Monday, May 22, 2017

Half Price Makeup Haul!



Oh hey, everyone! This post is all about my Half Price Makeup Haul from the end of last week. Chemist Warehouse hold some amazing sales, and their Big Brand Cosmetics Sale is still on! If you're interested in 50% Off the entire range of Rimmel, Maybelline, L'Oreal, Revlon, Nude By Nature and Sally Hansen, haul arse to Chemist Warehouse by May 25, because that's when the sale ends!

Some ways you can shop the half price sale:

~ use the opportunity to stock up on your staple products
~ use the opportunity to try products you've had your eye on for a while
~ use the opportunity to grab some new release makeup
~ use the opportunity to buy Birthday gifts for your family and friends
~ take the plunge and buy that expensive palette, it's half price after all
~ if you're a Blogger, buy some items for an Instagram or blog Giveaway

Now onto my Haul!



I picked up another Maybelline Masterliner eyeliner (pictured in the top photo), because I go through them quite quickly, and even though I already have a backup, I know I'll need a second backup sooner or later. Another semi-staple product is the Maybelline BabyLips ElectroPop Lip Balm in Berry Bomb. I've just finished one of these and I absolutely love the shade. Despite it looking scary in the tube, it's a sheer balm, so applies as a subtle hint of colour. My only criticism of this product is that since the balm extends high above the tube rim, you have to be careful not to take a chunk out of it when replacing the lid until you get it level with the twist tube. And the last Maybelline product, which I'm pretty excited about, is the BabyLips Balm & Blush in Juicy Rose. It's so cute and I can't wait to try it!

Next I went a little nail polish crazy and picked up four bottles! I've been loving the Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine range lately (I'm currently sporting Port-A-Loo Blue), and when I saw a gorgeous bright orange shade called Orgasm, I had to have it. It kind of makes up for the fact that I don't own the cult NARS Blush in Orgasm, in a round about way! There was a beautiful lavender shade called Lovey Dovey nearby, so I chucked that in my basket as well, because why not?

I've been lusting after the L'Oreal Color Riche Vernis a l'Huile (what a mouthful!) nail lacquer ever since seeing it on Instagram, mainly for the stunning packaging, so I was not passing this opportunity up! My eye was immediately drawn to Fuchsia Palace (330), which is exactly my kind of shade! Then I was excited to spot a gorgeous classic red called Rouge Sauvage (550). I seriously considered all the types of red in the collection, but I've always wanted the perfect iconic red, because it looks stunning with black, and I do tend to wear a lot of black! So happy I got these!

You may be interested in my Oh Deer Sugar Haul!


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Are you picking up any makeup in the Chemist Warehouse Big Brand Sale?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lush Mother's Day Collection*




Hello! I hope you all had a beautiful Mother's Day, and was able to relax and enjoy time with your families. We went all the way to Aldinga Beach for a hotel lunch with my Mother-In-Law and let me just say, it was great to get some proper fresh air. Yes, I'm shading you, big city! Today I'm posting about the Lush Mother's Day collection, which arrived one and a bit business days before Mother's Day, and since I had two long appointments Friday and yesterday, I'm not getting a chance to write this until now. I'd love to be less busy for a hot minute! #justsayin'

I love flowers for Mother's Day, and this year I got a stack of goodies from the school Mother's Day stall and a tripod and accessories for my iPhone - all fantastic presents, but nothing even remotely floral! Along comes Ups-A-Daisy* with its fluro orange petals and bright pink centre, all smelling of a garden in bloom. Ups-A-Daisy is a chunky flower, too, with quite a bit of weight behind it. And it's double-sided, with the flipside bright yellow and blue. A bath bomb full of essential oils like bright orange oil, soft rose and soothing rosewood, perfect for pampering Mama!



Let's talk Pink Custard*, because frankly I haven't had dessert in ages (excluding the Lemon Curd Tart I had at our special Mother's Day lunch yesterday, but who's counting that?!). I generally prefer my Custard laced generously with brandy (is it Christmas yet?) but who can resist a pretty pink concoction that's more fun than the Mother-In-Law asking to see my pussy on Sunday (she obviously meant the photos of my cats, Nutmeg and Pumpkin, in my iPhone). I'm a huge fan of Lush shower jellies, the wibbly wobbly goodness is a bucketload of fun! A shower jelly scented with lavender and tonka, how can you go wrong?

Honey Lip Scrub* is self-explanatory, and although I occasionally have honey on my toast, unfortunately I do not like having this scrub on my lips. For some reason, I can't take the smell of this, and it would have to be my least favourite Lush lip scrub. Ones I'd recommend instead of this include Popcorn, Mint Juleps and my personal favourite, Sugar Plum Fairy (unfortunately a Limited Edition release and not currently available). We are all different when it comes to scents, so I imagine bee-lovin' honey fans would love this.



Haha OMG my poor sweet Elsie The Giraffe* arrived with her foot detached and I'm simultaneously amused and horrified. I'm sure she'll adapt to life without her yellow hoof (I had to gently shove it back into place for her photoshoot), and it won't cause her to end up in hot water. Bahahaha, THAT'S EXACTLY WHERE SHE'LL END UP.... SHE'S A BUBBLE BAR! And a reusable one at that! Poor Elsie will be in hot water over and over again! And the bathroom will smell of lemon, lime and grapefruit. Bring on the demise of Elsie!

Your Mother Should Know* is a bubble bar with a very strong scent of grapefruit, rosewood and neroli. I happen to enjoy strong scents as long as they're more citrussy than floral, but some people may find this BOOM fragrance a little much. Your Mother Should Know pearls of wisdom like 'treat others with respect', 'honesty is the best policy' and 'life's too short....'. I was taught these principles as a child and think it's so important to pass these life lessons onto my son, as his Mother, and just from one human being to another.



You may also be  interested in Lush Limited Edition Easter Collection*!


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What did you get up to on Mother's Day? Were you spoiled? What's your favourite 'pearl of wisdom'?

Friday, May 12, 2017

Oh Deer Sugar Haul!




Hello! I mentioned in my Mother's Day Gift Guide that I treated myself to an Oh Deer Sugar haul, and I wanted to show you that today! I saw that they were releasing a Mother's Day collection, checked it out and immediately fell in love with the Ombre Macarons. I love bath and shower products, and these babies were pretty and the scents sounded amazing! At only $15 for three re-usable bubblebath macarons, it was really a no-brainer. Then things kind of snowballed from there.

A little background on Oh Deer Sugar for the uninitiated. Oh Deer Sugar is a four year old South Australian non-edible bakery that makes vegan bath and body products. The products are not tested on animals and all the ingredients are ethically sourced. But most importantly, their products are the shit, you guys. The Shower Moose is something else, with two different varieties making my Monthly Favourites (Oh Peachy Keen Peaches And Cream here and the Oh Passion Rose & Passionfruit here).

Despite my addiction to the deliciously fragrant moussey delight that is Oh Deer Sugar shower moose, I thought it high time that I branch out a little and experience more ODS goodness. So that's enough waffling (and there is a non-edible waffle in this haul!), let's get on with the goodies!


Oh Deer Sugar Haul!
~ Ombre Macarons Bubble Bath (Mother's Day range)
~ Candy Krush Waffle Bath Bomb
~ Lemon, Lime & Bitters Donut Bubble Bath
~ Bubblegum Grape & Blueberry Chocolate Block Soap
~ Confetti Fawn Jellybeans & Popping Candy Chocolate Block Soap

Ombre BubbleBath Macarons from the Mother's Day collection. So pretty!
Candy Krush Waffle Bath Bomb. So waffley!
Lemon, Lime & Bitters Donut Bath Bomb. So orange!
Oh Confetti Fawn and Oh Bubblegum Chocolate Block Soaps. So colourful!


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Have you tried any Oh Deer Sugar products? What's your favourite?