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April 05, 2012

Sample and Shopping Haul!

Today I hit the town and spent some money that had been burning a hole in my pocket. I've been so busy with assignments that, well, I've been in hibernation and spending very little money so it was all okay too. Score!

Only one of the purchases was for me though. The rest was for someone else or samples. Before I continue, I might take photos for this post but I'm not sure. 

As I'm sure you can tell from the photo to the left, the first thing I bought was 100mL Wonderstruck perfume by Taylor Swift. I featured samples of this perfume in my Mini Haul #2 and I've loved it ever since. It's absolutely beautiful. This perfume retails for $69 for 50mL and $89 for $100mL at Myer and, well, anywhere else that sells it. Until Monday April 9, however, 100mL of Wonderstruck is on sale for $79. YAY! For $10 less, and only $10 more than the half size, I couldn't go wrong.  Right? 

I also bought my Aunty some LUSH skincare. After trying a couple of the products I recently bought (click here to see my LUSH haul) she fell in love. Anyway, I got her Vanishing Cream, Tea Tree Water and Grease Lightning. While I was there I returned my Grease Lightning and had it replaced with one with a working pump. Embarrassingly, the woman in the store was able to get the pump working for me but she was happy to replace it still as many people have had issues with it lately. A friend of mine has been loving LUSH recently too (it's terrible, we talk about it constantly) and is in love with their Colour Supplements (a foundationy product). In my last trip to LUSH I got a sample of the Colour Supplement in light pink but it was too pink for my skin, go figure, so I got it in light yellow. I'll give it a try and hopefully report back to y'all.

I'm a big fan of FleurDeForce and missglamorazzi on YouTube and they both rave about Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation and, after months of wondering about it, I decided that I needed samples. I went into both Myer and David Jones for samples as I want enough to give it a proper go. The foundation samples are sachets and only available in the colour B30 Beige Sable, unfortunately. The shade might be my colour, however, and either way I just want to see what the product is like and how it goes with my skin. Stay tuned!

Another YouTube favourite of mine, Arose186, loves Miss Dior Cherie perfume. I've wanted to smell/try it for so long. I went past the Dior counter at David Jones today so I smelt it and I really like it. I'm not sure if I'm prepared to pay $100+ (I can't remember the price I was told and I can't find it ANYWHERE online!!) for a perfume that I haven't worn on myself yet, so the sales assistant gave me a sample to try. The sample has a spray, as opposed to the lid, which is so much more convenient.

The LAST place I went today was The Body Shop. My friend has been using their Vitamin E Eye Cream and she's really been enjoying it. The sales assistant was more than happy to provide me with a sample (and a large one at that!) and, at only $24.95, I'm hoping I like it. That's a very reasonable price for an eye cream, I think!

So ladies, I think that's everything. It's a fair bit, I know, but you should all be used to it by now! 

Remember: Don't be afraid to get out there and ask for samples. Sales assistants are always willing to provide samples of products, especially best sellers. I've found that if you drop phrases like 'Urban Decay Primer Potion' they know you're serious too. Hit the shops, ask the right questions and see what YOU can get in a sample pot!

Also, don't forget to enter my GlossyBox competition for a chance to win a 6 month Glossy Box subscription. Wow!

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