Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Birthday Beauty Haul!


Another quick post today because although most of this month's plethora of events have passed, we still have a Birthday dinner, a show and lots of house cleaning to go. Last weekend we had two kids Birthday parties on the same day. Mr 10 is more popular than I'll ever be! Also, apologies for not being able to return every blog comment right now. Things will be less busy in October, thank God! Anyway I wanted to show you my quite restrained recent beauty haul. Let's have a look, and I'll explain as I go!

Priceline + Chemist Warehouse Haul

I received $10 Birthday credit in my account from Priceline and a bonus voucher for $5 off in the Gawler Place store, because the Hindley Street Priceline is closing! So I thought I'd treat myself to roughly $15 worth of goodies from Priceline, without being out of pocket. This lot came to approximately $17 (not the foundation, that came from Chemist Warehouse), so I only had to hand over a few dollars!

Facial Wipes are something I'll always use given how lazy I am, and I thought these Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes looked like fun! I picked up the 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off Mask purely because I love the smell of tea tree and I hadn't tried it before. Next up; lip balm. I've finished about three lip balms lately (!!!) and needed a new one. I prefer a tube, however Carmex works wonders on me, so I was stoked to see a twin pack of Carmex Vanilla and Lime Twist Lip Balm in tubes. Perfect!

Please be good. PLEASE BE GOOD!

I also wanted to take advantage of the Chemist Warehouse 50% Off Makeup Sale. The brands going for half price were Maybelline, Revlon, Rimmel, L'Oreal and possibly more but I can't remember now! Anywho, I'm pretty upset that Revlon have changed the formula of Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin as it was my go-to, everyday, Holy Grail (you get the idea) foundation. It now seems greasier and less pigmented, and in general, more sucky. It's disappointing, and as such I'm on the hunt for a new everyday foundation. So for 50% off, I picked up Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup in Creamy Ivory and L'Oreal Infallible Stay Fresh 24H Foundation in True Beige (which was a better shade match than the 'lighter' shade for some reason!). I'll see how I go with those!

Got all my bases covered as I try out the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Makeup!

Let me know if you've noticed a difference with Revlon Colorstay. I think they changed it a fair while back, but I had a stash of bottles so I haven't had to buy a new one in ages and have only just noticed the change. It's seriously killing me and I don't know what to do! I've even tried looking at various places in-store and online for old stock, but everyone just has the new formula.

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What's your everyday foundation? Have you noticed that Revlon Colorstay just isn't the same anymore?

22 comments:

  1. Oooo these all sound lovely. I haven't tried the foundations before, but I have heard good things!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. I'm loving the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind so far! xx

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  2. I love the Instant Age Rewind concealer, but didn't realise they did it in foundation form. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Neither did I, I was surprised when I saw it as a foundation lol!

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  3. Some amazing picks in this haul, the Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes look great. Enjoy these dear, Happy Birthday!

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  4. Happy Birthday! You should try the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. It is by far my fav drugstore foundation.

    Emma

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    1. I have tried it but it was the wrong shade. I'll definitely have to give it another go!

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  5. Isn't that annoying when beauty companies change a formula you love and instead of improving it it becomes worse!

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    1. Yes so annoying! I loved the old formula so much Ingrid!

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  6. Happy birthday, Di. I hope you enjoy all your new goodies! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  7. Sounds like you have had a crazy month!
    Some of my fave products on here.
    Lisa

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  8. Nice haul, want to try carmex balms :)

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    1. Carmex is the absolute best for dry, cracked lips!

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  9. These are some great goodies... thx for sharing dear... :-)
    Beauty and fashion

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  10. Happy birthday darl! Gotta love the birthday freebies!!!
    My favourite everyday foundation in Bourjois Healthy Mix, its amazing, and if you can spend a little more then IT Cosmetics CC Cream is also a top pick! Good luck with your hunt! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. Thanks Kez! I've tried Healthy Mix but I think it was the wrong shade, must swatch it in store!

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  11. Gah I hate it when brands change formula or discontinue your HG item altogether!! Like it's not hard enough to find the perfect foundation!!

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