Saturday, 15 September 2012

Collective Shopping Haul - Maybelline, Australis, Lovisa and more!

Hi everyone!

Wow it's been a little while since I last did a haul post! As the Spring time has been settling in, I've bought a range of things over the last few weeks, so I thought it was time to do a collective haul and share where all my money's disappearing to haha

Seventeen's Ultimate Guide To Beauty - $27.99 (Dymocks)
I can't really buy magazines like Seventeen here in Australia, so whenever I see something that I know will be hard to get, I usually snap it up pretty quickly! This is a great book which I've just started reading, it has some great beauty tips and is very likely to soon become my beauty bible along with Zoe Foster's "About Face"! It even features tutorials by two of my favourite beauty gurus Michelle Phan (MichellePhan) and Bethany Mota (macbarbie07)!

On The Road by Jack Kerouac - $6
Every Wednesday at my university, there's a second-hand book stall held by this darling old man, and this is the second book I've bought from him (the first was "Never Let Me Go" by  Kazuo Ishiguro). I've been wanting to read this since the film is coming out later this month, and I always like to read the book before going to see the film adaptations.

Tangle Teezer - $29.95 (Bailey's - my hairdresser)
Before your jaw drops because I bought such an expensive hair brush, let me explain why!! This jellybean shaped brush of loveliness is the best detangling brush I have ever used! I have really thick hair, so I'm forever getting knots in it, and it always hurts to brush them out, so this crazy coloured thing is a lifesaver. Plus it makes my hair so SO soft when I use it!

Artiste by Manicare Stippling Brush no. 17 - $17.95
Models Prefer Smudge Brush no. MPP123 - $12.99
(both from Priceline)
I tend to use my fingers to apply my foundation (I can hear you shuddering!) because it's quicker and I find the warmth of my fingers helps blend the product, but I really wanted a brush because I've heard that they give you that more "flawless" look. I already have a flat foundation brush, so I thought I'd try a stippling one, and I love it! It really does help your makeup go on evenly, and you get that airbrushed look really fast. As for the smudge brush, I just thought it would make my life easier when blending my eye shadow haha (and it does!).

Duuet Nail Decals in "Portsea" - $10.95 (
As you know from this post, I adore stick on nail applications because they just make it so easy to wear a super cute pattern in a fraction of the time! I was recommended to Duuet by a friend, and fell in love with this cute teal coloured wave/kimono design. I have my university ball next week and am planning on dressing up my digits with these babies <3

Australis Colour Corrector Green Concealer - $10.95 (Priceline)
I have wanted to try a green concealer for a while and thought this product was a well-priced one to start with. It makes sense - green is the opposite on the colour wheel to red, so you'd think it'd help make your red areas less obvious, right? Then you just apply your normal concealer over the top. While this does an okay job, it's a bit too wet for my liking and has a bit of shimmer in it (which makes me think flash photography would just highlight the areas I'm covering up...), but it still helps reduce redness, and you only need a tiiiiiiiiiiiiny bit :)

Maybelline Baby Lips in "Pink Glow" - $3.95 (Coles)
I LOVE the Baby Lips range, and I have every single one (except the eucalyptus which sounds yucky haha). Normally with lip balms, you end up losing them, or just buying another one, but I have finished three of the Baby Lips already! This is a new flavour that's just come out, and it has a nice strawberry/berry scent, which is so yummy! Plus - this is the best bit - while it goes on sheer and clear, after a few applications, your lips start to look pinker! It's like a build on lip-stain, and I love it!

Maybelline Color Tattoo by EyeStudio in "Tough as Taupe" - $11.95 (Coles)
I bought this at a supermarket because it had a special introductory price of $8.95, so I thought I'd give it a go since I've been hearing a lot about it on YouTube. And it doesn't disappoint! It's a creme eyeshadow with super staying power (that sounds like Super Saiyan haha) and the taupe shade I bought is a nice neutral matte colour that goes well as the base for a smoky eye.

Rose Gold Fern Collar Necklace - $22.99 (Lovisa)
I'm wearing a high and straight necklined dress to my uni ball and wanted something pretty to dress my decolletage up, and I thought this rose gold necklace was so unusual and pretty! I love the rope tie-up and the fern-like collar, so I thought it'd make a fine addition to my little black dress and the Duuet nail applications from earlier in the post!

What have you bought lately, or maybe you have a wishlist or have your eye on something and are saving up? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. cool stuff, i want to have a copy of Seventeen's Ultimate Guide To Beauty!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

  2. Thanks for posting this! Otherwise I would have not have known about Seventeen's beauty book! Can't wait to get my hands on it now. :)

    1. No worries! I was so surprised to see it in my bookstore in Melbourne (Australia)! x

  3. never thought of using a green concealer! might check it out!!

    happy sunday!! :D there is a new post on my blog. I would love to have your views :)

  4. cool blog.

  5. Nice stuffs!! Like the book to! i'll try to find it in a bookstore in paris but i think it won't be a piece of cake...
    You're sooo lucky your at the beginning of spring! for us fall is starting...
    Bisous de claudine

  6. i love those babylips lip balms! it's so funny how the packaging is different where you are though! the pink is my favorite as well!


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