19 August 2013

Collective Haul: Markets, Ulta3, Smudged Polishes

Just cause I've taken a break from frequent blogging, it doesn't necessarily mean I'll ever stop haulin'! Hohoho...

Hitting back with a haul post to share with you some of the products that I got from the markets and when I was out and abouts! :P

As silly as this may sound, three weeks ago, I simply couldn't find anything to buy at Sunday markets, so with the $20 that I had in hand... I redeemed it for these two L'Oreal Nutri Shine Lipsticks! It was up for 2 for $15 which is.... NOT a price I'd usually look at. Not sure why I felt so desperate to have something in hand on the day. It just didn't feel right going home empty handed!

Strawberry Juice, Shiny Grapefruit

They didn't have any testers, so I stood there googling swatches! Strawberry Juice looks quite red in the tube, although swatch images from Google showed that it was pinker and more subtle.... Hopefully it doesn't swatch to be overly bright and red since I'm not looking forward to expanding my collection of red lippies! Shiny Grapefruit, on the other hand, looks quite nice for an everyday lippy to wear! Hohoho...

Then I passed this guy's store where I've picked up quiteeeeeee a "few" things... 

Models Prefer Moisture Lust Glossy Lip Tints in 4 different shades -- Black Cherry, Marsh Mallow, Raspberry Ripple and Tutti Frutti! These were $2 each! I've used Marsh Mallow only so far. The colour payoff and formula is not bad at all!

Also picked up three nail polishes for $2 per bottle also...
  • essence's Little Miss Sunrise -- I don't have a mustard yellow colour in my collection at all so I had to get this! 
  • Savvy by DB Nail Polishes -- My sister decided on these and then went ahead and complained how it's not densely packed with glitters... Errr. Seriously.. How could you NOT tell for its liquid-y consistency! @_@

Some more products for $2 per... why not, right?!?!?! I've also been wearing these Models Prefer Lip Liners and they're not bad also! Good pigmentation, lasts and the good thing is that it's also not too drying on the lips! I've got three shades in Ready Rose, Pouty Pink and Ravaging Red!

Also purchased a bottle of Maybelline's Super Stay Foundation in True Beige! There were also other shades, but was the most yellowed-tone from the bunch. I already have a lighter shade at home, so now I can start mixing and adjusting my own shades!

That's all for the market haul, but let me tell you about my recent dilemmas!

I've been scratching my head and pulling my hair over the disappearance of ALL the white nail polishes in my home. I had about 3-4 bottles of white nail polishes in my collection, and suddenly... BAM! They've all disappeared when I need them for nail art.......

I had to run out to my local Ulta3 stockist to pick up a white nail polish... and.. Errr. They were having 3 for $5 so I picked 3! =D Hohoho...

And last, but not least... I've also made my very first indie-purchase from an Aussie indie polish brand! I've been following Sylvia of Smudged Polish on Instagram for a while now, and seeing her repost of swatches made me a keen bean on her creations.

These were the two I picked up.. Pastel Galaxy ($9.50) and Fuchsia Field ($9). I've tried both already so a review post will be up soon.. hopefully! >_<

That's all for now.. I've been spending every single day, catching up on Japanese classes that I've missed! The class is up to lesson 9 and I'm still stuck at lesson 2... Let me show off to you some more..

Arigatou gozaimasu.


POOF! *disappears for another week or so*

05 August 2013

Some Outstanding Sales (05 August 2013): Priceline, Big W, Chemist Warehouse

Say bye to your savings everyone! SOS series is back! Finally some actually outstanding sales this fortnight to feature!

1. PRICELINE: $3 OFF Australis -- for those who are keen on Australis' NEW Glitter Top Coats that I've mentioned in my previous launch postEnds 12 August 2013.

2. PRICELINE: 3 for 2 on Sally Hansen -- if you're a keen bean on their Fuzzy Coat Nail Lacquers! Ends 12 August 2013.

3. PRICELINE: Spend more than $20 on Rimmel and receive this 4 pack gift set! Pretty good value if you ask me! Ends 12 August 2013.

4. PRICELINE: HALF price on Models Prefer Skincare Range -- their wipes drops down to $3.50! Me wan try! Ends 12 August 2013.

5. PRICELINE: 3 for $10 on BE Skincare range. Ends 12 August 2013.

6. BIG W: $4 OFF Covergirl Cosmetics. Nail polishes!! ^_^ Ends 14 August 2013.

7. BIG W: $3 OFF Face Of Australia -- best time to snag some of their Glitterati nail lacquers if you haven't got to it yet! Ends 14 August 2013.

8. BIG W: $4 OFF Maybelline. Excludes nails and Baby Lips, BUT their Express Make-Up Remover drops down to around $2 methinks! Ends 14 August 2013.

9. BIG W: $5 OFF Max Factor -- $5 for their lovely Colour Elixir Giant Pen SticksEnds 14 August 2013.

10. CHEMIST WAREHOUSE: Sally Hansen Fuzzy Textured Coat Nail Lacquers for only $5.99 per bottle! Ends 11 August 2013.


Priceline: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation or Powder ($25.95)
Big W: Introductory offer on Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation ($20)

-- Big W
Priceline: 3 for 2 on Sally Hansen
Chemist Warehouse: $5.99 on Sally Hansen Fuzzy Textured Nail Lacquers

-- Chemist Warehouse, if you're looking at their Fuzzy Coat Textured Nail Lacquers!

That's all for this fortnight's sales! Be sure to let me know which products you are looking at! I'm soooooo keen on Sally Hansen's Fuzzy Textured Nail Lacquers!!! >_<!!

02 August 2013

Drugstore Cosmetics Launches for Australia -- August 2013

A launch post for you today, despite me laziness lately... Hoping to get back to blogging and vlogging soon!

I've missed some of last month's launches so I thought'd give them a brief mention this month! Maybelline launched quite a few products last month that I wasn't aware of...

  • Color Whisper Lipsticks ($14.95/8 shades) -- You should've heard much about these by now.. They are sheer, subtle lip colours which reminds me much of Revlon's Lip Butters! There are not as many shades, but the shade range is still quite nice!
  • Color Tattoo 24HR Metal Cream Gel Shadow ($11.95/4 shades) - Like their Color Tattoos, but these are metallic eye shadows, with an "intense shine finish". 
  • SuperStay 24HR Waterproof Powder ($18.95/3 shades) -- I still haven't seen these instores, but a "waterproof" powder... Wow! This powder is described to "last up to 24 hours whilst actively repelling against water, oil, and sweat for a long lasting matte finish"... Has anyone seen or tried this?? 

  • Color Show Sequins Nail Lacquers ($5.95/4 shades) -- I haven't seen these in stores yet either!!! It looks SO gorgeous here though! A bit too blingy for my liking, but they look so pretty! 
  • Dream Pure BB Cream ($15.95/2 shades) -- Described to be an 8-in-1 "light water gel based" BB cream which is suppose to correct, clear and detoxify the skin for a healthier complexionni! Suitable for those with oily and blemish prone skin.
  • Volum' Express Mega Plush Mascara ($19.95/3 shades) -- This latest Maybelline mascara is a gel-mousse mascara that volumises and lengthens. It's also suppose to prevent dry and weak lashes.. Has quite a few claims, this one!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind The Lifter Foundation
($25.95/8 shades) 
I'm PRETTY sure that this is a new foundation that's due to launch soon, as I haven't seen it around yet! This foundation promises to:
  • Instantly create a smooth and even complexion
  • Minimises the looks of fine lines
  • Improve sagging and loss of elasticity
  • Provide smooth and consistent coverage that corrects imperfections
The interior packaging has a spiral design... which looks pretty, but that just means less product and more packaging really..

Moving onto my favourite brand.. and I'm sure you know who! :P

Australis Cosmetics strikes back with a limited edition collection and some spankin' new glitter top coats!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Snagged this image from Australis' official website

Australis Rock Star Collection features 4 new lipstick shades and 4 new nail polish shades! All are pretty strikingly bold and bright! I've swatched the lipsticks here >

That's not the end of it though! They've also released three new GLITTER nail polishes!! Wooooooooooooooooo. Hopefully none of the 3 new shades will share the [disappointing] formula of Space Jam from their previous release!

Frisky Features, Rio Riot, Carnival Chaos

Sinful Colors Diamond Lust Collection ($4.95/5 shades)
I'm actually not too sure when these were launched, but as I haven't seen any bloggers mentioning these.. I figured that they must be new since I've never seen them at Target before until recently. They weren't named "Diamond Lust" or anything! At my local Target, they were just dumped on the Sinful Colors' stands.... but in other countries, these are listed under Sinful Color's Diamond Lust Collection!

(Photo by my phone camera.. >_<!!)

All shades are ridiculously blingy, which makes them a bit too OTT (over the top) for me in all honesty! I'm also aware that they have 7 shades overseas, but I've only found 5 at my local Target ^-^

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Textured Nail Colours ($9.95/7 shades)
PREEEEEETY! The barred pieces of these beautiful Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coa Textured top coats are suppose to resemble hand-spun yarn which offers a multidimensional fiber textured effect. Me wants!!!

6 of the 7 shades

essence Ticket To Paradise Limited Edition Collection
Long time no see essence! ^_^ The packaging of these four products are pretty bright and colourful, but in all honesty, these products looks a bit like a joke.. Ya. I'm a packaging-whore, so to me, these do look like much like those products you can get from Barbie doll sets. LOL.

  • Hair Mascara ($5.35/2 shades) - adds streaks of colour to your hair. Easy to apply and easy to wash out. Available in purple and turquoise.
  • Lipgloss ($3.50/3 shades) -- a gloss that features a light shimmer and subtle scent. Available in orange, fuchsia and turquoise. 
  • Lipliner ($2.25/2 shades) -- an easy-to-apply light, glossy textured lip liner. Available in orange and fuchsia.
  • Nail Polish ($2.95/4 shades) -- long-lasting nail polishes which features a semi-transparent gel-like texture to create a glossy wet look. Available in gold, orange, turquoise and fuchsia.  

Rimmel London Salon Pro With Lycra by Kate ($8.95/14 shades)
Rimmel whips up a new range of lycra nail lacquers! These are suppose to give a gel-like salon manicure finish. The formula promises to offer an extra glossy nail look which is also suppose to be fade-resistant and last up to 10 days! Quite a big claim there...

BYS Velvet Nails ($7.95/12 shades)
Last, but not least... there's BYS with their Velvet Nail kits! If you've been struggling to find velvet nail kits around.. this one's for you! I giggle at the name of the yellow shade.... Fluffy Duckling! SO cute!! ^_^

Okay, that's all for this month! I've also got a few other brands to post about but they are "department" stores brands... I might compile a different launch post for that.. Let me know what you think! Meanwhile....

Let me know which products you are keen to try this month!
Or if you have already tried them.. how did it go for you? 

I'm SO in for those Sally Hansen Fuzzy Textured Lacquers... From the swatches I've seen.. they are to-die for! :(
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