Ok so I went a bit overboard with the title XD To be fair it was pretty exciting! Mecca Maxima (which is kind of like Australia’s answer to Sephora) opened a store in Melbourne Central a couple of weeks ago and the whole beauty scene here has been buzzing about it!

So of course Celeste (go check out her new beauty blogbtw) and I had to go have a look see 😀

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We weren’t disappointed! The store is nice and large compared to other stores in Aus and everything was set out really well.

 

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I could probably spend a good couple of hours looking around XD

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I love that they have testing stations everywhere and actually encourage you to play with things 😀

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Of course being a nail polish junkie this totally helped my opinion of the place:

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One thing that I absolutely fell in love with at the store was the staff! Celeste and I both had our hair and make up done there and it was a really lovely experience 😀 My major gripe with a lot of cosmetics companies is that because the sales staff are paid on commission there can be a lot of pushing product, I think good product should be able to talk for itself and I don’t like being badgered if I’m not interested. The staff at Mecca were FANTASTIC, they were very friendly, super knowledgeable, gave fantastic service and not even a little bit pushy. I really enjoyed chatting to them and while I didn’t buy anything that day it’s that the kind of service that makes me a loyal customer who will go out of my way to shop there.

My feelings were completely justified when we happened to pop back in today and they all remembered us! Customer service WIN 😀

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Having my hair done:

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Post getting my hair straightened, it looks so looooong 😀

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Celeste had her hair curled:

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We bumped into the lovely Jess from Miss J Shopaholicand chatted to a lovely girl that she had met on the way over and much giggling was had.

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After our hair and make up was done!

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I told the lovely make up artist to go nuts and surprise me with a cute look, she got it 100% spot on with a pretty pinky/purple shadow. It’s not a shade I had considered much before because I’m so pale but I loved the outcome!

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After I was given a sheet detailing all the products that were used with an example face so I could recreate it at home. She very cleverly added sticky tape so it didn’t rub off all over my handbag.

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All in all I would very much recommend checking Mecca Maxima out if you’re in Melbourne and you are a make up lover! I will be going back as soon as my budget allows!

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