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Sales Haul

November 28, 2016

It was quite a stressful weekend for me as there were just way too many good deals to check out! Besides beauty, my orders from Shopbop are slowly arriving. I thought I’d share my first round of haul while the promotion is still on for Cyber Monday.

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Boots – Casadei

Necklace – Gabriela Artigas. I’ve been looking for a dainty bar diamond necklace for a very long time, and glad I got this beautiful piece at a special price. It seems to be sold out by now, but another cheaper and smaller diamond bar necklace I love by EF Collection is still available.

Sunglasses – Victoria Beckham. Obsessed with aviators so I have to get my hands on the famous VB aviator!

Hair Clip – Alexandre de Paris. These are the best of the best hair accessories as they are all hand-made in France.

Jeans – Mother Denim

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Details – Mansur Gavriel Bag / Gucci Shoes / T by Alexander Wang Tee

Closer look

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Fall’s Favorite Sweater

November 23, 2016

I wanted to do a sales pick post, then I realised that everything I wore in this OOTD is all on sale now (except for the bag)! Here is another plush and ribbed oversized sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim that I loved so much in the cold months, and it is on sale on Shopbop since they are offering up to 25% off for all full-priced and sale items with code GOBIG16! Another great pick is my workhorse suede ankle boots from Stuart Weitzman which I swear are the comfiest boots with heels (more comfy than Rag and Bone!).

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Sweater – 3.1 Philip Lim

Skirt – Carven

Boots – Stuart Weitzman (30% marked down)

Sunglasses – Tom Ford (bought here)

Bag – Chanel (similar here)

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The Perfect 9-9 Pants

November 12, 2016

This is the sort of outfit that I have been wearing to work lately. I used to be a dress and skirt person, but this year I tend to buy more pants. The Vanessa Bruno flared pants is my favorite purchase for black pants that looks classy, and it would also look great styled casually. If budget allows, I always buy designer pants because their tailoring is incomparable – just like a well-cut jacket as it just fits perfectly like custom-made, and the fabric is flowy and weighty and hardly crease.

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Top – Christohper Esber

Pants – Vanessa Bruno

Sunglasses – Tom Ford

Bag – Hermes Constance

Necklace – Jennifer Zeuner

Nails – Chanel Velvet Nail Pink Rubber (reviewed here)

Lipstick – Givenchy Le Rouge 105 (reviewed here)

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What’s on my wishlist

October 20, 2016

As the holiday is approaching, my wishlist is becoming uncontrollably bigger. Here is a quick post sharing the makeup items that are currently on the top of my wishlist. I’ve already acquired some items on the list, but haven’t had a chance to post a review yet.

2016-makeup-wishlist-holiday1. Tom Ford Orchid Collection – I want everything especially the Night Bloom Powder. It is already released in the US,and will be launching in Australia on the 30th October. Pencil this important date in!

2. Tom Ford Holiday 2016 Collection – Absolutely divine. My picks are the Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette, and the limited edition brush sets!

3. Becca Blushed with Light Palette – I like this palette more than the Jaclyn Hill cheek palette as the colors are more neutral and wearable for me.

4. Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse Palette – Love the Dolce Vita palette from CT, and this is my second palette that caught my attention from the brand (review coming soon). Available here in Australia.

5. Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet – Just bought them from David Jones online, and love the colors and finish so much. Review coming soon

6. By Terry Impearlious Ombre Blackstar Gift Collection – Such a good value for 5 amazing eye shadow pencils in beautiful neutral colors. Available here worldwide.

7. Suqqu Holiday 2016 Kit A (Japan exclusive) – I always prefer the Japan releases than the UK releases for Suqqu.

8. Suqqu Extra Rich Cream Foundation – Can’t wait to get my hands on this new foundation.

9. Marc Jacobs Beauty Face and Eye Palette (LE) – Perfection for neutral lovers!

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September is one exciting month for shopping with all the major retailers rolling out new collections that will set the trend for the next year or so, and they are also doing lots of promotion with beauty shopping . I thought I’d do a round up all the good deals happening at the moment in the US and in Australia

SAKS is currently offering up to $700 giftcard for any fashion purchases use code SEPT2016. For beauty, you will receive a tote bag filled with lots of awesome samples for any beauty and fragrance purchase of $150 or more. In addition, they have dozens of online-only beauty exclusive deals from some popular brands.

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Neiman Marcus is also having a major Beauty Event now, which offers a sample filled tote with your $125 purchase, and a deluxe sample bag including prestige brands with your $500 purchase. You can also earn double gift cards with any fashion purchases.

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Nordstrom is offering gift with purchase for lots of their beauty brands. My favorites are the gift bags from Nars, Giorgio Armani, La Mer and Jo Malone. Detailed information is here.

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David Jones in Australia is also offering their annual deluxe sampler tote for $19.95 with any beauty purchase. It is a good opportunity to try out lots of interesting beauty goodies for a little price.

capture-6Last but not least, one of my favorite fashion retailers FarFetch is offering free worldwide shipping for 3 days only (ends 23/09), and 10% of your first order use code y10aff.

 

 

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Ever since Net A Porter launched beauty, I became a loyal shopper (I meant – always tag a few beauty products along with my fashion purchases in every shopping cart!) . They don’t have the biggest selection of beauty products as with the department stores, but I like their picks and some of their exclusive beauty brands which are not found in Australia. At the moment they are offering free shipping for orders over AUD$150/USD$300 (normally free shipping for order value of AUD$300 or greater) which I thought was a good opportunity to stock up.

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Sharing my hauls and the picks from NAP.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick – I love CT matte revolution lipsticks (see my review here), and recently she has launched the Hot Lips collection in some beautiful new shades. I posted a few pictures of my picks for the Hot Lips on my insta, but haven’t had the time to do a full review for the blog yet.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Life Changing Eyelash Curler – Reviewed here. It’s so pretty and works as good as my HG Shu curler.

3. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette – A natural everyday palette for the entire face. Love all the colors in the palette and it is such great value for having lots of multi-purpose shades in one palette. Unfortunately, it is currently sold out, but you can add it to the wishlist and you will be notified.

4. Beauty Blenders – Can’t live without them! I use a new one every 3 months, and I have got them in every size and color!

5. OUAI Haircare – Possibly the hottest haircare brand at the moment. This brand is  launched by Kim Kardashian’s hairdresser, and they are an instant hit. I’ve been trialing out some products lately and absolutely love all of them, especially the treatment mask.

6. Artis Elite Mirror Brush – Totally a new concept for makeup brushes. The foundation brush is my first brush from the brand, and so far I like it very much.

7. BBROWBAR – A great brand that specializes in brow products for every single brow issue. I love their brow pen (have them in several colors) as it is really great for drawing short and hair-like strokes for the most natural real-brow look, and I find them more pigmented and longer lasting than the Japanese brands.

8. Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub – I just bought it and it’s on the way so it’s not in the picture. Heard so many raves about this hair scrub for an intensive cleanse and scalp detoxification.

 

 

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It definitely wasn’t in my plan to post another makeup deal, but I really wanted to share this exciting offer from Sephora AU that his happening now! Take 15% off EVERYTHING for first time online order for 3 days only, use code TAKE15. We have always seen some great deals in the US Sephora, and it has finally happened in Australia! Sephora has many brands exclusive to themselves in Australia, such as my current favorite Kat Von D – just ordered their liquid lipsticks! Also loving all the lip products from BITE Beauty and NudeStix. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contouring Kit is a must-have, and also really loving some products from IT Cosmetics. The wish/shopping list just goes on and on..

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Makeup News!

May 16, 2016

Here is another round of exciting makeup launches happening in Australia.

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1. First of all, the highly anticipated Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 Collection was finally launched in Australia at David Jones yesterday. No surprise that some of the popular items were sold-out within the first hour again in the store, including the Soleil Contouring Compact and Sheer Color Duo, the good news is that they are still available online! If you already know what to get from the collection then I highly suggest  ordering them online, as the Tom Ford counter in the Sydney shop is just getting way too crowded lately.

2. The stunning YSL Le Cushion Foundation is also in the store now! I didn’t think Australia would receive this product, so I already had my friend purchase it for me from overseas. Absolutely loving it, and the packaging is just to-die-for. (review coming soon this week).

3. If you love Cushion foundation, another brand worth checking out is the Shu Uemura Blanc Chroma Cushion Foundation. I am besotted with their foundation and the super cute cushion blushes, (yes another review to come soon!). In short their coverage is the best of all the cushion foundations I have used (as good as a medium coverage foundation), while it looks very luminous and dewy on the skin.

4. Last but not least, really pleased to find out that Sephora AU now carries Edward Bess! My favorite from the line is their luxury eye brush!  Also the latest Kat Von D liquid lipsticks are not to be missed if you like the current trend of matte lips.

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