I went Boxing Day shopping yesterday and it was insane! I can't believe the amount of people who turned up as it was definitely a bigger crowd than last year. I only managed to pick up a few things as everything I wanted was either out of stock or not on sale but I still got some good bargains so the day wasn't wasted.
|Pitt St at 10am... this was before the day|
|Other side of Pitt St at 10am|
I got to Pitt St at 8am but my boyfriend was late as usual... so I went shopping by myself. His Christmas present to me was a "guilt-free Boxing Day shopping spree" and he wrapped up his bank card as my present so I could go shopping with it. I felt too guilty as I originally had a LONG list so I didn't really use it at all.
It turned out that all of the Benefit sets that I wanted had sold out before Boxing Day and the YSL set with the makeup bag wasn't on sale which was disappointing as they were the things that I really really wanted. I'm going to wait for the New Year's sales to see if YSL will discount the holiday set as there were quite a few left on the shelves. The YSL sets with perfume in them were all about 30% off.
From Myer, I picked up:
1. DKNY Be Delicious perfume - $75 down to $30.
|DKNY Be Delicious Perfume|
I've been dying to get this for awhile and almost bought it 2 months ago.
2. NARS Thakoon nail polish in Amchoor - $26 down to $13.
Myer wasn't too busy at 8am so I was able to walk around Mecca Cosmetica and all the other beauty stands freely. Mecca had a small selection of NARS for 50% off. I picked up this as I don't have a yellow nail polish yet and it looks really summery :) I also picked it up in Anardana (a fuschia like pink) as a present for a girl at work who's transferring stores :(
Kit Cosmetics also had some stuff on sale for about 50% off as well. I picked up a Jemma Kidd Palette for a swap. I've fallen in love with Jemma Kidd since I got a palette from a swap with Abigail (Shrinking Wallet).
My boyfriend joined me at about 8.30 and we headed off into Westfield Sydney which was really empty. We picked up some Laudereé macarons to try as there wasn't a queue but we didn't really like them. He had to finish them :P
From David Jones, I picked up one of the Estée Lauder gift sets. I recently finished my Daywear moisturiser so I needed a new one. I actually ended up getting the Hydrationist moisturiser instead as I wanted to try something new. This was the only beauty item that my boyfriend paid for all day. I wanted to pay for it but he got there first.
|Estée Lauder Gift Set|
Chemist Warehouse started their Boxing Day sales catalogue yesterday and all of their Maybelline and Revlon products are currently 50% off. There wasn't really anything I wanted but I did pick up 2 Babylips lip balms for $2 each for a swap and a Revlon Photoready blush.
|Revlon Photoready blush in Pinched|
Crabtree and Evelyn started their sales on Christmas Eve. I picked up a set of hand creams for $28 (down from $40). Each hand cream retails for $20 so the whole set is worth $60.
|Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Creams|
And that's all for my Boxing Day haul. My boyfriend and I went into Chanel to get me some earrings but I didn't like any of them and I couldn't find anything that I liked at Tiffany's either. He's still insistent on getting me something for my Christmas present but I can't think of anything that I want... I got everything I wanted for my birthday!
I also have 2 more things to show you. This is a late birthday present from a few friends of mine.
|Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo|
|How pretty is the bottle?!?!|
And lastly, a Mimco travel wallet
|Mimco Travel Wallet|
|Inside. It's huge!|
|Mirror in the middle!|
I got this from the 2 friends who also got me my iPad mini for my birthday. I saw this about 2 months ago and I really wanted it but I didn't want to spend $300 on a wallet that I wouldn't use too often. It went on sale for $199 but I still couldn't justify the cost. I was shopping with them last month and I mentioned that I liked it so they went back and bought it for my birthday. But then they decided to get me an iPad mini so they saved this for my Christmas present. I freaking love my friends sooooo much :)
And this post has been long enough so I'll leave you with a photo of the lines at Gucci. The lines were insane and snaked around all day.