happy haulidays

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wow, when was the last time I did a haul (excluding the video kind) on this blog? I absolutely love snooping when other people share their purchases, but haven't done the same in a long time for some reason. Anyway, seeing as all I've been doing lately is shopping away, I thought it'd be the prime time to show you some stuff I bought recently!

You know those items that are completely not your style, but you end up being attracted to them anyway? This Wish dress is one of those things. It's pretty much an earth-shattering event whenever I wear bright colours (just ask my friends), but I loved the silhouette of this too much to leave it in the shop. It kind of reminds me of the sixties vibe you get from Mad Men, and I don’t even watch the darn show!

I snagged this smock-like dress from Miss Shop on sale, and it's so soft that I could probably use it as a nightie! Now, I just have to figure out how to style it so that it doesn't actually look like one...

I finally repurchased my beloved Cranberry Joy Body Butter from the Body Shop, and couldn't be happier! Even though it's a Christmas scent, I definitely have no problem with smelling like a giant cranberry all year round.

If you hadn't heard NYX has finally found its way to Australian shores, and you can now pick up the brand in Target (albeit for a seriously inflated price)! Some of the popular items were already sold out when I got there, but I managed to pick up this soft matte lip cream in the shade Istanbul and absolutely love it. The matte finish isn't like anything else I've tried, and while lollipop pink isn't usually my lip colour of choice I've found myself wearing it quite a lot!

So, the creme de la creme of my purchases has to be these heels that were on sale from Zu Shoes! I tend to be a bit iffy about wooden heels, but once I tried these on there was no going back. The sole is extremely cushiony, and since I'm lacking sandals in my shoe wardrobe I just couldn't say no. After all, I might need them someday for a special occasion that I'm not sure exists yet, but you know... I can't be the only person that justifies purchases like this, right? Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the holidays and I'll see you soon!

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  1. Nice haul c: the blue dress is lovely!
    We have that cranberry edition at
    our Bodyshop as well! I can't choose
    between the vanilla one and the
    cranberry one.. Xx

  2. Love this shoes!! <3


  3. I've been meaning to pick up some of NYX' matte lipliners and gloss. I've heard only great things about them.

  4. Love the look of that NYX lip colour! And the electric blue dress is gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Mani!

  5. Ohhh those dresses are so gorgeous. The blue one stole my heart! Can't wait to see you wearing it <3

  6. i lOVE the shoes and the intensity of the blue of your dress!!


  7. Love the dresses. Thank you for sharing the photographs.

  8. Love the shoes -the chain detail is lovely! Hope you have great christmas!

  9. I love your shoes ! They don't seem to be too high !! :) amd your blue dress is gorgeous !

  10. great post! would you like to follow eachother?

  11. you look gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

    Lots of love from the casper&pearl girls,
    casper&pearl blog xo

  12. I love the colour of the blue dress. :) Haha too often I'll buy clothes that look nice but I know I'll never wear... I don't really wear bright colours either - most of my clothes are white, black and grey. I hope you enjoyed your holidays! :)

  13. i was really excited to see NYX products in target! it's a shame they're so much more expensive than online but i do appreciate being able to see some of the shades in real life and try out the testers, it sucks when you get something in the mail you've been looking forward to and then find out it's nothing like you were expecting. i have a couple of the soft matte lip cremes and they're really nice products! i've just found that the shade range has a lot of nudes in it which i don't wear a lot but i do like the ones i have (amsterdam and sao paulo).

    little henry lee

  14. I'm obsessed with those soft matte lip creams as well!! My favorite shade is Milan. Just discovered your blog and I love your photography! What kind of camera do you use? New follower here!!

    xo freshfizzle

    1. Oh, I definitely need to try out that shade for myself! Thanks so much by the way, most of the time I use my Pentax K-r camera :)

  15. Love the shoes!
    I didn't know that you could get NYX in Australia! I definitely need to check that out! =)