14 Jun 2014

Back to Blogging - Sephora Haul!

Yes, that's right. I'm finally back to blogging. It's been a little over a month since my last blog post and moving out of home. It was pretty hectic at the beginning as you would assume, but I've now settled in and the internet is finally up and running. Unfortunately, as soon as the internet was installed, I had the devastating news that my Mac Book Pro incurred water damaged, which would cost me an arm and a leg to fix. I decided that I might as well buy a new laptop (tossing up between another Pro or Air) as fixing it would cost roughly the same, but for now I'm using my boyfriend's desktop.

But that's enough about me - let's dive into the haul! My friend recently traveled to Hawaii and of course I asked her pick me up a few bits and pieces I've had my eye on for a while now. I'm kicking myself I didn't give her a longer list but at least Sephora is finally coming to Australia at the end of the year (yay!).

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I will be doing reviews about these products in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned for more detailled posts. For now, let's just sit back and enjoy the photos - also, I'm loving the lighting at my new place. The temperature of these photos are a little too warm for my liking but other than that I do like the quality. I would love your input if you think I should keep taking photos in this area or should I opt for somewhere else e.g. Is the carpet too distracting?

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It was quite hard to choose which products I actually wanted to test out first, and then when I finally decided on the products it was torture to choose a specific shade. I was also tossing up between the NARSissist Palette or the LORAC Pro Palette - but opted for the NARSissist palette as it's limited edition, therefore I always have the chance to pick it up at a later date. 

I ended up purchasing an Hourglass Ambient Light Blush in Diffused Heat, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20. My friend also bought me an EOS lip balm as a bonus treat as well.

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All together I think it cost around $170 - which is quite a steal if you calculate how much these products would have been if they were bought in Australia. If my calculations are correct these products (not including the Tarte Blush as it's not available in Australia) would have totaled $197. So there's a total savings of $27 plus an extra Tarte Blush on top!

I hope you guys enjoyed my quick haul and let me know which products you'd like to see a review of first.

Here's getting back into blogging!


  1. Great picks! Can't wait to read some full reviews. I do really like the lighting of these new photos! Good to hear you've settled into your new place nicely, but dang that sucks about your laptop! :(

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. Oh I know right! Imagine buying that in Australia, the price would be through the roof! Welcome back to blogging and I can't wait to see some reviews! :)

    Phoebe | Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

  3. I love that palette. I wish I had the extra money to pick it up and get it shipped out here but I really can't justify it. I hope you're settling into your new home well and my fingers are crossed that you find some luck in regards to your laptop! Make sure to shop around a little if you're thinking about fixing it - some places are such a rip off.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  4. Your so lucky to have Sephora coming to Aus. I wish they opened up in the Uk xx


  5. Welcome back Dawn! I've always loved reading what you write, so yay (: Your new default picture (the one on the upper right hand corner) look gorgeous! I would love to see a review on the Pro Longwear Concealer. That's something I've been on the fence about, since I love my Maybelline concealers so much but I don't know if I'm due to try something new xx

  6. Oooo, lovely! I love your haul! Can't wait to read some in-depth reviews! (:

  7. Welcome back! And no, I like the carpet. The lighting is excellent too! :) Can't wait to read your reviews!

  8. The narsissiste palette is so beautiful!

  9. That's so awesome you guys are finally getting a Sephora! I hope the prices are reasonable for you too. You are going to love it.
    Tarte has amazing blushes, I've never owned one, but it's been on my list for quite sometime.
    Carolyn | BLOG


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