Wednesday, January 16, 2013

First product purchases for 2013

Although I technically ordered a couple of these products before the end of last year, I have received them within the new year with much excitement & unfortunately, a little bit of disappointment. So here are my newest acquired makeup products for the year.


First up, my number one baby at the moment. I have been wanting this for soo long so when it finally came back into stock from www.kissandmakeupny.com I had to buy it. I'm sure most of you have heard about it/seen it/ tried it before but it is everything & more. I don't have too many "high end" products so when I do get them I cherish them. It is the perfect colour, doesn't look muddy & orangey, it has a slight shimmer but nothing to upset the face if you use it for contouring, which it is good for, too.





 www.ozsale.com.au had another China Glaze sale on not too long ago. Unfortunately when I opened the packet I could smell nail polish straight away, & I knew something had gone terribly wrong.
This is the first time ever I have received a product in fault. The last 2 times I ordered nail polish from this website have been fine, but this most likely would have happened throughout the shipping process, although the package had fragile written on it. I also ordered another polish in the same order that I never got, but I messaged them to let them know & they said they would credit my account, no worries. But I am a bit sad that the other ones are tarnished, especially the pretty glitter!
The colours I got were Snow Globe & Celtic Sun. The one that was damaged was Skyscraper & the one I never got was the leather top coat (I needed a new topcoat too, damn it!)

Terry White Chemists often have sale bins where I found these next 2 Maybelline products. They had no testers to have a look at the colours but I just went for it anyway, I am usually an impulse buyer when I'm in a shop! This colour is very pretty but quite frosty, I like to layer it ontop of a nude matte lipstick.
 I also bought the Age Rewind Dark Circle eraser to use as a highlighter under my eyes. Even though I don't have dark circles it is very brightening. It is lighter than my Garnier Roll-on eye concealer which I like. I like the softness of the foam applicator, although it is not hygienic, it is much softer than the Garnier.
Pretty Peony, Dark Circle Eraser in light-medium.
Another order which I completely forgot about were some lashes from Vau Beauty that were on ozsale. I haven't heard of them before so I don't know anything about the quality but I shall let you know! These pairs were $7 each. I haven't tried the feather ones before so I can't wait to try them!

A couple of other items I have received lately was a backup on my St Moriz Mousse tanner & my tanning mitt to go with it. I have also placed an order from cherryculture.com with lots of pretty glitters & a Bourjois order, yay! Oh and another CG one to make up for my last order.

What have been the first makeup products you've bought this year??

xx

20 comments:

  1. I love Laguna, definitely one of my favorites of all time!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  2. I also use the maybelline rewind concealer. I pulled off the foam on it and just twist to dispense it onto my hand or finger. So much cleaner and more hygenic!

    I dont' buy polishes they always explode one me!

    Laguna!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE, Absolute rip off to buy from Mecca though. Should buy it online but too lazy to wait for it :p

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    1. Ah ok, I probably wont do that for myself only if I was always using it on others!
      That's annoying how they explode on you =/
      Yess Mecca is the biggest rip off ever I went in once and felt guilty about not supporting the "economy" but it is too much of a price difference not to buy online!

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  3. Nice stuff! I can totally see a bit of that bronzer making you look like you're just back from a beach trip! I like the neon polish, I hope to get some crazy ones this year! My first beauty buys from this year includes a lip balm, a small palette, a reformulation of a mascara I love and a single red earth shadow! Can't wait to see you use those lashes! I too have got a bunch to use!

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    1. That is something laguna is good for, indeed :D Everyone needs a bit of neon in their life ;) That sounds nice! I've tried out one pair of the lashes and they are pretty good! x

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  4. What lovely purchases! Such a shame about the broken nail polish! But luckily you got your credit back! :)
    Ahh I want NARS laguna! So jealous! x

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  5. I Love Nars products but Im yet to try that bronzer maybe this yr.
    ~Jazmin

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  6. omg u have to show ur full nails!!! Sooo sad about the polish.... but glad they were decent about it...now I want aleather top coat I didnt even know CG had one !

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    1. Yeah I'm glad they were able to reimburse! I've already done a new order for CG, though! Well it's actually a patent leather top coat sorry hun but I think it would look cool! x

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  8. great purchase! i really hope you enjoy it. i sort of want to buy it now for contouring.

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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  9. Lucky girl! You got some wonderful things, it's sad that one of your package didn't reach you in perfect condition but Yay to NARS and all the other beauties <3

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  10. Pity about your nail polishes! I've heard a few horror stories when it comes to Ozsale. I have that Maybelline concealer too and it's quite good for under the eyes :) xx

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    1. Ooh so good to know it's not just me! But some things they can't help... packaging could be a bit better, though. Yeah I really like this concealer! x

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  11. i've heard great things about Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, i want to get it soon :) and aww, i hate it when nail polishes explode in the mail, that's why it's so hard to purchase them online because there's always a high chance it's going to break.

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    1. It's the first time it has ever exploded on me so I was soo sad! It wont stop me from buying them, though ;)

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  12. That's too bad about the nail polish. Snow Globe is one of my favourites though. Laguna has been on my wishlist for ages, glad to hear that it didn't disappoint :)

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    1. Snow globe is too pretty for words! Ah I can't believe you don't have laguna, I am so glad I bought it.

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  13. Oooh, I've always wanted NARS Laguna since I'm just generally in love with NARS products but I always thought the color wasn't for my skintone! I haven't bought any new makeup yet this year! But I have my eye on a bunch of mac lipsticks (Shy Girl, Please Me, Honeylove)
    =)

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    1. Your skintone is probably too tanned for laguna, hehe. Ohh gurl we are almost through the end of January and you haven't bought anything yet,, you crazy girl! hehe. Those lipsticks all look gorgeous. I helped my friend to chose honeylove, her first good quality lipstick and she is in love with it haha x

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