Today is a beautiful Saturday and instead of sleeping in like any sane woman, I woke up at 5.30 and got ready to go to war. Thanks to Beetrice (Again!), I'd gotten an invitation pass for today's Estee Lauder Staff Sale!
I reached Renaissance Hotel KL at 7.30 am but the line was already stretching over to the next room. However to me, it is still not as mad as the previous Loreal Luxury Warehouse Sales, whereby the people had to line up till the streets and endured the hot sun. Kudos to the EL staff for keeping the crowd under control.
I got in after half an hour and began my almost 2 hours of exercising. Bobbi Brown was sold out by 8.00 am! MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique makeup was in abundance, Origins seems to be selling a lot of stuff in cofret sets, DKNY perfumes (Be Delicious!) was way cheaper than retail. There were so many people pushing in and out that I did not get to walk around the whole place to scout out some stuff.
I only got a modest little haul of MAC and Bobbi Brown stuff. I was not really into Estee Lauder and Clinique makeup, and their skincare range was swept up earlier on. Neither was I looking for perfumes, and the Origins skincare line I wanted was not on sale. My pride and joys is the Bobbi Brown Violet Face Palette (pictured below) and the MAC pigments (pictured above). I literally had to fight for the palette (lucky I smiled at the SA and I think she pitied me) because ladies were going wild and crazy because there were so little BB items on sale.
Warehouse sales are the best place to practice your social skills. Couldn't find the stuff you want? Hang out at the empty tables and chat up your neighbours. This is the place where the ladies will sort through their items and put out those they do not want. If you're patient enough, you will be able to spot some gems in between the thorns. And that was how I got those 4 pigments :)
Would I do it again? Yes of course. I love Bobbi Brown and this is the only time I will buy MAC. Not to mention I saved lots, and all it took was a little effort.