Mecca Cosmetica Hourglass Haul ♥


I have never heard of the brand Hourglass until recently, it seems like everyone around me is raving about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush! I wanted to know what all the fuss is about, especially these are hard to get in New Zealand and/or always sold out too quick! 

I gave up on trying to order from Sephora because my orders always gets cancelled and it's just too much hassling, so I looked up "Hourglass NZ" on Google and came across Mecca Cosmetica.

Mecca Cosmetica sells high-end cosmetics brands like NARS, Stila, Hourglass and a lot of other brands. I think this is an Australian company, they have over 40 stores located across both Australia and New Zealand. People can either shop online on their websites (AU / NZ) or in-stores. Hourglass is already expensive in America, so it's no surprise stores are selling them twice the price in New Zealand. 

My first online shopping experience from Mecca Cosmetica was amazing ~ Their customer service is brilliant! At first I ordered a Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in shade Dim Light (NZD$82.00) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in shade Dim Infusion (NZD$68.00), I then received an email one hour later from Mecca Cosmetica Ponsonby saying there was an error on the website and that both of the items I have ordered are out of stock (*me sad face*), I can either wait a week or two to see if both of these shades will be restock or I can have a full refund straight away. I have emailed back requesting to swap the powder and blush shades instead of waiting or get the refund, I have changed the powder to Diffused Light and blush to Luminous Flush. The next day I was advised both shade have been swapped and the products are on the way to me! Amazing!!

So they sent out my parcel on Thursday 17/04/14, Friday - Monday was Easter weekend (public holidays, no work yay) and I received my parcel on Tuesday 22/04/14. Super fast delivery and excellent customer service!


Very impressed with my package! All my products came packed in a nice Mecca Cosmetica box, kind of reminds me of those monthly beauty boxes; I wasn't expecting this at all, I thought the products would be thrown in a courier bag like how other beauty stores package their online orders. It's nothing bad about the courier bag thing thou, it's just not as nice as receiving a box. ^^

The products are wrapped in some metallic grey papers, inside includes three samples which was chosen from myself at check-out.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush (left)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Light (right)

Very pigmented, it's no wonder everyone is talking about Hourglass! Now I have my eyes set on the Hourglass lipsticks and liquid lipsticks.

Mecca Cosmetica overal rating:
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Have you tried Hourglass and which of their products is your favourite? Do share ~

Sunset At Limon ✿ Restaurant Review


Grab One has become my new best friend. ♥ I am constantly on there looking for good deals and new restaurants to discover ~ Saturday was such an amazing day, beautiful weather, I had to go out and enjoy the sun! Below are some of the pictures I took while having dinner & watched the sunset at Limon Restaurant.


Limon Restaurant is a Spanish / Mediterranean restaurant located in Auckland, at Princes Wharf (just under Hilton Hotels). As you can see from the pictures above, the views are so beautiful! The first time I dine at Limon was after dark and I couldn't enjoy any views, so I decided to visit in a day time and BAM! Dining at Limon in day time, in the afternoon, totally changed my whole view on the restaurant and since the weather was ahhmazing~ I get to watch the sunset. ^^


✿ Mixed Olives & Feta - meh.
✿ Garlic Prawn - yummy :)
✿ Fried Squid - the most delicious out of all three Tapas

✿ Moroccan Lamb Shanks - Single Shank

Moroccan Lamb Shanks - Double Shanks

Slow Roasted Pork Belly

The food was okay, it's not the best, but it's also not the worst.

Look how beautiful the sunset was!

Auckland city night view.

Overall Ratings:
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Just okay!
Restaurant Themeimageimageimage
I like the outdoor sitting, but why are their tables SO small?!
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Quite expensive for what they offer, great price if you have a voucher.
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Very friendly people.
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More quiet than other parts of Auckland's waterfront, nice views.