First up we have the marvellous MAC goodies. After seeing how incredibly cheap and easy it was to access MAC from the American website from seeing Sarah's (More Than Adored) MAC Haul Post, I rushed over to PriceUSA and gave them my order. If you're not from Australia you might not know the huge difference in prices of pretty much every western make-up products especially MAC here in Australia. So here's a small comparison of prices for you: MAC Powder Blushers in Australia retail for $41 compared to $21 in the US. Therefore it's pretty much double the price here in Australia.
This is where PriceUSA comes in. PriceUSA lets you shop on American websites (that don't ship internationally) and help you ship over your goodies at only the bare minimum shipping costs. Granted they do ask for a little more than the delivery fee as they are offering you an amazing service but as you're saving a tonne of money shopping on the US website (especially as the AUS $ is almost the same conversion rate of the US $) you're still getting a bargain. For all the MAC products I purchased plus the delivery fee my total costs were $134.95. However if I ordered from the Australian MAC website or in store the total would be $219, that's a total savings of $84!
Although the shipping time was a little long (mine took about 3-4 weeks to arrive) I do recommend shopping with PriceUSA if you want to pick up some affordable American brands and don't mind waiting for them to arrive.
Moving onto the haul, I picked up 3 lipsticks Viva Glam Nicki, Syrup and Chatterbox. All three have been on my wishlist for the longest time and I'm so glad I've finally purchased them!
I also purchased two Pro Pan Blush Refills in Dolly Mix and Salsarose. I wanted to buy more blushers (as I'm obsessssssed with blushers, but I limited myself to only picking 2 as I only need two more to fill up my 6 pan blush palette. However I can't promise I won't be picking up individual packaged blushers in the future, eep!
And lastly from MAC I got the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus. I was tossing up between getting this powder or the coveted Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle, but seeing as I just recently picked up the limited edition Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Definitely Defined i opted for the face powder instead.
I do want to get a lot of other things from MAC (brow duo & concealer) I think I will wait until a later time to get them as I need to save for my next holiday trip in October!
Next we have two Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks in Pink Blush and Asia. I picked up both of these when they were on sale for $5 each at Kmart.
I also unexpectedly bought the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Shocking Coral (another cult favourite) as it was half price ($8) at Chemist Warehouse
I bought several NYX products from Cherry Culture as they were having a 40% all NYX products promotion. I purchased two cream blushers in Boho Chic and Tickled - a lot of YouTubers and bloggers have been raving about the NYX cream blushes so I definitely wanted to try these.
I also bought two Mega Shine Lip Glosses in Tea Rose and Beige. Nicole Guerriero (one of my favourite YouTubers) have raved about these before so yet another pruchase that had to be made.
Oh and they also have these ADORABLE bows on the handles! How could I resist?!
These two items were purchased on a whim as they caught my eye - Jumbo Lip Pencils in Plush Red and Almond.
And lastly I finally picked up the Nude On Nude Palette after umm-ing and ahh-ing about it for the better part of a year. I cannot wait to test this palette out and I'm desperately hopefully this doesn't disappoint.
Next we have Julie G Frosted Gum Drops Polishes. I was actually luckily enough to win these stunning polishes from a giveaway hosted by Jackie from Candy Coated Tips. I've always wanted to try Julie G polishes so I'm so grateful that I won these!
Last but not least we have a few goodies I picked up from Myer and Priceline a couple of days ago. I purchased my beloved Revlon Colorstay foundation in True Beige for the dirt cheap price of $9! This foundation would usually set you back $35 for full retail price, CRAZY! I also purchased two nail polishes in Minted and Popular for just $3. The nail polishes were already reduced to $3 each but on top of that, Myer had a buy one get on free deal on nail polishes - what a bargain!
And from Priceline I purchased the Savvy nail polish in Splash & Dash for $3 as it resembles Essence's Blue Addicted (one of my favourite polishes) which is already a dupe for Deborah Lipmann's Across The Universe.
So those are all the make-up products I've purchased over the last two months. I am going to attempt a make-up spending ban for the next three months as I really want to start saving for my trip to Thailand but I don't know how well it's going to go. Hopefully I will keep the spending to a minimal, if not another haul will be posted in the another two months, ha! But let's keep our fingers crossed that it won't happen!
Hope you've enjoyed this haul post!