Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Priceline Beauty Bag 2013

Everybody I know has been telling me that I planned the timing of my spending ban very well! I was off just in time to visit Salon Melbourne (you can see my post about that here) and I was also in time to catch the amazing Beauty Bag from Priceline! If you remember last years bag (you can read my shockingly bad post here) then you'll know why I would be excited! Sadly, I found I wasn't as impressed with the contents of this years bag. But let's take a look...


The bag itself was just as, um, unique as last years. I'm not a big fan of animal prints, but my sister is so this will be gifted to her. We did go in "halves" for this - meaning I actually bought her stuff. But I figured she can have some of the goodies too. 

Contents of the bag. Not as great as last years, but granted there are a few goodies in there I can't wait to try out! 

Kiss Everlasting French Nails & Press&Go Press On Manicure

I wasn't too thrilled with these, as I'm not a big false nails wearer! We'll see how they go, though!


Manicare Cuticle Therapy

Always happy to try a cuticle product, as mine are terrible! I currently use a Sally Hansen cream, but I'll be excited to see how this one goes!


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight in NY

When I first picked this out, I thought it was plain black and was super disappointed. Upon further investigation however, I discovered this was a gorgeous black glitter, which looks really lovely! I'll get some wear out of this! 

Nude by Nature Mineral Primer

I actually already have this in a smaller tube, so I decided to give this one over to my sister. I remember not thinking much of it anyway, but this was long ago when they first released their brand, so I'm not sure if they've changed their formulas. 

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

This is a cute addition but sadly I already have this colour, so it's been gifted to my sister! I was hoping for a colour I didn't already have (but that chances of that were fairly slim!) 

Natio Lipstick in Flutter

I actually really like this colour, and the photo does not do it justice. It looks like a "my lips but better" colour which will be perfect for work or errands, and looks really easy to apply.

Bourjois Paris Volume Glamour Max Mascara

I actually already own this mascara (I got it with a Bourjois Paris GWP a while ago but haven't used it yet!) so I'm gifting this one to my sister. We're both big fans of Bourjois Paris mascaras, as they were probably the first ones we ever discovered ourselves! 


Rimmel London Wake Me Up Illuminator in Flush of Pearl

I was happy to receive this, although it's such a small tube! I'm happy this came in the lightest colour, Flush of Pearl, as I think anything darker would have been unusable on me. I'll be interested to see how this goes with the Wake Me Up foundation!


Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Concealer

I was so disappointed with the colour of this one. I was looking forward to getting this, but when I fished out my "medium/dark" shade, I was gutted! No way a medium/dark shade is going to be used by me, so any takers, I'm happy to give it away! 



Eco Tools Loofah

Always happy to recieve a loofah, not too happy with the green though! Last year I got purple, so I really shouldn't complain!



Models Prefer Brow Highlighter

I'm actually really intrigued by this, as I have never seen it on shelves before. In saying that, I don't really use brow highlighters as my Chi Chi Eyebrow Lift Pencil (see my review here) has one already! My sister decided she wanted this anyway, so I guess I have no choice!


Savvy by DB Makeup Remover Wipes

Not overly interested in these as I have so many to test out already, although I can't say I'm not curious! My sister decided she was taking these as well, so I'll need to ask her what she thinks!

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And I'm sure you're all wondering what I ended up buying to get this free beauty bag? Well, this time I didn't go overboard, I stayed well within the $60 limit... 


Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in 113, Australis Pout Paste in Pash Me Pink , Revlon Colorstay Foundation

I mentioned before that I bought something for my sister to qualify, so we ended up getting the two Revlon Colorstay Foundation for $45 deal. I then added a Kate Moss Matte lipstick I've been dying to try since they were released! I'd also seen so much buzz around the Australis Pout Paste I figured I'd give this gorgeous colour a go!

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Overall I'm not as pleased as I was with last years Beauty Bag. The contents were fairly similar but somehow I wasn't as excited to receive it. Last year I got two or three bags by the end, but this year I think I'll be sticking with one. (Maybe it's my post 100 Day Spending Ban mind talking?) Although I think it's a really great idea, and Priceline is a really good sport for setting this up! I have a lot more new goodies to test out, and a lot of them are things I probably wouldn't have tried for myself, which is pretty awesome!

Have you got your Priceline Beauty Bag yet? Or did you pass it up this year?


Note - this haul was done before the massive 40% off at Priceline! Bummer!

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27 comments

  1. I actually think you got loads of awesome things. I'm not big on animal print either though. It's a shame you got duplicates of things but it's always good to give as gifts or as back-up :)

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    1. I felt as though last years was a lot better though! But true :)
      xx

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  2. Besides the false nails I was really happy with the contents of this bag. With the makeup wipes you can always use them to 'quick clean' your brushes between washes, they work really well.

    Jac x0x

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    1. Yeah that's true, wipes are always good for something! :)
      xx

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  3. I passed on this bag only due to space issues and I don't really need anything at the moment. The Sally Hansen polishes are fantastic and I have used Press&Go before and it's really easy to apply and it lasts a long time. I think you got some really cool goodies X

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    1. Ohhh that's good, I might have to give them a go! I almost passed but a free bag of stuff is just too good to pass up haha!
      xx

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  4. i also went to priceline yesterday and it was crazy! i actually really liked the items inside, but for i got the darkerst colours for the rimmel and australis products.
    http://beautybloggr.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Ohh damn!
      I went before the sale sadly so I missed out on all the awesome deals! :(
      xx

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  5. I decided not to get this year's bag because from seeing other people's posts, it didn't really seem worth it to me.
    Shame that you have a lot of the goodies! That Natio lipstick looks lovely.
    I'm hoping to go down to Priceline today to catch their 40% off *fingers crossed*

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    1. I felt the same way at first, but I couldn't pass up getting something for free haha! At least if I have doubles I can give them away or just use them up, so it's not too bad... I don't think it was as good as last years!
      Woo hopefully you get lots of goodies!
      xx

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  6. Looks like you got a lot of duplicates! I really liked the contents, but the bag itself is not my style at all. I'm jealous of your Revlon Lip Butter colour though, I got Brown Sugar which I probably won't use. Overall I'm pretty happy with it though!

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    1. Yes sadly, but I'm not unhappy about that! I agree, the bag is definitely not my style!
      Brown Sugar is one of the colours I don't actually own, it's more of a mature colour!

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  7. The Press & Go nail ones are actually pretty good! They last for ages like over a week! Removal was a bit trickier but they're fun for special occasions although your shade just looks like one colour? For that I'd rather just paint my nails myself haha.
    Berry Smoothie is my fave lip butter and I have about 80% of the collection!

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    1. Ohh I might give them a go! They are just plain red which is a bit boring, but good for testing at least? Haha...
      I love Berry Smoothie too!

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  8. Mine is light /medium in the Australis if you want to swap :)

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    1. Aw thanks for the offer, but that's ok, I've already given it to somebody who will get good use of it :)
      xx

      Delete
  9. I was happy with the bag. I think I found last years a little more exciting, but this one has more things I'll actually use.

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    1. Agreed, last years was a bit more fun... but that's great you'll get use out of this one!
      xx

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  10. I like the colour if the Natio lipstick a lot :)

    xx

    golden mirrors

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    1. Me too, I'm happy I got a wearable shade! :)
      xx

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  11. You're so nice to give away a lot of the stuff to your sister :) Berry Smoothie is one of the nicest Lip Butter colours so I wouldn't have minded getting a double. I actually did not get this bag this year believe it or not (though I did fork out almost $60 at Priceline recently anyway) - still, quite a massive achievement for me :p

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    1. Haha I am a bit too nice to her sometimes, I think! :P
      I felt the same but figured I was being greedy, especially when my sister doesn't have one yet :P
      Haha well done! I was thinking about not getting it, but I was going to spend the money anyway so I figured why not :P

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  12. It's not just you, I thought this bag was a bit uninspiring compared to previous years too, although I've never bought three bags before! :P

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    1. Haha! I'm hoping they do the skin care and hair care bags again, though!

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  13. On my wish list:) That bag got every thing i want!

    Abbey.
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/gildan/index.htm

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  14. I have the Sally Hansen nail polish. The nail polish is just a plain black with little brown coloured glitter in it. It is more obvious in the sun and it makes the polish a little less boring. It takes about three coats to be opaque and not just one like it claims. I also have the complete salon manicure in bittersweet and it's the same with the opacity.

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Priceline Beauty Bag 2013

Everybody I know has been telling me that I planned the timing of my spending ban very well! I was off just in time to visit Salon Melbourne (you can see my post about that here) and I was also in time to catch the amazing Beauty Bag from Priceline! If you remember last years bag (you can read my shockingly bad post here) then you'll know why I would be excited! Sadly, I found I wasn't as impressed with the contents of this years bag. But let's take a look...


The bag itself was just as, um, unique as last years. I'm not a big fan of animal prints, but my sister is so this will be gifted to her. We did go in "halves" for this - meaning I actually bought her stuff. But I figured she can have some of the goodies too. 

Contents of the bag. Not as great as last years, but granted there are a few goodies in there I can't wait to try out! 

Kiss Everlasting French Nails & Press&Go Press On Manicure

I wasn't too thrilled with these, as I'm not a big false nails wearer! We'll see how they go, though!


Manicare Cuticle Therapy

Always happy to try a cuticle product, as mine are terrible! I currently use a Sally Hansen cream, but I'll be excited to see how this one goes!


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight in NY

When I first picked this out, I thought it was plain black and was super disappointed. Upon further investigation however, I discovered this was a gorgeous black glitter, which looks really lovely! I'll get some wear out of this! 

Nude by Nature Mineral Primer

I actually already have this in a smaller tube, so I decided to give this one over to my sister. I remember not thinking much of it anyway, but this was long ago when they first released their brand, so I'm not sure if they've changed their formulas. 

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

This is a cute addition but sadly I already have this colour, so it's been gifted to my sister! I was hoping for a colour I didn't already have (but that chances of that were fairly slim!) 

Natio Lipstick in Flutter

I actually really like this colour, and the photo does not do it justice. It looks like a "my lips but better" colour which will be perfect for work or errands, and looks really easy to apply.

Bourjois Paris Volume Glamour Max Mascara

I actually already own this mascara (I got it with a Bourjois Paris GWP a while ago but haven't used it yet!) so I'm gifting this one to my sister. We're both big fans of Bourjois Paris mascaras, as they were probably the first ones we ever discovered ourselves! 


Rimmel London Wake Me Up Illuminator in Flush of Pearl

I was happy to receive this, although it's such a small tube! I'm happy this came in the lightest colour, Flush of Pearl, as I think anything darker would have been unusable on me. I'll be interested to see how this goes with the Wake Me Up foundation!


Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Concealer

I was so disappointed with the colour of this one. I was looking forward to getting this, but when I fished out my "medium/dark" shade, I was gutted! No way a medium/dark shade is going to be used by me, so any takers, I'm happy to give it away! 



Eco Tools Loofah

Always happy to recieve a loofah, not too happy with the green though! Last year I got purple, so I really shouldn't complain!



Models Prefer Brow Highlighter

I'm actually really intrigued by this, as I have never seen it on shelves before. In saying that, I don't really use brow highlighters as my Chi Chi Eyebrow Lift Pencil (see my review here) has one already! My sister decided she wanted this anyway, so I guess I have no choice!


Savvy by DB Makeup Remover Wipes

Not overly interested in these as I have so many to test out already, although I can't say I'm not curious! My sister decided she was taking these as well, so I'll need to ask her what she thinks!

-- 


And I'm sure you're all wondering what I ended up buying to get this free beauty bag? Well, this time I didn't go overboard, I stayed well within the $60 limit... 


Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in 113, Australis Pout Paste in Pash Me Pink , Revlon Colorstay Foundation

I mentioned before that I bought something for my sister to qualify, so we ended up getting the two Revlon Colorstay Foundation for $45 deal. I then added a Kate Moss Matte lipstick I've been dying to try since they were released! I'd also seen so much buzz around the Australis Pout Paste I figured I'd give this gorgeous colour a go!

-- 

Overall I'm not as pleased as I was with last years Beauty Bag. The contents were fairly similar but somehow I wasn't as excited to receive it. Last year I got two or three bags by the end, but this year I think I'll be sticking with one. (Maybe it's my post 100 Day Spending Ban mind talking?) Although I think it's a really great idea, and Priceline is a really good sport for setting this up! I have a lot more new goodies to test out, and a lot of them are things I probably wouldn't have tried for myself, which is pretty awesome!

Have you got your Priceline Beauty Bag yet? Or did you pass it up this year?


Note - this haul was done before the massive 40% off at Priceline! Bummer!

27 comments:

  1. I actually think you got loads of awesome things. I'm not big on animal print either though. It's a shame you got duplicates of things but it's always good to give as gifts or as back-up :)

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I felt as though last years was a lot better though! But true :)
      xx

      Delete
  2. Besides the false nails I was really happy with the contents of this bag. With the makeup wipes you can always use them to 'quick clean' your brushes between washes, they work really well.

    Jac x0x

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    1. Yeah that's true, wipes are always good for something! :)
      xx

      Delete
  3. I passed on this bag only due to space issues and I don't really need anything at the moment. The Sally Hansen polishes are fantastic and I have used Press&Go before and it's really easy to apply and it lasts a long time. I think you got some really cool goodies X

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    1. Ohhh that's good, I might have to give them a go! I almost passed but a free bag of stuff is just too good to pass up haha!
      xx

      Delete
  4. i also went to priceline yesterday and it was crazy! i actually really liked the items inside, but for i got the darkerst colours for the rimmel and australis products.
    http://beautybloggr.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Ohh damn!
      I went before the sale sadly so I missed out on all the awesome deals! :(
      xx

      Delete
  5. I decided not to get this year's bag because from seeing other people's posts, it didn't really seem worth it to me.
    Shame that you have a lot of the goodies! That Natio lipstick looks lovely.
    I'm hoping to go down to Priceline today to catch their 40% off *fingers crossed*

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    1. I felt the same way at first, but I couldn't pass up getting something for free haha! At least if I have doubles I can give them away or just use them up, so it's not too bad... I don't think it was as good as last years!
      Woo hopefully you get lots of goodies!
      xx

      Delete
  6. Looks like you got a lot of duplicates! I really liked the contents, but the bag itself is not my style at all. I'm jealous of your Revlon Lip Butter colour though, I got Brown Sugar which I probably won't use. Overall I'm pretty happy with it though!

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    1. Yes sadly, but I'm not unhappy about that! I agree, the bag is definitely not my style!
      Brown Sugar is one of the colours I don't actually own, it's more of a mature colour!

      Delete
  7. The Press & Go nail ones are actually pretty good! They last for ages like over a week! Removal was a bit trickier but they're fun for special occasions although your shade just looks like one colour? For that I'd rather just paint my nails myself haha.
    Berry Smoothie is my fave lip butter and I have about 80% of the collection!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Ohh I might give them a go! They are just plain red which is a bit boring, but good for testing at least? Haha...
      I love Berry Smoothie too!

      Delete
  8. Mine is light /medium in the Australis if you want to swap :)

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    1. Aw thanks for the offer, but that's ok, I've already given it to somebody who will get good use of it :)
      xx

      Delete
  9. I was happy with the bag. I think I found last years a little more exciting, but this one has more things I'll actually use.

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    1. Agreed, last years was a bit more fun... but that's great you'll get use out of this one!
      xx

      Delete
  10. I like the colour if the Natio lipstick a lot :)

    xx

    golden mirrors

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    1. Me too, I'm happy I got a wearable shade! :)
      xx

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  11. You're so nice to give away a lot of the stuff to your sister :) Berry Smoothie is one of the nicest Lip Butter colours so I wouldn't have minded getting a double. I actually did not get this bag this year believe it or not (though I did fork out almost $60 at Priceline recently anyway) - still, quite a massive achievement for me :p

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    1. Haha I am a bit too nice to her sometimes, I think! :P
      I felt the same but figured I was being greedy, especially when my sister doesn't have one yet :P
      Haha well done! I was thinking about not getting it, but I was going to spend the money anyway so I figured why not :P

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  12. It's not just you, I thought this bag was a bit uninspiring compared to previous years too, although I've never bought three bags before! :P

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    1. Haha! I'm hoping they do the skin care and hair care bags again, though!

      Delete
  13. On my wish list:) That bag got every thing i want!

    Abbey.
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/gildan/index.htm

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have the Sally Hansen nail polish. The nail polish is just a plain black with little brown coloured glitter in it. It is more obvious in the sun and it makes the polish a little less boring. It takes about three coats to be opaque and not just one like it claims. I also have the complete salon manicure in bittersweet and it's the same with the opacity.

    ReplyDelete

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