CCO Bargains

I’m a bit obsessed with bargains at the moment. I recently made a trip to Bicester Village shopping outlet and picked up quite a few bits and bobs for some pretty bargainous prices that I thought I would share with you.

In the past I have said I am a bit of a MAC newbie, and whilst I’m still not exactly a MAC-addict, I have managed to build up a bit of a collection over the last year. My favorite bits of the MAC repertoire has to be the eye shadows, I love the range of colours so surprise surprise, at the CCO (Cosmetic Company Outlet) that was the main thing I went for. I picked up 7 shadows (all priced between £6.50 and £8), 6 in pots and 1 pro-pan of ‘Jest’ (not pictured).

Normally I mess around and um and ah over purchases, but this time I was on a bit of a deadline and had to make choices quickly so just picked up all the shades that I liked and went for it. So I left with…

– Femme Fi
– Henna
– Unbasic White
– Silverthorn
– Et tu, bouquet?
– Expensive Pink

Of the above my current favorites are Henna (a gorgeous shimmering olive green) and Expensive Pink (a shimmering rose pink-gold from a LE collection I missed, but have since seen on blogs and really wanted to track down).

I also bought the Hocus Focus Colourful Face Kit from the Christmas 2009 collection. I think this was a great bargain as it only cost around £20 and includes…. two beauty powders (pretty baby and sunsparked pearl) and one sheertone shimmer blush (peachy keen). I really love the blush and sunsparked pearl as a highlight. I like the name of pretty baby, but I’m not quite sure how I’m going to use it – any tips please do share!

So there we have my bargain packed spending spree! What do you think of the colours I picked up? What’s the best bargain you have nabbed at a CCO or beauty sale??

**The Small Print**

All bought by myself in a big whirlwind of spending followed by a rush of buyers remorse…that quickly vanished when I looked at the pretty things.



  1. May 11, 2010 / 7:16 am

    I LOVE Biscester village!
    I went in the CCO shop but I didn’t find anything 🙁
    Nice purchases though!

  2. May 11, 2010 / 8:02 am

    I will be in London in the beginning of August and would love to visit some sale outlets! What can you recommend?

  3. Ms. Wedgie
    May 11, 2010 / 9:17 am

    CCO at Bicester is flippin fabbytastic! I love it! Went there last month and picked up a load of MAC Hello Kitty stuff and eyeshadows. I bought one of the Hello Kitty make up purses for £10 and (on realising it was far too small for me) decided to sell it on eBay – got £27 for it!!! 🙂

  4. May 11, 2010 / 8:58 am

    ohhhh u got some nice stuff, I too think the e/s are the best thing about MAC and own a few myself. I really want to go to Bicester Village, you need to tell me how to get there lol x

  5. May 11, 2010 / 1:41 pm

    @delerith21 If you can make the trip out of London then do go to Bicester. It’s a nice little shopping village.You can get a train from Marylebone that takes about 45mins.

    Otherwise, I don’t know many other outlets but for London shopping have a look at the markets (Spitalfields, Portobello and Camden) or go to Westfield – the biggest shopping centre in Europe (I think!)

  6. May 11, 2010 / 5:54 pm

    Oh God I wish we had CCo’s overhere !!!! I live in Belgium and the make-up we can get here is nothing special, I always have to ship in another country when I have lemmings 🙂

  7. May 13, 2010 / 8:33 pm

    Thank you for! I would definitely go to the markets!

  8. May 18, 2010 / 8:56 am

    I checked ticket price from Marilebon to Bicester and it’s so expensive! About 20 GBP one end!

  9. May 18, 2010 / 11:17 am

    @delerith21 Really? That’s madness! I’m sure there are cheaper tickets than that available?!

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