Sunday, July 30, 2006

Retail Therapy

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) has concluded, much to my dismay. I didn’t partake enthusiastically in this event, scourging shops along the Orchard belt for the best bargains. I hate crowds, perhaps I am mildly agoraphobic. And sales are times when I am often too late (all tops in my size have already flown off the racks) or too slow (I didn’t see that skirt before the auntie pull it away—right before my eyes).

Because I always request for a new piece (NO, No to display items), salesgirls would give me a dirty look before heading off to their storeroom when an item is 50% off.

When the shops are empty (= no discounts available), they pander to all my royal fussiness eagerly.

Apart from being too pre-occupied with my stuff, I decided to wean myself off shopping—cold turkey. But, today, I decided to just take a breather and walk around one of the suburban malls.
And I bought this from Red Earth (Esprit beauty counter). I know! All my not-used-much cosmetics have to be disposed of once they are past their best-by date. But this is something too pretty to resist!

It’s a 3-in-1 makeup palette from Red Earth’s 'Summer Memories' collection. The palette I bought is called ‘Bird of Paradise’ because the colours are so bright, cheery and outstanding.
I love colours! Especially candy hues. They look so delectable and lift my mood immediately.

So, here’s how it looks like: (3 layers—so handy for one’s make-up pouch!)

Red Earth's Summer Memories 3-in-1 Colour Palette

Top Level: A palette of 7 selection of lip shine and lipstick in red earth's top-selling shades

Middle Level: A combination of 2 blushers and 5 colour eye shadows

Bottom Level: A palette of 4 creamy eyeliners with a 6 piece assortment of mini brushes

If you gals like it (or if sweet boyfriends want to buy their gfs something nice), better grab it from the Red Earth counters soon, cos the incoming Autumn/ Fall Lacy Afternoon collection of muted earth tones will replace this ‘happy’ offering. At $39, it’s rather reasonable (use your Metro card to get a 10% discount at the Causeway outlet).

FYI: There’s actually another palette from this collection called ‘Lavender Tarte’ with pink-purple hued shadows that are not as eye-catching. Unfortunately, that combination is already out-of-stock.
Personally, I prefer ‘Bird of Paradise’!


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