what i want to buy in australia

It’s the end of February when I’m writing this post, I’m sitting on my bed in Durban, South African. But, by the time you read it I will (hopefully) be in the land of Down Under, also known as Australia! In the past when I travel overseas I always have 1 or 2 items that are must-buys, the rest I just buy as I go along – this method hasn’t served me well because I always end up over spending (always!). You see it’s hard to control yourself when faced with numerous products that aren’t available in South Africa. So for this trip I decided to try out the wish list method and carefully think about what I want to buy before I even get on that plane, here’s to hoping it works out

So my Australia wishlist has a lot of items; I’m certainly not planning to get everything on this list though lordt knows I would love to! And for the first time in a while I’m not really focused on buying tons of makeup (except for Fenty Beauty of course). The list is by no means exhaustive – I have some bits and bobs that I will buy for my family that I haven’t added on here.

australia wishlist

I don’t need much in terms of skincare, I want some stuff from The Ordinary and I want to restock on sheet masks. From The Ordinary, I want some Vitamin C, Retinol & to restock on the peeling solution.

All I wanna say is… Rihanna take all my money! yonke! Since I was last at a Sephora, Fenty Beauty has launched more complexion and lip products, these are my favourite types of their products tbh. I want to buy the concealer, primer, powder and the new lip paints. I’m unsure on whether I should repurchase the foundation in 410 (I own 390 and 410) or buy the Nars Sheer Glow. The Nars one is quite expensive though – so I need to make some tough decisions there. I want to buy the Maybelline Tattoo Brow in the shade dark brown.

Would you believe me if I told you that I last bought a perfume in November 2016? And I use that one every single day! I want to get my perfume collection going, so I’m also planning to buy a perfume probably at Duty Free.


Buying a G7X has been swirling in my mind for a few weeks now. It didn’t help that I filmed a video with Muthoni and we used her G7X and the quality was out of this world! Upon researching prices, it costs around ~R7600 in Aus (about R1500 cheaper than in SA) and I can probably get a 10% refund on the GST (similar to VAT in South Africa) so it will end up being so much cheaper. Look at me trying to make a business case for this camera! lol! We’ll see.

I need a new wallet, the one I currently have is starting to look not so great. I’ve actually become that person who uses 1 wallet a time which is a change from a couple of years ago when I would interchange wallets on a regular basis.

Bits and bobs
In this category I’m keen on getting some stationery (weird, I know), but I’ve recently gotten into bullet journalling and I need to up my stationery game. I also will be getting some stuff for Mpilo.

What type of items are on your wishlist when you travel?

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Yolanda

    I need to do this when I travell. Great idea.

  2. Lungi

    It really helped me so much

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