A few months ago while wandering around my local shopping centre I noticed a big.. “MECCA MAXIMA COMING SOON” sign. First thing I did was tweet about it and then waited patiently for it to open. Finally Mecca Maxima opened in Parramatta Westfield in October (Level 4, next to one of my favourite stores T2 … seriously? just take all my money!)

The store is big, bright, shiny and reminded me of a mini Sephora. The thing I liked best in the store was the mini versions of products – I love minis because you can try something out before committing the cash to a full size that may not work out for you.

So what did I buy?

Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub (RRP $18.95AUD) – This stuff smells amazing. I sometimes find myself just sniffing it in the bathroom even when i’m not using it. If you enjoy foodie smells this smells like pancakes and maple syrup and yum. Yep yum is a scent description :). I’ve never been a real fan of body scrubs but this is just lovely the “scrub” part is fine enough that it doesn’t irritate my skin and the smell… Honestly go sniff it if you can!.

Korres Wild Rose Brightening & Line Smoothing Serum (RRP $79.95AUD) – Okay I don’t usually splurge.. I’m very much a get me the cheapest option girl but i’ve been after a skincare option at night that does a little more then plain old Rosehip Oil. I was introduced to this by the sales assistant at Mecca Maxima and i’m really loving it. My skin feels so hydrated after using it. The fact I can also use it around my eyes as a treatment is a winner, i’m the queen of forgetting eye cream (something I can’t afford to do in my 30’s). I’ve been using it at night under plain old Vitamin E cream and then sometimes in the morning if my skin is feeling/looking a little blah and dull.

Soap & Glory Hand Food Mini (RRP $5.95AUD) – CULT PRODUCT! I love this hand cream. I purchased this mini version to leave in my bedroom at my parents new house. I already own a full size of this that sits on my bedside table at home. Smells amazing, dries quickly and is really hydrating. Actually… I think I need another for my desk at work.

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray Mini (RRP $16.00AUD) – This is ridiculously priced at $44.00 for a full size and it’s been on my wishlist for awhile. I’m currently loving “Big Bouncy Hair” and I purchased this to add into my current routine to see if it gives more oomph to my flat fine hair. I’m really liking the results so far but i’m glad I only bought the small version. I only wash my hair twice a week and don’t really seem to finish off styling products too quickly (unless it’s dry shampoo… I go through tons of that stuff). I think I’ll be doing a hair routine post or video soon explaining how I get the “Big Bouncy Hair” lol.

I also received a goodie bag with a few mini products in it for spending over $60… The contents aren’t really worth mentioning and the deal is now over anyway.

Can you suggest anything I must check out at Mecca Maxima? I have my eye on some of the NARS Christmas things and the Hourglass Lip Lacquers.. they are soooo gorgeous!.

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