Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Presents and Boxing Day Sales Haul

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas this year. I went to the beach and ate roast (yum!) and also got some wonderful gifts! I thought I'd go ahead and share my beauty related gifts. Although I worked today (Boxing Day) I did finish at 2pm so I decided to go ahead and scour the shops for any bargains, and I found a couple!

Firstly my boyfriend picked out this Angel perfume set for me. He saw that I am just finishing up the bottle of Alien that he got me last year so he decided to surprise me with Angel this year.

The gift set came in a pretty hat box and included a 25ml refillable bottle of Angel, and a matching Body Lotion and Shower gel.

The other beauty related gift the boyfriend gifted me was a set of Face Masks from Origins. I actually picked this out and he bought it for me, I had been wanting to try these masks for ages and the pack was a really good value and allowed me to try all three!

My lovely brother also sent me a Myer Gift card for Christmas which I received last week. On Christmas Eve I found out about a voucher that was currently running at Myer where you could get $20 off any purchase over $30. So naturally I used it four times! I got a MAC Lipstick in Angel (down to $16), a Napoleon Lipstick in Hess (down to $15), Benefit Rockateur Blush (down to $31) and Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation (down to $30). The deal expired on Christmas Eve itself so I didn't have time to post about taking advantage of the deal, but if I had've known earlier I definitely would have bought more!

Napoleon Lipstick in Hess, MAC Lipstick in Angel and Benefit Rockateur Blush

I went into Lush today and they were sold out of a lot of things however they did have left this bottle of No Drought Dry Shampoo. At 50% off it cost me $6.75. As I said before, the Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation was bought Christmas Eve from Myer. I also decided to pop into Dusk and they had heaps of candles for 40-50% off. I picked out this one in Hot Chocolate, and it smells amazing.

Lastly, I popped into Mecca thinking that there wouldn't be any deals and I happened upon the best deal of the day! I have been wanting to try the Stila Smudge Sticks for a while but I kind of resent paying a lot for eyeliner when there are so many good ones put out by low end brands. I was floored when I found this set of 5 full sized Smudge Sticks on sale for just $25. So of course I picked it up!

The colours included are Angelfish, Moray, Oscar Fish and Stargazer.

I also went to try and find the Balm Voyage Palette in the sale at DJ's however it was completely sold out. So were the sets of YSL Manifesto Perfume. But I am still so happy with the bargains I found and the sweet gifts I received!

Did you brave the boxing day sales? What beauty items did you get for Christmas?

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that you have a happy and healthy 2014!



  1. Oh wow you're fast! I'm always a week behind on my posts. :P Did you go to Priceline? They had 40% off. Didn't get any beauty items myself but we did stock up on skincare for the year. :) Went to Lush and got a couple bath bombs, most xmas products were sold out, though they had full stock of giftboxes.

    1. I did but they were out of stock of everything I wanted! The girl said they're getting a delivery tomorrow so I'll be going back :)

  2. oh you got lovely gifts!! I love alien perfume, but I have never tried angel till now believe it or not! i really need to try it since it is so famous and a lot of people love it :-)
    we don't have boxing day sale here in Germany so I didn't buy anything T-T

  3. Lovely gifts! What is the lush dry shampoo like? I went to day too but didn't find anything good!

  4. Lovely! Mac's Angel is beautiful, you'll enjoy it xx

  5. Beautiful gifts you received and great haul! Love the look of the masks ^_^ My boyfriend refuse to buy me any cosmetics, he reckon I have too much! Oh wow, $25 for the stila liners are a massive bargain! I should go out and have a look!

  6. Nice haul! You got lovely things. The Myer deal is so good :O Darn wish I knew about it!

  7. Awesome stuff! I totally would love to try some skincare from origins and that set from stila looks amazing! Like the UD blackmarket kit but more vibrant!

  8. I braved the crowds and picked up a few bits and pieces and a few pressies. I was organised, so whatever needed sizing and matching, I tried out in advance, so I didn't have to wait in lines to the fitting rooms! Yay!

    Those Stila Smudge Sticks look amazing!


  9. Great haul! Looks like you got some great bargains :-)

  10. I've heard so many great things about the Benefit blush but haven't seen it in person yet :(

  11. You got so much awesome stuff :) those Stila sticks are super pretty! Would love to see a FOTD with them :)

  12. Those lipsticks, eyeliners, and blush look so pretty! I received an Ulta gift card for Christmas, so I will need to decide what to use that on!


  13. You have got so many lovely products, Stila Liners and Lancome foundation looks great, you got them at such a low price :) I have not received any gift on Christmas but I did some shopping on boxing day.

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