Collective Haul (Fashion, Beauty + More!)

I notice I go through stages with spending, I can go for a few months without buying anything and then I tend to buy in clusters. I do prefer to buy things together rather than going to the shops every week and I’m not actually spending more, I just get things at the same time. Last weekend I popped into town to look for a few bits (which I managed to find) and last Monday I placed my first Sephora order. I found it interesting that I ordered from the New Zealand site but the products came from Australia despite there being a physical store here in New Zealand. Not complaining though as I qualified for free shipping and the items arrived within four days of placing the order.

On with the haul!

1. Light Wash Denim Jacket

I purchased a borg style denim jacket off ASOS last year in one of my usual sizes and I’ve worn it a couple of times but it’s too oversized. The seam where the shoulder meets the arm is halfway between my shoulder and my elbow and it looks like I’m an American footballer wearing padding. I will try and sell the jacket as it’s still in good condition but over the past few months I have been looking for a replacement. I ended buying this light wash denim jacket from Pagani – it’s a store I often forget to visit but should make an effort too because the clothing is stylish, good quality and reasonably priced. I had a look online and saw a few different styles of jacket and went in store to try them on. I was torn between this and another jacket in a size up but when I held them up against each other there was barely any difference in size and this one fitted a tad nicer when I tried them on. The other jacket was more of a mid wash blue which I didn’t think flattered my hair as much. The jacket I ended up going with has a relaxed fit and I don’t have to roll the sleeves up too much; the proportions seem right for my body. This will go with anything and is a great staple to have.

2. G-String 2 Pack

Maybe this is TMI but I haven’t worn a g-string before. I bought these to wear underneath a bodysuit I purchased last year which I haven’t had the chance to wear yet because I didn’t have suitable underwear to wear with it. I went with classic black which will match the colour of the bodysuit and these also looked comfortable and not too skimpy.

3. Fiona Gibson books

I read a book from this author a short while ago and thoroughly enjoyed the story and her writing style. She has a romance, chick lit style and her books seem humerous, sweet and make for nice easy reads. Both books came to $12 which for brand new books is a steal!

4. Flower headband

I bought this for a Mexican themed quiz night I went to a few days ago. I was going for a bright, colourful scheme and paired this with glowy, bright makeup (let me know if you’d like me to recreate the look) and a black and white outfit to make the colours pop. Quiz night was a success, our team came 4th out of 26 teams and we were only six points behind the team that came 1st overall.

Onto the Sephora goodies!

5. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector – Royal Glow

I have heard Rachael (Helpless Whilst Drying) rave about this particular shade and I also have a mini of Opal so I know how beautiful BECCA’s highlighters are! I love all things British and the packaging of this product and the crown embossed into the powder are adorable nods to the royal family – the inspiration behind this highlighter. This shade is supposedly limited edition so I wanted to grab it while I had the chance.

6. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer

Since Fenty Beauty launched I have heard plenty of positivity surrounding the brand. I was tempted by the Gloss Bombs but I’m on a lipstick ban this year and didn’t want to break it. I’m halfway through my current primer and liked the sound of this one so I got it to try when my current one runs out. I purchased the 15ml size as opposed to the full 32ml size.

7. ZOEVA Rose Golden 230 Pencil Brush

Funny story behind this brush, I had planned to buy it when I ordered ZOEVA brushes from Beauty Bay at the end of April but pictures made this brush look bigger than it actually is so I purchased the 240 Luxe Petit Pencil Brush instead. When the 240 arrived it was absolutely tiny and whilst I have small eyes I was left wishing I had gone with the 230. I used the 240 on my lower lash line but because of it’s size I felt like I was poking my eyes and it wouldn’t be effective for the purpose I wanted it for; to apply shades in the outer V. I haven’t had a chance to use the 230 yet but the bristles are lovely and soft and the brush doesn’t look too big.

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37 thoughts on “Collective Haul (Fashion, Beauty + More!)

  1. Hollie George says:

    Yes yes yes please recreate the glowy, bright makeup look! I’d love to see it 😊 Becca highlighters always looks so pretty, I hope you like it! And those books sound like they’re perfect, easy summer reads, I’ll have to check them out 😊

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    • Chanelle says:

      The recreated makeup post will go ahead, it was such a fun look I may even wear the headband for photos to give the proper effect! Can’t wait to dive in with the highlighter and read these books, my TBR is ever growing though xx


  2. danniijane says:

    I’m like you, I spend nothing or go on a haul! I love that denim jacket, the paler shade looks lovely😊 Love your haul. I’ve mainly bought travel essentials but I think the red dress I posted was my last proper treat or a NYX foundation😊 x

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  3. ayrgalaxy says:

    Great haul!! I feel like I havent found the perfect denim jacket for the same reasons you mentioned, they make me look so weird. Maybe they just don’t look good on me period lol.
    And two books for $12?? That IS a steal!
    I do hear so much about the Becca highlighters I just dont feel like I can afford one AND I also cant justify getting one since I have too many highlighters as it is 🤣
    You should definitely post a recreation of the look! I’d love to see it!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I tried another jacket on that was more of a mid-blue and didn’t think it looked as good, the cut of the one I purchased is also slightly cropped which is fine as I’m short. Hope you’re able to find a nice denim jacket soon!
      Becca highlighters can be pricey but I don’t have a huge highlighter collection and I was thinking about passing a couple of other shades I don’t wear often onto friends and having less shades but ones I actually use 🙂
      I will be recreating the look! x

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      • ayrgalaxy says:

        I’m short too! It’s so hard to find clothes but don’t look too big or baggy on me, jeans are especially the worst!
        That’s a great idea! I’m waiting on my mom and sis to come here from another state so I can give them makeup I hardly use. I’m sure they’ll get some good use out of it.

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      • Chanelle says:

        Cropped and 3/4 jeans are good for shirt girls, they end up being full length 👍🏻 petite clothing is slowly becoming more popular and it makes such a difference. I’m curvy but petite and certain ranges have started catering to that! Other people always appreciate being gifted makeup in my experience 🙂

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      • ayrgalaxy says:

        Cropped jeans are amazing! Love them! Thing is, I can never find any either xD They’re either super popular or they sell out or I’m not looking in the right place. Who knows.

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  4. Courtney says:

    What a fun haul!! I love that you found a light wash denim jacket — those were my favorite as a kid, so I’m loving that they are trendy again!
    That’s too funny about the brushes. Sometimes the smaller ones really are a little painful with their bristles, haha!

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  5. NunziaDreams says:

    Amazing haul, Chanelle! Oooh, I’d love to read your glowy, bright makeup look post!! It sounds so pretty! 💛I really love the jacket too! I haven’t worn a denim jacket in so long cause it’s hard for me to find the perfect jacket. They can be quite uncomfy sometimes, but yours is super cute and looks cozy!

    I’ve never heard of Fiona Gibson before! The books sound interesting! x

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    • Chanelle says:

      It was fun shopping for these items 😊 the bright, glowy makeup post will be coming soon – you’re not the only one to mention it! Finding good staples like a denim jacket can be hard, there are a few variables such as length, colour of the denim etc. I wore this jacket for the first time yesterday and it was comfy 🙂 can’t wait to read those books but I’ve got a few others at the top of my TBR pile at the moment! Thanks for reading and hope you have a lovely weekend xx


    • Chanelle says:

      I’m probably a couple of months away from opening the primer yet but I’m excited to see what I think 🙂 I wore the jacket for the first time yesterday (shared a picture on Instagram) and it was so comfy x


  6. Hunida says:

    Those g-strings do look super comfy but personally, I wear no underwear under bodysuits. It’s so much more comfortable!

    Hope you enjoy your new books! They really were such a steal. 🙂 & I love that you had another Quiz night. Congrats on placing 4th! I would love to see your recreated look of the night!

    Becca highlighters are so popular. I need to try them myself. Love the embossed crown for this limited edition one. ♡ & same with Fenty, haven’t tried it yet but am dying to!

    Great buys, Chanelle! I love everything. 😄

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    • Chanelle says:

      I am yet to wear the bodysuit or the g-strings and can see how no underwear would be comfy haha.

      Probably won’t get to reading the books for a while, I’ve got so many I want to read! Quiz night was super fun, I have recreated the makeup look in a post 😉

      I’d recommend Opal by BECCA, it’s such a well loved shade and it goes with everything! Opal is more golden than this highlighter but still a neutral shade 🙂 I’m looking forward to trying the Fenty primer!

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      • Hunida says:

        I mean the body suit is usually worn under clothing anyways, right? LOL I admit I never wear underwear but in a bodysuit, it seems even more unnecessary!

        I am with you! There is so much to read & so little time to get it all in. 😦 I would love to do a Quiz night & I cannot wait until I get to your makeup look post!!

        I will def check out Opal by BECCA. I am usually always recommended Champagne Pop! Hope the Fenty primer works for you! 🙂

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      • Chanelle says:

        Whatever is most comfortable for the individual is my motto 🙂

        I hope you get to be part of a quiz team at some point! I actually used the Opal highlighter in my quiz night makeup 😍

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