This is the birthday haul that I had sent over from New Zealand from a website called Beauty Bliss. I knew I wanted to try some New Zealand lipsticks and although I am going home in July I just couldn’t wait. I figured that my sister would be sending me something for my birthday, she is usually pretty good about that. I asked her if I could get some things sent to her house and then she could just pop them into the package she was sending.
I looked at a few different websites and finally found this one that had some nice choices. I ended up getting six lip products, I spent a fair amount of money as some of them were a bit expensive. That’s the problem with buying from smaller companies (which I love to do), because they are not mass produced they tend to be a bit more expensive (I mean, not like high end or anything but just not drugstore cheap either).
I really wanted to try ‘Karen Murrell‘ as I had heard good things about these lipsticks. I like that they use a lot of natural ingredients and are very eco friendly. Then I found that the woman who runs the Beauty Bliss website also has a makeup line called ‘Carousel Cosmetics‘ so I thought I would try that too, I ended up getting a makeup brush because when you went to the checkout it asked if you wanted to buy one for I think it was NZ$5.00. Why not?
I decided to try one of the lipsticks from ‘NV Color‘, it looked interesting and then finally I chose a couple of extra brands that I already have but wanted to try in different shades. I figured I was already buying some things so may as well get a few more.
Let’s have a look at what I got:
Karen Murrell Lipstick in no.19 Racy Rata
Carousel Cosmetics Lipsticks in Bite Me and That’s what She Said / Tapered Blending Brush
NV Color Lips in Fever
NYX Butter Lipstick in no.BLS05 Hunk
Rimmel London Apocalips in no.101 Celestial
I was really happy with all my purchases and my sister told me it came really fast. That is probably because it is based in Wellington which is where she lives. It did not have to travel far. I of course had to wait a few weeks until she sent my birthday gift and it arrived two days before my birthday. so perfect timing.
I have a couple more birthday posts to get up. I have my big shopping day haul but as it takes a bit of time to take all the photos and get it typed up, I’m a bit behind. I will try get it up this week so it’s not too far into June while I am still talking about my May purchases. In my defence, I did do a lot of shopping in May.