Sunday 12 May 2013

Chadstone Haul

I can't believe it has been a week since my trip to Chadstone Shopping Centre and I am only just getting around to blogging about it. Work has been pretty full on this week and will for the next week too (good thing, I need the money to cover all the shopping I did). I have only included the beauty products I purchased, I also made a trip to Peter Alexander and Dusk but I forgot to take photos...


Okay, I can already sense that I am going to rant here but I think I have good reason. When I got to Chadstone the first beauty counter I went to was Burberry. There was no attendant at the counter (which didn't surprise me), however there was two at the Shiseido counter next to it. They were not serving anyone and proceeded to ignored me for a good 15 minutes, until I stood there tapping my foot and looking daggers at them. Eventually the older lady said "Oh, would you like some help?" My answer "Ah, yeah that would be great" in sarcastic voice and all. 

She ended up giving me a free lipstick but I was not impressed with the service at all. Bad mark to David Jones for the shocking service and another bad mark for ignoring my tweets about it. If I hadn't desperately wanted those Burberry items I would have left, as it is next time my money will be going elsewhere. 

The items I purchased are:
  • Complete Eye Palette in No. 2 Mocha
  • Sheer Eye Shadow in No. 21 Midnight Brown (Pale Barley was sold out)
  • Lip Mist in No. 203 Brown Sugar (I received this free after the lady realised how shitty I was with the service)
  • Lip Cover in No. 22 Delicate Rose

Shu Uemura:

Compared to the horrible service at the Burberry counter I recieved fantastic service at the Shu Uemura counter. I was served by the lovely Li Fang who was so knowledgeable and willing to help. As I haven't tried much from Shu Uemura before, I relied on her advice. I purchased:

  • Ulitme8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil
  • Tsuya Skin UV Under Base Youthful Radiance Mousse
  • Fundamentals Pentagon Sponge
  • Glow On Blush Refill in P Medium Peach 550 & Reusable Case
  • Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick in M PK 335
  • Hard Formula 9 Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown 

I had the brow pencil sharpened the traditional 'sword' like shape which they do for free and will do so when it gets worn down. Li Fang also included a couple of samples too. 

David Jones GWP:

Because I spent over $250 in one transaction I qualified for the Ulitmate Beauty Gift valued $370. The bag was filled to the brim with samples. It included items like a The Aromatherapy Co. candle, a mini Marc Jacobs Dot perfume, a deluxe sample of SK-II Facial Essence, a full size OPI nail polish just to name a few. 


I was super excited to see the Chanel Beauty Boutique at Chadstone had the Summer collection available. Sadly both the nail polishes I wanted and the Pink Lagoon Stylo Eyeshadow were sold out. However I still managed a decent haul. The woman that served me - Sarah was very lovely and helpful. She even managed to convince me to buy the bright blue mascara - after trying it on me (and oh wow, it is amazing). 

I purchased:

  • Les Beiges Retractable Kabuki Brush
  • Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Make Up in 12 Beige Rose (repurchase of my Holy Grail foundation)
  • Rouge Coco Shine in 79 Saga
  • Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in 57 Blue Note
  • Stylo Eyeshadow in
    • 07 Moon River
    • 17 Cool Gold
    • 57 Black Stream

Giorgio Armani:

I was happy to see that there is a Giorgio Armani counter at Myer now as I didn't want to give David Jones any more of my money. Again lovely service at the Giorgio Armani counter and a few samples as I left too. I purchased:

  • Luminous Silk Foundation in 03
  • Flash Lacquer Crystal Shine Gloss in 523 Pink


I was extremely annoyed and disappointed when I looked at my Dior purchases once I got home. The woman had sold me the wrong nail polish duo. I had told her which one I wanted and then she went and got it from the cupboard. I didn't think to check she had gotten the right one (I never have before). Luckily the colours are still nice, just not the ones I really wanted. At Dior I purchased:

  • Birds of Paradise Nail Lacquer Duo in 002 Bahia
  • Jelly Lip Pen in 656 Gaia


I considered getting my eyebrows waxed at the Benefit Brow Bar but decided not too as my skin is really sensitive to waxing and didn't want to walk around with bright red skin around my brows. I ended up just purchasing:

  • Fake Up Crease Controlling Hydrating Concealer in 01 Light

Face of Australia:

I desperately wanted the Glitterati polishes from Face of Australia. Luckily the Priceline I went to had just put out their display so I could get them all from the one store. It saved a lot of running around. 


When I was in Priceline picking up the FOA nail polishes I noticed these new lipsticks on display. Priceline also had a 3 for 2 on, on Australis items. So I picked up:

  • Go Long Longwear Lipstick in
    • Trendy
    • Preppy
    • Ghetto

So there is my latest haul post. Yes, I know I have a shopping problem, always have and always will I believe. I enjoy shopping, work hard and don't have many other things my money is needed for.

What have you hauled lately?


  1. Wow...super jealous of your haul! I'm glad you got the Giorgio Armani from Myer - I found the lady who served me at DJs was extremely rude!

  2. Amazing haul! I love the mix of high end and more budget friendly products :D

  3. yes I totally agree with the services you have received in Caddy's DJ. I always find out that the beauty counters in DJ on your right hand side are always empty: no beauty consultants / specialists whatever they are called. They are the high-ended brands: Armani, YSL, Tom Ford, etc. Also Comparing DJ and Myer, it seems that DJ is always lack of staffs at any time. I always go Chaddy on late night shopping day (Thur/Fri) (Cause I'm living nearby so that's the nearest place I go to breath (LOL) other than to the city)., already the staffs are almost half gone, Myer still has plenty more staffs than DJ. (If DJ wants to boosts it's sale, they definitely need to hire more staffs serving customers than selling high-end brands instead). And getting MyerOne points is one of my concern of purchasing in Myer instead of the other competitor ;)
    Anyways I just got Adore Beauty's Best of the Best Sampler: the skincare + haircare pack after receiving their email. I have dry hair and split ends lately that would like some switches. And probably get a Moroccanoil later.

    1. Yup DJ's really need to reconsider how they staff their stores. Lol I always purchase at Myer when I can, especially for the MyerOne points - gotta love getting a gift card in the post :)

  4. Oh forgot to mention, love your Haul! The collection you got from Burberry and Chanel are amazing. The Chanel stylo eyeshadows looks very nice and handy. And also the Burberry eyeshadow palette looks fantastic that would be a nice compact carrying around for every day use! And I am looking forward for your review on the Benefit's concealer cause it sounds so good from it's advertisement :)

    1. I am already in love with the Chanel shadows - they are amazing. I am already enjoying the benefit concealer too.

  5. Woohoo! I always feel shopped out reading your hauls, haha! Lots of lovely luxe purchases there.

    I'm surprised the SA didn't open the nail polish boxes in front of you to show you the product as they usually do - it shouldn't have to be up to you.

    1. The woman that served me didn't seem to know what she was doing. She didn't even know the polishes were duos.

  6. Wow your haul looks amazing. Shame on their customer service. Especially since they are in a "department store".

  7. Oh wow, so much stuff! Looking forward to see what you think about the Armani foundation!

    Beauty Challenged


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