Mecca Maxima Haul and First Impressions

For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my posts about the chaos that was the Christchurch Mecca Maxima opening.

In New Zealand we get our beauty fix from Mecca. We have Mecca Cosmetica (think Space NK – white, luxurious, $$$) which has been in Christchurch for as long as I have been here. It’s pretty awesome, covers all the bases (Nars, Dr Dennis Gross, By Terry, Bumble and Bumble and even Kate Somerville) and is well priced again overseas RRPs.

Last month¬†Mecca Maxima opened its first NZ shop in Christchurch. Maxima is Cosmetica’s younger sister. Think Sephora – ‘cool’ brands, chaotic and an kick-ass aisle of doom (seriously – travel sized Kate Somerville Nourish. I die).

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Birthday hauling: NIOD & The Ordinary

The beginning of October saw my birthday – the final year of my twenties *weeps into tea*.

I don’t know what it is about my birthday but it makes me feel¬†really spendy. And I give myself the best gifts! I think it’s because I start thinking about what I want, then I end up wanting way more than I can actually ask people for as presents, so I just buy it all for myself.

This year’s birthday coincided with the launch of The Ordinary, the final week of Jordan Samuel’s discount code, and the news that Sunday Riley are discontinuing Artemis. You can imagine what happened…
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