[Shopping Diary] : Last Purchase of The Year - 2016

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I'm sorry for the long hold up, there's been a lot of things going on in my un-excited life and most of the time I just couldn't bring myself to open the computer to blog. This has been going on for a few months now, I think ever since my dad passed away in June followed by the passing of my beloved uncle two months later. I was never really in the mood to blog ever since those two terrible moments happened in my life, I think I was in a starting stage of depression and I couldn't help but to always think negative things on my head. Then I started to freak out over anything and my mood was mostly gloomy, so I always hesitate to come near my laptop to work on my blogs. Hence, the long absence here...

Just when I started to move on from my mini depression stage, I heard another sad news about one of our beloved blogger Rini from Rinicesilia.com who also recently passed away in such a young age. She was one of the blogger that I know personally since my early days of blogging. She was one of the most sincere, most humble, and nicest blogger I know, despite of her huge success. She was gone too soon...

There were just too many death news in my life recently which maybe I couldn't bear. But Alhamdulillah now I'm trying to get back to my feet and try to live my life again as normal as it possibly could. So here's hoping to more blogging and way nicer years ahead, Amien...

Okay, now that I have expressed my emotions at the start of this post, let's begin the actual post now, shall we?

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Happy New Year to you all and happy holidays too !
We are entering the new year, and as per usual I have a regular post about my last and first purchase of the year every time the year ends. So this post is about the things that I purchased on the very last day of 2016 (^_^)


On December 31st I made it to Pondok Indah Mall to check out the sales that were flooding my IG timeline since days before. What I mostly want to check out are the Zara sale (because I saw this particular pair of shoes on my IG timeline that were on sale for IDR 300,000) and then the Bath & Body Works sale (because they have giant sale of 50-60% Off including their big candles! Say what??).  

So I went with my parents in laws because we were having lunch with them earlier at another mall. I told my MIL about the sale in PIM and she said that she would like to check it out too. So we moved from Citos to PIM despite the traffic madness and we checked out some of the stores there. Zara was unfortunately too crowded and the shoes that I want  was also nowhere to be found (probably already sold out because it was the last day of the sale). The other items on sale weren't actually really cheap (maybe they jacked up the price first before giving the sale sign?) so basically there were nothing really interesting for me from the clothes section. 

So I didn't get anything from Zara and moved out to Bath & Body Works. Now this is where the real discount really happening ! I have always wanted the big jar of BBW candle but they normally retails for IDR 439,000 so I never bought it because they were too freaking expensive for a candle! The medium ones also normally retails for IDR 259,000 so they were not really cheap either. What I usually do is just buy the mini ones to try on the scents, OR to shop at their outlet store in Gandaria City where they were always on sale price anytime of the year. In the outlet I once purchased the medium candle on a "Buy 1 Get 1" promo with an added extra discount at the cashier.

But wait til you hear about this new year sale in BBW counters that are going on until Dec 31 ! They were having up to 50-60% Off sale on a lot of their products, including their candles, handsoaps, hand sanitizers, and their travel size items. They also have sales going on for their bodycare products such as body lotions, body sprays, shower gels, etc. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the prices on the rack. The huge giant 3-wicks candle is now only IDR 175,000 from the normal price of IDR 439,000 ! The mini ones are only IDR 38,000 (Retail price is IDR 95,000), and the handsoaps are now IDR 64,000 ! Crazy, right? The cheapest price I ever paid for the handsoaps is IDR 75,000, so this new year sale is way cheaper than any other BBW sale I've ever encountered so far.


Anyway, here are what I purchased from the BBW sale :

Lush Bamboo Waterfall Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Tiki Beach 3-Wicks Candle
"White Barn" Sparkling Limeade 3-Wicks Candle
Flannel Mini Candle


I will do a separate post if you wanna know about my candle collection and more details about each scents of the candles. But anyway, after BBW we also checked out Metro & Sogo (which I came out with empty hands because I only accompany my MIL who went looking for a blouse for her Bali trip). Then we also checked out H&M, and also Dr. Scholl (which were having up to 70% Off Sale!). I told my MIL that she should check out Dr. Scholl sandals sale because I do own a pair of their sandals and it feels like stepping on clouds everytime I use it :) 

Unfortunately they didn't have the color of the shoes she wanted at Dr. Scholl counter but I did get an accessory from H&M which wasn't on sale but I just couldn't resist it :


Yes, just a pretty black/gold bow chain to accessorize my bags :)
I just love dressing up my bags, and here it is already perched nicely on my Coach reversible bag (pic above). 

I would also write about "the different ways on how I dressed up my bags" in another post (hopefully soon). I hope you're interested :)

Meanwhile, I still have another post lining up which is about my first purchase of 2017, so make sure you watch this space and / or subscribe if you haven't already. If you're already subscribed to this blog, then : THANKYOU ! You're just the best!



 Click Here to read my previous 2016 first purchase !


 Hugs & Kissies,

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