Everybody loves a haul. I love watching hauls because it feels like I have been shopping with the YouTuber or Blogger that I relate with! As such, I thought I would share my latest exploits from my Rockhampton Stockland shopping trip, as well as a couple of online shopping packages I received in the mail (besides beauty boxes of course!)
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My first stop was to Priceline, to pick up items that you cannot find at my local ‘mini’ Priceline (seriously though, what a tease!)
First on my list to grab was the Real Techniques Brushes! There was not a lot to choose from as you can imagine, it was almost sold out! I got the Face Brush pack, which includes a Buffing Brush, a Pointed Foundation Brush, a Contour Brush and a Detail Brush. I’ve used these brushes already (I was busting too!) and they are so soft, and a not a great deal of product is left on the brushes like with other brands. I am so happy with this, and is probably my favourite purchase of the
Next I made a beeline towards the Bourjois stand. I was keen to get my hands on the Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation that I have seen on miss tango 2′s channel. I decided on 53 Light Beige and I am really happy with this formula so far. From the swatch it is very light and so easily blendable. I am looking forward to doing a review on this foundation in the future!
Right next to the Bourjois stand was the Essence stand, and goodness, I got a little overwhelmed! They had so much product to choose from and everything was so so cheap. I panicked and bought one item. Does that happen to anyone else? Despite my panic I was able to choose a a lovely pigmented silver colour. Looking forward to doing some radical things with this baby! A tutorial may be in store!
I happened to spot the Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat nail polish in a lovely light pink colour, and while I had overlooked these previously I thought I would give them a go. I’ve tried this one out and I think it will work better if I use a similar (or contrasting) colour as a base and go from there.
In the bargin bins (among some suspect looking products) I found this little beauty from Face of Australia. It’s a light lilac colour with glitter amongst it. This looks so pretty and I can’t wait to wear it!
It was a little difficult to get everything I bought from Sportsgirl into a picture, so here are a couple of things I bought. This sweet rose ‘daisy’ chain hair accessory is so cute. And yes I realise I am really late to the party with this one. I used to be a bit of a crafter and I thought I would make myself one. Unfortunately, I was also a lazy crafter and it never happened. It was on special so I thought I would just bite the bullet and buy one. I think these are so sweet and very cute for a warm, summery day.
Next I got two lipsticks from Sportsgirl, which I’ve never bothered looking at before. However, these two colours caught my eye. They both look very similar to colours from Lime Crime. While these are no way near dupes, I think D’Lilac and CosmoPop are very similar to these two colours. While D’Lilac is a great match, i think the Sportsgirl version of CosmoPop is a lot more wearable, as it’s not as bright, but has a really similar peachy tone. Both formulas are a little chalky, and these guys I don’t think are anywhere near as opaque as Lime Crime claims to be. Still, these are a good option for those who don’t want to buy online, don’t have a credit card or don’t want to wait 5 weeks to get your lipsticks!
Next from Sportsgirl I got this grey knit beanie with leather embossed letters spelling out RAD. I think this beanie is so funny and cute, definitely for more of my grungier outfits.
I also snagged the comfiest T-shirt on the planet from Sportsgirl. This amazing blue tee is made from the lightest cotton ever and is so snugly and comfy. I would live in this shirt if I could - a new favourite!
This cream knit shirt is another super comfy tee for the cooler months, and I think the colour paired with the cut and style of this shirt is so chic. I will be wearing this with jeans or leggings, and a cute statement necklace over the next month or so.
I found this shift dress in Ally, and it is nothing like what I already have in my closet, which is always a plus! The fabric feels such good quality and I feel a little french with the print. Definitely a favourite for a coffee with the girls!
Normally I try and buy magazines that offer freebies (scuncgy or savvy?) and when I saw the beautiful Asher Kedder behind some John Frieda products on the latest Instyle Magazine, I grabbed it. This also provided reading material for the trip back to Gladstone on Sunday. I am looking forward to trying these John Frieda products because they are formulated for fine hair - which I have. A great steal in my opinion, so I popped it in the haul as well.
Now - this part of the haul was not purchased in Rockhampton. I also regularly order things online, and these guys popped up in the last week or so. I thought I would include them because they are just as important as my other purchases (products have feelings!) This brand is a favourite of Elle Fowler (allthatglitters21) and I was keen to try an alternative to the Morrocan Oil that I love. I’ve tried the deep repair mask three times and the oil a couple of times when I heat-style my hair. I am not using the shampoo, I am giving it to my sister Meggy Elle. I am really impressed with them so far! For a full review, stay tuned in the coming weeks.
Another online purchase was from LUSH. I purchased bigger bottles of Rehab and American Cream (which I hadn’t repurchased in a while, but dammit I just couldn’t take it anymore!) a new lip scrub flavour that I have tried before - Bubblegum, and a rose and citrus scented bubble bar named Armondopondo. I haven’t tried this before but I’d smelt it at Lush earlier in the year and I made a mental note to order it. Lush also gives out little samples and I received a solid deodorant. Not too sure if I will use it but I will give it a shot. It smells very strongly of patchouli, and I am not sure if I want to smell like a hippy every day.
I left out a couple of things that were included in the video, so if you are interested in seeing more click on the video link earlier in the post! I hope you enjoyed this haul, let me know if you would like to see similar posts to this in the future!
Stay Sassy Ladies Xx