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. πŸ˜›

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! πŸ™‚

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

How was your 1st of Jan?Β 

  • tbs <3 lovely haul πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • What a lovely haul!!! I am kind of in love with TBS products too!! Btw, where do you normally buy your vanilla scented candles from without having to break a bank?

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ TBS products are awesome but the price kills πŸ™

      Sadly, there aren’t many places which sell vanilla scented candles available here. I have a few which I had requested my mom’s friend to bring from abroad and a few I picked from a sale at Home Centre Lifestyle.

  • Lovely haul!!! πŸ™‚

  • i m looking out for ur review on the clinique wala cream… u n i share similar skin types n i hv irritating dry patches here n there now… how big a hole it put in your wallet… do enlighten me on tat πŸ˜›

    i m loving tbs pdts these days quite well…. check out the TBS online portal some good deals going on body butters… πŸ™‚

    • the Clinique wala cram cost 2,800 odd.. πŸ˜›

      I’m too scared to order online Rut I seriously want more body butters!! especially the choco one! πŸ˜€

  • lovely haul πŸ™‚
    You got nice stuff.

  • Lovely Haul πŸ™‚ .. I loved those TBS products – Super Cool Ones πŸ˜‰

  • Awesome Haul πŸ™‚ I need those bath gloves. The last time I went to TBS they were out of stock. Hope they’re available the next time I go πŸ™‚
    TBS products are really great πŸ™‚

  • I went for shopping too on 1st shopping too.. I have used 360 apricot scrub its good.. I love that scrublet

  • Haven’t tried the exfoliating gloves yet, will grab it next time, nice haul Deeps πŸ™‚