Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year, New Things

I went into the city yesterday to buy a new wallet and to look for the Essence Cherry Blossom Collection (check out the product photos here on Karina's blog). I did get my wallet, I did not find the Essence Collection, and I accidentally spent far more money than I should have.


The goodies!


I saw this Modalu Wallet at work and I instantly fell in love with it, but we sold the last one before I could pick it up. So I went into the city store and luckily they still had two left!


It was 50% off so it came to $49. The motif of the brand is seashells, I can't even. So pretty.


After debating on it for a while I finally picked up Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, and I also got the Nars Pro Primer. I went into Mecca Cosmetica to have a look at the colour range with the intention to order it online, but I ended up just saying oh well to the price and buying it in store. The girl serving me actually took the time to sit me down and match me to the shade Gobi, and she used the Pro Prime underneath. The combination looked so beautiful and felt so nice on my skin! Sheer glow was $68 and the Pro Prime was $52.


I actually bought this Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter from Wizard Warehouse Pharmacy yesterday for about $16. It is a rosy pink lip gloss that feels like a balm. Next at David Jones I picked up a Glasshouse Hand Cream in Bordeux.  I have recently fallen in love with Glasshouse candles, and they have now released some bath and body products featuring their candle's scents. Bordeaux is a strong vanilla scent which I love, but my boyfriend says it smells like medicine haha. Dermologica were having 20% off everything so I was going to pick up a full size of their Daily Microfoliant, but sadly they were out of stock :(. So instead I got a bottle of their Ultracalming Cleanser, which was around $40. I also found theBalm's Balm Jovi Palette on sale for $35, but when I took it to the till it was actually down to $30, what a bargain!


How do people take photos of clothes for their blog? It is seriously the most difficult thing ever. Anyway I also picked up two new clothing items from Chicabooti. I got this white dress above,


The detailing on the dress, how cute are the little stars?


And this bright, coral/pink skirt. I love the cut of this skirt, it is super flattering on.


I also got this new diary from Typo. It was on sale for $4, I think the pattern on the front is so cute!


(Image taken from Temptalia.com)

I also went to ask the Chanel counter about the spring collection, and she said it will be a couple more weeks until it hits Australia :( however, Chanel are hosting some makeup events in mid February where you can get an hour makeup application with a Chanel makeup artist and they'll showcase the collection to you. This makeup application will cost $50 which is entirely redeemable on product! I am going to book in me and a friend to go, I have my eye on a blush or a lippie!

What new things have you picked up so far this year?

Mishelle

44 comments:

  1. Love the dress and the skirt!!! Maybe you can wear them to our meet up?))) Great NARS haul too!

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    1. I am just hoping I can make it, I don't know if I can find someone to cover my shift :(
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    2. Oh sorry! I hope you do make it. If not - we can arrange a time to do a polish crawl together))

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    3. Sounds good to me! It's a shame though, a couple of people are away at work so it's a bit hard to work something out :(
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  2. Wow I love the chocolate brown color of your wallet!

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  3. Now that is a nice looking wallet! Haha I totally know what you mean about trying to photograph clothes - they never look as wonderful in a photo as they do in real life and I feel like I am cheating those who read my post because they don't get the opportunity to appreciate how lovely they are! :)
    xx

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  4. I always get suckered in by the makeup artists and salespeople too! Whenever they sit me down to do my makeup, I feel compelled to buy it from them :P

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  5. You're going to love Sheer Glow!! I haven't bought any makeup yet except MAC's Dark Side lipstick. I'm taking it easy but I'll hopefully go shopping soon xx

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  6. Love the dress and wallet!

    Some great bargains there. I can't believe you got TheBalm palette for $30!

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  7. Great buys! Sometimes I bite the bullet & buy instore with the hefty price tag, especially if they take the time to help you! Love the dress as well & I'm interested to see how the skirt would look on (not that you have to post that :) ). Great deals you got there, too!

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    1. I may try and do some outfit of the days this year, I bought a tripod, I'm just waiting for it to arrive!
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  8. The wallet is awesome. It's a lovely shade of brown. And how awesome is typo?

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  9. Oh gosh everything is so pretty! Love that diary and the NARS primer and foundation look so tempting. I have my eye on the Chanel collection too. I'm checking it out in Singapore while im here! xx

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  10. Agh that wallet - the brown color and seashells, too perfect! The diary has such a cute pattern too. :) I picked up a couple of skirts which I want to wear soon (on a slightly warmer day probably, hehe).

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  11. What a nice haul, I have not tried the NARS foundation or primer but I have heard so many good things about both products...I would love to try them, but I have a handful of other foundations incl Estee Lauder, YSL, Clinique and Lancome that I really really should use up before I get more...
    And thanks for the mention of my blog too, you're very kind!!

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  12. Wow I love everything you got for the New Year! :) the clothes are so cute too!

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  13. I'm seeing 2013 diaries on most blogs and it makes me want to get one too. I swear I will get it today. Hehe, amazing purchases. The purse looks very chic!

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  14. Love the Chicabooti dress, I've seen it in store too. :) What a splurge at Mecca! I've heard great things about the NARS foundation though so I'm sure it was money well spent. :) xx

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  15. Ooooh nice haul!! Love the cute diary! xx

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  16. love the wallet!! and also your 2013 diary! so pretty and whimsical ;))
    Essence Cherry blossom LE was out here in Germany few months ago and the blush is a nice one!

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  17. Great haul lovely!

    We are the same shade in Sheer Glow! :)

    I've just ordered Frivole from Chanel Spring, got my eye on the highlighter too. I ordered online! I'm looking forward to getting it!

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    1. Yay! ;) I went for Gobi because it is yellow based and that helps to correct my redness more than a pink toned shade!
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  18. Ooo lady this is a great haul! Hope you love the Sheer Glow as much as I do, don't know how many bottles of that stuff I've been through over the years :)

    I recently went on a little bit of a splurge too, including picking up some L'Occitane goodies on sale (loving them). Can't wait for the Cherry Blossom collection either... we so need to meet up for a shopping trip sometime this year! xx

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  19. You got such lovely things :) I love the look of that dress, the detailing is so pretty! x

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  20. hahaha tell me how to take pictures of clothes when you figure it out. seriously so difficult!
    love the design of the diary! and the dress with the stars is indeed cute!

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  21. The modalu wallet is just perfect! I have my eye on one of their bags but waiting to save up a bit!

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    1. Ahh how perfect are they? I really want a bag but they are pricey pricey!
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  22. Yay for new stuff! I love the dress & skirt, and I might have to look into that Chanel makeup session too - would be a great girl date :p

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  23. Thanks for the heads up on the Essence Cherry Blossom collection. I went to my local Priceline today and they had just put it on display. I picked up the blush (I actually grabbed two of them!) and both the lip crayons.

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  24. I always go shopping for one thing and end up with bags full! I really want to try the Nars sheer glow but I need to finish up some of my other foundations first.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  25. I saw that theBalm palette at DJs as well, I was seriously tempted but managed to resist! :p Yay for finally getting Sheer Glow, even if it was at inflated Mecca prices. Such a nice foundation :)

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  26. OMG I heard the NARS Sheer Glow is amazing, I'm glad you like it :D And man that 2013 diary is the most adorablest thing ever.. part of my resolution this year was to write more, and that included my diary- I've stuck to it so far- and I write in a crappy school notebook from last year :P Maybe I should get myself one of those (:

    www.chochalistas.blogspot.com

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  27. I adore Glasshouse products as well. They are so fantastic.

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  28. Your 2013 diary is the cutest one I've seen so far!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  29. oh this diary is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want it too!

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