Tuesday 20 August 2013

Recent Purchases

Over the last week or two I have purchased a few new things. Quite a few items are from brands I have never tried before or have had limited experience with. A lot of these items would also be considered 'drug store' items. These purchases are from a couple of different places. I am actually excited about them as most of the products are ones that I have thought about buying before but just taken the plunge. Well now I have. 


This is my third purchase from Lipstick Republic and every time I have been impressed with the service. They are very efficient, items are well packed and there is free gift too. They recently had a 20% off sale but with my usual luck, I actually placed this order about 12 hours before the sale. But that's okay because they were items I really wanted. 

The items I purchased were both from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC). I purchased the Lip Tar Stained Gloss in New Wave and the Skin Conceal in R0. I also received a free lipstick from Lippy Girl, it is actually a organic lipstick in the shade Sassy Ass (hehehe). The bright pink shade is so me... 


The Bourjois Cream Blushes are something I have been lusting after since I first heard about them. When they first became available on ASOS I was on my spending ban and then when I went to purchase them they weren't all in stock. When I looked last week and saw they were all available and under $10 each I couldn't resist, they went into my cart. I purchased a Dotting Tool, something I have been wanting for ages but couldn't be bothered searching eBay for. 


I hadn't planned to place an order with Crush Cosmetics buttttttttttt they had a 20% off sale and I cannot resist a sale, EVER.  As I mentioned above a lot of these items are ones I have been wanting for a while, that is especially true of this order. 

I purchased the Sleek Make Up Blush by 3 in Sweet Cheeks which is part of the Candy Collection. I didn't realise at the time but this palette has two powder blushes and one cream - win! Also from Sleek, I got a Pout Polish in Powder Pink (which as you can see, I have already had my fingers in). 

After reading rave reviews, I had to get a Lime Crime Velvetines in Suedeberry to try. The Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio in Walking on Eggshells seems to be a favourite of most beauty bloggers and something that has been on the shopping list in my head for a while. 

The Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer was purchased for its promise of heavy duty coverage which I am always needing for my under eye circles. It came with a cute little concealer pen too. The NYX Wonder Pencil was a bit of a last minute add but it was new and looked interesting. How am I meant to resist? 

The last items for my recent purchases aren't actually purchased by me. A few weeks ago Aldi had the above beauty books advertised in their catalogue at a bonkers cheap price of $10 each! The local Aldi (which is still an hour away) sadly didn't have them, so I thought I had missed out. But then I get home from work one night last week and they were sitting on my bedside table! My Mum and Nan had been out that day and whilst out they went to the Aldi, to specifically see if they could get them and success! They came home with them. 

There is two books by Rae Morris - Timeless Make Up and Make Up The Ultimate Guide. The other is by Napoleon Perdis - Flawless Forever. So far I have only had a quick flick through them but I am so glad to have them. The imagery is amazing, especially in the Rae Morris ones. 

There is my recent purchases, let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see a review or more in-depth post on. I can't say I have even really tried any of the items except to poke my fingers in and swatch them.

What have you purchased lately?


  1. Aww, your mum and nan are so sweet. My hubby was in Sydney for work and I asked him to pick up the Rae Morris books since we don't have Aldi here in SA. I can't wait to have the time to sit down and read them.

  2. Aww they're so sweet! I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for the books at Aldi tomorrow if you recommend them :)

  3. Love your purchases... and can your mum and nan come bring me books too? Haha! Sadly I missed out, boo! Can't wait to read some reviews on your other purchases! xx


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