For those of you who didn't know it already, I'm currently obsessed with stationery stuffs (again) including planners and decorating supplies such as stickers, sticky notes, washi tape, etc. You can check my obsession with stationery in my other blog TIGERLILY'S BOOK or via my Instagram (@yurikristia) where I posted my planner decor, page spread, and stationery hauls!
Ever since I got addicted again to stationery I became obsessed and lately I found myself shopping for stationery stuffs more often. It seems that all of my shopping budget went to fulfill that obsession. And that means I haven't shopped for fashion and/or beauty items for the last few months!
Eventually I missed shopping for other things beside stationery, so for the last few weeks I have spent my shopping budget (and a little bit more ;p) towards fashion and beauty items again. I have also been very lucky to receive some free items during the last few weeks and I am very thankful for that.
Here are the list of my new items including some freebies that I received as part of my job as a dedicated beauty blogger (lol). Anyway, a little disclaimer: I put up my hauls & freebies here on this blog not to brag or to show you how many things I have, but I listed all my hauls and new things here to help remind me of what I already have so I don't go overboard the next time I shop. I also love reading or watching this kind of posts on other blogs because it makes me aware of whats in trend and what not. So I figured there are many of you who are the same like me, who enjoys reading and watching this kind of posts ;p.
One more thing, this list also functions as a reminder for myself to always be thankful for all the blessings that I have been given all this time. I have been very fortunate to be given a lot of stuffs as part of what I do, but I do my blogging job very seriously. So I think of it as a pay-off for all my hard work :)
Now on to the hauls & freebies ....
This is a compilation of hauls from a couple of shopping trips that I had during January.
From left to right, top to bottom:
Gap Vest // Hush Puppies T-shirt
American Eagle for Payless Lace Shoes
Ananas Black Heel Sandals // Symbolize Creme Bow Sandals
Been wanting a padded vest like this since I saw them being worn by all the fashion bloggers / instabloggers during last year's winter! We don't have winter here so maybe that's why this trend didn't go well in our country. But nonetheless, I still want it really bad and I'm glad I found one from Gap :)
The Hush Puppies t-shirt was on sale (Hush Puppies seems to always have a sale every time I go to the mall, I usually never bought anything but this time I decided to bought the tshirt because I don't own too many green tops ;p).
The lace shoes is so pretty and the off-white color is a perfect shade for my skin tone. I also got this shoes with 30% discount by using Mandiri credit card at Payless Shoe Source (oh how I love that store!).
I don't know why but I always have a problem trying to find a good black sandals with heels that I can wear daily. My one and only black heeled sandals was from Charles & Keith and I have thrown it away because it was already in bad condition due to frequent wears. But ever since I throw them away 4 months ago I wasn't able to find the replacement right away. It's so hard to find a good black sandals with heels that would go with my requirements. But now I'm glad that I finally found ones in Metro dept store.
Ananas is one of my trusted shoe brand. I have Ananas pumps shoes back in my working days (I still have them until today), and I swear those pair are the only shoes that never hurt my feet even though I stand and walk in them for hours and hours! So Im glad that I found another footwear from Ananas because I know that they have good quality and most importantly, they don't hurt my feet! (^_^) -- BONUS: I like the thick heels and I also love the gold details on the side of the heels!
When I was looking for the black sandals with heels, I also found these pretty sandals in Metro dept store. These were from Symbolize, and I love everything about it. I love the simple yet pretty design, I love the bow, I love the creme shade, and I also love the touch of gold as part of the details. Very feminine, and looks pretty on my feet too :)
When I was queuing at the cashier for my shoes, I noticed these luggage tags that were standing beside the cashier desk. These tags were cute and they were IDR 49.000 for three, so I thought they were cheap enough and I also added these to my shopping cart. I know these are meant for luggage but I think I'm gonna hang it on my daily bag too ;p
This is my latest purchase because I have just gotten this a few days ago. This is a tribal-style cardigan made of knit material that I thought would be perfect for this cold rainy weather. This is from Zara and I've been wanting a knit cardigan like this for so long! *happydance*
I've been itching to get new lipsticks for the past few months. Now that I have a shopping ban on stationery stuffs, that means I now have budget to shop for new lipsticks, yay :D
Luckily for me, when I was paying for my shoes at Metro dept store I got a free lucky dip coupon. After testing my luck with the lucky dip I won a Metro discount voucher worth IDR 128.000, so I spent it on a couple of NYX products. My choice are NYX Butter Lipstick in Mary Janes and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi, also a NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Rouge.
Next up are some freebies that I received from the Beauty Blogger Meet-Up event last week. I didn't expect to get a lot of things but the counters are giving away many freebies so I did have my share of the freebies from all the generous sponsors at the event:
Most of these goodies were from Ayou Beauty and PerfectBeauty.com counters at the event. There are La Rose Rouge Shampoo & Conditioner, eyelashes, konjac sponges, face mask, nail polish, etc. I also got some free samples from Bioderma and HQ7. I think I'm gonna put some of these into my giveaway bin. Yes people, I have been preparing a new giveaway for you so make sure you subscribe to this blog :)
I was also very fortunate to be given these goodies from MakeOver as part of the IBB staffs reunion. Many thanks to Make Over who has kindly sponsored it. Each of us was given a Lip Color Pencil in Flirtuous Red, Eyeliner Pencil in BlackJack, and a Powder Eyeshadow in Adorably White.
I was also been given these Smoky Effect Eyeliner from Bourjois as well as their popular Blusher in Rose de Jaspe (no.95). This was part of the goodies from the Bourjois event a while ago (will review these soon).
Well I think that's all for today.
As I told you before, I have been very blessed with all the goodies that were given to me as part of what I do for a living. As you can see, I only bought three beauty products which is the NYX items. The rest of the products above are free (Alhamdulillah)...
And because I have spent way over my budget when I bought three pairs of shoes (!) so this month I think I'm gonna go on a shopping ban. Well .... maybe I would buy 1-2 new lippies only (either NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream / Limecrime Velvetines / Bourjois Rouge Velvet) but that's it! (^o^) - I hope ...
To see my previous haul post, click HERE.
Hugs and Kissies,