Sunday, 29 December 2013

Boxing Day Sales Haul 2013

First of all I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! It was a very busy happy, and stressful time for us.

So lets get started on the bargains!

Sheridan towels are on sale at Myer and David Jones for 40% off but neither had the colour I wanted. The Sheridan website are also running the same promotion, as well as an extra 10% off once you log in. I ordererd 2 bath sheets, 2 hand towels, a bath mat and a flannel.

Sheridan Luxury Egyption Towel Range in Silver
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Walking past Adairs I saw the quilt cover set that I have wanted for a while (after seeing it on Instagram) marked with 40% off. I also bought the matching european pillowcases. I am absolutely in love with this set and goes perfectly with our bed.

Home Republic Flagstaff Collection
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Priceline had 40% off all skincare and tanning for 4 days only.

Bondi Sands tanning mousse
St Tropez tanning mousse
Indeed Laboratories Hydroluron
Neutrogena wipes
St Tropez tanning applicator mitts

Of course a Ramastar haul wouldn't be complete without a stop at Lush! 50% off the Christmas collection including gift packs.

I used my rewards points at Witchery and got some new sandals and a couple of tee shirts for the boys.

Witchery Teagan Sandal in Black/Silver

The Body Shop also had their Christmas collection and gift sets for 50% off but none of the Christmas scents caught my attention so I just got a couple of little things.

And lastly I saw these adorable Nike's for my boys at Foot Locker on sale for $29 a pair. Of course they have to be matching too.

Now I'm all shopped out!
I'd love to hear what bargains you got in the sales :)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Lush Christmas Range

I picked up a couple of bubble bars from the Lush Christmas range to try.

From the Lush website:

Candy Mountain - 'Candy Mountain creates mounds of fluffy, fragrant, pearly white bubbles with a drift of pink. Crumble in your bath for a sugar sweet treat you won’t feel an ounce of guilt for indulging in!'

Christmas Eve - 'Crumble under a running tap and lie back amongst the masses of calming jasmine and ylang ylang scented bubbles and blue bath water.  Perfect to help calm excited minds enough to get a good night sleep.  There’s also some Irish moss powder (a type of seaweed) in there to soften the skin and make the water silky.'

Both smell lovely and I can't wait to have a bath!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Mini Australis Review - Velourlips Matte Lip Cream

Big W recently had $3 off all Australis products so I grabbed a few new things to try.

The Lip Treatment Trio is great, an exfoliator, balm and gloss which has a teensy hint of colour.

I haven't tried the mascara yet but I have been using the Tint My Brows. I was hoping for a dupe of the benefit one but no such luck. It's a mini tube but still a full size spooly which makes it a bit messy to apply. The colour is good in the tube but it randomly applies really dark, almost black. Weird.

Ok lets talk about the much hyped Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Creams. I'm still not sure about them. I love the colour payoff and how easy they are to apply but they stay tacky and others have said that they are budgeproof but I find they smear really easily. Still going to keep using them though. Oh and the smell is delicious! Like grape Hubba Bubba.

 Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Rio-D
 Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Par-ee

Lastly I got a new do. Wasn't planning on going lighter but my hairdresser likes to do her own thing. I do like it though luckily!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Priceline 40% Off Cosmetics Sale

Like a moth to a flame, I couldn't resist picking up a few things during the latest 40% off cosmetics promotion at Priceline.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 040 Soft Beige
Maybelline Volum' Express Mascara The Colossal Cat Eyes in 233 Glam Black
Face of Australia Face Base Primer
Face of Australia BB Cream in Medium/Dark
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in 103
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in 113
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 16
Australis Velourlips in 74201 Ma-li-boo
Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in 71051 Make a Wish
Essence Glossy Lipbalm in Mango Icecream
Face of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadow in Tip Top Taupe
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in 55 Inked in Pink
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in 75 Electric Blue

It seems a little ridiculous that we have to wait for a 40% off sale before our prices are on par with those in the US, but a good sale nonetheless. Finishes today so hurry!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Haul - Shopping Alone!

I had a chance to do a little shopping on my own which is super rare! Finally used my Country Road spend and save on a few things for my upcoming holiday, a beach bag, cosmetic bag and hat. The hat is awesome as it's made of a 'crushable' paper so it's perfect for packing.

I received a Priceline loyalty voucher and there wasn't really anything I needed but I've heard good things about the Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser so I grabbed one of those to try. It looks very pink in the swatch so I'll be interested to see how it goes. With 2 boys under 3 I certainly have some dark undereye circles! I've been looking for a navy eyeliner for a while and I swatched this Models Prefer one in store and it was gorgeous with a very slight shimmer. When I got home I swatched the one I bought and it's different, it's sheerer and no shimmer. Very disappointed!

It's been ages since I have read an actual book. I get so caught up with technology ie; blogs, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook etc etc, that I haven't really been interested in reading. We are going on a short getaway soon and I thought what better time to get back into it!

I chose this as it seems like a light read, perfect for laying next to the pool. Ahhhhh...

Decided to try a new shower gel and handwash. OMG these smell soooo good!

And that's it for my haul! Have you read any good books lately? Any recommendations?

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon

I've wanted to try these for ages and Priceline recently had 25% off the entire Bourjois range but when I went to buy them there was only one left in the colour Fuschia Libre. Of the four shades available I initially wanted the orange and coral colours but bought the bright pink one to try out the formula. So far I really love it. It is like a sheer lipstick but with good colour payoff and glossier. The colour is long lasting but the glossiness is not, I have to reapply every 2 or so hours.

It's great for wearing to work as it can be reapplied quickly and while it is a hot pink it's not as bright as a lipstick. Now to hunt down the other colours...

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman

I've been so excited to try these brushes and they have finally arrived.
I ordered from, super fast and cheap shipping, US prices and coupon codes. Sorry Priceline I would rather buy from an Australian retailer but for almost 3 times the price? Sorry no way!

Use the code HDG664 for $10 off your first order of $40 or more.


I've only tried the stippling brush so far and I love it! Can't wait to try the rest.

Also got this Elf eye primer to try.

My eyeshadow always creases and I am yet to find a primer that prevents it so we'll see how this one goes.