Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ramblings: Cozycot Kanebo Markdown sale sightings and gripe

Okie, i am on a self imposed makeup ban... yet i made my way down to the Cozycot Kanebo markdown sale this afternoon.

The sale was held in a small room which is approximately the size of a small 3 room flat and it was crowded with ladies and gentlemen who came with their girlfriends and wives.


1.Kate- the eyeshadow and eyebrown powder palette at S$8.00

- eyeliners (didn't managed to squeeze to the front to have a closer look)

2.Cofret D'ór - several eye palettes at S$17.00 each.

- eyeliners at S$17.00 each (i think as i was trying to maintain my balance)

- lipsticks (quite a nice selection of colours)

- single eyeshadow

- blushers

3.Lunasol - limited edition eye palettes (i saw one which is blue and black, it looks like one of the Christmas limited edition a few years back) at S$35.00

- the permanent line eye palette (i saw #5 , which is a brown palette) at S$35. 00

- limited edition eyeshadow singles (the pastel colour range which comes in light green, light pink and light yellow)

4.Impress skincare range (but only the whitening one and there is another range that is in red)

5.Blanchir haircare range (if i am not mistaken)

All in all, it was quite a decent selection if you are solely into eyeshadows and if you do not own any Lunasol or Cofret Dór eye palettes plus you are really into neutrals and colours with a shiny sheen to them. The low price point is an attraction as the palettes are at 50% off.

My damage?

Nah... None at all.

Surprise? Not really.

Just a few gripes here.....
I have been to a few Shiseido sales, Prestige warehouse sales and Luxasia sales. I am no stranger to sales.

So, the first thing that i am fully mentally prepared was the crowd... let's face it, if there is no crowd, the sale ain't got any good stuffs...

Besides that, never expect the participants of the sale (yes, mostly ladies) to know something about manners and yes, "civlised" is something that is beyond their comprehension that day. Well, jungle rules rule here "Survival of the fittest", if you are weak, you are another's meat.

Having said all that, there are some sales whereby i am happy to go despite the crowd and everything.

I was rather impress with how Luxasia organised its sale site from the point of entry to items according to brand and categories as well as down to the queuing system, everything was done in order despite the mad crowd and snaking paying queue.

Shiseido sales are notorious for having snaking queues outside the Shiseido office half an hour before the Shiseido staffs open the glass doors, yet order was maintained and the good Shiseido people even provide bag deposit service to safe keep our bags (maybe also for security reasons) for us bargain hunters to shop to our heart contents. The cashiers are efficient too, good good.

Prestige warehouse sales are notorious too... partly due to the long queue to pay and the waiting time for the staffs to retrieve the items for each paying lady. Kudos for using the plastic strip to tie plastic bag that holds your bag before you enter the sale site (security reason here, no way to put anything in your bag when its tied up in a plastic bag, so no messy conflicts here).

How i feel about this markdown sale?

First of all, there isn't anything personnel maintaining the queue of ladies going into the small room (they were all inside the room by the door).

Secondly, the system of queuing is messy in the small room (whereby the paying queue was mixing with the crowd choosing stuffs). Plus the cashiers were painfully slow as the queue was not moving at all.

Thirdly, yes, manners. The behaviours of some ladies that i have seen today are horrendous.... hostile and yes... no amount of makeup or skincare will make you beautiful if you are ugly inside, especially since you are using a foundation that doesn't not make you nicely..... heh...

Things that left me confounded today, I simply do not understand why they don't adopt some method that is friendlier like using a simple plastic strip to tied up the plastic bag that holds your belonging (i mean it totally save time and effort, isn't it?).

Is it too much of a hassle to do that? Not really. But apparently, Cozycot prefers to get their staffs to peep into each and every bag very carefully and shove their hands inside the bags to feel for anything that remotely resembles their makeup items.

I mean, really! This is so uncalled for, whatever gave them the rights to shove their hands into our bags and feel for things ....... bargain hunters or sales enthusiats are not thieves and it doesn't mean you possess the rights to see us as one. Tsk.. tsk.....

The sale is still on till 29th July (10.30 am to 7.00pm) at Shaw Centre 26th floor. Go to the sale if you have always been the survivor among the fittest and if you can bear the thought of some stranger's hand shoving into your bag during your way out, or if you simply can't resist it.

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