Thursday, November 14, 2019

Priceline Skincare Gift Bag!

Hi guys! I caved and got the Priceline Skincare Gift Bag deal again. I honestly cannot resist this every time it comes around, even though I don't need any of the skincare inside the bag lol! This time you qualified by spending at least $69 in-store or online on skincare, suncare or tanning across participating brands and in return you could pick up the free skincare bag valued at over $170. This offer was valid between the 25th of October and the 6th of November, so it's already over but I wanted to let you guys know what was inside anyway, so you get a good idea of contents for when Priceline do the next Skincare Gift Bag Gift With Purchase.

The participating brands included a lot of my favourites which really helped, including Dr LeWinns, La Roche-Posay, Skin Republic, Skin Physics, Antipodes and Olay.

First up is my qualifying spend, and anyone would think I have an eye mask fetish? I decided to go bat shit cray cray on the eye masks and get one of everything pretty much! I also used the opportunity to buy a back up of my favourite Antipodes serum, which was discounted. The good thing about these deals is that the participating brands are usually all on sale, so you're saving money and getting your freebie! I got.....

Qualifying Spend
~ Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin Plumping Serum
~ A'kin Rose Mist Toner
~ 2 x Skin Republic 24K Gold Aquagel Under Eye Patch
~ Skin Republic Brightening Eye Mask
~ Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch
~ Skin Republic Fast Fix 5 Minute Under Eye Mask
~ Skin Republic Retinol Hydrogel Under Eye Patch

Now onto the actual bag contents. Sometimes I'm a bit disappointed when I look through the contents, but every time I reached in and pulled out a product, I was like 'YES, I can use that'! I'm really impressed with this selection of skincare goodies and am so happy I got the bag. Here's what was inside....

Bag Contents
~ Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover (300ml)
~ Sukin Blemish Control Clearing Facial Wash (125ml)
~ La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Sensitive Skin (50ml)
~ Andalou Naturals Coconut Milk Youth Firm Night Cream (50g)
~ Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion (88ml)
~ Blessed By Nature Purifying Cleansing Wipes (25 wipes)
~ Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser (10g)
~ The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba For Face (15ml)
~ Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream (15ml)
~ Skin Republic Purifying Charcoal + Green Tea Panda Face Mask Sheet (21ml)
~ Dr LeWinns Eternal Youth Charcoal & Black Pearl Detoxifying Face Mask (20ml)
~ Skin Physics Oxygen-C Hydrating Velvet Mask (40g)
~ A'kin Australian Tea Tree Oil Detoxifying Face Sheet Mask (20ml)
~ Priceline Everyday Sunscreen Lotion (15ml)
~ Derma-E Vitamin Concentrated Serum (7ml)
~ Avene Broad Spectrum Sunscreen (5ml)
~ Bondi Sands Coconut Beach Sunscreen Lotion (35ml)
~ Burts Bees Coconut & Pear Moisturizing Lip Balm (4.25g)

Overall this is a great bag in my opinion, especially with the weather warming up! Plenty of sunscreen, a lip balm, wipes and micellar water which I constantly use plus some interesting face masks and various creams. Well done, Priceline!

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sunday Sessions at The Holdy!

The Holdy
83 Brighton Road
Glenelg SA

Hi guys! Recently I was lucky enough to attend the Launch of the Sunday Sessions at The Holdy, an iconic pub in the Bay (Glenelg in South Australia for the non-locals), and it was such a chilled-out, fun filled afternoon. Held in the hotel's delightful Beer Garden, the Sunday Sessions are nautical-themed, so the area was decorated with anchors, ring buoys and absolutely no pirates! Being so close to the beach, this is the perfect theme, especially with the weather heating up and the fresh sea air to take in.

The Sessions start from 2pm every Sunday and run right through 'til the end of February, and they boast some amazing drink specials, including $6 Two Suns pints, $7 Grey Goose and $8 Spritz! I tried the Pink Gin, Grand Fizz and Aperol Spritz and all three drinks were refreshing and delicious. I'm sure The Holdy will be adding more Summer cocktails in coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye on their Instagram, as you don't want to miss out on their Specials!

The food was absolutely on point too. I'm not the biggest fan of seafood, so the fact that I was in heaven over the melt-in-your-mouth salt and pepper squid is a testament to how well it was cooked. We also sampled crispy spring rolls, yummy mini pizza slices and of course the amazing grazing table (which was just for the launch). I enjoyed lunch at The Holdy with my family a few months ago, though, and the meals were fantastic. I remember thinking the kids meal sizes were generous and the garlic bread was super tasty!

The live music added to the chilled out feel for me, which was perfect. I'm sure some people were buzzing with energy, especially watching the talented Simmsy on drums, but I was super content just to catch up with bloggers, chat with friends and enjoy delicious food and cocktails. Speaking music, upcoming guests include Senor Sanchez on November 17, Audioporn on the decks and Simmsy on the drums on December 1, and DJ Souli on November 24 and December 15.

So now you know where your new Summer hang out spot is, Adelaide! Be sure to grab your friends and hit up Sundays Sessions at The Holdy, where you can get your good vibes on and get a little bit Nauti!

Many thanks to Girl About Town for the invitation.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Priceline Pink Diamond Gift Box!

Hi guys! In super exciting news, I was rewarded with my first ever Priceline Pink Diamond gift box recently! In terrible beauty blogger news, I'd actually never heard of it, so got the surprise of my life when I received an email telling me I was eligible and to go in-store to pick one up!

A quick look at the Priceline website informed me Sister Club members are eligible for the Pink Diamond box when they earn at least 400 points per quarter. Now what we are all waiting for.... let's look at what I got in my box!

Hask Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo (100ml)
Hask Argan Oil Repairing Conditioner (100ml)
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Show Stopper
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ (3ml)
Aus Medic Co Phyto-Nutrient Face Mask (10g)
Calvin Klein Women fragrance sample (1.2ml)
Aussie Bodies Lo Carb Whip'd Protein Bar in Chocolate (60g)

I think this is a great box! First of all, the contents are substantial in size and generous. I love Hask hair oils, so I'm excited to try the repairing shampoo and conditioner and love that they are a good size, as I'll get quite a few uses out of them. Some Pink Diamond boxes contained the Monoi Coconut products instead of the Repairing ones. Although matte isn't my first choice for lipstick formula, the fact that Priceline included a full size Revlon lipstick must be commended. It's a beautiful classic red shade, too.

The little sunscreen from La Roche-Posay (a brand I love) will certainly come in handy now that the weather is heating up. I'm keen to try the Aus Medic Co face mask, although this is the first time I've heard of the brand! It contains papaya enzymes and algae extract to help soften and break down the skin's outer layer for a deep pore cleanse. Interesting!

The Calvin Klein 'Women' fragrance is really lovely (and incidentally the first thing I tried when I opened the box). The scent is composed of orange flower petals and fresh eucalyptus acorns. Some Pink Diamond boxes contained a Juicy Couture sample in place of this. At the counter I was asked if I'd like a chocolate or choc mint protein bar. I opted for chocolate. This is the only proper choice you get to make, the other ones it's just the luck of the draw as to what options you get in your box!

Like the Mecca Beauty Loop boxes, there's also a little info card inside, detailing the products selected for the box. Overall, I'm really happy with the Pink Diamond Box. Thanks Priceline!

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