrepoint only has about 5 sets of the Runway Collection left so if you want it, better hurry. You also get 6 complimentary makeup lessons when you buy the set.


Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

I think I've seen the Bobbi Brown palette that u mentioned... is around RM280 or RM320 I cant remember clearly... I was so tempted to buy that but most of the colors I already have so I think I'll just pass that

Juschev said...

Thanks for the headsup. Will go down tomorrow to have a looksee.

BTW, when will the sale end??

Haru said...


The Bobbi Brown palette looks very pretty in the pan with the 10 shades but the problem is that most of them just show up as a silver shimmer once applied, and not like what they appear in the pan. That was the main complaint about previous versions of the palette that BB has been releasing for summer for the past couple of years.

Haru said...

Hi Juschev,

I believe the sale is until this Sunday. Happy shopping!

j0s1e267 said...

I really like your Bourjois eyesshadow and eyeliner! Does the eyeshadow wear well? Is it sheer or very pigment? What about the liner? Any reviews??

Such blues can be difficult to use - e.g. I have yet to figure out how to use Shiseido Proenza Blue - perhaps my application method is wrong and it just shows up funny :/

Pam said...

oh Haru,
please do a EOTD with this new collection. And did you happen to see whether the Shimmering Shine line of liquid eye shadows are here as well?

Haru said...

Hi Pam,

I didn't see the Shimmering Shine eyeshadows. Don't think these have reached our shores yet.

Sure, I'll post an EOTD sometime :-)

Anonymous said...

I don't think the blue suits me. Well, at least you enjoy yourself shopping at JL. I'm just counting down for MJ new eyeshadow palettes to be release.