Monday, August 10, 2015

Collective Haul - Mid 2015

I've fallen off the wagon when it comes to posting hauls...not only have I neglected to post about my kinda recent Colourpop haul, I haven't even touched on the glorious U.S honeymoon haul that happened at the end of last year! I think I'm going to round up a post on that as a way to prepare you for some upcoming reviews (and because I want to share the pretties!) but for now, here is a collective haul of what I've bought recently.
 
My obsession with tea knows no bounds, and I was excited to find this new Kromland Farm Organic Rooibos Caramel Tea on our weekly grocery shop. I found out about the Madame Flavour Tea Treats Mint Choc Rooibos when a friend posted about it on Facebook - she was not joking when she said it tasted amazing!
Not only am I addicted to tea this winter, I'm also addicted to adorable mugs! Despite having an overflowing mug cupboard as it is, I couldn't resist these patterns at Kmart when I went out shopping with my sister. The black and white is so chic and the watermelon one makes me happy - because of both the print and the fact that it holds HUGE amounts of peppermint tea for me!
I've tried to stop myself from accumulating more polishes but am currently working one a 'one in, one out' policy which seems to alleviate guilt a wee bit. The W7 'Red Debris' glitter screamed Christmas to me, and the Essie Ruffles and Feathers is a back up of the bottle I received in a PR parcel - I love it enough to need a back-up, trust me on that one! I found the Sensationail Gel Polishes on sale for $5 at Target and couldn't help but pick them up to add to my gel nail stash. I chose the shades Coral Sunset, Pink Chiffon and Pink Daisy. I also picked up one of the new Rita Ora for Rimmel shades (not pictured); that collection is seriously stunning by the way!
On the makeup front I'm doing quite well at choosing quality over quantity - I picked up two new Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes from the new Fall/Autumn 2015 collection (post up soon!) along with the Covergirl Full Lash Bloom mascara. I also grabbed the new Fragrance Mist of Britney Spears Curious (seen here in my Favourites!) and my sister picked up a tube of my beloved La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + during the Priceline 40% sale.
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I've really been focusing on reducing my stash and seriously thinking about products before purchasing them and it seems to be working quite well for me. We have a few upcoming weekends away planned that we are saving for and it's a great excuse to shop my own stash more often which is more enjoyable now than it has ever been! We're also heading overseas in 6 months and my ideal plan is a big Bath & Body Works haul...a reasonable dream, right?!
 
What have you bought recently?
What tea should I buy next?
-Emma
 

12 comments:

  1. That's a nice haul! Those mugs are seriously adorable - the black one is gorgeous. Chic is totally the right word for it.

    Effaclar Duo is SO good! We're always sold out of it at my store because everyone loves it so much. I've tried samples of the Vichy Normaderm spot treatment and the Avène TriAcneal, but LRP totally wins.

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    1. They are such nice mugs to drink from too, so happy with them. LRP Effaclar Duo + is the best, every time the 40% off sale comes around it sells out, I was just lucky this time I think!

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  2. Lovely haul! The mugs are sooo cute!

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    1. Aren't they the best?! Make me so happy!

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  3. I have both those mugs and I love them. Too cute.

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  4. Enjoying what you already have is something I should be more mindful of! It's so easy to get lost in the endless cycle of consumerism without ever stopping to appreciate the mounds of products at home. I definitely get satisfaction from finishing products (though I tend to only be able to do that with skin care ... cannot remember the last makeup item I finished!) and it does make me feel less wasteful and more justified if I do buy something else :p That watermelon mug is too cute!

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    1. I still get a rush when I finish a skincare product - I have a cleanser I'm working on right now and it's almost neverending >< Can't wait to use something new, think I need a break from it. How often do you ditch a skincare product?

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  5. That watermelon mug is so cute!

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    1. It's so cute, it was love at first sight for me!

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  6. I think for that amount of time, you're being very restrained in your haulage! My eyes immediately zoomed in on the Chanel blushes, lol. I love tea as well, and we recently got into drinking Japanese matcha with my husband - I even got the special bowl and bamboo whisk :)

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    1. Yeah I agree with you - especially compared to how I used to shop! I'm planning on getting lots of nice body care from Bath and Body Works on my holiday but apart from that I'm happy poking through my own stash for fun. Your new matcha obsession sounds so chic!

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