Top Fathers Day gift ideas at UniHill Factory Outlets

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UniHill Factory Outlets – Janefield Drive, Bundoora
Open 7 days 10am-6pm www.uhfo.com.au

I can’t believe I hadn’t visited this factory outlet til recently! Thanks to UniHill’s bloggers event held last week I was finally able to make it down to Bundoora to check out all the bargains just in time for Fathers Day! The UniHill Factory Outlet was just over 30 minutes drive from the city and situated right off the freeway exit off Plenty rd. I didn’t realise it was that close! Unlike some of the other factory outlets, UniHill has both the retail & eateries and grocery side of things covered so after my little Father’s Day shopping trip, I was also able to get some groceries bought all before heading home.

With up to 70% off fragrances and cosmetics all year long my first stop was Cosmetic Fragrance Direct. Store manager Emma gave such an awesome and detailed run through of some of the top men’s fragrances that I was able to smell the individual top notes and middle notes as she specified them! It was such a nose-opener having someone there to go through the gorgeous scents with such precision.

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Here were some of Emma’s top picks with my fav being the Dolce & Gabbana Sport as its scent makes me think of an active, sporty man who loves to keep fit and toned! 😉

Versace Eros 50ml for $76 – a vibrant fresh scent that mixes both woody and oriental tones of amber, geranium flower and vanilla.
Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men (Sport) 100ml for $75 – watery top notes of grapefruit blended with rosemary and cardamon produce an energetic feel to this scent.
Rochas Man 100ml for $59 – coffee, lavender, amber and sandalwood create a sweet but masculine fragrance.

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Cosmetics Fragrance Direct has something for everyone from discount perfumes to lipsticks, nail polish and beauty items.
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Testers were readily available for all the perfumes making it easy for me to find the ones I liked!IMG_9854

I loved how Cosmetics Fragrance Direct had labels on their testers outlining in detail what each scent was made of.

For the dad who loves video games, I asked EB Games for their top picks and bestsellers. Below are some of the best sellers! I like watching the better half play God of War as it has plenty of puzzles and problem solving obstacles to overcome. 
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How cool is this clear mini basketball ring and ball!? Dads could put it up in the office to keep them awake and energized especially when 3.30-itis is looming!
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I found this wallet from Strandbags that would be a practical and useful pressie for the grandads.
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With spring just around the corner, some comfy shorts and polo shirts and casual footwear would get dad all ready to enjoy the warmer weather whilst spending quality time sporting around with the kiddies. I got so excited to see a Platypus outlet store at UniHill and there were some really good sales for both adults and kids shoes!

Of course there was no way I could visit all these stores and walk past their discounted goodies without having a look for myself and Baby D – how cute are these tiny Adidas kicks!!? 😀

I stopped by Capz to find some cool head gear and also shopped up a storm at Melbourne’s largest Nike Factory store! I also found beautiful DIY inspiration and products at the Kaisercraft store. Sarah and the Unihill Kaisercraft girls run workshops and kids creativity parties there with a card making class being run on Sunday September 1st so click here to book your place.

My last stop saw me filling a whole bag full of letters, stamps and prints for $5 at Typo before resting my feet whilst sipping coffee at Degani Bakery Cafe.

With nice wide walkways and a large, clean baby change room, my first trip to UniHill Factory Outlets will definitely not be my last. Head on over there for some last minute Fathers Day gift shopping. Politix, Aquila, Tarocash, Gloweave, Stafford Direct, Cotton On, Factorie, Espirit and Man to Man are some of fantastic retailers situated at UniHill. With friendly and helpful staff you are sure to find something to suit your man, the occasion and your budget!

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Besides lots of love, hugs and kisses, what will you be giving your dad this Fathers Day?

Be sure to stay tuned for a giveaway coming up soon!

May & June’s Lust Have It beauty boxes

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June’s Lust Have It goodies!

You can probably tell I wasn’t that excited about May’s box since I am only posting it up now – that and there was just a lot going on so I didn’t get the opportunity to blog about it. June’s box on the other hand I only received today and I already can’t wait to try the OPI Nail Apps! I’ll try them out at an engagement party at the end of the month and let you know how it goes! The team at Lust Have It also changed the back of their information/description card making it look very Great Gatsby-esque! 😉

1.  Batiste Dry Shampoo RRP $9.95 200ml This smells absolutely scrumptious! I tried it as soon as I opened the box and am excited to be able to try this dry shampoo as I haven’t had the chance but have heard nothing but good things about it!

2. Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion RRP $29.95 345ml The description on the card for this product reads “This exotic blend of coconut milk, raw honey and exotic nut extracts contains a rich source of natural antioxidants and a bounty of nutrients..” It smells luscious! Can’t wait to try it out after a night time shower! It would’ve been nice if they included the ingredients list with the product.

3. Real Purity Natural Lipstick in Romantic Red RRP USA $15.00 This was another of the goodies I tried as soon as I got my delivery this morning! It is such a stunning color to wear and I’ll post up some pics when I wear it out. It is creamy and smooth to apply.

4. Savi Organic Soothing Cream RRP $27.95 60ml I haven’t tried this cream out yet but the packaging is pretty and it is Australian Certified Organic.

5. Klara H20 Proof Eyeliner RRP $18.00 “Sexy, audacious and totally fashion-forward”. After swatching it on my hand I find this eyeliner to be nicely pigmented and am hoping that it is also long lasting and smudge proof!

6. OPI Nail Aps RRP $19.99 I have used the Sally Hansen nail polish strips and can’t wait to try these OPI apps. Hopefully they’re just as easy to apply and long-wearing.

I haven’t really used any of the May goodies so if you would like to see the description of the contents then click here. The miracle hair treatment looks interesting and I have put Nude By Nature’s pawpaw ointment in my bag ready to use when the time calls for it 🙂

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Mini Priceline haul!

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Make up haul – 2 day 40% off Priceline sale!

2 weeks ago I couldn’t help myself and stopped by Priceline to grab some products that have been on my list for a while – with 40% off all cosmetics I had to restrain myself from buying even more than what I came in for!

 Savvy nail enamel in Dark Cherry, Revlon ColorStay makeup in True Beige, Maybelline’s Color Sensational lip stick in 914 Vibrant Mandarin, Essence Long Lasting creme eye shadow in the color Raise the Curtain For… , Australis Paparazzi Perfect HD Blush in Screen Siren, Face of Australia HD eyebrow kit comes with 2 powders, wax, tweezers and a brush, Sally Hansen’s eyelash curler, Essence black eyeliner and smokey eye brush.

I saw on Instagram all the other Priceline hauls that were bought by other eager shoppers and although I didn’t go too crazy with the amount of items I bought I have thoroughly enjoyed using the ones listed above! Really affordable and great colors and pigmentation. Especially surprised at the Essence creme eye shadow as it lasts all day when you put it on! I use it with a darker matte shade from my Naked Basics palette and it works so well for everyday wear.

Hope you all had a great week and have an even better weekend!

Happy advanced Mother’s Day to all those who live in Australia 🙂

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