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December goodies

21 Dec
Hello hello!!

Can you believe that in just 4 sleeps it will be Christmas? It is such a beautiful time of year. Other then the oh so glorious presents, people are generally happier. And the food, don’t even get me started on the food.

This year James and I are going to his Grandma’s house for Christmas lunch. His parents come down from Canberra and his Uncle from Melbourne drives up as well. They’re such a caring family, they have really made me feel like one of the them. Anyway, enough mushy stuff, onto the haul.

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In one of my recent pre-Christmas hauls, I picked up a gorgeous slightly shimmery mauve colour eyeshadow by Maybelline. It is a part of their MNY range. It has become my go to Christmas look. It is just so beautiful. It has a gold shimmer through the red that makes it completely wearable for work and play. I did have one similar to this from Covergirl or Max Factor that I completely adored but it is off with the makeup fairies now. Sad.

A discovery thanks to Rachael Jade were Maybelline’s Smoochies. Bought from Priceline, they are reasonably priced but lacking in variety. I bought two our of the three available but sometime after Christmas I will probably buy the last one to complete the set. So far I’m enjoying them, they’re nice on my lips, add a little bit of tint and looks charming underneath the MNY sparkly lipgloss I also bought.

My recent move to the outer suburbs has been fantastic. Along side the birds singing is a wholesale makeup shop. Oh yes! They stock makeup that you can no longer purchase from regular makeup retailers. I found some little goodies that I am looking forward to trying. I grabbed a pack of Mary Kate and Ashley mattifying papers, basically it just helps to blot away any oil on your face. I’m not sure about their brand and how it ranks, but these will be very handy for my bag. I also picked up a blue tone eyeshadow pallet from Maybelline. Blue is one of those colours that I just haven’t gotten into, so we will give it a go. I’m thinking of a bit of a smokey eye may be calling from the pallet. I do have a navy blue mascara and now a navy eye pencil to add to my collection. Maybe that alongside the gold liquid liner could be some out there party look that I may not attempt… πŸ˜€

This has been over a couple of weeks and pretty much all of them were bought on sale minus the Smoochies. I’m testing them all out still to see what works for me but at the moment my MNY eyeshadow is definitely winning.

I do know that I am getting some pretty exciting stuff for Christmas, so no doubt, that will be up here soon.

Have a lovely Christmas every one! Spend time with your loved ones and eat lots of good food, if there is ever a time for it, it is now.

Love Matilde xx

Perth Kit and Mecca haul (and Elizabeth’s Bookstore)

5 Nov
Hello hello!

Last Friday James and I picked up our bags after having a somewhat eventful week of shifting house, illness, back problems and Chinese seafood buffets to fly over to the wonderful city of Perth.

Perth is stunning with green trees, blue water, white sand and crazy expensive tasty food. The city is like something from the 90’s.. But in a good way.

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Today James and I went into the city to have a bit of a wander. On Friday when we arrived James was so so sick and he has been recovering since. So today we got to have a stroll and a shop.

After what felt like a lifetime spent in Quality Comics, we wandered into Elizabeth’s Bookstore. This is a second hand book shop with a gigantic range of books. As soon as I walked in, this book was spotted.

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I’m a big Julia Child fan. After watching Julie and Julia however many years ago, I rediscovered Julia Child. She was an amazing cook who had skills not dissimilar to myself and became who she is today. She had strong determination and a heart of gold, she is a role model for me. I have all her cooking shows at home and am waiting for the day when I can afford the legendary cook books. I geeked out a little when I saw it.

Next was our trip to Kit Makeup. This was a random find. We were trying to navigate our way out of a small shopping mall and I noticed the bright colours of the Kit store. In Melbourne, I think we have Kit, but only in Myer. I’m thinking I may need to have a good look once I’m back.

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I don’t know if you have ever smelt Soap & Glory’s ‘The Breakfast Scrub’ but it is like a mapley heaven. It is possible that the thought of eating this scrub came to mind. It makes me crave pancakes just thinking about it.

I also picked up Soap & Glory’s ‘Hand Food’. I tested this while I waited for James to come out of EB Games. It claims to be non-greasy and I fully agree. It feels like water when you put it on and rubs in easily. My hands soaked it up and felt so soft afterwards. This little bottle was only $5.95 and was a total bargain. I might picked up their antiseptic next time.

Onwards through the alleys of Perth and then down Hay street, I spotted Mecca Cosmetics. I couldn’t find a lip scrub at Kit and was told Mecca was the place to go. And so I did..

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First I picked up the lip scrub which I’m hoping to try tomorrow and then I picked up Stilla’s ‘In The Light’ pallet. It consists of mainly shimmery natural colours and their famous ‘Kitten’ colour which I am excited to use. Also, I’m really looking forward to the Night Sky shade as well. I love this pallet already and I haven’t even dipped my brush into it.

So that was all for today. I had some op shop bargains yesterday but for now, I am completely exhausted.

Good night!

Love Matilde xx

Pay Day Small Haul

25 Sep
Hello hello!

Pay day has to be my most and least favourite day of the week. It’s a yay because I get money, it’s a not yay because it makes me realise I need more.

Whatever the case, it means I can spend my set aside money on stuff.

Something important I needed to buy as previously mentioned was a new cleanser. I think my old cleanser was actually making my skin oily. I don’t usually have that oily of a face… It worried me. So, I bought Olay’s foaming face wash for combination/oily skin. I hope it works okay?

I also realised the day of posting my Skincare Routine post, my moisturiser vanished. Into thin air. It’s gone. Forever.
So I bought a new moisturiser πŸ™‚
Considering it is coming up to Spring here in Melbourne, I decided a bit of sunscreen protection could help. I also thought it might be nice to try a tinted moisturiser. Look what I found. A tinted ‘beige’ SPF 15 moisturiser. It’s like my original moisturiser was giving me a sign. Clever thing.

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I also managed to pick up this cute necklace for $1, some cute little studs for $2 and my new bag for $20. I change bags so often that the cheap ones do me well. How could you not go for this bag? Look it in the eyes and say you don’t love it. That’s right, you can’t.

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Love Matilde xx
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