1. Charbonnel et Walker truffles from David Jones and Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet fragrance from Hong Kong (fake pearls added to make the picture look pretty - from Dotti) 2. Macarons from David Jones 3. Keep Calm mug from General Pants Co. 4. Coco Mademoiselle fragrance from Singapore 5. MAC Turquatic fragrance from eBay and NARS eyeshadow duo in Habanera from Makeup Alley swap
It's probably considered weird posting pictures of food in a haul post, but who doesn't love pictures of macarons and other French desserts? They're just the most aesthetically pleasing foods ever and I couldn't think of another type of blog post to include them in. If you follow me on Instagram (vintagemachine), you'll probably know these photos are quite old. I always get so behind with haul posts. I guess because I buy too much! It's a sickness.
Somehow I've managed to accumulate three new perfumes within the past two months to add to my collection. When a good friend from work went on holiday to Hong Kong, I asked her to pick me up Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet as it had been one of those perfumes I'd been after for quite a while. I was never the biggest fan of the original eau de parfum (don't kill me, I know everyone loves it!), which always saddened me because the bottle is so beautiful, I could die for it. However, when Blooming Bouquet was released, I found it a lot lighter and fresher, which was more of my kind of scent. Every girl needs the perfume in her collection.
For over a year, I had been on the hunt to find the perfect cool/water/fresh/summer scented perfume. I wanted something that wasn't overly floral or fruity and I nearly gave up on my mission. I didn't really like the Ralph Lauren perfumes and then I thought Bright Crystal by Versace and Burberry Brit Sheer by Burberry were nice, but then decided the scents were a bit too heavy and strong for what I was after. Just recently, I thought of MAC's Turquatic frangrance, which is sadly discontinued. I decided to take a risk without knowing what it smelt like by buying it on eBay and I definitely do not regret it at all. The perfume is perfectly what I was after! It's fresh, clean and cool. It would make a great everyday or summer scent, but I think I'll be saving this for special occasions!
Another friend of mine recently went on holiday too and actually bought me Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume as a present. I couldn't believe it! No one I know has ever been this generous to me and I was so taken back by the wonderful gift. It reminds me of Miss Dior Cherie in the sense that it's very girly, but in a classy way because it's Chanel, of course.
I recently did a make up swap on Makeup Alley and I swapped an eyeshadow palette for this beautiful NARS duo in Habanera. I'm wearing the duo in my previous post, though you may not be able to tell. The purple colour has tiny glitter particles that add a beautiful sheen to the eyelids, while the blue/green colour has a lovely frost finish. This is my first NARS eyeshadow and I'm so in love! I would totally buy more if I could afford it... and actually needed more eyeshadow.
Lastly, I bought the most adorable mug in General Pants Co. because it's SO me. I love Keep Calm, I love pink and I love shopping. I wanted to kick myself when I later saw these Keep Calm mugs at Myer on clearance, however. On sale and I could've used staff discount. Damnit!
I hope you all enjoyed the post! I'll probably be doing a perfume collection in the near future.