Hello! How is everyone today? I've got a fashion and beauty haul for you guys today because last week on Tuesday and Wednesday, Priceline decided to have a 40% off sale on all cosmetics and wreck havoc on my pay packet. That, and I recently got a job at one of my absolute favourite Australian stores, Sportsgirl (!!!) *cue fireworks, dancing on the street and confetti cannons* and I needed some new threads to wear to work.
So without further ado, here is what I picked up! Plus they're all fairly new releases so I've decided to add links to everything. I figured that some of you might want to check some of these things out or buy yourself a cheeky early Christmas present ;)
Ever since I heard Missglamourazzi on YouTube rave about this, I've wanted to try it. I normally stay away from lip products that come in a pot for hygiene reasons but I really needed a new lip moisturiser as my previous fave (Carmex's Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm in "Peach") had run out. This stuff smells SO GOOD (just like the white chocolate Lindt balls) and I've been using it every night before I go to bed and I end up waking up with lovely soft lips. Only thing is it goes on very white like sunscreen, so I wouldn't wear it out.
The Baby Lips balms are pretty awesome in my books–they moisturise, smell delicious, provide sheer colour and are small enough to keep in your wallet. I've gone through about six of these all in different flavours, so I think that speaks for itself!
I've wanted to try this for months but kind of chickened out every time. Sometimes my cheeks can get a little dry (thanks to my combination skin, grr) and I think this spray will not only help set my makeup on days that I don't want to wear powder that will dry out my skin, but also to provide a little extra moisture. But disappointingly, this spray doesn't actually work! And by that, I meant it doesn't actually spray! I think mine must be faulty, so I'm going to exchange it for another one.
One thing I really love about Rimmel foundations is that their shades are universal; I now have three Rimmel foundations (Match Perfection, Wake Me Up and Stay Matte) and I'm "200 Soft Beige" in them all! So convenient! Anyway, I've tried the old formula of the Stay Matte and I really didn't like it, so I'm hoping this new version is a lot better! Once I start using it I think I'll post a review here on it :)
My eyebrow pencil from Sportsgirl just ran out (it's right down to the nib haha) so I was definitely in need of a new brow product. I've always seen the kits from Benefit Cosmetics but they're so expensive, so I was so excited to see that Models Prefer had released an affordable version! The pocket-sized kit includes a mirror, brow gel, brow powder, mini tweezers and an angled brush. The shade I bought (medium to dark) suits my hair colour perfectly and my brows stay put and shaped all day, which is awesome.
Find me a cheaper eye cream, I dare you! I was so shocked when I saw how much this costed because my old eye cream (a Lancome one) probably costed upwards of $50! I already use the Beauty Essentials Night Cream and it's quite good so I figured I'd give this one a go. It's not 'wow' exactly, but it does the job, doesn't irritate my eyes and moisturises the delicate skin around my eyes pretty well.
The story behind this one is pretty boring–basically I ran out of clear topcoat (I feel like I'm always buying topcoats...) and just needed a new one haha This is my favourite because it's quick to apply thanks to the wide brush and quick to dry.
Anna Sui Pocket Mirror
I know this technically isn't from Priceline, but my aunty visited from China and gave this to me as a gift and I wanted to share it with you guys :) I've adored the Anna Sui collections forever for the gorgeously ornate packaging so I feel really lucky that I now have one to call my own. I'm going to treasure it.
I already own a really similar jumper that I wear a lot, but I can't wear that to work, so since that one is getting old I decided to upgrade to this lil cutie. I love wearing high-waisted bottoms, so this cropped cut is absolutely perfect for me. Plus the torso is a bit baggy while the sleeves are fitted, so it gives a really cool, casual vibe. Ahhhhhh I just want to wear this 24/7!
Again, a cute little crop! I don't normally wear t-shirts (I have broader shoulders) but this suited me really well, which was so unusual for a tee! The black and white stripes mean that it's a really versatile piece so it should suit whatever bottoms I decide to pair it with at work. Plus the material is super soft!
I seem to go through skinny belts really fast! I think it's because I only ever own one at a time and continuously wear it until it wears out haha I had this really nice leopard print one from Mink Pink, but I wore it so much that the leather just wore out until it came away in pieces... So I needed a stronger upgrade and I loved the gold chains on this belt. I wear it with my high waisted skinny jeans but I think it's meant to be worn on the hips, so I'll have to make another hole so I can tighten it to fit my waist.
In case you're wondering, I did actually get a pair in each colour, not just one shoe! I'd been debating whether or not to get jellies for the longest time (will they suit me?/but they're so cute!) and I eventually caved and bought them in two colours. This is really unusual for me; I'm not the sort of person who buys multiples of the same thing! But I figured the black would be great for everyday go-with-everything wear, while the glitters would be adorable with frilly socks (yes, socks and sandals!).
Jezabel NL $29.95
(not listed on the Sportsgirl website but it's available in store)
There's something about mint green, teal and turquoise that is so appealing in the warmer months; maybe because it reminds me of the ocean? I couldn't resist picking this up to wear at work, it's a chunky statement piece that is adjustable (thanks to that extra little clasp), so you can wear it long or around your collar. Two necklaces in one? Done!
The sorts of necklaces that sit around your collar are my favourites because I tend to wear tops and dresses with a higher neckline, as well as collared shirts. So these sorts of shorter necklaces sit perfectly and again, I couldn't resist that minty green!
What's something you're itching to buy but waiting until it goes on sale? Let me know in the comments below!
Disclaimer: Even though I now work at Sportsgirl, everything was bought with my own money (with a staff discount) and all thoughts, opinions and words are my own.