First of May!

Yay, it’s the first of May! I’m excited and feeling optimistic about the future, if only because April has FINISHED! That was a very testing and stressful month, not just for me but for a lot of people I love, and for a lot of different and unrelated reasons. I felt like April really cracked the whip on many people and I’m just so glad it’s over and we get to start afresh.

And when one is feeling happy, one plays with makeup 🙂

Some pinks I’m playing with:
L to R: NYX Powder Blush in Desert Rose, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef, L’Oreal Caresse glossy stain in Lolita, Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey and L’Oreal Color Riche Nailpolish in Sex on the Peach. 

And a few blues:
L to R: L’Oreal Color Riche Nailpolish in Santorini Lagoon, Australis Glitter Top Coat in Fairy Bread and L’Oreal Color Riche Nailpolish in Mystic Blue. 

Hope you’ve also had a good start-of-month! 😀


Target mini haul – beauty bargains

My local Target is having a clear out of some beauty products and I bagged a mini (well, micro!) beauty haul as a result. I got:

  • L’Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish in 306: Sex on the peach – RRP $6.95AUD Down to $3.83AUD
  • L’Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish in 618: Santorini Lagoon – RRP $6.95AUD Down to $3.83AUD
  • Maybelline The Turbo Volume Express Waterproof Mascara – RRP $19.25AUD Down to $9.83AUD
  • Cosmetica Retractable Lip Brush – RRP Not sure! Down to $4.83
  • Australis Totes Smokin’ Eyeshadow Palette (8 shadows) – RRP Not sure! Down to $4.83 (BARGAIN!)



The bargain bin can be an iffy place to navigate, full of broken or opened cosmetics and an array of seemingly unflattering colour choices, but today I think there were genuinely good buys in the mix… you did have to sort through some of the piles, but overall there were good deals and not too many damaged products polluting the assortment of actual bargains. I say ‘actual’ because I know Australia’s cosmetics and beauty prices are exorbitant in the bricks and mortar stores, compared to what you can find online, but I was happy with a $5 eyeshadow palette and polishes that were nearly half price (and close to the actual U.S. RRP).

Don’t be afraid to dive into the bargain bin, especially in this retail climate – there are some genuine good buys to be had 🙂