Anyway, as it's me I wanted to make sure I took full advantage of the drugstore make up (especially items I cannot get hold of here in England) and I have quite the haul for you...
First up is a few bits I picked up from Target and Walmart (side note: I've never been to a Walmart before- it was epic!)
Now that I'm home hindsight has made me want to buy about 6 of the e.l.f. Shine Eraser sheets- they're only $1 (approx 60p) in Target and £1.95 (not including shipping!) in England! I've been using them more recently so I picked up another packet.
The Maybelline Great Lash is something I've been thinking of trying for a while now- I know it has a cult following and it's been around for years. I got it at Walmart for $4.44 (approx. £2.60- it's £4.99 in Boots)
The Maybelline Colour Tattoo eye shadows are another thing I've been interested in for a while- but again I thought they'd be cheaper in the US so I was waiting. I purchased Bold Gold (45) and Tough as Taupe (35) from Walmart for a total of $9.88 (there was a £2 off coupon on the side of one of them) so approx. £3 each (£5 in Boots)
The Taupe shade is quite different to how I expected- it looks far browner in the pot, but comes out quite grey- I wish the US had testers everywhere!
|Bold Gold and Tough as Taupe|
The last 2 items were somewhat impulse buys- The Loreal True Match foundation is actually one of the first drugstore foundations that seems to be the right shade for me (I got C2 Natural Ivory), so obviously I had to get it! I wore it on the day of the wedding and I like it so far- I'm sure I'll post a full review at some point. It was $8.97 (£5.30) in Walmart. The Sally Hansen Hard as Nails was a result of me getting frustrated that every single one of my nails broke the day before, I've not actually used it yet because the day after I bought it we all went to get gel manicures! That was $2.50 (£1.50) in Target.
Finally (in drugstore type products anyway) I stocked up on EOS lip balms!!!
|Such a sweet little flower!|
Yeah... I bought 7 of them.. (I actually bought 8 but gave one to my sister!) I have (clockwise from top!) Strawberry Sorbet, Lemon Drop (the one with SPF 15), Blueberry Acai, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Sweet Mint, Summer Fruit and Pomegranate Raspberry in the middle. They were $2.99 each, and although I've not had the heart to take them out of their packaging yet (it was tempting to rip them all open the second I left the checkout...) I know I will love them! :)
Lastly in terms of make up items, we visited an outlet mall- and I found a make up outlet store! I was very restrained and only bought 1 item- a MAC lipstick!
I picked out a lovely shade- Overtime- because I knew it would be the kind of colour I'd wear a lot, it's a paleish pink that is like the Baby-Barbie pink version of my-lips-but-better. I've worn it a couple of times and I like the formula- it stayed put through a glass of wine!- without feeling too drying, and I really do love the colour! :)
|Ignore the sleepy face, fluffy hair and lazy make up- this was taken just after I got back from work last week!|
I don't think I could never justify the purchase in the UK- they retail at £18 each!- but in the outlet store it was only $12.75 (£8!)
That's finally it for make up, but I also couldn't resist stocking up on some yummy American treats!
For some very annoying reason I can't seem to get hold of peanut butter m&m's- and they are the worlds best ones! I also love the mint ones (I'm a sucker for mint chocolate) and of course Reese's Peanut Butter Cups- I really love them, and so does Dale and my sister so I bought 5 packets! (yep, 2 are gone already!) I must have looked like a right fattie at the checkout- but I can't say I really cared...
I've been on the vague hunt for a new bag for nearly 6 months now- my old one is looking a little sad and old but I tend to be quite fussy (liking pockets, a long enough strap, lots of space, not leather etc.) with bag purchases so I'd not found anything I like- until Target!
It has 3 sections, several pockets, plenty of space for all of
That's actually all for this haul post- there will be a part 2 to follow soon (hint- I spent a lot of time in a Bath and Body Works outlet store)