Friday, December 7, 2012

GWP with Marie Claire Dec 2012

If you are a bargain hunter like me, this will probably appeal to you.  3 Alex Perry nail polishes valued at $25 for FREE?  Say WHAT?! Yes, you heard me right!  It comes as the gift with the purchase (GWP) of this month's issue of marie claire Australia.  You also get a chance to win a AUD$15,000 custom-made Alex Perry gown too!   Considering that the magazine costs AUD$8.40, you are getting a bargain!

I am currently on a spending ban (due to my numerous Black Friday orders) so I did not pick this up.  It is interesting that these nail polishes were specially made for Alex Perry rather than the Alex Perry brand coming up with its own line of nail polishes.  The colours are also very pretty so it is a shame that I am on a spending ban!  If you pick this up, do leave a comment letting me know how is the formula of the nail polishes, how opaque they are, how many coats, how long do they wear for etc.

PS: For those who do not know about Alex Perry, he is an Australian designer with his own eponymous brand that is considered to be high end.  The brand has been featured in many publications and the man himself has dressed many celebrities.

Will you be picking this up?


What my postman brought me!

Hi everyone, hope everyone is doing well. I am so excited because I received 2 parcels today. Woot woot! I started receiving my Black Friday orders since last week. It started off with my Z-palettes. Here is a photo of the Z-palettes which I posted on Instagram:

Which has since transformed into this....

Filled Z-palettes (PS: I will do another blog entry on this separately.)

So the 2nd Black Friday order that arrived in the post is my Illamasqua haul. I bought the Skin Base Foundation which received so much acclaim that I have been wanting it for awhile. I bought it in a set which came with Gleam- a gorgeous highlighter. The good people at Illamasqua also threw in a Freak Eau De Parfum sample with each order. I have never smelt Illamasqua's fragrances before so this will be my first. Can't wait to play with them!

L-R: Freak Eau De Parfum Sample, Gleam and Skin Base Foundation

My 2nd parcel for the day was from my Secret Santa! I participated in an activity called "Secret Santa" with the other ladies at BeautyHeaven (a beauty community). Blossy, who is so ever thoughtful and kind, became our Head Santa. She was in-charge of drawing the lots and letting each of us know who our Secret Santa recipient is. We used AUD$20 (excluding shipping) as a guideline as to how much our present should cost. My present arrived today and here it is:

L-R: Card, Napolean Perdis Sugar Lip Gloss, Natio Mineral Lip Butter (Tender), Natio Mineral Eyeshadow Duo (Highlight And Define), Loréal Color Riche Nail Polish (#809 Mystic Blue), Chi Chi Nail Polish (Cradle Snatcher), Covergirl Lipstick (Hipster) and 2 Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lip Colour (#250 Boundless Brandy and #460 Neverending Nude).

My Secret Santa has spoilt me! I am super excited to try out the products I received! There are products from the brand Natio which I have never tried before, and the most exciting one of all; the Loréal Color Riche Nail Polish! It is screaming for me to apply it on right now. For the sake of blogging, I am typing this before I go ahead and apply my nail polish.

I am ending it here because I really want to apply the Loreal nail polish NOW! Look out for a NOTD post soon! Also, check out my blog sale entry for some awesome products that need some loving.

Are you participating in Secret Santa this year? If yes, what did you receive that you were most excited for?

annsleyw :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

BLOG SALE: New Items Added & Reduced Prices!

I am having a blog sale because clearly, I have neglected some of the stuff in my makeup collection. Rather than them sitting around being so unloved, they may find better homes.

99% of the items were bought within the past 2 years (that's when my makeup addiction started) and most of the 99% were bought within the year. I will state what was purchased by me more than 2 years ago.

Please read the following details carefully:

Leave me a comment down below or email me at if you have any questions.

How to Order:
Subject: Blog Sale (your name)
Content: List the items you're interested in, gifted/invoiced Paypal payment, country and postal code.

Payment by PAYPAL only. Prices are in Australian Dollars only. I prefer to have payments to be gifted but I will invoice you if you ask. Do note that the BUYER is to pay the PAYPAL fees.

Prices below EXCLUDES shipping.

I will ship worldwide but bear that in mind that you are to pay for the international shipping rates that Australia Post charges.

Shipping will be based on weight & location. I will weigh your package so shipping is based on the rates that the Australia Post charges.

You can check out the following link for Australia Post's rates for domestic shipping:

You can check out the following link for Australia Post's rates for international shipping:

I will not be responsible for lost/damaged packages. I will package them with bubble wrap so that the products won't break.

Items are brand new &/or sealed, unless noted.
All items come from a smoke-free & pet free home.
Items are first come, first serve.
Please pay within 48 hours after we have finalized the sale. Items will be held for 48 hours before it will become available to the next interested person.
No returns/refunds - PLEASE do your research before purchasing.

Abbreviations used:
BN: Brand New
BNIB: Brand New in Box
BNIP: Brand New in Packaging
SIB/SIP: Still in Box or Still in Packaging

Please note: I am located in Australia where almost everything, especially beauty products, are overpriced. What it may cost in the US may cost 2-3 times the price in Australia. Even if I purchased the items online, I still have to pay administrative fees and shipping fees which bulk up the value of the items. I have priced the items based on what I think is reasonable. I am open to negotiations but please be reasonable and no low-balling.

Now that we have got all the administrative information out of the way, LET'S GET STARTED!

SIB Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Raindrops Used 1x : $20

BNIB Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2: $52 each

BNIB Illamasqua Highlighter in Odyssey: $20

BNIB: Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 in Almond (50ml) $43

 Essie Cubes: BNIB Fall Collection and Winter Collection Collection
Resort Collection- Used 1 colour (Lion Around) x1

BNIB Essie Fall Collection: $19

BNIB Essie Winter Collection: $19

NIB Essie Resort Collection- Used Lion Around x 1: $16

Left to Right: Butter London Trout Pout: Used x 1 $8
Butter London Pink Ribbon Swatched x1 : $10
BN Essie Haute as Hello: $10
BN Essie Knockout Pout: $10
BN OPI Red Shatter: $8
Orly Walk Down the Aisle: Swatched x 1 $4
BN Orly Lilac Shimmer: $7

 BNIP Sally Hansen Chocolate Nut: $3
BNIP Rimmel #265 POP!: $4
Pret-a-Polish C'est La Vie: Swatched on one nail $3
Revlon Scented Nail Polish #345 Peach Smoothie: Used x1 $3
Mini Nicole by OPI: Used on two nails: $1
T.B.N Nail Polish Barely Pink: Swatched x 1 $1
 BN T.B.N Nail Polish Raspberries & Cream: $2
BN T.B.N Nail Polish French Pink: $2
Blush-amour Nail Polish #78: $2
Michelle by Beadstreet: $2

Left to Right: BN Bourjois Delice de Poudre #52 and Delice de Soleil #12 ($12)

BNIP Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick #305 Hot (Taylor Swift's Favourite Shade!): $9

BN Nine West Faux Python Clutch (Bought from the US): $25 (RRP:$39)
Note that it has a little mark which I didn't notice when I first bought it. Not very noticeable.

BN Nine West Wristlet (Bought from the US): $20 RRP $25
Note: The tag came off but the tag pictured is its tag. Also, there is a mark at the right hand side shown in the photo above. Not very noticeable.

BN: theBalm Balmbini Volume 2 (There is a nick on the gold eyeshadow due to the way it has been packaged) $24 $22

Designers Brand 48 Eye Shadow Palette (Metallic): Swatched a few colours once. Almost brand new. $10

BNIB Sephora BlockBuster Palette : Taken out of box to take photos $65 $60

BNIB Coastal Scents 88 Palette: Ultra Shimmer ($25 $22), Original ($25 $22) and Warm ($28 $24) 

BNIP bareMinerals Brushes (Top to Bottom): Maximum Coverage Concealor Brush ($20), Flawless Application Face Brush ($22) and Full Flawless Application Face Brush ($28)

BN bareMinerals Mini Prime Time Foundation Primer: $8

BN bareMinerals (Left to Right): Original SP15 Foundation in Fair C10 (Medium) , All-Over-Face Colour in Warmth (Medium) and Original Mineral Veil (Medium) $12 each.

bareMinerals (Left to Right) Original SPF15 Foundation in Fairly Light N10 (Medium)- Used 1x  Original Mineral Veil (Medium)- Used 5x  $8
All-Over-Face Colour in Warmth (Medium)- Used 3x $9
Original SPF15 Foundation in Medium Beige N20 (Large)- Used 5x $20

 BN Covergirl Lipstick in #220 Hypnotic (Sealed) $9
BNIB Covergirl Exact Highlights For Brown Eyes #700 Vibrant Brown (Comes with Brush) $13
BNIP Covergirl Eye Enhances Eyeshadow Quad #215 Country Woods $12

BNIB Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips #1153 Bronzed Green Eyes $16
BN & Sealed Rimmel Quads: #624 Lynx, #698 Modern Blues, #001 Smokey Noir, #016 Urban Flower, #013 Sweet Smoulder ($4 each or take all for $18)
BN & Sealed Rimmel Glam'Eyes HD Quads: #008 True Union Jack  $8
BN Bourjois Single Eyeshadow Pots: White (#90), Nude (#08) and Brown (#74)  $8 each

BN Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hours Foundation in #103 True Ivory $14
BNIB Garnier BB Cream for Oily to Combination Skin in Medium $12
BN Thin Lizzy Concealor Creme in Oriental Doll $10

BNIB Benefit Bad Gal Lash $17
BN Benefit Mini Some Kind of Gorgeous $5
BN Benefit Mini Porefessional $5
BN Benefit Mini Bad Gal Lash $5

BN M.A.C Dazzleglasses (Top): Bare Necessity $19
BN Mirenesse Lip Bombs (3rd from the top and bottom): #8 and #10  $12 each

BNIB & Sealed Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Glosses: #16 Berrylicious & #19 Pink Pout  $19 each
Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss (Charm) in Box: Used once $35

 BN & Sealed Australia Perfection Brush On Lip & Cheek Tint (Potrait Pink): $2
BN Revlon ColourBurst Lip Gloss L-R: Cheers Tchin-Tchin, Chilled Frappé: $4 each

 BNIP Rimmel Royal Gloss (#141 Candy'licious)
BN & Sealed Love & Beauty Shimmer & Shine Lip Gloss (Juicy Watermelon): $2
BN & Sealed Love & Beauty Sheer Lip Gloss (Red): $2
BN & Sealed Love & Beauty Sheer Lip Gloss (Purple): $2
BN and Sealed Sephora Lipstick #19 Maniac: $8

BN Calvin Klein Eyeshadows #102 Moon Stone $5 $3
BN Calvin Klein Eyeshadow: #118 Lavender Haze  $5 $3
BN Clinique Single Colour Surge Eyeshadow Soft Shimmer #279 Blue Paradise $7 $5
BN & Sealed Sephora Blush: #01 Rose Rebelle $10 $8

SIP Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eye Liner in Sapphire Blue: Swatched once $8

Garnier BB Cream for Oily to Combination Skin (Light): Used about 5-6x  $4
Shills Diamond Girl BB Cream: Used 5-7x  $8
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (#53): Used about 4x  $20
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation (#103 True Ivory): Used about 6-9x  $4

SIB Model Co Eyeshadow Trio Palette #05 Island Fever: Swatched one colour once  $7
Face of Australia Mineral (Starlight) Lipstick: Used once $2
SIB B Collection by Bloom Eyeshadow Duo (Amazon): Swatched once $4
SIB Chi Chi Eyeshadow Palette: Swatched once $3

 BNIB Za Cosmetics by Shiseido Two Way Foundation Refill (#22): $14 (selling one of my backups)
Missha Eyeshadows (More than 2 years old) L-R: PK203, BL205, GR203: $2 each or take all for $5
BN Forever21 Silver Four Leaf Clover Necklace: $4 $3
BN Forever21 Black Circle Necklace: $6 $4
BN Forever21 Peacock Earrings: $6 $4
BN Forever21 Pearl Bib Collar Necklace: $16 $12
BN Lot of Diva & Equip Earrings: $5 each except Ballet Slippers & Peacock Feathers Earrings
BN Ballet Slippers Earrings: $3
BN Peacock Feathers Earrings: $7 each
Take all for $70 $60.
BNIB Authentic Guess Wallet: $30 (RRP: AUD$55/NZD$65)

BN Bardot Lace Octagon Clutch: $30 (RRP: AUD$49.95)

BN Strandbag Evening Bag: $24 (RRP: AUD $39.99)

BN Forever New Clutch: $20 (RRP: AUD$34.99)
BNIP Lunch Box Accessories: $4 each or take all for $15 $12
BN Cosmetic Bag: $1 or free with minimum $20 purchase (just ask)

Gossip Girl Duffel Bag: $3 or free with minimum $50 purchase (just ask)
BNIB GWP Rimmel Glam Rock Necklace: $4 or free with minimum $60 purchase (just ask)

Not pictured

Brand New:
C.O. Bigelow Lip Balm No. 303 (100% Shea Butter) $3
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Lip Butter $3.50
Color Combos Aqua Shine Lip Stick (07) $5
Color Combos Aqua Shine Lip Stick (08) $5
Color Combos Aqua Shine Lip Stick (12) $5
Love & Beauty Sheer Lip Gloss (Pink) $2
Love & Beauty Shimmer & Shine Lip Gloss (Strawberry Milkshake) $2
Maybelline Baby Lips (Cherry) $3
Maybelline Baby Lips (Energizing) $3
Maybelline Baby Lips (Menthol) $3
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stick (161 Juicy Pink) $10
Missha Eye Glam Powder (similar to pigments) (WH01- white) (more than 2 years old) $3
Missha Eye Glam Powder (similar to pigments) (BL04- blue) (more than 2 years old) $3
Missha Eye Glam Powder (similar to pigments (Lime Green) (more than 2 years old) $3
Napoleon Perdis Lip Gloss Palette (Lash & Dash) $6
Le Tan Tanning Gel (Deep Bronze) 35ml $3


Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stick (251 Totally Toffee) (Swatched once) $8
Victoria’s Secret Pink Me Up Glossy Globe Lip Gloss (Nude/Nude Shimmer)- swatched $3
Le Tan Tanning Gel (Deep Bronze) 35ml- used x1 $1

Free with purchase- just pay for shipping (let me know which you want but leave some for others!):

Bio-oil (0.8ml) x1
Carefree Sample Pack of Flexia Soft Folds 3 Super Tampons (Sealed)
Moxie Sample Pack of 2 Regular Tampons (Sealed)
Designer Brands Kohl Pencil in 631 Black
YSL Touche Éclat Sample No. 1
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo for Dry/Damaged Hair (9ml) x2
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner for Dry/Damaged Hair (9ml) x2
Palmolive Naturals Intensive Moisture Shampoo For Dry/Lifeless Hair (12ml) x2
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Calming Facial Lotion for Sensitive Skin (5ml)
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Cleansing Gel for Sensitive Skin (5ml)
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Facial Lotion SPF15 with Milk Proteins (1g) x3
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Night Renewal Cream (1g) x3
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Gentle Daily Cleanser with Milk Proteins & Antioxidants (1g) x3
Schwarzkopf Hair Repair w Liquid Keratin Step 1 Marrakesh Oil & Coconut Shampoo Sample
Schwarzkopf Hair Repair w Liquid Keratin Step 2 Marrakesh Oil & Coconut Conditioner Sample
Schwarzkopf Hair Repair w Liquid Keratin Step 3 Daily Oil Elixir Treatment Sample
Spray Fresh 24 hr Soft Anti Perspirant Deodorant 60ml
Waxaway Ready to Use Strips Sample
*More samples to be listed