Thursday, 7 January 2016

Suqqu and RMK Sale Haul from Selfridges

When Selfridges waived its hefty £25 postage fee for the holiday season, this finally pushed me into placing my first online order with them to the US. Previously, I avoided doing so after reading the horror stories posted on MakeupAlley by US-based members who had to provide their Social Security numbers and ingredients lists for every product in order to get their Selfridges parcels past US Customs. This seemed to occur at random as other US-based members did not face the same issues.

I placed my order on 1 January and it was despatched on 4 January by DHL, before landing on my doorstep on 5 January. Inside were Suqqu Christmas Kit A (reduced to £43 from £48), Blend Color Eyeshadow EX25 Yuuaoi (£45) and the RMK Christmas Kit 2015 (now at half price for just £27).

The great thing about shopping at Selfridges is that they automatically deduct the VAT for non-EU customers, so the Suqqu set was further reduced to £35.53, Yuuaoi to £37.50 while the RMK set was £22.37. It's a pity that the free shipping promotion has ended.

As mentioned before, I wasn't really a fan of the recent Christmas sets because of their inclusion of the eye makeup remover (any drugstore biphase remover works just as well) and the dinky tweed pouch but the palette and eyeliner will definitely get much use.

Shown below are Yuuaoi (left) and Eye Color Palette EX03 Aosaori. Typical of Suqqu, the color combinations look very easy to wear with a subtle shimmer.

The RMK kit also did not feel like a must-have because knowing RMK, the eyeshadow shades will likely be frustratingly ultra sheer. Nevertheless at half price, the set looks much more attractive as I do like their lipglosses and nail polishes.

I've also ordered the Suqqu UK-exclusive Kimono Duo from during their recent 10% off beauty promotion. This is supposed to arrive today by DHL. Harrods also charges a £25 shipping fee. After the VAT deduction and 10% discount, I paid £77.50 (versus the original £70 price tag of the Kimono set). Not bad considering that the duo is being offered as a member's gift by Suqqu Thailand for those spending over US$8200, which is insane. Harrods also has the UK-exclusive Beni Perfect Set with three lipsticks and a lip brush here.

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