01 February 2015

Haul: Sephora Australia

I was given four $50 Sephora Australia gift cards for Christmas, one from my amazing brother and three from my awesome mother-in-law and her partner. I'm so grateful to have received these gift vouchers. Some people find gift vouchers impersonal, but I absolutely love them, as you can then get what you want. 

I rarely head into the city because it's just such a trek for me. Also I can get most things online that I want to purchase from the city. However, I had a girls day out in the city with my friends from high school over the long weekend, and I thought it would be a perfect time to head to Sephora and see what I can pick up with my gift cards. The crap exchange rate made the inflated Sephora Aus prices look so much better. 

I actually went to Sephora without a list in mind. The only thing I sort of had in mind was Bite Beauty products, as I had read several blogs stating that the prices aren't as inflated as it is for other brands.

I ended up picking up the following items:
Philosphy Total Matteness Cleanser & Mask - AUD$35/USD$27 Sale - USD$13.50
BITE Beauty BB For Lips in Flush - AUD$30/USD$24
IT Cosmetics CC Creme in Medium - AUD$23 for 12ml/USD$38 for 32ml
Sephora Honey Therapy Mask - AUD$4/USD$6
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-hour Concealer in Tan - AUD$34/USD$22
PerFekt Skin Perfection Gel in Radiant - AUD$33 for 15ml/USD$48 for 30ml
BITE Beauty in Syrah - AUD$30/USD$24
IT Cosmetics Tightline - AUD $15 for 2ml/USD$24 for 3.5ml

I paid an extra $5 and received a free pair of thongs because I spent over $120. It does seem like a crap load of money for a few items (especially since three items out of the 8 I picked up are travel-sized), but I'm happy with my purchase. It also helped that the prices were also not as inflated as I thought they would be. I also did a small haul at Lush and Mecca Cosmetica, which will be up on the blog shortly. 

Would you like to see a review of any of the items I've picked up?
EDIT: Not quite sure what happened but I could have sworn I published this post a few days ago but I realised today that this post reverted to a previous draft and have since re-published it (obviously). 
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  1. I absolutely love receiving vouchers, especially ones from Sephora! You've picked up so many great items! I'm really interested to see how you like the Philosophy Cleanser and mask, I love the brand but have never seen that product before! Also, I recently picked up some of Sephora's masks too, and I absolutely love them so far! Great blog post, x

    Becky, xx // http://undertheseabeauty.blogspot.ca/

  2. Great haul! I have heard that after all the back lash they dropped some of the prices... don't know if that's true, but that's what I heard :)

  3. Nice haul! I would love to see a review on the Tarte concealer!

  4. You got a good amount of stuff for the money I reckon! I'll be keen on seeing the BITE beauty products :)

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  5. So many great picks! Very jealous of your access is Sephora :( I'm so keen on that It Cosmetics CC cream so can't wait to hear your thoughts!

    Ash / http://thebeautycollection.wordpress.com/