Thursday, 11 April 2013

Shopping Haul Autumn 2013

I'm not going to sugar coat it, I'm a summer person. Through and through. I don't like having to peel off layers of clothing whenever I go inside, I don't like being caught in the rain (though I do love sitting inside while it pours) and I don't like having to redo my hair because the wind decided to get up close and personal with my locks. #ughautumnandwinter #firstworldproblems #rantover #yesiamhashtagginginablogpost

BUT there is one thing that makes the colder months more bearable to me, and that is using the chilly weather as an excuse to go shopping to buy a bunch of things to prep for winter. Almost all of the items in today's haul post are winter-related, and I might even be starting to look forward to June. #maybe #stopwiththehashtagging #imtalkingtomyselfagain

Anyway, here are the cosy couple of items that I bought, plus a few tips here and there on how to get ready to face the cold! 

Kigurumi Pikachu Onesie - Ebay ($20.59)
Before I start, I just have to say I LOVE THIS ONESIE SO MUCH! I have wanted this for months and months now, and after an online order fiasco late last year where the first Pikachu onesie I ordered got lost in the mail, I finally have my fluffy little baby! It's super soft and cosy, and even though I bought it for my friend's Twenty-Onesie (clever birthday theme, hey!) and it'll be a snug addition come winter, if we're honest, I really didn't need an excuse to buy this. I wanted to be Pikachu when I was a kid. DREAMACHIEVEDILOVEITSOMUCH.

Black velvet dress - A shop whose name I can't remember haha ($34.99)
I originally bought this to wear at my friend's Easter party because I had black bunny ears and thought it would be fun to go in a soft, fur-like dress. Like a rabbit. Yep. Anyway, this dress is super comfy and would look great in winter with coloured tights and a woolen coat. Plus velvet is such a winter fabric, don't you think?

Tights & Socks - Basque, Sportsgirl and Rubi Shoes (around $10-$20)
Okay, so I went a little crazy. But if you're anything like me, tights seem to run and tear SO EASILY and my washing machine eats socks. So I thought I'd better stock up. I'm especially excited to wear the colourful Sportsgirl tights - how cute are they! I'm a little hesitant to wear the over the knee socks from Sportsgirl, but I've seen so many amazing fashion bloggers do it that I decided I am going to give it a try! Sometime...

TreSemme Heat Tamer Protective Spray - Priceline ($7.99 on special)
Since Melbourne is renowned for its windy weather (my university is like a wind tunnel), my hair can look like a banshee's sometimes. And now that I straighten my fringe everyday, I thought I'd better invest in a heat protectant so I don't burn my bangs off, like that poor girl in that viral video did.

Schwarzkopf Instant Volume Powder - Coles (around $8)
Having straight hair, sometimes it can fall flat in the wet weather and look limp. No fun. So I thought that a volumizing powder would be a great quick pick-me-up for my locks to inject some life back into it when the weather has wrecked havoc with it.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation in "201 Classic Beige" - Priceline ($15.50)
I have been searching for a foundation with no SPF in it forever, because it's a little known fact that if you wear a foundation with sunscreen in it and you have your picture taken with a flash, THAT'S why your face looks super white compared to your body! SPF reflects light, it makes sense, doesn't it? So this is my new night time pick. Plus this foundation is good for oily skin like mine, bonus.

Revlon Lip Butter in "060 Gumdrop" - Priceline ($21.95)
Baby pinky lilac lip colours are really having a thing with me at the moment, I love that doll-like effect such a cute colour creates. I feel like I don't need to say to much about the Lip Butters as pretty much every beauty blogger I know absolutely adores them (myself included). This colour in particular though is super sweet, and not a crazy 90s purple. It's a lot easier to wear than you might think!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in "Cherish" - Priceline ($17.95)
You can probably tell by the photo that I've already used this. A lot. But I just love it so muuuuuuuuuuch! Most pink lip shades don't suit me, so I was super pleased when I discovered that this absolutely adorable dolly pink suited me really well! Because it's a crayon-like product (think the Clinique Chubby Sticks) it's really easy to apply on the go. And being a stain, the staying power is great, so there'll be no colour loss on my lips due to the rain for me!

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Water Proof Eyeliner Pencil in "Black" - Priceline ($9.95)
I wanted to wear a black liner on my waterline the other day (I normally wear white) and discovered that it was well and truly time to chuck that old black liner out. And after trying this one, I'm baffled why I never bought it earlier! It's super pigmented and lasts all day, and I don't think I can go back to wearing white liner after discovering this one!

Garnier Clean Sensitive Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover - Priceline ($7.99)
I've started using the Schwing liquid eyeliner by TheBalm, and it is a super pain to take off! Think of panda eyes and multiply that by 10 and that is what I look like when I try to use makeup wipes on my peepers. So I thought it was about time that I invested in a eye makeup remover to do all the hard work for me. Cha-ching!

What can't you live without in the cold weather? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Cute onesies! It is adorable! Love your hauls too! I wish I can wear socks and tights the whole year but the tropical climate in my country is hindering me.


  2. OMG! That onesie is seriously adorable, I am a die-hard Pokefan! It actually wasn't that expensive either? I actually really like Autumn/Winter, cosy-ing up to the fire in my deliciously soft snuggie...haha but it can seriously be a pain when you're waking up at 6 in the morning!

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  5. Cute onesies! It is definitely adorable! Love your hauls besides! If only we can use socks and tights the whole 12 months but the tropical climate within my nation will hindering me personally.

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  9. I adore the black velvet dress, definitely a cute winter staple! Wish you remembered where you got it :P Loving the posts as usual girl! xx Ellie.


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