13/05/2013

Collective Haul | Birthday and Bits & Bobs

Howdy! So on Saturday, it was my birthday! I thought I would do a bit of a haul on the things I bought with my birthday money. I also bought a few other things that I didn't necessarily use my bday money for, but were essentials! That's my excuse anyway...haha.


So, I've pretty much gotten all of what was on my first wishlist (all the things I really wanted at least) and the thing I was most excited about were the Real Techniques brushes!!! It was actually perfect when iHerb had their 20% off sale on the brushes, which made them even cheaper (along with a discount code)!! In my opinion that is a totally awesome bargain, keeping in mind iHerb sells the brushes at American RRP where Priceline sells them for more than double that! 


I bought the;
Core Collection (includes the Buffing Brush!) for $14.39 (full price $18).
Starter Set for $14.39 (full price $18)
Stippling Brush for $7.99 (full price $9.99)
Blush brush for $7.19 (full price $8.99)
I also picked up the Queen Helen Mint Julep Masque for $3.84, which is crazy cheap for the amount you get. I've heard really good things about this.
So with a $10 off code, it all came to a mere $41.80. Crazy!
You can use my discount code TKZ374 (First orders only) for $5 off or $10 off if you spend more than $40.


Kmart is quickly becoming my favourite store (lol, but seriously.) as lately it has been having really good sales and their stuff is so cheap. Across the board; clothes, shoes, candles, other essential shiz. CHEAP.
Anyway, I picked up three of the Face of Australia Glitterati polishes as they were having $4 off FOA, these worked out to be 75c (like I said, CHEAP)! I got Studio 54, Dancing Queen and Lookin' for some hot stuff. Sadly these were the only shades in stock, I'm still looking out for the milky ones!
I bought the Beauty Care Co Makeup remover pads and green tea facial wipes. Both were $2 each. Firstly, how cheap is that! You get 200 pads for $2! I usually get the Woolies ones (80 pack for $3) but no more!
Kmart also had a sale on some lippies for $5 each. I picked up the Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in the shade Salsa.

One more thing that I picked up from Priceline, the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Camellia Perfume. It was $15 for 100mL, pretty cheap. A spur of the moment purchase, but I really like the scent!


I went to Daiso which recently opened up in the Myer Centre, Queen St Mall. I was super excited as I've already been to one in Hong Kong and I had a blast! Everything was $2.80. I didn't go crazy at all and definitely could've bought more. Sadly though the Makeup Sponge detergent was sold out which is what I really wanted. They literally have everything, sweets, drinks, storage pieces, crockery and some cosmetics and skincare, and MOAR.
I picked up a sheet mask because I've really wanted to try one! I got the Collagen one (not that I really need it) but I'm hoping it will provide some moisture to my skin. My friend who was with me bought the Q10 one so we swapped so we could try both (you get 3 in a pack)!

More skincare bits:
I managed to buy the Origins Clear Improvement mask which was on my wishlist for $34 from Kit Cosmetics. I also grabbed a sample of the Drink Up Intensive mask (to which the SA was quite sour about...). Sadly at both Kit and Mecca, they didn't have the Soap & Glory cleanser that I wanted. Hurmph, I'll have to go online then.
Another thing to cross off my wishlist is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo which I'm super excited to get using! I bought mine from Terry White Chemists for $25.95. Not every store stocks LRP so you can find a local stockist here.
Lastly is a freebie which arrived just in time for my birthday! You can get this little Neutrogena sample pack for free as they are celebrating 50 years. As at the writing of this post, it is still available here. Simply follow the gift app directions and you'll be on your way!


So those were my self-gifted gifts for my self, haha. I also did get some other things from my sisters (Blackmilk leggings!) but I seriously need to go on a spending ban now!



21 comments:

  1. Haha i can't believe a Daiso opened up in Australia! That's so cool. Great deals you found! I'm trying to use up all my stuff before I buy anymore but it's pretty hard :(

    Would love to hear reviews about the brushes

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    1. Yeah, I'm fairly sure there's already one in Melbourne, and maybe Sydney? But yay! Hmm, yeah I figure I just did an empties, so it's time for a haul! (Not really, but any excuse will do, hehe) I'll be sure to have my reviews up soon!

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  2. Happy belated birthday! My boyfriends birthday was last friday! I'm so envious of those brushes! I've only got two! I'll have to order more this year as the quality is really quite awesome. I hope you enjoy everything you've got!

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    1. Thanks! Haha, Happy Birthday to him! I've been wanting the brushes for the longest time, pretty much a whole year! I am so glad I finally have them - and want more!!

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  3. Wow what a great haul! I cannot believe I did not know that the FOA Glitterati polishes were only a mere 75c at Kmart- I am kicking myself for that! I took advantage of the iHerb 20% off too, I absolutely love Real Techniques brushes and I got the powder and blush brushes :) I buy the makeup rounds from Kmart too- it is definitely the cheapest I've seen them at. I've been wanting to try the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo after reading so many reviews of it, but I'll love to see what you think of it!

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    1. Thanks! I have Candice to thank for notifying me of Kmart's sales. I was debating getting the powder brush, but I can use the blush brush for powder. Kmart is the only place I'm gonna buy them from now! I'll be sure to do my review once I've trialled it for a while - I hope it works well! :)

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  4. Wow. I placed an iHerb order the last day of the sale but backed out because I simply don't need them. :( And that's weird- the salesgirl at Kit was really nice and happily gave me two samples... But that's such an amazing haul- happy birthday! I got the Neutrogena sample pack too- kindof wish I'd said I had sensitive skin or something different because I selected combination and they gave me three foaming cleansers that'll probably wreak havoc on my skin.

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    1. Thanks! Aww, good restraint! Yeah, she said it wouldn't suit my skintype if I was using the Clear Improvement, I didn't really tell her much about my skin though so....
      The Neutrogena packs come prepackaged! So yeah, I thought it was pretty silly of them to have 3 cleansers - I would have rathered a moisturiser.

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  5. Awesome haul! I have been loving the amazing sales at Kmart recently! :)
    x

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  6. What an amazing haul! You're going to love the RT brushes - especially the buffing brush! It's one of my favourites :D x

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    1. I've already used them a handful of times - and I DO love them (as I predicted I would)! Especially the buffing brush ;), blush brush and contour brush!

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  7. Those brushes are so cheap! You got them at fantastic value and they are amazing brushes (though I haven't tried the eye set myself) - enjoy them! Also the makeup remover pads you bought are probably the cheapest I've come across - been using Daiso's 2x90 pack for $2.80 which I thought was unbeatable value, but I guess not!

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    1. I'm so happy I managed to get all the ones I wanted for such a good deal! It rounds out to less than $4 a brush - crazy! Yes, they are so cheap (is it weird that I get excited over cheap cotton?)!

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  8. Wowowow so jealous of your haul!
    You got so many awesome goodies, like RT <3
    And I've heard great things about that Mint Julep mask.

    Sheri x

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    1. I'm so excited I finally have the Real Techniques brushes! The Mint Julep mask is totally raved about, and it was sooo cheap too!

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  9. OOh nice haul!!! What an awesome value on those brushes ^_^

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, they were so cheap!

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  10. Such a big haul :) those brushes look awesome ! if I were you I would be so excited to try them ! Thanks for sharing ! PLease do drop by my blog if you have a chance

    Cherry ~~

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