Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Darling! have you heard?...


"Thanks to worldwide success and growth Kiehl’s is now able to offer lower prices!"
Just a little tease of the new fabulous prices!...

Strolling (quickly breaking into an excited jog!) on over to my closest Kiehl's counter at Queens Plaza to sneak a peek at the new prices... and you wont believe it! BUT I spy a sign ~ 
Kiehl's facials $30 (redeemable on purchase) I almost died! 
So of course I booked in!!

David Jones Kiehl's facial room...

For 45 blissful minutes the fabulous Janmaree worked her magic on my tired, stressed skin... as a huge lover of Kiehl's this was a very special treat ineed! After sweet smelling lotions and potions, spritzes & wraps I discover my new face; revealing beautiful clear, calm and relaxed skin

 Then it was time for some SHOPPING!


Want to see what lovely Kiehl's products I adopted?... 

Of course you do!!!

Don't you just adore the brown bag? but what's inside?...

What a gorgeous Kiehl's zip up bag! Just perfect for my little travels, thanks Kiehl's!  

Ta da! look at all my new Kiehl's goodies!!!

I bought the Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion $18 (travel size) which I just adore as it's perfect for those not so perfect little blemishes that seem to suddenly appear... With a cooling effect I can feel this toner working it's magic immediately "Formulated in 1964, this unique formulation has been created for use after shaving or on oily-prone areas"

And the fabulous Ultra Facial Cleanser $26 (was $36) an absolute must have for all skin types with a mild formula to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup without over-drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. I love love love this cleanser, it's oh so gentle and foams up like a fluffy cloud... Also adore that is takes my makeup off I'm such a lazy Little Jo!

And last but not least my favourite! Ultra Facial Moisturiser $34 (was $58) what a beautiful product! Incredibly soft and smooth it absorbs into my skin in a flash. Perfect for my busy-fall out of bed-let's get ready for work face! I love that I only need the one product for my morning and evening skin care routine! Hands down favourite product out of the lot!

So you could imagine my delight at not only having a beautiful facial, shopped til I dropped but the final bill came to a grand total of:


Can you believe it? with the price drop and $30 facial redeemable on products I took home all my new pretty Kiehl's products for a heart stopping price! Stingy Little Jo strikes again!

Have you taken advantage of the Kiehl's price drop? What are your favourite Kiehl's products?

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Fancy A Quickie?‏

Oooh you cheeky little monkeys! were talking about skincare!!
Yesterday at Kit Cosmetics Brisbane City I, along with the lovely Juliana from sunglassesafterdark attended the much anticipated launch of Dr Nicholas Perricone's new skincare range SUPER we were treated to  fabulous "quickie" facials! teamed with a fab little makeover and a little shopping squeezed in! heaven in 15 minutes...

Oooh la la! Oprah's skin man...

Such a long way up for Little Jo!!
Juliana's quickie facial by the fabulous Samantha
Loving the super cute frosted glass packaging, simple and cute...
Cute and quirky love it!
Want SUPER model legs? with chilli & pepper you'll be on the catwalk in no time! "increases circulation, improves muscle tone, promotes firmness & aids in the skin's moisture retention"
Bright Eyed came home with me after my SUPER quickie! "delivers wide-awake peepers that look perfectly perky & impossibly fresh! Cartenoids are the "it" antioxidant: found in juicy melons" & of course I just adore the pink packaging!!
3 Minute Facial HELLO!! perfect for little lazy me AND smells divine might I add! "delivers intense, tingling hydration while renewing skin for an afterglow that will last. Made with ginger, a feisty little superfood, this golden root stimulates skin for a quick boost of vitality & radiance. Skin is left super SEXY in three minutes flat!"


  To celebrate the launch of Dr Nicholas Perricone's new skincare range, SUPER, we're inviting you instore for a QUICKIE from Monday 23 May to Sunday 26 May. Choose from one of four targeted treatments to get your skin sorted, pronto! 

All you need to do is contact your local KIT store to bags your spot.
SUPER skin is just 15 minutes away!
Find your nearest KIT store call 1800 705 800

AND if a FREE 15 minute SUPER quickie facial isn't enough to tickle your fancy!
SUPER by Dr Nicholas Perricone has arrived exclusively at KIT stores nationally, and to celebrate you’re invited to get SUPER skin with a deluxe sample of the Hyper Hydrator with Coconut Water 7.5ml!
Simply print off this voucher, fill in your details below and bring it in to your nearest Kit Cosmetics store. Be quick - stock is strictly limited!

Click here! for the voucher!!!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Knit one, purl one...

Last week on a particularly chilly, drizzly night (perfect for knitting!) I attended the brisbane Sportsgirl Knitworking event with fellow bloggers Joy from beautybargainqueen and Juliana from sunglassesafterdark! Follow me and have a little peek at what we got up to! 

I had a little giggle at the hairstyles!
Knit kit!!
Oooh look what was inside... Sportsgirl coloured wool and gigantor knitting needles!
Our very talented and patient teacher professional knitter Jedda-Daisy Culley jedda-daisy culley art 
Sportsgirl cupcakes! nom nom...
We all worked very hard...
My progress in the blue and white and Joy's in the red...

Do you knit?

Saturday, 21 May 2011

The secret diary of a stingy girl continues...

In the last 2 years I will have moved countries a ridiculous number of times; from Australia to England, England to France, France to Australia... AND in only a few weeks time i'll be packing my bags yet again and leaving Australia to head back to LondonWith all this moving around (not to mention saving like crazy) I have to confess I haven't been shopping in a very long time... I usually do a lot of this...                    

With the another international move looming I let my hair down a little... stingy girl style of course!

Want to see what I spent my pennies on? Of course you do!!




Thank goodness I have a Estee Lauder Corporate Store card otherwise this would have cost a small fortune!

Perched on the counter in a big basket I found this Estee Lauder pack priced at a mere AU$20.00 containing:
Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Spiced Peach
Estee Lauder Artist's Lip Pencil in 08 Spice Writer
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in Berry Swirl

I also snagged (pictured above)

A Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Colour in Pink Buff and a  MAC pigment in Fuchsia for only AU$10.00 each!! bargain!!

And last but not least!

Like every good stingy shopper I check my emails frequently for any specials or offers and I just couldn't go past this email from Strawberrynet offering me a 11% we miss you discount and to my delight jumping on the site at the time they were also offering a further 10% discount off all makeup!

So I snagged the gorgeous Chanel Fly High Makeup Essentials Palette & YSL eyeliner for a mere AU$64.00
 Oh and the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polish in Fuchsia Power was a ridiculous AU$1.40 with a voucher I had at Priceline!

Isn't the Chanel palette pretty?!! 

What are your recent buys? are you as stingy as me?

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Little Jo on a mission! in search of white gold...

 HURRAH! finally the Face of Australia Limited Edition Molten Metallics nail enamel collection was released! Oh my goodness!!! I just couldn't wait to get my hands on these gorgeous polishes so I started my search at the nearby Big W... nope not there, then headed down the mall to the big Priceline... nope not there either. Starting to feel a little sad.. then light bulb moment!! I remembered! Oooh there is another Priceline down the street and GUESS WHAT I FOUND?

Aren't they gorgeous?! Oooh now which one?..
Took a very long time to choose but I finally picked one! guess which one I picked?...

 Are you as excited as I am?

FOUND! White Gold

Even if I do say so myself, how FABULOUS do my nails look?

Which colours are you going to get?

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

You like me, you really really like me...

Grab some ice and crack open the vodka! I cannot believe this BUT I have been proudly awarded with a Stylish Bloggers Award! not once, but TWICE!!!

Thank you so very much to Me, my best and I and alazygirlsguidetobeauty for the nominations!!!

Stylish blogger award rules!
  • Thank and link back to the blogger who sent the award
  • Share 10 things about yourself

  1. I hate to admit this (& will probably receive hate mail) but I hate clothes shopping… Yes, I know total blasphemy… but I do LOVE makeup & food shopping..
  2. I’m obsessed with makeup & skincare packaging and rarely throw out the boxes (hoarder in the making!
  3. Amongst my very serious day job I am also a mystery shopper!!! Oooh
  4. Last year I lived in France for six beautiful months…
  5. I am truly, truly stingy
  6. When eating a cooked breakfast I don’t like any of the ingredients to be touching (little bit of OCD creeping in!)
  7. My fiancé proposed over 4 days and over 2 countries!
  8. I am left handed…
  9. I am a self confessed grublet (from the dictionary of Zoe) I hate cleaning and generally leave a trail of destruction which somewhat amuses my husband to be!
  10. I wish I had the courage to change careers (yet again!) and break into the beauty industry instead of just blogging about it…

    • Pay it forward…
     My bested beauty pal ever! Melissa (miss melly-moo) who I just adore and although we write back and forth almost daily and send packages interstate we have actually never met or spoken! It’s a new age pen-pal like friendship! missmakeuplover

    Oooh Magda WOW and I mean wow! She is just truly AMAZING with her jaw-dropping EOTD & FOTD blog posts keep me truly inspired! Follow her blog trust me it’s an addictive read and with helpful easy to follow step-by-step instructions you can re-create at home! alltheprettyfaces

    Max the Unicorn! A fabulously well written and fun blog! With a mutual love for beauty, movies and the odd unicorn thrown in there!!! AND not to forget there is also a particularly exciting looking blog giveaway on - so get to it and start following for your chance to WIN! maxtheunicorn

    And last but not least, the lovely JoyJoy! She keeps me in constant supply of my beloved samples and is quite possibly the founder of Free Samples Anonymous! LOL!!! but on a serious note, I would not be where I am today proudly blogging and free sampling away without all her help, support and advice! So thanks Joy!! x beautybargainqueen

    Sunday, 15 May 2011

    It's all about ME

    Lately I've been feeling a little (ok, alot) like this...

    So... being completely selfish I decided to take some time out just for me!

    I ran a nice warm bath...

    Popped on a QV Purifying Face Mask AU$13.50 which is my absolute favourite mask that I try to use weekly for my combination skin. When I have time it's extra luxurious to paint it on with a brush - just like a day spa!

    For the ultimate indulgence I then used my FAVOURITE new product! Ajana handmade body scrub in Lavender Lemongrass & Tea Tree AU$8.50 which smells absolutely divine! soothing all my stresses (and dry skin) away leaving me with touchable baby soft skin!

    Then, painted my claws in my favourite signature barbie pink using Ulta3 Bo Peep $AU2.00 which always puts me in a good mood! 

    Lighting the matching Ajana candle (just divine!) AU$8.50 which filled the house with a calming scent of Lavender, Lemongrass & Tea Tree...

    I grabbed a cup of hot chocolate!

     Popped on my warm, toasty socks! and had a snooze :-)


    How do you de-stress? x