26 December 2014

My Boxing Day Sales Picks

Hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas! This may possibly be my last blog post of the year, as my mother-in-law and her father are currently on their way up from Tasmania to spend some time with us for a few days. Therefore, I may not be able to blog.

I have already done some damage and thought I'd share some bargains to be had, so get your credit cards ready! (This list will be updated as bargains are found)

1. Lush - 50% off selected items with discount code "sale50".  Please note that the 50% off is BEFORE tax and shipping (~$9).

2. Lipstick Republic - 30% off storewide with discount code "BOXINGDAY".

3. The Makeup Box Shop - several discounted acrylic makeup boxes.

4. The Iconic - 3 for 2 sitewide!

5. Chemist Warehouse - 50% off big brand cosmetics (Revlon, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Maybelline)

6. Adore Beauty - Up to 30% off selected items. Free shipping.

7. Myer - Heaps of discounted items (including makeup)!

8. Bonds - 40% off everything.
9. The Body Shop - Up to 30% off selected items.

10. L'occitane - Summer sale on selected items. Free shipping for orders over $100.
11. Showpo - 30-70% off with free express shipping.

12. XO Beauty - 15% off everything except rings with discount code "BOXING15".
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23 December 2014

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Paypal Blogger Collaboration Christmas Giveaway!

With Christmas in less than 2 days, and Boxing Day sales in 3, one lucky winner is about to win AUD$200. Before a winner is announced, I would like to thank everyone for supporting us in this giveaway. If you haven’t already, please do yourself a favour and check out the other 7 amazing ladies on their blogs –

Sophie from Born To Buy, Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty, Kat from Kitsch Snitch, Ash from The Beauty Collection,Tried and Tested Blog, Natalia from Glossy Confidential, and Nalini from The Made Up Maiden

Without further ado, the winner of our “Paypal Blogger Collaboration Christmas Giveaway” is...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Sarah! Please contact Sophie from Born To Buy for instructions to claim your prize within 48 hours. 
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16 December 2014

Memebox - Mission Possible: Long-Lasting

I don't normally include or reference news in my blog, but this has hit so close to home that I feel compelled to issue my deepest sympathies to the families of the two hostages of the Lindt Cafe Sydney Siege that have passed away. Two young lives have been lost due to the actions of a very unstable individual. I can't even imagine what the other hostages who have survived this traumatic ordeal are going through, as well as how it will impact their lives. :(

Moving on before I break down in tears, I thought it's time I shared my last Memebox of the year as I did receive it a week or two ago. This is the Mission Possible: Long-Lasting Superbox, which means all products received are full sized ones.

12 December 2014

Haul: Sephora (USA)

This is the second instalment of my US haul. As mentioned in the part I of my US haul post (read here), I only purchased from two shops - Sephora and MAC. I did this haul during their VIB sale, where everything was 20% off. I was extremely lucky to have purchased these goodies before Sephora had a meltdown and started freezing accounts!

09 December 2014

The Parcel - Summer Edit 2014

This is the second box of The Parcel by Marie Claire. It is the Summer Edit, and it is jam packed full of goodies! I was very impressed with how quickly AusPost and The Parcel have sent out this box. It was dispatched yesterday and delivered today. Amazing (never thought I'd use this word when describing AusPost's service)! Upon first glance, I was also extremely impressed with what was included in this season's box.

08 December 2014

Haul: MAC (USA)

MAC Haul
I recently did a US haul with a reader/friend and my sister. You may have already seen some of these pictures on my social media pages (facebook & instagram), but I thought I'd do a blog post, detailing why there's a massive hole in my wallet.

My share of this rather ginormous haul was approximately AUD$400, and I only ordered from MAC and Sephora. I would like to think that I've soothed my cravings for new cosmetics for the next few months, but then again, it is me we're talking about.

I am splitting my US haul over two posts - one for MAC and one for Sephora. Starting with my MAC haul...

05 December 2014

Memebox - Etude House

Memebox is a beauty subscription box service with a twist. Instead of a recurring subscription, you actually pay per box, and each box has a theme. In this case, the theme is "Etude House" - i.e. all items included in this box is from the brand Etude House. Unfortunately, it has been a while since new boxes has been released. It seems like Memebox is concentrating on selling individual products rather than a "mystery" box. Whilst I'm sad that memebox hasn't released any new boxes, my wallet is currently jumping for joy.

03 December 2014

Review: Jurlique Clarifying Deep Cleansing Gel

I have been incorporating this Clarifying Deep Cleansing Gel by Jurlique in my morning skincare routine over the past few weeks, and have been thoroughly pleased with it.

Jurlique claims that this gel cleanser "provides a multi-benefit function to take control of excess sebum production. With gentle exfoliating micro beads from natural Jojoba esters combined with Willow Bark, surface dirt, impurities and sebum are cleared while promoting increased cell turnover to improve surface texture and a fresh appearance."

01 December 2014

Empties: November 2014

Er.Meh.Gherd! 24 sleeps to Christmas, and I have not even done half my Christmas shopping, which is terrible since I like getting stuff over the internet rather than visiting a brick and mortar store and getting trampled by crazy Christmas shoppers. 

Anyway, I have been diligently putting all my empties in a box for my Empties post at the end (or beginning) of every month. I seem to have finished a crap load of skincare and haircare products in November.