It’s Monday morning so I thought I’d come up with a light and easy post today…

Many thanks to the generous sponsors at ABBW 2011.

A girl-friend (not a beauty blogger) suggested that I sell some products to make money.  And I repelled in horror at this suggestion.  Beauty bloggers should know that you NEVER EVER sell anything a brand gives you for review.  I wouldn’t dream of it.  And I would also like to point out that I wouldn’t even know how to do it.  I am clearly old-fashioned as I never go on ebay and I rarely go online shopping.  Obviously, I cannot use everything there and that is why I will be giving love packages to friends, in exchange for reviews for the blog.  (Speaking of which, I have one coming up soon…)

And these are my purchases in Sydney…


At IMATS, I bought Ben Nye Coral Red Blusher ($10), 2 x OCC Lip Tars (2 x $14), Beauty Pod Airbrush FX Sponge ($10) and a Royal & Langnickel Bent Eyeliner Brush ($4).  Total spend at $52.

As mentioned in my ABBW post, I had dodgy sushi and diarrhoea was spurting out of me so my Husband was thoughtful and bought me Gastro-Stop.  While I was at ABBW enjoying myself, the Husband wandered around Sydney on his lonesome and bought me all the Hello Kitty cutesy goodies – UNO cards, make-up bag, keyring and stickers.  As you all know from my haul on Wednesday, I love Hello Kitty!  And I love my Husband!!

I also sneaked in a pair of pale pink Wittner shoes – perfect for Summer.

We stayed on in Sydney another night after ABBW, but the next morning I woke up feeling like I had the biggest hangover in town, hence the ibuprofen to get rid of the headache.  Anyway, we met other beauty bloggers who stayed on another night as well – Jeneara, Celeste and Stacey.  And we were all going to the same place – Adriano Zumbo in Balmain – so we jumped on a water taxi together.

And after they left, Hubby and I enjoyed eating our way around Sydney whilst meeting friends along the way.  Did I tell you I lived in Sydney for 6 months before moving to Melbourne?  I love Sydney!!!

Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll speak to you all tomorrow.

13 Comments on Generous ABBW 2011 Sponsors + My Sydney Haul + Food + Friends

  1. Sarah Kretchmer
    24/10/2011 at 3:05 pm (6 years ago)

    Did you seriously have to say that you had diarrhoea spurting out of you??? I can’t get that image out of my mind. I’m trying to remember what you were wearing to work out whether you had a nappy on??!!

    Zumbos is amazing, isn’t it. I want some macarons now!!

    • Ling
      24/10/2011 at 9:01 pm (6 years ago)

      @Sarah Kretchmer, Hehehehe, I am so TMI!!!! I couldn’t even take off my jacket to show off my purple dress because my belly was bloated from wind and everything yukky!!!

      And yum…gimme some macarons now!! Can you bake them??

  2. Saphy
    24/10/2011 at 8:20 pm (6 years ago)

    Woah that’s some load of stuff O_O! Wish I could have a closer look at them XD looks awesome!

    • Ling
      24/10/2011 at 9:01 pm (6 years ago)

      @Saphy, Hehe, yes a big HAUL!!! 😀

  3. Katy Potaty
    24/10/2011 at 9:06 pm (6 years ago)

    You’re hilarious, and yes, that was TMI!
    I’m so tempted to send you some homebaked macarons in exchange for some of your awesome ABBW haulage, haha!

  4. Neena
    24/10/2011 at 9:08 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve been thinking the same thing about selling things companies have sent me…Sometimes they just don’t work for me and I had a thought about maybe seeling them and giving the money to a charity…just a thought I’m having

  5. Jennifer Huang
    24/10/2011 at 9:58 pm (6 years ago)

    LOLOLOLOL. You’re amazing for spilling you bowel movements to all your readers! I hope you’re okay now? :'( your hubby is so sweet :3

  6. Rin
    24/10/2011 at 10:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Ohh, I really like the shoes! I hope it’s still available, it really is perfect for summer 😀

  7. Lilpil
    24/10/2011 at 11:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Must visit Zumbo’s the nexxt time I have some free time in Sydney!

    • Ling
      25/10/2011 at 1:23 pm (6 years ago)

      @Lilpil, Definitely! Macaron heaven 😀

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