I know I said I will swatch the Burlesque polishes soon, but I have a wedding to go to tomorrow and I already painted my nails to match my dress so the swatches will have to wait til Monday =/ Apologies!
On to my post...
Do you love M.A.C but hate the price they charge? I have a solution for you =)
I want to share with you the knowledge that every make-up junkie or aspiring make-up junkie should know about: "CCO"
What is CCO you might ask...
A store that sells M.A.C and other top of the line cosmetics at 30% off.
-It stands for Cosmetic Company Outlet. If you live by an outlet mall, search their directory for this store cause if you love M.A.C you needa go there!
-They carry brands that are owned by the Estee Lauder company such as M.A.C, Clinique, Prespective, Bobbi Brown, Origins, etc. I've even seen Bumble & Bumble shampoo there before
-This store does not sell the immediate new collections but may have them a month or two after the release.
-They don't carry everything that M.A.C makes. They basically sell whatever M.A.C gives them and that's probably products that are overstocked. They even have discontinued collections from a few years back so I'm not sure if they get old stuff that didn't sell at the M.A.C counters.
-Pricing for M.A.C (approximate):
Blush: 12.00-16.00 depending on collection/type
Basically 30% off of retail price
-Box and receipt required for all exchanges/returns. They don't do cash refunds either.
-It's really a hit or miss depending if they get a good shipment so I suggest you go to www.specktra.net and check out the "Recent CCO sightings" thread in the forum section for the most up to date selection information.
My CCO haul from today:
I stopped by the Vacaville CCO and they had some stuff from the Liberty of London collection. I was so surprised and felt compelled to pick up something. I only left with a lipgloss. I also spotted Eversun from the Style Warrior collection so I got that too.
Beauty powder blush in "Eversun" from Style Warrior Collection $12.75
Lipgloss in "Perennial High Style" from Give me Liberty of London Collection $10.25
I hope you find a CCO nearby and wish you happy shopping!
My warning to you: Your first visit to CCO may trigger an urge to buy everything in the store. Stay calm and breathe =D