Friday, August 5, 2016

Priceline Haul + A Life Update!




Hi guys! I have been really good with my spending since my Melbourne trip, where I went a bit crazy with my MAC/Lush/jewellery Haul, Sephora Haul and the yet-to-be-blogged Mecca Maxima haul that led to my upgrade to Level 2 Beauty Loop status (check out my Level 2 Box here). I avoided the Priceline Skincare Bag GWP *pats self on back*, however I did jump at the recent Maybelline sale, because my beloved Masterliner was getting dangerously close to running out, and that's one of my staples, so it's totally fine. And in fact, it makes sense to shop for my staples when they are marked down, I'm actually saving myself money! So I'm happy to say the majority of these purchased items are staples AND were on special.

I also just wanted to touch base and explain what's been going on, because it's going to impact my blogging in August and September. Nothing too dramatic, unless you count everything going wrong with our house all at once! Firstly, our long-awaited bathroom renovation will be starting soon, so this means I have to clean up the entire house and declutter like a mad woman. SO MUCH WORK. We have boxes everywhere because the water damage in our bathroom rotted our linenpress which had to be ripped out, meaning we have minimal storage, and a crap-ton of boxes of stuff to sort through. I'm hoping we can throw a lot of stuff out and start living my dream of having a minimalist-style home. On top of that, our ducted air-conditioner decided to shit itself cease functioning, so we've been freezing for nearly two weeks. So things are going well. We had a few different companies come through (both with conflicting opinions of what was wrong, because of course) and during this time I basically couldn't do more than 15 minutes work on my computer at a time because I'd begin freezing my tits off, lol. We had a small heater set up in the lounge (this explains why I've been watching so much Netflix lately!), but it's too much hassle to keep moving it. So basically, it was really hard to get any blog posts done as this is where I blog from! Thankfully the heating is fixed now, but as a result, I am way behind on everything.

The upshot of all this is, there may be fewer posts until I get myself sorted out. As previously mentioned I'll also be busy cleaning like a mofo in preparation for the bathroom renovation. Then, while that's happening (five weeks from September to October) I plan on going out everyday, because I can't eat or wee when there are workmen in the house, lolol. In September, before the renovation starts, we are mega-busy as well, with Father's Day, my Wedding Anniversary, the Royal Adelaide Show (yay!), my son's Birthday and Party and my Birthday all happening! I still have blog posts planned for August and September though, for instance, right now I'm trialling:

~ new Lush lip balms, toothy tabs and tooth powders
~ new Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine lipsticks
~ new Natura Siberica bath salts and face mask
~ new Rimmel highlighters

So I'll be blogging about those, plus the usual stuff, just not as frequently. I'll also be holding a Giveaway on Instagram soon, to celebrate 1000 followers, so stay tuned for that! OK, thanks if you made it through all that, I just wanted to explain my ridiculous life and make you super-jealous.  Haha. #not

Onto the Priceline Haul!




~ Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume
~ Batiste Dry Shampoo Plus Heavenly Volume
~ Maybelline Masterliner in Black (x 2, but only 1 pictured)
~ Maybelline The Blushed Nudes eyeshadow palette
~ Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme



I'm linking up with Fabulous And Fun Life Monday Makeup Madness and All Mum Said Mummy Mondays and Bargain Baglady's #BargainHunterStyle linky parties!



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Have you bought anything from Priceline lately? They are having so many sales!


49 comments:

  1. Best of luck with the reno hun! I hope you the reno runs as smoothly as possible.
    Ps: great choices for your priceline haul <3

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  2. the blushed nudes palette is just lovely <3
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Yes I'm so glad I got it, I'm using it a lot Pam! xx

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  3. Sounds like a hectic two months coming up for you! I hope it goes as smoothly as possible with no delays!

    Haven't all the Priceline sales been the best! I love the look of the Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette you bought!

    I'm about to check out the 2 day Typo sale online next see if there's anything suitable to add to my son's upcoming birthday or to add to my hubby's Father's Day present.

    Ingrid
    www.fabuousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yes, so hectic! OMG the Priceline sales are just amazing and they seemingly never end! lol. Thanks for saying about the Typo sale, I'll check it out too, I've got a gift card I won with some credit left on it. Hope you find something nice for your son and hubby! :)

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  4. Ooh, let me know what you think of the blushed nudes eyeshadow palette, I just bought mine yesterday and I'm only just starting to use it!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. I am liking it so far! It's not hugely pigmented but I still love the shades and am getting it to work! :)

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  5. Great haul! Good luck with the reno, hopefully it all goes well!

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

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  6. Nice little haul there! I spent a bit at the 40% off skincare sale this week, so I won't need anything for a while. Got enough body scrubs to sink a battleship!

    Good luck with the reno, I really hope it goes well! Having dealt with kitchen & bathroom renos before, I know how painful they can be.

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    1. Yeah, I am not looking forward to it Shell! Thank you for your kind wishes :)

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  7. Nice haul. I can't live without dry shampoo, it's an absolute life saver! Good luck with the home renovations you have coming up soon. Hope it all goes smoothly.

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    1. Me too! I use it every day except the actual day I wash my hair (with water lol). Thanks! :)

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  8. hope your renovation goes smoothly!! and fabulous haul I've gotmy eyes on the Maybelline palette!

    Lily not Louise

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    1. Thanks Lily! I'm so glad I bought the Blushed Nudes palette (and on special too) haha :)

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  9. Awww hope everything goes well with the bathroom reno and your love the result!
    Renee x

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    1. Thanks Renee! It will be so good when it's all finished and we have the house back to ourselves! x

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  10. Wow there certainly seems to be a lot going on! haha I love/ (feel for you) that you can't go to the toot while there are workmen there! Best of luck with it all, I'm sure you'll manage to get some posts up.

    Meanwhile, how's the XXL dry shampoo go? I didn't know there was such a thing but if it works I'd love to give it a go..?

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    1. Haha, yeah I don't know how anyone can wee with a bunch of strange men right outside the loo door! The Batiste XXL Volume dry shampoo is a daily staple for me, I absolutely love it for adding volume to my fine hair.

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  11. I don't envy your situation Di. Hope the reno moves ahead quickly for you. Imagine how you'll feel when you have a new linen cupboard, all neat and tidy (I wish mine was!) :)

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    1. Yes, I can't wait. It will be amazing! Thanks for reading Lyndall :)

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  12. What on earth are Nip and Fab night pads?! I'm intrigued!

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    1. Haha! Well they are for your face for starters, lol. They clean and exfoliate your skin and are great for congestion or oily skin types :)

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  13. I'm living the crazy life at the moment too Di. I love the look of those Maybelline Nudes! I need to get my hands on that palette. x

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    1. I think we need to escape to a tropical island, lay on the beach and sip cocktails. :D

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  14. So many different dry shampoos now! So good!

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    1. Yes! I'm a huge fan of dry shampoo, can't live without it!

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  15. Have a great renovation! I hope it all fits in the time frame!

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    1. Thanks Leah, me too! Will be so glad once it's over!

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  16. Good luck with all the issues. We too have no heater at present despite buying a brand new ducted just a few months ago. (Wrong gas pressure.) Freezing here too. Thankfully we have a wood fire but the lazy in me is very lazy.

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    1. Oh no, I hope you can get it fixed soon. Don't know about you, but I get really depressed when I'm freezing!

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  17. Fingers crossed for smooth renovation process and no hassles. Have you asked for a custom makeup bench in the new fitout??

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    1. Thanks Beth! No, I didn't think of that (I don't really know what that is even). We only got a couple of choices of vanity units disappointingly even though I did my best to be annoying and ask for more lol.

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  18. Oooooh, that Maybelline Masterliner has my name written all over it! Love, love, LOVE Priceline!

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    1. Priceline is the most fun ever (especially since it's cheaper than Mecca and Sephora lol).

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  19. I'm loving the Nip and Fab cleansing pads at the moment, I picked some up in the skincare sale too! Can't wait to hear what you think of the blushed nudes palette too, it seems lovely!

    Good luck with the renovations, hope it all goes smoothly! xx

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    1. Thanks Laura! I'm loving the Blushed Nudes palette and how good are the Nip + Fab Pads? so glad I got them! xx

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  20. I love Batiste Dry Shampoo and Master Precise is a must so this haul is totally justified hehe :) Best of luck with your renos xxx

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    1. Thanks Marisa! I go through so much Batiste dry shampoo it's not even funny. xxx

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  21. Will be thinking of you in the weeks ahead Di - hang in there, I'm sure it'll be worth all the hassle. Fabulous haul hon! I keep seeing these MNY palettes - note to self, get your hands on at least one! xxx

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    1. Thanks Kat, I hope so! Yeah I find both the Maybelline palettes so non-threatening (lol) and easy to work with :) xxx

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  22. Everything seems to happen in numbers. I hope everything smooths out soon. Going minamalistic sounds so appealing. Although, I know I could never truly be a minamalist.. it's hard to even try to just have less when you live with a packrat! I just got the blushed nudes palette also. I had a credit on Amazon, so of course I had to get makeup. I find it just "ok."

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    1. Yeah it's so hard when my husband likes to hoard things too. Twice as much stuff lying around! Thanks for your good wishes! :)

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  23. I know the feeling - when we moved into our rental, the pilot light for our heater was busted and we were so cold for two weeks as the plumber had to order a new pilot light. My fingers were blue and numb!
    I still think about it and snuggle deeper into my blanket.

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    1. Oh that sounds bad! It sucks being cold in Winter. Thanks for reading Lubna! :)

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  24. Good luck with the reno! The only thing I have bought from Priceline lately is hair chalk and glitter hair spray for my kids. #ILiveAnExcitingLife

    Stopping by from #MummyMondays

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    1. It's great that you think of your kids when you're in Priceline. I don't! LOL

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  25. Would love to know what you think of Blushed Nudes + Glycolic acid pads thing. Thanks for the update chicka. Hope you'll give us a bathroom tour once it's done!

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