05/06/2014

Collective Haul // 16 going on 17

It was my 17th birthday in May, the 11th to be precise, so I do have a bit of a haul to share with you guys! Majority were gifts from my amaze friends, but I also used some birthday vouchers I got from some shops for being part of their 'club'. I've signed up to like all of the stores haha, it's basically free money as I like to say!













































The Body Shop Moringa Soap, Shower Gel and Body butter, and Passionberry Born Lippy
A couple of my friends actually unintentionally matched as one got me the soap duo and the other got me the mini body butter in the same scent! I've already dug into the body butter and am thoroughly enjoying it - the scent is definitely growing on me! I'm actually not a big fan of the Born Lippys, I don't find they do much in the moisturisation department. I used to have the strawberry one which I particularly didn't like because it was tinted and made my lips look all big and swollen. Passionberry on the other hand doesn't give off any colour, and the scent is delicious!

L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream and Almond Body cream samples
I got these for free from the store as my local(ish) shopping centre was having a bit of a 'do and the stores were having offers on. I've already tried both of these products and really like them!

e.l.f Lip Balm Tint in Nude
I picked this up from iHerb to make up the cost to get a $10 voucher off in the order for my friend's birthday gift. It was somewhat spontaneous, though I did look up a few reviews and they all seemed to really like it! The shade is a really nice peachy nude. Similar to Revlon Complex but a sheerer, glossy balm version.

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
Aaah it is finally mine! This was the one product that I really wanted so I was ecstatic when a few of my friends got it for me. Mm rosy-neutral deliciousness is contained in that box. I can tell it's most definitely probably going to be in my June favourites.
























Witchery Picnic Check Poncho
I couldn't get a dece photo of its adorable-ness so I'm using it as the background haha! Check out the link to see what it properly looks like. Yes it's from the kids section, but what can I say, it's adorable. I bought it because I had a $20 bday voucher, a $10 vouch for doing a survey, plus my mum and dad's survey vouchers, plus it was 20% off knitwear SO it came down to like SIX DOLLARS from SEVENTY. Bargain-bagger Tasha strikes again! Its so adorable and cosy - I love it!

Kmart Novelty socks in the Pug pattern!!
Ah ma gahd, LOOK AT HIS FACE. These are the most adorable socks I will ever own, though they also have a kitten print which was all sold out and hopefully they'll be mine too! I bought these because, well, just look at them, and they were only $1.50! Realistically, they look really weird on (he gets all distorted), and I probably won't wear them out but we'll see...

Mimco Pony Set in Black
The Mimcollective (I see what you did there ;) ) gives out $30 vouchers for your birthday so defs take advantage of that peeps! I purchased this little set of three hair bands with rose gold charms which were $29.95 so I didn't have to pay in (that's how I operate yo). I like that they look good on the wrist as well as the hair! BUT I would never pay money for these because the actual elastic is TERRIBLE. Like it's flimsy, thin and just plain shit. Get yo act together Mimco! I can get $2 ones from Woolies which are way better.

Assorted Earrings
I got a few pairs of earrings for my birthday as well. Excited for them, especially the blue ones from Colette as I don't have too many dangly pairs that I actually wear.























kikki.K Uppsala Small Pouch
I got a $10 voucher from kikki.K and decided to purchase this little pouch and pay in $4.95. I thought it was too adorable to pass up! I love the fruity, delicate print and I thought it would be sweet for makeup, or random bits and bobs.

kikki.K Wooden Greeting Stamp Set
So a couple of weeks down the track, I get an email to say that I hadn't spent my bday voucher, which I clearly did. I'm not complaining though! So I went in and purchased this stamp set which was on sale to begin with and so I only paid around $3 for it. Weird that, I guess the first lady must not have registered that I used it? Oh wells, like I say, free moneeeyy! [Gawd I'm so Asian]

Clutch bags from Ruby&Kit and Forever New
Both gifts from my lovely friends. I was actually in need of a clutch so these were perfect! The black one is a great size, and I'm sure I'll be using it heaps as it will basically go with anything! The Forever New one is so pretty, a light pastel blue and white. Very mod and sweet I think.

I did leave out a couple of things which I didn't think were worth sharing on here, or I forgot, or I'd already put them away, but this is the majority, and I'm very thankful :)! I also got a voucher to a cosmetics store so no doubt the aftermath of that will be cropping up soon. My fambam mainly bought me a ticket to see Katy Perry at the end of the year (YAY!), especially since tix are RIDONK expensive, like whoah dere. The Prismatic tour looks like it's going to be SO good though. Any other Bday money is going to my New Zealand trip at the end of the year as well.

I hope you guys found this post somewhat interesting, and I just thought I'd share the new things that have come my way :)

36 comments:

  1. The Naked 3 palette is my second favorite UD palette it's so beautiful~

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    1. They're all beautiful! I'm just so excited to finally have one haha :)

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  2. Happy birthday hon! I've been loving the Moringa body mist over the past six months. Not a fan of their more food-y scents, but this one is beautiful! Enjoy your goodies :D

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    1. Thank you! I actually haven't smelt an awful lot of their scents, but I am really enjoying slathering myself in all these Moringa products!

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  3. Ahhh great presents! I applaud you on those great voucher deals you snapped up! I turned 17 a month ago and I went to eat San Churros for free. It was heaven.

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    1. Oh yeah they have free churros on your birthday, I keep forgetting to sign up but I don't think I'd have been able to get to a san churro on my bday!

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  4. Happy Birthday girl! Looks like a lovely haul, you shall be having so much fun playing with all of your goodies! x

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    1. Thank you! Yes indeed I will, hehe!

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  5. I love the stamp set, and I hope to get the Naked Basics, but have fun with your new Naked 3! :)

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. It is very cute, and yes I am sure I will be having fun with it!

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  6. Happy belated birthday!! Such a great haul you've got there, and I may or may not be just tad bit jealous that you have the Naked 3 palette (still trying to convince myself that I need it ahaha)! Your socks are too cute by the way and from Kmart too!

    Chantalle x
    ceceandgrace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I know right, those socks are so adorable and so cheap!!

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  7. An UD Naked 3 - Nice! :D Those bags are super cute. And those socks!!! I actually like the picnic check background, haha! An idea for future photos? ;)

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    1. Yeah! I'm so excited about it. Haha, yeah I really liked it as a bg too, and haha will put it in my arsenal!

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  8. Happy Birthday and you got a lot of great things! The UD palette looks beautiful! :-)


    New Chanel Les Beiges Multi Color No. 02 review | TheConscienceFund

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    1. Thank you! Yes I'm very thankful :)

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  9. Happy belated birthday!!!!

    eeep envious of your Naked palette! The socks are adorable :)

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

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    1. Thanks! I know them envious feels, but now I have my own yaaaay!

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  10. Naked 3 is on my wish list and those socks are so cute
    Happy belated birthday gorgeous x

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    1. Thank you! I know right, too cute to pass up!

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  11. Happy belated birthday! What a beautiful haul you have there and you are one savvy shopper! Ooo, the Urban Decay Naked Palette! :)

    The socks are just too cute that I'd wouldn't want to wear them in case they got dirty.

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    1. Thank you! Haha, I pride myself on my savvy shopping :D Haha yeah, they'll probably be an at home only pair of socks!

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  12. Happy 17th girl :D
    Looks like you got a lot of birthday goodies!

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  13. so many gorgeous things. LOVE the clutches ! having a white and black its a very thoughtful idea. Naked 3 : APPROVED! and I really wanna try the lip balm
    this was a good haul, I must say
    xxx
    http://loadsof-joy.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely, though I like the slight pop of colour on the white one. Why thank you!

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  14. Oh wow, happy happy birthday! Do enjoy your last few years of being a teen! I remember turning 17...next thing I knew I was 18 already! I'm so jealous of your naked3 purchase! I would love it eventually and also that passion fruit lip balm was a fave of mine! The clutches look lovely too!

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    1. Thank you! Haha, I will! Oh really, I actually am really liking the lip balm as well - the smell gets me everytime.

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  15. Love your photos. You manage to make busy look so appealing!
    Also, I LOVE that pouch.

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    1. Aww thank you, I was like...I hope it's not too cluttered and hectic!

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  16. Happy belated birthday! You got so many goodies omg, and those pugs socks :O!!! They're so cute, pugs' faces are basically 80% eyes! But I definitely need to sign up to more shops, who doesn't want free money?

    Yige || Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. Thank you! I know right, the eyes are ADORABLE. Ikr! Some of my friends are 'too lazy'. I'm like HOW can you be too lazy for FREE MONEY?! They're clearly not asian enough (slash they're not asian at all lols).

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  17. Amazing picks! Naked 3 is such an exciting purchase and those pug socks are adorable :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I'll definitely be using your Naked3 looks for inspiration!

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  18. ....SERIOUSLY????? HOW MANY FRIENDS DO YOU HAVE? I get stuck buying my own presents for my own birthday (well, technically my parents dump money into my bank account constantly, so I guess that's a present within itself)
    I NEEEEED THOSE PUG SOCKS!!!! AND THAT STAMP KIT! How much were the Katy tix anyways?

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    1. Lawls, it was only because I actually had a birthday party this month - it was fandom themed!! We had trivia and it was awesome. I feel like you would have really liked it haha :) Haha wish I had dumploads of moolah.
      GUURRRL YOU DO (need the pug socks). Who knows?! Maybe I'll get you a pair in our impromptu swap? If they still sell them then haha. They were $160 and that's just the general mosh.

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