Friday, 24 May 2013

Florida Haul: Part 2 - Beauty

Hello Chicas!

Time for the second part of my Florida haul! Beauty! I honestly wish beauty products were as cheap here in the UK as they are in America!
If you haven't seen Part 1 click here, I showed all the nail polish I bought!

First of all I went ahead and bought the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. This is the first High end foundation I have ever owned so I'm incredibly excited about this! I've been wanting to try this for a while because it has amazing reviews and also It's prom in 2 weeks and I wanted a good foundation that matched my skin perfectly for it. I went into Nordstrom at the Florida mall and a lovely lady at the counter tried it on me and it was just a really lovely experience. I paid $43 which makes me never want to use it because I never want it to run out!

 NYX blush in Peach and Pinched, Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Coral Reef
I wanted to get a couple NYX blushes because they have great reviews and in the UK you can only get NYX by ordering online so I just decided to wait until I went to the states so I could go into Target and see the colours in person. Peach is a beautiful pigmented peachy pink and Pinched is a gorgeous dusty pink with gold shimmer. I got these for $4.99 each at Target
I've also heard good things about the Revlon Photoready blushes mostly by Essie Button on youtube so I picked one up last minute from Walmart for $10.97 which is a bit more on the pricey side of things but I do really like it. I love coral so this is perfect for me for the Spring and Summer. Its a cream blush but it's sort of powdery at the same time, kind of like a creme to powder type product but it's lovely anyway.

 I decided to get more of the colour tattoos, I bought one at home a while ago but I didn't love love love it. With everyone raving loads about them I decided to try them again and I fell in love. I picked up the colours Barley Branded, Cool Crush, Bad to the Bronze and Inked in Pink

As you can see from the swatches the colours are very highly pigmented and beautiful. Barley Branded is a champagne colour that I know I'm going to wear loads. Cool Crush is so unique, it's part of their limited edition collection and it's sort of Duo Chrome, It's like silver blue and purple, It's so gorgeous! Bad to the Bronze is something I think everyone should own, It's definitely the most raved about one in the collection and I can see why. It's just so perfect for everyday use and like all the colours it looks great by itself or under other eyeshadows. Lastly Inked in Pink is funnily enough a pink, well its a rose goldy pink and I haven't worn it yet but it's really pretty as well. Seriously though if you haven't tried these go get them, like right now. They will change your life.
I got these between target and walmart for $5.94 each

Oh yes it happened! I finally got to try out NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. I can't even tell you how long i have wanted this! I wanted it mostly because MeganHeartsMakeup used to use it All the time in her tutorials so I'm satisfied I finally got it but wish I'd bought more colours. Definitely will be ordering some online in the future! I got this at Target for $4.49

This may be my new favourite mascara. The very hyped up Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara. You can actually by this here from Max Factor (It's the one in the purple tube) but it's rather pricey so I waited until I got to Florida to buy it. I paid $6.94 at target for it and it's £11.99 in Superdrug here. Why do they do that to us British people?!?!
But Basically this is fantastic, It gives length and volume minus clumps and is super dark so what more do you want?

 Lip Balms! I got 2 EOS lip balm because i wanted to try them so much after all the talk! I got Strawberry Sorbet (I think) and Summer Fruit and also got the Maybelline BabyLips in Cherry Me and Pink Punch.
None of these are available in the UK although I'm sure the EOS lip balms are available online somewhere.
These are the maybelline swatches because they give colour too which I LOVE. They are so easy to wear and great for a hint of colour while also moisturising your lips.
The EOS lipbalms were $2.99 from target and the babylips were $2.99 in target and $2.97 in Walmart

 I got 5 lipsticks! 2 of the colour whispers from Maybelline in Pink Possibilities and Coral Ambition, one of the Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral. Rimmel lipstick in Airy Fairy and a L'oreal Caresse is Blushing Sequin
The Colour Whispers were $5.94 from Walmart. I love both the colours but I can't seem to wear Coral Ambition, It just unfortunately doesn't suit me :( I think it's too pale so it just doesn't look good but I will continue to try and wear it! However I love Pink Possibilities It's a great way to wear bright pink without being OTT
The Colour Vivid In Shocking Coral is so beautiful and bright! It's verging on being Neon but I love it. I love bright lips and I can't wait to wear this! This one I got at Publix and I lost the receipt and can't remember how much it was :( Sorry!
I'm constantly searching for a nude lip but continuously failing, I just can't get the right one! I'm still unsure if I like this one but I'm trying to make it work for me because I really want a nude lip for prom so I'm going to experiment with this! This was from Target for $4.94
Lastly the L'Oreal lipstick. I think this is my new favourite lipstick of all time. Its bright without being in your face and it lasts for ages! Its very glossy too so no need for lip gloss! It sort of stains your lips which is why it last so long. It's overall an amazing lip product and I wish I got more of these so I really hope they are released soon in the UK!

 NYX lipgloss in Beige on top and Tea Rose underneath
The other NYX product I wanted to try was their lip glosses. I picked up the ever so famous Beige which is not beige at all but a really pretty pink and I also got Tea Rose which is another lovely pink colour. Beige is more peachy and Tea Rose is more of a pink pink if that makes sense? I love the formulation of these glosses and the smell! They smell like cherries! I got these at target for $4.99 each

Finally Perfume. I don't know if this counts as beauty but I didn't know where else to put it. Its the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh. The bottle is absolutely beautiful and it smells amazing! I'm not good at describing scents so I'm not even going to attempt, all I'm going to say is go smell this if you can!
This is the only thing I didn't buy myself my Mum actually got this for me at the Airport in Glasgow. Thanks Mum!

Well that's everything, I'm chuffed with everything I bought only let down was the Maybelline Colour Whisper in Coral Ambition. Beautiful colour but doesn't suit me. Hope you all are having a wonderful day!


  1. that is an amazing haul! i really want an NYX eye pencil and the maybelline colour whispers, all the american blogs i follow rave about them so much!
    good to see you're back in the blogging world :)

    katy xxx

    1. Thank you! You can buy the NYX pencil online for £4.50! and the maybelline colour whispers have finally been released here! I saw them in superdrug yesterday!
      Thank you I'm glad to be back! haha xx