Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas presents and Boxing day haul!

I went Boxing Day shopping yesterday and it was insane! I can't believe the amount of people who turned up as it was definitely a bigger crowd than last year. I only managed to pick up a few things as everything I wanted was either out of stock or not on sale but I still got some good bargains so the day wasn't wasted.

Pitt St at 10am... this was before the day
got "busy".
Other side of Pitt St at 10am
 Boxing Day requires a strategy and a plan of action :P My boyfriend and I were going to meet up on the way to Sydney's Pitt St and we were going to start shopping at 8am. My plan was to attack Myer then David Jones then quickly head over to line up for Lush to grab some half price Christmas packs. I also prepared a list of what I wanted to buy.

I got to Pitt St at 8am but my boyfriend was late as usual... so I went shopping by myself. His Christmas present to me was a "guilt-free Boxing Day shopping spree" and he wrapped up his bank card as my present so I could go shopping with it. I felt too guilty as I originally had a LONG list so I didn't really use it at all.

It turned out that all of the Benefit sets that I wanted had sold out before Boxing Day and the YSL set with the makeup bag wasn't on sale which was disappointing as they were the things that I really really wanted. I'm going to wait for the New Year's sales to see if YSL will discount the holiday set as there were quite a few left on the shelves. The YSL sets with perfume in them were all about 30% off.

From Myer, I picked up:

1. DKNY Be Delicious perfume - $75 down to $30.

DKNY Be Delicious Perfume

I've been dying to get this for awhile and almost bought it 2 months ago.

2. NARS Thakoon nail polish in Amchoor - $26 down to $13.



Myer wasn't too busy at 8am so I was able to walk around Mecca Cosmetica and all the other beauty stands freely. Mecca had a small selection of NARS for 50% off. I picked up this as I don't have a yellow nail polish yet and it looks really summery :) I also picked it up in Anardana (a fuschia like pink)  as a present for a girl at work who's transferring stores :(

Kit Cosmetics also had some stuff on sale for about 50% off as well. I picked up a Jemma Kidd Palette for a swap. I've fallen in love with Jemma Kidd since I got a palette from a swap with Abigail (Shrinking Wallet).

My boyfriend joined me at about 8.30 and we headed off into Westfield Sydney which was really empty. We picked up some Laudereé macarons to try as there wasn't a queue but we didn't really like them. He had to finish them :P

Laudereé macarons
From David Jones, I picked up one of the Estée Lauder gift sets. I recently finished my Daywear moisturiser so I needed a new one. I actually ended up getting the Hydrationist moisturiser instead as I wanted to try something new. This was the only beauty item that my boyfriend paid for all day. I wanted to pay for it but he got there first.

Estée Lauder Gift Set
I forgot to take a photo of the inside before I took everything out so I took a screenshot of the set on the Myer website. It retailed for $85 but the gift sets were all 30% off at Myer and David Jones. Myer had run out but David Jones still had about 5 of each set. Lancome also had their Christmas gift sets for 30% off.

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I also picked up a Burt's Bees and a Lanolips set for a swap. Burt's Bees sets are 25% off at David Jones and the entire Lanolips range is 30% off. I was also tempted by the Revlon sets as they were either 25% or 30% off.

Chemist Warehouse started their Boxing Day sales catalogue yesterday and all of their Maybelline and Revlon products are currently 50% off. There wasn't really anything I wanted but I did pick up 2 Babylips lip balms for $2 each for a swap and a Revlon Photoready blush.

Revlon Photoready blush in Pinched
I've been dying to try these for ages but they retail for $26 in Australia. This was the last one of this colour on the shelves.

Crabtree and Evelyn started their sales on Christmas Eve. I picked up a set of hand creams for $28 (down from $40). Each hand cream retails for $20 so the whole set is worth $60.

Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Creams
And that's all for my Boxing Day haul. My boyfriend and I went into Chanel to get me some earrings but I didn't like any of them and I couldn't find anything that I liked at Tiffany's either. He's still insistent on getting me something for my Christmas present but I can't think of anything that I want... I got everything I wanted for my birthday!

I also have 2 more things to show you. This is a late birthday present from a few friends of mine.

Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo

How pretty is the bottle?!?!
It smells amazing! It's kind of like the Marc Jacobs perfumes but it's meant to smell like panna cotta. It definitely smells like vanilla when it settles.

And lastly, a Mimco travel wallet

Mimco Travel Wallet
Inside. It's huge!

Mirror in the middle!

Coin/Receipt slots

I got this from the 2 friends who also got me my iPad mini for my birthday. I saw this about 2 months ago and I really wanted it but I didn't want to spend $300 on a wallet that I wouldn't use too often. It went on sale for $199 but I still couldn't justify the cost. I was shopping with them last month and I mentioned that I liked it so they went back and bought it for my birthday. But then they decided to get me an iPad mini so they saved this for my Christmas present. I freaking love my friends sooooo much :)

And this post has been long enough so I'll leave you with a photo of the lines at Gucci. The lines were insane and snaked around all day.



26 comments:

  1. wow awesome haul! i went boxing day shopping too but i didnt buy nearly as much as you did. I actually didnt go to Myer or David Jones at all because i didnt think cosmetics/beauty things would be on sale but now im kicking myself for it.
    Oh, and that Gucci line, wow! was it even on sale? that's crazy lol.
    Merry Christmas btw :) x

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    1. Myer and David Jones always does Boxing Day sales on the makeup and skincare sets :) I don't know if there was anything on sale at Gucci but that line was there all day!

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  2. wow... great sale!!! u found great stuffs too^^ Merry(late) Christmas :)

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  3. DKNY Be Delicious Perfume my fav!

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    1. I've been dying to get it for ages! :)

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  4. Awesome haul! :) I love all the stuff you got. The NARS polish looks great!

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    1. I'm so tempted to paint my nails now :) The polish is so bright and perfect for summer :)

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    1. It's really nice isn't it? :) It's definitely something I wouldn't normally buy but I couldn't resist it on sale.

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  6. I'm so jealous! Love your haul and Christmas presents!

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    1. I'm jealous that you got to go on holiday! How's Tasmania? :)

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    2. Quite boring actually. Nothing much to do here :(

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  7. uhhh love everything :) but loved ur blog more...glad i stumbled upon it :)
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  8. omg!! that's just soo cool >_< i wish i was there. so many good stuff you got

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  9. omg!! that's just soo cool >_< i wish i was there. so many good stuff you got

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    1. I love going to Boxing Day sales to see what I can find :)

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  10. You got some awesome stuff. Would love to hear your review of the Estee Lauder skincare that you have tried, I have always loved the look of their stuff!
    x

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    1. I'm doing an empties post soon so I'll include a review of the Estee Lauder moisturisers in it for you :) The stuff is definitely expensive though so I never buy it unless it's on sale or with a GWP :)

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  11. The NARS nail polish is such a funky colour! I LOVE it!

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    1. It's definitely not something I normally go for but I didn't have any yellows yet so.. it made sense to buy it :P

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  12. Love the haul! I adore the DKNY perfume, and I love the look of the Mimco wallet!

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    1. I've been dying to get this DKNY perfume so I'm super happy to get it for $30 :)

      I love the Mimco wallet! I've been wanting it for ages :)

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  13. Ohmygoodness that's one mahusive haul post! Love love everything! Mimco wallet and Signorina perfume especially! You're one lucky girl- especially to get the Hand Therapy set on sale! I must get down to Chemist Warehouse soon! :) xx

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    1. I'm so grateful that I got the Hand Therapy set :) They sold out pretty fast!

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