Sunday, August 11, 2013

Weekend Ramblings: Bestie, MAC, Lakme, Rimmel, Sandals and A Rant!

Hey Everyone!


So finally after a month and a half I gave in and hauled some of the stuff I had been eyeing since a long time! This officially is my first haul after I came back from KL! Yesterday I met up with my bestie V and had loads of fun, I was meeting her after a gap of almost 10 months so we had lots to catch up! We both love having Gujarati thali so we headed to Mayur restaurant at J.M.Road where you get one of the best thali in terms of authentic Gujarati taste in Pune! 




Me and V, this pic almost 2 yrs old :)

Later on we went to Lakshmi road to do some chappal shopping, I wanted some everyday wear sandals and some other stuff for home. There were sales in almost every shop we went, I got 2 pairs of sandals one flat and one with a small heel. I usually stick to flats since they are the most comfortable for me but I am trying to incorporate heels since D likes me in heels more :D


Loved these for simple indian look and oh so comfortable!


I fell in love with olive bronze shade, very unique and will go with lots of my Indian outfits!


Finally visited MAC at Koregaon Park Plaza the only MAC storewe have in Pune. And this is where my Rant begins! I went to check out the new Temperature Rising Collection and newly launched Pro Long Wear Paint Pots. I specifically wanted the Layin' Low paint pot which is a gorgeos beige nude shade and very apt for everyday wear. As usual they didnt have Layin' Low available! Why MAC why?

Most of the items in Temperature Rising Collection were also out of stock including the oh so gorgeous Ripe For Love blush! The shocking part were the prices! The bronzers were for 2050 and blushes for 1600 and they weren't even the mineralize ones! This is totally insane! Also the blush powder refills are now for 1150 whereas the Sheertone blush refills for 1250! On top of that the SA who was assisting me was completely untrained and was not even aware of the prices! Which ever products prices I asked she had only one answer I'll have to check! I knew the new prices of blushes myself and she didnt!

Most of all she lacked the basic knowledge of products as well! I asked her to show a good matte contour shade and she handed me a shimmery bronzer! I know bronzers can be used for contouring as well but thats not their original purpose. I wanted to get MAC Pro Long Wear concealer and MAC Face and Body foundation and so requested for a sample but she flatly refused saying they don't have empty cases which I am sure was a lie! How on earth does MAC expect us to buy a 2k foundation without even giving a sample?

Overall I really was annoyed and upset with the whole experience and don't think would visit that store again! I am sure this is not the case with other MAC stores. I would rather buy from MAC stores in Mumbai as I find the SA's to be generally very helpful and friendly there! Also with such high prices I don't think I would be splurging on MAC anymore now apart from the basic stuff. I don't mind paying high prices until and unless the prices are justified.

Anyways I did pick up MAC Brush Cleanser and couple of blush refills which I was eyeing since a long time  now ~ Mocha and Peaches, review will follow soon.


Also got Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Lakme CC cream in the shade Bronze and my HG face wash Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam....the best face wash ever....period!


Oh my dessert for this weekend :) I think I will be having Dairy Milk Silk almost after a year now! We didnt get this in Malaysia :(

Hope everyone's having a great weekend, did you pick up anything from Temperature Rising Collection?

Until next time take care and stay beautiful!

Love,



31 comments:

  1. Oh tats a great haul di :) enjoy silkness dii :D

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  2. Hi Pratia... nice picks. Rashmi and I also had horrid experience at MAC Store in Ghatkopar. There SAs are impossible at times. Very annoying. Very much agree that MAC have increased there prices like crazy.

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    1. I know the prices have become really crazy! I would rather get Chanel or Nars!

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  3. Lovely pics... In MAC Select City walk the SAs don't even know what collection they are going to launch next or what they still have in their store. I was looking for the Temperature Rising Collection and it has not even launched in Delhi :(

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    1. OMG really? whats up with MAC these days...thats so unprofessional!

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  4. no Parita I guess MAC has changed their policy...
    cos last week I went to Malad wala MAC and hauled so much and when I asked for a foundation sample the SA bluntly said that they don't give out samples!
    I was a lil disappointed with the SA's attitude, cos it's not like I'm visiting the store just for a sample! I'm buying so much stuff aswell!:/

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    1. me too Roshini..and i don't think the policy is changed coz i know many of friends who get samples and who have recently got samples as well..hoping MAC does something about this!

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  5. This is shit yaar. The mac Muas are supposed to be more trained than everyone else. This is crap. Also, waiting for ur POV on the stay matte powder. I can ask u so many questions before buying it. Heheheeh

    Btw, dairy milk... Mmmmmmmmmmm

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    1. I will review the stay matte powder soon :)

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  6. Nice haul..they refused for sample..thats weird :/

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    1. yeah :( on top of that the one assisting me had almost zero knowledge..i had more knowledge than her! :D

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  7. Awesome haul...I am new in makeup. Can u tel me the best MAC products for oily skin. thanks in advance:)

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    1. Hi Rachna.. MAC can be over whelming at times..what are you looking for in MAC? for foundation MAC Studio Fix Powder foundation is really good for oily skin, also MAC Pro Long Wear Eyeshadows and MAC paints pots like Groundwork,Indianwood etc are also awesome

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    2. Hey thanks for replying Parita Im looking for blushes...I have a medium tone...have not wore blush in my life except family marriages nd all...but recently I have started loving makeup to the core...I stay in USA ryt nw...So if you can suggest me some great blushes that are available here and also the concealer as I have mild acne scars on my face. I know I have asked you so much. Thanks in advance:)

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    3. Hey Rachna..you are lucky to stay in US :) in MAC blushes check out fleur power, mocha, gingerly, peaches..all these are matte and will look gorgeous on medium skin tones, in more shimmery to satin finish you can check out ambering rose, breezy, dainty and gentle. Apart from MAC theBalm and Nars make some awesome blushes!
      For drugstore definitely get NYX blushes..they cost around 4$ and have huge variety, check out Peach, Spice, Mauve and Dessert Rose.
      For concealer MAC Pro Long wear is really good, in drugstore Revlon PhotoReady concealer and Maybelline Age Rewind concealers are good..even NYX has a HD Wand concealer..again a good product...hope this helps :)

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    4. Thanks a ton Parita...i vl bookmark this and will definitely check them. and vl definitely let u knw wat all i bought. Thanks again!

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    5. I really appreciate u...because most of the great beauty bloggers dont reply u...ven u ask them something..But u r bery generous:) Thanks again!

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    6. no problem Rachna..m glad it was helpful :) do let me know which ones you picked up :) happy shopping!

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  8. Amazing haul dear.. and that MAC story is really irritating.. these SA sometimes just get over our nerves!!
    But it would have been wonderful to catch up with bestiess.. :) :)

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    1. Thanks Poo :) oh yeah that was the best thing to meet my bestie :)

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  9. I dont like MAC products as well. I think they are highly over priced. The products are not at all worth it. NOw, I shop at either Sephora or EL. Their pros are also expensive but they are so worth it that I dont mind spending money on them at all.

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    1. I do agree on the prices being way too much! I wish they come to their senses!

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  10. The sandals are awesome! Which shop did you buy them from? Coz I'm never happy with the sandals I have seen in the shops on Laxmi Road. :)

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    1. Nivedita I got mine from store called Kala its right at kunte chowk lakshmi road..and they have really awesome variety ..oh and currently they are having quite a huge sale :) do visit the shop soon :) happy shopping!

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  11. I hate it when SAs act all judgemental... Arghh!

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  12. This sux! Richard wasn't there?

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    1. He was there re but assisting someone else..i only asked him about your concern for that bronzer

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