This month my goal was to keep my shopping to a minimum but for the life of me I just couldn't resist going to the stores and online shops. One minute I was only doing a little swatch here and there, just perusing like a normal window shopper would.. and the next thing you know I'm walking out with 1, 2, 3 shopping bags full of goodies in my hands!! Oh dear.! So needless to say I failed miserably in keeping my promise. And my wallet?? Well.. it's pretty much hurting and screaming at me with anger right now and consequently, we are not in speaking terms at the moment. *sigh*
First stop was at Mac. As soon as the Naturally collection was released here in Australia, I went to hit the stores with one particular product in mind. "Redhead". And I have to say, it was love at first sight lol :)
above pic: MSF Redhead and swatches
I also played around with the Naturally eyeshadows and lipsticks, the swatches were really nice but as I'm not a big fan of mineralised eyeshadows and Mac lipsticks in general, I managed to resist temptation and just picked up the one thing I came there for. But a few days later, I saw a workmate of mine wearing two of the eyeshadows and one of the lipsticks from the collection and it looked so good on her that I regretted not buying any. So I went back to Mac and got Twilight Falls and In the Sun eyeshadows. Sadly they were already sold out of the Perfect Day lipstick so I just went ahead and picked up Subtle Breeze mineralise blush (also limited edition) just so I could satisfy my Mac fix. Yes, I am sooo bad! LOL
Left (above pic and swatch below): Twilight Falls
Right (above pic and swatch below): In the Sun
below: Subtle Breeze blush and swatch
About a month ago whilst I was out with friends, I accidentally dropped my purse onto the concrete floor, along with it's contents including my makeup. And to my horror, my favourite 'The Body Shop' blusher broke :"( Of course I wanted to get a replacement but after waiting a couple of weeks for it to come back in stock, I finally got it.
I was also hanging about in Kmart one day and I ended up buying two Sally Hansen nail polishes.
above pics: my old broken one and new stash of The Body Shop Blush in Coral including swatches
below pic: Sally Hansen nail polishes I bought from Kmart
I regularly go to this fashion store called "Melrose Ave" at my local shopping centre, I love their clothes as they are not only in style but reasonably priced too.
Next stop was at Forever New. Been eyeing this bag since Christmas and was able to resist paying for it at the counter, but when I came back and saw the very last one on display, I didn't want to miss out so I caved and bought it. It's like as if it was calling my name and waiting for me to take it home haha
Marco Gianni had these shoes up on sale and since winter is not that far away, I've decided to invest early on a new pair of boots so I could take advantage of the discount.
Couple of purchases from ebay. I re-purchased my all-time favourite lipgloss, Smashbox's Wicked Lovely in Coy. I was over the moon when I found these advertised for half price so I purchased two more for back-ups.
I also bought a Reptile Flap over Sling Bag from the Kardashian Kollection from the same seller for a pretty good discounted price. Gotta love good ol' ebay!
Last stop was at Cherry Culture website. I purchased a number of Nyx Round and Mega Shine lip glosses. And since I adore my buddies, Corallina and Luminoso from the Milani baked blush collection, I've decided to also pick up Dolce Pink to join the team.
above from left to right: Nyx Round lip glosses in Doll Pink, Natural, Pinky Natural and Real Nude
above from left to right: Nyx Mega Shine lip glosses in Beige, Beige Pearl, Candy Shop, Dolly Pink, French Kiss, Lala and Smokey Look
above pic: Milani baked blush in Dolce Pink
If you'd like me to do a tutorial or review on any of these products, please let me know in the comments section below.