Thursday 14 March 2013

Makeup haul show and tell time!

I haven't done a haul post in ages! I was going to separate this into 2 different posts but I felt that they would be too short by themselves so I've decided to combine them into this big haul post :)


Sephora Haul
I didn't get much from Sephora and I felt that I should've bought more to make the shipping worth it but nothing else really caught my eye. I made this order as I wanted to get the free Fresh Sugar lip balms/treatments.

NARS blush in Deep Throat
(oops the photo came out blurry)
1. NARS blush in Deep Throat ($29) - A friend of mine got this a few months ago and I'd been thinking about it ever since but every time that I added it to my shopping basket, I'd take it out as I have a practically brand new MAC palette that cost me a bomb. I gave in though as NARS blushes last forever so I won't use it until I've made a little bit of a dent in my MAC palette :)

YSL glossy stains in 27 and 12
2. YSL Glossy Stains ($34 each) - If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I love YSL Glossy Stains. I picked up another 2 colours this time and I'm super stoked with them :) I got number 12 (coril fauve) and number 27 (Peche Cerra-Cola) which I don't think is available in Australia.


Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tints
I bought this from eBay but had it shipped to Hop Shop Go to forward it to me as the seller didn't do international shipping. I think it was about $37 for all 5 and $3 or $4 for shipping to Hop Shop Go who then consolidated it with my Sephora order to save me shipping costs.

Now, there's a bit of a story as to why all 5 of them are the exact same shade. I bought a Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint in Elite off eBay awhile back and I absolutely loved it so I decided to keep an eye out on eBay for any good deals so that I could buy a backup. They normally cost around $17 or so to ship just one of them to Australia so when I saw a seller selling 5 of them in one lot for $37, I thought why not and I bought 5 back ups. I had a look through the seller's selling history and it seems like they'd bought multiple packs of the Tarte sets (they were available around Christmas at Sephora) and split them up so that they sold the colours together. I'm not sure why they would do that but I'm not complaining as I got an absolute bargain!


I went past the Priceline store today at Sydney's Central Station and I couldn't resist popping in for a visit. One thing that I've noticed about this store is that they sticky tape everything! On one hand, I feel good knowing that no one's opened my nail polish or lipstick and tested it but on the other hand, I hate that sticky residue they leave when you peel the sticky tape off.

Party Feet
1. Party Feet Heel Shields and Sore Spots: These were 2 for $15 so I picked them up as I'm going on a cruise in 2 weeks and every time I wear Party Feet invisible gels in my heels, my feet actually last the night!

Australis High Lights and Curve Ink Eyeliner
2. Australis High Lights ($14.95) in Pearl and eyeliner ($14.95): I bought this to add to a swap that I'm the middle of doing. Priceline had a "spend $25 or more and get a free Curve Ink eyeliner" promotion so I got the eyeliner for free!

Australis nail polishes
3. Australis Nail Glitter Top Coat ($7.95) and Australis Crystal Colours Top Coat ($8.95) - These are also for a swap that I'm doing, although the glitter top coat looks really nice so I'm tempted to keep it for myself :)

L'Oreal CC cream
4. L'Oreal CC cream ($26.95 but was on sale for 30% off at $18.86) - I wasn't planning on buying this but when I got to the register, I was suckered into trying to find something for $11 (or more) so that I could get the free goodie bag with purchases over $50. I ran around the store and I was going to get the BB powder but they only had light shades left so I decided to get this as I've never tried a CC cream before. This is one of the only times that I've bought something before reading reviews on it but I won't open it until I do so that if I decide to return it, I'll be able to.

Free Goodie Bag

Inside the goodie bag
The goodie bag was a mystery bag so I didn't get to see what was inside before I got it. It was just a nappy, some vitamins, a blister patch and.. not much really. I probably wouldn't have tried to spend over $50 if I'd known what I would get.

However, I did find one goodie inside that excited me :)

Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss
Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in Peach Sorbet - I've never tried this before but it's a great substitution for the Covergirl WetSlicks Fruit Spritzer that I've wanted to try for awhile.


  1. Fabulous haul! I'd love to see a swatch of the YSL Glossy Stain in 27.

    Tip: Dampen a cotton pad with eucalyptus oil and use it to rub sticky residue off. It works a treat :)

    1. I'll definitely get a swatch up soon :)

      Thanks for the tip!

  2. Great haul! Those Tarte Lip Tints look lovely. I really need to get my hands on some Tarte products ASAP! x

    1. They're amazing.. Can't wait to do a review on them :) They're my favourite lip product... I love them even more than the YSL glossy stains :P

  3. I have one of the covergirl wetslicks! :O
    Nice haul! The Australis curve liner looks interesting.
    And love your sephora goodies!

    1. The Australis curve liner is sooo easy to use! I'd do a review but I'm pretty hopeless with getting my eyeliner straight haha

  4. yay! youve got Nars in Deep Throat =) it was = LOVE =)

  5. Great haul! So jelly of your Sephora haul. Tempted to buy something but I won't, since I'm so poor :(

    1. Haha I'm tempted to buy stuff again :P but I'm too poor now lol

  6. Deep throat is such a stunning blush :) I'd love to hear what you think of that funky eyeliner, if you don't give it away in the swap!

  7. you are really shoppingqueen jen!!! i love yr blog so much!!

  8. If you want to get more Nars products, buy it from Kiss and Make up NY. International shipping is only $10 flat rate (or $15 with insurance). So much cheaper than parcel forwarding :) Sadly they don't have as many brands, but it's still a great site.

  9. I'm a noob when it comes to applying eyeliner, but that Australis liner looks really easy to use. *off to priceline*

    Beauty Challenged

  10. really nice blog!!!
    i follow you!
    if u want come and visit my blog!!! :)
    Xo Chiara

  11. What a lovely experience! It's so hard finding the right stylist by good product.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...