10 January, 2012

Haul post: My final 2011 haul...

...was a cheap and cheerful one! :)  In the days after Christmas I did a mini raid on Sportsgirl and Priceline for a few more summery goodies.  After all the shopping for everyone else leading up to Christmas it was nice spending just a few dollars on frivolous things for myself, knowing that I was going to embark on a 'no-buy' in the new year.  None of these items were on sale, they were just pretty, fairly inexpensive and calling to me...

Lighten Up lip gloss (Doll Face)
Nail It! polish (Cherish)
I've never tried these particular Sportsgirl lip glosses before but I was attracted by the colour and texture of Doll Face when I swatched it in the store.  Doll Face is a coral pink with sparkly gold shimmer, and it's shiny without being too wet and slick.  I haven't road-tested it yet but the signs are hopeful that it won't slide off my lips in a hurry. Oh, by the way this has a mirror on the side of the tube and a dinky little light (..."and a whistle for attracting attention"...sorry just had to let that random silliness out.  I've clearly been on too many flights and paid too much attention to the safety demos!) so you can reapply wherever you are.  Obviously good for partying and clubbing. Sadly that's not me anymore...

I've had nothing but good experiences with the Nail It! range of nail polish so I didn't have to think too hard about buying the neon shimmery pink Cherish.  I also love how the polishes are always on trend with what's happening in local seasonal fashion. The range is forever changing so there's always a new find whenever I check it out. Cherish is definitely a summer colour ready to wear with all the hot pink and orange combos out there at the moment.

Models Prefer Ultra Lip Gloss Pencil (Drama Queen)
I bought Drama Queen from Priceline and it's my third Models Prefer Lip Gloss pencil.  To see how much I love these read my full review here.  Drama Queen is a party/evening shade for me with its shimmery, almost foil fuschia/red tone.  See the daylight swatches below. 

Drama Queen, Doll Face, Cherish

Australis Face-A-Holic
Jumbo Sized Mirrored Compact
The Face-A-Holic compact was another Priceline buy.  I've photographed this jumbo sized compact next to my MAC Select Sheer pressed powder to give you some idea of the size - it's HUGE!  This is a three-in-one blush, pressed powder and bronzer and I figured it was pretty good value for around $16AUD.  I must admit I bought this for the novelty value though!  Luckily, the blush is a universally flattering peachy pink shade with an almost indetectable shimmer which I could easily wear and the pressed powder is a fair/medium shade which suits my MAC NC20 skin and actually is a close dupe to my MAC powder. The only thing I'm a bit wary of is the shimmery bronzer.   I'm not convinced I can carry that off, but I'll give it a try!

So here's how it looks in the pan...

...and swatched indoors in indirect daylight...

...and with me playing around.  This compact is literally the size of my face! Whoops, sorry about the fingerprints - didn't see those until I'd uploaded the picture.

Only one more haul post and I'm done with make-up hauls for the next three months. 

Until next time.

Vita :)


  1. That sportsgirl polish looks really nice for summer

  2. Nice haul. I am intrigued by that giant compact!

  3. Lol I purchased the Australis compact for the novelty too! I haven't used it yet but I think it'll be a pretty good product - Australis products usually are.

  4. Everything looks so pretty, I love the colours! Especially love the look of the lip gloss! xx

  5. I've wondered about Sportsgirl polish...have brought it for others but not myself, must give it a try at some point!

  6. @Kristy - I'm waiting for summer to come back so I can wear it. It's cold in Melb again today :(

    @Dee - How awesome is that huge compact?? Don't know how practical it is at that size but I couldn't resist!

    @Stephanie - Glad to know I wasn't the only one who bought this for the fun of it. :)

    @Corrina - Thanks, all of these will be perfect this summer. xoxo

    @hollysagemini - Check out tomorrow's post!

  7. omg! How gorgeous is the Australis blush/bronzer/highlighter!!?? I love it!!

  8. @Haute_Style - Agreed! Australis are coming out with some fab products at the moment. xoxo

  9. YAY I love Drama Queen! Haven't tried those particular Sportsgirl glosses, but I've admired the shimmer in store. And thank you for the swatches of that Australis gigant0r thing, I've been curious as to what it looked like but they never have a tester out. :)

  10. @SilhouetteScreams - Happy to share swatches. :) And double yay for Drama Queen!! She's such a gorgeous colour! xoxo


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