19/06/2013

Haul | A Hop to the Shop

Today I have a haul post of some things I have picked up recently - and a cute little visitor who you'll see at the end! Almost everything here was purchased on sale/at a discounted price - we all know how much I love me some budget beauty!


First up for some nail polish (as per the usual):


My sister who works for a hair magazine recently went to Hair Expo in Sydney. At hair expo they have booths with brands selling their products and OPI was there selling their polishes for $10 each! I decided to take advantage of the half price discount and pick up a couple. I went for unique polishes as $10 is still quite expensive (for me) haha. 
I've been wanting to try out the liquid sand formula for some time, however none of them really appealed to me except for Jinx which is from the latest Bond Girls collection. I'll have a NOTD up soon-ish for it!
I also grabbed Lights of Emerald city from the Oz the Great and Powerful collection as the unique glitter combo appealed to me and it looked so amazing from sleepandwater's photos!

I also grabbed the milky glitters from the Face of Australia glitterati collection that I really wanted. There aren't very many milky glitters on the market, let alone at such a good price point. I got these for $3.70 each on sale at Big W. The shades are Funky Town, Heart of Glass (already worn and it looks so pretty!) and Boogie Wonderland.


For the few makeup bits:

I managed to grab the Revlon Multi-use palette from my Myer. This is quite an old product from some 3 years ago - but have no fear it was still sealed and in perfect condition! I was, you could call it, 'discount diving' in what seemed like the mountain of clearanced products in my Myer and stumbled across it for a mere $1! I could not leave the store without it, and I had seen a few good things about it particularly on sleepandwater's blog (seriously, an amazing blog!). 

I picked up this Lip gloss wand from Witchery which may seem like an odd place to be beauty shopping and I've never heard/read anything about their products (I do own a couple of nail polishes which are pretty good). The reason I bought this was because of the Witchery club thing. If you (Aussies) aren't already signed up I highly urge you to as during your birthday month you get a $20 gift voucher! No strings attached, just basically free cash to spend there. You can become a member here. They have a small collection of products like the lip glosses, lip sticks, nail polishes, perfumes, body cream and wash, candles and hand creams. I believe all of which are under $20 - might as well get a free product! Or you can always put it toward a piece of clothing or whatnot. A few of the products were on sale at the time of my purchase. The lip gloss full price is $14.95 (I think) but it was on sale for $7.95. I was initially going to get three of these in different shades, but turns out I had $40 on my card! $20 for my birthday and another $20 from some other reward - I don't know where from but I certainly wasn't asking questions! So I got a sweater which was reduced to $35 and this gloss in the shade Blossom. I'll have a review up but - spoiler alert - I love it!

Lastly, a couple of Rimmel things from Target. I bought the Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara (which has garnered many positive reviews from the UK) which was on introductory offer for $11.95 (RRP 17.95). But what really pushed me to the register was that it came with a bonus Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in shade Black. These retail for something like $9 so I thought that was an awesome bargain and I've been wanting to try these liners for a while.


I bought a few Soap & Glory skincare bits from ebay. The seller I used was very good and it arrived in about a week from the UK. I got the Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser which I've wanted for a while. I couldn't find it in my Mecca or Kit and I don't believe they stocked it but I do know it is available online and probably in other stores. I picked it up for $22 (incl. shipping), but here it retails for $28. I also bought the Night in shining armour Cream while I was there. I was led to this from reading reviews on the cleanser - it got a 4.6 on makeupalley which I think is pretty dang good (makeupalley can be vicious sometimes!). I've been after a good night cream now that we're in winter so hopefully this'll be good! This cost around $28 (incl. shipping) but I don't believe this is available in Australia.

Lastly I picked up this Essence 24h hand protection balm in the scent Caramel Hot Chocolate. This was only $1.95 and it is limited edition so I thought I'd pick it up. Smells just like how I imagine the drink on the front would. 


And finally the little visitor I had yesterday whilst taking photos. I didn't want to get too close to scare him off so I had my camera at full zoom! An adorable wallaby just chillin' in my backyard munching on some grass. Hehe. And yes he inspired the title to this post :P


Anyways, that's all of it! Hope you enjoyed the post and reviews will be up in due time!

Any cute animals lurk your backyard?

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful haul you have there! :) I agree, Sleepandwater is an incredible blog!
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    1. Thanks! She's definitely one of my fave bloggers!

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  2. I saw those Essence hand creams but in Priceline they were sealed up and no testers were display so I didn't want to risk it in case they were dodgy. Nice SAG buys- I want to try their Gloss Stick Balms (just like how I want to try the CoverGirl and Clinique ones and every other new version to hit the market). Aww man you're so lucky to be able to have a sister who has access to the industry expos.

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    1. The hand cream is actually quite nice for the price - absorbs super quick, non greasy but not super moisturising. I guess it's a good handbag option. Their gloss sticks are very raved about!

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  3. Good job finding that $1 palette. Score! Lovely things you've picked up! I can't wait to see reviews on these! I'm especially interested in seeing reviews for the Soap & Glory products, if you're putting them up! I've been meaning to pick up Heart of Glitter from FoA for a while now, it's so pretty!

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    1. Such a good find! I'll have the S&G product reviews up soon - but I will need ample time to test them as they are skincare products!

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  4. I love the OPI polishes you picked up :) I tried that soap and glory cleanser and it broke me out, so I hope it works better for you!

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    1. They are very pretty! I hope so too! My skin isn't very sensitive so I'm crossing my fingers!

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  5. Great haul, you got great bargains, like that Revlon palette for $1 :O

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  6. You picked great products Ms. Tashi! I love the photo that you took. Coooooool! :)

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  7. Fab haul! So many lovely products to enjoy and test out :) I've been meaning to branch out more into Soap & Glory but just haven't gotten around to it yet. I really wanted to try the hot cloth cleanser but wasn't sure I wanted to spend $20 on it at Sephora in the US when I went last September. Looks like there's always eBay in case the urge arises :p The Witchery deal was really good - considering everything you bought was free! Looking forward to all the indepth reviews of individual items. That Revlon palette has a really nice coral cheek colour and highlight for evenings out! The lip colour is nice too, albeit a bit drying on its own. Thanks so much for the sweet mentions in this post as well :D

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    1. I agree that $22 is expensive for a cleanser, but my current one isn't doing much and I wanted to invest in one that hopefully will be better for my skin! That's the only time I'll ever shop at Witchery, haha. I'm liking the Revlon palette, but even if I don't get too much use out of it, I don't mind since it was only $1! Naw, your blog is one of my faves!

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  8. Great haul & savings, the Soap & Glory products look great! The nail polishes are so pretty, can't wait to see the liquid sands swatches! xx

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    1. Thanks! I've got it on my nails right now and I really like it!

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  9. Great haul! The S&G products you've picked up look fab! I really need to restock on some of the S&G products I've used up, so I'll definitely be checking out that eBay seller :)

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    1. Thanks! Would highly recommend! They stock pretty much everything and at a cheaper or same price as Australia!

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