Greetings from (almost) a shimmering desert lansdscape, fellow rogues!
First up, because this post needs a photo somewhere, here’s a sneak peek of some goodies/reviews to come:
Now onto the point of this post: 😀
So, in a couple of weeks, this rogue will be sneaking off to Dubai for an alchemical conference! A quirk of Giant Eagle flight prices means that I will have almost three whole free days, one of which I intend to use for beauty-related questing! (Yes, the other two will be for visiting museums and galleries, and gadding about in the desert. Obviously).
Here’s the thing, and the part where I need your help! Thanks to insider info from the lovely adventuress Stacey over at Expat Makeup Addict, I have discovered that in Dubai, I will have access (for the first time in most cases) to the following brands in a physical store:
Marc Jacobs (I have my eye on some of the eyeliners…)
Lord and Berry
Laura Mercier (woulnd’t mind getting a dagger into her eyeshadow palettes and complexion stuff)
Tom Ford (I have to see this stuff in person, at least once ;-))
Bath and Body Works
Giorgio Armani (I hear so many good things about so much of this line…)
Illamasqua (*sigh*, do I even have to explain? :-P)
These are in no particular order, but I have highlighted the brands that I am most intrigued by. What I need you to do, fellow adventurers, is give me some tips on what you think I should look out for in these brands! Sadly, some recent (unavoidable) expenses (I blame the paladin) have meant that my gold purse won’t stretch to cover too much indulgence, but I should be able to pick up a couple of nice things. In order to be effective, I want to go in forearmed! 😀
I’m also going to be going on an extra mini quest to find some local makeup brands to show you if I can!
What are your suggestions? Do you have any requests/ideas for posts that you’d like to see related to my trip/quest? Let me know! (the more detail, the better). If you have other, more general suggestions, please consider taking my little blog survey here 🙂
Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!