Mario Badescu Haul

30 Jan

I saw on Facebook that my friend Yolanda (from Shopping Intervention) had been to Kit Cosmetics and picked up a Mario Badescu product, and she also told me that our other friend Dana (from Blushfully) was a huge fan of the stuff. I had been wanting to try this line of skincare for ages, and when the girls said that the prices had recently been reduced thanks to the strong Aussie dollar, I was hell bent on getting my hands on some MB. So off I headed on Saturday to Kit Cosmetics to get me some goodies!! So here is what I got… 3 products and a small surprise gift with purchase which were cute sample size products.

I had asked Yolanda and Dana what they recommended and they both agreed that the Drying Lotion was a must and Dana loved the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, so I got both these and the Buffering Lotion which the sales assistant said is really good at getting rid of those pesky little ‘under-the-skin-bumps’ that aren’t quite at the surface, which immediately grabbed my attention. She also said it would help get rid of those blind hormonal pimples under the surface… I hate those! So far, I have used the cleansing gel and the buffering lotion and absolutely LOVE them. The cleanser is low foaming and it makes your skin feel clean without the tight feeling. I used the buffering lotion on some small bumps on my cheek area (most likely caused by rubbing sunglasses) and it almost cleared them up overnight, the area was smoother and the bumps reduced. Amazing.

The samples I got were a Super+ Eye Cream sample, a Kit Cosmetics Bronzing Lotion, a sample size of the Mario Badescu cleanser I bought, and an Origins anti-ageing moisturiser.

I’m so glad that I bought these Mario Badescu goodies, I have a feeling I should stock up… as some of these may become permanent fixtures in my skincare routine. The prices for Mario Badescu at Kit Cosmetics are so reasonable now too, the Enzyme Cleansing gel cost me $18.95 and the Buffering Lotion and Drying Lotion are both $26.95.

I popped into Colette Accessories as well and ended up finding this cute neon pink necklace for a bargain price of $7.95! I just had to grab it… and I thought it would look cool underneath the collar of a black sheer top I own. I thought right…

Kit Cosmetics


Brisbane CBD – kit at Myer
Queen St, Brisbane
(07) 3232 0168

Pacific Fair – kit at Myer
Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
(07) 5595 8316


Sydney CBD – kit at Myer Sydney
Pitt Street, Sydney
(02) 9238 9861

Chatswood – kit at Myer Chatswood
Albert Ave, Chatswood
(02) 9412 0463


Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre, Shop G002, 619 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster VIC
(03) 9840 7624

Melbourne CBD kit at Myer
Bourke St. Mall
(03) 9661 1277

kit at Chapel
530 Chapel Street, South Yarra
(03) 9827 5988

Chadstone – kit at Myer
Chadstone Shopping Centre, Dandenong Rd, Chadstone
(03) 9567 6448


Perth CBD – kit at Myer
Murray St, Perth
(08) 9265 5872

Enex100 Perth
Shop H121, 100 St Georges Terrace
(08) 9486 7610


6 Responses to “Mario Badescu Haul”

  1. Rosemary January 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Holy moly! I need to get my butt down to Kit! Those sound like just what I need. Still can’t get rid of stupid blocked pores on my chin *sad face*

    Making an appointment with myself to sort out my skincare. Thanks for the push Sarah 🙂

    • hip&haute January 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

      I think you should give the buffering lotion and the silver powder a try. They are both great at getting down deep into pores and unclogging. Just make sure to replenish your skin with lots of moisture.

      • Lauren January 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

        I bit the bullet and placed an order online… I have tried everything for my cystis and hormonal blind bumps, I am at my wits end. Hope this haul works for you… and me.. and miss slade… xx

        P.S Sarah you have amazing skin…

  2. thebeautydispensary January 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Ive just recently purchased the buffering lotion & I swear its the best product out. It has really really really helped with the congestion that has plagued my jaw line and the big fat whopping zit that pops up every month. I’m in love with it. For once I have found something that actually works! Ive also got my eyes on the silver powder.

  3. a l e x i s (amgoorie) February 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    My oh my im loving my mario badescu products, especially the drying lotion. Really gets rid of those nasty big pimples! I love how its become more affordable now too because of the US$$ 🙂

    Great Haul lovely xx

  4. Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems February 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    I might have to try that buffering gel, i get those little bumps under my eyes and I just hate them. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

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