Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010 Holiday Reflections

In my 2009 Holiday Reflections post, I spoke about the unexpected snowstorm that descended upon us just before Christmas. Guess what? they're predicting anywhere from 11 - 16 inches for December 26th. Well at least this time I know it's coming.

Although I was rather late, I had fun doing last minute shopping. I was standing in line at the UGG Australia store (corner of Madison Avenue and 58th Street), waiting to get in to buy boots for my niece. It wasn't nearly as bad as I'd expected. The line moved rather quickly (maybe I waited 5 - 7 minutes). However once I got inside, the store was packed. Thank goodness I was able to get a sales associate very quickly (she was finishing up with another customer). I gave her the style and color of the boots I wanted and told her I would be waiting on line. That's right another line. Longer than the one outside (it circled half of the store). Thank goodness they keep the line moving. Again, I think I waited less than 10 minutes before I reached the cashier. All in all my experience at UGG Australia was quite good. Next stop...Macy's!

It took me awhile to get to Macy's (traffic and all), but it was worth it. The store was jam packed with people doing their last bit of shopping. I made my way over to the Estee Lauder counter. I'd been admiring EL's "Glamour Is Golden" collection for a couple of weeks and decided to purchase it. the "Glamour Is Golden" collection contains 18 Pure Color eyeshadows (large compact); 3 EL Signature Silky Powder Blushes and Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer (small compact); 4 Pure Color Long Lasting Lipsticks; 3 Artist's Eye Pencils; Pure Color Gloss (double-ended); Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (for all skin types); a makeup brush set (face powder, blush, eyeshadow and lip brushes); mirror (4x6); cosmetic case and cosmetic bag. The total value of this collection is US$340.

As it's a PWP (purchase with purchase), the price of the collection is US$55.00 with the purchase of any Estee Lauder fragrance. I hadn't quite decided which scent I would purchase. I'd narrowed it down to "Azuree" and "Aliage". The sales associate sprayed Azuree on one of my wrists and Aliage on the other. After walking around Macy's for a bit, I took a whiff of each wrist and decided on Aliage. I chose Aliage because it's lighter with just the right touch of citrus to balance it out.

Before leaving Macy's I stopped by the MAC counter. I purchased the Smolder Eye Kohl pencil (for my personal use) and the Smokey Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter Kit (again for me), which comes in a lovely tartan tin. The product's write up says "Everything you need for that dark-side finish. The Pigments: Jigs & Jive, Naked, Blue Brown and Dark Soul light up with the flash of Reflects Blackened Red Glitter. Even though the containers are smaller, they were filled to the top. These pigments will last me a long time. 

                  Happy Holidays to you and yours! 

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