Thursday, August 2, 2012

Living Vicariously

With my spending ban going on, and being held accountable by both my sister and my Blogger friends, I've been good and not buying makeup for myself, but nobody said anything about buying for others! My Swiss exchange host sister's eighteenth birthday is coming up, so I thought I'd send her some Australian bits and bobs for a present. 

I've bought Tim Tams and Honey and Eucalyptus sweets, and I thought I'd include some Aussie makeup products too. Yay for living vicariously through friends! I'm including a Face of Australia Impact-Full Volumising Mascara I had around (brand new, mind) because I've converted to waterproof mascaras and I'm not going back to regular formula so I have no use for it, and I had a look around Sportsgirl to see what else I could send over. 
I purchased a Sportsgirl Give Some Lip liquid lip colour in Peaches and Cream, an apricot-pink gloss, and a Glow With It Marble Bronzer. I believe the bronzer's new, because it's not even on the website yet- not sure if the shimmer will be detrimental to the usability, but I loved the look of it- hello there, MAC MSF or Revlon Mineral Finishing Powder dupe?- and would probably have bought it for myself if I could, but I can't, so I bought it for her instead! It swatches a shimmery light brown, so it would make a gorgeous eyeshadow too. I was going to get her the Australis palette that I've been wanting for ages, but I'm not sure she'll use it. :S I'm considering an Australis lipstick in Jive or Honky Tonk, so that I cover the (tiny) Australian brand spectrum.
*I wound up purchasing and including an Australis Colour Inject lipstick in Jive. :) I hope it looks good on her- she's got fair skin, blonde-light brown hair and blue eyes. Honky Tonk must be limited edition, because I didn't see it.
I don't want to send too much because mailing it would cost a fortune, but if I'm not including something incredible, it would be such a shame. 
I hope she likes the items I've chosen!

Take care and God bless! xx

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