10 May 2014

Did someone say PRESENTS?

Despite my measly $220 a fortnight allowance, I somehow managed to do some serious damage when I was hauling via the internet. I did two shops at Victoria's Secret (no pictures, unfortunately as the clothes I purchased went into the wash before I remembered to take photos), a (very controlled) shop at Sephora and a (relatively controlled) shop at Bath & Body Works.

I only picked up three items at Sephora (I wasn't exaggerating when I said "very controlled"). Although it did end up costing me at least a week's worth of allowance.
I was running out of my beloved Kate Somerville RetAsphere, and it was just far too costly to pay the overinflated Australian prices, so I HAD to do this shop. I've done a review on RetAsphere here.

I also picked up Anastasia's Brow Wiz in Brunette (a quick empties review here). It's a fantastic retractable eyebrow pencil, and I highly recommend it.

The last thing I purchased from Sephora is Laura Mercier Secret Finish Mattifying, as I've been on the hunt for products that will keep oil at bay without having to blot in the middle of my work day. I thought it sounded like an interesting product, as it's a gel that you apply over the top of your makeup. 

I picked a few samples and used 100 points to redeem a sample of Sephora's CC cream. I found a coupon for Urban Decay's Seven days of shadow deluxe samples, which I thought would be awesome, but I was less than impressed when I opened the box and was faced with this...

My idea of "deluxe" sample certainly isn't cards with bits of pigment on it. I'm glad I didn't have to use points to redeem this.

I have expressed my addiction love for Bath & Body Works products on this blog multiple times, so it's only natural to do a B&BW haul. I mainly purchased shower gels and hand soap because I go through so many of them so quickly. I average one of each a month.

I picked up 6 shower gels and 6 hand soaps, so hopefully that'll be 6 months worth of B&BW goodness. I won't go into detail of each one, but there are a few repurchases such as Beautiful Day & Cashmere Glow shower gels, as well as the 2 Garden Strawberries hand soaps. As you can probably tell from looking at my B&BW, I love fruit scented (especially apples and strawberries) shower gels and hand soaps.

As mentioned above, I did two Victoria's Secret hauls. I purchased mostly undies (duh... it's Victoria's Secret), swimmers for my trip to Maldives next month (so excited!!!), a top and a jumper that were both on clearance.

I have definitely spent about a month's worth of allowances (including shipping - I used HopShopGo), but have no regrets... except one. I wish I did a bigger Sephora haul.

Have you done any hauling lately? What did you purchase?

19 comments:

  1. great haul, where did you buy the Kate Somerville from ?

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    1. I got it from Sephora via Hopshopgo.

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  2. Amazing haul! That's unfortunate that the UD samples are so small, at least they were free though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Thanks Tasha! That's true. As the saying goes "if it's free, it's for me"!

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  3. Do u use shop for me option thru hopshopgo to shop at sephora online? I tried online once but It would not accept my credit card😔 btw great haul x

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    1. Thanks Varinder. I didn't use the shop for me option. I went directly to sephora, and it worked with my Australian credit card.

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    2. Thanks Abigail mine did not work I tried few times I guess I just have to until sephora comes down under which is not far away 😀

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  4. Impressive haul! I've been restricting myself from hauling...:/

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

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    1. Thanks Lily! I admire your self control, as I have next to none!

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  5. Great haul! Yea you would imagine "deluxe UD samples" to be little eyeshadow pans or something! Wow you sure do love BnBW :)

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. I was actually expecting little eyeshadow pans, so it was disappointing. B&BW is THE best. It blows the body shop out of the water.

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  6. Ohhh great haul, you did well. And yeesh that UD sample thing is ridiculous!

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! Glad I'm not the only one who thinks so... I don't mean to sound ungrateful but it is a bit disappointing, considering it's called "deluxe" sample

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  7. Great haul! Where do you buy your Bath & Body Works from?

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  8. Thanks Rose! I got my B&BW straight from their website and got it sent to my hopshopgo address.

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  9. Wow that B&BW haul is amazing! I need to try some of their stuff out!

    Nhi | Miss Blushaholic

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  10. haha its hard not to resist a BBW sale. i was good and only picked up two candles, splitting a deal with a friend so she could pick up 2 as well.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  11. Hi
    I''ve always been worried about using an onforwarded to purchase. How much extra does it cost to get Bath & Body works sent to Australia.

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  12. oh my gosh! I loveeee everything from Bath and Body Works, if there was one here, I will definitely spend all my money there! I love their car fresheners, makes my car smell incredible!
    And their hand sanitizer too :3

    Chloé⎪à la foliee

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