At the age of twelve I remember going into a Spanish pharmacy (the kind that would stock Clinique and Vichy) and while my mum looked at perfumes I decided to look at the endless rows of makeup and that was when I first set my eyes on Pupa. I can still remember the stand with all the red and cream packaging. The compacts amazed me, shaped into hearts, flowers and teddy bears and priced at over £100! However my eyes landed on a small compact (Pupa Ice Kit in Fashion) and I remember calling over my mum to work out how much it would be on her little currency calculator! I stood there for ages contemplating whether to spend £30 (which was most of my holiday money) on this shiny glossy compact with so many different shades.
I did finally decide to buy it and can still remember how my sister explained which product did what. Then for the rest of the holiday I applied the four lip glosses religiously, sometimes all at once!
Even now at the age of 21..as I googled for an image of the Ice Kit I am still drawn to it with it's lovely ice-cream layout. But at £23.00 for abit of nostalgia I think I will pass and wait till my nieces grow up.
My next purchase was Bvlgari's Petits et Mamans Eau de toilette spray and to be honest I haven't got a clue what my 14 year old self was thinking. I would love to go back and ask her! The perfume is described as ;-
'A joyful fragrance for sharing by children & their mothers. Delivers warmth, freshness, love & intimacy.Characterized by an original chamomile & talc note, combines sunny feel of Sicilian bergamot & orange.'
It basically smelt of freshly bathed babies...with a hint of baby wipes. I do remember not really using it though and thinking it was a bit to 'soft' smelling.
So the only thing I can think was I had sprayed too many strong smelling perfumes all over myself and then finally picked up the Bvgari perfume which came as as nice surprise from the other potent fragrances. Well that is the only reason I can think of as to why I would buy such an odd smelling perfume that is actually aimed at mothers and there babies!
My next perfume purchase was alot better I may add - Anna Sui - Sui Dreams with it's lovely blue handbag shaped bottle. Which I think I would probably buy again as an adult.
I hope you have liked my little snippet of makeup history and hopefully it has jogged your own memory as to what you saved up your pocket money for.
I really would love to hear any stories of what your first ever makeup purchase was and how much you loved it!