Boxing Day Specials

Boxing Day SpecialsHello there! I know Boxing Day was a week and a half ago but last week was busy with my yearly wrap up posts and I haven’t had a chance to share what I purchased in the sales with you until now. Everything I purchased was on sale and I’m proud of the fact I didn’t purchase one beauty product! Let’s get straight into it!

Pink Christmas Tree

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1. Typo Mini Christmas Tree – Fluro Pink

I saw this mini Christmas tree as soon I walked into the store and instantly knew I wanted to buy it for my mum. She loves mini things and her and I both love bright colours. We’ve joked how next Christmas we’re just going to put this tree up instead of our big one.

Regular Price: $11.99 | Sale Price: $5.00 


2. Marikai Circle Chain Tote – Black

For a little while now I’ve been on the hunt for a new handbag and I found one that fits my criteria. Currently I’ve got a small shoulder bag and I still plan on using that for work but this black tote caught my eye. It’s a good size, has a zip closure which I like (safety first) as well as internal and external pockets. The bag also has a removable cross body strap if you want to wear it hands free. One thing I liked when modelling this bag was how lightweight it felt and the versatility in how you can wear it; hold it in your hand, wear it over your arm, put it on your shoulder or wear it across your body. The metal chains don’t make the bag bulky either.

Regular Price: $74.99 | Sale Price: $49.99

Boxing Day Purchases

3. Kylie Minogue – Kylie Christmas (Deluxe Edition)

I’m not the biggest lover of Christmas music and despite being a HUGE Kylie fan I originally had no intentions to buy this album. What got me interested was the news of a duet with Dannii and the thought of a magical Minogue-tastic Christmas track. I listened to the album on Spotify when it was released and I’m glad to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It’s not cheesy covers that have been done to death, there are still Christmas classics but Kylie has put her spin on each track, old and new. In fact, there are six originals on the album! I can definitely see this being an album I have on repeat during the festive season and I can’t wait to get it out again next Christmas!

Regular Price: $29.99 | Sale Price: $23.99

4. kikki.K Reusable Tote Bag

As you lot already know I’m a sucker for kikki.K and I can’t resist a look everytime I pass by a shop, which unfortunately is not very often. At the back of the shop I saw a sale bin and was rifling through when I found this tote bag. The bag is made of umbrella-like material and is light pink with a cute little fox design. The bag comes in it’s own pouch and I plan on keeping this inside the black handbag mentioned above. This bag will be perfect for shopping and trying to keep bits and pieces dry from the rain.

Regular Price: $12.90 | Sale Price: $6.45

5. kikki.K Minimalist Phone Case

Sad news, last week I noticed a crack in my Lili Price geometric phone case and ended up purchasing this one from kikki.K as a backup. The crack is pretty small and I know it’s there but luckily it’s near one of the corners so it’s not too noticeable. This phone case is from kikki.K’s Minimalist collection which embodies simplicity and lots of black and white which I love. I had actually seen this phone case prior to purchasing my Lili Price one and seriously considered it as an option then. When I saw it again there was something telling me to get it, so I did. The message on the back reads: “Talk, Share, Inspire, Connect, Love” – simple but effective. I feel it relates to me as a blogger and how important it is to appreciate those things in life.

Regular Price: $12.90 | Sale Price: $6.45

I hope you enjoyed seeing everything I picked up! As you can see I didn’t go overboard in the sales but I still got some good bargains. Let me know what you managed to pick up!


July Favourites

July FavouritesWell hello there! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks already! As promised I’m returning with my July Favourites. Most of these products were mentioned in my Weekend Haulin’ post so go and check that out if you haven’t already. July has been a month full of highs and lows (which you will hear about in future posts) and all about lip products. Lips are my favourite part of my makeup routine so I’ve included some new products I purchased as well as an old faithful. I also may or may not have purchased four of the Revlon lip butters on eBay last week… but more about those when they arrive!

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. Lili Price White Geometry Chaos Phone Case – I found this phone case after seeing Lily Pebbles post an image to Instagram of hers. I was really intrigued by the design and immediately fell in love with it! I liked the case more than any of the others I’d seen and because it’s black and white it goes with anything. The case itself is made of plastic but feels protective and sturdy. The great thing about Lili’s cases is that they’re available for a range of phones so even if you have an older model you might still be able to buy one of her cases. I was really impressed with the service I received, I didn’t pay much for postage at all and I received the case within a week! A+

2. Nivea Pearly Shine Lip Balm – I have used this product for over two years and it is one of my holy grail makeup items. If I want something that goes with everything or need a bit more moisture this is what I turn to. As the name suggests it leaves a lovely light pink shimmer on the lips and is really moisturising. It doesn’t cling to dry patches and wears well throughout the day. If I wear this to work I don’t need to reapply, which for a balm, is good going.

3. Britney Spears – Radiance – This perfume is definitely my favourite out of the ones I own and I have been reaching for it just about every day this month. The smell is just incredible and something about it seems to exude warmth. Radiance contains top notes of wild berries and soft, dewy petals, mixed with tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom and iris. Also, let’s take a moment to appreciate how beautiful the bottle is!

4. The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter – While I’ve only used this gem a handful of times, I have been impressed when I’ve worn it. The strawberry smell from this little pot is delicious and I’m pleased to report it sticks around when on the lips. I can see this being one of those ‘chuck it in your handbag’ type products, perfect if you’re on the go and your lips need a pick me up.

5. MAC Patisserie – I think it was pretty obvious this was going to make it into my July Favourites. I did tell you this month was all about lip products! Patisserie is such a flattering shade for me and my skin tone and is a little different to what I’d normally go for but I like it. The hint of terracotta/brown is lovely and adds warmth while still looking natural. The lipstick has little flecks of glitter in the bullet but they’re very subtle once on the lips. If you’re a fan of nude lips I’m sure you’d love Patisserie! Let me know if you’d like a full review of this lipstick!

6. kikki.K A5 Journal – I bought this journal with the intention of writing in it every day even if it’s a sentence or a few lines. I’m proud to say I have kept to this promise and I feel like expressing my feelings has been beneficial. I haven’t had as many worries on my mind before bed and I feel like I can let go if something’s been building up throughout the day. I love the freedom this journal brings with it, I can use it for whatever I like and in a few years I’ll be able to look back and reflect. The leather and elastic binding help keep everything together so if you insert notes or pictures they won’t get lost.

That’s all for this month, be sure to let me know what you’ve been loving!


Weekend Haulin’

Weekend Haulin'Happy Monday lovelies!… Another week has begun! Over the weekend I went on a little shopping trip and wanted to share what I bought with you all. Most of the items I picked up are beauty related but I also purchased a lovely journal from kikki.K and finally decided on a phone case.

MAC PatisserieMAC Patisserie

One of the first stops had to be the MAC counter. Ever since I got Syrup a few months ago I’ve been hooked and couldn’t wait to pick up another gorgeous lipstick! I almost went for Patisserie over Syrup last time so naturally it had to be my pick this time round. Patisserie is described as a ‘sheer creamy neutral pink’ and has a lustre finish. It looks a little brown in the bullet but shows up lighter when swatched. This colour aims to be quite nude and close to a natural lip colour – I can’t wait to try this out!

MaybellineMaybelline 24Hour Color Tattoos and ‘The Falsies’ mascara

Maybelline’s 24Hour Color Tattoo creme eyeshadows are a product I’ve had on my beauty wishlist for a while and I finally picked some up over the weekend. I picked up two shades from the Metal collection: 55 Inked In Pink and 70 Barely Branded. Inked In Pink is a beautiful shimmery pink with a hint of copper and rose gold. Barely Branded is a more neutral everyday, champagne type shade. I prefer shimmery shades over matte (most of the time) as mattes can make my small eyes look heavy and shimmer helps to brighten and open them up.

I hadn’t planned on buying a new mascara but there was a 3 for 2 deal on Maybelline products so I thought why not take advantage of it? I only ended up having to pay for the mascara and one of the colour tattoos. I’ve heard good things about ‘The Falsies’ and look forward to giving it a go!

The Body ShopThe Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter and Vitamin E Body Butter

Ever since I fell in love with The Body Shop at the beginning of the year I’ve been dying to try a product from the Strawberry range. Strawberries are one of my favourite fruits and the sweet smell of this range reels me in every time. I purchased a Strawberry Lip Butter and the smell is incredible – not overpowering and lingers when worn on the lips. I have to admit I couldn’t wait to try this one out and put some on on Saturday night.

A couple of weeks ago I used up the last of my Shea body butter and replaced it at the weekend. My skin is prone to dryness so I need a body butter that provides plenty of moisture. One of the sales assistants mentioned the Vitamin E range and as soon as I smelled the body butter my mind was made up. The scent is a little floral but relatively neutral so won’t overpower perfumes. This body butter also comes in the prettiest pink tub and even though it says normal skin on the tub it is in fact great for all skin types!

These purchases meant I reached 100 points on my Love Your Body card and I now have a voucher for $10 off my next item from The Body Shop.

kikki.K Journalkikki.K A5 Life Journal

I’m sure you all know by now how much I adore cute stationery! I regularly browse through kikki.K’s website and spotted this beautiful light blue journal. I’m a member of the mailing list and I had a coupon for $10 off so I just couldn’t resist. My goal for this journal is to write in it everyday and use it for my thoughts, feelings and anything else I want to record. The cover is soft bonded leather which I thought would make the journal stiff and hard to lay flat but this is not the case. There are over 250 pages intertwined with quotes throughout.

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Lili Price White Geometry Chaos phone case

I saw Lily Pebbles post a picture of this phone case on Instagram and I instantly fell in love. I’ve been looking for the perfect case and nothing really jumped out at me until I saw this one. I like the simple pattern and monochrome colours and think it will make my phone look really classy. This case also comes in black with white lines and is available on Lili Price’s website here. If you use the discount code ‘LILYPEBBLES’ you get 10% off!

I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the items I picked up in my weekend haul. Be sure to let me know what you got up to this past weekend as well!