I remember my last holiday in Melbourne. It was like I had forgotten the meaning of ‘savings’ and had gone absolutely batshit with buying new things. It wasn’t a pretty sight, well, my bank account wasn’t, but my collection cabinet was definitely pretty!
This time, I didn’t do quite the same as I had spent quite a lot of money on a new toy for my car. Edgy needed his 50,000km service and new wiper blades but that’s not what the new toy was… Edgy was fitted with a brand new cruise control unit as he didn’t originally come with one. Very fancy, very useful especially with all that long distance driving I do, but oh-so-worth-it! But it was an eye-watering four digit bill that came with this new toy. So while Edgy is happy, it did mean I was severely handicapped in my shopping abilities.
Which turned out to be alright anyways, because not much caught my attention… funny how that works.
I do, however, have very generous friends. Presents from friends made for the bulk of this haul post! They include items from Illamasqua, Bobbi Brown, Becca and more! I can’t wait to play with it all, hooray! Having said that, I also have new items from the lovely Jac but they are up in Murrayville so no photos.. whoops.
Speaking of photos, my Melbourne house has deplorable lighting. I can’t wait to get back to my country home with my massive windows and beautiful lighting!
A venture into Target to pick up some exercise clothes (shock!horror!) had me pick up some cuticle care as well. I’m really not big on nail care. I cut them, I paint them, what else can I do with them? But I want to give everything a go once, and I remember how my manicurist once berated me on how I didn’t care for my cuticles, so I picked these up. And promptly cut myself trying to get rid of my cuticles but that’s another story for another time.
I cannot deny my roots. I cannot deny a bargain. I am swimming in lip balms (they seem to have made babies while I wasn’t looking…) but I still had to pick these up. My love story with Boost starts from 2003 when I first came to this country. And it was one of those things that my first boyfriend and I drank a lot of during our dating sessions. Mmm. Boost. Anyways, I picked these two up!
And in a fit of silliness, I picked this up from Daiso. I’ve looked at it many times before and shook my head, but it somehow made its way to my basket this time. It’s a face massager, roller, thing. Supposedly to help slim your face and give it the much sought after V shape that the Asians love so much. I’ll report back on my findings! It also doesn’t photograph properly in this half-light, so what looks like a fluoro nightmare, is actually the half translucent pink massaging rollers. I foresee a very hilarious review in the future.
And what I picked up today. A colour enhancer to make sure the blonde in my hair stays blonde and not turn orange. Hold up, blonde in your hair you say? Indeed, I do have blonde in my hair now. And I’ve been told it’s either ‘odd’ or ‘interesting’ or ‘cool’ … the list goes on. Which is rather amusing, as I haven’t had colour in my hair since 2003 or 2004.. somewhere there. I don’t colour my hair very often, and it has always been a red or a copper that I went for. So blonde is a huge leap. Photos to come.
And while I was at hairhouse warehouse, I couldn’t help but notice this. And this is where I confess that reading blogs will be my downfall one day. The lovely Michelle had been sporting beautiful hair recently and she has attributed her glowing hair to Nak. So even though this isn’t the exact product, it is still the same brand and well, I’m a sucker and now I’m all curious about the brand… and…
Having said that, I think the value pack was definitely a very, very good buy. Two full size bottles of shampoo and conditioner, a detangling spray, a lip gloss, a conditioning treatment , and leave in moisturizer along with mini curling tongs, tail comb and sectioning clips!
There’s also a salon voucher for Hairhouse warehouse, but I’m not going to use that so if anybody wants it, shoot me an email and I’ll send it to you!
And last but not least – I didn’t get this during my holiday. In fact I got it quite a while ago, but ….
Yup. I joined the hype. But I’m not impressed. Review to come!
And that’s it. Regular blogging will return on monday, latest, Tuesday. Gosh, I have so much to share!