Hi everyone! I’ve got a huge (by my standards) haul to share with you today. I’ve been excited to do this post and the final items arrived this week so it’s perfect timing. Anyone would think with the amount of new arrivals and purchases lately it was already Christmas but everything so far has been for myself… oops! We all deserve to treat ourselves once in a while though, don’t we?!?!
This is the post where I lose my make up brush virginity, step out of my comfort zone with sexy dresses and of course share what other beauty bits I’ve picked up. Sit back and relax, I have a feeling this is going to be a long one!
I have also linked as many products available online as I can find if you’re interested in checking them out.
Ralphie 2 Pullover – $20 | I picked up this cream pullover sweater because I don’t have anything like this in my wardrobe already and I thought it looked so comfy and cosy for winter time. This will look super cute paired with jeans and leggings.
Dannii Minogue Petites One Shoulder Dress – $35 | Asymmetric isn’t a style of dress I thought would suit me but this dress does. I love the pattern and how it transforms this dress from an ordinary LBD. The fabric is comfortable to wear and holds you in all the right places.
Dannii Minogue Petites Metallic Cocktail Dress – $30 | I didn’t think strapless would suit me either but how wrong I was! I love the little pockets in this dress with the faux leather trim. The material is so light and the gold flecks make this dress look stunning. I can’t wait to wear this one out or for a special occasion.
Beauty – Makeup
Real Techniques Makeup Brushes | I have been looking at purchasing some of the Real Techniques brushes for months and I finally decided on a few. I picked brushes I thought would be useful for a beginner like me and make a good starter set. Prices as follows:
Total = $49.10*
*I received an additonal discount of $4.91 as part of a November special and ended up paying $44.19 instead of $49.10. My brushes were purchased from iHerb.
Rimmel Super Curler Mascara – $14.99 | I’d seen Rimmel’s new Super Curler mascara on Instagram recently and wanted to try it ever since! I’ve mentioned before that Rimmel mascaras are my favourite, they are so easy to remove, last all day, don’t irritate my eyes and are good value for money. I think the reason I like Rimmel mascara so much is because wire bristles do more for my lashes than plastic bristles. I love the purple tube too – this certainly won’t get lost in your makeup bag!
Rubi Nail Polish in Rose Gold – $3.46 | Like a lot of other people I have jumped on the rose gold trend and think the colour is absolutely beautiful! I tried this on my nails last week and the formula lasts surprisingly well. The polish isn’t streaky and doesn’t chip easily. The only downside would be how strong this polish smells but for the price I can’t really complain.
Beauty – Hair
1. TRESemmé Salon Silk Shampoo 500ml – $4.97
“The TRESemmé Salon Silk shampoo and conditioner system delivers intense moisture where your hair needs it most, calming frizz and flyaways without weighing hair down. Light enough for daily use, this advanced smoothing system with argan oil cleanses and helps tame unruly hair, leaving it smooth and salon-soft.”
I wanted to change up my usual shampoo and conditioner and I’d read about TRESemmé’s Salon Silk range online. I’m going to the hairdresser tomorrow and I’m looking forward to using this on my freshly cut hair.
Rose Gold Industrial Lamp – $48.99 | I’ve been thinking about getting a lamp for my room for a while now. About a year ago I saw a standing spotlight lamp and thought it looked really cool but didn’t think it would be practical for my room and the space I had. I saw a lamp similar to the one I picked up in a magazine and knew it would be perfect. I was torn between rose gold and silver but went for rose gold as I thought silver may tarnish (#practical).
Disclaimer: All items are in New Zealand dollars and were purchased by me. Prices include discounts which may no longer be valid.