Sep 6th 2010 10:56PM On a cruise ship where normal hard working people go on vacation, the moderately priced fun trinkets and stuff would be the better option. You would be absolutely right. However I've been on the QE2 and Queen Victoria with my parents and Cunard doesn't cater to the Carnival or Royal Caribbean crowds. They cater to the upper echelon and a good portion of their passengers would think the label stuff is a bit gauche or distateful. So, with that in mind it does make more sense to put in high end stores with merchanise their passengers might want.
I remember when I was 13 and sailing on the QE2 with my family, some other passenger thought I was some sort of cretin because I was walking around in jeans, a nirvana tee shirt, flannel shirt and Doc Marten's combat boots (which were $150 shoes at the time). All of this was in style at the time amongst my age group and on another line I would have never gotten a second glance or thought from someone but Cunard just deals with a different class than the majority of us. That said, it is by far the most wonderful trip and worth every hard earned penny!
Dec 26th 2008 10:49PM What's your skin type, Tinu? I'm a bit of a make up junkie and I might be of some service. True, you won't find any good foundations that will compliment a lovely almond, caramel or mahogany skin color at Wal-mart but MAC, isn't too far out of price range. If you are drier skin, MAC is great to use and will last a long time as well. Look at it this way, it may cost $25 for foundation but if you only have to use a little bit that $25 bottle of foundation can last you up to 4-6 months. Which isn't bad. For oilier skins of color, MAC isn't a good option. The oil free formula has too much silicone and will eventually cause shine or break down (dry skin- obviously doesn't have an issue like that). Nars powder foundation $45 will last 4-6 months, Cargo oil free foundation (my best friend swears by this, it flatters her mocha complection perfectly) will last 6 months about $35 or my new favorite Make Up Forever Powder foundation $35 will last 5 months (or at least mine did, wearing it 6 days a week until I completely killed the package). If you're going to splurge on something, splurge on your skin care, foundation, blush, mascara and concealer. Eye shadows, lips sticks, lip glosses and pencils- all have relatively workable formulas you can get from the drugstore. Seriously though, try the foundation- you're going to love it! I hope I helped.
Dec 26th 2008 10:37PM I agree with you 100%. The Lancome mascara is nothing but hype. Want thicker, fuller looking lashes? Go to Sephora and buy Cargo Blu-Ray mascara, Urban Decay Big Fatty or Big Tease by Bare Escentuals for those with sensitive eyes.