My Recent Purchases #2

It was not long ago I shared My Recent Purchases and here I am back with a second lot of goods. In that post I mentioned I go through stages of not buying anything then seem to buy in clusters. Guilty once again. This time I’ve got fashion and makeup, I made online orders with ASOS and Feel Unique. I have shopped on both sites before and I am a huge fan of ASOS’ service! (This post is not sponsored. I genuinely rate them highly).

I had hoped to get this post up before now but I was waiting on the Feel Unique order so I could swatch everything.

NB: Mary-Lou Manizer was purchased from a New Zealand site.

1. ASOS Curve 90s Style Dungarees

I vowed not to purchase another pair of dungarees online after the Boohoo disaster but I have shopped with ASOS a number of times. They have free returns compared to Boohoo so if this pair doesn’t fit I can return them for no cost and get my money back. I purchased a pair in this 90s style which seems like a looser fit and has more room to layer underneath. They are made from a stretch denim composed of 98% cotton which will sit nicely on the body and not feel too heavy.

So again I have a little dungaree story! I purchased the size which best matched my measurements but this time the dungarees were too big. That same day I jumped back on ASOS to order a size down and six days later they arrived. The fit is pretty much perfect and further confirmed to me how weird my body is when it comes to clothes sizes. Third pair’s a charm, right?!

2. the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

I have heard numerous compliments about this highlighter in the beauty world and I am so pleased I was able to get my hands on it! I picked it up for a bargain price and it arrived less than 48 hours after I made the order. The packaging concept is really fun and it was love at first swatch. It applies beautifully to the skin and can double as an eyeshadow. The hype is real!

3. Tanya Burr Sweet Lip Creams Gift Set

I subscribe to Tanya on YouTube and saw the video of her showcasing her Christmas collection. These matte liquid lipsticks stood out to me, both of the colours look gorgeous and I was particularly excited to try the deep purple shade, Blackberry Fudge. The red is called Santa’s Little Helper. The lip creams arrived in lovely box packaging featuring a ribbon and snowflakes.

4. Palmer’s Moisture Rich Night Cream

Soon I will be running low on my current night time moisturiser (Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream) and I was looking at alternatives I could try. I do enjoy the Kiehl’s and would like to use it again but I’m not sure if I’m willing to pay $54 (NZD) for a moisturiser. I’ve wanted to try something from Palmers for ages and I was able to pick up this night cream for $15 (NZD). I read reviews online and this rates highly.

5. Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 100 Fair

I currently have this foundation in the shade 101 Ivory Beige but I’ve always wanted to try Fair which is a shade lighter. Fair isn’t sold in NZ and I picked this foundation up for half the price I paid for Ivory Beige. The packaging seems to have been updated but I hope the formula is the same because whenever I wear Ivory Beige I like the way my skin looks and the medium to full coverage.

6. Max Factor Wild Shadow Pots in Feral Brown and Auburn Envy

Feel Unique had a 3 For 2 offer on Max Factor and these two eyeshadows suckered me in! I like single colours for days I want simple makeup looks. They also make travelling and staying overnight a breeze, you don’t have to take a whole palette. Feral Brown is brown/copper which will go nicely with my hair and Auburn Envy is a lighter brown with specks of gold.


Left: Mary-Lou Manizer.

Right, top to bottom: Blackberry Fudge, Santa’s Little Helper, Feral Brown and Auburn Envy.

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21 thoughts on “My Recent Purchases #2

  1. thoughtfulpigeon says:

    I’m the same about no buying much then doing a bit of a shopping spree, though you look like you got some great things in here. I have to say that Mary-Lou Manizer is my favourite highlighter, it’s so subtle and pretty. I only have it in a palette so I’m very tempted to see if I can spot it in a sale some time.

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  2. danniijane says:

    Great haul! I’ve still not tried the Mary Lou highlighter but I know it looks gorgeous. I love Tanyas lip glosses. My partner’s got me her beauty advent calendar again for Christmas😊 The Max Factor shadows look lovely. And dungarees! I bet they so suit you. My partner always says I’d suit them but I’m never sure if they would x

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    • Chanelle says:

      I think you’d love Mary Lou, maybe a Christmas present idea! 😉 Thursdays post will be impressions of some of the makeup so read that to hear my thoughts on the lip creams 🙂 Bet Tanya’s Christmas calendar will be lovely ☺️ I got complimented on my dungarees last week by a sales assistant in The Body Shop, made my day x


  3. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    Yay glad you’re loving Mary Lou so far – I kind of want to rebuy it, but I’ve got so much highlighter I need to get through I really shouldn’t!

    Those Tanya lip colours look really pretty too – I’ve not tried any of her makeup since it relaunched, I keep meaning too, even though I’m not her biggest fan but I hear some of her stuff is great!

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  4. stashy says:

    I’ve never shopped on ASOS but my friend has – she thinks they’re great too. It’s great that they ship all over. I just need to research their sizes to make sure the fit is right. Was this the first time you run into a size issue on their site?
    Congrats on getting theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer – how you’re part of the club! Bonus that you got it at a bargain price. 🙂

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    • Chanelle says:

      The ASOS free returns feature is a bonus too! This is the first time I have run into a size issue, the other times I have shopped with them I have been pleased with the fit 🙂
      Mary Lou is beautiful! ❤


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