24 April 2013

What the postman brought me

I thought it might be time for another "What the postman brought me" post, as I think if I left it for another week, I might have to split it up into two posts again. I'd like to apologise in advance for the quality of the photos, as the lighting in my room is extremely poor and since I've been working, I haven't been able to catch any daylight to take better photos!

1. Living Exclusive - AUD$35.86 + $9.90 Shipping
The thing I love about Living Exclusive (and Brands Exclusive) is that you can shop from multiple sales events at the same time, unlike OzSale, where once you have something in your cart from one event, you can't even browse another event without emptying your cart. Also, with Living Exclusive, you check out and pay shipping once. However, that comes at a disadvantage as well because all the items you've purchased come at the same time. So, if Living Exclusive receives the stock from one event, they won't send your stuff out until everything arrives.

I picked up another acrylic lipstick holder tray for $7.99, which I thought was a bargain compared to the one from Make Up Box Shop for $19.

 
I thought this acrylic love-heart shaped container would be fantastic for holding my hair ties and bobby pins. I purchased this for $6.99.

And to take advantage of the combined shipping, I purchased some non-essential candles from MikeRa in tropical delights pomegranate punch ($5.99) and apple martini ($4.99).

2. iHerb.com
When I found out that iHerb had the new Limited Edition Duo Fiber brush collection in stock, I HAD to get them. Unfortunately, they're currently out of stock, but will be getting them in 3 May. The brush set were USD$19.99. I also picked up an EcoTools Bath Sponge thingy (USD$1.70) and the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Creamliner for Brown Eyes (USD$10.51), which is AMAZING. Am planning to do a review in the near future.

If you're a new customer, you can get $10 off your first order of $40 or more, or $5 off orders less than $40 if you use the code CEW675 when checking out. Please note that I DO get credits when you use this code.

3. Adorebeauty.com.au
I had a teeny tiny sample of the Blue Orchid Clarins Face Treatment Oil, and that lasted me FOREVER. I'm talking months here! Although I didn't exactly use it every night, as it lived at the BF's. You only need a few drops for your whole face, and I found it really good for its moisturizing properties and it doesn't leave a disgusting greasy residue. I decided to get the Lotus version, which is for oily/combination skin because I think it'll be better suited for my skin type (oily-combination). This costs $41.16 on Adore Beauty, and shipping was $5.95. Since I had a $10 voucher, I ended up paying $37.11 altogether.

4. HQhair.com
My hair is absolutely disgusting. It breaks so easily and it's extremely dry. After using a sample of the Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique from a beauty box, I noticed a significant difference in my hair. It felt so moisturized and it was really easy to manage. So I decided to pick a full sized bottle up from HQhair for £15.12 after finding a 10% coupon. I ended up paying £13.61 for it. I also picked up Urban Decay 24/7 lip pencil in Wallflower (£12.00, paid £10.80), and Mavala Eye-Lite Double Lash Night Treatment (£11.00, paid £9.90). Shipping was free! :)

5. Cherry Culture
Purchased a Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso for USD$6.99, NYX Wonder Pencil in Light for USD$4.50, four LA Colors Nail Polish Remover pads for USD$1.50 each, Japonesque Go Curl Pocket Curler for USD$10 and Japonesque Power Curl Eyelash Curler for USD$15.50. I could NOT decide which of the two eyelash curlers to get, despite reading a whole heap of reviews on both, so I got both... all in the name of blogging... and supporting the american economy ;)

If you follow me on twitter, you'd already know this but... THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! I've FINALLY reached the 800 GFC milestone, and am currently planning a giveaway. I also failed massively and forgot my 1 year blog anniversary, which was on the 21st of April. So it might be a two prize giveaway! I'm still working it out, so keep your eyes peeled, as I'm hoping to get the giveaway up before I go on holidays in about a week's time!

17 comments:

  1. awh, the acrylic heart is pretty! x

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    1. I know right! I bought it because of its shape lol

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  2. oh.. a lot things again. btw.. which makeup powder is the best ? (not bad)
    can u please recommend me ? thx gal

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    1. Depends really what you're using it for. I use mine for setting my liquid foundation. Currently I'm using the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Pressed Powder in Creamy Natural, and have got no complains. It's great at setting my liquid foundation! I've just finished using the Max Factor Facefinity Compact Foundation and I found that really good too. I think it gave me more coverage than the Physicians Formula one, but coverage is not something I look for in a powder... I look for its mattifying properties and how well it sets the foundation.

      The next powder I want to try is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder... everyone seems to rave about it!

      Anyway, enough rambling... I hope that helps! If you do use the Rimmel one, let me know if you like it :)

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    2. ok dear !! i will try and will let you know :) thx

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  3. I've been lusting after the Milani baked blush!
    And the RT Duo Fibre brushes look AWESOME!

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    1. I haven't even OPENED the RT Duo Fibre brushes yet... I hesitate opening products with "Limited Edition" written on it lol

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  4. Congrates on your milestone! The new storage bits look like they're such good quality. RT brushes are 20% for a while on iherb haha, I am thinking about picking that set up. xox.

    kathleensbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Kathleen!

      DRATS! The only thing making me feel better about missing out on 20% is that they dont have the RT LE brush set in stock... yet...

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  5. I'm jealous of your hauls! I really like the RT brushes, I can't wait to pick myself up some as soon as they come back in stock!
    Also good deal on the lipstick case! I really need a new one myself -__-"

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    1. Have yet to use these brushes but RT brushes are generally really amazing!

      I think I need another lipstick holder too lol

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  6. I love your hauls. You also pick up great products.

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  7. I've been hearing so much about the real tecnics brushes that I'm curious to try them on!

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  8. Love the hauls, such amazing products! haha the simple joys in life -> the postman coming :)

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  9. I loved the organizer of lipsticks.

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  10. I NEED those limited techniques brushes!

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