Monday, 21 July 2014

Lush Christmas in July Haul

Last week, Lush posted on their instagram that they were releasing some limited edition products for 'Christmas in July'. i knew that this meant Snow fairy would be making an appearance, which i was pretty excited about, seeing as ive heard so many great things about it, but havent been a lush fan for long enough to have experienced christmas with them.

i went straight to their website, and picked a few things (i normally do this in store, so that i can actually smell everything. except the items werent going in store for another 3 days, and the closest lust store to me is 40 minutes away).

i added the Snow Fairy Shower Gel to my cart automatically, then i also bought Rose Jam Shower Gel, Candy Mountain Bubble Bar, and Bombardino Bath Ballistic.

i am a huge fan of rose, and turkish delight scented items, yet ive never been willing to pay $30+ for the turkish delight smoothie product they have, so the rose jam made me very happy.

when my items arrived, i discovered a free sample within my order as well (which i was not expecting!). included, was a sample of Let the Good Times Roll Cleanser, which i soon realised was the exact product that i had recently screenshotted on my phone, to remind myself to buy (what luck!). 

Snow Fairy's ($16.50) scent is very strong, and i at first didnt like it, largely because i couldnt pick what it was. once i read the bottle, and picked up on the pear tones, i fell in love with it. it is very sweet, and also has a beautiful shimmer throughout. however i wont be repurchasing this right away, ill be happy to wait until christmas to grab another one of these.


i bought the candy mountain bubble bar ($6.50), because its scent was described as similar to Snow fairy, and even online i could see the incredible shimmer. i do love the shimmer of this product, however the scent is a bit too sherbetty for my liking, so unless it does something magically in the bath, i dont think i will repurchase this one any time soon.


Lush sold me on the bombardino bath ballistic when they described it as a lemon meringue pie scent. this product disappointed me when it arrived, as its resemblance to lemon meringue, or even lemon in general, is lost on me. the smell is ok, but nothing like i was expecting, plus overall bath ballistics dont impress me, as they dont seem to do a whole lot besides colour the water. however, it was only $5.50 so i dont feel it was a complete waste of money.

the Rose Jam Shower Gel ($16.50) is definitely my favourite item from this order. the smell is exactly what i had hoped for, a gorgeous rose turkish delight scent. the label also hinted me to the rose jam bubbleroon, and the Ro's Argan body conditioner for their matching scents. i have never seen the rose jam bubbleroon in my local lush store, so i will likely be buying that online very soon (probably when i buy more of this shower gel). and i will have a look at the Ro's Argan Body Conditioner next time i am in store.


finally, the free sample of Let the Good Times Roll Cleanser ($free!) is amazing. it smells of caramel popcorn, and although i very rarely clean my face, (naughty, i know!) i look forward to using this cleanser, and who knows, maybe itll motivate me to start a regular face regime..


also with my order, lush included one of their 'Fresh Matters' catalogue books, which i think is fabulous! it includes all of their products with prices and ingredients. it also includes all of their gift sets and a little about their philosophy. this book is a great thing to have to be able to look up everything you need to know!

xx Phoebe

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Dissh order

My order from dissh recently arrived, and I now finally have a pair of boyfriend jeans that I love!

I ordered the 1979 boyfriend jeans for $69.95 and the lazy daisy scarf for $24.95. I am in love with both items, and have already worn them both (together)

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Vivid Sydney 2014

In June, I went to vivid light show in Sydney. Here is just a few snaps from the night..

June Bella Box

for once, my bella box post is relatively on time (although this months bella box didnt actually arrive until july)

in this box, i received:

-Herbal essences naked shine shampoo and conditioner, which i have already used once and am absolutely in love with, my hair is so soft already!

- Designer Brands twist and go instant nail polish remover.
 i have had one of these nail polish removing pots before (from sephora), which i loved at the time but it eventually started making my whole fingers green because of the amount of green nail polish that was in the pot. so i will have to wait and see if this one has the same problem.

- Designer brands nail polish in the colour watermelon gold.
 when i first opened the box and saw a pink nail polish, i was pretty unimpressed. however this colour has flecks of gold through it so it might be ok. i am planning to paint it on my toes soon to see what i think of it.

- Innoxa line defy loose powder in the colour translucent suede.
 i tried this powder out, and although it is very nice and leaves a very perfect finish, it is too dark for my winter skin and i will have to wait until summer to try it out properly.

- garnier BB cream original in the shade Medium.
 this cream has the same problem as the innoxa powder, in that it is too dark from my winter skin. i tried it out as well and it seems to work fairly well. will have to wait until summer to test it out properly as well, although it might still be too dark for summer..

- InStyle Magazine June 2014
 i havent read this yet, nor is it a beauty product to really have a review on. had a quick flick through and saw some nice clothes though, hopefully this doesnt enable my shopping habit further!

- Nutrimetics nutri-rich instant radiance beauty balm
 i dont yet have much to say about this as i havent used it yet..
and that is it for my June box. i am planning to do a big review post of all of the bella box products i have used so far, sometime soon.. hopefully

xx Phoebe

The Week of a Shopaholic: Part 2

Continuing on with my uni holiday shopping haul, these items are a mixture of online purchases and purchases from a shopping trip to Erina Fair with my bestfriend..

Online from Blue Moon Boutique, i ordered the Third Eye Beanie for $20. i love this boutique, everything they sell is handmade and very beautiful.

Princess Polly:
My Cousin is getting married in March, and i have already started looking for a dress to wear. i found one i loved from Princess Polly. they then sent me an email announcing their 20% off sale. so i decided to buy the dress in all 3 colours because i loved the style so much. i think i will wear the blue to the wedding..
this is the 'The One Dress' at $55 each (i paid $44 each due to the sale)


On Wednesday, i went to Erina Fair with my best friend, Brie. we met up around 10, and spent 6 hours there! i cant remember the last time i shopped for so long!

First Stop was Target. we headed into the kids section because we both still fit into kids stuff, and its usually cheaper and has different things to the womens section.
I picked up the Material Girl Sparkle Boucle Shorts for $12 (reduced from $25)

next we headed into the make up section, and i headed straight to the NYX stand, from there i grabbed the NYX soft matte lip cream in the colour Tokyo for $12.95

as we were heading towards the checkout, we walked past the sleepwear section, and i saw this gorgeous nightie which i grabbed. the Ladies Chemise for $15, reduced from $30. it is a super soft cotton style fabric, so comfy!

Our Next Stop was Cotton On Body, where i planned to grab another pair of the Pom Pom bed socks, after falling in love with the pair i had just received from online. i picked up a pair of those in cream for $5, and i also bought the Lace body K.I.R bra in cream for $19.95. i didnt really need the bra, but the novelty of finding a non padded bra that actually fits drew me in, plus its absolutely gorgeous!

from there, we headed into Typo because i needed to pick up another book for Uni. when we arrived, the sales assistant told us that the books were 3 for $10, which i naturally went for, as they are usually $7 each.
i got the A4 spinout notebook in boho collage, A5 spinout notebook in teacup bird and the A5 spinout notebook in notes.

as i headed to the register, i noticed the plungers behind the counter which were $5 with any purchase. i had been eyeing off the woodland animals one for about a week online, so i caved and bought 'The Plunger in the style doe a deer'.

We Wandered into Chemist Warehouse where i bought the Nivea Visage Pure and Natural Regenerating Night cream and the Revlon Colourburst Matte balm in Elusive, for $11 and $15 respectively.

Brie had been keeping an eye out for natural face products, so being a Wednesday, i dragged her into lush, so that she could chat to the staff about their fresh face masks (which are delivered fresh on wednesdays) as well as their skin products in general. whilst we were in there, i picked up the Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly ($12.95) and the Floating Island Bath Melt ($8.50).

Next Stop was the Body Shop, because i had finally used up all of my body butters, and was looking to pick up a boy butter, shower gel, and perfume in a matching scent. after sniffing every scent they had, i decided upon strawberry. so i grabbed the Strawberry Body Butter ($27.95), the Strawberry Body Mist ($23.95), and the Strawberry Shower Gel in the limited edition 750ml size ($19.95).

on my seemingly never ending search for a good pair of boyfriend jeans, we went into Factorie next, where i spotted a pair of boyfriend jeans that i tried on (but didnt buy, they were awkward and too dark). but i also spotted some high waisted shorts that were not 'denim underwear' length like they all seem to be at the moment. i tried those on too, and not only were they a decent length, but they were also really comfortable. so i bought them in both colours.. The Stevie Short in Indian Blue and New Bleach, $29.95 each

and that is all that i bought from Erina.
however, that night when i got back to my Boyfriends house, i was just browsing instagram, when i spotted an amazing sunflower print vintage dress that had just been listed by Oh Deer! Boutique.
i immediately went onto their website, hoping it was still available (as there was only one).
to my joy, it was available, and in my size! so i bought it immediately. i am planning to take it up about 5 centimetres however, as it comes to just on my knee, and i feel it is an awkward length, especially with such a busy print on my relatively short frame.
this is the Darla Vintage dress ($65)

and finally, that is all for my Shopping Haul Post. although im sure there will be another one very soon (i already have another parcel on the way.. with boyfriend jeans!)

xx Phoebe