Thursday, January 7, 2016

Post-Xmas Sales Hauls: Mecca, Lush, OZHair & Beauty!

How did you go with the Boxing Day/Post-Christmas sales? I didn't do too badly. Actually I'm happy with my little hauls; I didn't go bat-shit crazy, yet still managed to pick up some nice bargains. Here's a look at what I snapped up!




Mecca

~ Talika Eye Therapy Patch
~ Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
~ Ciate Paint Pots Nail Polish in Sugar Plum
~ Mecca Cosmetica Natural False Lashes
~ Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay (sample)
~ Kate Somerville CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream (sample)
~ Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (sample)

It was exciting to get some cool products (seriously can't wait to try the eye patches) at a discount and know that I was also building up points towards my first Beauty Loop box. A bit annoying though, that lots of the items in the 50% off sale section were 'currently unavailable online'. I'm super-happy with my choice of samples as I've been wanting to try something from Kate Somerville. This online shopping experience was a rollercoaster alright; I went from excited to disappointed to frustrated then pumped and relieved when it was finally over!



Lush

~ Lord of Misrule Shower Scream (ROFL)
~ Bohemian Soap
~ Figs and Leaves Soap
~ Ice Blue Soap

I really wanted some Rose Jam shower gel, but by the time I got online on Boxing Day, nearly everything in the Sale section was 'out of stock'. We went to my local Westfield to see a movie five days later and I was shocked to see plenty of half price items still for sale. I then proceeded to drop dead, and my ghost bought three soaps and a large Lord of Misrule (the only size left) all at 50% off. SUPER HAPPY (even though I missed out on my favourite Rose Jam). Of course, because I was now a disembodied spirit, my product label read Lord of Misrule Shower 'Scream' instead of 'Cream'. Spooky! I really hope I like it because now I have a fucking massive 500 gram bottle. LOL



OZHair & Beauty

~ Sebastian Thickefy Foam
~ Redken 06 Volume Rootful Root Lifting Spray
~ Redken 10 Guts Volume Spray Foam

I love Sebastian Thickefy Foam. It's pretty much my favourite product for injecting volume, body and thickness into my fine hair. But it's so expensive. I just cannot spend $39 on a hair product without feeling sick. So I was thrilled to find it for $19 at OZHair & Beauty, even though I'd never shopped there before. It was free shipping once you spend $50, so I used the opportunity to add some Redken volume products to the old cart, since the brand is so raved about.

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I also bought hubby some new undies from AussieBum, various goodies from ABC Shop online and I might have dropped $118 at Chemist Warehouse yesterday on their half price makeup! I went in with my family thinking only Rimmel was on sale, but the other makeup brands were also half price. Needless to say I swatched shit for ages until Mr 8 gave up and sat on the floor. I vaguely heard hubby muttering "Are we done yet?" on a continual loop in the background, although it was only when I sensed certain defeat in his voice that I decided I should probably get to the checkout. LOL. There are big savings on brands such as Rimmel, Maybelline, Revlon and Sally Hansen; I don't want to be an enabler, but you should probably haul arse to Chemist Warehouse and check it out!








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29 comments:

  1. the lashes are perfect and i would have done the exact same thing, half price makeup is too good to pass!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I know, right? I kind of feel sorry for my hubby and son having to wait though!

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  2. I really want to try the ciate polishes! the bottles are so cute! DF xoxo

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    1. Yes, really cute! This is my first Ciate, bit exciting!

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  3. Still not getting over the shower scream!

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    1. Haha, I know, trust me to pick that one bottle up!

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  7. Great choice of products from your lush haul! The blue ice soap is incredibly refreshing to use :)

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    1. I'm using the Fig & Leaves now, but I can't wait to try the Ice Blue one, it smells great!

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  8. Believe it or not, I haven't bought a single thing in the post-Xmas sales! I'm waiting (impatiently) for Priceline's next 40% skincare sale, which should hopefully be happening sometime this month...and if it isn't, I'll be taking my pitchfork & protesting outside a Priceline!

    I've got a few Ciaté minis in my stash, but I'm not yet convinced that I'll be buying anything more from them in future.

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    1. Haha! How do you know when the Priceline sales will be happening? I'll prepare myself that Ciate might be disappointing just in case. The bottle is cute at least! :)

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    2. Honestly I haven't got a clue (no insider info here!)...but I do know that the last one was in July 2015 & they generally hold the skincare sale every 6 months, so by my reckoning they're due! I tried asking someone in Priceline yesterday but she didn't know when it was going to be happening. My guess is it might happen around Australia Day.

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    3. Cool, thanks for the heads up! I only got wind of one of their big sales once (through rumour lol) and I asked on their Facebook page if it was true but they ignored me. I guess they have to keep it a secret!

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  9. Excellent haulage. I'm tryin to decided whether to go drugstore powder (oh hai Chemist Warehouse) or bite the bullet and get a Kat Von D from Sephora. DECISIONS.

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    1. I'm using an Hourglass Ambient Lighting as my daily powder, it's one of the very few high end products I own. Loving it! I haven't tried anything from Kat Von D!

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  10. Stunning haul! I don't have a Lush near me, otherwise I would have picked up some products!

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    1. Only recently got one near me- was a long bus trip into town before that. I feel your pain!

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  11. Wow! You got some fantastic bargains. I love that Lush Shower Gel. Thanks for sharing. Great post!

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    1. Thanks Louise! I'm really happy with everything! :)

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  12. Great haul! I'm sure your hubby would prefer to wait whilst you swatch rather than have you pay double the amount for the same items once the sale is over!

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  13. Well done sweetie - you did SO well! I showed ENORMOUS restraint after Christmas, mainly because I spent too much beforehand. Must learn from this, must keep some money aside next year ♥

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    1. Thanks Kat! Well done in showing restraint - I was going to but there were just so many good sales happening!

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  14. Great haul! I didn't buy anything after Christmas sadly... so I'll live vicariously through you hehe xx

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

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    1. Well done on not getting anything! I find it hard to show restraint with so many good sales happening! lol xx

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