Sunday, 31 March 2013

American Haul

Hola Chicas! I'm back, bit jet lagged, but here in body at least. I thought you'd want to see my American/duty free purchases. I didn't go crazy... thanks to the poor exchange rate things weren't so cheap this time.



First of all, I LOVE Sephora. Why o why we don't have them in the UK? They're packed full of amazing beauty brands - premium and high street, I was like as kid in a candy store. In New York it seems like they're on every corner. 
Sephora Times Square - thanks to the cop for blocking my shot!


So many people said I had to check out Tarte blushers so that was the first thing I did. I really wasn't sure which colour to go for (should have done more research before I left) and they were hard to swatch for some reason but with a little help from the assistant I went with Blissful - described as a warm peach but I'd say it's more coral. Full reviews and pictures will of course follow.



I also picked up a Sephora blush Rose Sorbet 16, Cleansing Water and Sephora by OPI nail colour in Havana Dreams.

I went to MAC (of course) but it was hardly any cheaper than the UK so it seemed pointless stocking up. Instead I picked up a couple of things in duty free. Brow Duo in Brunette (£17 in UK Duty Free) and Highlighter in Light Boost ($23 in US Duty Free).

I popped in a few Drug stores to find some bargains and was thrilled to find Wet n Wild. My friend Yessie from Cinnamon and Zoey Kisses sent me some amazing WnW lipsticks and eye shadows in my US swap (haul coming soon I promise). This time I picked up a couple of nail polishes... less than $2 each, what a steal!

I also stocked up on Clinique DDML ($47.50 for two) and treat myself to Repairwear Laser Focus... cos after a week in the Caribbean I figured I'd need some repairing.



So there you have it, I promise reviews, pics and swatches coming soon.
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9 comments:

  1. Those are some really nice things you've gotten. I think I'd stock up like crazy if I went - especially and nail polishes since they seem to be so cheap over there! x

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    1. I'm already wishing I'd bought more nail polishes. I was pretty maxed out with the weight allowance though x

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  2. Oooh you picked up some fab things, I'm going to Florida in 4 weeks so you've really got me excited. I bought Havana dreams the last time I was there and it's such a gorgeous colour, I love it. Hopefully the exchange rate will improve before I go, fingers crossed :)

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    1. Wow, have a great time. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the exchange rate x

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  3. You got some great pics! I really want to try a tarte blush the colour you got is really pretty, I wish they would just bring sephora over here! xo

    Maydoll

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    1. I'll get a proper review of the Tarte blush up soon x

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  4. Ah amazing purchase! I love Sephora <3

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  5. Hey dear)
    nice blog)loves it)
    would you like to follow each other?)

    xoxo Christy

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  6. Great stuff Claire! I'm glad you picked up those WnW polishes since the mint one I sent never made it:( thanks for the mention <3

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