Saturday, May 28, 2011

I've Got Mail - May Edition

I love getting mail and that's no surprise.
I especially love large parcels, thick yellow bubble-wrap envelopes but regular mail is great too ;)
Sometimes I'll even make a small orders online just so I'll have something to look forward to as the weeks go by. When I'm having a day but suddenly find mail with my name on it, I light up and things are good again. It sounds ridiculous and expensive but most purchases don't exceed a $5 limit.

When I came across the BeautyBar.com half-off gift certificates on Hautelook, I carefully asked the SO if I could buy a few. The SO is not the biggest fan of online or in-store shopping unless it's a MUST. Luckily, I actually needed to replace something so he happily agreed to this purchase.

Since BeautyBar only ships within the U.S., the SO had to wait for the items to be sent to him so he could send them to me. A month later and this is what I find in my mailbox:

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Confession time... the Clarisonic Delicate Brush Head replacements are the only things I need but my mom needed another Philosophy Help Me retinol night treatment so I picked that up for her. It's not pictured as it's an early birthday present for her (I love my mummy<3).

For the miscellaneous purchases, I chose the LORAC Close Up: Real Life to Red Carpet Eye Tutorial as I have had my eyes on the kit for over a year now. There just wasn't a better time to buy it so I happily paid $18 for the set that retails for $36 but is valued at $110.
The Pomegranate Regimen Kit by Korres was a "Buy Before You Think" purchase which means I regret the purchase. I still have loads of cleansers and exfoliators to go through so I have no idea when I'll be able to try this kit altogether. I may just use them seperately but that defeats the purpose of this new "Regimen Kit"...

I must note that the products are much smaller than the box it's stored in. It's quite deceiving but better I pay half of $19.75 (regularly $39.50) for deluxe samples than super tiny sample packets!
The (last) super unnecessary purchase - Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm with SPF 25 in Lemon & Chamomile. As unnecessary as the purchase is, the item is very useful and possibly HG-title worthy. It came with a bonus Jack Black Sun Guard too!


That's it for my May edition of "I've Got Mail". Be prepared for a June edition because I am expecting more goodies courtesy of the SO :P


Have you received anything nice in the mail lately?



(P.S. I'll be writing up another Hoarders post soon and it'll be on my lip balm collection so you can see why I'll be going on a lip balm ban for the next 3 years...)

6 comments:

G A B Y said...

Great mail haul! I'd love to try something from EOS but it's not available here in Canada as far as I know ):

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I love receiving things in the mail too :) I sometimes order off eBay or something, and it def makes my day when it arrives :D Hope you like your stuff :)

mandy said...

Nice haul! I haven't seen any other EOS products other than the lip balms (even those have limited flavors available at the drugstores around me). I've been eyeing the jack black lip balms (especially the duo that sephora has). Might get it soon since it has a high spf ^__^

Ashley said...

Gaby,
If you have an R&W Co. store around you, I hear they carry EOS products but for $2-3 more than the US prices. Certain Shopper's Drug Marts carry EOS too but I haven't seen any that do.

Rainy Days and Lattes,
It brings me such joy to see something with my name on it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does the eBay thing :P

Mandy,
Honestly, the EOS lip balms don't perform the greatest but the scents really pull you in. I'd highly recommend the Jack Black lip balms over EOS any day! I'm actually expecting the same duo you're talking about in the mail next month :D

Shop N' Chomp said...

<3 Hautelook but they really should expand their shipping destinations. So glad you were able to still get your hands on this =D

Ashley said...

Shop N' Chomp,
I wish all US based websites would expand shipping destinations (and lower shipping costs :P).
Really happy with 3/4 of my orders but I wish I got an extra Clarisonic brush head replacement. Three months goes by too fast!

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