Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Prowling around the sales bin


It is my last day of holidays and I have officially done absolutely nothing! And loving it! 

I haven't really done anything eventful during my time off.. I did venture off to the shops a few days after boxing day. I did get a bit carried away though, which is annoying. I think I actually do have a problem. I say that then the next sentence I typed was ---At the moment I want a few more dresses for work and another pair of work shoes. Hrmm do I really??

So this is the list of discounted/useless items I bought : 

  • St.Tropez Self Tanning Mousse ($40), tanning mitt ($10) as well as my ever reliable Garnier body milk ($9)---(Note that I just invested in a stack of tanners a few posts ago)
  • Lamp from Freedom (this was actually needed $50)
  • Revlon Photoready and powder (I think both together was $36 --- 1/2 price at Chemist Warehouse woo hoo!)
  • Two dresses from Myer (One full price $80- and one half price down to $80-)
  • Circulon fry pan (40% off at Myer down to $72 -- wanted for ages and def is awesome!)
  • Took back full price dress from Myer, bought 3 others instead... one from Forever New for $60, and two from portmans $30 and $70. 
  • Cute and comfy Lavish sandles for $40 (My never fail True Blue Shoes --- Syd Road, esp for Tony Bianco, RMK)
Okay so there wasn't anything on the list outrageously expensive, but the point is , do I really need it - I guess it all adds up. More dresses to sit in my cupboard for when I loose that extra 10 kgs! (Yes - Sometimes I am one of THOSE shoppers). I usually roll my eyes when I hear people taking on shopping bans. Maybe I shouldn't be so critical and actually need to give it a go.

Anyway so pictures tell a thousand words so here we go....

Dress I took back --- Felt old and frumpy. Colour did nothing for me either...

Karen Walker Hi There dress... Discounted to $80! Bargain! But it was missing the belt, so I had to improvise as follows....

Black belt and heels and I'm ready for the hot weather when I'm back at work! 

Okay I must admit, this stuff is good. It did take me 3 coats to get the colour I wanted, but that said, the colour is staying and looks natural. I feel like the Garnier mousse (check out my post on tans here) could possibly build to this colour if I actually gave it a proper go - plus Garnier is like a third of the price & we all love that esp if you tan regularly! So I'll keep you posted on that one.  

See True Blue have so many to pick from, limited sizes though! $40!

Love this colour, perfect against a summer glow

Probably should have whipped on this outfit for new year. But all good! This black dress from Sportsgirl has been very good to me! 

Okay so Circulon is expensive, is it worth it, YES! I have been using this for nearly every meal from when the day I purchased it. Once you get used to how the lil baby cooks, you'll be loving it! 

Hrmmm the fry pan is a bit random in this post huh haha.. Anyway so I'm hoping I've got the impulse buying out of my system. Did you get any awesome bargains during the sales? What kind of things did you get? Love to see how you all faired! And did anyone actually attempt the shops on boxing day?

Hope to post about New Years soon! 


  1. Love your new dresses and am devo you took the green one back, I love it!!

    1. Haha actually you should try it on! Perfect to thrash during the hot wether and the material is way comfy!

  2. Love the red dress, what a bargain! :) You wouldn't know the belt didn't come with it.
    Quite jealous of the fry pan, I want some nice ones like that.. One day!

    1. Oh thanks! I loved the colour as soon as I saw it.

      Don't worry I know how you feel about holding out on cookware. I hope to pick up a few extra pots along the way but only at sale time. Full price is just crazy talk ...

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  4. Love the Karen Walker dress! I LOVE RED!!!!!!!!!!!
    You look fab in it!
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