Monday, August 12, 2013

High End Collective Haul - Bobbi Brown, Faces,The Balm & Inglot

Whoever said money cant buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping - Bo Derek

Hi Dearies

It’s been a while since I've gone shopping and yeah the frustration was building up… I was desperate for a change and all I could think of was a drastic alteration in my skincare and the prime reason being, I was under motivated to get up in the morning, mop my face with any cleanser lining my tub rim and to then smear the moisturizer that was currently under experiment. There was absolutely no sophistication and no glamour. So resolutely deciding to invest I marched to the Faces store in Khalidiya Mall, Abu Dhabi. Minutes later, I was at a complete loss… Everything was so expensive. And so still sticking to my resolution I picked up two products that had good reviews online (Aha I do my homework before shopping) and were the cheapest in store. Please note the point “in store” as these products were by no means inexpensive.

1. Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector 30 ml - AED 275
2. Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF20 50ml - AED 294
Available at Faces - Khalidiya Mall, Mushrif Mall, Marina Mall

Of course your skincare is not complete without a luxuriously pampering eye cream and sigh the remaining story is as below. You know, for me Bobbi Brown is all together a whole different realm of cosmetics. It is so classy and so exceptional and yes I could go on blabbering...


3. Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream 15 ml – AED 402 (Click here for full review)
Available at Bobbi Brown - Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall, Marina Mall

My next purchase was just a quick grab on a good deal. The PowderMary site offers the Nude Tude eyeshadow palette by The Balm Cosmetics for quite a good price. It originally retails for $36 (AED 133). But I got mine for just AED 99 and free shipping. I have provided the link below for anyone interested.

4. The Balm Nude ‘tude Eyeshadow palette - AED 99

For me the Inglot stores are irresistible and like a magnet it pulls me towards it. At times I let myself be defeated and this is what happens…

Inglot - Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall, Marina Mall, Mushrif Mall, Dalma Mall

5. Inglot eyeshadows Double Sparkle in 460 and 465 – AED 35 each
6. Inglot eyeshadows Shine in 42 and 37 – AED 35 each
7. Inglot Sleeks VLC Lip gloss in 70 and 74– AED 45 each

One very annoying aspect of Inglot is that they do not sell their refills without the customer producing/purchasing their palette. I simply forgot mine at home or so I convinced them :)

So that’s it for my haul. Please note that these products were not purchased in a single day. They were purchased over some months together. 

For product reviews and makeup swatches do comment below..


  1. Great start! :D Looking forward to many more of your well researched, tried-and-tested posts :)

    1. @Bindiya Thanks a lot.. Couldn't have done it without your persistent support

  2. Wow... I'm letting myself being dragged to the never explored world of beauty n cosmetics. .. thanks Jenny !

  3. Wow... I'm letting myself being dragged to the never explored world of beauty n cosmetics. .. thanks Jenny !

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