Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bought in May

The first half of May saw some great restraint on my behalf, but the latter half saw a little more indulging on beauty products and I just couldn't help myself. I've tried almost everything I bought and am loving it all, so I'd say it was a good month overall for me and I found that jotting down my purchases helped nip some silly choices in the bud.
The NYX Love in Paris palette in je ne sais quoi has been a nice workhorse palette for me after I became obsessed with hunting down another NYX palette to sit alongside the one I received for Christmas. I grabbed 78 Vanilla Ice Cream from essence for an inner corner highlight, though I feel I am hoarding a stash of essence highlight shades for a rainy day that I am not sure will ever appear...
I've already raved about the gorgeous Maybelline Color Elixir's here, suffice to say I am pleased with these and content to keep Caramel Infused and Fuschia Flourish in my current lip stash to mess about with. I've been tempted to buy more because they're half price at Chemist Warehouse but have so far not made it into a store.

Sally Hansen Glam Fest should totally be renamed to something more circus-y, because that is all I can think about when I look at the silver mixed with the colourful glitter. Moth to flame, no chance of leaving the store without this one.

An awesome purchase in May was these essence Long Lasting Eye Pencils which you wind up and never have to sharpen. I've almost used up one of these in the Hot Chocolate shade and wanted to repurchase a back-up, and Hot Scorch and Berry Merry fell into the basket and have made me very content with my eyeliner options at the moment.
I succumbed to the lure of 3CE and selected one of their Lip & Cheek Creams while shopping with some fellow bloggers in the new Japanese store on Swanston Street. Swatches seem promising and I'm digging the packaging, it's all very kitsch Dior for me. I also picked up some Daiso blushes and a eyeshadow crayon while shopping with the girls, though as soon as I got home Mister Bovary was berating me for wasting money on cheap blushes when we know I prefer luxe brands. It's probably my only regretful purchase for May (but I haven't used them yet and they may turn out to be wonderful, I will keep you updated!)

The beautiful Ling brought back some YSL goodies I'd asked for while she was overseas. The famed YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 52 is something I'm scared to swatch, and the pure Gloss Volupte in 202 Rose Jersey is so pretty in the tube! Another winner was spotting the new Revlon Cheek Boutique and picking up 003 Mauvelous, easily the best shade from the launch. I also bought the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick In Love with Ginger for half price after seeing it on a few blogs.
A little Mecca Cosmetica online splurge never hurt anyone ;)
 
I also bought a new little Muji storage and some house bits like photo frames and a bronze pear (it was a necessity okay?) and some Orly Cutique cuticle remover which I'm looking forward to trying! A few new pieces of clothing came home with me too but I'm yet to choose my yearly winter coat purchase - I'm thinking a nice navy one would be a good addition!
 
How much did you buy in May?
Do you find that keeping track of your spending helps curb your hauls?
Emma @ emmabovary
 

23 comments:

  1. Hmm..how much did I buy in May? When it comes to beauty products...none, nada, nothing but when it came to clothes...OMG...even I don't want to think about it. But, having said that, at least they were all basic essential pieces ;) hahaha...any excuse!

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    1. LOL I think you've transferred your obsession over dear! As long as you enjoy them and wear them, continue!

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  2. Ah! Nice hauls. I wished we had access to 3CE here. Their lip & cheek cream looks great. Saw them on a few other blogs too! I also picked up Sally Hansen's Glam Fest. Have you used it yet? It's quite different, but at the same time, a bit disappointing to what it looks like in press photos. Eeek.

    And everyone is getting the new Rimmel lippies! I want some toooooooooo.


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    1. Thanks! You should plan a Melbourne shopping trip ;) I haven't used Glam Fest yet, fearing it won't have enough circus goodness? I haven't seen the press photos, do they make it look dense?

      I bought a Rimmel lippie before my press pack arrived, so happy to have 3

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  3. Lovely purchases! The new Revlon products look so pretty, if I wasn't doing the beauty diet I would definitely have bought a few of them.

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    1. Thanks Anissa! They are permanent anyway so you can always grab one once your beauty diet is over :)

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  4. Nice haul!! Those Essence pencils sound great! As does that Revlon Blush! I don't think I bought all too much last month, although I was in California so I did but a couple of things hahaha!

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    1. Thanks Tracy, I love those essence pencils so much, Hot Chocolate is my perfect liner shade.

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  5. wow must go to that shop in swanston st! didn't realise you are in Melbourne too! http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Yep I'm a Melbourne girl :) The shop is very cool, you should check it out

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  6. LMAO @ Mr. Bovary's lecture! That's a fine fellow you got there.

    I like the look of that NYX palette and can't wait to see the YSLs out of their boxes. ;)

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    1. LOL he is the voice of cosmetic reason and it is so surprising that he would prefer I buy big ;)

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  7. Great haul. I've never heard about 3CE before. Looks so pretty :)

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    1. I'd only recently seen it on a blog so it's new to me as well!

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  8. I've very deliberate with my spending as you know! I think the only thing I bought in May was a Lancôme Artliner pen but I was also gifted with some lovely things because it was my birthday month and Mother's Day too!

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    1. That Lancôme liner is so pretty :)

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  9. OMG such beautiful products!! I also caved after seeing some amazing reviews and bought two face products from 3CE! Love those two blushes and I'm SSOOOO jealous that you have a la mode palette!

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    1. Thanks Sharlynn, which 3CE product did you pick up? The packaging is so pretty!

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  10. In May I don't think I bought too much but then I remembered the little pay day treats... only two pay days but still... My Sephora order from late February has just rocked up today so it feels like June is going to be a #feelingspendy one even more so... I never remembered to write things down. Im awful. PS I'd love to see your Muji storage?

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    1. Pay day treats! Late Feb, wow that took a while did you use parcel forwarding? I've been good so far (I know, only 13 days into June lmao) but I'm getting much better at writing everything down. My next post is a muji one!

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  11. Lovely picks! I love the Maybelline lippies and the NYX palette! X

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

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    1. I adore my NYX palette, you should check them out :)

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  12. Lovely picks! I love the Maybelline lippies and the NYX palette! X

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

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