Shopping on Jan 1st 2014! It’s A Haul!

When Victoria Moran, author of Fit from Within said, ‘Recreational shopping is the shortest distance between two points: you and broke..’ I clearly did not understand what it meant until I became a beauty blogger. Well, there are times when you really want to buy everything you see and the holiday season, especially the beginning of a brand new year is the best excuse to go crazy and empty your wallets. That’s precisely what I did on the 1st of this month and presenting to you, my crazy yet justified purchases on New Year’s. Justified because I bought only skincare and there are umpteen weddings coming up and my skin needs to look perfect and oh yes, I work in a corporate office now and unlike the times when I was either at school or rotting at home, smelling good matters here. 😛

Well, when I went to Express Avenue in Chennai, I headed straight to The Body Shop and bought the Limited Edition Vanilla Body Butter, Vanilla Body Mist, Olive Shower Gel and of course, my favourite exfoliating gloves. And yes, I finally got myself a membership card at TBS!! The body butter cost me a bomb but I’m not complaining! Vanilla is a scent I love and you’ll find a dozen of sweet vanilla scented candles at home too!!

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Next I went to Lifestyle to pick upthe L’oreal 360 Cleanser for my mom after reading Janani’s review and ended up picking Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. It is neither a cream nor a gel and is of a wonderful consistency and my parched dry skin is loving it so far!

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I’m loving all my purchases and I’m super duper happy with the way my new year has begun (despite the big drop in my bank balance :D).

My mom also gifted me a gorgeous kalamkari bag (not pictured here) which I’ll talk about in The Jhumka Diaries soon! 🙂

Hope you liked the haul. Let me know which one you would like me to review first.

How was your 1st of Jan?