Nordstorm Haul – New MAC and Clinique babies!

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Nordstorm.com is a fabulous American website which sells a range of fashion and beauty products from a huge selection of designer and top end brands. I was first drawn to Nordstorm after deciding to do a bit of a MAC haul, but I also wanted to get a few other Clinique bits and bobs. The large range of make up brands means you can do a big shop all from one store, and with online shopping and shipping costs it makes so much more sense to do it all in one. Bonus – Nordstrom has no problems shipping to a postage forwarding service (aka YouShop) and you get to select free samples with your purchases, woo! Nordstorm is a great alternative store to Sephora, with all those issues we get trying to order from this side of the world =( And the prices are very reasonable, in fact I was blown over backwards with the Clinique prices compared to what we pay here.

Firstly, what I got! Continue reading



Big Bucket Deals Auckland Haul – a little disappointing

1014054_10152054377977513_432864703_nThis weekend I headed off to the Big Bucket Deals Auckland event in Greenlane, I have been attending these sales each time they come to town for about two years now and I always come away with a deal or two. This time to be honest I was pretty disappointed with the size of the sale and the range of products, there were a lot less products for sale than normal. Although I like how it seems that they are getting in a lot more household products, the hair care range is getting smaller each time and the place was a total hot mess. I also just noticed a day later that one of the products is marked as a sample and not for sale…. hmmmm… bit odd? Despite my small gripes I did get a few goodies for quite good prices, so take a look! Continue reading



Painting my lids with MAC Paint Pots

MAC-Cosmetics-Paint-Pot-ReviewAwhile a go when I was asking around before a bit of a MAC haul for people’s essential holy grail MAC products, some recommended MAC’s Pro Long wear Paint Pot in ‘painterly’ and I will never be able to thank them enough. The Paint Pot is a highly pigmented eye colour/shadow which is very creamy and smooth in the pot but dries to a seamless coverage over the eye lid. Although it has that creamy formula and is cream based, it isn’t heavy and doesn’t cake. This makes it a must have eye product as an all over eye colour or a colour base. Continue reading