Shopping Haul Part 1

Hi Everyone

The last 2 weeks have been crazy with my full time job, so my blog took a backseat which i am not happy about. I have shopped a bit lately, so i have lots to review just need to find the time. Unfortunately work comes first (need the money, i mean look at the way i shop lol)




Ive never really been a glitter person, but lately find myself gravitating towards them. These are the 3 that i liked the most. They sell are Clicks for R 59.99

  • Gettin Amped – The glitter is suspended in a clear base with large black glitter, large steel gray glitter and medium silver glitter.
  • Always In The Pit – The glitter is suspended in a clear base with medium red glitter
  • Waiting For My Solo – The glitter is suspended in a clear base with medium gold glitter



I bought Sunrise, Nudes, Candies and Paradise a while back. The other day when walking through Clicks i noticed 2 new one’s: Chocolate and the Romance, the mint colour grabbed my eye straight away. I love these inexpensive eyeshadows from Essence, they consist of shimmering, matt and metallic effects – for endless looks. You can buy them at Clicks, Red Square and Dischem. Price is R67.90 each




I have been obsessing so much lately over this perfume, and decided the other day to the tale plunge and just buy it. I have absolutely no regrets what so ever! I’m very picky when it comes to perfumes. Guess Gold is my ultimate favourite but when i heard they discontinuted the best perfume in the world i wanted to cry, and ever since i have been on the hunt for a new perfume. And that day came the day Glamour Magazine had a sample come with the magazine. I am hooked. Only after buying the perfume i went on Fragrantica to view the notes, and then i realised why i loved this perfume so much, It has the same top notes as Guess Gold. It can be bought at Edgars, Red Square and Foschini for R 1150 for the 90ml. Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom & Pear, Heart Notes: Coffee & Jasmine, Base Notes: Vanilla, Patchouli & Cedar Wood.



Ever since i heard and saw that Lip Ice SA were releasing a Tinted Lip Balm i had to have them. I have an addiction for all kinds of lip balms and chapsticks. At a time i can had 3 or 4 in my handbag lol. There are four in this set: Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, Summer Melon and the one i can not find anywhere Bubblegum. Right now you can find them at Checkers for R , and come end April Clicks and Dischem will stock them.



I have been obsessing over these brushes, scouting the web for cheap prices and never really found anything a shipping cost and customs taxes ended up bring more expensive them a few brushes combined. Then one day Luzanne from Pink Peonies Blog (SA) mentioned a website called Biovea that stocks these brushes at very inexpensive prices and if you spend more the R 299 (which is sooooo easy) you delivery is free. So far i have received these 4 (Stippling, Foundation, Setting and Powder). I am currently waiting for my Core Collection Set, Starter Eyeshadow Kit, Expert Face and Blush Brush. On average you are looking at R 99 to R139 per brush and the sets are R 220 to R330. Foschini are also selling them for round about the same price but they are selling like hot cakes.



I love Essie nail polishes, so whenever clicks have their 3 for 2 special i am there like a bear. I recently bought these 3. At clicks and dischem they are R 120 per bottle.

  • Scarlett O Hara – A Dark, Ruby-Red, Its for the Daring, Dazzling and Sly.
  • Imported Bubbly – A Sparkling Luxurious Golden Beige.
  • Sexy Divide – A Bold Deep Purple with hints of shimmer



I love anything ANYTHING from typo and these 2 items are no exception. I am always needing a planner for work but especially for my website to keep track of all my posts. And the hoarder of pens and pencils that i am, you can never have to many pencil cases, that can also work as a makeup case. Planner was R 40 (the sticker left an ugly mark) and the pencil case was R 30

Part 2 will come out tomorrow. What are your recent buys?



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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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