1. MAC Cream Colour Base in Shell, Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Gotta Dash!, 214 Short Shader and 263 Small Angle brushes and Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush 2. Max Faxtor False Lash Effect and 2000 Calorie Mascara 3. Clinique samples, brush and Jack Black Lip Balm 4. Nail polishes in Below Deck and Sunset Sail by China Glaze and Suzi Says Da! by OPI 5. Label M Honey & Oat Shampoo and Conditioner and I Love… Mango & Papaya Body Wash 6. Parisian makeup travel case
I don't know about you girls, but I love a good makeup haul. I didn't buy this all straight away though - these are products I've accumulated within the past month or so.
If you don't know already, I'm a MAC fanatic. It's my favourite makeup brand, though I love their permanent line more so than their thousands of collections. I picked up some goodies with my Myer One rewards card and I'm very pleased with them. Having said that, I was curious to try out Sigma's F80 brush and I must say, I love it more than my MAC 187 brush for applying my foundation now. It's amazing! I've never had such a flawless finish. Not to worry though, the 187 brush will now be used for blush.
From Myer, I also picked up my two favourite mascaras. Whilst I am partial to the high end brands, I don't like spending a lot of money on mascara as it's not something that lasts long enough to justify the price of constantly repurchasing. My friend wanted me to pick up some Clinique face powder for her too, so I did that and she gave me her skincare samples and brush (the nice saleslady added them into the bag without telling me, how sweet!), since she doesn't use them. From StrawberryNet, I ordered the Jack Black Lip Balm, which has a lovely sweet lemon scent. All the big beauty gurus such as Temptalia and xSparkage, have raved about this, so at $8, I thought it was worth buying.
If there's one beauty item I have a weakness for, it's nail polish. My collection is forever growing! I purchased these two China Glaze nail polishes from the Anchors Away Spring 2011 Collection from eBay and I bought the OPI nail polish from David Jones as I was on the hunt for a dark red/brown colour. It's perfect for winter and OPI's colour range never lets me down.
I got my hair done last week (I'll post photos soon) and I was in need of a new shampoo and conditioner seeing as though my Moroccanoil is about to run out. My hairdresser used Label M's Honey & Oat on me on my last visit (six months ago!) and I absolutely adored the scent, so I decided to purchase it this time around. Prior to my hair appointment (I go to the Myer hairdresser, Maxeem), I'd finished work, so I was browsing around the cosmetics when I came across the I Love… range. I'd heard of the brand before through UK beauty bloggers and YouTubers, so I decided to check them out and I instantly fell in love with the mango and papaya scent. Words cannot describe how amazing this smell is. It's summery, fruity, lingers on after your shower and oh my gosh, I just want to eat it! I keep the body wash in my bedroom just so I can smell it! I know, I'm crazy, but it smells like Boost Juice! It's just as good as the Philosophy body washes and so much cheaper too. I am in love.
Lastly, look at the makeup travel case I bought (this is from Myer, also. I spend all my money there because I work there, haha), I love it so much! It's so me. I am obsessed with anything and everything French and this was just too cute not to buy. I'll use it when I go travelling because it's not too big, yet it'll perfectly all my makeup, brushes and skincare items.
Sorry about all the rambling there. I guess I'm just passionate about my beauty products! What beauty products have you bought recently?