Thursday, 3 January 2013

Sale haul pt. 1

Even though I've been working almost non-stop since Christmas, I still managed to find time to find a few good sales. I did buy a few things online which are yet to arrive, so this will just be part 1.

My friend Tegan let me know about the sale on these gift sets in Kmart, and I thought I better take a look and check them out.

Rimmel Nail Polish Gift Set
This set contains Sky High, Instyle Coral and Portobello Pink. These are all lovely shades, and all are nice formulas. Instyle Coral and Portobello Pink both are opaque with 2 coats, with Sky High needing an extra coat. Portobello Pink also has a lovely shimmer to it. I also really like the large brushes, and they dry really quickly (not sure about 60 seconds, but it is pretty darn fast). This was $7.50, reduced from $15, with a $23 value.

Australis Parisian Pretty
This contained Mint Condition Lip Gloss in Meow with your Mind, Nail Polishes in Today's News and Sinfully Sweet, and a pair of 'gold plated' Love stud earrings. Today's News is my favourite from this set, being a bright pink, and I also think the earrings are pretty cute. Sinfully Sweet and Meow with Your Mind are pretty, but shades I usually wouldn't wear. This set was $10, reduced from $20, with a value of $24.85.

Australis NYC Nights
This contains Mint Condition Lip Gloss in An Evening With?, Double Decker Eye Duo in Moon Rocker, Nail Polish in Foil Spoil and a pair of 'crystal stud earrings'. I bought this mainly for the lip gloss because I don't have a red, but I also wanted to try one of Australis' Double Decker Eye Duos. Unfortunately, I have no idea how I would wear this combo, and I'm pretty disappointed with the blue cream. The powder seems nice and I look forward to trying this out. The nail polish is also very similar to my Revlon Silver Dollar, which I really like, so I doubt I'll get much use out of it. I'm also not a fan of the earrings. This set was also $10, reduced from $20, with a value of $26.85.

I checked out Lovisa as they were having an 'up to 70% off sale' and managed to pick these up. I would have got more but their eftpos was down and I only had $10 cash on me. However, I'm super happy with both of these necklaces.

 Swatches - all taken in natural lighting
Australis Meow with your Mind and An Evening With?

Australis Moon Rocker

Rimmel Sky High, Instyle Coral, Portobello Pink, Australis Today's News and Sinfully Sweet

Australis Foil Spoil.


  1. Lovely hauling! I have the Rimmel polishes in Instyle Coral and Portobello pink and I love the formula of them!

    1. I was pleasantly surprised, I have a couple of Rimmel Lasting Finish polishes that I'm not too keen on but these were great. I did find they go a bit gluggy if you leave the lid off the whole time you're doing your nails though.

  2. I picked up so much jewellery from colette, lovisa & diva in the sale's I'll get around to doing a post soon but I got the same skull necklace in hot pink & a powder blue colour :)

    1. There were some really good jewellery sales, I wish I had more time to look around them. Can't wait to see what other things you picked up.

  3. Great haul...might need to pop down to kmart and get me that nail polish set from Rimmel!

    1. Yeah, do it! It's so cheap and the colours are great. My local Kmart still have heaps left so hopefully yours does too :)

  4. Great bargains lovely! I want those rimmel polishes, what a bargain!

  5. I love that revlon nail set and that jewellery is gorgeous! :)
    I have a blog and it would be awesome if you could check it out!