FREE SHIPPING at Wild Hybrid this week! Beautiful NZ Made Artisan Perfumes.

For the remainder of October, the wonderful Wild Hybrid have free shipping (til midnight 31 October). No code required for main site. Code for Etsy is OCTSHIP.

See my previous review of Wild Hybrid if you need ideas on what to buy, or now would be a good time to check out The Cellar for rare perfumes, and there are more Limited Edition fragrances, like the divine sounding Ankh, here.

I haven’t looked on the Wild Hybrid site in awhile (newborn commitments and all that jazz!), so was delighted to see the Per-Ankh range up now, an Egyptian inspired collection, as well as a Femme Fatale collection.  Awesome!

You definitely won’t have any trouble finding things to buy during Free Shipping week, so go have a browse, and enjoy the rest of Labour Weekend 🙂


Currently Crushing On #3 (October 2014)

October has been a quiet month on the blogging front, and for a good reason. On the 8th, we welcomed our first little one into the world, a beautiful boy. I have no words to describe the amazingness of him, and of this whole new world ahead of us.  He is just absolutely precious, and I could easily just spend all day gushing about him. But this isn’t a mama blog, so I’ll get on with business now, but that’s my excuse for being absent lately. 

Things I love and want this October:

From the new LUSH Christmas Collection, I want to try Rose Jam Shower Gel,  Santa’s Lip Scrub, and So White Shower Gel – although everything sounds pretty nice! Not sure how long these are around, so get in quick!


Bossy Cosmetics – Brush cleaning pads and shampoos. Admit it, who cleans their brushes as often as they should?… now there is no excuse, as they have a sale on some of their items.

Gracie Lou – now stock NYX Lipsticks, and I simply can’t choose between them, some gorgeous colours there!

Snatch A Deal – was really happy with my last purchase from them and would buy again. The only downside was the high cost of shipping ($7.95).  They have some nice Essie nail polishes at just $5 each, and well as L’Oreal Colour Riche lipliners for just $1 today only!

NZSale currently have China Glaze nail polishes for $7 each, in a wide selection of colours…you’ll need to buy a few to justify shipping though! 😉

I’ve just treated myself to a few little things on RoseroseShop (finally!). I’m fussy about what I put on my skin, so although I’m drawn to the unique cuteness of Asian beauty products, I’ve been hesitant, not knowing whats in them.  I decided to bite the bullet anyway, and buy Etude House Choco Milk Talk Body Wash, as I’ve become addicted to flavoured milk and milkshakes since my pregnancy, Missing U Panda Peach Hand Cream, and a Holika Holika Poison Red eyeliner pencil – I will review these when they arrive. I paid $27 NZ (including postage) for my haul yesterday, and am looking forward to trying them out!



Manic Panic lipsticks are on sale for $14.90 at Sinister Boutique – to be honest, I haven’t used them in 7 years or so and HATED the crayon-like texture back then, but I’ve been determined to give their new formulas a go, I love their new colours! And the new studded packaging is very cool too.  Plus, Sinister have all the makeup/SFX you need for Halloween, so you can stock up while you’re there.





Despite not having access to Sephora,  I absolutely NEED the Kat Von D Studded Lips mini set in my life! This contains 9 minatures from Kat Von D’s new lipstick collection, in an assortment of colours.  This retails at $39 US which is pretty reasonable (plus postage to NZ though – IF you can even get your hands on it!).  You could try somewhere like Reddit’s Makeup Exchange and see if someone will send it over, but it’s risky 😦 I guess those studded Manic Panic ones might just have to do for now…studlipkit

Finally, Sorbet have released their Christmas products – lots of lovely new things there! I’m eyeing up the Lemon Meringue Pie body wash bar – sounds almost good enough to eat, and costs just $7.50.  They also have cute little Christmas Pud soaps, Christmas tree solid shampoo (‘poo bars’), gift sets and more.

If you sell, or know about, an awesome beauty product that I should be aware of, please email me at artemisjones13 @, or comment here – I’d love to hear from you!

No affiliate links have been used in this post, and all items were selected myself, for no compensation.

I prefer to support companies that are cruelty-free and skin-friendly, but many of the products featured above do not meet this criteria – please do further research before buying if  these factors are very important to you.