Walking around, the two most (obviously) important stops to us (mostly) female bloggers were the makeup department and the Philip Lim collection. The makeup aisle is beautiful. The lighting is perfection and it makes the need to buy more things even stronger (well played Target, well played). Two new brands to look forward to would be Pixi and Sonia Kashuk (!!!!). Although the Philip Lim collection was not much, it still managed to get an array of ooh's and aaahh's from most of us, it was specifically the purses that did so. A strategy was quickly set in place to discuss how we would get our hands on the purses, since there was such a sparse amount.
On Tuesday, we started off with an early blogger breakfast before heading out to wait for the official opening of the store. The line up reached the end of the street and at that moment it occured to me that the majority of the males in the line up probably weren't there to buy GTA5, but were here on a mission to purchase a Philip Lim for Target bag for a loved one or maybe even to resell on eBay for an obnoxious price. Myself and the other bloggers, most of all Chloe, were ready to enter the war and to ensure we all left with one of those bags. It was unfortunate that there were quite a few
(Before and after the carnage, or rather, after the cornucopia's horn blew)
(we have crazy looks in our eyes because we were in recovery mode)
I decided to purchase a few more things, after taking a walk around the store with Victoria, including an adorable pair of TopShop-esque booties, Sonia Kashuk makeup brushes and beauty blender (which you could probably get for 1$ off of eBay, but I don't feel like waiting 2 months for it to arrive), a pair of Philip Lim pj's, a hat, a Nyx moisturizing lipstick (SO MOISTURIZING IT APPLIES LIKE BUTTER), and the latest copy of Nylon. And of course my 3 purses, one of which was intended for my mother, who wasn't actually a fan of the bag! I suppose you could call it a haul, but I couldn't even begin to feel guilty about the amount of money I had spent in that store. It was worth it...
Some of my purchases
I also walked around the housewares section which kind of blew my mind, I definitely would have purchases way more if weren't taking the bus home, including a lovely mint ottoman that will soon be gracing my bedroom. Edit: I went back to Target today and purchased the ottoman. You can see it on my Instagram.
The prices at Target are similar to those of Wal-Mart, you are definitely getting a deal (SERIOUSLY, HOUSEWARES AND FURNITURE). Comparing it to Wal-Mart, the prices vary. Some things are cheaper and some are more expensive, it definitely depends on the product you're purchasing, but there are definitely more brands available at Target.
This being my first actual blogger event, I was so shocked to see how many bloggers showed up! When the citizen's of our nation's capital discuss Ottawa, we generally don't describe it as one of the most happening places. Yet here I was, the youngest in a room surrounded by about 20 people who are passionate about blogging. That was a pretty cool vibe. I was kind of awkward because I was just so in awe of everything but I had such a lovely time at this two day event and it definitely fuelled my passion for blogging even more. Its exciting to see how many opportunities that this can open. I'd like to send a huge thank you to Greta and her team of Billings Bridge and Samantha from Starfish Events for making this happen. Oh, and Target! Shout outs to all the amazing bloggers I met at the event!
I'll be posting more updates next week, but you definitely want to keep an eye on this space in the next few weeks, especially if you weren't fortunate enough to get your own Philip Lim for Target bag *hint-hint-nudge-nudge*
P.S - For those of you wondering, this is what Limsanity resembles...