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08 April 2012 @ 05:16 pm
"and can lip gloss save a nation, mr powers?"  
I don't think it's any secret that I am fond of makeup & beauty products & perfume oils, and I think a few of you are too, so I thought I would share some photos of my latest "hauls".

I'm going to preface this by saying that I've definitely bought a lot of things lately (!), but 1) I had some money that I -had- to spend by the end of March (long story, it has to do with salary packaging & tax benefits & the end of the fringe-benefits-tax year here in Australia), and 2) by purchasing these from overseas, they were SO MUCH cheaper than buying them here; so things like Nars lipglosses, which are $45 over here, were purchased for between $16.99 - $24 from the two US sites I used. Since the Australian dollar is actually worth more than the US dollar now, it makes for a real bargain (those insane markups made sense when the Australian dollar was worth 60% of the US one, but now?) I have to admit I do feel a little bit of guilt for not purchasing within Australia, the effect on the economy and all that stuff... but if I have money to spend on makeup, well of course I'm going to choose to shop somewhere that I can buy more things!

Don't judge plz... I just have a fondness for pretty makeup >.<





Nars Lip Glosses: "All Night Long", "Risky Business" and "Supervixen"
Nars Lipstick: "Falbala"
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trios: "Mega Pixel" and "Headshot"
Smashbox Mini Lip Glosses: "Candid" and "Pink Sugar"
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss: "Kir Sugar"
Too Faced Glamour Gloss: "Plush"
Stila Pearl Shimmer Gloss: "Ocean Gloss"

Ordered from All Cosmetics Wholesale, thanks to the recommendation from daisybliss ♥ This site has some AMAZING bargains. The Smashbox eyeshadow trios were $9.99 each (they are $39.95 here in Australia!), and the Nars lipglosses were $16.99.




The Lip Scrub: in flavours Almond Creme, and Brown Sugar
The Lip Slip: Lip balm
Fresh Cosmetics Sugar Lip Treatments: in flavours Sugar Honey, and Original
Nars Larger than Life Lip Gloss: "Como"
Nars Lip Glosses: "Oasis" and "Ophelia"
Nars Lipstick: "Bilboa"
Nars Blush: "Orgasm"
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss: "Electric"
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio: "Hyperfocal"
Deborah Lippman Nail Polish: "Addicted to Speed (Top Coat)", "Whatever Lola Wants" and "Dream a Little Dream"
butterLondon Polish Remover

This was ordered from Kiss & Makeup NY, and although the prices are not quite as good as the site above, it is still so much cheaper than here in Australia (for example, the Nars blush is $49 here, but I bought it for $26). Plus I've been dying to try the Fresh Cosmetics Sugar lip treatments for over a year now, The Lip Scrub products come very highly recommended, and Deborah Lippmann nail polishes are meant to be amazing (plus the shade of pink of "Dream a Little Dream" is absolutely gorgeous!"



OPI: "Princesses Rule!", "Pirouette My Whistle", "Care to Danse", "You Callin' Me A Lyre" and "My Pointe Exactly" (the last 4 are from the new NYC Ballet collection ♥)
Glitter Gal: "Ballerina", "Enchanted", "Fuschia" and "Copper"

These were ordered from ebay. I have one more ebay nail polish order on it's way, but it's a small one (really!).


I think I need to go on a no-buy now... for the next 5 years.

 
 
 
 
 
.: 005corposant on April 8th, 2012 08:19 am (UTC)
Wow this is an amazing haul! You've got so many lip things. Fresh sugar lip treatment is totally worth it! =)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 9th, 2012 08:26 am (UTC)
I've heard so many good things about their treatments - I'm just not sure which one to try first! #dilemma
Glitterroseglitterrose on April 8th, 2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
Why make any apology for what you buy? You earn the money, you can spend it how you wish. x
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 9th, 2012 08:27 am (UTC)
thankyou x I always feel like someone is going to tell me off for buying so many things lol. I think it's my own conscience speaking!
disco supa'flyrosabel_believe on April 8th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! HOW FUN!!! I want to raid your stash. Heh heh. :D
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 9th, 2012 08:27 am (UTC)
yes, come over with YOUR stash & we will do makeovers :D I wish! x
Crystalcrystalina on April 8th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Awesome stash! I have NARS "Super Orgasm" and love it!

Also, let me know how you like the Ballet collection polishes. I've been considering those for some time. =)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 9th, 2012 08:29 am (UTC)
I've heard so many good things about the Nars blushes; I don't use any blush at the moment, but I figured that was a good one to start with!
I've only used the glitter one, "Pirouette My Whistle" so far (I used it as an accent over another colour), but I will definitely let you know what I think of the others! I like that they are neutral enough for work, but still pretty :)