Monday, 20 April 2015

HAUL: Mecca Maxima, Sportsgirl, Cotton On and more!

How has it been AUGUST since I last did a haul post?!

Well, then it's definitely about time that I did a little (or a lot of) shopping to make up for it!

These items all had me forking out the cash, and with good reason. There are some amazing pieces in this haul and I hope it helps you add a couple of things to your wishlist. And as usual, all of the items below are linked if available, just in case you want to make a sneaky little purchase yourself. Happy shopping!

Chic Cropped Shirt - $5.00 on sale, Cotton On Body

I have a thing for cropped t-shirts (but ones that cover my belly button!) because I love high-waisted bottoms, so shorter shirts and tees just tend to sit better on me than longer ones. And funny story; when I picked this up at Cotton On, I didn't even realise it's actually a pyjama top! I'll be wearing it out of the house though, don't you worry! And for five bucks, it was such a steal.

Urban Sport Cable Cardi - $49.99 on sale, Sportsgirl

On cold days, there's nothing better than rugging up in a knitted, oversized cardie. I love the varsity-style of this one and it's incredibly cosy! I can picture myself wearing this with a coloured, collared shirt, black skinny jeans and chunky boots. Just add a cup of tea!

Check Up On It Scarf - $16.96, Cotton On

There's something about the grid print that's going around lately - I just can't get enough! I originally wanted this scarf in white (with black stripes), but after going to a bunch of different stores and it being sold out in every one, I settled for the black. And I actually think I love it more! It's thick and super warm, plus it's massive so it can easily be used as a shawl or throw blanket if need be.

'M' Beanie - $2.00 on sale, Cotton On

I have a growing beanie collection - aside from flower crowns, they're the only type of headwear that suits me! This one was only two bucks and I love the wintery berry colour. I can only imagine the questions I'm going to get when I wear it; What does the M stand for? You tell me. Magnificent? Meow? Much beanie, such cosy? You. Tell. Me.

Peri Cut Out Flat - $69.95, Sportsgirl

You know when you walk into a store and fall in love with an item instantly? But you talk yourself out of buying it, and then can't stop thinking about it all night? That's what happened with these amazing lace-ups, and I went straight back into Sportsgirl the next day and bought a pair. I. CAN'T. STOP. STARING. AT. THEM. New shoes = a very happy Jess.

Urban Originals W15 Pagan Poetry Crossbody - $79.95, David Jones

I love a good bag, but I only ever buy one if I need it. I'm much more compulsive when it comes to makeup! So when my old faithful cross body bag admitted defeat after two years of use, I knew it was time to upgrade. This UO sling is the perfect size for carrying my wallet, phone, keys and a lipstick, which is all I really carry with me when I go out. And you can't see it in the photo below, but the inside is actually leopard print - I love a little design surprise!

Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder - $11.95, Priceline

In the colder months, I prefer my skin to have a more matte look. Normally I'd use a mattifying primer to get that effect because my skin used to be fairly dry, but now that my skin has started to behave itself and be a lot more even, I can get away with using a powder to set my makeup. I've already started using this and it provides just a little extra coverage to even out my complexion, and the finish is so soft and natural! Love, love, love it.

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics - $42.00, Mecca Maxima

I have a confession. On UD Day, I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to line up at Mecca Maxima for the Urban Decay launch. At FOUR. THIRTY. Granted, crazy behaviour aside, my best friend and I were second and third in line and it was such a great morning meeting other beauty obsessives! I picked up a bunch of items, including the Naked2 Basics. I have a review and a tutorial for this little cutie in the works, so stay tuned over the coming weeks for more details on this beauty!

Urban Decay Naked Palette - $78.00, Mecca Maxima

FINALLY. YOU. ARE. MINE. I'm quite aware that I sound like a crazy person, but can anyone relate!? Finally us Aussie beauties are able to get our hands on the Naked Palettes without having to organise overseas shipping services! I now have a complete trio of Naked Palettes and I cannot wait to start using this one. Both 2 and 3 don't 100% suit me, so I'm keen to create some looks with the original.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - $36.00, Mecca Maxima

Embarrassing story; I dropped my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer down the side of the car seat. And it's lodged in there. ARGH, right?! But I used the opportunity to pick up the new Urban Decay Naked Concealer. I've heard so many good reviews of this gorgeous product, so I'm excited to see how it wears. For almost $40, it better be good!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray - $22.00, Mecca Maxima

I was so excited to finally get my hands on this cult product! A setting spray that keeps your makeup looking fresh for hours upon hours? YES. PLEASE. I picked up the smaller size because it's convenient for keeping in my bag for quick touch-ups throughout the day, but you can also get the full size bottle for $44.00 at Mecca.

Matte Nail It! in 'Pastel Blue' - $9.95, Sportsgirl

Kit Cosmetics Nail Polish in 'Dig Deep' - $15.95, Mecca Maxima

With a nail polish collection that's threatening to spill out of my bathroom drawer, I think it's safe to say that I really don't need any more! But alas... It is never enough! These two shades look gorgeously creamy and I love that they are both vibrant, yet soft. I've been eyeing both of them for ages, so I figured future Jess' bank account can worry about it.

 The Perfect Bun Kit - $7.99, Lovisa

I'm the kind of person that cannot perfect a topknot unless I have about half an hour. Which kind of defeats the purpose of the no-fuss bun! So I'm hoping that an actual bun maker will help make the process easier and a whole lot quicker. #Ijustwantanextradaywithoutwashingmyhair #realtalk

What are some new things you've bought lately? Let me know in the comments below!



  1. Amazing haul! So many UD goodies. Can't wait to hear what you think about Naked basics, concealer and setting spray! Those shoes are so cute as well!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. OMG I did not know Mecca stocks UD stuff now! Need to add the Naked palettes to my wishlist now.

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