13 July 2012

I love presents from the postman!

I thought it'd only be fitting if I had a post showing the some of the things I purchased during my massive spending binge over the past month (See here for the breakdown), which resulted in a spending ban that will hopefully go for about 2 months (I don't have a strong willpower when it comes to NOT shopping).

I love going to my bf's place for a few days and coming home to a whole heap of presents from the postman! It feels like Christmas... except I only spent money on myself... and I didn't have to go to a shopping center filled with last minute shoppers.

Starting from the earliest package I've received...  The first out of two ASOS orders of June. I bought a River Island singlet (GBP 5.50), Illamasqua Lipstick in Obey (GBP 15.50), Illamasqua Blush in Hussy (GBP 16.50). I had a discount code for this order, saving me GBP 6.40 of the total order. The lipstick doesn't sit too well on my lips. It doesn't look good and it accentuates any dry spots, which sucks because it's winter and my lips aren't very moisturised. The blush is great, although the first time I wore it, I applied too much as I was in a rush and the lighting wasn't very good and I looked like I was slapped. It's quite pigmented and you have to use a light hand with it.

The second ASOS order came a few days later. I purchased ASOS HAVANA Bow Espadrille Wedge - Strawberry print in size AU7 (GBP 12.00), and ASOS Towelling Beach Playsuit - Pink in size AU8 (GBP 9.00). Yes, I'm preparing my wardrobe for summer!

If you saw my post on beautyheaven, I was contemplating returning the Wedge because it didn't really feel comfortable as the brown strap that go around the back of the foot sits a bit too low for my liking. I eventually decided to keep it, as it will cost too much to send it back even though I could have delivered it to the post office (Chullora) where the return address for ASOS is at - They still charge you for the full postage even though all they have to do is go around the back and put the parcel in the PO Box... RIDICULOUS!

There were a couple of smaller things that came that I didn't bother taking photos of - e.g. Bath/shower pouf things that I got from eBay...

Today when I got home after being at the bf for 2 days, I received quite a few parcels (YAY!) I received my order from iherb, eBay orders, and a prize I won from shop til you drop during their june giveaway competition.

My iHerb order consisted of Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Your Base/Flawless, Core Collection brush set (USD $17.99), Everyday Minerals Angled Blush Brush (USD $12.99), Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural (USD $11.47), and Blum Naturals Daily Cleansing and Makeup Remover Towelettes for Combination & Oily skin 10 towelettes (USD $2.80). I thought that the towelettes would come in handy when I am travelling.


There were three eBay orders that came today. The first one had three nail polishes - Nubar polish Black Polka Dot, Orly polish Gumdrop, OPI Minnie Mouse Nothin' Mousie 'bout it. I'm so excited to try these polishes out! I saw swatches of them on google images and they were all so pretty.

The second order consisted of my Revlon Kissable Balm Stains. Special shout out to ariom63, the seller of the balm stains. She has to be my favourite seller on eBay. A few days after I won the balm stains (listing was for Precious, Darling and Sweetheart), I received an eBay message from her apologising for an error that her friend had made (she was attending a funeral in her family). The error was that Precious was meant to be Smitten, as she didn't have any Precious Balm Stains. She said that to compensate, she would like to give me Smitten, as well as another balm stain. I was understanding but asked if I could get Cherish or something pinkish, and she replied "Thank you so much for understanding. I will make sure to send Cherish, almost sure I have an extra one. If not I will go out and purchase one for you! I will ship them out (LOT OF 4) tomorrow morning." Talk about awesome customer service! The next day, she sent me another message saying "I mailed off your 4 Lip Stains: I guess with everything going on right now, I got all confused there is such a color as PRECIOUS #50. lolol..however due to my error, I am still sending you the FREE one as promised. You are too kind for understanding, some people are not." I can't believe how some people are not pleased with getting more than they paid for. I'm also so happy that I received all the colours I wanted plus more! I'm so happy with her customer service that I wish I could buy more stuff for her... I probably will when this spending ban is over!

The third order was for 10 nail tapes (AUD $1.63). I was so inspired after seeing a picture on pinterest, that I HAD to get some. (Click here to follow me on pinterest).

I also received tweezerman tweezers from the 30 day giveaway that Shop Til You Drop was hosting. I love tweezerman! I own a pair of tweezers from them, and it's been great so far. It pulls up the stubbiest and finest of hair in the first go!


The last parcel that I received today was my Ozsale order for the Fashion Forward Footware event. I ordered a pair of silver flats (Melissa Campana Zig Zag) ($25.00), and a pair of Vivienne Westwood Melissa Lady Dragon Heart heels for ($35.00). Postage was $10.50, and I had a $15 voucher, bringing the total to $55.50. I've wanted a pair of Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Heart heels ever since my sister bought a pair. Hers were a baby blue with a red heart on each shoe, they were so cute but so expensive (yes, even on eBay... from memory, they go for about $100). Both shoes smell like bubblegum for some strange reason... I think it's the Vivienne Westwood signature smell, as I'm pretty sure my sister's Vivienne Westwood shoes had a similar scent too...

Anyway, that's the end of my haul. I'm still waiting for a couple more things. The one I'm impatiently waiting for is my benefit order. Mmm... benefit... 


21 comments:

  1. those wedges from Asos are so cute! Shame they aren't too comfortable

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    1. I'm sure I'll get used to them. I'll probably wear them when I know I'll be driven around most of the day.

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  2. How awesome is iHerb? I have an uncoditional love for Physicians Formula and when I found out they sold it I was sooo happy. :D

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    1. Physicians Formula is actually new to me. When I saw that blush, I had to get it because it's so cute! Can't wait to use it tomorrow :D

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    2. I have their eyeshadows and the pigmentation is amazing. There's some fall out, but I don't mind because the quality of the shadows is great. I also now own one of their blushes which I can't use till I hit pan on one of my current ones.

      Their organic mascaras are something I'd absolutely recommend. The Jumbo Lash mascara is amazing and it isn't as harmful to your lashes as normal mascaras which equals less eyelashes falling out and a longer life span for them. :)

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    3. Thanks for the recommendations! Since I'm on a spending ban, I will just have to con the bf or mum to buy me some Physicians Formula mascaras and eyeshadows for me :P

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  3. Can I please ask what seller you got the nail tape from? I've never heard of it before and I'd love to try and use it! :)

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    1. The eBay listing for the nail tape is still going - There's heaps more left.

      http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230726799203?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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  4. Oooh thanks for the link for the nail tape - I'm defs getting some!!
    Hope you do a review on the RT brushes too btw!

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    1. You're welcome! Just used one of the RT brushes today and I loved it! Will do a review after I used it a few times and have washed them at least once.

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  5. That nail look you did is amazing, it looks so complicated but from the looks of it, it wasn't really that difficult to do.
    x

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    1. I took that nail image from pinterest. Wish I was creative enough to create that look!

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  6. lovely nail art! i love your blog ^^
    lets follow each others blog! i hope we can be friends, nice to know you

    rheapunya.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your Vivienne Westwood Melissas. I have a pair in peach with a black heart, my all time fav heels!

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    1. I've seen the peach ones around but ozsale didn't have them on their sales event :( Do yours smell like bubble gum too?!

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  8. I really want to try the Revlon Kissable lip stains, it's times like these I wish I were more Ebay savvy :p The nail polishes are all very pretty, especially the OPI one :) I also love the Core Collection by Real Techniques - the buffing brush is a must have!

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    1. I spend way too much money on eBay :(

      I really want more Real Techniques brushes now after using them twice! Really great quality brushes at such an equally great price on iherb!

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  9. Love those wedges!! The nail tape looks really good X

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  10. I like your Melissa shoes! I didn't buy mine on eBay. I bought them from an online store and mine cost over $200... I might resell them on eBay i think... They're too small for me...

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