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Feb 12 2015

The Local: Eye Candy Bahamas

 

It’s a Thursday Bonus Post! And for any locals lurking about, I’ve got some exciting news. A new makeup store: Eye Candy Bahamas is here! Woohoo! Well, it’s not completely new. As I recently learned, Eye Candy Makeup Co. has been around since 2007. From what I’ve gathered, the Bahamian-owned company began combining photography and makeup artistry with the launch of their flagship store on Rosetta Street in Nassau. That store was renovated and re-opened in 2012 and Eye Candy has recently extended that success with the opening of a new location in the Harbour Bay Shopping Centre, East Bay Street.

 

Eye Candy Bahamas Makeup

 

What makes this news really exciting for me, personally, is that I wasn’t aware the original Eye Candy existed let alone the fact that it carries brands that I’d previously thought were unavailable in The Bahamas. Who’s guilty of shopping in the same old stores? *Raises Hands*.  So imagine my glee when I discovered shelves lined with NYX, BH Cosmetics, Cala Beauty and more. It was all I could do to contain my squeals. (P.S. Please forgive the grainy photos but I wasn’t exactly prepared that day when I happened upon the store).

 

Eye Candy Bahamas Makeup NYX
 
Eye Candy Bahamas Makeup BH Cosmetics Cala Beauty

 

The location in Harbour Bay is small, yes, but despite the size, I was impressed with their selection and availability. Their prices aren’t too bad either. Yes, they’re higher than U.S. retail but let us not forget that these items are being imported and subject to certain duties and shipment costs. A NYX Blush, for example, which retails in the U.S. for $5.00 USD will set you back $8.00 BSD.

I couldn’t be happier to add Eye Candy Bahamas to my retail repertoire as an great place to score quality, yet affordable, cosmetic brands.

 

 

Housekeeping: I don’t know if anyone’s noticed but I’ve tweaked my posting and series schedule a bit. The regular posting days remain the same: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. However, I’ve added one Monday post a month and designated Thursdays for bonus posts when I want to squeeze in something extra. Within this schedule, there are several regular series and special features. Regular Series include: Manly Mondays with Mr. Bear which fall on the first Monday of every month (hence the addition of Monday), Foundation Fridays (once or twice a month), Brand Spotlights which post on Wednesdays but do not follow a specific weekly/monthly schedule, and my Monthly Favorites and Empties which I consider “series” as they post monthly. Special Features are those series which have themes inspired by the place that I live: The Bahamas. These include: Summer Essential SPF and Hot Weather Beauty which run in the Summer months (May-August), The Local featuring general interest, lifestyle and beauty posts such as this one about The Bahamas which post whenever the moment presents itself, and Travel Exclusive Tuesdays featuring travel/duty-fee makeup and skincare collections.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Silke Laura

    I am beyond jealous of the NYX counter ! I’ve been wanting to try NYX out (especially their Soft matte lip creams) and I just cannot find a counter anywhere. Looks like a lovely little store!

    1. Kimmy

      It feels so weird to have something here that not everyone has access to. Usually, it’s the other way around. But I’m definitely extremely excited about it. Woohoo! xo

  2. Kiss & Make-up

    I’m sooooo happy we have NYX here too! In Belgium I had to order online but here I can just go to my local Coop 🙂

    1. Kimmy

      Isn’t it fantastic! Love it! xo

  3. Jenn

    Ooooh new stores are always so exciting! Makeup shops esp!

    1. Kimmy

      So true! #makeupjunkies Hehe

  4. Jaa

    Wow, so clean and organized! I know how it feels to find a place that sells brands that are not easily accessible in your area! Enjoy! 😀

    1. Kimmy

      Yes, I was really happy about it and will enjoy! Thank you Jaa! 🙂

  5. Gyudy

    It looks like an amazing store! And I’m so jealous of the NYX counter, I’ve only had a chance to play with a couple of things I got in Berlin a couple of years ago and I loved them! 😉 xx
    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    1. Kimmy

      NYX is really an incredible brand and I’m so grateful to be able to shop them more often now! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you guys get a store one day soon! 🙂 xo

  6. plus+beauty27

    That is so great about this store opening! I never heard of a store selling Bh Cosmetics. That’s awesome! I always have to order online. Happy shopping!! 🙂

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you! I’m beyond excited! xo

  7. Serene Kurd

    HEEEEEY I need this store around my area <3 !!! We don't even have an NYX store around here, I don't think! I have to order my products online 🙁

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

    1. Kimmy

      Most of what I feature on this blog is purchased abroad because of our limited brand availability so it was nice to see some additional brands come to our shores. The stores doesn’t have the newest collections (and, generally, we don’t get new collections until much later than the rest of the world if we even do). But, it’s exciting news nevertheless. 🙂

  8. kpsays

    Super excited for you! A new makeup store is always something to get happy about!!!!

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, sweetie. I’m excited too! Going to visit again this weekend, probably. 🙂

  9. nerdylibrariangirl

    That store looks awesome!!! I wish I had one here 🙂

    1. Kimmy

      I know! I was so excited. I wish you had one there two. It’s always thrilling when those of us who live in places where not all brands are sold, finally get access. 🙂

  10. Anastasia Grande

    Totally in love with your blog and this post is awesome! 😀 ♥ I’ll definitely keep coming back and read your future posts, + I followed! 😉 Keep up the great work, I’m a fan!!! ♥♥♥

    xoxo Ana

    http://www.the-secret-life-of-ana-g.blogspot.co.at

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