Haha, I am so clever.
Anyway, here is my Melbourne vacation haul. I went shopping a lot - including Cotton On, Factorie, TopShop, Vic Market, as well as a few vintage shops. Sure a lot of things were more expensive in Australia, but a lot of things were a lot cheaper. Boxing Day didn't hurt, either.
This first one I found at an antique mall on Chapel Street, while scouring the huge place with my mom. I saw so many things that I wanted to take home with me - including some amazing vintage cameras, but they were all over $100, and I wasn't about to spend that much on an old camera that probably doesn't work. But when I saw this compact nestled away in a case, I had to take a look at it and lo and behold - it's a Girl Guide compact!
I have been a lifelong Girl Scout, and my mom actually found me an old Girl Scout handbook, and I love collecting things that are connected somehow.
This one I found at this vintage store in Prahran called Fat Helen's. This place had so many cute things, and the owner was just a doll. She loved us. And even better, a lot of the items in the store was consignment, including this compact. I didn't even realize that the Revlon powder was still in it, but when I opened to find this powdery explosion, I couldn't help but chuckle. I wonder how old this powder is?
Don't worry, it's not like I am going to use it. Ew.
Yes, I definitely did buy the Bloomsbury edition of HP1. These versions look so much nicer than the U.S. versions. I love the font, the artwork, and how the more condensed typography made the book itself smaller. As much as I love feeling like a badass with a giant book, they get heavy and they take up a lot of space. The Bloomsbury edition is just so much classier.
SO MUCH VANILLA.
My dad bought me this perfume at a shop right outside Vic Market, like the day before we left. They had so many lovely scents in this store, and somehow my mother's head didn't explode (she's real sensitive to smells). This fragrance is such a beautiful sweet vanilla, but not a sickly sweet. In the bottle it it quite strong and alcohol-y. The scent doesn't actually hit its full potential until the alcohol has completely dried off on your skin.
To see the rest of what I got in Melbourne, watch my video above.