Tuesday, 19 June 2018

David Jones Beauty Sampler Tote A/W 2018

Maybe this is me; but you know how you swear you're not going to buy something because you think it's too expensive for what it is, only to turn around & have a "fuck it, treat yo'self" moment?

Well, that's what happened here with this purchase.

Before I get into the contents of this bag, let me give you a bit of a back story on it. David Jones is one of Australia's main/biggest department stores. It's like our equivalent of Nordstrom, or possibly even Selfridges, let's put it that way. Once every 6 months, they put out 2 different beauty sampler tote bags filled with goodies from brands stocked in their store, including some of their own branded stuff. The bags used to be free with every beauty purchase (from memory), but in recent years they've begun charging anywhere between $19.95 up to $29.95 currently for each bag with every beauty purchase.

The Autumn/Winter 2018 edition of the bags come with a copy of David Jones' in-house magazine + at least 5-6 (possibly more) items that feature across both bags, but the remaining items vary. At its current price and given the quantity of merchandise in some of the previous bags (especially the Spring/Summer 2017-18 editions, which are still around in some DJ's stores), I do believe it is too expensive; however, I felt the quantity of this particular sampler tote was worth splashing the extra coin.

Friday, 8 June 2018

The Monthly Happy List (May)

For me, May was a little bit of a mixed bag. I started the month in another city & really wasn't looking forward to coming home. When I did come home, I realised (a) why I didn't want to come home (which I might expand upon in a post some day) but also (b) there are some benefits to coming home, like a comfy bed (seriously hotels, why do you make your beds so uncomfortable to sleep on?). I know that seems like a contradictory sentence, but that's the way I felt at the time & I think holidays always make me feel like that.

But enough about that, let's see what made me happy during the 5th month of the year:

Monday, 4 June 2018

Empties Time! (April/May)

After March's pretty epic effort, April & May were a bit slower on the empties front, probably due to being away on holidays. I found it a bit difficult to finish stuff up but nevertheless was determined to finish up some things that had either been bugging me for a while, or I just wasn't that fussed on & really wanted to finish.

Here's what I finished in April & May:

Friday, 1 June 2018

The Shopping Cart (April/May)

It's that time of the month again....no not that one...the one where I round up all my purchases for your voyeuristic pleasure & tell you about each & every one of them.

As always, any sales or links mentioned in this post are correct at the time of publishing. If for any reason the sales are no longer happening or the links are broken by the time you read this post, then I can not & will not be held responsible.

I'm not including everything I bought in Melbourne in this post because I've talked about those purchases in 2 separate posts; so this Shopping Cart is full of the stuff I purchased outside of my trip.

Let's get into it:

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Melbourne Haul Part 2: Fashion

Hola mi amigas & happy Tuesday! Hope your week has got off to a good start.

Today I'm finally posting the 2nd part of my Melbourne haul, which is all about fashion. If you missed the first part with all my beauty & miscellaneous goodies, then you can see/read about it here.

Let's get into it:

Forever New Dale Coat in Soft Grey (size 10)
I mentioned that I wanted a grey coat (or more specifically, this coat) in my last Lust List & YASSSSSSSSSSS people I now have it. I adore the fit-and-flare design plus I feel pretty damn warm in it, despite it not being made of wool. The only crap thing is the pockets are faux pockets, boo. (I think they have lining in them, so I might be able to turn them into proper pockets with a few snips here & there. UPDATE: I can now confirm that the pockets, are in fact, real. I snipped the threads open last weekend & voila, POCKETS YAAAAAY!) Now I want to add their black Riva Funnel Neck Coat to my wardrobe as I've tried that on & really like it.