16 November 2012

What the postman brought me today... PRESENTS/HAULS

You may be thinking.. Ugh! Abby needs to stop shopping... I know I do... "Woohoo! Another haul!!! I love hauls!" I do too... But today's haul post is no ordinary "What the postman brought me today" haul because he also brought me a package from the very lovely Jenny from The Shopping Queen! I'll show you my prezzies from Jenny after I show you my rather disappointing small haul...

1. MAC cremesheen lipstick in Shy Girl

I got this lipstick from an Australian seller on eBay. I paid AUD$19.95 for it including delivery, which is not a bad price. I have closely examined the lipstick and as far as I know this is the real deal! YAY! Unfortunately, the lipstick has a few bumps that looks like the lipstick got really hot whilst waiting to be owned by me (I have that kind of effect on people/things). I have inquired about this to the seller and am now waiting for a response.

And if you're wondering about the seller's credibility, I trust this seller because her communication skills is fantastic! She had accidentally mispelt the name of my street, and I was quite worried that the postman wouldn't give me my lippie and send it back her way. So I sent her a message, and she replied back promptly (within an hour or two) saying that she'll take full responsibility, and she'll call up my local post office to see if they can do anything about it. Anyway, I got it with no problems at all, and would definitely repurchase.

Anyway, back to the lipstick... Because I'm waiting for the seller's response in regards to my sweaty shy lipstick (hahaha... I made a funny.. get it? Shy Girl.. shy lipstick?), I don't have swatches for you. BUT! MAC cosmetics have summed up the colour quite nicely (from looking at swatches on google) through their description of "Creamy neutral coral beige".

2. Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in #6 Grapefruit Jelly

Yes, I'm one of those people who get suckered in by cute packaging. Damn those cosmetics companies, they know my weakness *gets all paranoid and checks room for hidden cameras*. I paid USD$7.98 for this friggin gorgeous blush. The little white pad thing with the pink bow is sooo soft, I don't think I'll ever use it because it's so cute... (yes, I'm also one of those people who doesn't like to ruin cute things, and always saves the best for last). Fortunately for you curious people out there, who have a slight (or maybe more) interest in this blush, I am not in my normal cbf-mood and have swatched it on my arm!


I did a very, VERY heavy swatch on my arm. I quite like that it's buildable because I get quite clumsy sometimes and really hit the pan with my blush brush, and end up getting a whole heap of blush on my face (I don't realise until I end up looking like a clown).

Aaaaand that's it for hauls. Now for the most exciting bit EVER... What Jenny got me!

So it all started when Jenny came to me and asked if I wanted to do a Christmas blog swap with her. I was so honoured, I obviously said yes. I am sooo glad that she asked me to swap with her. She's an amazing blogger, and I love EVERYTHING she sent me.

LOOK AT THE PREZZIES I GOT!!! ZOMFGWTFBBQ! She got me ALL the colours of the Face of Australia Pastels collection... AND a bourjois blush in 34 Rose d'Or... AND a Ulta Minerals Nourishing Lip Colour in Pink Sapphire (crap, I just realized it's been cropped out in the photo above... Have no fear, there will be more photos coming up)... Plus 2 packets of mini Corinthians in Chocolate (I LOOOVE Corinthians, haven't had any in ages! I ate through a packet whilst trying to do my assignment. Abby + Assignments --> Hungry Abby.) On top of all that, she also added a few samples in my box!

More photos:
L-R: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, Would You Like Some Orange Sherbet?, I'll Take You To The Candy Shop, Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too
I painted my toesies with I'll Take You To The Candy Shop whilst I was doing my assignment because I like procrastinating that's how I roll. But I don't really want to plaster my toesies all over the internet, so you'll just have to google swatches until I paint my nails. BUT I can try to describe the colour (even though I'm not all that great at it)... It's a.. err.. pink (almost baby pink, but pinkier) with a shimmery/pearl finish.

L-R: Castle On A Cloud, Boys 'N' Berries, Once In A Blue Moon, After Dinner Mint
 I'm craving after dinner mints...

Bourjois Paris 34 Rose D'Or

Bourjois Blush in 34 Rose d'Or (Golden Rose)
I don't know what the flip is up with my camera (or maybe it's just me), but I can never get the right colour up in photos! It's not that reddish pink... it's more like a pink with SLIGHTLY red tones and shimmery particles! I've got swatches below!

Ulta Minerals Nourishing Lip Color in Pink Sapphire

This gloss is surprisingly not sticky! I like non-sticky glosses. Jenny, you've done well.... too well... *searches for hidden cameras again*

L-R: Ulta Lip Gloss, Bourjois Blush
 I love them both! Thanks Jenny!!! <3

Ulta Lip Gloss on bare lips
It's not very shimmery on my lips (that I can see anyway), which is faaaantastic!

Mini Corinthians yum yums
As explained above, Jenny sent me two packets of mini Corinthians, but my stomach growled... so I ate one. Took a LOT of willpower not to eat the other straight after.

SukiFace exfoliate foaming cleanser, Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturizing Day Cream & Refreshing Facial Wash Gel, Benefit the Porefessional
All the sample goodness she sent as well!

Abrupt ending here. That's all I got for prezzies today... I SMELL CAKE!

Quick note: Thanks a bunch Jenny, I hope you enjoy my prezzies to you. Fingers crossed they arrive on Monday! :)

Please visit Jenny on her blog if you haven't already. She's an amazing person with an equally amazing blog!

31 comments:

  1. Aww what a great haul!! so jelly... I've never had corinthians before, they look yummy... now my stomach is growly....

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    1. Thanks! Should definitely get some. I think Big W stocks them :-s

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  2. I'm so happy that you liked everything! BH forums provided me with lots of clues about what you liked :) Loved your post too hahah I cracked up through the whole thing :P

    p.s. I didn't have any on hand at the time but the Arnotts fun sticks are like corinthians but better!

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    1. Hahahah glad to know you've been stalking me!

      I didn't really stalk you all that much. I gave you stuff that I'd like, so hopefully you'll like them too! Now I'm nervous!

      I'll keep a look out for Arnotts fun sticks! Thanks a billion!

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  3. Great post :D I am so jealous of the nail polishes, I wasn't able to find all of the colours D: Jen is such a sweetie!
    x

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    1. Let me know if you need to track down any :) My local Priceline still has them all!

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    2. She is definitely a sweetie! :)

      Although now I can't decide which colour I should paint my fingies!

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  4. Jenny sent me here :D
    read her blog post just now and she was right about ur blog :D I love it ^^

    Jenny's gift to u r so adorable :)

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    1. Aww thank you! :)

      Her presents are awesome!

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  5. I want to have a swap with Jenny haha! Lucky you!
    I love good eBay sellers! I may have to sneak her details fro you later on and buy some sneaky MAC lippies ;) hehe
    And oh goodness I love that blush! I want it! :D
    Great haul!
    xx

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    1. Thanks hun!

      Let me know when you want her deets! I might put it up on my blog actually, she's a great seller :)

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  6. If this is what the start of your christmas presents look like you will be very spoilt this year! I love everything you have got! Bourjois makes the best blushes and I have FOA after dinner mint!

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    1. Thanks! I feel so spoilt already and its not even December yet!

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  7. Castle on a cloud has shimmer_!!! It's a pastel with hidden shimmer))) The only one in the whole collection - amazing!

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    1. I love the whole collection! I can't decide which one to wear on my fingies... I'm so indecisive, I'm surprised I managed to pick a colour for my toes!

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    1. It is! I tried it on today and it looked pretty good on my lips, not gonna lie :P

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  9. The MAC lipstick looks nice!

    Wow you got loots of great things in the swap, the whole FOA collection! :O

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  10. Great haul and swap! I can't stop staring at the Corinthians :P

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    1. Thanks hun! Hahahah feel my pain! Corinthians are yummos!

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  11. I got your package today! Omg.... I LOVE everything... I'm going crazy over the Revlon Balm Stain.... Seriously so excited about it.

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    1. YAYYY!!! :D I hope you like Honey, it's my fav colour!

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  12. those pastel colored nail polishes are so beautiful !

    xx Liyana
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

    PS : I just want to let you know that i'm having a MAC giveaway to celebrate my first month of blogging .

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    1. Thanks :) I've already entered though!

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  13. Wow great gifts you have there! what a good idea to do a swap.

    I'm running a GIVEAWAY check it out hun!

    pocockins.blogspot.com
    Sophie
    xx

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    1. Thanks!

      Your giveaway isn't open to Australia, so I can't enter! :(

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  14. Don't you just love getting packages from the postman? Haha, what a great haul, and those gifts are so lovely! Im dying to get my hands on the FOA nail polishes, but all the Pricelines I go into are sold out! Hopefully I will be able to get a hold of them soon! xx

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