Sorry for the delay in posting this haul. Those who read my tweets already know I have been home with sore ribs this week caused by an ongoing viral infection that just does not want to leave my body. In the last month and a half I have had 9 days of personal leave (all with a medical certificate) and I AM STARTING TO FREAK OUT.
I hate not being a work (yes I am a geek), I hate being seen as a "sick" person and my independent streak gets all bitchy about that perception I can tell you. Thank god I have had all of these new pretties to keep me company - and to keep my mood mild (well for the most part it has been mild).
And so we begin our journey with a group order to MAC USA (cos there is no way I am paying AUD prices if I can help it) with Nessa and Michelle.
Products pictured from left clockwise:
* Paint Pot in Indianwood
* Cream colour base in Hush
* Eyeshadow in Brule
* Prep and Prime (Oh thank god I have this again)
* Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Gotta Dash!
* Lipstick in High Tea
You would not believe all the trouble Nessa had with this order so big big thanks to her for this one - she went above and beyond to satisfy our MAC cravings. Soon after that Priceline had a crazy special on Maybelline products - 3 face products for $30. I'm only human right?
* Maybelline Super Stay 24 Makeup Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
* Maybelline fit me foundation in 115 (Ivory)
* Maybelline fit me concealer in 15 (Fair)
* Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect foundation in 71 (abricote clair)
I picked up the Bourjois foundation as my Healthy Mix foundation is almost finished finally - that stuff lasts for freakin' forever. To be honest I'm a bit meh with the new one but I have to give it a chance and it is common for me to hate a foundation the first couple of times I use it.
One of the good (or bad if you are my bank account) things about the Adelaide Beauty Conference was getting reintroduced to brands I had ignored for a while - most notably - Australis. I'm not sure what Australis did to make me lose interest in them but for years I have walked straight past their displays without a second glance. Enter the ABC goodie bag with their HD blush and eyeshadow palette (which I will get around to showing you as they look great) and my interest was peaked again. Off to Priceline I trekked again:
* Ready Set Go Finishing Powder in True Translucent
* Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in Mambo (love this so much)
* Lash TLC Mascara in Blackest Black
Then the following week Priceline had another special on Australis and I went back in - specifically to get an eyeshadow product which I will explain fully when I show this stuff in more detail but I also got a free mascara (yes another one lol).
* Paparazzi Perfect HD eyeshadow in Snap Attack
* Mint Condition Lip Gloss in Meow with your mind (OMG love this too)
* Freebie mascara: Voluptulash Mascara in Blackest Black.
While on one of these missions to Priceline I also decided to check out some Burt's Bees products, a Cetaphil cleanser (the lovely PR people sent me one for oily skin that is destined for Noodle Arms so I picked up one for me to try instead), and a Revlon lipstain in Dawn (I'm not sure about this yet, the colour seems to go on uneven).
I wont list these below as you can see the details in the picture and yay for me for such a clear picture with my new camera.
I know what you are thinking - wow that was a good haul - but what made you think it was over lovely readers? Yes I had one more spending spree to complete and that was for a little brand called Palladio that I have been mulling over ever since EmilyNoel83 mentioned them a year(?) ago. The place I found that had the best range that also shipped to Australia was the Makeup Geek Shop - and as I am a big fan of Marlana I was happy to buy from there:
* Rice Powder in Translucent
* Herbal Foundation Primer
* Herbal Tinted Lip Balm in Golden Pink
* Herbal Tinted Lip Balm in Cotton Candy
Now I'd love to say it all finished there but I've been home alone for a week and I have more parcels coming. I also picked up some more skincare (check out my empties post if you need to know why) and a Face of Australia foundation a couple of days ago. I blame FOA though for having a foundation light enough for me with SPF15 for less than $12 - I was clearly provoked there!
Now if there is anything you would like me to prioritise for review and or swatching just leave a request below.
Hope you all have a great weekend